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Sailors man the rails as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray (Released)  140708-N-UD469-222

PEARL HARBOR (July 08, 2014)1 of 4

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray (Released) 140708-N-UD469-222

Lt. Joshua Calhoun, center, and Lt. Jonathan Taylor give the signal to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph R. Vincent (Released)  140728-N-IM823-026

ARABIAN GULF (July 28, 2014)2 of 4

Lt. Joshua Calhoun, center, and Lt. Jonathan Taylor give the signal to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph R. Vincent (Released) 140728-N-IM823-026

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 prepares to transfer ordnance from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an ammunition transfer.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Taylor DiMartino (Released)  140716-N-CL550-390

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 16, 2014)3 of 4

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 prepares to transfer ordnance from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an ammunition transfer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Taylor DiMartino (Released) 140716-N-CL550-390

Sailors prepare to connect a water bull to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is currently conducting routine operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond D. Diaz III (Released)  140318-N-BB269-110

EAST CHINA SEA (March 18, 2014)4 of 4

Sailors prepare to connect a water bull to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is currently conducting routine operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond D. Diaz III (Released) 140318-N-BB269-110

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