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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson poses for a photo with midshipmen before the Army-Navy football game, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa. This is the 119th meeting between the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen and the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
Sailors rig a barricade during a drill on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Maxwell Beer, left, fires a 40mm saluting battery during a live-fire exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while on a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips/Released)
Capt. Kevin McLaughlin, commander of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and Cmdr. Patrice Fernandes, the executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, prepare to fly an F/A-18F Super Hornet to the staging location in advance of their upcoming flyover honoring fellow aviator and former President George H.W. Bush. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Mohammed Hasan, assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), helps children take turns manning a fire hose during the ship’s first Family Day Cruise in three years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Branden Lapovsky presents a folded American flag to Carolyn Baker, the next-of-kin of U.S. Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong during a funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Ryan Vue signals an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 ready for launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Alex Kaye, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, recovers a training drone for a field training exercise at Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Kory Alsberry/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Walter Andrzjewski, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Brittany Hall stack weapons support equipment for stowage in a storage room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado/Released)
Quartermaster 1st Class Augustino Suafoa obstructs Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Mark Lee’s vision while he pilots in the San Diego Harbor, Dec. 1, 2018, during a coxswain qualification practical for Navy Reserve Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omari K. Way/Released)
Lt. Celine Doerr, right, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, assists a Girl Scout with a flight simulator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway Museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julian Davis/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Stefani Skiendziel stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) proceeds through the Miraflores Locks while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
Lt.j.g. Sarah Platt, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), mans the lee helm during virtual reality ship handling training at the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST), at Naval Base San Diego. Bonhomme Richard collaborated with NSST personnel to sharpen their skills utilizing technological innovations in virtual reality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Sailors stand in formation while waiting for the aircraft transporting the remains of former President George H.W. Bush to land at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Katelyn Strange/Released)
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Hunter Scholl looks through a night vision scope aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson poses for a photo with midshipmen before the Army-Navy football game, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa. This is the 119th meeting between the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen and the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
Sailors rig a barricade during a drill on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Maxwell Beer, left, fires a 40mm saluting battery during a live-fire exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while on a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips/Released)
Capt. Kevin McLaughlin, commander of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and Cmdr. Patrice Fernandes, the executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, prepare to fly an F/A-18F Super Hornet to the staging location in advance of their upcoming flyover honoring fellow aviator and former President George H.W. Bush. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Mohammed Hasan, assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), helps children take turns manning a fire hose during the ship’s first Family Day Cruise in three years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Branden Lapovsky presents a folded American flag to Carolyn Baker, the next-of-kin of U.S. Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong during a funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Ryan Vue signals an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 ready for launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Alex Kaye, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, recovers a training drone for a field training exercise at Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Kory Alsberry/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Walter Andrzjewski, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Brittany Hall stack weapons support equipment for stowage in a storage room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado/Released)
Quartermaster 1st Class Augustino Suafoa obstructs Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Mark Lee’s vision while he pilots in the San Diego Harbor, Dec. 1, 2018, during a coxswain qualification practical for Navy Reserve Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omari K. Way/Released)
Lt. Celine Doerr, right, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, assists a Girl Scout with a flight simulator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway Museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julian Davis/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Stefani Skiendziel stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) proceeds through the Miraflores Locks while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
Lt.j.g. Sarah Platt, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), mans the lee helm during virtual reality ship handling training at the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST), at Naval Base San Diego. Bonhomme Richard collaborated with NSST personnel to sharpen their skills utilizing technological innovations in virtual reality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Sailors stand in formation while waiting for the aircraft transporting the remains of former President George H.W. Bush to land at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Katelyn Strange/Released)
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Hunter Scholl looks through a night vision scope aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Logistics Specialist Seaman Jessica Garcia uses a sound powered telephone on the starboard side bridge wing aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as the ship departs Subic Bay to conduct amphibious operations for KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, right, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, is aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano/Released)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith poses for a photo with recruits following a capping ceremony inside USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command (RTC). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Spencer Fling/Released)
Musicians assigned to Navy Band Southwest’s rock band, The Destroyers, perform live on the morning broadcast at KTVU FOX 2 News during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis S. Alston/Released)
Seaman Jason Heder Petitfrere, from Carrefour, Haiti, assigned to USS Constitution, leads in retiring the colors at the Maryland Fleet Week and Airshow welcoming ceremony. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore is Baltimore’s celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Baltimore to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman, as well as see firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia Manley/Released)
Lt. j.g. Jose Fernandez, auxiliaries officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), ignites the No. 2 boiler in the ship’s forward main machinery room during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Charest/Released)
Lt. j.g. Taylor Gilliam relays communications aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lethall (T-AO-189). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Cory Smith, right, inspects Aviation Boatswain’s (Mate Handling) 3rd Class Sierra Stammen’s uniform during a service dress blue uniform inspection onboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew C. Duncker/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Sean Emenike measures distance with a stadimeter during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
Sailors attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 remove an intake on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Nic Gorsuch, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, participates in a supervisor certification dive with Mark 16 Mod 1 closed-circuit mixed-gas underwater breathing apparatus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Mason Mendiola tracks a small boat with a remote operating console for the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system during a general quarters exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christian Prior signals aircraft on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Oct. 4, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Travis Baley/Released)

 

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat alongside the Spanish navy air defense frigate Mendez Nunez (F104) as the ships participate in a smart defense exercise (SMARTEX) led by Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
Airman Gabriela Vazquez inspects the clarity of a JP-5 fuel sample aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christian Winey, from Ludington, Mich., lifts a patient with simulated injuries on a stretcher at a Comite Permanente de Contingencias (COPECO) facility as part of a mass casualty drill with Honduran emergency response medical personnel during Southern Partnership Station 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katie Cox/Released)
The crew of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) stand at parade rest after bringing the ship to life during the boat’s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Leah Stiles/Released)
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Tanner Brown, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, maintains communication with the pilot of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gavin Shields/Released)
Sailors march inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during their pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 2nd Class Spencer Fling/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Justin Schowalter monitors the flight deck during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class James Bennett, from Jackson, Miss., signals line handlers in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during well deck operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cosmo Walrath/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Mariegold Aloria performs a safety check on a cord in the electrical tool issue shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
Sailors assigned to hose teams simulate fighting a fire during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sophie A. Pinkham/Released)
Yeoman Seaman Karina Ibarra, attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), attends a candle light vigil in observance of Suicide Prevention month. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Construction Electrician 2nd Class Corinna Wentz, a communications instructor assigned to Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1, sets up a satellite communications antenna for a demonstration of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Wideband Code Division Multiple Access capability (WCDMA). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Samuel Souvannason/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward –

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads the Republic of Singapore navy Victory-class corvette RSS Valiant (PGG 91), the Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme (FFG 73) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion to enters the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) April 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jonathon Powell, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jeremiah Gutierrez stand by to lower the national ensign on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a port visit to Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Hogan/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 sits on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as Republic of Singapore navy Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme (FFG 73) transits alongside. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Colemanberry/Released)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti: Members of Task Group (TG) 68.6 sets a security screening zone on the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) while operating in the Horn of Africa, March 27, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Theresa Mullis/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), front, the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), middle, and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Osumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) manuever together as part of a coordinated formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Abraham Win, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons qualification course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jonathon Powell, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jeremiah Gutierrez lower the national ensign on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a port visit to Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Hogan/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 and embarked aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transits the Mediterranean Sea April 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Beaufort Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

U.S. Navy, JMSDF Concludes MultiSail: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the azuki-class JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) in a formation for the completion of MultiSail. The bilateral training exercise improves interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. Participants benefit from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, flies over Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)
TEL AVIV, Israel:  A landing craft, air cushion from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) comes ashore near Palmachim Beach, Israel, during exercise Juniper Cobra (JC) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Arctic Circle in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  A UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroto Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) takes off from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  A Standard Missile (SM-2) is launched from the aft missile deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as part of a missile training exercise (MISSILEX) during Multisail 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
MUSCAT, Oman: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) departs Muscat, Oman, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN:  Seaman Alexis Vazquez, from Cleveland, Ohio, signals an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, AAV Company, to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during an AAV operation.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) during MultiSail 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa:  The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility following a scheduled port visit. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: MK-38 (Mod 2) 25 mm machine gun system aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fired as part of a gun exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Beaufort Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

U.S. Navy, JMSDF Concludes MultiSail: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the azuki-class JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) in a formation for the completion of MultiSail. The bilateral training exercise improves interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. Participants benefit from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, flies over Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)
TEL AVIV, Israel:  A landing craft, air cushion from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) comes ashore near Palmachim Beach, Israel, during exercise Juniper Cobra (JC) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Arctic Circle in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  A UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroto Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) takes off from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  A Standard Missile (SM-2) is launched from the aft missile deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as part of a missile training exercise (MISSILEX) during Multisail 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
MUSCAT, Oman: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) departs Muscat, Oman, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN:  Seaman Alexis Vazquez, from Cleveland, Ohio, signals an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, AAV Company, to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during an AAV operation.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) during MultiSail 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa:  The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility following a scheduled port visit. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: MK-38 (Mod 2) 25 mm machine gun system aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fired as part of a gun exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Vietnam, Norway, Romania

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

EAST CHINA SEA (March 5, 2018) F-35B Lightning IIs perform deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 embarked a detachment of F-35Bs aboard USS Wasp for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Spring Patrol 2018, marking the first operational deployment of the F-35B with a MEU. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 flies over Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
GUAM: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jacob Ward, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, observes a Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, during a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stacy D. Laseter/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, currently assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), is equipped with an LAU-61 rocket launcher for a live fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 attempts an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elton Charles Wheeler/Released)
RAMSUND, Norway: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians conduct cold water SCUBA diving operations to test advanced underwater demolition procedures during exercise Arctic Specialist 2018 in Ramsund, Norway. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departs Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Maria Dumanlang/Released)
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Black Sea Feb, 22, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 touches down on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
CONSTANTA, Romania: A ship tour is conducted aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a scheduled port visit in Constanta, Romania, Feb. 20, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan M. Kinee/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)

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Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Building on Partnerships at Cobra Gold

By Capt. Larry McCullen
Commanding officer, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

As the commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), my days are usually filled with myriad operations from launching or recovering amphibious craft to launching and landing helicopters on the flight deck.

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea amphibious landing ship ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during a Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea amphibious landing ship ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during a Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

 

Our crew spends countless hours maintaining onboard equipment and working toward the qualifications necessary to ensure mission completion. ‘Game day,’ or amphibious ops in a joint and combined environment, provides a great sense of professional satisfaction throughout the ship as we come together as a team to make a complex evolution a ship-wide success.

We recently spent two weeks off the coast of Thailand, working alongside Thai and Republic of Korea navies in the trilateral amphibious exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold has been conducted every year for the last 37 years and has flourished into one of the largest multinational security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific region. The objectives are to improve the capabilities of partner nations; together we plan and conduct combined and joint operations, build relationships among participating nations across the region, and improve interoperability through a range of missions which included a large-scale natural disaster response.

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) A Republic of Korea Navy landing craft, mechanized enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a cross-decking evolution during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) A Republic of Korea Navy landing craft, mechanized enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a cross-decking evolution during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)

 

Bonhomme Richard and the 3d Marine Division along with the Thai and ROK forces made up an amphibious force of 2,300 Sailors, Marines and airmen from three nations.

I enjoyed the privilege of serving alongside Thai Navy Capt. Nuttapol Diewvanich, commander of the Royal Thai Navy amphibious transport dock HTMS Angthong (LPD-791), and Republic of Korea Capt Lee Hong Jeong, commander of Amphibious Squadron 53, who led ROK naval forces aboard ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687).

Before getting underway, we met face-to-face and discussed tactics, techniques and procedures, and walked through the assault on our objective beach. I truly enjoyed sharing experiences with these two leaders. They have an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge of amphibious operations.

We executed a full day focused on shipboard interoperability and recovered a ROK landing craft mechanized (LCM) from Cheon Ja Bong, similar to the Navy’s landing craft utility (LCU). We also recovered and launched a Royal Thai Navy S-70B Sea Hawk helicopter on Bonhomme Richard’s flight deck. The experience was invaluable for my Deck and Air Departments.

Since I assumed command last April, I have asked my crew to stay focused, Be ready, and always make an impact every day; during Cobra Gold we achieved that and more. It was an exercise that displayed all elements of teamwork as we worked alongside our mission partners.

LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2018) Capt. Larry McCullen, middle, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), discusses the ships well deck capabilities to officers of the Royal Thai military during a ship tour in support of Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2018) Capt. Larry McCullen, middle, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), discusses the ships well deck capabilities to officers of the Royal Thai military during a ship tour in support of Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

 

Exercises with our allies, such as Cobra Gold, greatly improve our interoperability and ability to respond to natural disasters with amphibious ships of the U.S. Navy, such as Bonhomme Richard. It gives me a certain sense of pride and satisfaction that this ship has the ability to quickly respond in any crisis to alleviate the suffering of many nations following a natural  disaster.

Cobra Gold builds on that readiness and fosters lasting bonds with nations that we will work side-by-side with here in the Pacific area of operations.

 

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Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Building on Partnerships at Cobra Gold

By Capt. Larry McCullen
Commanding officer, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

As the commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), my days are usually filled with myriad operations from launching or recovering amphibious craft to launching and landing helicopters on the flight deck.

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea amphibious landing ship ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during a Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea amphibious landing ship ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during a Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

 

Our crew spends countless hours maintaining onboard equipment and working toward the qualifications necessary to ensure mission completion. ‘Game day,’ or amphibious ops in a joint and combined environment, provides a great sense of professional satisfaction throughout the ship as we come together as a team to make a complex evolution a ship-wide success.

We recently spent two weeks off the coast of Thailand, working alongside Thai and Republic of Korea navies in the trilateral amphibious exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold has been conducted every year for the last 37 years and has flourished into one of the largest multinational security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific region. The objectives are to improve the capabilities of partner nations; together we plan and conduct combined and joint operations, build relationships among participating nations across the region, and improve interoperability through a range of missions which included a large-scale natural disaster response.

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) A Republic of Korea Navy landing craft, mechanized enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a cross-decking evolution during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) A Republic of Korea Navy landing craft, mechanized enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a cross-decking evolution during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)

 

Bonhomme Richard and the 3d Marine Division along with the Thai and ROK forces made up an amphibious force of 2,300 Sailors, Marines and airmen from three nations.

I enjoyed the privilege of serving alongside Thai Navy Capt. Nuttapol Diewvanich, commander of the Royal Thai Navy amphibious transport dock HTMS Angthong (LPD-791), and Republic of Korea Capt Lee Hong Jeong, commander of Amphibious Squadron 53, who led ROK naval forces aboard ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687).

Before getting underway, we met face-to-face and discussed tactics, techniques and procedures, and walked through the assault on our objective beach. I truly enjoyed sharing experiences with these two leaders. They have an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge of amphibious operations.

We executed a full day focused on shipboard interoperability and recovered a ROK landing craft mechanized (LCM) from Cheon Ja Bong, similar to the Navy’s landing craft utility (LCU). We also recovered and launched a Royal Thai Navy S-70B Sea Hawk helicopter on Bonhomme Richard’s flight deck. The experience was invaluable for my Deck and Air Departments.

Since I assumed command last April, I have asked my crew to stay focused, Be ready, and always make an impact every day; during Cobra Gold we achieved that and more. It was an exercise that displayed all elements of teamwork as we worked alongside our mission partners.

LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2018) Capt. Larry McCullen, middle, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), discusses the ships well deck capabilities to officers of the Royal Thai military during a ship tour in support of Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2018) Capt. Larry McCullen, middle, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), discusses the ships well deck capabilities to officers of the Royal Thai military during a ship tour in support of Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

 

Exercises with our allies, such as Cobra Gold, greatly improve our interoperability and ability to respond to natural disasters with amphibious ships of the U.S. Navy, such as Bonhomme Richard. It gives me a certain sense of pride and satisfaction that this ship has the ability to quickly respond in any crisis to alleviate the suffering of many nations following a natural  disaster.

Cobra Gold builds on that readiness and fosters lasting bonds with nations that we will work side-by-side with here in the Pacific area of operations.

 

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