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UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine is proud to present the winners, and some of the best runners-up, of our 5th Annual Undersea Warfare Photo Contest. The entries this year reflect the
substantial contributions that submarines made in Operation Iraqi Freedom, an increased focus on force protection and security, and an overwhelming sense of pride, professionalism, and teamwork in the U.S. Submarine Force as a whole. Our editors were also pleased to see entries showing submariners at play - blowing off some steam after a job well done. From routine damage control training to unprecedented special operations, from war-time deployments to hard-earned homecomings, the photos you sent portray the Submarine Force in all its variety.

As always, special thanks are in order to the Naval Submarine League, which has sponsored the contest since its inception. With their continued support and the hard work and creativity of photographers throughout the fleet, the photo contest will continue to provide a unique opportunity for submariners and the entire submarine community to show their pride in the U.S. Submarine Force.

Photo caption follows Photo by Nicole Hawley,

MM1 McManus aims a palm-heel strike at MM2 Fosters, his bag holder, during Unarmed Self-Defense Training in May 2003 at Submarine Base New London. This training is held at the Auxiliary Security Force Academy.