200618-N-KZ419-1009 ARABIAN GULF (June 18, 2020) Ships from Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and U.S. sail in formation during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three chokepoints, critical to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawson R |  VIRIN: 200618-N-KZ419-1009.JPG