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Faces of the Fleet: 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor attacks

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The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu was an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks.

Thank you for your toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative that you demonstrated on Dec. 7th, 1941, and throughout your careers. We honor the past because you’ve inspired the future. BZ, shipmates!

HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Charping, of Charlotte, North Carolina, assigned to Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC), gets a hug from a World War II veteran arriving at Honolulu International Airport. More than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, arrived in Honolulu to participate in the remembrance events throughout the week to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served during Dec. 7, 1941, and throughout the Pacific Theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Charping, of Charlotte, North Carolina, assigned to Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC), gets a hug from a World War II veteran arriving at Honolulu International Airport. More than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, arrived in Honolulu to participate in the remembrance events throughout the week to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served during Dec. 7, 1941, and throughout the Pacific Theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
Ray Chavez, a 104-year-old Navy veteran and the oldest surviving Pearl Harbor veteran, poses for a photo after being greeted by several military members and personnel at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
Ray Chavez, a 104-year-old Navy veteran and the oldest surviving Pearl Harbor veteran, poses for a photo after being greeted by several military members and personnel at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) A U.S. Navy World War II veteran shows a photo of himself to several military members and personnel after the arrival of an American Airline honor flight from Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2016) A U.S. Navy World War II veteran shows a photo of himself to several military members and personnel after the arrival of an American Airline honor flight from Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016) Delton E. Walling, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, chief of Navy Chaplains, engage with one another before the USS Utah Memorial Sunset Service on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016) Delton E. Walling, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, chief of Navy Chaplains, engage with one another before the USS Utah Memorial Sunset Service on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks to Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins, from Bend, Oregon, during the unveiling of a new submarine exhibit at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Griffin/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2016) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks to Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins, from Bend, Oregon, during the unveiling of a new submarine exhibit at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Griffin/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder wipes away tears during the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 75th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans,' family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rebecca Wolfbrandt/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder wipes away tears during the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The 75th commemoration, co-hosted by the U.S. military, the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii, provided veterans,’ family members, service members and the community a chance to honor the sacrifices made by those who were present Dec. 7, 1941, as well as throughout the Pacific theater. Since the attacks, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rebecca Wolfbrandt/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Martha Sue Stanley Cvijanovich, a 12-year-old living in Navy housing at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, attends the 75th Commemoration event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Martha Sue Stanley Cvijanovich, a 12-year-old living in Navy housing at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, attends the 75th Commemoration event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Conter attends the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Conter attends the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, gives his opening remarks during a memorial ceremony and interment service for John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, and Clarendon R. Hetrick, seaman first class, at the USS Arizona Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, gives his opening remarks during a memorial ceremony and interment service for John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, and Clarendon R. Hetrick, seaman first class, at the USS Arizona Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Sailors assigned to Navy Honors and Ceremonies Detachment render a rifle salute for John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, during a memorial and interment ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Sailors assigned to Navy Honors and Ceremonies Detachment render a rifle salute for John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, during a memorial and interment ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonies Detachment present the American flag to the families of John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, and Clarendon R. Hetrick, seaman first class, both USS Arizona survivors during an interment ceremony on the USS Arizona Memorial. (Navy photo by Petty Officer First Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonies Detachment present the American flag to the families of John D. Anderson, boatswain’s mate 2nd class, and Clarendon R. Hetrick, seaman first class, both USS Arizona survivors during an interment ceremony on the USS Arizona Memorial. (Navy photo by Petty Officer First Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)

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