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  • Fireman Gabriel Lupo, assigned to USS Constitution, climbs the ship's mizzenmast during 'Old Ironsides' underway commemorating the Vietnam War. In coordination with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the crew of USS Constitution hosted Vietnam veterans as a thank you for their years of service and sacrifice for their country.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular (Released)  180518-N-SM577-0211
  • The U.S. 7th Fleet Band performs during a parade down the main street of Shimoda, Japan, as part of the 79th Shimoda Black Ship Festival. The U.S. Navy's participation in the festival celebrates the heritage of U.S.-Japanese naval partnership first established by Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 port visit.  U.S. Navy photo by Daniel A. Taylor (Released)  180519-N-WC492-0375
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Ryan Vue stands watch on the flight deck as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman's support of Operation Inherent Resolve demonstrates the capability and flexibility of U.S. Naval Forces and their resolve to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat they pose.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley (Released)  180519-N-EA818-0165
  • An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 takes off from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers (Released)  180520-N-ZL062-0005


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