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        Xavier Williams, 18, of Oceanside, Calif., took
        the oath of enlistment for service in America’s
        Navy at Navy Talent Acquisition Group
        (NTAG) San Antonio headquarters.

         Williams, a 2020 graduate of Reagan High
        School in San Antonio, will attend recruit
        training in March with follow-on training as
        an information systems technician (IT). “I
        joined the Navy to continue my family’s legacy
        of service and to protect my country,” said
        Williams. The oath was administered by his
        mother, Lt. Cmdr. Tsion Williams, of Fresno,
        Calif., department head, “C” School Programs
        assigned to Navy Medicine Training Support
        Center. “I am excited for him and for the career
        path he has chosen,” said William’s mother,
        who served as a Navy corpsman. “Although his
        path is different from my own, I know he will
        serve honorably.”
        In the Navy, information technology plays
        an important role in everything from   including network administration, database   more than 34 Navy Recruiting Stations and
        electronic mail systems, to shipboard control   management and computer hardware and   Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread
        systems, to special intelligence (SI) systems.   software implementation. NTAG San Antonio’s   throughout 144,000 square miles of Central
        Navy IT specialists are enlisted Sailors who   area of responsibility includes two Talent   and South Texas territory. (U.S. Navy Photo by
        engage in a broad range of responsibilities,   Acquisition Onboarding Centers which manage   Burrell Parmer, NTAG San Antonio/Released)

                                                                         OPERATIONS SPECIALIST 3
                                                                         CLASS JAKE BACTAD
                                                                         Jake is from Oceanside, Calif., establishes
                                                                         communication with the foc’s’le from the bridge
                                                                         wing aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile
                                                                         destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) prior
                                                                         to a replenishment-at-sea. McCain is assigned to
                                                                         Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s
                                                                         largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S.
                                                                         7  Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo
                                                                         by Mass CoWmmunication Specialist 2nd Class
                                                                         Markus Castaneda)

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