Month: January 2021

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Operation Earnest Will: F-14 Role in Escorting Oil Tankers

During the 1987 deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61), the battle group spent several months in the northwest portion of the Indian Ocean, known as the North Arabian Sea, supporting oil tanker escort under Operation Earnest Will [note 1]. The actual tanker escort was carried out by US Navy surface combatants such as…
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