Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) transits through the Strait of Hormuz

200224-N-GR168-1270 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in , the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)
200224-N-GR168-1270 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in , the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1270 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in , the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200225-N-GR168-1783 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)
200225-N-GR168-1783 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200225-N-GR168-1770 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) A UH-1Y Huey helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200225-N-GR168-1745 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) Quartermaster Seaman Olanrewaju Afolabi, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), writes in the deck log on the ship’s bridge, Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200225-N-GR168-1120 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lorenzo Moreno, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), signals to an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), to take off from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200225-N-GR168-1095 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2020) A UH-1Y Huey helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), Feb. 25, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1296 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1270 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in , the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1241 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Yeoman Seaman Cody Below, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), removes a sea painter line from an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1154 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Daniel Lopez, left, trains Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Shala Christian, both assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), on how to move an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in the ship’s boat valley, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200224-N-GR168-1046 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 24, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Shelby Eby, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), signals to a crane operator where to move an 11-meter Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat in the ship’s boat valley, Feb. 24, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200223-N-GR168-1124 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 23, 2020) Ensign Elenore Porter, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), relays course and speed changes to the conning officer on the bridge aboard New York during a sea and anchor detail, Feb. 23, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200223-N-GR168-1114 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 23, 2020) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), stand in formation on the ship’s fo’c’sle during a sea and anchor detail, Feb. 23, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200223-N-GR168-1098 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 23, 2020) Quartermaster Seaman Recruit Ernest Buitron, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), looks through the telescopic alidade on the ship’s bridge wing during a sea and anchor detail, Feb. 23, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200223-N-GR168-1079 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 23, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Curvy Buford, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), lowers the union jack on the ship’s fo’c’sle during a sea and anchor detail, Feb. 23, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200223-N-GR168-1047 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 23, 2020) Seaman Malik Yahya, left, and Seaman Sean Lesane, right, both assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), heave on a mooring line on the ship’s fo’c’sle during a sea and anchor detail, Feb. 23, 2020. New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200212-N-GR168-1088 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb. 12, 2020) An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200212-N-GR168-1061 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb. 12, 2020) An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

0212-N-GR168-1043 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb. 12, 2020) A UH-1Y Huey helicopter, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), flies near the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

200212-N-GR168-1012 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb. 12, 2020) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) transit the Strait of Hormuz in front of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, a part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Lyle Wilkie)

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