U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY — Senior officers from U.S. Central Command embarked aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), to meet with the leadership and crew, Nov. 30.

Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addressed the crew during an all hands call on the flight deck while Lt. Gen David Goldfein, commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command addressed the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9.

“Stennis is the lone representative of naval aviation in the U.S. 5th Fleet and we’re grateful to have you and put you to good use,” said Miller during an all hands call.

Afterwards, Miller took questions from the crowd concerning topics ranging from future port visits to the geo-political climate in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

“The all hands call was very informative,” said Personnel
Specialist Seaman Danielle Bender. “We have a better understanding of how important our presence is in the 5th Fleet while serving our country.”

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Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during an all hands call on the flight deck. -photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina

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