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Navy sailors leave Coronado for security mission

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CORONADO (CNS) - About 280 Navy sailors were scheduled to depart from Coronado Monday for the United Arab Emirates to provide security and defense at the ports of Jebel Ali and Fujairah.

The deploying sailors are with the Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 5, according to Naval Air Station North Island's public affairs office.

Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons were formed in the wake of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.

It was not immediately clear how long Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 5 would be deployed.

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