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U.S. Navy Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., CHIEF of Naval Personnel, chats with broadcasters from Cleveland radio station WTAM 1100 AM during a Major League Baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays at Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 28, 2006. Vice Adm. Harvey was participating in events kicking off Cleveland Navy Week 2006, which runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. Twenty-six such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) to enhance Navy awareness in communities with limited Navy exposure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Jason J. Perry) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. is interviewed by popular radio host Bill Wills for a segment on WTAM"Wills and Coleman in the Morning"during Navy Week festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2006. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S. arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO's mission is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Sheehan) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. is interviewed by Cleveland news personality Fred Griffith for a segment on WKYC-TV's morning talk show"Good Company"during Navy Week festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2006. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S. arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO's mission is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Sheehan) (Released)

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., CHIEF of Naval Personnel, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during a Major League Baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays at Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 28, 2006. Vice Adm. Harvey was participating in events kicking off Cleveland Navy Week 2006, which runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. Twenty-six such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) to enhance Navy awareness in communities with limited Navy exposure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Jason J. Perry) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. administers the oath of enlistment to Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Ohio delayed entry program recruits at the USS COD Museum located along the shores of Lake Erie during Navy Week festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2006. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S. arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO's mission is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Sheehan) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. is interviewed by Cleveland news personality Fred Griffith for a segment on WKYC-TV's morning talk show"Good Company"during Navy Week festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2006. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S. arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO's mission is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Sheehan) (Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors join Cleveland Indians Jason Michaels, far right, during the playing of the national anthem at the start of a Major League Baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays at Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 28, 2006. The Sailors are participating in Cleveland Navy Week 2006, which runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. Twenty-six such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) to enhance Navy awareness in communities with limited Navy exposure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Jason J. Perry) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. is interviewed on WGAR 99.5 FM's popular morning radio show"Mantel and Michelle"during Navy Week festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2006. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the country arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO's mission is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Sheehan) (Released)

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fight a simulated fire during a mass causality drill.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Hermes Crespo and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gretchen Roth record the ship's news program Nimitz Presents.

U.S. Navy Fire Controlmen assigned to the Combat Systems Department lift a case of RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) using a crane for loading into a RAM Battery aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) on Jan. 25, 2007, during carrier qualifications somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jon Hyde) (Released)

060815-N-5055G-056 (Aug. 15, 2006)The US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) departs Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA) as tugboats return to port. USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) will take part in the Multi-National Exercise Panamax 2006. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Joshua L. Glassburn (Released)

050818-N-3750S-449 (Aug. 18, 2005)US Navy (USN) Personnel SPECIALIST 3rd Class (PN3) Lillian Moss discusses a glitch in the message traffic system with USN Construction Electrician 1ST Class (CE1) Timothy Malay during Operation Bearing Duel at Fort Hunter Ligget, California (CA). Both are USN Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 (NMCB-22). The two-week exercise is designed to prepare the battalions for possible future deployments and contingencies outside the US.U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST (SCW) L. A. Shively (RELEASED)

A mother and her son watch as a family member assigned to Navy Customs Battalion Romeo departs for a deployment from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 8, 2006. The battalion, composed of approximately 450 Navy Reservists, was mobilized in July to deploy to Kuwait and Iraq to perform customs inspections duties. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jason Smith) (RELEASED)

U.S. Navy Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Michael Sereno throws the ball during a flag football game between Sailors from Patrol Squadron 16, in yellow, and the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Sept. 19, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Charles E. White) (Released)

US Navy Intelligence SPECIALIST 3rd Class Dylan J. Robinson bows and greets his sensei, Tactical Action Officer LT. Joshua Taylor as they begin their Aikido training in the hangar bay onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 are operating together for the first time during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Mark G. Logico) (Released)

A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the"Tigertails"of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 22, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jason Johnston) (Released)

U.S. Navy AIRMAN Carmel Wyche (foreground) sets up the free toys on the table for the free toy give away at Naval Base Coronado, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2006. Sponsored by Leatherneck Charities Inc., veterans gave free toys and gifts to enlisted families for the winter holidays. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Mark Logico) (Released)

U.S. Navy Culinary SPECIALIST Second Class Raushaun Atkins (foreground) picks out a toy for her child at free toy give away at Naval Base Coronado, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2006. Sponsored by Leatherneck Charities Inc., veterans gave free toys and gifts to enlisted families for the winter holidays. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Mark Logico) (Released)

Four Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Detachment Combat Camera Norfolk received the Bronze Star award for their actions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Randy Bagoly fires at a target 300 meters away during the Navy Fleet Forces Command (Atlantic) rifle and pistol matches.

New York Fleet Week 2006, Community Service Effort

New York Fleet Week 2006, Community Service Effort

New York Fleet Week 2006, Community Service Effort

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Phil Greene, far right, Commander Navy Europe, Policy, Resources and Strategy, and Russian Navy Rear Adm. Sergei Menyalo, second from right, Naval District Commander, render salute during the playing of the national anthems of Russia and the U.S. following a wreath laying ceremony at Novorossiysk, Russia, on Sept. 8, 2006. The 90-minute ceremony was held in memory of Russian soldiers who liberated the city from German occupation during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Lavender) (Released)

Personnel Specialist 1st Class Aldwin Camuro mans the rails aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as she pulls into Changi Naval Base, Singapore.

060614-N-0411D-101 (Jun. 14, 2006)US Navy (USN) Utilitiesman Second Class (UT2) Richard Cruikshank waits for a sheet of plywood from USN Seabees, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (NMCB-7), Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti (DJI).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Roger S. Duncan (Released)

060614-N-0411D-103 (Jun. 14, 2006)US Navy (USN) Utilitiesman Second Class (UT2) Richard Cruikshank, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hammers a sheet of plywood into place, at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti (DJI).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Roger S. Duncan (Released)

060614-N-0411D-102 (Jun. 14, 2006)US Navy (USN) Builder Third Class (BU3) Sean Liverpool, hands a section of plywood to Utilitiesman Second Class (UT2) Richard Cruikshank, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (NMCB-7), Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF)-HOA) at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti (DJI).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Roger S. Duncan (Released)

Commanding Officer USCGC Sherman (WHEC 720), Capt. Charles L. Diaz, plays basketball with a Thai student during a community service project at Nongjubtao School.

060621-N-0411D-001 (Jun. 21, 2006)US Navy (USN) Quartermaster First Class (QM1) Jonah Brixey, (left), trains the fast-roping drop technique, to US Army (USA) Soldiers from the USA, 1/294, Charlie Company (C CO), at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti (DJI).U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Roger S. Duncan (Released)

Musician 3rd Class Erik Osberg, along with other members of the Seventh Fleet Band, performs during a community service project.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chad Jackson and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Deante Brownlee chart the ship�s course on the bridge as rescue and salvage ship USS Salvor (ARS 52) departs Thailand.

Toni-Ann Vonscheele, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife SPECIALIST, handles a brown tree snake for public demonstrations at the USDA compound at Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class John F. Looney) (Released)

The Navy's Chief of Information (CHINFO) Rear. Adm. T. McCreary, right, presents the new Mass Communication Specialist (MC) rating badge, worn by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Rustum F. Rivera. Effective July 1, 2006.

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Terry McCreary (right), CHIEF of Information, is photographed displaying the new Mass Communication SPECIALIST rating badge, worn by Mass Communication SPECIALIST First Class Rustum F. Rivera, at Naval Base Norkfolk, Va, on June 29, 2006. Effective July 1, 2006, the Journalist, Photographer's Mate, Illustrator Draftsman, and Lithographer ratings will merge and be re-designated as Mass Communications Specialists. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Photographer's Mate AIRMAN Patrick Gearhiser) (Released)

060630-N-5932S-003 (Jun. 30, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors representing four USN media ratings that will merge and become the Mass Communication SPECIALIST (MCS) rating join together to celebrate their rating merger during a cake-cutting ceremony held at the Department of Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort George Meade, Maryland (MD). As of July 1, the photographer's mate, lithographer, journalist and illustrator/draftsman ratings will merge into the MCS rating.U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Lori A. Steenstra (RELEASED)

Sailors representing the four media ratings that will officially become the mass communication specialist rating join together to celebrate their rating merger.

U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Joshua Graham, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, aligns the text lettering on a Kwik-Print press machine while working on a leather patch for a flight suit at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Aug. 31, 2006. When completed, the patch will have the service member's name, rank and warfare insignia and velcro backing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Mark Geil) (Released)

060701-N-8591H-142 (Jul. 1, 2006)US Navy (USN) Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) sails into Otaru, Japan (JPN) for a port visit. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) Mass Communication SPECIALIST First Class (MC1) Authur Delacruz (right), report for duty as the first PETTY Officer of the Watch under the new Mass Communication SPECIALIST rating aboard conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The new rating, which combined the former ratings of Photographer's Mate, Draftsman, Journalist and Lithographer, became effective July 1, 2006. The KENNEDY is currently in port at Naval Station Mayport, Florida (FL)

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Authur Delacruz assumes the 1st Petty Officer of the Watch under the new Mass Communication Specialist rating (MC).

Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Fletcher Hendrickson assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) holds his children for the 1st time in six months.

US Navy (USN) Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class (MC2) Scott Taylor carries his still digital camera during a village assessment mission at Alaili Dadda, Djibout. US Military service members visited Alaili Dadda, a village of 300 near Obok, Djibouti, to assess the difficulty of drilling a well here. The long-term goal is to provide running water to several local clinics

Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Fletcher Hendrickson hugs his children during a homecoming celebration for the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54).

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roger Duncan, assigned to Combat Camera, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, talks with local villagers during a well-assessment mission.

US Navy (USN) Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class (MC2) Roger Duncan (right), assigned to Combat Camera, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), talks with local villagers during a well-assessment mission at Alaili Dadda, Djibout. US Military service members visited Alaili Dadda, a village of 300 near Obok, Djibouti, to assess the difficulty of drilling a well here. The long-term goal is to provide running water to several local clinics

Gloucestor's World Warr II veterans are honored during the dedication ceremony of the fishing community's WWII Memorial on July 4th.

More than 30 Sailors re-enlist on the 4th of July, during a ceremony aboard the historic battleship USS Missouri.

More than 30 Sailors re-enlist on the 4th of July, during a ceremony aboard the historic battleship USS Missouri.

Tugboats assist HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) in departing from Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006.

U.S. Navy Supply Department Sailors move pallets of munitions from the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) during operations in the Pacific Ocean on July 9, 2006. Currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, KITTY HAWK demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jared Benner) (Released)

Pilots and aircrew personnel assigned to the

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kristina S. Brockman and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Kingsley Van Duzer answer questions about the Los Angeles class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) from Baker Elementary School students.

Navy Hospital Corpsman Maya Lama the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) assigned to the administers an immunization.

060718-N-9818V-289 (Jul. 18, 2006)US Navy (USN) Hull Technician Fireman (HTFN) Stefan Gingerich, Naval Special Clearance Team 1 (NSCT-1), gives'Katrina', a USN Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) bottlenose dolphin, positive reinforcement, while conducting mine countermeasure operations in support of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006.U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Jennifer A. Villalovos (Released)

Combat Cargo Marines assist during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

060719-N-6436W-130 (Jul. 19, 2006)A US Citizen lady walks with a child during an evacuation from Beirut, Lebanon (LBN).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael B. W. Watkins (Released)

060719-N-6436W-108 (Jul. 19, 2006)US citizens process through immigration in Beirut, Lebanon (LBN), before leaving for the Republic of Cyprus (CYP).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael B. W. Watkins (Released)

060720-N-0212M-004 (Jul 20, 2006)US Marine Corps (USMC) Combat Cargo Marines carry a wounded Marine off of a US Navy (USN) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a mass casualty drill aboard the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BOXER (LHD 4). The BOXER is part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 which is currently participating in the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael E. Miller (RELEASED)

060720-N-0212M-012 (Jul 20, 2006)US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman First Class Patrick Dabuet (right) writes up a patient history on a US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine during a mass casualty drill aboard the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BOXER (LHD 4). The BOXER is part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 which is currently participating in the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael E. Miller (RELEASED)

060720-N-0212M-002 (Jul 20, 2006)US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class Richard Gold (center) explains proper stretcher handling to US Marine Corps (USMC) Combat Cargo Marines before a mass casualty drill aboard the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BOXER (LHD 4). The BOXER is part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 which is currently participating in the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael E. Miller (RELEASED)

060720-N-7227H-001 (Jul. 20, 2006)US Navy (USN) Electronics Technician 2nd Class (ET2) Donald Patton, Combat Systems Department on the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), removes"dead-end"cable from Challenge Athena III CA3, a system used to obtain internet access while underway. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Joshua Hammond (RELEASED)

Culinary Specialist Seaman Clarissa Rodriguez wears a MCU-2P gas mask during a chemical, biological and radiological drill aboard rescue and salvage ship USS Salvor (ARS 52).

060721-N-2858G-030 (Jul. 21, 2006)US Navy (USN) Aviation Store Keeper Second Class (AK2) Marcus M. Mathews secures cargo loading straps at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily, Italy (ITA), in support of evacuation efforts from Beirut Lebanon (LBN).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Gunnar Gorder (Released)

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the

US Navy (USN) Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class (MC2) Summer Anderson, from Combat Camera Group Pacific, uses a video camera to document a USN Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC) craft coming ashore a beach at Bellows Air Force Station (AFS), Hawaii (HI), during an amphibious assault training during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. The exercise designed to increase the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined sea operations. RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Peru (PER), Japan (JPN), the Republic of Korea (KOR), United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US)

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the

An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the

060722-N-7899V-001 (Jul. 22, 2006)The US Navy (USN) Band Southwest, play during a change of command ceremony for Fleet Logistics Squadron 57 (VR-57) at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB), Coronado, California (CA).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Susan Van Veen (Released)

The cruise ship Orient Queen departs Beirut, Lebanon.

An F/A 18C Hornet assigned to the

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

060723-N-8977L-158 (Jul. 23, 2006)Chilean civilians stand-by as the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64) at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL), arrives in port, in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer 1ST Class Felipe Gallegos, Mineman 1ST Class holds his daughter after the arrival of the USN Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) to its forward deployed homeport in Sasebo, Japan. The PATRIOT and embarked Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU-5), Detachment 51 (Det-51) concluded a three-month deployment throughout Southeast Asia under Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF-76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Adam R. Cole) (Released)

060723-N-8977L-167 (Jul. 23, 2006)Chilean civilians handle the mooring lines during the arrival of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64) at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) Navy Hospitalman Leneice Wright, entertains a child at the Medical Treatment Facility on the US Military Sealift Command Mercy Class Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) on Jul 23, 2006. The MERCY is on a five-month humanitarian assistance deployment.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Erika N. Jones) (Released)

060723-N-8977L-117 (Jul. 23, 2006)Chilean Sailors board the Chilean Type 22, Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19) at Mejillones, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060723-N-8977L-222 (Jul. 23, 2006)Spanish Navy Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate FFG SPS CANARIAS (F86) (left), docks alongside Chilean Type 22 Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19) at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard the USN Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) man the rails as the ship docks into its forward deployed homeport in Sasebo, Japan (JPN). The USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) and embarked Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU-5), Detachment 51 (Det-51) concluded a three-month deployment throughout Southeast Asia under Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF-76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Adam R. Cole) (Released)

U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 and Philippine Navy Seabees work hand-in-hand while offloading equipment at San Fernando, La Union, Philippines, during Exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) on July 23, 2006. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. and Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart) (Released)

060723-N-8977L-147 (Jul. 23, 2006)A U.S. Navy (USN) LT. CMDR. (right) and a USN Sailor (left) discuss communication equipment requirements with a Chilean LT. CMDR. (center), on the Chilean Type 22, Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19) at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060723-N-8977L-216 (Jul. 23, 2006)A Chilean Navy SH-32 Cougar helicopter takes off from the Chilean Type 22, Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19), during the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060723-N-8977L-116 (Jul. 23, 2006)Chilean Sailors board the Chilean Type 22, Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19) at Mejillones, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) shown off the coast of Southern California.

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) shown off the coast of Southern California.

060723-N-8591H-193 (Jul. 23, 2006)A US Navy (USN) MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 25 (HCS-25), flies to pick up supplies from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Combat Stores Ship USNS NIAGARA FALLS (T-AFS 3) which is on station in the South China sea. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) LT. CMDR. Franklin Sechriest, US Military Sealift Command Mercy Class Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), examines a patient's elbow on Jul. 23, 2006 at Kesdam Military Hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (IDN), in support of a five-month humanitarian assistance depolyment.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Timothy F. Sosa) (Released)

US Navy (USN) Hospitalman (HN) Vicente Mendes, takes a patient's blood pressure at the Medical Treatment Facility on the US Military Sealift Command Mercy Class Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) on Jul. 23, 2006. The MERCY is on a five-month humanitarian assistance deployment.(US Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Erika N. Jones) (Released)

060723-N-8977L-123 (Jul. 23, 2006)A Chilean Sailor sits on the mast on the Chilean Type 22, Broadsword Class Batch 2 Missile Frigate ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS (FF 19) at Mejillones, Chile (CHL), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060723-N-8591H-205 (Jul. 23, 2006)US Navy (USN) crewmen, USN Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) located in the Pacific Ocean, remove the chocks and chains from a USN MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 25 (HCS-25). U.S. Navy official photo illustration by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)

060723-N-8977L-186 (Jul. 23, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors talk about the ship's navigation system with Chilean Sailors, on the bridge of the USN Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED) )

060723-N-8977L-179 (Jul. 23, 2006)Chilean Sailor Electronic Technician Guillermo Cuello talks with US Navy (USN) Information Systems Technician First Class (IT1) Luis Vargas, US Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO), on the USN Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), in support of the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase at Antofagasta, Chile (CHL). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060724-N-5821-022 (Jul. 24, 2006)US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Third Class (AM3) Frank Medina communicates with the pilot of a C-130T Hercules logistics support aircraft, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 53 (VR-53), during maintenance turns at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily (SIC). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Jason T. Poplin (RELEASED)

060724-N-8977L-387 (Jul. 24, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors (blue shirts) and Chilean Sailors (yellow shirts) compete in a basketball tournament during the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase at Mejillones, Chile (CHL). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)

060724-N-2858G-144 (Jul. 24, 2006)US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) AIRMAN (ABAN) Tina M. Jones, Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella Fire and Emergency Services Department, is coached through a confidence course by Aviations Boatswain's Mate Second Class (AB2) Travis Parsons at Sigonella, Sicily (SIC). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Gunnar Gorder (RELEASED)

Filipino children watch as U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 form ranks before the beginning of a welcome ceremony at Mabanengbeng Elementary School at San Fernando, La Union, Philippines, during Exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) on July 24, 2006. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. and Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart) (Released)

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060724-N-8977L-486 (Jul. 24, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailor (left) and a Peruvian Sailor (right), compete in a soccer tournament during the United International Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise (UNITAS) Pacific Phase at Mejillones, Chile (CHL). U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class Johansen Laurel (RELEASED)