U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS

180824-N-AG963-1005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug. 24, 2018) Lt. Jesse Gutenberger, Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 2nd Class Hans Lara, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Caleb Southgate, turn the propellers from the flight station of a P-3C Orion aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 while conducting post-maintenance checks. VP-1 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Scott Penman/Released)