191021-N-KZ419-1074 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN, Bahrain (Oct. 21, 2019) International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019 staff members pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of 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 1st Class Daniel H |  VIRIN: 191021-N-KZ419-1074B.JPG