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Dec 19, 2018
MANAMA, Bahrain - 181219-N-QS318-1107 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 19, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. Jon-Andrew Anderson-Ingebrigtsen, commanding officer of Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Chinook (PC 9), addresses his crew during a change of command ceremony. The U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses nearly 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 region 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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