First Visit by U.S. Warship to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base
BERENICE, Egypt (August 12, 2021) – Capt. Joseph Baggett, commanding officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), left, Vice Adm. Ahmed Khaled Hassan Saeed, commander of the Egyptian Naval Force, center, and Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), far right, walk together during a tour of the ship in Berenice, Egypt, Aug. 12. Monterey 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Palmer)

Photo by: Seaman Apprentice Chelsea Palmer |  VIRIN: 210812-N-WQ732-1099B.JPG