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In The Navy 7.17.2021

Phillippine Sea. Amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) (left) recieves fuel lines from USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replinishment-at-sea. New Orleans, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Nicholas M. Skyles)
PHILIPPINE SEA. U.S. Marine with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fires at targets during a stress call drill aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, July 10, 2021. India Company executed stress call drills to simulate real life situations under stress while still maintaining proficiency with multiple weapon systems. The MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Daisha R. Ramirez)
SOUTH CHINA SEA. Chief Naval Air Crewman Brett Collins, from Jackson, Tenn., inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 assigned to Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18). Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve 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 Adam Butler)
SOUTH CHINA SEA. The Mk 110 57mm Gun Weapons System (GWS) is fired as part of a regular operational exercise aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18). Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve 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 Adam Butler)

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