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The Navy's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) completes its first live fire event July 19 off the coast of Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California. Photo: US Navy.
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) transits the Kennebec River, sailing away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, on Oct. 4.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 07: The U.S Navy Blue Angels practice as they fly over San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. They’re celebrating their 75th anniversary and will perform during Fleet Week this weekend with their new F-18 Hornets. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
USS Rushmore (LSD 47) crosses under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oct. 4, arriving for San Francisco Fleet Week 2021. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jasen Moreno-Garcia)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka as one of the newest additions to Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron 15. U.S. NAVY / Tetsuya Morita
Landing Craft Air Cushion 29, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, transfers equipment and personnel from Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, to USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) at Naval Base White Beach, Okinawa, Japan
Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08) steams in formation during a photo exercise with ships with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. carrier strike groups, led by USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), flag ship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG), returned to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Oct. 11, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.

During the deployment the crew participated in multinational operations and joint training exercises with international partners to foster positive relationships, while ensuring freedom of navigation and maritime security. Prior to deployment the crew completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) before officially deploying on March 26.

“Over the last eight months, Iwo Jima’s crew consistently performed at the highest levels and always ensured our integrated naval power and operational readiness,” said Capt. David Loo, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) commanding officer.

The crew made several port calls during the deployment to locations including Rota, Spain; Souda Bay, Greece; Eilat, Israel; and Duqm, Oman, where COVID measures were implemented in order to protect the crew and preserve operational readiness.

“The crew was always at the ready, ensuring every warfighting task and mission were successfully completed, which highlighted the professionalism and expertise of United States Naval forces to our coalition partners and friends,” said Loo. “Despite the challenges we faced during our deployment, the crew stayed resilient, focused, and safe.”

While operating in the 6th Fleet area of operation the crew participated in the bilateral exercise Ragnar Viking with the British Royal marines and the Irish navy, in addition to participating in an integrated Air Defense exercise.

The crew also conducted exercises with HMS Queen Elizabeth in 6th Fleet and hosted the U.K. Minister of Armed Forces as well as the Charge d ’Affairs for the embassy in the United Kingdom.

While operating in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility the crew participated in Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsals (TACR) in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Iwo Jima, along with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and HMS Queen Elizabeth conducted dual large deck interoperability exercises, a unique opportunity that allowed both navies to exercise coordinating surface operations.
Photo of damaged Sea Wolf submarine USS Connecticut after striking something underway.......I'm no bloody sea vessel engineer/architect, marine engineer, or submariner, but that is some bit of damage for an underway impact...she must have hit something pretty hard to do all that!!
That's the USS San Francisco from 2005.

BAY OF BENGAL (Oct. 14, 2021) - A CMV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, lands on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) while carrying Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and members of the Indian Navy as part of MALABAR 2021, Oct. 14, 2021. MALABAR 2021 is a maritime exercise designed to improve integration, address common maritime security priorities and concerns, enhance interoperability and communication, and strengthen enduring relationships between the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and U.S. maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin C. Zorich)
October 20, 2021, the so-called task force 59.9 (marine unmanned systems) of the 5th US Navy conducted the first patrol of the waters of the Persian Gulf using the autonomous surface reconnaissance complex MANTAS T12 developed by Maritime Tactical Systems (MARTAC) in a mine countermeasures configuration.

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment at sea. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christina I. Naranjo

An U.S. MH-60R assigned to the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51, front, and a Japanese SH-60K assigned to the “Mighty 59” of Air Development Squadron 51 conduct bilateral exercises. (Navy)

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