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Newsome deployed

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Navy Airman Christopher J. Newsome, son of Miriam C. and Grover L. Newsome of Melbourne, Ark., and his shipmates are in the middle of a scheduled deployment while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge, homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Newsome's ship deployed with USS Ashland, USS Ponce and USS Gonzalez as part of the USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group in support of the global war on terrorism and Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom.

The primary mission of Newsome's ship is to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force by helicopter, landing craft air cushion or amphibious assault vehicle.

Newsome is a 2000 graduate of Melbourne High School and joined the Navy in August 2002.

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