USS Frank Cable Arrives in U.S. 5th Fleet
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS - USS Frank Cable arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations August 5.
The Frank Cable team, consisting of more than 500 Sailors and civilian mariners, is currently on deployment to provide vital flexibility to the fleet commanders, extending the range and impact of U.S. naval forces.
Commanded by Capt. Drew St. John, Frank Cable will be positioned to provide support services as needed to forward-deployed naval forces.
"I'm extremely proud of the Sailors and civilian mariners aboard Frank Cable," said St. John. "They have worked hard to ensure we arrive ready to provide vital flexibility to the fleet commanders, extending the range and impact of U.S. naval forces. It is definitely a privilege for us to operate in this dynamic region. We are looking forward to supporting the regional commander in providing a flexible, adaptable and persistent force.”
Frank Cable departed its homeport in Guam June 6 for a scheduled deployment. While transiting to U.S. 5th Fleet, Frank Cable made port visits in Puerto Princesa and Cebu, Philippines, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory and Goa, India, performing several community relation events designed to deepen the crew’s understanding of other cultures and built friendships with people living in host nations.
The U.S. 5th Fleet AOO encompasses 2.5 million square miles of water and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.
USS Frank Cable is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AOOs to conduct maintenance and support deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. For more information on the USS Frank Cable, find us on Facebook at USS Frank Cable (AS 40), or http://www.csp.navy.mil/frankcable.