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C5F’s Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise Concludes

U.S. Navy and coalition assets completed the U.S. 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise, Sept. 18.

The multi-faceted exercise was conducted to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

“Cooperative security ensures cooperative prosperity, and these collective exercises conducted with our partners and allies allow us to practice the full spectrum of naval operations,” said Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet. “This demonstration of naval maneuver, posture and partnership reassures the international community that we will ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, anywhere, anytime.”

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