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  • Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Sirus Woodard directs a Humvee onto Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651 from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as part of an amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay (Released)  170719-N-UX013-340
  • Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) load rounds and powder for the MK 45 five-inch gun in the deep magazine during a naval surface fire support exercise as part of Talisman Saber 17.  The exercise is intended to flex the "Up-Gunned Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)" concept using cruiser and destroyer assets to protect the ESG. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder (Released)  170719-N-ZW825-569
  • The Navy Band Great Lakes Parade Band march through Minneapolis as part of the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade during Minneapolis/St. Paul Navy Week. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, with 195 Navy Weeks held in 71 different U.S. cities.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Meredith (Released)  170719-N-WN521-077
  • Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Platoon 502, dive in Japan's Mutsu Bay during the 2JA Mine Countermeasure Exercise (2JA MCMEX). 2JA MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations.  U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alfred A. Coffield (Released)  170718-N-ON977-0035

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