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180426-N-RI884-0621.JPG Photo By: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released

SASEBO, Japan - 180426-N-RI884-0621 SASEBO, Japan (April 26, 2018) Aviation Electronics Mate 1st Class Nathan Stiverson, from Fort Wayne, Ind., greets his son as the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returns to Sasebo following a routine patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. Wasp, which served as the flagship for the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, has been operating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit for nearly two months, building interoperability with Marine counterparts and proficiency in F-35B Lightning II flight operations.


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