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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Tompkins, a 2004 Shiloh High School graduate from Snellville, Ga

Snellville, Ga., native serves aboard USS Cole

NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Tompkins, a 2004 Shiloh High School graduate from Snellville, Ga., is serving on one of the world’s most advanced warships, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

SAN DIEGO (April 23, 2014) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Malikia Greene, from Dacula, Ga., tightens a clamp on an arresting gearwire aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado.

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“Why being there matters”

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time.