Bright Star 2018
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nathan Medich, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), participates in visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard the Egyptian Naval Force guided-missile frigate Sharm El-Sheikh (FFG 901) during Exercise Bright Star 2018. Bright Star is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt focused on responding to modern-day security scenarios. U.S. Navy and coalition assets are participating in numerous exercises, such as Bright Star, as part of the greater Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Kle |  VIRIN: 180910-N-UY653-172.JPG