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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (June 21, 2017)


Logistic Specialist 1st Class Gregory B. Guillory, recruit division commander of Division 817, explains the importance of deck-log accuracy and legibility to a recruit watch-stander on at Recruit Training Command (RTC). The recruit deck-log is an important training aid that not only records divisional activities, but also teaches recruits attention to detail. Approximately 30,000-40,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Electrical Seth Schaeffer (Released) 170621-N-SL853-078
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CORAL SEA (June 23, 2017)


Sailors aboard the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) receive cargo from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. The ship and its expeditionary strike group are operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields (Released) 170623-N-DL434-236
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 22, 2017)


A crane moves the lower stern into place on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. John F. Kennedy is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier which is now 50 percent structurally complete. U.S. Navy photo (Released) 170622-N-N2201-140
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CHERRY POINT, N.C. (June 21, 2017)


An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the "Vanguards" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14 conducts an aerial refuel off the coast of N.C. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 performed the air to air refueling exercises with HM-14 in a joint effort to improve interservice readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira (Released) 170621-M-HR246-0321
21 hours 59 min ago

Even police act with a fear of blackness

What becomes of a society where race warps the functioning of the justice system, where juries, observing these horrors on video, nevertheless deem fear of blackness reasonable?
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