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Operations Specialist 2nd Class Shane Phillips provides air control for F-35B Lighting II aircraft, assigned to the
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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2018) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Shane Phillips provides air control for F-35B Lighting II aircraft, assigned to the "Avengers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) while participating in Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. Led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Expedition Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic chock points. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)

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