The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Jan. 20, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

 

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller

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