By Lt.Cmdr. Sandra Arnold, TF 51/5 ─ U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.

Alligator Dagger, led by Naval Amphibious Force, TF51, is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities both afloat and ashore.

From Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 Public Affairs — (NNS) — Pacific Ocean.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the U.S.7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 23, to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and port visits. 

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Campbell — (DoD News) — Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan — October 27, 2017.

To improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency, squadrons should complete at least five successful movement-to-contact scenarios with tankers every 180 days.

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Abrey D. Liggins II Marine Expeditionary Force — (DoD News) — Camp Lejeune, North Carolina — October 27, 2017.

Marines, sailors and coalition forces are working as one to demonstrate and increase combined arms operational proficiency during the naval amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 17.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder — (NNS) — Arabian Gulf — October 25, 2017.

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 25, after concluding operations in U.S. 5th Fleet. 

Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées — Audition de l’amiral Christophe Prazuck (CEMMN) — Paris, le 11 octobre 2017.

Le métier de marin se différencie de plus en plus du métier des « terriens ». Par construction, l’absence et l’éloignement de la famille sont importants, de même que la rupture du lien numérique, ce qui pose problème aux jeunes marins qui nous rejoignent.