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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 9, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), center, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), sail in formation during a scheduled transit of the Strait of Hormuz. The Nimitz 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 Sea and Pacific Ocean through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. With Nimitz as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staff, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 11, Destroyer Squadron 9, USS Princeton (CG 59) and Carrier Air Wing 17. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Collier)

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Photo by: MC3 Anthony Collier |  VIRIN: 201109-N-FP334-1030.JPG