U.S. Ships conduct replenishment-at-sea

The Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the U.S. Navy – USNS Charles Drew steams alongside the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier that is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support naval operations and to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, which is connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. The Arabian Gulf, Jan. 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland)