PUBLISHED: 2:53 PM on Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Moore assigned to cruiser
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarron T. Moore, son of Frances Matheison of Petersburg and Thomas W. Moore of Portland, Ore., and his fellow shipmates assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay are deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group 9.

Moore's unit conducted undersea warfare training in Hawaii and participated in a passing exercise with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Mobile Bay deployed to conduct maritime security operations in the Western Pacific.

Moore's unit can destroy targets using ship and helicopter launched torpedoes, deck guns, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, rapid-fire close-in weapons, and electronic jammers and decoys.

Moore is a 1995 graduate of Newport High School of Newport, Ore. and joined the Navy in August 1999.