A Day in the Life of USS Jason Dunham

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 20, 2018) The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) operates in the Gulf of Aden at dawn. Jason Dunham 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Joseph Dioso/Released)
GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 20, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Parker Thompson, assigned to the ÒVipersÓ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 48), provides over-watch security from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for a visit, board, search and seizure team to inspect a suspect dhow as part of maritime security operations with the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 20, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Parker Thompson, assigned to the ÒVipersÓ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 48), provides over-watch security from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter as part of maritime security operations with the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 20, 2018) A visit, board, search and seizure team on rigid-hulled inflatable boats inspect a suspect dhow as part of maritime security operations with the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham 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 the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)