SOUDA BAY, Greece — Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Randolph Carman, from Piscataway, New Jersey, conducted sea-and-anchor detail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), in Souda Bay, Greece on March 20, 2021. 

The IKE Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.

With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.