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Time passages….

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 28, 2017) – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transit the Philippine Sea.

From once bitter enemies, bent on total destruction of the other 75 years ago….

                            ….to fast and respected friends and allies….

                                      The United States and Japan.

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>>CLICK the photo for a much closer look….

>>Photo:  Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers, USN

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Trump speaks at the NRA and more: April 28 in photos

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference in Atlanta; The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Samidare and JS Ashigara, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transit the Philippine Sea; Pope Francis attends with Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb (unseen) during Al-Azhar International peace conference at Cairo, Egypt; Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany; and, A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq.

Theses are just a few of the photos of the day for April 28, 2017.

(Photos: Evan Vucci/AP, U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Handout via Reuters, Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters, Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images, Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)

See more photos of the day on Yahoo News.

Lt. Cmdr. Ben McCarty, second from left, reenlists Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Nikki Duffy on the yardarm of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

#AAPIHM17: The Navy recently celebrated the beginning of fabrication for the future USS Daniel Inouye on 31 October 2016. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is named for the former Hawaii Senator and WWII Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Captain Daniel Inouye.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Dec. 7, 2003) – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (HI-D), a World War II combat veteran and Medal of Honor winner, passes through the honor sideboys during the 62nd Pearl Harbor Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 250 distinguished visitors and veterans were expected to attend the ceremony which also included the guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) rendering honors, more than 40 wreath presentations, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. Adm. Fargo was the guest speaker at the commemoration. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis C. Cantrell. (RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), left, transits the East China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare (DD 106) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).

The Carl Vinson Strike Group includes the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing 2 and DesRon 2, including the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Micheal Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), deployed with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).

In a galaxy far from home….

Well, at least United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyerUSS Carney (DDG 64) is still firmly on planet Earth….only 5,000 miles (8,000 km) from home….patrolling under crystal clear skies in the Mediterranean Sea.

That’s her forward MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun….reflecting red night-lighting….with the universe painting a dramatic backdrop.

                              USS Carney earlier in the evening….

                                  __________________________

>>Top photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones, USN; CLICK the photo for a very cool larger version….

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U.S. Marines with 1st Raider Battalion, Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) climb a ladder unto the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during Exercise Multi Sail off of the coast of Guam, March 8, 2016.

The 5-inch gun is fired aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a live-fire training exercise. Ross is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

Those were the days….

SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 12, 2017) U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Robbie Hazen, temporarily assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), uses a pelorus as part of navigational training on the bridge.

                                           USS Stethem (DDG 63)

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The moment I saw this photo, a torrent of great old memories came flooding into my consciousness….for a good reminiscing session inside my head!

This was me 40 years ago….spending every waking moment working, studying, practicing….as I learned the art of seamanship, the art of leadership, and the qualities necessary for one to succeed as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

Those were days to always remember!

                                      ________________________

>>Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper, USN