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25. USS Fort McHenry in the Strait of Gibraltar

 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Dec. 26, 2014) Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) prepare the ship’s forecastle for an eastbound transit of the Strait of Gibraltar. Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin/Released)

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Dec. 26, 2014) Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) prepare the ship’s forecastle for an eastbound transit of the Strait of Gibraltar. Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin/Released)

24. USNS Spearhead Departs from Little Creek

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 28, 2014) The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Spearhead is deploying to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security efforts and to help build partnerships in the Gulf of New Guinea and off the coast of West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Desmond Parks/Released)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 28, 2014) The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Spearhead is deploying to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security efforts and to help build partnerships in the Gulf of New Guinea and off the coast of West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Desmond Parks/Released)

23. Aircraft Engine Testing on the USS John C. Stennis

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 11, 2014) An aircraft engine is tested on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Hamilton/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 11, 2014) An aircraft engine is tested on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Hamilton/Released)

22. USS Carl Vinson Preparing for Strike Operations Against the Islamic State

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 8, 2014) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares for flight operations in the Arabian Gulf. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex King/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 8, 2014) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares for flight operations in the Arabian Gulf. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex King/Released)

21. Navy Divers Working on the USS Anchorage

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014) The Orion crew module is in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 and Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11‐7, recovered the module during the Orion Program's first exploration flight test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Keen/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014) The Orion crew module is in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 and Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11‐7, recovered the module during the Orion Program’s first exploration flight test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Keen/Released)

20. MH-60S Helicopter Gets A Hot In-Flight Refueling

MEDITERANNEAN SEA (Nov. 24, 2014) Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) perform a hot in-flight refueling with an MH-60S helicopter from the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during flight quarters. Donald Cook, homeported in Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

MEDITERANNEAN SEA (Nov. 24, 2014) Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) perform a hot in-flight refueling with an MH-60S helicopter from the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during flight quarters. Donald Cook, homeported in Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

19. A Frozen USS Cook in the Black Sea

BLACK SEA (Jan. 7, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea. Donald Cook is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

BLACK SEA (Jan. 7, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea. Donald Cook is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

18. SEALs Conducting Combat Diver Training

SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2013) U.S. Navy SEALs jump out of an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter during a combat diver course. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2013) U.S. Navy SEALs jump out of an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter during a combat diver course. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

17. Guy Never Misses A Chance To Salute

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (May 4, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Thomas Kinn, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, salutes as he steps off the ramp of a C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing of Missouri Air National Guard during the Sound of Speed Air Show rehearsal at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial parachute demonstrations in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Turner/Released)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (May 4, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Thomas Kinn, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, salutes as he steps off the ramp of a C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing of Missouri Air National Guard during the Sound of Speed Air Show rehearsal at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial parachute demonstrations in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Turner/Released)

16. SEALs Getting Out of Dodge

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A Navy SEAL platoon hangs beneath an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Wolves of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 84 as they perform a special patrol insertion and extraction (SPIE) exercise during a demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Naval Special Warfare community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT-SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage, and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Daniels/Released)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 17, 2010) A Navy SEAL platoon hangs beneath an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Wolves of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 84 as they perform a special patrol insertion and extraction (SPIE) exercise during a demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Naval Special Warfare community displayed its capabilities as part of the 41st UDT-SEAL East Coast Reunion celebration. Events are planned throughout the weekend to honor UDT/SEAL history, heritage, and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Daniels/Released)

15. Underwater Knot Tying

 Instructors watch a Basic Crewman Training (BCT) student demonstrate knot-tying skills during water proficiency training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. BCT is the first phase of the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) training program. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy's inventory of state-of-the-art, high-performance boats used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie (Released)

Instructors watch a Basic Crewman Training (BCT) student demonstrate knot-tying skills during water proficiency training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. BCT is the first phase of the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) training program. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy’s inventory of state-of-the-art, high-performance boats used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie (Released)

14. SEALs Exiting A C-130 Hercules

 FORT PICKETT, Va. (Dec. 8, 2011) U.S. Navy SEALs exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Anthony Harding/Released)

FORT PICKETT, Va. (Dec. 8, 2011) U.S. Navy SEALs exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Anthony Harding/Released)

13. Blue Angels Over Chicago

CHICAGO (Aug 14, 2014) Left wing pilot Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, flies above Chicago during a practice demonstration in preparation for the Chicago Air and Water Show, scheduled for Aug 16 and 17. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Lindsey/Released)

CHICAGO (Aug 14, 2014) Left wing pilot Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, flies above Chicago during a practice demonstration in preparation for the Chicago Air and Water Show, scheduled for Aug 16 and 17. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Lindsey/Released)

12. Boarding Party

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 24, 2014) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) participate in a live-fire exercise with the Marine Reconnaissance Force, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) on the ship's flight deck. New York, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 24, 2014) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) participate in a live-fire exercise with the Marine Reconnaissance Force, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) on the ship’s flight deck. New York, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo/Released)

11. The USS Mitscher Conducting Night Operations in the Arabian Gulf

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. Mitscher is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. Mitscher is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

10. Flight Operations on the USS John C. Stennis

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 13, 2014) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Myron Aldan directs an aircraft onto a catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 13, 2014) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Myron Aldan directs an aircraft onto a catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

9. Superhornets Coming Home 

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 is the first aircraft to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) since April 2013. John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 is the first aircraft to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) since April 2013. John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

8. Sailors Man the Phone and Distance Line 

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 7, 2014) Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 7, 2014) Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

7. USS George H. W. Bush in the Strait of Gibraltar

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Nov. 6, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Juan D. Guerra/Released)

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Nov. 6, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Juan D. Guerra/Released)

6. The Marines Are Here

CAMP LE JEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) Marines disembark landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicles at Camp Le Jeune, N.C. during the multinational exercise Bold Alligator 2014. Bold Alligator is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. Working with coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces. The exercise takes place Oct. 29 - Nov. 10, 2014, afloat and ashore along the Eastern seaboard. #BoldAlligator14 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

CAMP LE JEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) Marines disembark landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicles at Camp Le Jeune, N.C. during the multinational exercise Bold Alligator 2014. Bold Alligator is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. Working with coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces. The exercise takes place Oct. 29 – Nov. 10, 2014, afloat and ashore along the Eastern seaboard. #BoldAlligator14 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

5. F-35 Lightning Preparing for Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2014) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter is prepared for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The F-35 Lightning II is undergoing initial at-sea trials aboard Nimitz. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Cote/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2014) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter is prepared for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The F-35 Lightning II is undergoing initial at-sea trials aboard Nimitz. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Cote/Released)

4. Clearance Divers in the Gulf of Aqaba

GULF OF AQABA (Oct. 29, 2014) Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit 3, assigned to Task Group 523.3, and divers from the Royal Naval Force of Jordan, conduct a search dive while participating in International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). IMCMEX includes navies from 44 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Rolston/Released)

GULF OF AQABA (Oct. 29, 2014) Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit 3, assigned to Task Group 523.3, and divers from the Royal Naval Force of Jordan, conduct a search dive while participating in International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). IMCMEX includes navies from 44 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Rolston/Released)

3. USS George H.W. Bush Headed Back to America After Combat Operations

GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 23, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Gulf of Aden. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 23, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Gulf of Aden. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/Released)

2. MV-22 Osprey Displays Static Lights

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 18, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey displays static lights while performing operational testing during night vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robin W. Peak/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 18, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey displays static lights while performing operational testing during night vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robin W. Peak/Released)

1. Sailors Swimming in the Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 27, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) participate in a command swim call. Halsey is on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 27, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) participate in a command swim call. Halsey is on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)