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USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution's first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew R. Fairchild (Released)  150518-N-OG138-276

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 18, 2015)1 of 4

USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution's first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew R. Fairchild (Released) 150518-N-OG138-276

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Robert Stuns, from Seattle, kisses his son prior to boarding the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it leaves for its 2015 patrol. George Washington departed Japan after seven years of service as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier. George Washington and its embarked air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart (Released)  150518-N-XN177-070

YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 18, 2015 )2 of 4

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Robert Stuns, from Seattle, kisses his son prior to boarding the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it leaves for its 2015 patrol. George Washington departed Japan after seven years of service as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier. George Washington and its embarked air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart (Released) 150518-N-XN177-070

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participate in a swim call. Iwo Jima is the flagship for the Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), provides a versatile, sea-based expeditionary force that can be tailored to a variety of missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci (Released)  150418-N-JN023-549

GULF OF ADEN (April 18, 2015)3 of 4

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participate in a swim call. Iwo Jima is the flagship for the Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), provides a versatile, sea-based expeditionary force that can be tailored to a variety of missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci (Released) 150418-N-JN023-549

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) spell out goodbye in Japanese on the ship's flight deck for the Japanese Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183) as George Washington departs for its 2015 patrol. Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew Riggs (Released)  150518-N-YD641-083

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2015)4 of 4

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) spell out goodbye in Japanese on the ship's flight deck for the Japanese Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183) as George Washington departs for its 2015 patrol. Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew Riggs (Released) 150518-N-YD641-083

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