3 Naval Strike Groups in Gulf, 17,000 Marines

uss-stennis-uss-bonhomme-richard-uss-nimitz.jpgThe USS Stennis and other ships sailed through the Strait of Hormuz unannouced today, putting the largest fleet of US Naval strike forces in the Gulf of Oman since 2003. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) are side by side in the photo, each is the flagship of a different naval strike group. The 9-ship force includes landing ships carrying 17,000 Sailors and Marines.

Story at MyWay.

4 Replies to “3 Naval Strike Groups in Gulf, 17,000 Marines”

  1. They don’t mention the Stennis is under the command of a Muslim born in Pakistan. Does it matter??? May 15 at Military.com

  2. Apparently, when the Iranians issued their warning to Israel today about staying out of Lebanon, the Iranians failed to take a look out of their west windows! Like I always say, when you spend most of your day squatting, bowing and rubbing your forehead in one direction, serious stuff can bite your ass from the OTHER direction. : )

    Light ’em up, fellas

  3. Thanks for stopping by folks, and to answer you Carol, I don’t think it matters, if he’s reached command rank in the Navy he’s one of the good guys.

  4. Carol,

    Just wanted to clarify things regarding your comment. I just read a piece over at Reuters and the Muslim commander you speak of is a commander of an aircraft squadron aboard the USS Stennis – he is not at the command of the Stennis. The article does go on to say that Khan (the squadron commander) doesn’t believe the jihadists have any right to do what they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Anyway, just wanted to point out that he is quite a ways down the chain of command on the USS Stennis and I trust the Navy.

    Here’s the link to the article.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSL2342291620070523

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