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  • The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 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 1st Class Carlos Gomez (Released)  140723-N-OL640-024
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, second from right, eats lunch with Sailors on the enlisted mess decks aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) during a visit to the ship. 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-LV331-003
  • The Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the at-sea phase of 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 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 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham (Released)  140726-N-QG393-017
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, right, receives a tour of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) from Cmdr. Joseph Gagliano, left, commanding officer of Independence. 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-LV331-004
  • The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise designed to maintain readiness, proficiency and lethality.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Laura Radspinner (Released)  190911-N-US295-1001
  • The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) for a replenishment-at-sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tristan Kyle Labuguen (Released)  190913-N-PW030-1025
  • An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 sets up an EOD remote controlled robotic for a mission on a simulated maritime improvised explosive device (IED) during exercise Northern Coasts in Putlos, Germany, Sept. 13, 2019. Northern Coasts provides the opportunity for participating nations to engage in realistic maritime training, to build experience and teamwork, and strengthen our interoperability as we work toward mutual goals.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Travis Simmons (Released)  190913-N-UN744-1165
  • Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Utley is pinned by his wife and his mother during the fiscal year 2020 chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Twenty-five Sailors were pinned to CPO during the ceremony. Nimitz is currently in port preparing for future operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olivia Banmally Nichols (Released)  190913-N-KO930-171

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