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  • The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the 2017 New Orleans Air Show at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. ( U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edward Guttierrez III (Released)  170422-N-KE519-031
  • Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) unload ordnance from an aircraft during a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ian Kinkead (Released)  170420-N-NI812-192
  • Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conduct flight operations in the Pacific Ocean. Nimitz is underway conducting composite training unit exercise with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ian Kinkead (Released)  170420-N-NI812-057
  • Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participate in a damage control training exercise. Ross is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price (Released)  170424-N-FQ994-043
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Benjamin Odea, from Lansing, Mich., shows off his Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) ribbon during the SAAPM 5K run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is observed each April to identify and strengthen the roles that Sailors and Marines play in combating sexual assault.  Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson (Released)  170421-N-UT455-059
  • Quartermaster 3rd Class Tylique Wynn, left, and Quartermaster 2nd Class Amanda Martin prepare to use a flag to signal the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a tailored ship's training availability off the coast of California.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex Corona (Released)  170422-N-VN584-241
  • The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is operating as part of U.S. 7th Fleet, but remains deployed under the U.S. 3rd Fleet Forward operating concept, which provides additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander and leverages the capabilities of both 3rd and 7th Fleets. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released)  170423-N-GD109-023
  • The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan for a scheduled port visit while conducting routine patrols throughout the western Pacific. Michigan is the second submarine of the Ohio-class of ballistic missile and guided missile submarines, and the third U.S. ship to bear the name. Michigan is homeported in Bremerton, Wash. and is forwarded deployed from Guam.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine Ralliford (Released)  170425-N-WT427-002

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