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  • The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs Bath, Maine to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance Trials are the last significant shipbuilding milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S. Navy, which is planned for next month. While underway, many of the ship's key systems and technologies including navigation, propulsion readiness, auxiliary systems, habitability, fire protection and damage control capabilities will be demonstrated to ensure they meet the Navy's requirements.  U.S. Navy photo (Released)  160420-N-ZZ999-301
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) fires a MK 45 5-inch gun during a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) Exercise. Mason is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group in preparation for a future deployment  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Janweb B. Lagazo (Released)  160405-N-CL027-021
  • Blair Atcheson, left, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) historical preservation coordinator,  uses multiple rulers to take the length and curvature of a historical timber while Dr. Alexis Catsambis, left, cultural resource manager, records the information. NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) assisted city of Alexandria archaeologists with measuring and recording the remains of an 18th century ship after it was discovered at a construction site in Alexandria, Va.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)  160414-N-FJ200-029
  • Cmdr. Michael Daigle, commanding officer of the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), looks on as Louisiana returns to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes (Released)  141218-N-LP168-052
  • Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) prepare the ship's forecastle for an eastbound transit of the Strait of Gibraltar. Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin (Released)  141226-N-DQ840-003
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera (Released)  150105-N-JN664-021
  • Sailors man a phone and distance line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Dewey is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez (Released)  150104-N-KB426-086
  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Tiffany Rios leads an anchoring evolution in the fo'c'sle aboard the amphibious assault ship USS boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina (Released)  150322-N-GM561-320

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