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  • A visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) approaches the Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F-946) for a VBSS training scenario during a passing exercise. Mitscher, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, 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. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham (Released)  181021-N-OW182-0140
  • Sailors assigned to Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Detachment Guam, apply metal roofing sheets while reconstructing a roof for a home affected by Typhoon Mangkhut. NMCB-1, Detachment Guam, assigned to Commander, Task Force 75, is correlating with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Commonwealth Advocates for Recovery Efforts, CNMI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in rebuilding roofs for homes during disaster relief operations in Rota, Tinian and Saipan after Typhoon Mangkhut hit in early September.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger (Released)  181021-N-VR594-0041
  • Sailors assigned to the "Dragon Slayers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11 lift spindles to the main rotor head in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado (Released)  181022-N-MK318-0044
  • A Sailor waits to operate a decontamination station as part of a mass casualty drill simulating a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incident aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st MEU, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker (Released)  181022-N-RI884-0524
  • Reconnaissance survey and decontamination Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), check a simulated casualty during a drill known as Operation Dirty Bird aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the East China Sea, Oct. 22, 2018. Operation Dirty Bird is a decontamination exercise that integrated Marines and Sailors as they processed simulated casualties from a contaminated environment through the ship using chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense processing. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall (Released)  181022-M-YY851-041

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