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Today’s theme: Joint/combined operations.

GITMO – It’s Not Just for Detainee Facilities

090522-N-5208T-013GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (May 24, 2009) Danny Facciola, a certified scuba instructor with Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, leads a class of wounded warriors learning open water diving at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Wounded warriors participating in SUDS visited U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to complete their open water diving certification. The SUDS program teaches and certifies disabled and wounded recovering veterans how to scuba dive. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Treadwell/Released)

Generational Formation

090617-N-1644H-029PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 flies with an Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron. VFA-192 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway on her first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman/Released)

Forming the Gunline

090612-N-5207L-106.jpgSOUTH CHINA SEA (June 12, 2009) The Republic of Singapore Navy corvette RSS Victory (88) maneuvers in formation with the frigate RSS Intrepid (69) and the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) in preparation for a surface gunnery exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Larned/Released)

090615-N-7843A-037Talisman Sabre ’09 Preps

OKINAWA, Japan (June 15, 2009) USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Denver (LPD 9) and USS Tortuga (LSD 46) wait pierside at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan while the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit loads gear and personnel before deploying for Talisman Sabre 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)

Sunrise in the Med – Memories of a Midshipman Cruise

090605-N-5345W-004MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2009) The amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15) is anchored off the coast of Volos, Greece as the sun begins to rise over the Mediterranean Sea. Ponce is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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