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Covington sailor serves on the USS Mason
Covignton sailor
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lasheba James/Released)

ARABIAN SEA - Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Christian Dempsey, from Covington, shoots a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). 

Mason is prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region.