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  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from 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 Michael Singley (Released)  190916-N-MM912-3028
  • Lt. j.g. Marius Agbam, a Navy nurse, speaks to a woman about medications following her surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship is anchored off the coast of St. George's, Grenada, Sept. 15, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national healthcare systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall (Released)  190915-N-IA905-1024
  • An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 collects evidence from a simulated improvised explosive device (IED) during exercise Northern Challenge 2019 in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 12, 2019. Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 is an annual joint funded Icelandic Coast Guard-hosted multinational EOD exercise aimed at preparing Partnership for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments, and defense against terrorism.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley (Released)  190912-N-LL146-1132
  • Sailors heave lines aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to depart for a scheduled deployment, Sept. 14, 2019. Farragut and the ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 are deploying to support maritime security operations in international waters across the globe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jack D. Aistrup (Released)  190914-N-MD802-1014

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Suicide Prevention Is Year-Round at Navy Medicine West

While September is the month when individuals and organizations across the nation raise awareness about suicide, efforts to promote psychological health and prevent suicide are an ongoing evolution that happen every month of the year at commands throughout the Navy Medicine West (NMW) region.

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CNO & MCPON Visit Mayport and Jacksonville Sailors

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport, Sept. 17.

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