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  • An EA-6B Prowler from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) flies over Southern Maryland on a biofuel blend of JP-5 aviation fuel and camelina oil. The Prowler successfully completed its inaugural biofuel flight here continuing the Navy's surge toward energy independence.  U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released)  110916-N-JQ696-872
  • A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducts a test flight using a biofuel blend of JP-5 jet fuel and plant-based camelina.  U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler (Released)  110824-N-ZZ999-001
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks during a press conference at Naval Air Station Patuxent River about the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducting demonstration flights with a 50-50 mix of biofuel and JP-5 aviation fuel. The Blue Angels will perform at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo Sept. 3 and 4.  U.S. Navy photo (Released)  110901-N-JM744-077
  • A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River during a successful biofuel test flight. The tilt-rotor aircraft flew at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet on a 50-50 blend of camelina based biofuel and standard petroleum based JP-5 fuel.  U.S. Navy photo by Steven Kays (Released)  110810-N-ZZ999-001
  • members of the ground crew of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fuel an F/A-18 during the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo. The Blue Angels are using a 50-50 blend of biofuel and jet fuel.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller (Released)  110903-N-KV696-080
  • Kindergarteners from Uki, Japan give a musical performance on Wadaiko, a type of traditional Japanese drums for the crew of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) during a port visit to Uki, Oct. 18, 2019. Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Alexander Fairbanks (Released)  191018-N-AD347-0312
  • The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transits the Suez Canal. Normandy is part of the East Coast Surface Action Group and is operating in 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 Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman (Released)  191012-N-PC620-0003
  • Marines assigned to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct fast-rope training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The 11th MEU is embarked aboard Boxer and acts as a forward-deployed expeditionary crisis response force and is ready to resolve conflicts, provide humanitarian assistance or combat the enemy in remote, austere environments that would be otherwise inaccessible.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jared Sabins (Released)  191012-M-ET529-1409

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