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In waters east of Japan, Sailors prepare to scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. (George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, protects and defends the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.)

In waters east of Japan, Sailors prepare to scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. (George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, protects and defends the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.)

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima fires its Mk31 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher. Boom.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima fires its Mk31 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher. Boom.

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Kyle Daggett observes aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a vertical replenishment-at-sea (VERTREP).

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Kyle Daggett observes aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a vertical replenishment-at-sea (VERTREP).

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps is our biggest source for fresh sharp minds to lead #AmericasNavy in our mission of safety & stability across the globe.Offering to help pay for your education and job security when you graduate are two of the many incentives you gain as a Naval Reserve Officer.Would you like to know more? Find us at: http://bit.ly/1r6ACqF

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps is our biggest source for fresh sharp minds to lead #AmericasNavy in our mission of safety & stability across the globe.

Offering to help pay for your education and job security when you graduate are two of the many incentives you gain as a Naval Reserve Officer.

Would you like to know more? Find us at: http://bit.ly/1r6ACqF

A Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer jumps from his Seahawk helicopter into the sea during a search-and-rescue exercise.

A Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer jumps from his Seahawk helicopter into the sea during a search-and-rescue exercise.

Around the World Wednesday: Sailors transit to a rendezvous point during joint river operations while in Corozal, Belize, as part of Southern Partnership Station. SPS focuses on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces.

Around the World Wednesday: Sailors transit to a rendezvous point during joint river operations while in Corozal, Belize, as part of Southern Partnership Station. SPS focuses on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leads a formation of 42 ships and submarines from 15 international partner nations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise and has taken place twenty-four times since 1971.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leads a formation of 42 ships and submarines from 15 international partner nations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise and has taken place twenty-four times since 1971.

United we stand, divided we fall. America’s Navy is honored to have diverse expertise within our ranks thanks to the Hispanic community. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

United we stand, divided we fall. America’s Navy is honored to have diverse expertise within our ranks thanks to the Hispanic community. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Ensign Rachel Messina, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, stands watch on the bridge. Traditionally, a 24-hour day in the Navy is divided into seven watches.

Ensign Rachel Messina, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, stands watch on the bridge. Traditionally, a 24-hour day in the Navy is divided into seven watches.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shane Tuck descends in the water column during underwater photography training. Can you believe you can get paid to do this?

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shane Tuck descends in the water column during underwater photography training. Can you believe you can get paid to do this?