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Photo: Tucson sailor swabs jet

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Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lee/U.S. Navy

Seaman Rene Romero, a Tucson native, cleans the canopy of Navy fighter jet on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan. The tempered glass canopy of the F/A-18E Super Hornet, belonging to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, is cleaned daily.

The aircraft carrier is on patrol in the Philippine Sea, participating in Exercise Keen Sword 17, a training exercise that includes the U.S. military and the Japan Self Defense Force.

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