Petty Officer 2nd Class Precious Varilla is currently serving in the United Stated Navy aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4). USS Boxer is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, ships in class are the largest amphibious warships in US Navy.
According to US Navy Office of Community Outreach, Varilla is a graduate of Montesori DeSagrada Familia High School and a native of Bulacan, Philippines. She is a dental technician.
“I have learned the importance of loving your job,” said Varilla. “If you love what you do everyday, your production and quality of work improves.”
US Navy Office of Community Outreach said USS Boxer is an amphibious assault ship that resembles a small aircraft carrier.
According to US Navy, approximately 3,000 Sailors and Marines serve aboard the ship and their jobs are highly specialized, requiring both dedication and skill. The jobs range from maintaining engines to handling weaponry along with a multitude of other assignments that keep the ship mission-ready at all times.
Boxer is armed with two semi-active radar-guided NATO Sea Sparrow missile systems for anti-air warfare protection, two rolling airframe missile systems and two Phalanx close-in weapon-system mounts to counter threats from low-flying aircraft and close-in small craft.