7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait

11 March 2021
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on March 10 (local time) in accordance with international law.

 The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows.

USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait
SLIDESHOW | 5 images | 210310-N-SS350-1115 TAIWAN STRAIT (March 10, 2021) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)
USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait
SLIDESHOW | 5 images | 210310-N-SS350-1073 TAIWAN STRAIT (March 10, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait, March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)
USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait
SLIDESHOW | 5 images | 210310-N-SS350-1046 TAIWAN STRAIT (March 10, 2021) Lt. j.g. Daniel Vossler, from Bremerton, Wash., uses binoculars to search for surface contacts from a bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)
USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait.
SLIDESHOW | 5 images | 210310-N-SS350-1041 TAIWAN STRAIT (March 10, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait, March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)
USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait..
SLIDESHOW | 5 images | 210310-N-SS350-1022 NORTH CHINA SEA (March 10, 2021) Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth Larson, from Porter, Texas, assigned to the “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, signals to the pilots in an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)

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