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The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system  prepares to land at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., after completing an approximately 11-hour flight from Northrop Grumman's California facility.  U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released)  140918-N-JQ696-157

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Sept. 18, 2014)1 of 4

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system prepares to land at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., after completing an approximately 11-hour flight from Northrop Grumman's California facility. U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released) 140918-N-JQ696-157

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus gives a coin to an employee at General Dynamics Electric Boat for asking the first question at an all-hands call for Sailors and shipyard employees. While at Electric Boat, Mabus toured the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140917-N-LV331-010

GROTON, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2014)2 of 4

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus gives a coin to an employee at General Dynamics Electric Boat for asking the first question at an all-hands call for Sailors and shipyard employees. While at Electric Boat, Mabus toured the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released) 140917-N-LV331-010

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Valiant Shield. The U.S.-only exercise integrates Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro (Released)  140917-N-IP531-079

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 17, 2014)3 of 4

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Valiant Shield. The U.S.-only exercise integrates Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro (Released) 140917-N-IP531-079

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Omar Murrell, from Houston, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), stands watch in the ship's combat information center during Exercise Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S.-only exercise integrates an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Crops personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships for real-world joint operational experience.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes (Released)  140916-N-TG831-025

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2014)4 of 4

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Omar Murrell, from Houston, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), stands watch in the ship's combat information center during Exercise Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S.-only exercise integrates an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Crops personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships for real-world joint operational experience. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes (Released) 140916-N-TG831-025

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