• PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires a torpedo at a simulated target during Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Crops personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships, offering real-world joint operational…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2014) An F/A-18 Super Hornet approaches the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for a landing. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is participating in Valiant Shield, a U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19…

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  • ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Sept. 17, 2014) A U.S. Marine with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, signals an FA-18 Hornet into the flight line during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield 14 is a biennial U.S. forces only exercise focusing on engaging units at sea, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 17, 2014) Guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a vertical launch anti-submarine rocket from its forward launchers during Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships,…

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  • ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Sept. 16, 2014) A B-52 Stratofortress takes off during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2014) Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires a Standard Missile (SM) 2 as part of Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2014) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Omar Murrell stands watch in the combat information center aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Crops personnel, more than…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 16, 2014) Newly pinned Chief Petty Officers from Navy Region Hawaii stand in formation following a chief pinning ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Chief pinning ceremony is part of a long-standing tradition that honors and recognizes the years of hard work, service and leadership of dedicated Sailors in the…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sep. 16, 2014) Chief Electronics Technician Darryl Jones, assigned to the staff of Commander, Submarine Group 7, has his anchors pinned by his son during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony held at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s base theater. Eleven first class petty officers were advanced to chief petty officer during the…

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Photo of Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.

Admiral

Harry B. Harris, Jr.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet