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    High Altitude Balloon 2023 [Image 1 of 6]

    High Altitude Balloon 2023



    Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson  

    High Altitude Balloon 2023   

    Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 load a rigid hull inflatable boat in preparation to recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Feb. 5, 2023. EODGRU 2 is a critical part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Force that clears explosive hazards to provide access to denied areas; secures the undersea domain for freedom of movement; builds and fosters relationships with trusted partners, and protects the homeland. At the direction of the President of the United States and with the full support of the Government of Canada, U.S. fighter aircraft under U.S. Northern Command authority engaged and brought down a high altitude surveillance balloon within sovereign U.S. airspace and over U.S. territorial waters Feb. 4, 2023. Active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and civilian personnel planned and executed the operation, and partners from the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation ensured public safety throughout the operation and recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyler Thompson)



    Date Taken: 02.05.2023
    Date Posted: 02.07.2023 09:59
    Photo ID: 7620698
    VIRIN: 230205-N-QA919-0007
    Resolution: 2769x1846
    Size: 783.95 KB
    Location: ATLANTIC OCEAN, US

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