The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), left, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transit the Strait of Hormuz ahead of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) April 3, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gary Jayne III)

Photo by: Cpl. Gary Jayne III |  VIRIN: 200403-M-IR130-1003.JPG