Marines assigned to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), receive a brief in preparation for a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training event aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) off the coast of Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 15, 2020. New York, with embarked 26th MEU, 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 Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.