Local sailor in Arabian Sea
US MILITARY. Netcong's Darien Johnston is with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed to the USS 5th Fleet securing stability in the Central Region.


ARABIAN SEA (July 1, 2019) Electrician's Mate Fireman Apprentice Darien Johnston, from Netcong, N.J., plays Dungeons & Dragons during an event hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) in the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darcy McAtee/Released)

ARABIAN SEA. Electrician's Mate Fireman Apprentice Darien Johnston, from Netcong, plays Dungeons & Dragons during an event hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) in the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darcy McAtee/Released)