210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)
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USS San Diego Goes Underway

210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)

CORAL SEA (July 27, 2021) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts a fueling-at-sea with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) in support of flight deck operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biannually for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Cavenaile)
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USS America (LHA 6) Conducts Fueling-at-Sea during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

CORAL SEA (July 27, 2021) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts a fueling-at-sea with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) in support of flight deck operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biannually for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to [Read More …]

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 26, 2021) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Henry J. Kaiser class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Pinckney is deployed supporting Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffery L. Southerland/RELEASED)
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USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is underway in the Pacific Ocean

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 26, 2021) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Henry J. Kaiser class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Pinckney is deployed supporting Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass [Read More …]

CORAL SEA (July 21, 2021) An F-35B Lightning fighter aircraft from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Talisman Sabre 21, the ninth iteration and conducted since 2005, occurs biennially across Northern Australia. Australian, U.S. and other multinational partner forces use Talisman Sabre to enhance interoperability by training in complex, multi-domain operations scenarios that address the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan D. Berlier)
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USS America (LHA 6) Conducts Flight Operations

CORAL SEA (July 21, 2021) An F-35B Lightning fighter aircraft from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Talisman Sabre 21, the ninth iteration and conducted since 2005, occurs biennially across Northern Australia. Australian, U.S. and other multinational partner forces use Talisman [Read More …]

210715-N-RL695-1055 PONCE, PUERTO RICO - (July 15, 2021) -- Sailors assigned to the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) participates in search and rescue (SAR) and man overboard training, while the ship is in port Ponce, Puerto Rico for a planned maintenance availability (PMAV), July 15, 2021. Sioux City is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marianne Guemo/Released)
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USS Sioux City Sailor Participates in Search and Rescue and Man Overboard Training

210715-N-RL695-1055 PONCE, PUERTO RICO – (July 15, 2021) — Sailors assigned to the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) participates in search and rescue (SAR) and man overboard training, while the ship is in port Ponce, Puerto Rico for a planned maintenance availability (PMAV), July 15, 2021. Sioux City is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area [Read More …]

210720-N-GR586-1633 MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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HMLA-169 Conducts Live Fire Exercises in Misawa

210720-N-GR586-1633 MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct [Read More …]

210708-N-RL456-0504 CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (July 8, 2021) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cody Nicholson, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Reserve Unit, fires an M4 carbine rifle during a weapons qualification course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 08, 2021. Through mobilization readiness, the Navy Reserve provides support to the active component by developing and employing mobilization processes based on the MOB-to-Billet design which expedites activation of Reserve Component forces in times of need. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hunter S. Harwell/Released)
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LCSRON 2 Reservists Conduct Weapons Qualifications

210708-N-RL456-0504 CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (July 8, 2021) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cody Nicholson, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Reserve Unit, fires an M4 carbine rifle during a weapons qualification course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 08, 2021. Through mobilization readiness, the Navy Reserve provides support to the active component [Read More …]

EAST CHINA SEA (July 9, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Wayne Krupski, from Queens, N.Y., fires an M9 pistol during a small arms familiarization course on the flight deck aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arthur Rosen)
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Sailor Fires Pistol During Small Arms Familiarization Course

EAST CHINA SEA (July 9, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Wayne Krupski, from Queens, N.Y., fires an M9 pistol during a small arms familiarization course on the flight deck aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal [Read More …]

NORFOLK (April 13, 2021) - Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (HSC-5) participate in a search-and-rescue exercise April 13, 2021. HSC-5 is the MH-60S Seahawk squadron of Carrier Air Wing Seven that is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Novalee Manzella)
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SAR Jumps

NORFOLK (April 13, 2021) – Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (HSC-5) participate in a search-and-rescue exercise April 13, 2021. HSC-5 is the MH-60S Seahawk squadron of Carrier Air Wing Seven that is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Novalee [Read More …]