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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
  • Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) chock and chain an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20, on Gerald R. Ford's flight deck during flight operations. Gerald R. Ford is currently conducting aircraft compatibility testing to further test its electromagnetic aircraft launch systems (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesus O. Aguiar (Released)  200116-N-UE367-017
  • Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Gregory Lewis, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, Construction Dive Detachment Charlie (CDD/C), leaps into the water. The Seabee divers of CDD/C are performing maintenance on navigational buoys in the harbor at Naval Base Guam.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omar-Kareem L. Powell (Released)  200116-N-SS432-0151
  • An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline (Released)  200116-N-RU810-1001
  • Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the ship pulls out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a scheduled port visit. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett (Released)  200114-N-GH108-1026

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