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  • Operations Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Kirkpatrick, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) color guard, salutes the national ensign as it flies at half-mast in honor of the seven Sailors who perished aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a collision at sea. Carl Vinson is pierside at its homeport in San Diego, Calif., after completing a five-month deployment to the western Pacific.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito (Released)  170627-N-LK571-079
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 flies past the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Perry (T-AKE 5) and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a photo exercise. Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting a bilateral group sail as part of the Canada 150 anniversary celebration.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tony D. Curtis (Released)  170627-N-YZ751-1537
  • Sailors fire an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). The ship is on an underway period to the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger (Released)  170627-N-VR594-0268
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman James Johnson observes flight operations while standing a bow catapult safety watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer M. Kirkman (Released)  170626-N-RZ514-458

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Navy Family in Yokosuka Rallies to Support USS Fitzgerald Crew, Families

Sailors and community members from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), are rallying around the crew and families of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) following the June 17 collision with a merchant vessel 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka that resulted in the death of seven Sailors.

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