USS Essex Conducts Underway Operations


Sailors stand watch during sea and anchor aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex on Oct. 31, 2021. Essex and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit 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 the Pacific through the western Indian ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson)

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