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U.S. 5th Fleet Sailors Celebrate Navy’s 242nd Birthday
171013-N-YB753-282.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Morales

Oct 14, 2017
Manama, Bahrain - U.S. 5th Fleet Master Chief James Honea delivers remarks as the guest speaker during the 2017 Navy Ball in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Manama, Bahrain. The Navy celebrates its 242nd birthday with this year’s theme being “Sea Power to Protect and Promote.” U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.


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