CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Nov. 25, 2021) – U.S. Navy Senior Chief Builder Sean Spence, left, and Chief Boatswain’s Mate Francis Morales, Sailors currently deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), serve a Thanksgiving meal to their fellow service members. Camp Lemonnier serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing support to ships, aircraft and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The base enables maritime and combat operations in the Horn of Africa while fostering positive U.S.-Africa relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Word)
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Thanksgiving at Camp Lemonnier

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Nov. 25, 2021) – U.S. Navy Capt. David Faehnle, commanding officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), serves a Thanksgiving meal to deployed service members. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing support to ships, aircraft and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The base enables maritime and combat [Read More …]

211125-N-YN807-1136 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 25, 2021) Sailors participate in a Thanksgiving 5k run on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Nov. 25, 2021. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Megan Alexander)
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailors Participate in Thanksgiving 5k Run

211125-N-YN807-1136 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 25, 2021) Sailors participate in a Thanksgiving 5k run on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Nov. 25, 2021. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force [Read More …]

211119-N-TC847-1062 EAST CHINA SEA (Nov. 19, 2021) Gunner's Mate Seaman Joan Almazan shoots shot line to Lewis and Clark dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). Higgins is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/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 Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christine Montgomery/released)
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USS Higgins (DDG 76) Replenishment at Sea

211119-N-TC847-1062 EAST CHINA SEA (Nov. 19, 2021) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Joan Almazan shoots shot line to Lewis and Clark dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). Higgins is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) conducts a Replenishment at Sea with the New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa. Howard is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy's largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photos by Lieutenant Junior Grade Justin Asuncion)
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USS Howard Conducts Underway Operations with New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) conducts a Replenishment at Sea with the New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa. Howard is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photos by Lieutenant Junior Grade Justin Asuncion)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) conducts a Replenishment at Sea with the New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa. Howard is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy's largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photos by Ensign Morgan Bollinger)
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USS Howard Conducts Underway Operations with New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) conducts a Replenishment at Sea with the New Zealand oiler HMNZS Aotearoa. Howard is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photos by Ensign Morgan Bollinger)

Active duty, retired and civilians marksman participate in the 8th annual Jimmy Ristow Garand rifle match in Moyock, N.C., Nov. 6, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik)
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GRF Marksmanship

Active duty, retired and civilians marksman participate in the 8th annual Jimmy Ristow Garand rifle match in Moyock, N.C., Nov. 6, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik)

211122-N-LI768-1164 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 22, 2021) – Ensign Becky O, from Las Vegas, uses a range-finder to relay distances as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
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USS Tulsa Replenishment-at-Sea

211122-N-LI768-1164 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 22, 2021) – Ensign Becky O, from Las Vegas, uses a range-finder to relay distances as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet [Read More …]

211121-N-HS181-1387 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 21, 2021) From left, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer JS Kirishima (DDG 174), JMSDF Asahi-class destroyer JS Asahi (DD 119), JMSDF Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chōkai (DDG 176), JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Inazuma (DD 105), and German Navy Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Bayern (F 217) sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX), Nov. 21. ANNUALEX 2021 is a multilateral exercise conducted by elements of the Royal Australian, Royal Canadian, German, JMSDF and U.S. navies to demonstrate naval inoperability and a joint commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Haydn N. Smith)
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Maritime Forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. Participate in ANNUALEX 2021

211121-N-HS181-1387 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 21, 2021) From left, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer JS Kirishima (DDG 174), JMSDF Asahi-class destroyer JS Asahi (DD 119), JMSDF Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chōkai (DDG 176), JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Inazuma (DD 105), and German Navy Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Bayern (F 217) sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX), Nov. 21. [Read More …]

211104-N-CE120-1006 KWAJALEIN ATOLL, Marshall Islands (Nov. 4, 2021) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Brandon Blevins, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, backs up an 11k forklift on Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands. The Seabees with NMCB-5 worked with the U.S. Army to transport Civil Engineer Construction Equipment on a U.S. Army Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM 8609) vessel. The Seabees are supporting the local Marshallese government and assisting with the construction of a new police station. NMCB-5 is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific, strengthening their alliances and partnerships, and providing general engineering and civil support to joint operational forces. (U.S Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Jonathan Velasco)
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US Navy Seabees with NMCB-5 work with Marshallese Government

211104-N-CE120-1006 KWAJALEIN ATOLL, Marshall Islands (Nov. 4, 2021) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Brandon Blevins, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, backs up an 11k forklift on Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands. The Seabees with NMCB-5 worked with the U.S. Army to transport Civil Engineer Construction Equipment on a U.S. Army Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM 8609) vessel. The Seabees are supporting [Read More …]

211118-N-TA290-1011 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Nov. 18, 2021)The U.S. Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG118) completes its maiden voyage and arrives to its home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prior to its commissioning in December. Prior to it's arrival, the Inouye conducted a tour through the Hawaiian Islands to pay tribute to the memory and legacy of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye and his lengthy career of service to the people of Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel Mayberry, NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor/Released)
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PCU USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) Completes Maiden Voyage

211118-N-TA290-1011 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Nov. 18, 2021)The U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG118) completes its maiden voyage and arrives to its home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prior to its commissioning in December. Prior to it’s arrival, the Inouye conducted a tour through the Hawaiian Islands to pay tribute to the memory and legacy [Read More …]