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Cmdr. Andrew Biehn, right, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and Cmdr. Andrew Bates, executive officer of Truxtun, salute the Romanian navy frigate ROS Regina Maria (F 222) during a multilateral exercise with Romania and Bulgaria as part of theater security cooperation efforts in the Black Sea aboard Truxtun. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes (Released)  140312-N-EI510-856

BLACK SEA (March 12, 2014)1 of 4

Cmdr. Andrew Biehn, right, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and Cmdr. Andrew Bates, executive officer of Truxtun, salute the Romanian navy frigate ROS Regina Maria (F 222) during a multilateral exercise with Romania and Bulgaria as part of theater security cooperation efforts in the Black Sea aboard Truxtun. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes (Released) 140312-N-EI510-856

A 45-foot response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego stands by as Sailors aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) render assistance to Happy II. Green Bay participated in the rescue of Happy II after the vessel experienced an electrical fire. The fire was extinguished and no casualties were reported.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam (Released)  140729-N-BB534-385

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2014)2 of 4

A 45-foot response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego stands by as Sailors aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) render assistance to Happy II. Green Bay participated in the rescue of Happy II after the vessel experienced an electrical fire. The fire was extinguished and no casualties were reported. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam (Released) 140729-N-BB534-385

U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter hands Sally Larson the national ensign in honor of her husband, retired Adm. Charles Larson,  during his funeral services at the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery. Larson twice served as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1983 to 1986, and 1994 to 1998.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan L. Correa (Released)  140730-N-SQ432-108

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 30, 2014)3 of 4

U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter hands Sally Larson the national ensign in honor of her husband, retired Adm. Charles Larson, during his funeral services at the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery. Larson twice served as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1983 to 1986, and 1994 to 1998. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan L. Correa (Released) 140730-N-SQ432-108

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) while underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six 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 and Southern California. 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 3rd Class Dustin Knight (Released)  140729-N-HU377-230

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2014)4 of 4

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) while underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six 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 and Southern California. 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 3rd Class Dustin Knight (Released) 140729-N-HU377-230

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