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We are professional Sailors and civilians - a diverse and agile force exemplifying the highest standards of service to our nation, at home and abroad, at sea and ashore.

BU3 Merlyna Crank, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Det. 4, gets ready to set up targets for weapons training with special operators of Task Force 7th Group, 3rd Battalion at Fire Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Photo by MC2 Eli J. Medellin

Lt. Cmdr. Everett Alcorn signals a launch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 154 is catapulted from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Photo by MC2 Kyle Steckler

U.S. Naval Academy slot back Shun White (26) runs for a touchdown during the 109th Army-Navy college football game at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia.

Photo by MC2 Joshua Kelsey

ET1 Hasani Thomas stands the lookout watch aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) as the ship transits the Canadian Welland Canal section of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Photo by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix

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Ensign John Guzman uses an azimuth circle aboard USS Kauffman (FFG 59) during leapfrog exercises with the Royal Navy off the coast of Peru.

Photo by MC2 Brandon Shelander

USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) arrives in Poti, Republic of Georgia, to deliver humanitarian supplies. A European command's joint humanitarian assistance assessment team worked with elements of international governments, non-governmental organizations and the Republic of Georgia to assist the Georgian people affected by their conflict with Russia.

Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason T. Bailey

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Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 conduct a hot extract after using smoke canisters to cover their movements during live-fire immediate action drills at the riverine training range, Fort Knox, Ky.

Photo by MCC Kathryn Whittenberger

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ABH3 Damien Clines, from Los Angeles, repaints weapons elevator safety lines on the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while in the Indian Ocean.

Photo by MC2 James R. Evans

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BM1 Barbara Korpi, assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, participates in the annual Captain's Cup Ultimate Seabee competition as she runs through a wash rack with a 45-pound sandbag in her backpack.

Photo by MC2 Class Brian P Caracci

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Lt. j.g. William Christian makes the most of his down time exercising in the empty well deck aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

Photo by MC2 Kristopher Wilson

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SS/SW) Rick West meets with Sailors for lunch at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, during his visit to the base.

Photo by MC1 Jennifer A. Villalovos

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Sailors practice firing at paper targets on the first day of live-firing with the 9mm Beretta pistol. Sailors train in handgun marksmanship at Woolmarket Pistol and Rifle Range, Gulfport, Miss., during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Skills School training exercise.

Photo by MC1 Roger S. Duncan

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ABHAN Raymond Calloway, from Sherman, Texas, directs an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fight Squadron 146 during flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

Photo by MC3 Walter M. Wayman

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Middle Eastern military forces disembark a U.S. Navy air cushioned landing craft during a live-fire rehearsal of the final exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit during Red Reef '08.

Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Patrick M. Johnson-Campbell

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Title Annotation:AGILE
Publication:All Hands
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2009
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