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The Naval Base Ventura County Honor Guard parades the colors as the University of Southern California Marching Band performed the national anthem during the 2008 Rose Bowl game.

Seaman Kiashi Hosey and Seaman Tiffany Drain rig a mooring line stopper on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Demonstration Team

Officer of the Deck, Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Perry makes the first official log entry for the new year in the bridge's log book aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class James Cameron shines a light to help Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Maurice Forbes install a shroud onto the wing of an F/A-18 Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrol and conduct a routine search of houses for any weapons or Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during a clearing mission.

Commodore Frank Ponds of the Kearsarge Strike Group, converses with Rear Adm. Ram Rutberg, commander, Haifa Naval Base.

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrol and search for weapons or Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during a clearing mission.

Builder 2nd Class Ulises Arias shows Capt. John B. Nowell Jr., Commodore, Africa Partnership Station (APS) and Ghanaian Navy Officers the progress made on the hospital being built by U.S. Navy Seabees.

Iraqi Army 2nd Brigade, 11th Division members graduate from Besmaya Range Complex.

Steelworker 3rd Class Phillip J. Tremiti, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, welds together a traditional

Iraqi Army 2nd Brigade, 11th Division members graduate from Besmaya Range Complex.

Commodore Frank Ponds of the Kearsarge Strike Group, greets Mayor Yona Yahav of Haifa during a port call for the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Iraqi Minister of Defence Abd al-Qadir al-Mufriji delivers a speech to the members of Iraqi Army 2nd Brigade during the graduation ceremony held at Besmaya Range Complex.

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrol and search for weapons or Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during a clearing mission.

Naval Medical Center San Diego began the New Year with the arrival of the first baby born in 2008.

Cheick Kongo, an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, pauses for a photo during the Ultimate Fighting Championship Affliction autograph signing at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marine Corps Exchange.

ennsylvania Congressman Joe Pitts visits with members of the Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Daniel Sferra attached to the

Afghan National Army Maj. Abdul Latif follows Petty Officer 1st Class Reynaldo S. Datu as they make their way back from an observation point on top of a mountain to a border checkpoint 500 meters below.

viation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kyle Blevins attached to the

Children of Marine families group together with Randy

An F/A-18 Hornet attached to the

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Reynaldo S. Datu, right, assigned to Marine embedded training team (ETT) 7-2 based in Okinawa, Japan, speaks with an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier

Col. Christopher E. O'Conner, CO of the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, greets Randy

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Frank Grassi, right, assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan checks on a patient three days after an Afghan doctor performed a Pericadio Centesis procedure on her.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Reynaldo S. Datu, assigned to Marine embedded training team (ETT) 7-2 based in Okinawa, Japan,

Sean Sherk, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, signs an autograph during the UFC Affliction autograph signing at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marine Corps Exchange.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Justin T. Laughlin transports a fueling hose across the flight deck during flight operations .

Sunny Garcia, left, a fighter and Arianny Celeste, a ring girl of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, stand side by side during the Affliction autograph signing at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marine Corps Exchange.

Sailors and Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) touch the anointing stone of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem during a recent tour.

Col. Christopher E. O'Conner, CO of the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, and Sgt. Major Doneil C. Yarn greet Quinton

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Reynaldo S. Datu, assigned to Marine embedded training team (ETT) 7-2 based in Okinawa, Japan,

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Reynaldo S. Datu, assigned to Marine embedded training team (ETT) 7-2 based in Okinawa, Japan

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Frank Grassi, right, assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan congratulates Capt. Mirwais Amiri of the Afghan National Army.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joshua Smith assigned to the

A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 mans his M240B machine gun in the vehicle turret as part of a convoy security element.

A Sailor assigned to the

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 1st Class John H. Gautney attached to the

Sailors observe flight operations from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Capt. William Kearns III, commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31, salutes Capt. Robert Stewart as he officially takes command during a change of command ceremony for DESRON-31 held on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

U.S. Army Pfc. Joshua L. Bettle attached to D Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment works to lock out his rappelling equipment, which is a safety technique used in rappelling.

Equipment Operator 2nd Class Derek Perez, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, Detachment Sasebo, operates a backhoe to shift soil into a foundation site before laying concrete.

Chilean Vice Adm. Gustavo Jordan is saluted by sideboys as he departs U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command after meeting with NAVSO Commander, Rear Adm. James W. Stevenson Jr.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joshua Smith talks with fellow ordnancemen during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

The high-speed vessel (HSV 2) Swift is moored pier-side at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek before departing for the western coast of Africa.

Lt. Cmdr. Eric Doyle assigned to the

A member of the Maccabi 35-and-older National Football Team prepares to address the ball during an exhibition game with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group Team.

A sailor assigned to Carrier Airborne Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 observes flight operations aboard the Nimitz-Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, mans his M240B machine gun in the vehicle turret as part of a convoy security element (CSE).

Chief Yeoman Fredrick Taylor Checks the guide lines for voting assistance, aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Lt. Chris Moylan stands watch in the waist bubble to ensure safe launching of aircraft from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Storekeeper 1st Class Damien Burke, assigned to a convoy security element (CSE) with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, conducts a radio check before leaving on a convoy.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Hanna Rains navigates an obstacle course to achieve forklift driver qualifications.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Jay Meers scrubs the mooring lines on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Steelworker 2nd Class James Branstietter assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, makes a cut on a piece of lumber during the construction of a combat outpost that will be used by the Iraqi Police Force.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jeffery Hendricks removes a screw from an Onboard Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Michael Grossi assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 removes tape from a freshly painted ordinance symbol on the side of an F/A-18 Super Hornet.

U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Petterson, assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, fires his M-4 rifle at a shooting range near Sadiyah.

Members of the official party render a salute in front of a fallen comrade display during a memorial service held in honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Victor Jeffries.

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Kelly removes a rubber gasket from a jet engine air line.

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) hovercraft offloads an M-1A1 Abrams tank attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Quartermaster 3rd Class Matthew A. James uses a sextant aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).

The Amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) floods its stern to allow landing craft utilities (LCU) to enter and leave the well deck.

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) hovercraft offloads vehicles attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 15, cuts a piece of pipe for a fence.

The close-in weapons system (CIWS) is fired from the fantail of the Nimitz-Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a routine operational test.

Commander, U.S. Navy Customs Battalion, Cmdr. Mark Schwartzel, left, and Master Chief Petty Officer Reed Van Wagoner place coins on a memorial display for Petty Officer 1st Class Victor Jeffries.

Builder 3rd Class Courtney Bombardo, assigned to NMCB-5, builds brick veneer mock-ups in preparation to install on the newly constructed Main Gate Guard House in Akasaki, Japan.

Vehicles attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are brought ashore by landing craft from the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Builder 3rd Class Courtney Bombardo, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, builds brick veneer mock-ups in preparation to install on the newly constructed Main Gate Guard House in Akasaki, Japan.

The color guard team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) presents colors at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

The Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) sail side-by-side during a vertical replenishment.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel 3rd Class Matthew L. Fox opens a JP-5 fuel tank releasing free water from a storage tank in pump room 3.

mall craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

The color guard team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) presents colors at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. before the NFL playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titians.

mall craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit disembark Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1635, which ferried them from the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) direct an MH-60S Seahawk

A Sailor aboard the Military Sealift Command fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) prepares cargo to be airlifted on an MH-60S Seahawk.

Capt. Herman Shelanski, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), addresses the crew during an all hands captains call muster.

The Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the Military Sealift Command fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) sail side-by-side.

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Williams, assigned to Beach Master Unit 1, watches Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1635, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), pull up to the beach.

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Personnel Serviceman 2nd Class Cory Ianamoreli, an Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailor attached to Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost, drives a high mobility-purposed wheeled vehicle

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of U.S. Navy ships.

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Oliver Puckyk, an Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailor attached to Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost, mans the .50-cal machine gun.

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Oliver Puckyk sets the head space and timing on the .50-cal machine gun prior to a recent convoy to conduct quality assurance of road construction in and around Khost province.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters and the ring card girl stand together during the UFC Affliction autograph signing at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marine Corps Exchange.

Electronics Technician Seaman Adam Soper explains the automated information system to international media aboard Africa Partnership Station dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

Cameroon Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Edoh Mvondo and Chief Warrent Officer Mevo Jean Chrysostome man-the-rails aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), while pulling in port Libreville.

A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Task Force Sierra, waters a freshly laid pad of concrete to aid the curing process.

Builder 3rd Class Shawn Laborde, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Task Force Sierra, looks on while other Seabees continue laying concrete.