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    120309-N-DR144-896 ARABIAN GULF (March 9, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is underway in the Arabian Gulf. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120309-N-DR144-013 ARABIAN GULF (March 9, 2012) Sailors participate in a 5K fun run hosted by the ship's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120310-N-BC134-191 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (March 10, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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    120310-N-KS651-176 ARABIAN GULF (March 10, 2012) Ensign Stephanie Berger demonstrates her ability to defend herself during a security force qualification exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting 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 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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    120310-N-BC134-035 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (March 10, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) patrols the area as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Bunker Hill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security operation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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    120311-N-UT411-452 ARABIAN SEA (March 11, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Sergio Carbonell, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, inspects an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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    120312-N-UT411-092 ARABIAN GULF (March 12, 2012) Chief Operations Specialist Tijuanna Schumpert, assigned to the operations department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), stands the tactical action officer watch in the Combat Direction Center. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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    120312-N-UT411-316 ARABIAN GULF (March 12, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Richard Kazunas, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, practices rappelling exercises in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)
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    this gulf called PERSIAN gulf not arabian gulf.
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    110708-N-DI587-021 PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (July 8, 2011) U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, solo pilots perform a maneuver during the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The show was part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

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    111016-N-IR859-004 LEMOORE, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Evan Bradbury, crew chief for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, runs to his mark at the beginning of the demonstration at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. The Blue Angels performed at NAS Lemoore as part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)

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    120229-N-BA418-043 EL CENTRO, Calif. (Feb. 29, 2012) Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers, commander of U.S. Naval Air Forces (CNAF), looks down the flight line prior to flying in a practice flight demonstration over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, Calif., with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, CNAF makes an annual visit to NAF El Cento, Calif., where the Blue Angels spend each winter preparing for the upcoming show season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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    110911-N-IR859-013 LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 11, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Ben Walborn, lead solo pilot for the U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, begins the Dirty Roll on Takeoff maneuver at the Guardians of Freedom Air Show. The Blue Angels performed in Lincoln as part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)

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    120223-N-DI587-026 EL CENTRO, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2012) Marine Capt. Brandon Cordill, from Hemet, Calif., assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs a "diamond dirty loop" over Naval Air Facility El Centro during a practice flight. The Blue Angels start their 2012 show season at the Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show March 10. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

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    111008-N-IR859-026 SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 8, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Ben Walborn, lead solo pilot for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Sneak Pass over San Francisco Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event that highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)

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    110707-N-BA418-065 PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 7, 2011) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, flies inverted over Pensacola Beach while performing the double farvel maneuver during a practice flight demonstration. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform in the 2011 Pensacola Beach Air Show July 9 in cooperation with the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson/Released

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    111015-N-IR859-047 LEMOORE, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2011) Members of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, prepare to recover six F/A-18 Hornets at the end of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. The Blue Angels performed at NAS Lemoore as part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)
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    Actually, the longer I look at these the more queasy I feel...
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    031000-N-XXXXB-003 Arctic Circle (Oct. 2003) -- A young Polar bear stands up to get a better look at the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole.

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    031000-N-XXXXB-001 Arctic Circle (Oct. 2003) -- Three Polar bears approach the starboard bow of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Sighted by a lookout from the bridge (sail) of the submarine, the bears investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving. Commanded by Cmdr. Charles Harris, USS Honolulu while conducting otherwise classified operations in the Arctic, collected scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities as part of an agreement with the Artic Submarine Laboratory (ASL) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). USS Honolulu is the 24th Los Angeles-class submarine, and the first original design in her class to visit the North Pole region. Honolulu is as assigned to Commander Submarine Pacific, Submarine Squadron Three, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U. S. Navy photo by Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs. (RELEASED)

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    031000-N-XXXXB-002 Arctic Circle (Oct. 2003) -- As seen through the periscope of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718), a young Polar bear investigates the open water around the submarine’s rudder, while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Commanded by Cmdr. Charles Harris, USS Honolulu while conducting otherwise classified operations in the Arctic, collected scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities as part of an agreement with the Artic Submarine Laboratory (ASL) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). USS Honolulu is the 24th Los Angeles-class submarine, and the first original design in her class to visit the North Pole region. Honolulu is as assigned to Commander Submarine Pacific, Submarine Squadron Three, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U. S. Navy photo by Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs. (RELEASED)

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    031000-N-XXXXB-004 Arctic Circle (Oct. 2003) -- The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) sits surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole at sunset. Commanded by Cmdr. Charles Harris, USS Honolulu while conducting otherwise classified operations in the Arctic, collected scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities as part of an agreement with the Artic Submarine Laboratory (ASL) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). USS Honolulu is the 24th Los Angeles-class submarine, and the first original design in her class to visit the North Pole region. Honolulu is as assigned to Commander Submarine Pacific, Submarine Squadron Three, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U. S. Navy photo by Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs. (RELEASED)
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    120504-N-EK905-051 ARABIAN SEA (May 4, 2012) A Marine assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fast ropes from the back of a helicopter onto the aircraft elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island with embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are 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 Seaman Apprentice Daniel J. Walls/Released)

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    120507-N-JO908-070 ARABIAN SEA (May 7, 2012) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Reinforced, prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U. S. 5th Fleet are of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kory Alsberry/Released)

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    120508-N-KD852-673 INDIAN OCEAN (May 8, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) conducts flight deck operations in the Indian Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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    120428-N-UE944-524 ARABIAN SEA (April 28, 2012) Sailors and Marines run a 5-kilometer run to support sexual assault prevention and response aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11thMEU) are deployed supporting 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 1st Class Andrew Wiskow/Released)

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    120508-N-KD852-093 INDIAN OCEAN (May 8, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), front, the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) transit the Indian Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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    120426-N-PB383-153 AQABA, Jordan (April 26, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus addresses Sailors and Marines during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting 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 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120504-N-KS651-121 GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2012) Engineman 1st Class Juan Ascensio, foreground, and Engineman 3rd Class Myint Swe clean water off the deck in main machinery room two aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting 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 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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    120504-N-PB383-413 GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter delivers cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting 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 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)
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    120519-N-MG658-330 JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (May 19, 2012) The U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, demonstrate choreographed flight skills during the annual Joint Service Open House. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)
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    120528-N-JN664-016 ARABIAN SEA (May 28, 2012) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Thao Tran tests liquid nitrogen in a cryogenic plant aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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    120524-N-XO959-369 ARABIAN SEA (May 24, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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    120524-N-XO959-121 ARABIAN SEA (May 24, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), bottom, the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) conduct a replenishment at sea. Sterett and Cape St. George are deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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    120523-N-NB694-038 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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    120524-N-WD757-118 ARABIAN SEA (May 24, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Benjamin Huffman performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    120530-N-SK590-078 ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2012) A shooter signals the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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    120525-N-JN664-065 ARABIAN SEA (May 25, 2012) Sailors participate in a pipe-patching relay during a damage control olympics event aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karolina A. Martinez/Released)
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    Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Indian Minister of Defense A. K. Antony (right) in Delhi, India, on June 6, 2012. Panetta and Antony spoke of the stable and well developed defense relationship between the two countries and the possibility of India taking a larger role in Afghanistan. Panetta is on a two-day visit to Delhi for discussions with Indian defense leadership. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

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    120414-N-DR144-832 BAY OF BENGAL (April 14, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) transit in formation with Indian navy ships during Exercise Malabar 2012. Carl Vinson, Bunker Hill, and Halsey are part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, and are participating in the annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise with the Indian navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    NEW DELHI (April 23, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert walks with Indian Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Nirmal Verma at the South Block military headquarters after being formally greeted and performing a troop inspection of the India navy Guard of Honour. Greenert is in India meeting with high ranking military officials to discuss ongoing operations in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (April 16, 2012) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participate in a passing exercise with the Indian navy guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay (D55) during Exercise Malabar 2012. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are participating in the annual bi-lateral naval training exercise with the Indian navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lori D. Bent/Released)

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    120423-N-WL435-034 NEW DELHI (April 23, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert stands at attention along with Indian navy sailors during a moment of silence at the Eternal Flame at the Navy Gate War Memorial. The monument was erected to honor fallen Indian military personnel. Greenert is in India meeting with high-ranking military officials to discuss ongoing operations in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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    120414-N-DR144-750 BAY OF BENGAL (April 14, 2012) The Indian navy guided-missile corvette INS Kulish (P63), top, and the Indian navy frigate INS Satpura (F48), bottom, and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are underway in formation during Exercise Malabar 2012. Malabar is an annual bi-lateral naval training exercise with the Indian Navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    NEW DELHI (April 23, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert places a wreath at the Eternal Flame at the Navy Gate War Memorial to honor fallen Indian military personnel. Greenert is in India meeting with high-ranking military officials to discuss ongoing operations in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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    120416-N-DR144-487 INDIAN OCEAN (April 16, 2012) Sailors wave as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) passes the Indian navy fleet oiler INS Satpura (A57) during a passing exercise. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed participating in Exercise Malabar 2012 with ships and aircraft from the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)


    Leon Panetta in Delhi, says India 'linchpin' for American strategy in Asia
    AFP | Jun 6, 2012, 09.37PM IST

    NEW DELHI: Pentagon chief Leon Panetta vowed on Wednesday to expand defence ties between India and the United States, saying New Delhi was a "linchpin" in a new US military strategy focused on Asia.

    At a think-tank in the Indian capital, Panetta said that military ties had dramatically improved over the past decade.

    But he said more work was needed to ensure the two countries could safeguard the "crossroads" of the global economy spanning the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific.

    "For this relationship to truly provide security for this region and for the world, we will need to deepen our defence and security cooperation. "This is why I have come to India," Panetta told an audience at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

    Having overcome suspicions from the Cold War-era, "Our two nations I believe have finally and irreversibly started a new chapter of our history".

    Panetta, who met with Indian leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday, said he believed the relationship "can and should become more strategic, more practical, and more collaborative." He said a new US strategy sought to "expand our military partnerships and our presence in the arc extending from the Western Pacific and East Asia into the Indian Ocean region and South Asia."

    Panetta called for more joint research and production, expanding military exercises and for both countries to tackle legal dilemmas posed by space weapons and cyber warfare.

    Security ties with India have steadily improved but US officials have yet to realize the goal of a game-changing partnership that could check China's role, analysts say.

    India favours improving military ties and buying weapons from the United States but does not want to become a full-fledged American ally, preferring a degree of breathing space, analysts say.

    Panetta's visit has focused in part on the planned withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, with India concerned about a dangerous vacuum after foreign troops exit.

    The United States favoured a more active role for India in Afghanistan, Panetta said in his speech.

    "I urged India's leaders to continue with additional support to Afghanistan through trade and investment, reconstruction, and help for Afghanistan's security forces," he said.

    A day after al-Qaida's number two leader was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan, Panetta acknowledged that both India and the United States faced difficulties with Islamabad.

    "Pakistan is a complicated relationship for both of our countries, but one that we must work to improve," he said.

    The US tilt towards Asia -- including closer ties to New Delhi -- is widely seen as a response to China's growing military and economic might, particularly in the South China Sea.

    But Panetta said both the United States and India wanted to see Beijing play a prominent role in the region.

    "As the United States and India deepen our defence partnership with each other, both of us will also seek to strengthen our relations with China," he said.

    He hailed growing arms sales with India but said both countries needed to remove obstacles that were holding back defence trade and the transfer of technology.

    "To realize the full potential of defence trade relations, we need to cut through the bureaucratic red tape on both sides," he said.

    Panetta said he had ordered deputy defence secretary Ashton Carter to lead an effort with Indian leaders to streamline procedures on arms deals.

    The US defence chief's visit to India was part of a regional tour that included stops in Singapore and Vietnam, as Panetta sought to define Washington's plans to shift towards Asia.

    Some commentators in the United States and Asia have questioned the substance of the declared "rebalancing", and whether the US will be able to deliver on its rhetoric to build partnerships and expand its naval presence.

    Panetta told reporters the next step would require deeds and not just words.

    "We now have to put meat on the bone, which means we have to follow through with actions," Panetta said.



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    Tell that to the viet cong and the talibs.;)
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    120704-N-TG831-162 SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 4, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Van Ells and other Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) participates in a visit, board, search and seizure drill while at sea. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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    120621-N-TX154-373 EAST CHINA SEA (June 21, 2012) USS McCampbell (DDG 85) moves into formation during a trilateral exercise in the East China Sea. The U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea navy ships are participating in the exercise to improve interoperability, readiness and the capability to respond quickly to various situations in the region, ranging from disaster relief to maritime security activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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    120517-N-PA732-030 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 17, 2012) Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka on a routine patrol of the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jordan T. Buttolph/Released)

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    120601-N-TG831-109 OKINAWA, Japan (June 1, 2012) Wayne Heyart, a former enlisted Radioman 1st class petty officer and World War II veteran, speaks about his experiences in the Navy to the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during a tour of the ship. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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    120520-N-ER662-438 SHIMODA, Japan (May 20, 2012) Cmdr. Thomas Dixon, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) cheers on McCampbell Sailors competing in a tug of war tournament. The competition was part of the annual Black Ship Festival in Shimoda, which commemorates the 1854 landing of Commodore Perry and the signing of the Japan-American Treaty of Trade and Amity. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)

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    120701-N-ER662-576 EAST CHINA SEA (July 1, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kenneth Metzger, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), hooks a bundle of pallets to a SH-60B Twin-engine helicopter to be lifted from the flight deck during a vertical replenishment at sea. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)

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    120629-N-ER662-360 JINHAE, Republic of Korea (June 29, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Binnings, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), congratulates the children of the Jinhae Hope Home after winning a relay race during a combined military community service project, part of McCampbell'Äôs port visit to Republic of Korea. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)
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    120622-N-BQ817-025 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 22, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) participate in Navy Security Force Sentry (NSFS) training. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment supporting 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 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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    Farragut Sailors Honor Heritage Of Ship's Namesake

    Story Number: NNS120707-03 Release Date: 7/7/2012 9:38:00 PM

    By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) A.J. Jones, USS Farragut Public Affairs


    MENORCA, Spain (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) celebrated the birthday of the ship's namesake, Adm. David Glasgow Farragut, at a ceremony in the town square of Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain, July 5.

    Farragut, whose father Jordi "George" Farragut, was a Menorca native, was adopted as a native son of the Spanish island July 12, 1867. A statue of the United States Navy's first admiral was erected in Ciutadella in 1970 by the Navy League of the United States Madrid Council, and Farragut's birthday has been celebrated ever since. This is the first year that one of his namesake ships has visited the island for the ceremony.

    "It is an honor to have the Farragut here in Menorca today with us as we celebrate in honor of Adm. David Glasgow Farragut," said Nick Hayes, president of the Navy League of the United States Madrid Council, during a speech at the ceremony.

    The ceremony started with the Farragut color guard parading the colors jointly with Spanish sailors and Spanish soldiers. Remarks were delivered by Navy League representatives, the Mayor of Ciutadella, the Insular Director of the General Administration of the State, and Cmdr. Glen Quast, Farragut's commanding officer.

    The ceremony concluded when Quast placed a wreath on a statue of the distinguished admiral in the town square.

    "Today, we are fortunate to be able to honor [Adm. Farragut's] legacy with a fifth warship named after him; since the first ship was named in his honor in 1899, only 28 years have passed without an active ship in the U.S. Navy named after Admiral Farragut," said Quast during his speech at the ceremony. "Strengthening the relationship between our two nations helps us maintain a safe and secure maritime environment. We look forward to building stronger friendships and enhancing our longstanding friendship with Spain, and particularly Menorca."

    The day's events also included a ceremony at the Anglo-American Cemetery, located in Mahon Harbor. The multinational color guard opened the event, followed by speeches from Hayes and Quast, who together laid a wreath at the Tomb of an Unknown Sailor to conclude the event. Thirty-four American Sailors are buried in the cemetery, losing their lives while in serving.

    Culminating the Farragut birthday celebration was a reception held on board USS Farragut to celebrate the admiral's birthday and thank more than 60 distinguished guests for welcoming the ship and its Sailors to their home.

    Farragut is deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The Eisenhower CSG includes aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), CSG 8, guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), as well as the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 7 and Destroyer Squadron 28.