Alumni Update: LTJG Natalia Widulinski ’08 and Capt. Alex Banks ‘08
After an 8.5 deployment, the arrival of the USS Milius (DDG-69) brings two Farragut friends and best boarding school faces together again: LTJG Natalia Widulinski ’08, USN, Strike Officer and Ordnance Officer onboard USS Milius (DDG-69) out of San Diego, CA. completed an 8.5 month deployment To the FIfth Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Pictured is long time Farragut friend, Capt. Alex Banks ‘08, USMC, picked Natalia up from her deployment. Captain Banks is currently serving as the best boarding school Advisor to Naval Expeditionary Combatant Command 2 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Alumni Update The fifth Fleet area of activities envelops around 2.5 million square miles of water region and incorporates the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and portions of the Indian Ocean. The span is contained 20 nations and incorporates three chokepoints, basic to the free progression of worldwide trade.
The Fifth Fleet is a numbered armada of the United States Navy. It has been answerable for maritime powers in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and portions of the Indian Ocean starting around 1995 following a 48-year break. It imparts a leader and base camp to U.S. Maritime Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain. Fifth Fleet/NAVCENT is a part order of and reports to, U.S. Headquarters (CENTCOM).
Laid out in 1944, the Fifth Fleet led broad activities against Japanese powers in the Central Pacific during World War II. The Second Great War finished in 1945, and the Fifth Fleet was deactivated in 1947. It stayed inert until 1995 when it was reactivated and taken on its ongoing.