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HeyJoe

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100308-N-9588L-023 MEDITERANEAN SEA(March 8, 2010) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joan Valles, left, mans the helm of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728), as Senior Chief Missile Technician Wyatt Harris serves as diving officer of the watch, Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jesse Dominguez, Jr. mans the stern plane and Machinist's Mate 1st Class Kenny Cole serves as chief of the watch. Florida is on a deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dean Lohmeyer/Released)
 

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USS Annapolis departs Souda Harbor
SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 20, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is escorted by a U.S. Naval Support Activity harbor security boat as she departs Souda harbor following a routine port visit to the island of Crete. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released) 100320-N-0780F-010
 

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100414-N-3944N-002 PEARL HARBOR (April 14, 2010) The Virginia-Class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) undergoes routine inspections and repairs in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Hawaii is the first U.S. Pacific Fleet Virginia-class submarine to enter dry dock in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Liane Nakahar/Released)
 

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100414-N-5888C-001 SAN DIEGO (April 14, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) returns to homeport at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif. after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and the western Pacific Ocean. The deployment covered more than 40,000 nautical miles and included port visits to Japan, Bahrain and Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class April Currie/Released)
 

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100511-N-5549O-009 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 11, 2010) Sailors observe the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus board the Virginia-class submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
 

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The Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River to her new home port at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., June 1, 2010. New Mexico is being assigned to Submarine Squadron 4. (DoD photo by Lt. Patrick Evans, U.S. Navy/Released)
 

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USS Annapolis departs Souda Harbor
SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 20, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is escorted by a U.S. Naval Support Activity harbor security boat as she departs Souda harbor following a routine port visit to the island of Crete. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released) 100320-N-0780F-010
Haven't heard much about these harbor security boats. Do most major naval ports have them.
 

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100628-N-1401J-001 DIEGO GARCIA (June 28, 2010) The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) conducts a fast cruise in Diego Garcia following a remote crew exchange and the first voyage repair period of her second deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Christopher Johnson/Released)
 

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Haven't heard much about these harbor security boats. Do most major naval ports have them.
Nobody is keeping them a secret.....



031108-N-4374S-008 Naval Support Activity Bahrain (Nov. 8, 2003) - During the sunset a U.S. Navy harbor patrol boat keeps a close eye on other contacts while providing security for the Osprey-class coastal mine hunter ship USS Cardinal (MHC 60) as she gets underway at Manama, Bahrain. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg (RELEASED)



100429-N-8273J-220 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 29, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks with and answers questions from Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)



080607-N-0780F-001 SOUDA BAY, Crete (Jun 10, 2008) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Jason Stroud operates a harbor security boat and scans the surrounding harbor as the fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departs the harbor. Stroud is a patrol boat coxswain assigned to the U.S. Naval Support Activity Security Department. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)



080607-N-0780F-002 SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece (Jun 7, 2008) Master at Arms 3rd Class Timothy Lutz scans the surrounding harbor while manning an M60 light machine gun on a harbor security boat as the fast attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departs the harbor. Lutz is a patrol boat crewman and gunner assigned to the U.S. Naval Support Activity Security Department. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)
 

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They're everywhere, they're everywhere...

Maybe the thread should be split as they do more than escort subs



090905-N-1452H-516 KUWAIT (Sept. 4, 2009) U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard personnel operate harbor security, force protection boats assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 5 as Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.5 to provide port security supporting U.S. Third Army. U.S. Coast Guard units deploy with U.S. Navy personnel as a part of the Maritime Expeditionary Squadron under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Harris/Released)



100514-N-4776G-006 BAHRAIN (May 14, 2010) A harbor patrol boat assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain conducts a patrol mission. Based off Mina-Salman pier, the harbor patrol unit provides anti-terrorism force protection, escort and patrol as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)



100322-N-7498L-128 PEARL HARBOR (March 22, 2010) A harbor security boat assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam intercepts an attack boat during a Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield exercise. The weeklong series of security exercises is the largest anti-terrorism and force protection exercise conducted nationwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Mark Logico/Released)



090905-N-1452H-491 KUWAIT (Sept. 4, 2009) U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard personnel assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons and Port Security Units use harbor security, force protection boats to provide port security in support of U.S. Third Army. Coast Guard units deploy with Navy units as a part of the Maritime Expeditionary Squadron under Naval Expeditionary Combat Command supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.s. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Petty Officer Kim Harris/Released)



090218-N-1722M-350 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 18, 2009) A 34-foot Dauntless Sea Ark patrol boat assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 exits San Diego Harbor during a training exercise for upcoming deployments to Southwest Asia and Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Moriatis/Released)
 

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100709-N-8750E-149 GROTON, Conn. (July 9, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) transits the Thames River after departing Naval Submarine Base New London for the final time to complete the process of being retired from the U.S. Navy fleet. Philadelphia heads to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va, where she will be dismantled, defueled and officially decommissioned. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)
 

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100702-N-3090M-182 GROTON, Conn. (July 2, 2010) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Missouri (SSN 780) transits the Thames River to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Missouri is scheduled to be commissioned July 31 at Naval Submarine Base New London. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers/Released)
 
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