Tridents Above

Posted 22 April 2012
Photo by MCS3 Tim D. Godbee

A P-3C Orion crew assigned to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) flies over a formation of ships during operations in the Arabian Gulf on 22 April 2012. The ship formation includes the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104) and the attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) as well as ships and submarines from partner nations including Great Britain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Crews and aircraft from VP-26, which is known as the Tridents, were deployed from NAS Jacksonville, Florida, to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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