IN THE NAVY 7.24.2021

NAPLES, Italy. The the amphibious command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is moored pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Detachment Gaeta, during a helicopter exercise with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Dragon Whales” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, July 8, 2021. NSA Naples is an operational ashore base that enables U.S., allied, and partner nation forces to be where they are needed, when they are needed to ensure security and stability in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Green)
CORAL SEA . U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to conduct call away drills on a U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion after executing an amphibious raid rehearsal in the Coral Sea, July 19, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct call away drills in order to test maritime readiness, refine standard operating procedures, and sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet 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 Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach)
PACIFIC OCEAN. Sailors participate in a firefighting evolution during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), July 22, 2021. Carl Vinson is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sophia Simons)
CORAL SEA. The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) receives fuel from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a fueling-at-sea in support of flight deck operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biennially for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vincent E. Zline)

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