Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliaries) Fireman Jason Buffi, from Delran, assigned to the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786), poses for a portrait on the pier at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
‘I joined the Navy to follow in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps,’ said Buffi. ‘I love the adventure of being part of an elite community. There’s no real way to prepare for qualifications on subs but just always try to keep learning. As boring as it might seem sometimes, you’re definitely improving at your job.’