180827-N-GX781-0019 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Aug. 27, 2018) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Lester Jones tracks the distance to the pier as the Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) pulls in to Cartagena, Colombia for a scheduled port visit. The ship is on deployment supporting Southern Seas, which is an annual collaborative deployment in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility where a task group will deploy to conduct a variety of exercises and multinational exchanges to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relations

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180827-N-GX781-0019 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Aug. 27, 2018) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Lester Jones tracks the distance to the pier as the Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) pulls in to Cartagena, Colombia for a scheduled port visit. The ship is on deployment supporting Southern Seas, which is an annual collaborative deployment in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility where a task group will deploy to conduct a variety of exercises and multinational exchanges to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relationships with countries throughout the region through joint, multinational and interagency exchanges and cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston)