LTJG Patrick Rupe is pictured with the Courier. He is currently deployed in the North Arabian Sea off the coast of Pakistan as a Naval Flight Officer, flying the F18-F Super Hornet on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The picture of him with the Courier was taken when they were going through the Suez Canal. He is a 2003 graduate of Ottumwa High School. His home station is Virginia Beach, Va.