Navy Chief Petty Officer Eleuterio Roman, left, and Lt. Steve Hartley, monitor screens on board the USS Freedom as it nears Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday, March 11, 2013. The USS Freedom

 

              Navy Chief Petty Officer Eleuterio Roman, left, and Lt. Steve Hartley, monitor screens on board the USS Freedom as it nears Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday, March 11, 2013. The USS Freedom
Navy Chief Petty Officer Eleuterio Roman, left, and Lt. Steve Hartley, monitor screens on board the USS Freedom as it nears Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday, March 11, 2013. The USS Freedom, which is stopping in Hawaii on its way to a deployment to Singapore, has advantages its bigger siblings lack. It is small enough to move among the many islands and shallow waters lining the extensive coastlines of Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)