USS Ross (DDG 71) 5-inch Gun Exercise During Exercise African Lion 2021

MOROCCO (June 14, 2021) A Mark 45 5-inch gun fires aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) off the coast of Morocco during African Lion 2021, June 14, 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together to enhance readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise that employs a full array of mission capabilities to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Claire DuBois/Released)

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