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Chief Information Systems Technician Dushunn Varner from Monroe, La., discusses the ship’s mooring configuration with Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Immanuel Jarrett from Beaufort, aboard the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) during a brief during a brief stop Feb. 6 for fuel and provisions in Balboa, Panama, Feb. 6. Freedom is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Richard Cho.