PHOTEX: USS Albuquerque returns to San Diego

130821-N-NB544-130 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2013) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) returns to Naval Base Point Loma following a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released)

PHOTEX: “Somewhere in the Pacific” HMS Daring (D32) pulls alongside USS Chafee (DDG 90)

130721-N-WX059-017 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2013) The British Royal Navy Daring-class air-defense destroyer HMS Daring (D32) pulls alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during independent deployer certification (IDCERT). The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)