Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate, aboard the USS Arlington, writes in America’s Navy of a reception held in Aqaba, Jordan on November 19, 2015. The USS Arlington, the ship made to honor the 184 people who were killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001 aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and in the Pentagon, hosted distinguished guests includingU.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, and Commander, Royal Jordanian Navy Brig. Gen. Qasem Fadeel Nahar Tanashat.
Arlington is on a scheduled deployment, conducting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet.