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Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck for a personnel transfer during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray (Released)  140708-N-UD469-418

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Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck for a personnel transfer during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray (Released) 140708-N-UD469-418

Capt. Andrew J. Thomson, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), gives Minister of Defense for Japan Itsunori Onodera and his staff a tour of the combat information center aboard the ship.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan (Released)  140707-N-SV210-098

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Capt. Andrew J. Thomson, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), gives Minister of Defense for Japan Itsunori Onodera and his staff a tour of the combat information center aboard the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan (Released) 140707-N-SV210-098

Command Senior Chief Chris Cline, on watch as the helicopter control officer, watches from the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) as Sailors attach netting to a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 during vertical replenishment exercises.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles White (Released)  140701-N-GO855-090

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Command Senior Chief Chris Cline, on watch as the helicopter control officer, watches from the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) as Sailors attach netting to a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 during vertical replenishment exercises. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles White (Released) 140701-N-GO855-090

Chief Electrician's Mate James Montgomery displays a type

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Chief Electrician's Mate James Montgomery displays a type "A" fire flag and a white smoke flag while evaluating a fire team during a hangar bay fire drill aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles White (Released) 140702-N-GO855-052

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Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater officially took over the reins of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in a time honored change of command ceremony on board the ship while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, July 25.

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