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Japan-based sailor is 1st Filipino-American to re-enlist in Philippine Sea

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trevor Scudder, a Filipino-American assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, re-enlists while afloat in the Philippine Sea, Sunday, June 10, 2018.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 15, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A sailor serving aboard the USS Chancellorsville has become the first Filipino-American to re-enlist in the Philippine Sea, according to the Navy.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trevor Scudder, an operations specialist assigned to the Yokosuka-based guided-missile cruiser, took the oath on June 10 while afloat in the sea in his search-and-rescue gear.

The Chancellorsville has been participating in Malabar 2018 — a nine-day training exercise on land and at sea with India and Japan that was scheduled to wrap up on Saturday — along with fellow cruiser USS Antietam, the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold and the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force both sent three ships.

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