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  • Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Dawson, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, prepares to hold his son after deployment. VP-46 recently returned to their homeport from a seven and half-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Cole (Released)  160328-N-EP641-011
  • A P-3C Orion aircraft approaches the runway at Andersen Air Force Base during Exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Cole (Released)  160915-N-EP641-184
  • 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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Patrol Squadron 46 Receives Consecutive Battle "E" Award

Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller and Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Rear Adm. Roy Kelly were both on hand, June 7, to present Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 with their second Battle Effectiveness Award in as many years.

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Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today's Security Challenges

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told this year's U.S. Naval War College graduates, June 15, he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time.

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