191021-N-KZ419-1055 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN, Bahrain (Oct. 21, 2019) Rear Adm. Doug Beal, vice commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces, speaks during the opening ceremony of International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019. IMX 2019 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-el-Mandeb through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth/Released)

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Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawson R |  VIRIN: 191021-N-KZ419-1055.JPG