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  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Andrico Rolle runs from the landing area on the flight deck after pushing back the arresting gear wire aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with it's carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communicaiton Specialist Seaman Ian Kinkead (Released)  170331-N-NI812-122
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work observes flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Leon Wong (Released)  170404-N-XL056-089
  • An  MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the "Vanguards" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14 conducts an aerial refuel off the coast of North Carolina. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 performed the air to air refueling exercises with HM-14 in a joint effort to improve interservice readiness.   U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira (Released)  170621-M-HR246-0321
  • A crane moves the lower stern into place on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. John F. Kennedy is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier which is now 50 percent structurally complete.  U.S. Navy photo (Released)  170622-N-N2201-140
  • Sailors aboard the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) receive cargo from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. The ship and its expeditionary strike group are operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response for any type of contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields (Released)  170623-N-DL434-236
  • Logistic Specialist 1st Class Gregory B. Guillory, recruit division commander of Division 817, explains the importance of deck-log accuracy and legibility to a recruit watch-stander at Recruit Training Command (RTC). The recruit deck-log is an important training aid that not only records divisional activities, but also teaches recruits attention to detail. Approximately 30,000-40,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Electrical Seth Schaeffer (Released)  170621-N-SL853-078

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Nimitz Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

The Nimitz Strike Group consisting of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Operations (AOO) June 21, 2017.

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