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  • The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carlos Gomez (Released)  140723-N-OL640-024
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, second from right, eats lunch with Sailors on the enlisted mess decks aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) during a visit to the ship. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific and Africa Command areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140724-N-LV331-003
  • The Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham (Released)  140726-N-QG393-017
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, right, receives a tour of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) from Cmdr. Joseph Gagliano, left, commanding officer of Independence. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific and Africa Command areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140724-N-LV331-004
  • Sailors salute the holiday ensign during colors on the flight deck of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in observance of the 1-year memorial of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) tragedy. Blue Ridge and its crew have now entered a final upkeep and training phase in preparation to become fully mission capable for operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Semales (Released)  180617-N-YG414-096
  • Fire Controlmen 2nd Class Treveion Thorn, left, and Katherine Swol fire a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a live-fire gunnery exercise with Royal Thai Navy vessels in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2018. The Multilateral (CARAT) exercise, in its 2nd iteration and involving the U.S., Singapore and Thailand, is designed to enhance mutual capabilities in a broad spectrum of naval warfare that enable partner navies to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza (Released)  180618-N-FV739-123
  • U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners working from Polaris Point transfer torpedoes to the Los-Angeles Class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) from the pier, May 31, 2018.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alana M. Langdon (Released)  180531-N-DA434-098
  • Rear Adm. Dave Welch, right, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), responds to a question during an in-studio interview on KUSI News' Good Morning San Diego. SMWDC is one of the Navy's five Warfighting Development Centers and its mission is to increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the Surface Force across all domains.  U.S. Navy photo by Clinton Beaird (Released)  180616-N-SE292-003

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