Miami sailor serves aboard USS Ashland

photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 02, 2019) – Information System Technician Seaman Stefan Urscheler, from Miami, Fla., fires an M4 carbine during a Navy Handgun Qualifications Course (NHQC) on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy)