190527-N-ZZ999-001.JPG Photo By: Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Joe Pantoja

May 27, 2019
ENGLISH CHANNEL - 190527-N-ZZ999-0001 ENGLISH CHANNEL(May 27, 2019) – U.S. Sailors stand in formation before a 21 gun salute aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. This year’s Memorial Day marks the 75th anniversary of World War II highlighting partnerships forged which endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain steadfast in their commitment to European Allies and partners. Mount Whitney, forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.


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