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  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, center, helps place a ceremonial solar panel during a ground breaking and blessing ceremony at the USS Nevada Memorial at Hospital Point. The ceremony signifies the start of the Navy's largest solar power generation system project in Hawaii. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific and Africa Command areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140724-N-LV331-001
  • Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile USS Michael Murphy (DDG 102) conduct a helicopter in flight refueling of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter. Michael Murphy is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Joshua A. Flanagan (Released)  150404-N-ZY812-001
  • The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), delivers a 50-50 blend of advanced biofuels and traditional petroleum-based fuel to the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. In the background are the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), left, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, 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 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers (Released)  120718-N-AC887-007
  • Sailors EM1 Emmanuel Ladzekpo and EM1 Vannon Alonso change out fluorescent lightbulbs to LEDs on board USS Gettysburg. Since upgrading to LEDs (50%-60% upgraded), Gettysburg has seen a reduced electrical load of about 750 amps--100% upgrade could potentially reduce the ships energy consumption by 1000amps. This photo was captured during OPNAV N45's Energy Warrior shoot in April.  150428-N-DB235-001
  • One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and allied navies, industry and academia to discuss directed energy technologies.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Kirsop (Released)  140708-N-ZK869-005
  • The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is operating as part of U.S. 7th Fleet, but remains deployed under the U.S. 3rd Fleet Forward operating concept, which provides additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander and leverages the capabilities of both 3rd and 7th Fleets. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released)  170423-N-GD109-023
  • The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan for a scheduled port visit while conducting routine patrols throughout the western Pacific. Michigan is the second submarine of the Ohio-class of ballistic missile and guided missile submarines, and the third U.S. ship to bear the name. Michigan is homeported in Bremerton, Wash. and is forwarded deployed from Guam.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine Ralliford (Released)  170425-N-WT427-002
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Benjamin Odea, from Lansing, Mich., shows off his Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) ribbon during the SAAPM 5K run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is observed each April to identify and strengthen the roles that Sailors and Marines play in combating sexual assault.  Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson (Released)  170421-N-UT455-059

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