IN THE NAVY 10.02.2021

CALLAO, PERU— The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at anchorage in Callao, Peru, Sept. 23, 2021. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running, maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Peru, it brings together multinational forces from twenty countries and includes 30 ships, four submarines, and twenty aircraft conducting operations off the coast of Lima and in the jungles of Iquitos. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations and focuses on strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Commander Kate Meadows/released)
BREMERTON, Wash. — The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits Puget Sound to its new homeport at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington, Sept. 23, 2021. Providence, the oldest active fast-attack submarine in the U.S. Navy, sailed from Groton, Connecticut and is scheduled to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heather C. Wamsley)
PHILIPPINE SEA — An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the ÒBounty HuntersÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Sept. 23, 2021. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff D. Kempton)
GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Seaman Dominick Mazuera, with his father at his side, lifts his son in the air after seeing him for the first time since joining the Navy and graduating from Recruit Training Command. More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Spencer Fling)

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