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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Oh hell yes! When you see the Straits & Rock of Gibraltar and are heading west... you know you are going home again..It won't be long shipmates aboard George H.W.Bush..no it won't!.. A lot of sleepless nights are in store..and those are GOOD sleepless nights!
    I bet so! I'm sure our Shipmates on Bush are beyond excited; nobody complaining about their daily maintenance, nobody bickering about cranking, hell no! They'll soon be returning to the carrier piers at Norfolk and all would be right with the world.

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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 10, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) breaks away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) after conducting a replenishment-at-sea. Halsey is on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)


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    WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 10, 2014) Sailors give the signal to raise the integrated catapult control system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Mai/Released)


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 6, 2014) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) toss the killer tomato into the water in preparation for a live-fire weapons exercise. Mitscher is participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world's navies participating including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise promoting maritime security and the free-flow of trade through mine countermeasure operations, maritime security operations, and maritime infrastructure protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and throughout the world. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick W. Mullen III/Released)


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    BREMERTON, Wash. (Nov. 8, 2014) Sailors scrub after testing the aqueous film forming foam system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is completing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ignacio D. Perez/Released)


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    STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Nov. 6, 2014) Sailors stand security watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as it transits the Strait of Gibraltar. George H.W. Bush, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)


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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2014) A Sailor performs preflight checks on an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3). Fort Worth is underway participating in a task group exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)


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    WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 10, 2014) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Alisa Eckerson, from Savannah, Ga., loads ammunition during a small-arms live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

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    USS Hawaii (SSN 776) conducted a scheduled port visit to HMAS Stirling, Rockingham Western Australia. The visit included a short Rest and Relaxation (R & R) break for the 140 crew as well as routine voyage repairs and administrative activities. The Virginia Class Submarine, USS Hawaii, is the first commissioned vessel of its name. Commanding Officer of the USS Hawaii is Commander William Patterson.





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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 8, 2014) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Nathan Mitchell, from Wichita, Kan., services the hydraulics reservoir on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)


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    GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 4, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during routine flight operations. San Diego is a part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gerald Dudley Reynolds/Released)


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    ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 5, 2014) Sailors recover an aircraft during night flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)


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    ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 5, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 taxis onto a catapult during night flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)


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    U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 5, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) is underway participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world's navies participating including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise promoting maritime security and the free-flow of trade through mine countermeasure operations, maritime security operations, and maritime infrastructure protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and throughout the world. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick W. Mullen III/Released)


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 4, 2014) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Acheson signals to the pilot of a Pakistan Alouette III helicopter that it is safe to lift-off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is underway in the Arabian Gulf participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX).(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick W. Mullen III/Released)


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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Keen Sword 2015. Keen Sword, a joint-bilateral training exercise involving the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Forces, is designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the Japan Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)


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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2014) Gas Turbine Systems (Mechanical) Fireman Dustin Courtney, from Brooklyn, N.Y., mans an aqueous film forming foam hose during a drill in the main engineering compartment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). Halsey is on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)


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    WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 11, 2014) Gunner's Mate Seaman Devin Adams, from Cleveland, Ohio, performs weekly maintenance on the MK-38 machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2014) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Edward Shelton, from Little Rock, Ark., fires an M-240 machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)


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    FALLON, Nev. (Nov. 4, 2014) An F-5 Tiger II from the Saints of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 13 takes off from a runway on Naval Air Station Fallon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph R. Vincent/Released)


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    SAN DIEGO (Nov. 6, 2014) The mobile landing platform Lewis B. Puller (T-MLP-3/T-AFSB-1) successfully completed launch and float-off at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard. Lewis B. Puller is the first afloat forward staging base (AFSB) variant of the MLP and is optimized to support a variety of maritime missions. (Photo courtesy of NASSCO)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 9, 2014) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nicholas Rutland, from Marble Falls, Texas, left, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Cory Pyawasay, from Sheboygan, Wis., unload missiles from a rolling airframe missile (RAM) launcher aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)


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    KINGS BAY, Ga. (Nov. 7, 2014) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released)

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    USS George Bush (CVN 77) CSG sailors return home from the sea.


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2014) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk. George H.W. Bush completed its second combat deployment, supporting Operations Active Endeavor, Inherent Resolve and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Sailors haul mooring lines for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month deployment supporting Operations Active Endeavor, Inherent Resolve, and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Magen F. Weatherwax/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are greeted by loved ones at Naval Station Norfolk. George H.W. Bush completed its second combat deployment, supporting Operations Active Endeavor, Inherent Resolve, and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Machinist's Mate Fireman Jacob Hines kisses his wife after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Barnwell/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Ensign Bridget Mall hugs her brother, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Brian Niles, on the pier after disembarking the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxton (DDG 103).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Barnwell/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Tikea Via hugs a loved one on the pier after disembarking the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Barnwell/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Carter Davonte holds his daughter for the first time. The child was born while Davonte was deployed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jessica Kellogg/Released)

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    WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 12, 2014) Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Devonta Barnes, from Fort Wayne, Ind., lowers the national ensign aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). Halsey is participating in Keen Sword 2015, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force and is designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the forces of Japan and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 7, 2014) Yeoman 2nd Class Christopher Buco, assigned to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, reads the list of fallen military members following colors aboard the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The memorial marks the resting place of more than 1,000 Sailors and Marines who were killed aboard the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber L. Porter/Released)

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    WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 13, 2014) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Titus, from Jackson, N.J., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the aft missile deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) during a replenishment-at-sea. Halsey is participating in Keen Sword, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

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    BATH, Maine (Nov. 14, 2014) The future guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) completed the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. Michael Monsoor will be the second ship of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt class, the U.S. Navy's next generation destroyer. Deckhouse integration is a major milestone for the ship and the DDG 1000 program. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2014) The weapons department aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) fires the ship's 5-inch gun. Bunker Hill is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class LaTunya Howard/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 16, 2014) Sonar Technician Surface 3rd Class Cecilia Meza, from Mesquite, Texas, stands by as phone talker aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2014) A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft from to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 conducts a fly-by with the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

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    MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2014) A marine mammal handler from the Navy Marine Mammal Program prepares to send Cody, a California sea lion, into the water during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world's navies participating, including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise promoting maritime security and the free-flow of trade through mine countermeasure operations, maritime security operations and maritime infrastructure protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and throughout the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathleen Gorby/Released)

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    MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2014) Marine mammal handlers from the Navy Marine Mammal Program direct Jabba, a California sea lion, to swim to the other side of the pier during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world's navies participating including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise promoting maritime security and the free-flow of trade through mine countermeasure operations, maritime security operations and maritime infrastructure protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and throughout the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathleen Gorby/Released)

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    KUNSAN, Republic of Korea (Nov. 17, 2014) A Marine from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) stands watch for Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 at Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea. VAQ-138 is in Kunsan participating in Max Thunder, an exercise that integrates U.S. and Republic of Korea forces to train for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions to ensure mutual understanding and cooperation between the two nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Frank L. Andrews/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2014) The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), left, is underway in formation with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kongou-class guided-missile destroyer JS Kirishima (DDG 174) during exercise Keen Sword 15. Keen Sword is a joint-bilateral training exercise involving the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the Japan Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (Nov. 17, 2014) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Magicians of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, departs from Naval Air Station North Island to join the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) on her first operational deployment. The departure marks the first time the multi-mission MH-60R and the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter are deployed together aboard a littoral combat ship. HSM-35, the Navy's first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, flies the MH-60R and the MQ-8B. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Harper/Released)

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    New era in naval warfare - a poster I created with all the United States ships and aircrafts that will change dramatically the naval warfare


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    Pity that they decided to build only several Zumwalts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VPZ View Post
    Pity that they decided to build only several Zumwalts.
    That decision was made by then DoD SEC Robert Gates in 2009. The total program cost $12.07 Billion USD.

    Zumwalt class DDG

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    America's Navy - The Shield


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    He he, nice one!


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    CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway. Sampson leaves Singapore after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

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    CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) shifts colors upon its arrival to Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 27, 2014) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 enters the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin/Released)

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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 28, 2014) The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Spearhead is deploying to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security efforts and to help build partnerships in the Gulf of New Guinea and off the coast of West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Desmond Parks/Released)

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    STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Dec. 26, 2014) Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) prepare the ship's forecastle for an eastbound transit of the Strait of Gibraltar. Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin/Released)

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    VALENCIA, Spain (Dec. 29, 2014) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulls into the port of Valencia, Spain. Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Austin/Released)

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    RED SEA (Dec. 23, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires its MK-45 5-inch 54/62 caliber gun during a live-fire exercise. Dewey is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)

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    ROTA, Spain (Dec. 26, 2014) Sailors raise the "Navy Jack" as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls into Naval Station Rota, Spain. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis/Released)

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    BAHRAIN (Dec. 19, 2014) Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, Det. 1, conducts search and rescue training alongside the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui (WPB 1304). HSC-26 is a forward deployed naval force asset attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 to provide combat logistics and search and rescue capability throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

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    BAHRAIN (Dec. 19, 2014) Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, Det. 1, conducts a vertical onboard delivery with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui (WPB 1304). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 makes one of the final arrested recoveries of 2014 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 makes the final launch of 2014 from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 1, 2015) Fireworks erupt above the Yokosuka skyline during a New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 28, 2014) Visit, board, search, and seizure team members from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) talk with fisherman during approach, assist, and visit operations. Mitscher is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

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