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Statement | March 22, 2024

U.S. Navy Sailor missing in the Red Sea


On the afternoon of March 20 (AST), a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard USS Mason (DDG 87) was reported missing at sea while conducting operations in the Red Sea. Search and recovery operations were conducted and have concluded.

Out of respect for the service member’s family and in accordance with DoD policy, the name of the Sailor will be withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notifications have been completed. USS Mason, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F) area of operations, is assigned to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.