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Sailors on a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) respond to a vessel in distress. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of 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 Seaman Nicholas Cottone (Released)  140819-N-HQ940-089

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Sailors on a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) respond to a vessel in distress. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of 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 Seaman Nicholas Cottone (Released) 140819-N-HQ940-089

Quartermaster 2nd Class Melvin Noble, from Baltimore, plots the ship's movement on a position chart on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo for a routine underway exercise. Germantown is forward-deployed and currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raul Moreno Jr. (Released)  140820-N-LP801-019

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Quartermaster 2nd Class Melvin Noble, from Baltimore, plots the ship's movement on a position chart on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo for a routine underway exercise. Germantown is forward-deployed and currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raul Moreno Jr. (Released) 140820-N-LP801-019

A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Argonauts of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 prepares to land aboard future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The aircraft is transporting Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus. America is transiting through the Strait of Magellan on its maiden transit,

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A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Argonauts of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 prepares to land aboard future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The aircraft is transporting Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus. America is transiting through the Strait of Magellan on its maiden transit, "America visits the Americas". The ship is scheduled to be commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Riley (Released) 140819-N-MZ309-059

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) launches a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). The RAM was tested to ensure its combat readiness, and ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles and other asymmetric threats. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training and preparing for future deployments.  U.S. Navy photo (Released)  140818-N-ZZ999-003

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) launches a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). The RAM was tested to ensure its combat readiness, and ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles and other asymmetric threats. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training and preparing for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo (Released) 140818-N-ZZ999-003

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Preparing TR for the Future

The Afloat Training Group (ATG), along with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), conducted training August 4-8 during the in-port portion of Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA).

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