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Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry prepares for night time flight operations Dec. 7, 2015.

Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry prepares for night time flight operations Dec. 7, 2015. (Zachary Eshelman/U.S. Navy)

Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry prepares for night time flight operations Dec. 7, 2015.

Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry prepares for night time flight operations Dec. 7, 2015. (Zachary Eshelman/U.S. Navy)

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron 131 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Dec. 7, 2015.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron 131 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Dec. 7, 2015. (Anderson W. Branch/U.S. Navy)

Sailors from Assault Craft Unit 1, provide security during a visit, board, search and seizure drill with sailors and Marines from amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans, and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Dec. 6, 2015.

Sailors from Assault Craft Unit 1, provide security during a visit, board, search and seizure drill with sailors and Marines from amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans, and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Dec. 6, 2015. (Chelsea D. Daily/U.S. Navy)

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex while passing the USS Arizona Memorial Dec. 6, 2015.

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex while passing the USS Arizona Memorial Dec. 6, 2015. (Sean P. Gallagher/U.S. Navy)

Petty Officer 2nd Class E. Roys, a fire controlman, climbs aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley from a rigid hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise Dec. 9, 2015.

Petty Officer 2nd Class E. Roys, a fire controlman, climbs aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley from a rigid hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise Dec. 9, 2015. (Michael J. Lieberknecht/U.S. Navy)

The future USS Zumwalt is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015.

The future USS Zumwalt is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015. (Dennis Griggs/U.S. Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson presents Commander of Turkish Naval Forces Adm. B?lent Bostanoglu with the Legion of Merit during a full honors ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Dec. 8, 2015.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson presents Commander of Turkish Naval Forces Adm. B?lent Bostanoglu with the Legion of Merit during a full honors ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Dec. 8, 2015. (Nathan Laird/U.S. Navy)

Machinist's Mate 1st Class John Rasmussen, from Sacramento, Calif., hugs his daughter Lillian during a frocking ceremony in USS John C. Stennis' hangar bay Dec. 9, 2015.

Machinist's Mate 1st Class John Rasmussen, from Sacramento, Calif., hugs his daughter Lillian during a frocking ceremony in USS John C. Stennis' hangar bay Dec. 9, 2015. (Cole Pielop/U.S. Navy)

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