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Seaman Andrew Johnstone, a search-and-rescue swimmer, simulates man overboard recovery procedures aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay. (Photo/Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez for the Navy)

For years, the U.S. military’s hometown news service sent photos and write-ups to small town newspapers across the country. It was a great way for local families to see what their men and women in uniform were up to in various parts of the world.

With the rise of digital distribution channels, the names have changed, but the mission has remained the same: Let the folks back home know how members of the military are doing at work.

Johnstone is lifted out of the water onto the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay after simulating a man overboard recovery procedure. (Photo/Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez for the Navy)Recently, we received a few of these photos from the Navy Office of Community Outreach, and while that’s not technically “business news,” the U.S. military, defense contractors, the coastline and the port certainly fall within the wheelhouse of what matters to the local economy.

So here are a couple of photos of Seaman Andrew Johnstone, a search-and-rescue swimmer for the Navy from Charleston.

Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez took the photos of Johnstone simulating “man overboard” recovery procedures in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Rodriguez and Johnstone were serving aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay in waters south of Japan when the photos were taken.

Sharing these photos helps the Navy and the families who support their mission across the world. When we get more photos, we’ll pass them along.

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