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120903-N-CB621-052.jpg by Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on Flickr.

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Sept. 03, 2012) - Fire Control Technician First Class Adam Gremp stands guard on a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) while pulling into port. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarine and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason C. Swink)

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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The great cloud-continents of sunset seas.

A Sailor signals an AH-1Z Viper helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and salutes the pilot as the aircraft lifts off again. Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. 

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl, 4 FEB 2015. Title from sonnet by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.)

090429-N-7280V-376.JPG by Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on Flickr.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 29, 2009) –Aviation Warfare Systems Operator-Helicopter 2nd Class Alan S. Tenbroeck gets ready for flight quarters as INS Ranvir (DDG 54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), and JDS Kurama (DDH 144) pull alongside amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during Exercise Malabar 2009. The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy are participating in Malabar, an annual exercise led by the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

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It’s Battleship, the board’s just bigger.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The operations mark the U.S. Navy’s continued presence throughout the area of responsibility. 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg, 18 JUN 2016. Philippine Sea.)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 11, 2011): USS Blue Ridge Sailors move supplies to support relief efforts in Japan following earthquake.
An all hands effort. The sailor on the left is a hull technician; the one on the right is a yeoman (admin staff). The helos in the background are wearing the colors of HSL-51, the Admiral’s VIP transports pressed into service to carry humanitarian supplies.
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An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter flies channel guard for the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as it passes through the Leyte Gulf on April 15, 2001. The Seahawk is attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan. The Kitty Hawk is deployed from Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex C. Witte, U.S. Navy. (Released)

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Endless blue.

A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The formation included F/A-18 Hornets from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, and the “Warhawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97. 

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The operations mark the U.S. Navy’s continued presence throughout the area of responsibility. 

(U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Steve Smith, 18 JUN 2016.)

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Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a tail gun shoot as part of their WESTPAC 14-2 deployment, in the 7th Fleet area of operations. 

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.

An F/A-18 Super Hornet from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) flies over Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn, 16 OCT 2014. Tagline quote Roberto Bolaño2666)