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Your Navy Operating Forward - Normandy, Stockholm, Singapore

05 June 2019

05 June 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. USS Theodore Roosevelt Participates in Exercise Northern Edge 2019

VIDEO | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwT8jCQCKfo
GULF OF ALASKA (May 20, 2019) Sailors launch and recover various aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during Exercise Northern Edge 2019. Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crisis in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Richardson/Released)

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190527-N-UI104-0150 EAST CHINA SEA (May 27, 2019) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Louie Beasley, Jr., from Oklahoma City, signals to the pilot of an SA-330 Puma helicopter to take off from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a personnel transfer prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). Preble is deployed to the U.S 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
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190527-N-UI104-0150 EAST CHINA SEA (May 27, 2019) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Louie Beasley, Jr., from Oklahoma City, signals to the pilot of an SA-330 Puma helicopter to take off from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a personnel transfer prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). Preble is deployed to the U.S 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Bryan Niegel
VIRIN: 190527-N-UI104-0150
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190529-N-GD018-1005 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
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190529-N-GD018-1005 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Amber Smalley
VIRIN: 190529-N-GD018-1005
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190529-N-YF306-0021 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 29, 2019) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff returns to Yokosuka after visiting 11 ports and strengthening partnerships in nine Indo-Pacific nations. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Chase/Released)
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190529-N-YF306-0021 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 29, 2019) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff returns to Yokosuka after visiting 11 ports and strengthening partnerships in nine Indo-Pacific nations. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Chase/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Aaron Chase
VIRIN: 190529-N-YF306-0021

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180530-N-RF825-1093 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 30, 2019) The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system from the ship's fantail during a Killer Tomato live-fire gunnery exercise. Killer Tomatoes, technically referred to as an adrift Navy gunnery target balloon, are used to conduct live-fire training. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/Released)
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180530-N-RF825-1093 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 30, 2019) The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system from the ship's fantail during a Killer Tomato live-fire gunnery exercise. Killer Tomatoes, technically referred to as an adrift Navy gunnery target balloon, are used to conduct live-fire training. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Jason N. Tarleton
VIRIN: 190530-N-RF825-1093

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190529-PW030-1092 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 flies above the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
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190529-PW030-1092 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 flies above the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Tristan Kyle Labuguen
VIRIN: 190529-N-PW030-1092

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190528-N-FV739-047 SINGAPORE (May 28, 2019) The Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) pulls into the Sembawang Wharves in Singapore following its last Pacific Partnership mission stop in Thailand. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security and stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Into-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Veloicaza/Released)
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190528-N-FV739-047 SINGAPORE (May 28, 2019) The Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) pulls into the Sembawang Wharves in Singapore following its last Pacific Partnership mission stop in Thailand. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security and stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Into-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Veloicaza/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Christopher Veloicaza
VIRIN: 190528-N-FV739-047

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190529-N-JX484-081 BALTIC SEA (May 29, 2019) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Dylan Robinson fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
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190529-N-JX484-081 BALTIC SEA (May 29, 2019) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Dylan Robinson fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Mark Andrew Hays
VIRIN: 190529-N-JX484-081

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190525-N-MM912-1249 ARABIAN SEA (May 25, 2019) An SA 330 Puma helicopter assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
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190525-N-MM912-1249 ARABIAN SEA (May 25, 2019) An SA 330 Puma helicopter assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Michael S. Singley
VIRIN: 190525-N-MM912-1249

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190527-N-CL550-0144 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2019) A Tomahawk land attack missile is launched aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during a live-fire demonstration as part of Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN). PACVAN is the first of its kind quadrilateral exercise between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces. Focused on improving the capabilities of participating countries to respond together to crisis and contingencies in the region, PACVAN prepares the participating maritime forces to operate as an integrated, capable, and potent allied force ready to respond to a complex maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released)
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190527-N-CL550-0144 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2019) A Tomahawk land attack missile is launched aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during a live-fire demonstration as part of Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN). PACVAN is the first of its kind quadrilateral exercise between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces. Focused on improving the capabilities of participating countries to respond together to crisis and contingencies in the region, PACVAN prepares the participating maritime forces to operate as an integrated, capable, and potent allied force ready to respond to a complex maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Taylor DiMartino
VIRIN: 190527-N-CL550-0144

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190524-N-TP834-1309 SANTA RITA, Guam (May 24 2019) Sailors assigned to assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 take in a fuel line during a replenishment-at-sea training exercise with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312). CRS-2, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
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190524-N-TP834-1309 SANTA RITA, Guam (May 24 2019) Sailors assigned to assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 take in a fuel line during a replenishment-at-sea training exercise with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312). CRS-2, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
Photo By: Mass Communication Speciallis...
VIRIN: 190524-N-TP834-1309

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190529-N-YH603-1019 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Isaiah Lige, left, and Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Malachi Barnes direct the davit operator to lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 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 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
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190529-N-YH603-1019 ARABIAN SEA (May 29, 2019) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Isaiah Lige, left, and Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Malachi Barnes direct the davit operator to lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 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 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Casey Moore
VIRIN: 190529-N-YH603-1019
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190527-N-JX484-068 STOCKHOLM, Sweden (May 27, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departs Stockholm, Sweden after completing a scheduled port visit. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
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190527-N-JX484-068 STOCKHOLM, Sweden (May 27, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departs Stockholm, Sweden after completing a scheduled port visit. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Mark Andrew Hays
VIRIN: 190527-N-JX484-068

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190527-N-EI510-0112 NORMANDY, France (May 27, 2019) Sailors man the rails of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. This year’s Memorial Day marks the 75th anniversary of World War II highlighting partnerships forged which endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain steadfast in their commitment to European Allies and partners. Mount Whitney, forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners 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 Scott Barnes/Released)
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190527-N-EI510-0112 NORMANDY, France (May 27, 2019) Sailors man the rails of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. This year’s Memorial Day marks the 75th anniversary of World War II highlighting partnerships forged which endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain steadfast in their commitment to European Allies and partners. Mount Whitney, forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners 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 Scott Barnes/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Scott Barnes
VIRIN: 190527-N-EI510-0112

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190531-N-PW030-1100 ARABIAN SEA (May 31, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
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190531-N-PW030-1100 ARABIAN SEA (May 31, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Tristan Kyle Labuguen
VIRIN: 190531-N-PW030-1100

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