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Officers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) stand watch as the ship conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (July 25, 2018) Cmdr. Pat Eliason, right, executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), stands watch with Lt. Dan Stayton, middle, and Ensign Ryan Slaughter as the ship conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz alongside the roll-on/roll-off and container ship MV Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679). The Sullivans is 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Daphne White/Released)

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