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A troubleshooter assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 136 braces himself after the launching of an EA-6B Prowler aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

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Photo by MCSN Kyle D. Gahlau

A special warfare combatant-craft crewman (SWCC) mans his GAU-17 minigun during live-fire patrol training along the Salt River in northern Kentucky. SWCCs attached to Special Boat Team 22 from Stennis, Miss., used the Special Operations Craft Riverine, which is specifically designed for the clandestine insertion and extraction of U.S. Navy SEALs and other special operations forces along shallow waterways and open water environments.

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Photo by MC2 Jayme Pastoric

A Navy chief petty officer participating in the Salt Lake City "Freedom Walk" is silhouetted on one of the walk's "Freedom Flags." The walk, held in conjunction with Utah Navy Week, showed support for troops fighting the global war on terrorism.

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Photo by MC1 Josh Treadwell

MA3 Mikaela Farrell, attached to Naval Station Rota's Waterfront Security, patrols Rota's inner harbor.

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Photo by MC3 James Hills

Members of the First Division of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fire a 21-gun salute during the full honors welcoming ceremony for Adm. Vladimir Masorin, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Photo by MC1 (AW) chad J. McNeeley

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Dive Team demonstrates his skills while submerged in the Navy's 6,800-gallon EOD Mobile Dive Tank at the Utah State Fair.

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Photo by MC1 Josh Treadwell

Lt. Dave Evans, assistant director of the U.S. Navy Europe-Africa Band "Topside," aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) gives a guitar lesson to children at the Yatima Group Orphanage, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Photo by Gillian Brigham

An F/A-18C Hornet, from Strike Fighter Squadron 147, breaks the sound barrier while making a high-speed pass close to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an air power demonstration. The demonstration showed the capability of the carrier and Carrier Air Wing 9 to family and friends who were invited to get underway with the ship.

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Photo by MC2 Ron Reeves

A visit, board, search and seizure team attached to the Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F 44) rappel onto their ship from a Brazil Navy Lynx helicopter during PANAMAX 2007.

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Photo by MC2 Todd Frantom

AD1 Alfredo Naferrete drops a portion of an American flag into a burn barrel during a flag retirement ceremony. More than 100 flags from local Veterans of Foreign Wars lodges and various local commands around Coronado, Calif., were retired in the ceremony as flags were properly disposed of by burning in barrels.

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Photo by MC1 Michael Moriatis

Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command units,Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Pickett, Va., and government contractors participated in a ceremony remembering Sept. 11, 2001,at Fort Pickett, Va.

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Photo by MC2 Laura A. Moore

CTR2 Douglas Smith, assigned to USS Lassen (DDG 82), grasps the next rung of a 30-foot ladder during a ladder climb qualification aboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Completing the ladder climb in less than two minutes is a prerequisite to attend visit, board, search and seizure school.

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Photo by MCSN Bryan Reckard

An aircrewman attached to USS Wasp (LHD 1), carries bottles of water to the citizens of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Wasp was diverted from an international maritime exercise in Panama to the coast of Nicaragua to assist with disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Felix.

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Photo by MC2 Zachary Borden
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Title Annotation:naval ships
Publication:All Hands
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2007
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