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ASAN Anthony Hammond, from Ft. Washington, Md., assigned to the aircraft intermediate maintenance department at Naval Air Station Sigonella, performs tungsten inert gas welding during a training evolution. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for the U.S. 6th Fleet and NATO forces in the Mediterranean.

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ABE3 Nathan Scharf communicates with arresting gear engine room personnel as he looks at the flight control screen in the primary flight control tower aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Gulf of Oman.

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Kaitlynn Walker places her hand on the glass casing of a plasma ball at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk. Walker is a participant in Drug Education for Youth DEFY), a weeklong program designed to provide students awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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HM2 Porfirio Nino, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 104, plays with local children from the Bunyamanza village in Rwanda. MCAT-104 visited Rwanda to observe civil-military operations throughout the country. The team is deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to build lasting relationships with African partners and conduct civil affairs activities.

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Members of a Navy honor guard carry the remains of Capt. Michael Scott Speicher to All Saints Chapel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. Speicher was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet was shot down over Anbar Province, Iraq on the first day of offensive operations during Desert Storm on Jan. 17, 1991.

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Sailors aboard USS Hawaii (SSN 776) work to secure lines as the submarine moors pier side in Pearl Harbor. The sub can support many missions, including anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface ship warfare; strike; naval special warfare with special operations forces; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare.

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FC2 Chaung Pha of Sacramento, Calif., explains the functions of USS McCampbell's (DDG 85) Close-In Weapons System to Royal Australian Navy sailors assigned to HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) as part of a personnel cross-deck exercise series.

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Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) while transiting through Manila Bay, Philippines. George Washington is deployed supporting security and stability in the Western Pacific ocean.

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