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USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), returns from supporting the largest NATO exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024.
230306-N-OW182-112.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Porsha T

Naval Station Norfolk - USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), returns from supporting the largest NATO exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024. During Steadfast Defender, Gunston Hall operated alongside Italian amphibious ships and a French Frigate. Gunston Hall carried out high-end amphibious operations with embarked French, Finnish and Swedish forces, all while under an Italian Amphibious Task Force, operating in Norwegian waters in the High North. The ship and crew demonstrated U.S. steadfast commitment to NATO and the U.S. Navy’s ability to integrate with Allied forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Porsha Thompson)


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