140511-N-KE519-005

140511-N-KE519-005MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 11, 2014) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Vella Gulf is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/Released)