• Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) transits in close formation as one of 40 ships and submarines representing 13 international partner nations during Rim of the Pacific 2016.
  • Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) heave on a mooring line as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific 2016.
  • U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Delta Pilots fly in formation at Air Power Expo.
  • Sailors signal to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it hovers over the flight deck of the Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).
  • An AH-1Z Viper helicopter, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), patrols waters near the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
  •  An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during routine flight operations.
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  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) man the rails as Mason departs Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Sailors and Marines man the rails as the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD7) passes by the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin.


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