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Sailors fire 9 mm pistols during a low-light small arms qualification exercise aboard USS Anchorage. Most Navy security department firearms training takes place on an outdoor range, during daylight hours, and under optimal weather conditions. Security forces also operate under less-than-optimal weather conditions and in darkness or diminished light. To familiarize security personnel with the inherent handicaps of low-visibility fire and the necessary compensations, the Handgun Lowlight Course is fired annually.

Sailors fire 9 mm pistols during a low-light small arms qualification exercise aboard USS Anchorage. Most Navy security department firearms training takes place on an outdoor range, during daylight hours, and under optimal weather conditions. Security forces also operate under less-than-optimal weather conditions and in darkness or diminished light. To familiarize security personnel with the inherent handicaps of low-visibility fire and the necessary compensations, the Handgun Lowlight Course is fired annually.

Did you know that the Navy helps with the recovery of modules from the space program? This photo is from the second at-sea testing for the Orion crew module using a well deck recovery method.

Did you know that the Navy helps with the recovery of modules from the space program? This photo is from the second at-sea testing for the Orion crew module using a well deck recovery method.

We’re just sharing this so you can get an idea of how big the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye really is.

We’re just sharing this so you can get an idea of how big the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye really is.

Planes? Check. Helos? Check. Aircraft carrier? Check.Just another day at sea for the Sailors aboard USS George Washington.

Planes? Check. Helos? Check. Aircraft carrier? Check.

Just another day at sea for the Sailors aboard USS George Washington.

Just aim between that rainbow right there.

Just aim between that rainbow right there.

Around the World Wednesday: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex departs from Seattle’s Pier 90 to return home after participating in Seattle Seafair Fleet Week 2014. Fleet Weeks are a collection of events celebrating America’s maritime defense arm of the military held each year in large U.S. cities. They provide an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy and to experience the best of the sea services.

Around the World Wednesday: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex departs from Seattle’s Pier 90 to return home after participating in Seattle Seafair Fleet Week 2014. Fleet Weeks are a collection of events celebrating America’s maritime defense arm of the military held each year in large U.S. cities. They provide an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy and to experience the best of the sea services.

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On this Labor Day, if you have the day off from work, enjoy yourself. And remember the 430,000+ Sailors around the world defending our seas, air and land today and every day.

On this Labor Day, if you have the day off from work, enjoy yourself. And remember the 430,000+ Sailors around the world defending our seas, air and land today and every day.

Guess this landing craft air cushion (LCAC) is pretty lucky!

Guess this landing craft air cushion (LCAC) is pretty lucky!

Are you heading to medical school or do you have any medical-related classes this year? Make sure to download the America’s Navy Anatomy Study Guide app. Why?- It’s free!- Features 3-D functionality- Approved by the Navy Bureau of Medicine- Did we mention it’s free?Download it today!App Store: http://bit.ly/1jOUmHlGoogle Play™: http://bit.ly/1pPtYm0

Are you heading to medical school or do you have any medical-related classes this year? Make sure to download the America’s Navy Anatomy Study Guide app. Why?
- It’s free!
- Features 3-D functionality
- Approved by the Navy Bureau of Medicine
- Did we mention it’s free?

Download it today!
App Store: http://bit.ly/1jOUmHl
Google Play™: http://bit.ly/1pPtYm0