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210608-N-N0748-1010 GULF OF ADEN (June 8, 2021) – Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Garcia, assigned to Embarked Security Intelligence Team 11, deployed with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), relays information on a radio during rescue operations for the crew members of a motor vessel Falcon Line, which sank in the Gulf of Aden, June 8. Patuxent 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Electronics Technician 3rd Class Joshua Mazon)
210608-N-N0748-1068 GULF OF ADEN (June 8, 2021) - Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Magezi Johnson and Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Gurney White, assigned to Embarked Security Intelligence Team 11, deployed with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), serve hot meals to rescued crew members from motor vessel Falcon Line, while underway in the Gulf of Aden, June 8. Patuxent 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Garcia)
210608-N-N0748-1002 GULF OF ADEN (June 8, 2021) - Crew members of a motor vessel Falcon Line climb aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during rescue operations in the Gulf of Aden, June 8. Patuxent 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo)
210602-A-UN662-1854 ARABIAN GULF (June 2, 2021) – Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) refuels an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, in the Arabian Gulf, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-UN662-1776 ARABIAN GULF (June 2, 2021) – An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, refuels on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) in the Arabian Gulf, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-UN662-1679 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (June 2, 2021) – Lt. Peter Fulton, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, conducts pre-flight maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-UN662-1653 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (June 2, 2021) – Lt. Peter Fulton, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, conducts pre-flight maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-UN662-1652 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (June 2, 2021) – Lt. Peter Fulton, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, conducts pre-flight maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-UN662-1636 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (June 2, 2021) – Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Daniel Sawitsky, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, conducts pre-flight maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 2. HSC-26 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wheeler Brunschmid)
210602-A-MU580-1215 ARABIAN GULF (June 2, 2021) – A Sailor assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 participates in a live-fire exercise as part of an air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, June 2. CTF 56 commands and controls the employment of tactical Navy expeditionary combat forces in order to maximize U.S. 5th Fleet’s lethality throughout the maritime domain utilizing eight task groups whose missions range from explosive ordnance disposal and salvage diving, Army civil affairs, Naval construction forces and expeditionary logistics support, maritime interdiction operations and maritime security, and embarked security teams. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zion Thomas)
210602-A-MU580-1136 ARABIAN GULF (June 2, 2021) - Patrol boat USCGC Adak (WPB 1304), left, and patrol coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) operate in formation during an air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, June 2. Adak and Tempest are 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical choke points to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zion Thomas)
210602-A-MU580-1061 ARABIAN GULF (June 2, 2021) - Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 deploy a “killer tomato” inflatable target during a live-fire exercise as part of an air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, June 2. CTF 56 commands and controls the employment of tactical Navy expeditionary combat forces in order to maximize U.S. 5th Fleet’s lethality throughout the maritime domain utilizing eight task groups whose missions range from explosive ordnance disposal and salvage diving, Army civil affairs, Naval construction forces and expeditionary logistics support, maritime interdiction operations and maritime security, and embarked security teams. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zion Thomas)
210525-N-KZ419-1070 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) Maggie Nardi, Chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, delivers remarks during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25. NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
210525-N-KZ419-1216 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) Staff Sgt. Mike Fontaine, left, assigned to Commander, Task Force 56, speaks with Chris Williams, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Humanitarian Assistance Adviser, about natural disaster response during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25. CTF NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
210525-N-KZ419-1129 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) Al Gembara, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Humanitarian Assistance Adviser to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), delivers remarks during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25.  NAVCENT in Manama, Bahrain is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
210525-N-KZ419-1026 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Humanitarian Assistance Advisers, Adam Tousley, left, and Chris Williams, watch a presentation about natural disasters during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25.  NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
210525-N-IO414-1237 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) Personnel from the Bahrain Defense Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Embassy in Bahrain and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Humanitarian Assistance Advisers discuss a case study during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25. NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Alexander Crouch)
210525-N-IO414-1178 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 25, 2021) Personnel from the Bahrain Defense Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Embassy in Bahrain and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Humanitarian Assistance Advisers watch a presentation about U.S. Army civil affairs capabilities during a Humanitarian Operations Workshop hosted by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and USAID in Manama, Bahrain, May 25. NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area that includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Alexander Crouch)
210524-N-KC128-0227 HANNOUSH, Lebanon (May 24, 2021) – Members of the Lebanese Armed Forces operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat during an unmanned underwater vehicle mine-searching demonstration with Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 52 as part of exercise Resolute Union 21 in the Mediterranean Sea, May 24. Resolute Union 21 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and Lebanese Armed Forces to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)
210524-N-KC128-0003 HANNOUSH, Lebanon (May 24, 2021) – Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 52 load an unmanned underwater vehicle aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a mine-searching demonstration with members of the Lebanese Armed Forces as part of exercise Resolute Union 21 in Hannoush, Lebanon, May 24. Resolute Union 21 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and Lebanese Armed Forces to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)