Petty officer serves aboard NATO flagship


Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David W. Garver is participating in a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas aboard the destroyer USS John Rodgers.

The destroyer is the flagship for NATO's Standing Naval Force Atlantic, an international task force of ships from different NATO countries.

In the Adriatic Sea, the ship helped enforce the international arms embargo against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The ship was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award in February for the crew's outstanding performance in a variety of mission areas.

Petty Officer Garver is the son of Linda L. Shell of Winfield. He joined the Navy in June 1985.


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