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120302-N-OK922-622 ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jenna Rainbolt, temporarily assigned to the security department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), is sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray during security academy OC spray qualifications. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)
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110912-N-RC734-066 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2011) Ensign Patricia Cunanan shoves a pie in the face of Command Master Chief Michael Lucas during a fundraiser aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Comstock is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility during a western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)
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090925-N-8848T-875 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Sept. 25, 2009) Lt. Col. Martine Dierckx, from the Belgian Armed Forces, looks over the shoulders of Fireman Brittany Trotter and Fireman Whitney Adams, both from Atlanta, in the Center for Naval Engineering Learning site at Training Support Center. Dierckx is part of the Corps of Foreign Naval Attaches visiting Recruit Training Command and Training Support Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)
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091001-N-8848T-020 NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Oct. 1, 2009) Patricia Adams, left, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Human Resources, and Capt. Annie B. Andrews, executive assistant and naval aide, talk with recruits during Pizza Night at Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy's only boot camp. Pizza Night is a congratulatory dinner the night before recruits graduate from boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)
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091003-N-5549O-080 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 3, 2009) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus greets U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen before the start of a college football game against the U.S. Air Force Academy at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
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091004-N-2564M-156 NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2009) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Elizabether Mahaney mans the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as the ship gets underway. Wasp will be conducting operations and exercises in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew J. McCord/Released)
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091005-N-2888Q-003 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Oct. 5, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Amanda Valenzuela, assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Albuquerque, gives an infant a Navy bear as part of a Caps For Kids visit to the pediatric department of Presbyterian Hospital during Albuquerque Navy Week. Twenty-one Navy Weeks are planned across America in 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lucy M. Quinn/Released)
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091005-N-4954I-026 BREMERTON, Wash. (Oct. 5, 2009) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Heather Laberdee. from Whitehouse, Ohio, cleans the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System during routine maintenance on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is taking part in a continuous incremental availability in her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Ilyankoff/Released)
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091006-N-5338T-035 MONS, Belgium (Oct. 6, 2009) Rear Adm. James Foggo talks with Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christine Perez during a uniform inspection at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Foggo is the executive officer to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe as well as the senior United States Naval officer and is responsible for approximately ninety-two U.S. Navy officers and enlisted personnel at the international NATO base. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 2nd Class Marie Taylor/Released)
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110727-N-YQ852-080 GULF OF ADEN (July 27, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ashley Botbyl, from Warwick, N.Y., scrubs down an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is conducting operations 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 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)
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Army Chief Warrant Officer Amber Smith (left) and Air Force Capt. Kelly Smith (right) celebrate at a graduation for their younger sister, Army Chief Warrant Officer Lacey Smith (center). All three Smith sisters are pilots in the armed forces.
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091108-N-7280V-646 DA NANG, Vietnam (Nov. 8, 2009) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Lesha Aldridge, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet Staff, paints a playground fence during a community outreach project at To Hien Thanh Elementary School. Blue Ridge and Lassen are in Da Nang for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)
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091111-N-7280V-672 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 11, 2009) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Lashaunda Foster demonstrates force protection techniques after getting sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum during a security reactionary force, non-lethal weapons class aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is underway for a scheduled fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2009) Quartermaster Seaman Samantha Elwell, from Hudson, N.H., calculates the range distance as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 13, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) scrub the weather decks during an aqueous film forming foam countermeasure wash down. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)
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091120-N-2475A-029 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Sarah Longanecker, from Seattle, stands lookout watch on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to homeport in San Diego after completing a sustainment exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN – (Nov. 23, 2009) - Quartermaster 2nd Class Janice Carmenattycharon, the assistant navigator and a Maricao, Puerto Rico native, plots navigation charts aboard landing craft utility (LCU) 1665 attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1, Det. B. LCU 1665 is attached to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Sarah E. Bitter)
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091124-N-4053P-002 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 24, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Kristina Perham, assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, spot ties wiring on an EA-6B Prowler in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Patton/Released)
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091130-N-3666S-015 PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 30, 2009) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Wendy Fort, assigned to Navy Information Operations Command, Hawaii, looks through the different components of the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) at the Naval Station Pearl Harbor Uniform Center. Navy Exchange Command recently accelerated the distribution of the NWU to various regions, including Hawaii, due to sufficient inventory of the most in-demand sizes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup/Released)
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110715-N-WS480-019 NORFOLK (July, 15, 2011) Sailors wait for the order to disembark the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andre Rhoden/Released)