Sailors Live-Fire In Arabian Gulf
July 15, 2021
July 10, 2021 – Sailors conduct live-fire training with a M2 machine gun aboard expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Arabian Gulf. Lewis B. Puller is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
The Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship class is highly flexible that may be used across a broad range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD) class. Acting as a mobile sea base, they are part of the critical access infrastructure that supports the deployment of forces and supplies to provide prepositioned equipment and sustainment with flexible distribution.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth.