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IN THE NAVY 1/23/2021

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 14, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise portion of Exercise Atlas Handshake in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 14, 2021. Porter, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 14, 2021) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), left, watch as the ship pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for a fueling at sea, Jan. 14, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward deployed fleet, with its approximate 50-70 ships and submarines, 140 aircraft, and 20,000 Sailors in the area of operations at any given time, U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests throughout a free and open Indo-Pacific area of operations to foster maritime security, promote stability, and prevent conflict alongside 35 other maritime nations and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 15, 2021) Sailors conduct ‘horseshoe maneuvers’ in a rigid hull inflatable boat prior to boarding the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drill. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 15, 2021) Sailors maintain a 360-degree coverage on the flight deck during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

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