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Albany Surfaces in the Gulf of Oman

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN-753) participated in a Multilateral Undersea Warfare (USW) exercise conducted in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. The exercise's objective was to promote Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) interoperability between the United States, coalition, and other multinational forces operating in the region. Albany is the third improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine and the first submarine to bear this name.

Photo of USS Albany Photo caption below
Sonar Technician 3rd Class Russell Franklin stands security watch on a 50-caliber machine gun, while Sonar Technician 3rd Class Aaron Getz scans the port's channel, as the guided
missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74) gets underway. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer also participated in the Multilateral Undersea Warfare (USW) exercise.