In this Oct. 16, 2012 photo, Third Class Petty Officer Brian Stankowitz, from Trenton, New Jersey, poses for a portrait onboard the USS Underwood in international waters near Panama. I

 

              In this Oct. 16, 2012 photo, Third Class Petty Officer Brian Stankowitz, from Trenton, New Jersey, poses for a portrait onboard the USS Underwood in international waters near Panama.  I
In this Oct. 16, 2012 photo, Third Class Petty Officer Brian Stankowitz, from Trenton, New Jersey, poses for a portrait onboard the USS Underwood in international waters near Panama. In October, the 30-year-old ship was patrolling the Caribbean waters off Panama, as part of a multi-national effort to hit illicit trafficking routes on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. The deployment was the Underwood’s last voyage, with 10 other U.S. Navy ships scheduled to be decommissioned early next year. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)