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150220-N-ZZ145-8130.jpg Photo By: MC2 Matthew Cole

May 19, 2021
130316-N-ER662-139 SUEZ CANAL (March 16, 2013) Command Master Chief Raymond Charest, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), begins his leg of the Running of the Ditch, a ship relay throughout the entire 101-mile Suez Canal transit. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)


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