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  • Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct flight operations with a Westland WG-13 Lynx helicopter assigned to the French navy frigate FS Montcalm (D 642) during exercise Dynamic Manta 2017. The annual multilateral Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) exercise is meant to develop interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams (Released)  170322-N-JI086-164
  • Master Chief Missile Technician Adrian Watkins, assigned to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733), embraces his wife after the boat returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. Nevada is one of eight ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base providing the most survivable leg of the strategic deterrence triad for the United States.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray (Released)  170321-N-UD469-117
  • The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Frank Cable is en route to Portland, Oregon, for its dry-dock phase maintenance availability.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton (Released)  170322-N-KC128-0023
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with it's carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Leon Wong (Released)  170322-N-XL056-135


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