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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 Philippine navy landing platform dock ship BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), along with assault amphibious vehicles from the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, transit Manila Bay during exercise KAMANDAG 3. Germantown is participating in KAMANDAG 3, a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise with the U.S., designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to "Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea," highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton (Released)  191012-N-QD718-2094
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) fires rounds from its 5-inch gun while underway conducting its mid-cycle inspection (MCI). From Oct. 9-10, Michael Murphy conducted its MCI, an inspection that takes place every two to three years. The inspection is set in place to bridge the gap between the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and is used to inspect and assess the material condition of a ship.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aja B. Jackson (Released)  191009-N-XG173-1018
  • Sailors on the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) depart Runavik, Faroe Islands after a scheduled port visit, Oct. 12, 2019. Donald Cook, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth 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 3rd Class Damon Grosvenor (Released)  191012-N-BM428-0013
  • The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, diamond pilots fly over San Francisco during the 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to conduct 61 flight demonstrations at 32 locations across the country to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to the American and Canadian public in 2019.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker (Released)  191011-N-UK306-2612

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