201123-N-YO638-1259 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2020) Left wing pilot Maj. Frank Zastoupil, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts the Pitch-Up Break maneuver during a training flight over Pensacola, Florida. The Blue Angels are conducting training flights over Pensacola to build flight and maintenance proficiency on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet platform and maintain readiness. The 2021 show season will be the Blue Angels’ first year flying the Super Hornet platform as well as the 75th anniversary of the team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody Hendrix)
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Blue Angels Super Hornet Training

201123-N-YO638-1259 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2020) Left wing pilot Maj. Frank Zastoupil, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts the Pitch-Up Break maneuver during a training flight over Pensacola, Florida. The Blue Angels are conducting training flights over Pensacola to build flight and maintenance proficiency on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet platform and maintain [Read More …]

201119-N-OU681-1345 KINGSVILLE, Texas (Nov. 19 2020) A student naval aviator and instructor pilot assigned to Training Air Wing 2 aboard Naval Air Station Kingsville conduct a training flight in a T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft, Nov. 19, 2020. TRAWING 2 comprises two training squadrons that conduct intermediate and advanced undergraduate strike pilot training for Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released)
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Training Air Wing 2 Flight Operations

201119-N-OU681-1345 KINGSVILLE, Texas (Nov. 19 2020) A student naval aviator and instructor pilot assigned to Training Air Wing 2 aboard Naval Air Station Kingsville conduct a training flight in a T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft, Nov. 19, 2020. TRAWING 2 comprises two training squadrons that conduct intermediate and advanced undergraduate strike pilot training for Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy [Read More …]

KINGS BAY, Ga. (Nov. 17, 2020) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) (Blue) returns to homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, following a strategic deterrent patrol. The ship is one of six ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic-missiles with multiple warheads. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ashley Berumen/Released)
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USS Tennessee (SSBN 734)(Blue) returns to Kings Bay, Ga.

KINGS BAY, Ga. (Nov. 17, 2020) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) (Blue) returns to homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, following a strategic deterrent patrol. The ship is one of six ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic-missiles with multiple warheads. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass [Read More …]

201117-N-ZR324-1181 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 17, 2020) Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy sail in formation, Nov. 17, 2020, in the North Arabian Sea as part of Exercise Malabar 2020. Malabar 2020 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific where the U.S. Navy has patrolled for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jose Madrigal)
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Malabar Photo Exercise 2020

201117-N-ZR324-1181 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 17, 2020) Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy sail in formation, Nov. 17, 2020, in the North Arabian Sea as part of Exercise Malabar 2020. Malabar 2020 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity [Read More …]

201110-N-ER806-1205 SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 10, 2020) Members from SEAL Team 5 and the explosive ordnance disposal capability of Task Force 75 execute a close quarter combat training scenario on Naval Base Guam. CTF 75 is the U.S. 7th Fleet’s primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of maritime expeditionary security, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Bauer)
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SEALs and EOD Sailors Conduct Insertion Exercise in Guam

Members from SEAL Team 5 and the explosive ordnance disposal capability of Task Force 75 execute a close quarter combat training scenario on Naval Base Guam. CTF 75 is the U.S. 7th Fleet’s primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of maritime expeditionary security, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the Indo-Pacific. [Read More …]

201114-N-CL550-1090 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 14, 2020) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck as the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returns to Yokosuka, Japan, following a six-month deployment. During Ronald Reagan’s deployment, the ship transited nearly 60,000 nautical miles, conducting dual-carrier operations with USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group, exercise Valiant Shield, Exercise Keen Sword, Expeditionary Strike Force operations with USS America (LHA 6), flight operations in the Indian Ocean for the first time in more than four years, as well as trilateral integrated operations with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Returns to Yokosuka, Japan Following 6-Month Deployment

201114-N-CL550-1090 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 14, 2020) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck as the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returns to Yokosuka, Japan, following a six-month deployment. During Ronald Reagan’s deployment, the ship transited nearly 60,000 nautical miles, conducting dual-carrier operations with USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group, exercise Valiant Shield, Exercise [Read More …]

201106-N-MH811-1516 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 06, 2020) – Gunner’s Mate Chief Ricardo Stewart, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., left, watches as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Cullen McArdle, from New Brunswick, N.J., fires a flare during a flare exercise aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Molly M. Crawford/Released)
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USS Barry Conducts a Flare Excercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 06, 2020) – Gunner’s Mate Chief Ricardo Stewart, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., left, watches as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Cullen McArdle, from New Brunswick, N.J., fires a flare during a flare exercise aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. [Read More …]

Ships from multiple nations sail in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative approach toward regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
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McCain conducts GUNEX during Malabar 2020

Ships from multiple nations sail in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative [Read More …]

The Indian Navy Sindhughosh-class submarine INS Sindhuraj (S 57) leads a formation of during a photo exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative approach toward regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
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McCain participates in PHOTOEX during Malabar 2020

The Indian Navy Sindhughosh-class submarine INS Sindhuraj (S 57) leads a formation of during a photo exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in [Read More …]

201012-N-LD903-1008 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
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Makin Island Underway

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by [Read More …]