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  • An honor team prepares to fold the American flag during the memorial service at Miramar National Cemetery for Chief Quartermaster Raymond Chavez, previously the oldest survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Chavez passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 21 at age 106. He was stationed aboard the minesweeper USS Condor (AMC 14) during the attack.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams (Released)  181213-N-RM689-1343
  • Sailors conduct maintenance checks on a guided bomb unit (GBU) 38, right, and a GBU-54 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady (Released)  181213-N-OM854-0167
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady (Released)  181213-N-OM854-0125
  • An F/A-18 Hornet conducts air refueling operations, Dec. 12, 2018, over the Pacific Ocean as part of a routine Sentry Aloha exercise. The 128th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker uses a boom drogue to transfer 26,000 pounds of fuel to the visiting Hornets from China Lake, during a training sortie.  U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy (Released)  181212-Z-RV808-060

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Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship St. Louis

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, in Marinette, Wisconsin. The future USS St. Louis honors Missouri's major port city along the Mississippi river.

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