Alpha Co, BLT 1/1 exterior clearing aboard USS Portland
ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 7, 2021) Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Wells, a rifleman assigned to Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), posts security on the flight deck during an interior and exterior clearing exercise aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), Oct. 7. Portland and the 11th MEU are 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 Lance Cpl. Patrick Katz/Released)

Photo by: Lance Cpl. Patrick Katz |  VIRIN: 211007-M-PO838-1169B.JPG