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IN THE NAVY 9.18.2021

SOUTH CHINA SEA. An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the ÒArgonautsÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 prepares to launch off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Sept. 11, 2021. The 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 Seaman Isaiah Williams)
Norfolk, Va.– Flags fly at half mast in front of Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation on Sept. 11. Allied Command Transformation is NATO’s warfare development command located in North America, dedicated to preserving the peace, security, and territorial integrity of Alliance members by leading the warfare development of military structures, forces, and doctrines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Waddell)
STOYSTOWN, Pa. — Capt. J. W. David Kurtz, commanding officer of amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), gives remarks during the 20th observance of 9/11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W. Bush delivered remarks during the ceremony, and President Joe Biden visited the site for a wreath laying at the Wall of Names. The U.S. Navy sent 40 members of the Somerset crew to Somerset County for a multi-day trip honoring the Department of Defense’s theme to “Educate and Remember” with participation in community relations events, school visits, and public appearances to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the 40 heroes lost on Flight 93. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs)
STOYSTOWN, Pa. — Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) man the ceremonial gate for families of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 during the 20th observance of 9/11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial. The families walked beyond the gate to visit the sandstone boulder marking the flight’s final resting place. The U.S. Navy sent 40 members of the Somerset crew to Somerset County for a multi-day trip honoring the Department of Defense’s theme to “Educate and Remember” with participation in community relations events, school visits, and public appearances to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the 40 heroes lost on Flight 93. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs)
STOYSTOWN, Pa. — Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) pose for a photo at the Wall of Names during the 20th observance of 9/11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial. The U.S. Navy sent 40 members of the Somerset crew to Somerset County for a multi-day trip honoring the Department of Defense’s theme to “Educate and Remember” with participation in community relations events, school visits, and public appearances to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the 40 heroes lost on Flight 93. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs)

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