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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (April 21, 2016) Cmdr. Roy M. Zaletski passes through side-boys during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island. Zaletski relieved Cmdr. David S. Wells to become the commanding officer HSC 21. HSC 21 is based on Naval Air Station North Island and flies the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter for its primary mission, which includes providing tactical and logistical support, as well as search and rescue and humanitarian assistance to the fleet.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class La'Cordrick Wilson (Released)  160421-N-WX580-007
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chase Coker launches an AV-8B Harrier II, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jose Jaen (Released)  160523-N-VD165-916
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), left, Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG-993), guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Yulgok Yi (DDG-992) and Republic of Korea patrol craft ROKS Kwang Myung (PCC-782) steam in formation during a bilateral maneuvering exercise. The destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), Momsen and Decatur, with embarked "Devil Fish" and "Warbirds" detachments of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, are deployed as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) under Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 31.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh (Released)  160522-N-YU572-383
  • An MV-22B Osprey of Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron (VMM) 263 takes off from the flight deck of USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).  This is the first time in history an osprey has landed on a Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alyssa Weeks (Released)  160523-N-KP948-155
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Benjamin Smith, from Lee's Summit, Missouri, directs a T-45C Goshawk, assigned to Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 1, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wyatt L. Anthony (Released)  160521-N-VH385-670


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