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160315-N-UY653-161  ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 15, 2016) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), front, steams in formation with USS Stout (DDG 56), USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Monterey (CG 61) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). While at sea, the ships supported a live-fire event conducted as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final certification event prior to deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 15, 2016) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), front, steams in formation with USS Stout (DDG56), USS Mason (DDG87), USS Monterey (CG61) and USS Roosevelt (DDG80) (USN photo by MC Spec 3rd Class Ryan U. Kledzik)

 

160316-N-TH560-345EAST SEA (March 16, 2016) – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducts fueling operations with guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).  Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. SY16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
EAST SEA (March 16, 2016) – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducts fueling operations with guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. SY16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)

According to Wikipedia: “USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is the third US Navy ship of that name. It was named in honor of John Paul Jones’ famous frigate, which he had named the French equivalent of “Good Man Richard,” in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. Ambassador to France at the time. The name “Bonhomme Richard” is derived from the pen name of Benjamin Franklin, the author of Poor Richard’s Almanac.”

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160310-N-MD297-161  PACIFIC OCEAN (March 10, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean. Lassen is currently underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Not Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 10, 2016)  guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean. Lassen is currently underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.)

 

160309-N-GW139-213 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 9, 2016) U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are underway in formation during cannon firing exercises near Guam during Multi Sail 2016. Multi Sail is a bilateral training exercise aimed at interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise builds interoperability and benefits from realistic, shared training, enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Coffer/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 9, 2016) U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships underway in formation during cannon firing exercises near Guam (USNavy photo by MC Spec 3rd Class Eric Coffer)

 

160308-N-YR245-418  EAST SEA (March 8, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the east sea during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)

EAST SEA (March 8, 2016)  amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the east sea to participate in exercise Ssang Yong 16, a biennial exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability. (USN photo my MC Spec Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte)

 

160306-N-MJ645-056 SOUTH CHINA SEA – (Mar. 06, 2016) - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Antietam and Chung-Hoon are underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)
 SOUTH CHINA SEA – (Mar. 06, 2016) – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Antietam and Chung-Hoon are underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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