230806-M-NF490-1029 SUEZ CANAL (Aug. 6, 2023) A U.S. Navy sailor from USS Bataan (LHD 5) stands watch as the amphibious assault ship transits the Suez Canal with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Aug. 6, 2023. Components of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 24th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region.

Photo by: Cpl. Nayelly Nieves-Nieves |  VIRIN: 230806-M-NF490-1029.JPG