In the Navy 7/7/2018

PACIFIC OCEAN. The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the Pacific Ocean while underway conducting operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer)

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii. Capt. Kevin Long, right, commander of Task Force 172, welcomes Cmdr. Young Sang Cho, deputy commander of the Republic of Korea navy’s (ROKN) Task Group 172.1, shortly after his arrival at Marine Corps Base Hawaii for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018. Twenty-six nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, approximately 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC is the World’s largest international maritime exercise, providing a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the World’s oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn)

GUAM. Lt. j.g. Colynn Cook, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, takes photos of a mortar during a training exercise. EODMU-5 is the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Richards)

GREAT LAKES, Ill. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer reviews the ceremonial honor guard at Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during boot camp graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC). Spencer served as the reviewing officer for the pass-in-review graduation ceremony where more than 650 recruits graduated from the Navy’s only boot camp. Spencer was making his second visit to RTC since being named secretary of the Navy on Aug. 3, 2017. About 38,000 to 40,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda S. Kitchner)


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