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Saudi Arabian Leaders Embark Harry S. Truman

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS151221-01
Release Date: 12/21/2015 8:31:00 AM

By USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs

RED SEA (NNS) -- Military leaders from Saudi Arabia embarked deployed aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Dec. 15, to build upon a strong partnership between the nations.

U.S. Navy Capt. Richard Brawley, commodore, DESRON 28, said the partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia demonstrates our combined commitment to the security and stability of the region.

'Having our allies on board allows us to show our regional partners what we bring to the fight,' Brawley said. 'Our long-standing history of interoperability plays a major role in the maritime security of the area.'

Maritime security operations complement counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations. These operations seek to disrupt violent extremists' use of the maritime environment as a venue to launch attacks or to illegally transport personnel, weapons or other material.

Recently led by the Royal Saudi Navy, several nations to include the U.S., successfully conducted sustained coordinated maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, created for improving collective intelligence in the area and curbing illegal maritime activity.

'Our partnership is important for the peace and stability of the region,' said Brawley. 'We can achieve shared goals by working effectively together.'

An enduring U.S. presence here demonstrates a long-standing commitment to the partnership among regional partners.

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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