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Guided-Missile Destroyer Launch

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

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Super Hornet Grabbing the Wire USS Bush

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

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USS America: Sinking A Supercarrier

Sinking an Aircraft Carrier

The USS America (CV-66) super carrier was originally intended to be scrapped, like most other US aircraft carriers. But some innovative US Navy officers found a more creative and productive end for this massive ship.

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USMC Harrier Takeoff

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II jet, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael H. Lehman/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II jet, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael H. Lehman/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II jet, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael H. Lehman/Released)

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Sea Hawk Wheels Down

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 26, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Denilo Mijos monitors an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Grandmasters" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, Det. 1, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Aug. 26, 2017. Oscar Austin is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 26, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Denilo Mijos monitors an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Grandmasters" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, Det. 1, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Aug. 26, 2017. Oscar Austin is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 26, 2017) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Denilo Mijos monitors an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, Det. 1, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Aug. 26, 2017. Oscar Austin is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)