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An explosive ordnance disposal technician conducts hoist training operations in the Arabian Gulf.
200903-N-KZ419-1056.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawson Roth

Sep 14, 2020
ARABIAN GULF - ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 3, 2020) An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 is hoisted from a Mark VI patrol boat into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during hoist training operations in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 3, 2020. CTF-56 and HSC-26 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and conduct mine warfare 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 chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)


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