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MK 45- 5-Inch gun mount fires as part of a live-fire exercise by #PACOM on Flickr.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr.16, 2013) - A MK 45- 5-Inch gun mount fires from the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur as part of a live-fire exercise during a Board of Inspection and Survey rehearsal. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron 15, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan in support of regional security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Gregory A. Harden II)

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Evening patrol by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Charles Stokes pauses while on patrol in a local village near Combat Outpost Terezayi, April 10. Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Eric-James Estrada

120604-N-HI414-365 by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos on Flickr.

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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Tony Fuerst, bottom left, assigned to national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), boards guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) to facilitate training during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise with the Indonesian navy June 4, 2012, in the Java Sea, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II, U.S. Navy/Released)

Hinode Views 2012 Venus Transit (NASA, Hinode, 06/05/12) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr.

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On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus — the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun’s surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., is the lead U.S. investigator for the X-ray Telescope.

Image credit: JAXA/NASA/Lockheed Martin

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