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May 19, 2021
Yokosuka, Japan - apt. Mil Yi, Navy Region Japan Chaplain, baptizes the son of Lt. Cmdr. Maryann Stampfli and Lt. Nick Stampfli aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Conducting baptisms aboard Navy ships is a tradition that dates back several hundred years to its origins in the British Royal Navy, where baptisms were carried out in foreign ports or for infants born at sea. Stethem is forward deployed to the 7th Fleet area or responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Rebecca Speer/Released)


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