In the Service

In the Service

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael T. White, son of Shirley A. White, of Edison, and his fellow sailors welcomed Maj. Gen. Graham Lamb aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 27.

Lamb, third United Kingdom Division Commander and head of coalition forces in southeast Iraq, visited Enterprise, home ported in Norfolk, Va., to discuss cooperation between the U.S. and coalition forces and to get a firsthand look at carrier operations.

Lamb commended White, along with the 5,000 other sailors aboard Enterprise, for providing much-needed support to ground troops in Iraq.

Carriers like USS Enterprise are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.

White’s ship provides close air support to ground units in Iraq as part of the Navy’s 5th Fleet.

White is a 1979 graduate of Weequahic High School, Newark and joined the Navy in July 1985.

Marine Corps Pvt. Marc D. Wenson, a 2003 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Metuchen, recently reported for duty with Marine Corps Detachment, Monterey, Calif.