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    DESRON 9 Conducts Change of Command [Image 2 of 2]

    DESRON 9 Conducts Change of Command

    201027-N-DQ752-1090 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 27, 2020) Rear Admiral Jim Kirk, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, receives a hand salute from Capt. Elaine Collins as she assumes command of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 from Capt. Todd Whalen during a change of command ceremony on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Oct. 27. DESRON 9, which includes USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cheyenne Geletka/Released)



    Date Taken: 10.27.2020
    Date Posted: 10.27.2020 11:36
    Photo ID: 6403792
    VIRIN: 201027-N-DQ752-1090
    Resolution: 4069x2700
    Size: 3.06 MB
    Location: ARABIAN GULF
    Hometown: HERSHEY, PA, US
    Hometown: NORFOLK, VA, US
    Hometown: SHORELINE, WA, US

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