Rhumb Lines: Executing the Maritime Strategy, May 8, 2012   [open pdf - 146KB]

"Around the world, the Navy is executing the core capabilities of the Maritime Strategy; operations from April include:" "The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group anchored off the coast of Chennai, India, for a port visit as part of Exercise Malabar 2012"; "USS Elrod (FFG 55), along with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407, recovered 89 bales of cocaine in support of Operation Martillo in the western Caribbean Sea"; "USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived at Stirling, Australia, as part of its deployment to the western Pacific"; "The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group flew 709 sorties, totaling more than 4,181 hours, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and counter-piracy efforts"; "USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) conducted exchange activities with the Vietnamese People's navy in Da Nang, Vietnam"; and "A P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, assisted in the rescue of nine Taiwanese fishermen, 700 miles off the west coast of Guam."

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