Jersey City native Norris Snipe, an airman with the US Navy, is serving aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in the Red Sea.

Snipe is assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 as part of the Truman Carrier Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.