Stock Photo Description: PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 6, 2008) Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Laura Vasher stick welds metal aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Hull maintenance technicians receive special training on different types of welds and brazing. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole). Stock photography by Department of Defense Public Domain.