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  • Chief petty officer selectees march through Boston during Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week. The heritage week is a week dedicated to mentoring the Navy's newest chiefs through naval history and heritage training aboard USS Constitution.  U.S. Navy photo by Gunners Mate 2nd Class Erin Bullock (Released)  170822-N-HQ322-222
  • Airmen Quinton King, left, and Quion Flowers watch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and its carrier strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline (Released)  170821-N-KR702-074
  • Sailors salute the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 before it takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). VMA-311 concludes its farewell tour with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Strike Group (31st MEU) as the ESG transitions to F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. Bonhomme Richard is flagship of its ESG, operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response force for any type of contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron McCulloch (Released)  170822-N-RU971-294
  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kevin Graves stows ammunition in a weapons magazine aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during an ammunition onload. Essex is underway conducting sea trials and flight deck certifications off the coast of Southern California.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Irwin Sampaga (Released)  170822-N-XN518-043

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