US 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 8, 2013) Sailors form up on the forecastle of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) for the ship’s change of command. Mobile Bay, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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