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  • Sailors handle line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while conducting a towing exercise with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13)  in the Atlantic Ocean, March 18, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S national security interests in Europe and Africa.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released)  190318-N-KA046-0180
  • Sailors support St. Patrick's Day while conducting amphibious operations in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during exercise Pacific Blitz 19.  Pacific Blitz is a scenario-driven joint exercise that provides relevant training by replicating a realistic maritime threat environment designed to challenge and improve amphibious capabilities necessary for effective global crisis response.   U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelby Sanders (Released)  190317-N-KL617-999
  • Active duty Sailors and veterans congratulate each other after a tennis match during the 2019 Navy tennis trials at Naval Air Station North Island, California, March 18, 2019. Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor and NAS North Island are hosting the Navy Trials, in which athletes will qualify in eleven adaptive sports: rowing, cycling, wheelchair basketball, golf, swimming, wheelchair rugby, powerlifting, shooting, archery, track and field.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez (Released)  190318-N-CW570-0446
  • Musician 3rd Class T'anna Tercero, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, captures a selfie with students at the Tuloy Foundation's Tuloy sa Don Bosco Street Children Village Gymnasium in Manila, Philippines, March 15, 2019. The U.S. 7th Fleet Band arrived in Manila aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, Blue Ridge actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leonard Adams (Released)  190315-N-VA840-0282


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