Virginia Beach Native Serves Aboard USS Portland

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Matthew Sanchez, left, from Long Island, New York, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Keizha Vergara, right, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, prepare a cake for the Navy’s 247th Birthday celebration aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), Oct. 12, 2022. Portland is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock homeported in San Diego.

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Devin Kates