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Your Navy Operating Forward - Dardanelles Strait, Bosphorus Strait, Strait of Hormuz

23 January 2019

23 January 2019

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

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190115-N-ER806-1086 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) U.S. Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) conduct small boat operations in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 these strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)
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190115-N-ER806-1086 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) U.S. Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) conduct small boat operations in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 these strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Nicholas M. Bauer
VIRIN: 190115-N-ER806-1086

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190115-N-OM854-0516 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190115-N-OM854-0516 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190115-N-OM854-0516

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190120-N-LI081-0002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 20, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Jan. 20, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
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190120-N-LI081-0002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 20, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Jan. 20, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Joseph Miller
VIRIN: 190120-N-LI081-0002

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190119-N-OM854-0067 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 19, 2019) An MH-53E Sea Dragon, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, prepares to land as it transports the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). While aboard, Richardson and Smith engaged with leadership, observed shipboard operations, and reenlisted 22 Sailors in the ship�s hangar bay. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190119-N-OM854-0067 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 19, 2019) An MH-53E Sea Dragon, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, prepares to land as it transports the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). While aboard, Richardson and Smith engaged with leadership, observed shipboard operations, and reenlisted 22 Sailors in the ship�s hangar bay. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190119-N-OM854-0067

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190119-N-JI086-050 DARDANELLES STRAIT (Jan. 19, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea, Jan. 19, 2019. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
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190119-N-JI086-050 DARDANELLES STRAIT (Jan. 19, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea, Jan. 19, 2019. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Ford Williams
VIRIN: 190119-N-JI086-050

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190116-N-LI081-266 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 16, 2019) A Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 17, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
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190116-N-LI081-266 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 16, 2019) A Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 17, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Joseph Miller
VIRIN: 190116-N-LI081-266

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190115-N-GC639-1154 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, from Honeapath, South Carolina, salutes the pilot of a Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), as it approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) while conducting daylight landing qualifications in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France's Marine Nationale, United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The Spruance 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 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
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190115-N-GC639-1154 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, from Honeapath, South Carolina, salutes the pilot of a Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), as it approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) while conducting daylight landing qualifications in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France's Marine Nationale, United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The Spruance 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 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Ryan D. McLearnon
VIRIN: 190115-N-GC639-1154

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190120-N-LI081-0004 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Jan. 20, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Stennis CSG is supporting 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
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190120-N-LI081-0004 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Jan. 20, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Stennis CSG is supporting 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Josep...
VIRIN: 190120-N-LI081-0004
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190115-N-HX510-0113 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
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190115-N-HX510-0113 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 15, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Photo By: MCSA Jarrod A. Schad
VIRIN: 190115-N-HX510-0113
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190119-N-RI884-0332 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 19, 2019) Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) 47, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during well deck operations. Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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190119-N-RI884-0332 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 19, 2019) Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) 47, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during well deck operations. Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Daniel Barker
VIRIN: 190119-N-RI884-0332
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190121-N-IL409-544 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 21, 2019) U.S. Sailors conduct corrosion control maintenance on a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 21, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
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190121-N-IL409-544 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 21, 2019) U.S. Sailors conduct corrosion control maintenance on a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 21, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Joshua Leonard
VIRIN: 190121-N-IL409-544
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190120-N-LI081-0006 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Jan. 20, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Stennis CSG is supporting 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
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190120-N-LI081-0006 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Jan. 20, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Stennis CSG is supporting 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Miller
VIRIN: 190120-N-LI081-0006

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190119-N-WH681-1325 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 19, 2019) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
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190119-N-WH681-1325 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 19, 2019) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Kaitlyn E. Eads
VIRIN: 190119-N-WH681-1325

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190118-N-JI086-176 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 18, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 18, 2019. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
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190118-N-JI086-176 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 18, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 18, 2019. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Ford Williams
VIRIN: 190118-N-JI086-176

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190114-N-ER806-1049 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2019) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), receive pallets of food during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 14, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 these strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)
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190114-N-ER806-1049 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2019) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), receive pallets of food during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 14, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 these strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Nicholas M. Bauer
VIRIN: 190114-N-ER806-1049

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