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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Souda harbor after a routine port visit.
The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Souda harbor after a routine port visit.

YOUR Navy Today – Philippine Sea, Souda Bay, Indian Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, through this blog, we offer you a glimpse of what these men and women do on a daily basis.

IMCMEX 2013
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Jordan Bethune, right, pulls Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Travis Calvan back inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during hoist recovery training during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2013.
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Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Antonio Hill throws a messenger line to the pier from the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship returns to its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island.
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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Souda harbor after a routine port visit.
LCAC Operations
A landing craft, air cushion vessel assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transports light armored vehicles and Humvees assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU).
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
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Sailors heave on a line aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8).
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Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class George Glover, the flight deck operations safety officer, observes Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Edwards Kirtley, the landing signalman enlisted (LSE), as he directs the launch of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

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