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  • Sailors assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71  secure a Mark 46 lightweight torpedo to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a cruiser-destroyer surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. Stockdale is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groupin the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes (Released)  180420-N-CF658-012
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) fires its Mark 46 lightweight torpedo during a cruiser-destroyer surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. Stockdale is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groupin the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes (Released)  180420-N-CF658-267
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise as part of a cruiser-destroyer surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. Stockdale is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groupin the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes (Released)  180421-N-CF658-044
  • Lt. Chris Bohnker, assigned to Naval Operational Support Center (NOSC), Newport, R.I., attached to Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), collects data and mentors crew members during an anti-submarine exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Stockdale, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) are cruiser and destroyer warships from the John C. Stennis  Carrier Strike Group (CSG) completing a SMWDC-led cruiser and destroyer  surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes (Released)  180418-N-CF658-036
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) passes under the Coronado Bridge as it departs San Diego for an underway cruiser-destroyer surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise.  SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. Stockdale is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groupin the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes (Released)  180416-N-CF658-141
  • The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) gets underway to complete the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group Cruiser-Destroyer Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are supported by a host of other organizations and designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability of participating units.  U.S. Navy photo by Clinton C. Beaird (Released)  180416-N-SE292-003
  • The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) fires a surface-to-air RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) as part of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT). Essex ARG is completing the Navy's first ARG SWATT. SWATT is led by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and is designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/released  180307-N-PH222-0028
  • The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits San Diego harbor on its way to participate in the Navy's first full-length Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATT is led by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting
Development Center and is designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew A. Stroup (Released)  180305-N-LR347-003

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