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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (April 21, 2016) Cmdr. Roy M. Zaletski passes through side-boys during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island. Zaletski relieved Cmdr. David S. Wells to become the commanding officer HSC 21. HSC 21 is based on Naval Air Station North Island and flies the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter for its primary mission, which includes providing tactical and logistical support, as well as search and rescue and humanitarian assistance to the fleet.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class La'Cordrick Wilson (Released)  160421-N-WX580-007
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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)  190918-N-PW030-2069
  • Sailors take the Navywide E4 advancement exam on the mess decks aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell (Released)  190919-N-PL543-1059
  • Sailors assigned to Naval Operations Support Center, Wichita, render military funeral honors for Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett during a funeral, Sept. 14, 2019, in his hometown of El Dorado, Kansas. Barrett was killed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In 2015, the Navy exhumed the unidentified remains of 380 Sailors and Marines lost aboard the Oklahoma, to identify them using DNA analysis so they could be returned to their families.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco (Released)  190914-N-NU281-1135
  • A student with Field Medical Training Battalion-West (FMTB) assists a simulated casualty during the Field Medical Service Technician Course final exercise at the FMTB training site on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 19, 2019. The final exercise is the last task the sailors must complete before earning the title of Fleet Marine Force corpsman. The staff and instructors at FMTB-West are responsible for training the corpsman and officers who provide medical support to Marine Corps units.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels (Released)  190919-M-BH464-1162


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