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Two did you notice seventeen million barrels of oil pass through the Strait of Hormuz every day.
And Melissa Francis bentonite aboard the USS enterprise gaining exclusive insight.
Into what it takes to keep oil flowing to the rest of the world Melissa joins us now from our rain.
-- -- still it's been a couple of weeks and I know you.
Been hard at work.
-- I have I miss you -- but I have been hard at work so the mission of the fifth weed out there is -- One is to keep commerce flowing through this sea of Arabia that includes the street reform is of course the Iranians have been threatening to shut down its -- thirteen mile wide passageway.
And there is just so much commerce that flows in this area 20% of the world's oil but there's also tons of goods in cargo that it go back and forth all the gulf nations.
The second part of their mission is operation enduring freedom.
And they fly over to Afghanistan to support the troops that are on the ground there we met lieutenant colonel Susan Smith.
I'm she's only a few women who -- -- that strike group that flying over Afghanistan.
I couldn't help but ask her what is that like.
My mom and now they're scared to death and I have a Rosen -- is anything but -- I've -- guys -- -- the forecast again -- -- -- Thanks for chocolate news is breaking news -- and me as being -- -- being lazy dropping off whenever especially -- -- -- We're really not -- a long time -- everybody industry -- But it says -- -- around living and less than optimal conditions.
-- -- -- So do they do.
So that's what these pilots do they flying over Afghanistan they get a call that someone on the ground need some help and they either provide cover fire.
Or they just shout at the people on the ground that was that she is she said they heard her voice -- felt so much better they do all kinds of things Iraq Afghanistan and they come back to that aircraft carrier.
We also now we got on the boat.
I sensed a bit of disappointment.
For -- -- one sailor he was looking for another Fox Business person and he was usually -- a -- -- who he was looking for.
So they -- fox is coming on board Fox Business.
Upgrading great hero with disappointed to see me who you look at war.
I was looking for Charles Payne is lieutenant -- would come to you from USS enterprise and Charles we -- when you talk.
He's given us a good information.
Thanks what she did it question form and download free to come out why did you come with -- Charles I mean are you scared of the aircraft carrier and you're in the air force -- -- -- -- Coming up later on at 3 o'clock am and interviews you did the guy that manages all that air traffic as it goes out.
Over those different territories he's a colorful guy but anyway back to you -- Weigh in -- -- -- item this wonderful that little shout out to Charles will be joining us here shortly but we but let's go molest.
You know it -- tracking museum here in New York City the aircraft carrier I got seasick it's taking my kids on you know for -- visit this space shuttle is -- now -- How -- you Julie spent you know spending these nights on the aircraft carrier how you feel when I don't.
What's your experience like.
-- -- -- Let let's but the good part so we we flew on board we were trapped that's when that -- catches you underneath your -- -- That was -- -- catapulted off -- -- yet I love that I could do that about a thousand times.
I did get a little bit seasick when we first got on during the first day after.
And -- -- to tell you about but I did get seasick I put I want those little patches I was scared to go for the rest the trip so there -- a -- serious question you're do you think that if we need.
In main street had a better understanding of what goes on in the Middle East -- get the oil supply from there to here.
We have maybe -- be a little bit more accommodating with all these fluctuations in the price of oil and gasoline pump.
Well you know I mean I think this is definitely an area that the public should be focused on the navy is out there making sure that that street is open without question.
But it would make a huge difference -- we would immediately feel it at the pump.
It's something happened in this area but every single naval officer is seen -- -- sailor that we talked to.
Said they were prepared to act immediately if something happened and that straight so on one hand it needs a lot of focus on the other hand.
You can feel confident that our troops are -- keeping an open.
This is fantastic reporting analysts I am looking forward -- catching up -- -- -- next week in your back at this ST -- but in the meantime we'll look forward to continue reporting from Bahrain in the middle.
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