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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combatant Squadron (HSC) 26 is underway in the Atlantic Ocean with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group conducting a composite training unit exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Minami/Released)

#Aircraft #AvGeeks #Aviation #InstagramAviation #InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #MilitaryAircraft #NavyLife #Pilot #PlatformsMatter #PresenceMatters #USNavy #Weapons @DeptOfDefense

#USSLakeChamplain fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a naval surface fire support exercise. Lake Champlain is deployed to the western Pacific as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet into the region.

#CG57 #Cruiser #LiveAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #USNavy #Weapons @DeptOfDefense

It’s not often you see security rove in snow aboard a #USNavy flight deck! βš“πŸŒ¨β„οΈ #USSGeorgeWashington, seen here Saturday in #Norfolk, saw wintry weather today as part of the region’s first winter storm of 2017. The ship is preparing to move to #NewportNews, Virginia, for its refueling complex (RCOH) maintenance.

#AircraftCarrier #CVN73 #InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #Snow #SnowDay #Weather #Winter #WinterStorm #WinterStormHelena @DeptofDefense @WeatherChannel

#USNavy Sailors in the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group are on their way to the western Pacific after they departed from #SanDiego today for their regularly scheduled deployment.

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier #USSCarlVinson (#CVN70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 1 deployed with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser #USSLakeChamplain (#CG57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers #USSMichaelMurphy (#DDG112) and #USSWayneEMeyer (#DDG108). While deployed, the Carl Vinson CSG will remain under #US3rdFleet’s command and control, including beyond the international dateline that previously divided operational areas of responsibility for 3rd and 7th Fleets. Third Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th Fleets. This operational concept allows both numbered fleets to complement one another and provide the foundation of stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Homeported in #Pear Harbor, Michael Murphy will join the Carl Vinson CSG later this month as the strike group makes their way to the western Pacific.

#AircraftCarrier #InstaNavy #LiveAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @DeptofDefense

More than 6,000 #USNavy Sailors from Carrier Strike Group 10 are scheduled to arrive at their homeports tomorrow after completing their seven-month deployment to 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of operations.

The aircraft carrier #USSDwightDEisenhower #CVN69 that is seen here earlier this month, guided-missile cruiser #USSSanJacinto #CG56, and guided-missile destroyers #USSMason #DDG87 and #USSNitze #DDG94 are returning to Naval Station Norfolk. #USSRoosevelt #DDG80 is returning to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

#AircraftCarrier #InstaNavy #LiveAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @DeptofDefense

During this holiday season and everyday, we salute our #USNavy Sailors at home and deployed for their service and sacrifices to protect and defend America. Thank you to you and your families!

#InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #LifeUnderTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PeopleMatter @DeptofDefense

Santa knows how to do more than just fly his sleigh! He knows how to signal to launch a T-45C Goshawk from Training Air Wing Two on the flight deck of the #AircraftCarrier #USSGeorgeWashington #CVN73.
#HappyHolidays to all our #USNavy Sailors who are serving around the world to defend us against the naughty and protect the nice. πŸŽ…βš“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #Aircraft #AircraftCarriers #AvGeeks #Aviation #InstagramAviation #InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #MilitaryAircraft #NavyLife #Pilot #PlatformsMatter @DeptofDefense

Our #USNavy Sailors' #PresenceMatters to defend against the naughty and to keep the sea lanes safe and open for the nice. πŸŽβš“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @DeptofDefense

Double tap if you love that #USNavy ratings are back!

Navy leaders announced today that rating titles have been reinstated. The decision to restore rates was based on Sailor feedback that the change was unnecessary and a distraction to the fleet.

In the announcement, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said, "Our Navy needs to be a fast-learning organization - that includes Navy leadership," Richardson wrote in that NAVADMIN. "The Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority states that our most junior teammate may have the best idea and that we must be open to capturing that idea. We have learned from you, and so effective immediately, all rating names are restored." Some rating names can be expected to change in the future to be more inclusive and translatable as rating modernization efforts continue to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. Our personnel system has not fundamentally changed since the 1970s. Just like our ships, aircraft and weapons systems, it needs updated because we can’t shy away from adapting to meet the needs of a 21st century Navy because our #PeopleMatter.
#InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #LifeBeneathTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @DeptofDefense

John Glenn was more than a trailblazing @NASA astronaut. He was also a member of our Department of the #USNavy family.
This is a photo of Marines with Marine Barracks Washington standing guard during the repose of Sen. John H. Glenn, Jr., at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Friday. The 95-year-old died December 8.
In 1962, he became the first American to orbit Earth. Before that, he answered our nation's call when the United States entered World War II. He left college and became a @Marines pilot. He flew combat missions in the Pacific. Later, Glenn trained pilots and then flew in the Korean War. After Korea, he became a test pilot. In 1957, he set a speed record for flying across the U.S., traveling at 726 mph.

Semper Fi, Marine! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #Astronaut #Glenn #JohnGlenn #Legend #MarineCorps #Marines

#NASA #Ohio #Pilot #Remember #SemperFi #Senator #USMC @DeptofDefense @USNHistory

Sleep tight America because your #USNavy Sailors are on watch tonight - and everyday - around the world. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβš“πŸŒŽπŸŒπŸŒ #USSNimitz is seen here transiting Sinclair Inlet as it returned to its homeport, Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on Thursday. #CVN68 returned after successfully completing Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem, December 8.
#AircraftCarrier #InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @DeptofDefense

Freedom = Our #USNavy Sailors protecting and defending America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“
#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PeopleMatter @DeptofDefense

The #USNavy's guided-missile destroyer #USSZumwalt (front) - our most technologically advanced surface ship - is seen here underway with the littoral combat ship #USSIndependence #LCS2 on the final leg of #DDG1000's journey to its new homeport in San Diego, Dec. 8.
Zumwalt's arrival at its new Southern California homeport on Dec. 8 concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore.

#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter @DeptOfDefense

The #USNavy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, #USSZumwalt is in its #SanDiego homeport now.
#DDG1000 completed its nearly four-month journey to San Diego on Thursday. Up next for the crew: Serving and training with their fellow San Diego Sailors. Once fully integrated into the surface fleet, the Zumwalt-class destroyer’s stealth, power and lethality will provide a vital link from our current needs to our future capabilities to protect and defend America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“
#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #ZGram1000 @DeptOfDefense

@USArmy, we'll see you on the football field Dec. 9, 2017 - and more importantly, on the battlefield as #OneTeamOneFight to protect and defend America!
#AmericasGame #ArmyNavy #Military #USArmy #USNavy @ArmyNavyGame @ArmyWP_Football @CBSSports @DeptofDefense @NavyAthletics @usnavalacademy @Westpoint_USMA

#NeverForget our #USNavy #PearlHarbor75 veterans and their toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative demonstrated on a "date which will live in infamy," Dec. 7, 1941. #HonorThePast to #InspireTheFuture. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“
#DayOfInfamy #History #InstaNavy #Military #PeopleMatter #WorldWarII #WWII @deptofdefense

A #USNavy Sailor aboard #USSJohnCStennis salutes as #CVN74 arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Dec. 2 for #PearlHarbor75 to #HonorThePast and #InspireTheFuture. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“

John C. Stennis got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, on Nov. 22 to conduct routine training.
Dec. 7, 2016, will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on #PearlHarbor and #Oahu, which precipitated the United States' entry into #WWII.

The theme of this year's commemoration, "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future," is highlighted through events that have already begun and will continue through Dec. 11. These include remembrance events, concerts and performances by military and civilian groups, themed movies on the beach, events for World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors and veterans, educational opportunities and the Honolulu Marathon.

#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PeopleMatter @DeptofDefense @USNHistory @WWIIValorNPS

A #USNavy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 overflies #USSJohnCStennis' flight deck during carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 25. #CVN74 was underway to conduct routine training and participate in National #PearlHarbor75 Remembrance Day events in #Hawaii.
#Aircraft #AvGeeks #Aviation #InstagramAviation #InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #Military #MilitaryAircraft #NavyLife #Pilot #PlatformsMatter #USNavy @DeptOfDefense

An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transports cargo pendants from the #USNSCharlesDrew #TAKE10 to the flight deck of #USSRonaldReagan #CVN76 during an ammunition offload in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 18. Cargo pendants are used to secure ordnance to the aircraft during transport. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 flagship, was on patrol supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

#Aircraft #AvGeeks #Aviation #InstagramAviation #InstaNavy #LifeAboveTheWater #LifeOnTheWater #Military #MilitaryAircraft #NavyLife #Pilot #PlatformsMatter #PresenceMatters #USNavy #Weapons @DeptOfDefense

We #HonorTheFallen.
#USNavy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton died on Thanksgiving following an improvised explosive device blast in northern Syria. Senior Chief Dayton was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Two based in Virginia Beach.
Rest easy, Shipmate. We have the watch. βš“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
#HonorCourageCommitment #Military #NavyChief @DeptOfDefense

Double tap to thank our #USNavy Sailors - especially those who are deployed on this #Thanksgiving - who are protecting and defending America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“

#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife @deptofdefense

#HappyThanksgiving to our entire #USNavy family - deployed and at home. Thank you for your service and sacrifice! You are #AmericasAwayTeam!
On this #Thanksgiving, Secretary of the Navy​ Ray Mabus spent the holiday with Sailors aboard the deployed aircraft carrier #USSDwightDEisenhower in the Arabian Gulf.
#CVN69​ #InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PeopleMatter #PresenceMatters #SECNAV @deptofdefense

A #USNavy Sailor assigned to #USSBarry’s visit, board, search and seizure team aims an M4 MOD 18 rifle during a training exercise in the Sea of Japan, Nov. 17. #DDG52 is on patrol in the @7th_Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
#InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PeopleMatter #PresenceMatters #Weapons @DeptofDefense

Not just any #haircut!
A @USNavalAcademy senior videos himself as his head is shaved during a #ServiceAssignment ceremony on Thursday in #Annapolis. At this annual event, #midshipmen learn which warfare community they'll join after graduation in May.

#ClassOf2017 #InstaNavy #Military #NavyLife #USNA #USNA17 #USNavy @DeptOfDefense

#USNavy Sailors assigned to #USSSampson #DDG102 flew ashore Nov. 18 to support #NewZealand forces in rendering assistance to residents affected by the recent #earthquake in the rural areas of #Kaikoura.

Eighteen members of the Sampson crew, with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, damage control, and medical treatment departed in waves aboard the ship's helicopters from Sampson off the coast, eager to lend a hand.
Kaikoura recently experienced a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that caused widespread destruction of infrastructure, leaving much of the area cut off from other parts of South Island. While the situation is now stable, many are still without power and running water.
Sampson, originally scheduled to pull into Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, diverted course at the request of the New Zealand government to render assistance to those affected by the earthquake on the South Island. The ship joined an international task group comprised of ships from New Zealand, @royalaustraliannavy, and Canada, Sampson's crew has flown helicopter flights and brought manpower and supplies ashore to assist the New Zealand responders leading the charge on the ground.

#AusNavy #EqNZ #InstaNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #NZearthquake #PartnershipsMatter #PlatformsMatter #PresenceMatters #RCNavy @DeptOfDefense @NZDefenceForce

#Regram πŸ“· from @usnhistory:
This #WCW highlights #USNavy leader, innovator, cyber community trailblazer, and soon-to-be Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper! BZ to "Amazing Grace!" Read more about her Navy contributions >> link in @usnhistory's bio.
#MilitaryHistory #History #America #STEM #BlackAndWhite #Icon #Technology

#USSSampson – seen here in a file photo – is underway with its two embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters to support relief from the Nov. 14 earthquake in New Zealand.
Just days ago, #DDG102 had conducted a passing exercise with Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Endeavour, a Royal New Zealand Navy fleet replenishment oiler.
Sampson was transiting the Western Pacific en route to Auckland, New Zealand, to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy's International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Sampson's visit to New Zealand will be the first in 30 years for a U.S. Navy ship.
Also, A P-3C Orion assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 was participating in Exercise Mahi Tangaroa as part of the New Zealand International Naval Review when the earthquake struck and has been tasked with assessing the area surrounding Kaikoura. The P-3C was operating from Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenuapai.
VP-47 is a U.S. Navy squadron based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. The P-3C Orion is a four-engine, turboprop maritime patrol aircraft with the endurance and ability to conduct wide-area maritime search operations, which gives the aircraft an advantage for search-and-rescue missions.
#LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #PresenceMatters #USNavy @DeptOfDefense @Marines

#USNavy’s future #USSJohnFinn fires an SM2 BLK IIIA missile during builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 25.
Later on Nov. 3, #DDG113 successfully completed acceptance trials and returned to Pascagoula, Mississippi. Acceptance trials were the last significant milestone before ship’s scheduled delivery to the Navy later this year. Acceptance trials help to validate the quality of construction and compliance with Navy specifications and requirements prior to delivery.
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers provide a wide range of warfighting capabilities in multi-threat air, surface and subsurface environments.
#LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #Weapons @DeptOfDefense

The legacy of the @Marines’s first African-American aviator and its first African-American general officer, Lt. Gen Frank E. Petersen Jr., will live on through the #USNavy’s newest Arleigh-Burke Class destroyer.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has named DDG-121 the future #USSFrankEPetersenJr.

In 1950, two years after President Harry S. Truman desegregated the @DeptOfDefense, Petersen enlisted in the Navy.

In 1952, Petersen was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He would go on to fly 350 combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also went on to become the first African-American in the Marine Corps to command a fighter squadron, an air group and a major base.

Petersen retired from the Marine Corps in 1988 after 38 years of service. At the time of his retirement he was, by date of designation, the senior-ranking aviator in the Marine Corps and the United States Navy.

Petersen died last year at his home in Stevensville, Maryland, near Annapolis, at the age of 83. This is the first ship to be named for Petersen.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers – like #USSMichaelMurphy #DDG112 seen here - conduct a variety of operations from peacetime presence and crisis response to sea control and power projection. DDG 121 will be to fight air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously, and will contain a combination of offensive and defensive weapon systems designed to support maritime warfare including integrated air and missile defense and vertical launch capabilities.
#Military #PeopleMatter #PlatformsMatter @USNHistory

The #USNavy’s next America-class #AmphibiousAssault ship #LHA8, similar to #USSAmerica #LHA6 seen here, now has a name – the future #USSBougainville.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the ship’s name earlier this week at @camp.lejeune, North Carolina.

LHA-8 is the second ship to be named after the island Bougainville, the location of a successful #WorldWar2 campaign during which allies secured a strategic airfield from Japan that isolated all Japanese forces left in the Solomons.

The first Bougainville was an escort carrier that was launched in 1944, a year after the Bougainville campaign began. It was decommissioned for the first time in 1946. It was then brought back into service for five years before earning two battle stars for its service in #WWII and being struck from the naval register in 1960.

Amphibious assault ships maintain presence by serving as the cornerstone of amphibious readiness groups/expeditionary strike groups.
USS Bougainville is the first Flight I ship of the America class and will reincorporate a well deck to increase operational flexibility.
#GatorNavy #LifeOnTheWater #Military #PlatformsMatter #PresenceMatters @DeptOfDefense @Marines @USNHistory

Double tap to salute our #USNavy #veterans for their #CourageToServe! Thank you for your sacrifices and our freedom!

#VeteransDay #Military @DeptOfDefense @deptvetaffairs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βš“

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