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Thomas Heins of Fort Myers serving in the Indian Ocean

by The 100 Companies

Fort Myers’ own Navy Machinist’s Mate Fireman Thomas Heins has found himself a long way from home – approximately 11,000 miles from Florida – on the other side of the globe, serving in the Indian Ocean.

He is on the Essex, flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), which is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with alliances and partners and serve as a ready response force to ensure maritime security and a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

SWFL is proud of your service, Thomas Heins!

Cyndee Woolley, APR, C2 Communications 

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