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Eugene Schmidt
09-04-2010, 04:34 PM
August 30

1913 - Navy tests Sperry gyroscopic stabilizer (automatic pilot).
1929 - Near New London, Conn., 26 officers and men test Momsen lung to exit submerged USS S-4.
1961 - Two Cuban frigates fire on a Naval Reserve aircraft on a training mission over international waters.


August 31

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officers who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 bureaus, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, continues to serve under its original name.
1943 - Commissioning of USS Harmon (DE 678), first Navy ship named for an African-American Sailor.
1944 - Carrier task group begins three-day attack on Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands.
1962 - Last flight of a Navy airship made at NAS Lakehurst, N.J.


September 1

1925 - Cmdr. John Rodgers and crew of four in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii.
1942 - Establishment of Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Vice Adm. Aubrey W. Fitch.
1942 - First Seabee unit to serve in a combat area, 6th Naval Construction Battalion, arrives on Guadalcanal.
1945 - USS Benevolence (AH 13) evacuates civilian internees from two internment camps near Tokyo, Japan.


September 2

1918 - Navy ships and crews assist earthquake victims of Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan.
1944 - USS Finback (SS 217) rescues Lt. j.g. George Bush, who was shot down while attacking Chichi Jima.
1945 - Japan signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri (BB 63) at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz signs for the United States. In different ceremonies, Japanese forces on Palau Islands, Truk, and on Pagan Island and Rota in the Marianas surrender.

September 3

1783 - Signing of the Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolution.
1885 - First classes at U.S. Naval War College begin.
1925 - Crash of rigid airship Shenandoah near Byesville, Ohio.
1944 - First combat employment of a missile guided by radio and television takes place when Navy drone, Liberator, controlled by Ensign James M. Simpson, flew to attack German submarine pens on Helgoland Island.
1945 - Japanese surrender Wake Island in ceremony aboard USS Levy.

EJ
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Eugene Schmidt
09-10-2010, 08:17 PM
September 7

1776 - David Bushnell attempts to destroy a British ship-of-the-line, HMS Asia, in New York Harbor with his submarine Turtle.
1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Avon.
1942 - First air evacuation of casualties to hospital ships off shore occurs at Guadalcanal.

September 8

1923 - In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroyers run aground through faulty navigation.
1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims a limited national emergency and increases enlisted strength in the Navy and Marine Corps; also authorizes the recall to active duty of officers, men and nurses on the retired lists of the Navy and Marine Corps.
1958 - Lt. R. H. Tabor, wearing a Navy-developed pressure suit, completes a 72-hour simulated flight at altitudes as high a 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts.

September 9

1841 - First iron ship authorized by Congress.
1940 - Navy awards contracts for 210 ships, including 12 carriers and seven battleships.
1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin air strikes on Japanese shipping and facilities at Mindanao, Philippines.

September 10

1813 - In the Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his "Don't give up the ship" flag, defeats British squadron and says: "We have met the enemy, and they are ours..."
1925 - Submarine R-4 (SS 81) rescues crew of PN-9 plane 10 miles from their destination of Hawaii.
1945 - Carrier Midway (CVB 42) commissioned.
1961 - World's first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, Long Beach (CGN 9) is commissioned.


EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
10-02-2010, 02:56 PM
A somewhat longer post than normal. I was on vacation.

Sept 13

1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner.
1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. forces that storm Chapultepec Castle near Mexico City, inspiring one line of the Marine Hymn.
1939 - Navy suspends transfers to the Fleet Reserve after 20 years of service and retains men on active duty.

Sept 14

1976 - USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and destroyer Bordelon (DD 881) collide during night operations 100 miles north of Scotland.

Sept 15

1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment.
1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta.

Sept 16

1854 - Cmdr. David G. Farragut takes possession of Mare Island, the first U.S. Navy Yard on the Pacific.
1917 - Navy Department authorizes establishment of 16 Naval air stations abroad.
1940 - President Roosevelt signs Selective Training and Service Act, the first peacetime draft.
1958 - USS Grayback (SS 208) fires first operational launch of Regulus II surface-to-surface guided missile off California coast; Missile carries first U.S. mail sent by guided missile.

Sept 17

1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans. This was the headquarters for Adm. David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron.
1895 - Battleship Maine commissioned.
1944 - Navy Task Force lands Army troops on Angaur, Palau Islands, supported by Navy carrier aircraft and shore bombardment.

Sept 20

1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft.
1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea.

Sept 21

1944 - Aircraft from 12 carriers commence two-day attack against Japanese ships and airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

Sept 22

1776 - John Paul Jones sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet.
1943 - U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea.
1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to Charleston, S.C., through October 10.

Sept 23

1779 - Captain John Paul Jones, in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard, captures HMS Serapis.
1931 - Lt. Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs aboard USS Langley (CV 1) while underway.
1944 - USS West Virginia (BB 48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged Dec. 7, 1941.
1947 - James Forrestal, former Secretary of the Navy, takes office as the first Secretary of Defense.
1990 - Two hospital ships -- USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) -- steam together for the first time in the Arabian Gulf.

Sept 24

1918 - Ensign David S. Ingalls, in a Sopwith Camel, shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft, becoming the first U.S. Navy ace while flying with the British Royal Air Force.
1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese in Visayas, Philippines.
1960 - First nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), launched at Newport News, Va

Sept 27

1922 - Report on observations of experiments with short wave radio at Anacostia in the District of Columbia starts Navy development of radar.
1941 - Launch of first Liberty ship, SS Patrick Henry, in Baltimore.
1944 - Special Air Task Force (STAG-1) commences operations with drones, controlled by TBM Avanger aircraft, against Japanese in Southwestern Pacific.
1950 - First Marine Division captures Seoul, South Korea.

Sept 28

1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures five pirate vessels.
1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships.
1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support.
1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, S.C.

Sept 29

1944 - USS Narwhal (SS 167) evacuates 81 Allied prisoners of war that survived the sinking of Japanese Shinyo Maru from Sindangan Bay, Mindanao.

Sept 30

1944 - USS Nautilus (SS 168) lands supplies and evacuates people from Panay, Philipppine Islands.
1946 - U.S. government announces Navy units would be permanently stationed in the Mediterranean to carry out American policy and diplomacy.
1954 - Commissioning at Groton, Conn., of USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the world's first nuclear-powered ship.
1959 - Last flight of airships assigned to the Naval Air Reserve at Lakehurst, N.J., takes place.
1968 - USS New Jersey (BB 62) arrives off Vietnam.

Oct 1

1874 - Supply Corps purser Lt. J.Q. Barton is given leave to enter service of new Japanese Navy to organize a pay department and instruct Japanese about accounts. He served until Oct. 1, 1877, when he again became a purser in the U.S. Navy.
1880 - John Phillip Sousa becomes leader of Marine Corps Band.
1928 - The first class at school for enlisted Navy and Marine Corps radio intercept operators (The "On the Roof Gang") is held.
1949 - Military Sea Transportation Service is activated.
1955 - USS Forrestal (CVA 59), the first of post-war super carriers, is commissioned.
1990 - USS Independence (CV 62) enters Persian Gulf (first carrier in Persian Gulf since 1974).

EJ
USNNS

bd popeye
10-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Thanks go out to EJ for keeping this thread alive! I'm just visiting the forum this weekend!

Now some pix from Popeye's archives!

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8,2009) Distinguished visitors from Thailand watch flight operations from Vultures Row aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as an EA-6B Prowler from the "Yellowjackets" of Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 138 lands on the flight deck . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell/Released)http://i39.*******.com/112bibrdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway from Naval Station Norfolk conducting acceptance trials and the Board of Inspections and Survey to test the ship's material conditions and readiness. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Demetrius L. Patton/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE (April 9, 2009) Port-au-Prince residents watch the Navy flight crew from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) air drop equipment to support Continuing Promise 2009, a four-month humanitarian mission to Latin America and the Carribean region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nashaunda Tilghman/Released)

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KILLICK, Haiti (April 10, 2009) Ensign Kathleen Kostka gives a high-five to a Haitian child during a Continuing Promise 2009 medical community service project in Killick, Haiti. Kostka is embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during the four-month Continuing Promise 2009 deployment. Continuing Promise is an equal partnership humanitarian and civic assistance mission between the United States and international partners to provide support programs afloat and ashore in seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcus Surorez/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April, 11, 2009) Sen. John McCain administers the oath of enlistment to Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is leading a congressional visit to the western Pacific Ocean and took the opportunity to visit the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer which is named for his father and grandfather. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Vernon/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Jan. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) is in Dry Dock 1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Marshall Fukuki/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 11, 2009) Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Jeff Kingree and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Kevin Martinez prepare to combat a simulated fire during a damage control drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 11, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211 is fueled during nighttime flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparation for exercise Balikatan 09, a bilateral military exercise involving U.S. military and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies. The annual exercise is the 25th in a series of exercises directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and requested by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (April 8, 2008) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conduct a foreign object damage walk-down before beginning flight operations. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward deployed expeditionary strike group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Casey H. Kyhl/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2009) The American flag is passed to Capt. Jeffrey Ruth, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a burial at sea ceremony. Lincoln is underway off-loading ordnance in preparation for a scheduled Planned Incremental Period in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Patrick Gallagher/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2009) Sailors from the weapons department of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) perform a rifle salute during a burial at sea ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Aaron Hubner/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2009) Sailors assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) test the ship's catapult systems during acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer L. Jaqua/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 08, 2009) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Paul Coombs, from Dover, Ohio, uses the "big eyes" to locate surface contacts while standing port forward lookout watch on the island structure aboard t aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2009) Lightning strikes behind the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as she steams through the gulf of Thailand. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
10-11-2010, 10:01 AM
October 4,

1821 - Lt. Robert F. Stockton sails from Boston for Africa to carry out orders to help stop the international slave trade.
1944 - Aircraft from USS Ranger (CV 4) sink five German ships and damage three others in Operation Leader, the only U.S. Navy carrier operation in northern European waters during World War II.


October 5,

1863 - Confederate steamer David seriously damages USS New Ironsides with a spar torpedo off Charleston, S.C.
1913 - OWL (Over Water Land Type), the Navy's first amphibian flying boat, is tested at Hammondsport, N.Y.


October 6

1884 - The Department of the Navy establishes the Naval War College at Newport, R.I.
1940 - The fourth group of eight U.S. destroyers involved in the Destroyers for Bases Deal are turned over to British authorities in Halifax, Canada.
1943 - In the Battle of Vella Lavella, three U.S. destroyers attack nine Japanese destroyers to stop evacuation of Japanese troops from Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands.
1958 - USS Seawolf (SSN 575) completes a record submerged run of 60 days, logging more than 13,700 nautical miles.
1962 - USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25), the Navy's first nuclear-powered destroyer, is commissioned.
1997 - NASA Astronaut Cmdr. Wendy B. Lawrence returns from mission with STS-86, when Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station. The mission began Sept. 25.


October 7,

1864 - USS Washusett captures Confederate raider CSS Florida in harbor of Bahia, Brazil.
1924 - Rigid airship Shenandoah commences transcontinental flight.
1975 - President Gerald Ford signs law allowing admission of women into service academies.


October 8,

1812 - A boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in the Niagara River.
1950 - The 1st Marine Division commences embarkation at Inchon for landings in Wonsan, Korea.


USNNS

EJ

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Eugene Schmidt
10-13-2010, 05:00 PM
Nice posts, kep em coming.

EJ

Ordie
10-14-2010, 08:14 PM
^^^
An AMS nightmare!!

Eugene Schmidt
10-31-2010, 02:58 PM
Oct 12

1914 - USS Jupiter (AC 3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of the Panama Canal.
1944 - Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa.
1965 - First group of men commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps reports for a one-month indoctrination to naval service.
2000 - Terrorists in a boat make a suicide attack on USS Cole (DDG 67) while the ship refuels in the port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen Sailors are killed.


Oct 13

1775 - The Continental Congress establishes a Continental Navy, later known as the U.S. Navy.


Oct 14

1918 - Naval aviators of Marine Day Squadron 9 make the first raid-in-force for the Northern Bombing Group in World War I, when they bombed a German railroad at Thielt Rivy, Belgium.
1920 - The obsolete battleship Indiana (BB 1) is sunk in Tangier Sound, in the Chesapeake Bay.
1962 - A U.S. reconnaissance plane photographs a Soviet nuclear missile site under construction at San Cristobal, 100 miles west of Havana.


Oct 15

1917 - USS Cassin (DD 43) is torpedoed by German submarine U-61 off the coast of Ireland. In trying to save the ship, Gunner's Mate Osmond Kelly Ingram becomes first American Sailor killed in World War I and later is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. He becomes the first enlisted man to have a ship named for him, in 1919.
1948 - First women officers on active duty are sworn in as commissioned officers in regular Navy under Women's Service Integration Act of June 1948 by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan: Capt. Joy B. Hanco*k; Lt. Cmdr. Winifred R. Quick; Lt. Cmdr. Anne King; Lt. Cmdr. Frances L. Willoughby; Lt. Ellen Ford; Lt. Doris Cranmore; Lt. j.g. Doris A. Defenderfer; and Lt. j.g. Betty Rae Tennant.
1960 - USS Patrick Henry (SSBN 599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed Oct. 18.


Oct 18

1812 - U.S. sloop of war Wasp captures HM brig Frolic.
1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, Va., and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers.
1944 - 3rd Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese ships in harbor and land forces around Manila.


Oct 19

1843 - Capt. Robert Stockton on Princeton, the first screw-propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily.
1915 - Submarine Base at New London, Conn is established.
1944 - Secretary of the Navy orders African-American women accepted into the Naval Reserve.


Oct 20

1944 - 7th Fleet lands more than 60,000 Army troops on Leyte, Philippines, while Japanese aircraft attack.
1952 - Task Force 77 establishes Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) Hunter/Killer Teams of two ECM-equipped aircraft and an armed escort of four Skyraiders and four Corsairs.


Oct 21

1797 - USS Constitution is launched at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.


Oct 22

1846 - Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship sponsored by a woman.
1962 - President John F. Kennedy orders a surface blockade (quarantine) of Cuba to prevent Soviet offensive weapons from reaching Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

NOTE: This one I was there for - EJ


Oct 25

1944 - During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force, sinking several small carriers.
1983 - U.S. Marine and Army troops land on Grenada to evacuate U.S. citizens threatened by the island's unstable political situation.


Oct 26

1921 - In first successful test, a compressed-air, turntable catapult, launches a N-9 seaplane.
1922 - Lt. Cmdr. Godfrey de Chevalier makes fhe first landing aboard a carrier, USS Langley (CV 1), while underway off Cape Henry, Va.
1942 - USS Hornet (CV 8) was lost and USS Enterprise (CV 6) was badly damaged during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Island.
1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with Navy carrier and U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft attacks on the retreating Japanese ships. U.S. forces sink many Japanese ships, including four carriers, three battleships, 10 cruisers and nine destroyers, for a total of 26 capital ships.
1944 - Special Task Air Group 1 makes last attack in month-long demonstration of TDR drone missile against Japanese shipping and islands in the Pacific. Of 46 missiles fired, 29 reached their target areas.
1963 - USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN 619) launches first Polaris A-3 missile from a submerged submarine, off Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Oct 27

1864 - Lt. William Cushing sinks Confederate ram Albemarle with a spar torpedo attached to the bow of his launch.
1922 - Navy League of the United States sponsors first annual celebration of Navy Day to focus public attention on the importance of the U.S. Navy. That date was selected because it was Theodore Roosevelt's birthday.
1943 - First women Marines report for duty on the West Coast, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
1944 - Fast Carrier Task Forces attack Japanese shipping and installations in Visayas and northern Luzon.


Oct 28

1864 - Steamer General Thomas and gunboat Stone River destroy Confederate batteries on Tennessee River near Decatur, Ala.
1882 - Orders issued for first naval attache (Lt. Cmdr. French Chadwick sent to London).
1933 - The development of the PBY Catalina flying boat is begun by awarding the contract to the Consolidated Aircraft Company.


Oct 29

1814 - Launching of Fulton I, first American steam powered warship, at New York City. The ship was designed by Robert Fulton.
1989 - A pilot making his 1st carrier landing and four others are killed when his plane crashes on the flight deck of of the training carrier Lexington (AVT 16) off the coast of Pensacola, Fla.

EJ
US NNS

Eugene Schmidt
11-07-2010, 03:14 PM
November 1

1841 - "Mosquito Fleet" commanded by Lieutenant Commander J. T. McLaughlin, USN, carries 750 Sailors and Marines into the Everglades to fight the Seminole Indians.
1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt places Coast Guard under jurisdiction of Department of the Navy for duration of national emergency.
1979 - Beginning of retirement of Polaris A-3 program begins with removal of missiles from USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN 602). Last Polaris missile removed in February 1982.


November 2

1943 - In Battle in Empress Augusta Bay, U.S. cruisers and destroyers turn back Japanese forces trying to attack transports off Bougainville, Solomons.


November 3

1931 - Dirigible USS Los Angeles (ZR 3) makes 10-hour flight out of NAS Lakehurst, N.J., carrying 207 persons, establishing a new record for the number of passengers carried into the air by a single craft.
1943 - Battleship Oklahoma (BB 37), sunk at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, is refloated.
1956 - USS Chilton (APA 38), USS Thuban (AKA 19), and USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30) evacuate more than 1,500 U.S. and foreign nationals from Egypt and Israel because of the fighting.


November 4

1967 - Landing craft from USS Navarro (APA 215) rescue 43 men from British SS Habib Marikar aground on a reef at Lincoln Island in the Tonkin Gulf.
1971 - USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636) launches a Poseidon C-3 missile in first surface launch of Poseidon missile.


November 5

1775 - Commodore Esek Hopkins appointed as commander in chief of the Continental Navy.
1915 - In AB-2 flying boat, Lt. Cmdr. Henry C. Mustin makes first underway catapult launch from a ship, USS North Carolina, at Pensacola Bay, Fla.
1923 - Tests designed to prove the feasibility of launching a small seaplane from a submarine occur at Hampton Roads Naval Base. A Martin MS-1, stored disassembled in a tank on board USS S-1, was removed and assembled. Then the submarine submerged allowing the plane to float free and take off.
1944 - TF 38 (Vice Adm. John S. McCain) begins two days of carrier strikes on Luzon, Philippines.
1945 - Ensign Jake C. West (VF 41) makes first jet landing on board a carrier, USS Wake Island (CVE 65).

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
11-15-2010, 07:31 PM
Alex Banyard whose father landed his plane on the Essex attended the Essex Reunion in Johnson City, Tennessee in 2006. He flew in from London, England, rented a car and talked to many of those aboard when his father landed his spitfire on the ship. We have his story on our web page where his father and another chap landed their spitfires on the Essex. Running low on fuel they found the Essex and radioed for permission to land. Alex always asked what ever happened to his father's plane. The plane was tied up to the overhead in the hangar deck until the ship reached the United States.
Well no one is sure whatever happened to the plane but there is one in the Dayton Ohio Air Force Museum, repainted so no numbers are showing. This is certainly not an indication that his father's plane is in Dayton, Ohio as there is no evidence proving such.

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August 15, 1945 Mike Banyard's Seafire on USS Essex CV9.


This is a picture of Alex's Dad's plane, on the USS Essex CV9, with the Photo Officer Louis Behrman. There is the number "112" on the engine cowling, might this help identify the plane in the Museum?

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
11-21-2010, 04:17 PM
November 8

1861 - Capt. Charles Wilkes seizes two Confederate diplomats from the British steamer Trent, causing an international controversy with Great Britain (known as the Trent Affair).
1942 - Operation Torch (Allied landings in French Northwest Africa). American forces land at Casablanca. French naval forces attack U.S. Navy ships and 13 French ships are sunk without a loss to the U.S.
1975 - More than 100 Sailors and Marines from USS Inchon (LPH 12) and USS Bagley (DE 1069) fight a fire aboard a Spanish merchant vessel at Palma.


November 9

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery.
1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea, CV 47), Lt. Cmdr. William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft.
1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense.


November 10

1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps.
1941 - U.S.-escorted convoy WS-12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore, sails from Halifax.


November 12

1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard.
1940 - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Harold R. Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific.
1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB 61) to go to the Allied conferences at Teheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt.

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
11-25-2010, 12:51 PM
November 15

1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in the naval battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Adm. Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB 56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal.
1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN 598), leaves Charleston, S.C., on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol.


November 16

1776 - First salute to an American flag (Grand Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies.
1942 - Navy's first Night Fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point, N.C.
1963 - President John F. Kennedy on USS Observation Island (AG 154) witnesses launch of Polaris A-2 missile by USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619).
1968 - Operation Tran Hung Dao began in Mekong Delta.
1973 - Launch of Skylab 4 under command of Lt. Col. Gerald P. Carr, USMC. The mission lasted 84 days and included 1,214 Earth orbits. Recovery by USS New Orleans (LPH-11)


November 17

1917 - USS Fanning (DD 37) and USS Nicholson (DD-52) sink first enemy submarine, U-58, off Milford Haven, Wales.
1924 - USS Langley (CV 1), first aircraft carrier, reports for duty.
1955 - Navy sets up Special Projects Office under Rear Adm. William Raborn, USN, to develop a solid propellant ballistic missile for use in submarines.


November 18

1890 - USS Maine, the first American battleship, is launched.
1922 - Cdmr. Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane, makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier, USS Langley (CV 1), at anchor in the York River.


November 19

1813- Capt. David Porter claims Marquesas Islands for the United States.
1943 - Carrier force attacks bases on Tarawa and Makin begun.
1943 - USS Nautilus (SS 168) enters Tarawa lagoon in first submarine photograph reconnaissance mission.
1969 - Navy astronauts Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr. and Cmdr. Alan L. Bean are third and fourth men to walk on the moon. They were part of Apollo 12 mission. Cdmr. Richard F. Gordon Jr., the command module pilot, remained in lunar orbit. During the mission lasting 19 days, four hours and 36 minutes, the astronauts recovered 243 lbs. of lunar material. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Hornet (CVS 12).

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
12-03-2010, 07:00 PM
November 22

1914 - The title "Director of Naval Aeronautics" is established.

November 23

1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints Adm. William D. Leahy as U.S. Ambassador to Vichy, France, to try to prevent the French fleet and naval bases from falling into German hands.

November 24

1852 - Commodore Matthew Perry sails from Norfolk, Va., to negotiate a treaty with Japan for friendship and commerce.
1969 - HS-4 from USS Hornet (CVS 12) recovers Apollo 12's all-Navy crew of astronauts, Commanders Richard Gordon, Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, after moon landing by Conrad and Bean.

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
12-11-2010, 06:30 PM
November 29

1775 - Capt. John Manley in schooner Lee captures British ordnance ship Nancy with large quantity of munitions.
1890 - First Army-Navy football game (Navy won 24-0).
1929 - Cmdr. Richard Byrd makes first flight over South Pole.
1944 - USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese carrier Shinano, world's largest warship sunk by any submarine during World War II.


November 30

1942 - In Battle of Tassafaronga, last major naval action in Solomons, U.S. forces stop the Japanese attempt to reprovision the Japanese troops on Guadalcanal. Six U.S. ships are damaged in the action.


December 1

1842 - Three crew members of USS Somers, Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Smallare, executed for mutiny.
1921 - In the first flight of an airship filled with helium, Blimp C-7, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ralph F. Wood, left Norfolk, Va., for Washington, D.C.
1959 - The Bureau of Ordnance merges with the Bureau of Aeronautics to form the Bureau of Naval Weapons.


December 2

1775 - Congress orders the first officers' commissions printed.
1908 - Rear Adm. William S. Cowles submits a report to Secretary of the Navy recommending the purchase of aircraft suitable for operating from Naval ships on scouting and observation missions.
1941 - The first Naval armed guard detachment (seven men under a coxswain) of World War II reports to liberty ship SS Dunboyne.
1944 - Two-day destroyer Battle of Ormoc Bay begins.
1965 - USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) and USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25) become the first nuclear-powered task unit used in combat operations with the launch of air strikes near Bien Hoa, Vietnam.


December 3

1775 - Lt. John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on the Continental Navy ship Alfred. It is the first American flag raised over an American Naval vessel.
1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under the Destroyer-for-Bases agreement.
1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon by Syrian antiaircraft artillery.


EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
12-18-2010, 10:52 AM
December 6

1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes.
1901 - The first report on the Ship Model Basin at the Washington Navy Yard was issued by Naval constructor David W. Taylor, who designed the basin. It's the first facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes.
1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD 61) off England.
1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta.


December 7

1917 - Four U.S. battleships arrive at Scapa Flow to take on the role of the British Grand Fleet's 6th Battle Squadron. The ships include USS Delaware (BB 28), USS Florida (BB 30), New York (BB 34) and USS Wyoming (BB 32).
1941 - Japanese aircraft attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1944 - Seventh Fleet forces land Army troops on shore of Ormoc Bay. Kamikazes attack task force, damaging several U.S. Navy ships.


December 8

1933 - The Secretary of the Navy establishes the Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with their own aircraft into fleet organization.
1941 - The United States declares war on Japan.
1941 - USS Wake (PR 3), a river gunboat moored at Shanghai, is only U.S. vessel to surrender during World War II.
1942 - Eight PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59 and PT 109) turn back eight Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal.


December 9

1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB 34).
1941 - USS Swordfish (SS 193) makes the initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship.
1952 - A strike from Task Force 77 aircraft destroys a munitions factory and several rail facilities near Rashin, North Korea.


December 10

1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese forces.
1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV 6) attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of the Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack, I-70 is the first Japanese combatant ship sunk during World War II.
1941 - A patrol bomber from Patrol Squadron 101 shoots down a Japanese zero fighter in first Navy air-to-air kill during World War II.
1950 - Evacuation operations at Wonson, North Korea, are completed.
1979 - The first Poseidon-class submarine configured with Trident missiles, USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657), completes its initial deterrent patrol.
1982 - USS Ohio (SSBN 726), the first Trident-Class submarine, returns from first deterrent patrol.

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
12-18-2010, 11:10 AM
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6145/xmasessexpictopostfinaldotjpg

Merry Christmas especially to Popeye for getting me started on this thread, Santana for helping me learn to post, and **** for his encouragment and guidance in the finer points of posting and humor, and to all the others that have posted here and follow.

EJ

v-twin
12-18-2010, 11:38 AM
Merry Christmas, sir, to you and all the posters. Thank you. :)

Lt-Col A. Tack
12-18-2010, 12:46 PM
18 Dec 1944: Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet encountered typhoon

On 18 Dec 1944, Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet encountered a typhoon northeast of Samar. Destroyers Hull, Spence, and Monaghan were sunk. Serious damage was sustained by the cruiser Miami; small carriers Monterey, Cowpens, and San Jacinto; the escort carriers Cape Esperance and Altamaha; and the destroyers Alywin, Dewey and Hickox. Lesser damage was sustained by at least 19 other vessels.

More Here: http://www.facebook.com/navalhistory#!/album.php?aid=240749&id=76845133343

santana
12-20-2010, 07:15 PM
Navy Aviation


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=985OxPez_HY&feature=channel

Eugene Schmidt
12-22-2010, 11:15 AM
December 13

1775 - The Continental Congress authorizes the building of 13 frigates.
1941 - Cmdr. William A. Sullivan designated the first supervisor of salvage, giving the supervisor an office in New York City.


December 14

1814 - A British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, La.
1944 - The rank of fleet admiral (five star admiral) is established.
1945 - Capt. Sue S. Dauser receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse.
1965 - The Navy announces completion of 1,272-ft. radio tower at North West Cape, Australia. It is the highest manmade structure in the Southern Hemisphere at the time.


December 15

1943 - The Chief of Naval Operations issued the Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in the Navy V-12 program.
1944 - Congress appoints the first three of four fleet admirals.
1965 - Gemini 6 is launched with Capt. Walter M. Schirra Jr. as Command Pilot. The mission included 16 orbits in 25 hours and 51 minutes. Recovery was by HS-11 helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS 18).


December 16

1821 - Lt. Robert F. Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayers, a Naval surgeon and member of the American Colonizing Society, induce a local African king to sell territory for a colony, which eventually became the Republic of Liberia.
1907 - The Great White Fleet departs Hampton Roads, Va., to circumnavigate the world.
1941 - USS Swordfish (SS 193) sinks Japanese cargo ship Atsutasan Maru.
1942 - Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Harry B. Roby performs an appendectomy on Torpedoman 1st Class W.R. Jones aboard USS Grayback (SS 208). It is the second appendectomy ever performed aboard a submarine.
1998 - In Operation Desert Fox, Navy cruise missiles attack Iraq.


December 17

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during the Mexican War.
1941 - Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is named commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, relieving Adm. Husband Kimmel. Adm. William Pye becomes acting commander until Nimitz's arrival.


EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
12-26-2010, 11:37 AM
December 20

1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean.
1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is designated commander-in-chief in charge of all operating Naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the president.
1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission, aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea.
1974 - Clearance of the Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance completed by joint task force.
1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama.
1998 - Operation Desert Fox in Iraq ends.

December 21

1861 - Congress declares Naval personnel eligible for the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award.
1943 - USS Grayling (SS 208) sinks its fourth Japanese ship in three days.
1951 - The first helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship takes place aboard USS Consolation (AH 15).
1968 - Apollo 8 is launched with Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission, Lovell becomes one of the first three people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, including 10 moon orbits. Helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS 10) take care of the recovery.

December 22

1775 - Congress commissions the first Naval officers: Esek Hopkins, commander in chief of the fleet, Capts. Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicolas Biddle and John Hopkins. Lieutenants appointed included John Paul Jones.
1841 - USS Mississippi, the first U.S. ocean-going side-wheel steam warship, is commissioned in Philadelphia.
1942 - Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Thomas A. Moore performs an appendectomy on Fireman 2nd Class George M. Platter aboard USS Silversides (SS 236).
1942 - Sue Dauser takes the oath of office as Superintendant of the Navy Nurse Corps, becoming the first woman with the relative rank of captain in U.S. Navy. She was promoted to the rank of captain on Feb. 26, 1944.
1944 - The first two African-American Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service officers, Harriet Ida Pickens and Frances F. Wills, are commissioned.
1960 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) helicopters rescue 27 men from oiler SS Pine Ridge. Pine Ridge was breaking up in heavy seas off of Cape Hatteras.

December 23

1826 - Capt. Thomas Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power.
1910 - Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson becomes the first Naval officer sent to flight training.
1941 - The gallant defenders of Wake Island (Sailors, Marines, volunteer civilian contractors, and Army/Air Force radio detachment) surrender.

EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
01-03-2011, 05:58 PM
December 27

1814 - Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. After loss of craft, the naval guns were mounted on shore to continue the fight.


December 28

1867 - U.S. claims Midway Island, first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
1905 - Drydock Dewey left Solomon's Island, MD, enroute through the Suez Canal to the Philippines to serve as repair base. This, the longest towing job ever accomplished, was completed by Brutus, Caesar, and Glacier on 10 July 1906.
1941 - Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks requests that construction battalions be recruited.
1982 - Recommissioning of USS New Jersey (BB-62), the first of four Iowa-class battleships that were returned to service in 1980s.
1990 - LCDR Darlene M. Iskra becomes commander of USS Opportune, a salvage vessel.
1998 - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS America (CV-66) Carrier Battle Groups deploy from Norfolk, VA, for Middle East to join Operation Desert Shield.


December 29

1798 - First annual report by Secretary of the Navy, sent by Benjamin Stoddert.
1812 - USS Constitution (Captain William Bainbridge) captures HMS Java off Brazil after a three hour battle.
1943 - USS Silversides (SS-236) sinks three Japanese ships and damages a fourth off Palau.


December 30

1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet.
1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT.

EJ USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
01-09-2011, 01:02 PM
January 3

1904 - The cruiser USS Detroit (C 10) lands a Marine detachment at Puerto Plata, Dominican Replublic, to protect American interests during an insurrection.
1944 - Top Marine ace Maj. Gregory Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft. Boyington went on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions.
1945 - Third Fleet carriers begin a two-day attack against Formosa, Taiwan, destroying 100 aircraft while losing only 22.

January 4

1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches, emphasizing the desperate plight of the South.
1910 - Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB 27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship.
1989 - F-14 Tomcats from Fighter Squadron 32 embarked aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) shoot down two hostile Libyan MiGs.

January 5

1855 - USS Plymouth crew has skirmish with Chinese troops.
1875 - Cmdr. Edward Lull begins expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama.
1943 - In the Southwest Pacific, USS Helena (CL 50) fired first proximity-fused projectile in combat, shooting down a Japanese divebomber in the process.
1968 - Lt. Clarence W. Cote becomes the first male Nurse Corps officer in the regular Navy.

January 6

1916 - The first enlisted flight training class is held at Pensacola, Fla.
1942 - Japanese troops capture 11 Navy nurses in Manila, Philippines.
1967 - Operation Deckhouse V begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
1996 - USS Hopper (DDG 70), named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, is commissioned.

January 7

1960 - The first fully-guided Polaris missile is launched at Cape Canaveral, Fla. It flew 900 miles.
1967 - The Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam.


EJ

Ordie
01-13-2011, 08:04 PM
^^^
I didn't get much sound.

It was a tradition for the Enterprise to play the Star Trek movie theme when underway from Alameda.

Eugene Schmidt
01-16-2011, 03:24 PM
January 10

1847 - U.S. Naval forces occupy Los Angeles during the Mexican-American War for the first time.
1917 - The Navy places the first production order for aerial photographic equipment.
1934 - Patrol Squadron 10F flies the first non-stop formation flight from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, arriving Jan. 11.
1946 - The first Navy nuclear power school is established at Submarine Base New London, Conn.


January 11

1863 - CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras off Galveston.
1900 - The gunboat Princeton takes possession of the Batan Islands in the northern Philippines.
1944 - Aircraft from USS Block Island (CVE 21) lead the first aircraft rocket attack on a German submarine.


January 12

1813 - U.S. frigate Chesapeake captures the British warship Volunteer.
1848 - Sloop Lexington attacked in San Blas, Mexico.
1953 - Aircraft landings are tested aboard USS Antietam (CVS 36), the first angled-deck carrier.


January 13

1865 - Amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, N.C.
1917 - The cruiser Milwaukee (CL 21) strands off Eureka, Calif., while attempting to refloat the submarine H-3 (SS 30).
1964 - USS Manley (DD 940) evacuates 54 American and 36 allied nationals after Zanzibar government is overthrown.


January 14

1813 - U.S. Frigate Chesapeake captures British brig Hero.
1815 - HMS Endymion, Tenedos and Pomone capture USS President.
1863 - Navy General Order 4, Emancipation Proclamation issued.
1943 - In the first submarine resupply mission, USS Gudgeon lands 6 men, 2,000 pounds of equipment and supplies on Negros Island, the Philippines.


EJ
USNNS

Nickchios
01-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Nice vids -- wonder what's in those crates p-)

Very nice videos......

Something is making a big "bang" ?... p-)

patton1
01-23-2011, 12:32 PM
05-12-10 Cannes/France
USS Winston Churchill
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5485/fremo1dotjpg
http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/59/fremo2ldotjpg
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8093/fremo3dotjpg
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9292/fremo4vdotjpg

Eugene Schmidt
01-23-2011, 07:12 PM
January 18 -

1911 - First aircraft landing aboard a ship, USS Pennsylvania (ACR 4) by Eugene Ely.
1968 - Operation Coronado X begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
1977 - The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1991 - USS Nicholas (FFG 47) attacks and captures Iraqi oil platforms.


January 19 -

1840 - Lt. Charles Wilkes, aboard the sloop Vincennes, is the first American to discover the Antarctic coast.
1929 - The 3rd Marine Corps Brigade is disbanded at Tientsin, China, and all units, except the 4th Marines and the Peking legation guard, are withdrawn from the country.
1972 - A Navy F-4 Phantom from USS Constellation (CVA 64) downs a Vietnamese MiG-21. This is the first aerial victory since March 1970.


January 20 -

1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States.
1903 - Theordore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department.
1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, Fla.
1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command.


January 21 -

1954 - Launching of USS Nautilus (SSN 571), first nuclear submarine, at Groton, Conn.
1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days.

EJ
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Bro Jangles
01-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Man those DDGs just dont have the Sexyness as the Spruance and Kidd class imo

gtb -red
01-23-2011, 10:22 PM
^^^
I didn't get much sound.

It was a tradition for the Enterprise to play the Star Trek movie theme when underway from Alameda.
yeah, they did do that back then and had a banner that said the "StarShip."

Ordie
01-24-2011, 12:52 AM
yeah, they did do that back then and had a banner that said the "StarShip."

I recall the "USS Enterprise" was done in Star Trek font on the island.

When the Carl Vinson went underway from Alameda, the skipper played Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man over the 1MC.
As we were manning the rails, the hairs from the back of my neck rose every time they played it.

bd popeye
01-24-2011, 08:07 AM
On the America when we left port or arrived the CO would play Coming to America by Neil Diamond..except when we arrived back from our '81 IO deployment..He played Kate Smith version of God Bless America...That was too much!

On the Nimitz the theme to the Final Countdown was played as we pulled away after UNREPs.

bd popeye
01-24-2011, 08:17 AM
Very nice videos......

Something is making a big "bang" ?... p-)

Ha.. the USN does not have a nuclear mission any longer,except for SSBNs. Those containers have air launched weapons in them. What kind? Dunno.


Man those DDGs just dont have the Sexyness as the Spruance and Kidd class imo

Maybe.. those Kidd and Spru-cans cannot do what an Arliegh Burke can.

Eugene Schmidt
01-30-2011, 04:15 PM
January 24 -

1942 - During the World War II Battle of Makassar Strait, U.S. destroyers attack a Japanese convoy in the first naval surface action in the Pacific.
1986 - The Coral Sea (CV 43) and Saratoga (CV 60) carrier battle groups conduct freedom of navigation exercises in and near the Gulf of Sidra, demonstrating the long-standing United States' refusal to recognize Colonel Khadafi's attampt to include the gulf in Libyan territorial waters,
1991 - Helicopters from USS Leftwich (DD 984) and USS Nicholas (FFG 47) recapture the first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqi forces.

January 25 -

1922 - Cruiser USS Galveston (CL 19) lands her Marine Corps detachment at Corinto, Nicaragua, to reinforce the Managua legation guard during a period of political tension.
1945 - Navy surface forces bombard Japanese positions at Iwo Jima.
1963 - The 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrives in Vietnam.

January 26 -

1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator.
1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon.
1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

January 27 -

1942 - USS Gudgeon is the first U.S. sub to sink an enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173.
1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD 806), the first U.S. Navy ship named after a women member of the U.S. Navy.
1967 - Fire in a command module at Cape Kennedy during simulation countdown. Lunar module pilot Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee and two other crew members died.
1973 - Paris Peace Accords signed, ending U.S. participation in the Vietnam War.

January 28 -

1960 - The Navy demonstrates the value of moon communication relay, which is used in fleet broadcasts.
1962 - USS Cook (APD 130) rescues 25 survivors after a section of the Panamanian tanker SS Stanvac Sumatra broke in two in the South China Sea.
1986 - The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, killing Cmdr. Michael Smith and six other astronauts.

EJ
USNNS

gtb -red
01-30-2011, 08:29 PM
Think BigE will get a finally speed record push?

Ordie
01-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Think BigE will get a finally speed record push?

with all eight reactors on-line?

gtb -red
01-30-2011, 11:21 PM
with all eight reactors on-line?

maybe 50 knots?

Ordie
01-31-2011, 12:03 AM
maybe 50 knots?

The whole ship would shake like an earthquake.

Armand2REP
02-03-2011, 03:50 PM
The whole ship would shake like an earthquake.

http://www.hark.com/clips/bqsbsjzftx-given-er-all-shes-got-captain

Eugene Schmidt
02-05-2011, 12:11 PM
January 31

1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands.
1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout (DER 324).
1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ends when the last pilot retires.

February 1

1941 - The U.S. fleet is reorganized, reviving the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.
1942 - USS Enterprise (CV 6) and USS Yorktown (CV 5) make the first World War II air strike on the Japanese in the Marshall Islands.
1955 - Operation Deep Freeze, a research task force, is established in Antarctica.
2003 - Space shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry on mission STS-107. Cmdr. William C. McCool (Pilot), Capt. David M. Brown (Mission Specialist) and Cmdr. Laurel B. Clark (Mission Specialist) were killed in the incident, along with four other astronauts.

February 2

1800 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures French vessel la Vengeance.
1862 - USS Hartford, commanded by Capt. David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign.
1894 - Sloop Kearsarge, commanded by Cmdr. Oscar F. Heyerman, wrecks without loss of life on Roncador Reef off Central America.
1991 - Coalition naval operations continue in the Gulf War with an attack on the Al Kalia naval facility. One Iraqi Exocet-capable patrol craft is hit directly with two laser-guided bombs, while a second U.S. aircraft launches a string of twelve 500-pound bombs across another patrol boat. The bombs also strike several buildings on the pier, generating several secondary explosions.

February 3

1801 - The U.S. Senate approves a peace treaty with France, ending an undeclared naval war which began in 1798.
1917 - The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
1991 - Battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) fires eight 2,000-pound shells from her 16-inch guns, destroying prefabricated enemy concrete command and control bunkers Iraq is moving into Kuwait.

February 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of the vessel Bonhomme Richard.
1919 - The Navy Cross and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal are created by an act of Congress.
1959 - The keel of USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is laid in Newport News, Va.
1991 - The Pentagon releases its budget for Fiscal Year 1992. The budget includes $2.8 billion for the creation of a Seawolf nuclear attack submarine and the decommissioning of the Navy's last two active battleships, USS Missouri (BB 63) and USS Wisconsin (BB 64).


EJ
USNNS

Eugene Schmidt
02-10-2011, 11:08 AM
USS Willie D. Porter (DD-579)


A BIT OF US NAVAL HISTORY THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW!!!!!!



From November 1943, until her demise in June 1945, the American destroyer 'William Porter' was often hailed - whenever she entered port or joined other Naval ships - with the greetings: 'Don't shoot, we're Republicans!' For a half a century, the US Navy kept a lid on the details of the incident that prompted this salutation. A Miami news reporter made the first public disclosure in 1958 after he stumbled upon the truth while covering a reunion of the destroyer's crew. The Pentagon reluctantly and tersely confirmed his story, but only a smattering of newspapers took notice.

In 1943, the Willie D as the Porter was nicknamed, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the battleship Iowa during a practice exercise. As if this weren't bad enough, the Iowa was carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the time, along with Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, and all of the country's W.W.II military brass. They were headed for the Big Three Conference in Tehran, where Roosevelt was to meet Stalin and Churchill. Had the Porter's torpedo struck the Iowa at the aiming point, the last 60 years of world history might have been quite different.

The USS William D Porter (DD-579) was one of hundreds of assembly line destroyers built during the war. They mounted several heavy and light guns, but their main armament consisted of 10 fast-running and accurate torpedoes that carried 500-pound warheads. This destroyer was placed in commission on July 1943 under the command of Wilfred Walker, a man on the Navy's fast career track.

In the months before she was detailed to accompany the Iowa across the Atlantic in November 1943, the Porter and her crew learned their trade, experiencing the normal problems that always beset a new ship and a novice crew. The mishaps grew more serious when she became an escort for the pride of the fleet, the big new battleship Iowa.

The night before they left Norfolk, bound for North Africa, the Porter accidentally damaged a nearby sister ship when she backed down along the other ship's side and her anchor tore down her railings, life rafts, ship's boat and various other formerly valuable pieces of equipment. The Willie D merely had a scraped anchor, but her career of mayhem and mishaps had begun.

Just twenty four hours later, the four-ship convoy, consisting of Iowa and her secret passengers, the Willie D, and two other destroyers, was under strict instructions to maintain complete radio silence. As they were going through a known U-boat feeding ground, speed and silence were the best defense. Suddenly, a tremendous explosion rocked the convoy. All of the ships commenced anti-submarine maneuvers. This continued until the Porter sheepishly admitted that one of her depth charges had fallen off her stern and exploded. The 'safety' had not been set as instructed. Captain Walker was watching his fast track career become side-tracked.

Shortly thereafter, a freak wave inundated the ship, *****ping away everything that wasn't lashed down. A man was washed overboard and never found.
Next, the fire room lost power in one of its boilers.

The Captain, by this point, was making reports almost hourly to the Iowa on the Willie D's difficulties. It would have been merciful if the force commander had detached the hard luck ship and sent her back to Norfolk. But, no, she sailed on.

The morning of 14 November 1943 dawned with a moderate sea and pleasant weather. The Iowa and her escorts were just east of Bermuda, and the president and his guests wanted to see how the big ship could defend herself against an air attack. So, Iowa launched a number of weather balloons to use as anti-aircraft targets. It was exciting to see more than 100 guns shooting at the balloons, and the President was proud of his Navy. Just as proud was Admiral Ernest J King, the Chief of Naval Operations; large in size and by demeanor, a true monarch of the sea. Disagreeing with him meant the end of a naval career. Up to this time, no one knew what firing a torpedo at him would mean.

Over on the Willie D, Captain Walker watched the fireworks display with admiration and envy. Thinking about career redemption and breaking the hard luck spell, the Captain sent his impatient crew to battle stations. They began to shoot down the balloons the Iowa had missed as they drifted into the Porter's vicinity.

Down on the torpedo mounts, the crew watched, waiting to take some practice shots of their own on the big battleship, which, even though 6,000 yards away, seemed to blot out the horizon. Lawton Dawson and Tony Fazio were among those responsible for the torpedoes. Part of their job involved ensuring that the primers were installed during actual combat and removed during practice. Once a primer was installed, on a command to fire, it would explode shooting the torpedo out of its tube.

Dawson, on this particular morning, unfortunately had forgotten to remove the primer from torpedo tube #3. Up on the bridge, a new torpedo officer, unaware of the danger, ordered a simulated firing. "Fire 1, Fire 2," and finally, "Fire 3." There was no fire 4 as the sequence was interrupted by an unmistakable whooooooshhhhing sound made by a successfully launched and armed torpedo. Lt H. Steward Lewis, who witnessed the entire event, later described the next few minutes as what hell would look like if it ever broke loose.

Just after he saw the torpedo hit water on its way to the Iowa and some of the most prominent figures in world history, Lewis innocently asked the Captain, 'Did you give permission to fire a torpedo?' Captain Walker's reply will not ring down through naval history... although words to the effect of Farragut's immortal 'Damn the torpedoes' figured centrally within.

Initially there was some reluctance to admit what had happened, or even to warn the Iowa. As the awful reality sunk in, people began racing around, shouting conflicting instructions and attempting to warn the flagship of imminent danger. First, there was a flashing light warning about the torpedo which unfortunately indicated it was headed in another direction.

Next, the Porter signaled that it was going reverse at full speed! Finally, they decided to break the strictly enforced radio silence. The radio operator on the destroyer transmitted "'Lion (code for the Iowa), Lion, come right." The Iowa operator, more concerned about radio procedure, requested that the offending station identify itself first. Finally, the message was received and the Iowa began turning to avoid the speeding torpedo.

Meanwhile, on the Iowa's bridge, word of the torpedo firing had reached FDR, who asked that his wheelchair be moved to the railing so he could see better what was coming his way. His loyal Secret Service guard immediately drew his pistol as if he was going to shoot the torpedo. As the Iowa began evasive maneuvers, all of her guns were trained on the William D Porter. There was now some thought that the Porter was part of an assassination plot.

Within moments of the warning, there was a tremendous explosion just behind the battleship. The torpedo had been detonated by the wash kicked up by the battleship's increased speed.

The crisis was over and so was Captain Walker's career. His final utterance to the Iowa, in response to a question about the origin of the torpedo, was a weak, "We did it."

Shortly thereafter, the brand new destroyer, her Captain and the entire crew were placed under arrest and sent to Bermuda for trial. It was the first time that a complete ship's company had been arrested in the history of the US Navy.
The ship was surrounded by Marines when it docked in Bermuda, and held there several days as the closed session inquiry attempted to determine what had happened. Torpedoman Dawson eventually confessed to having inadvertently left the primer in the torpedo tube, which caused the launching. Dawson had thrown the used primer over the side to conceal his mistake.

The whole incident was chalked up to an unfortunate set of circumstances and placed under a cloak of secrecy. Someone had to be punished. Captain Walker and several other Porter officers and sailors eventually found themselves in obscure shore assignments. Dawson was sentenced to 14 years hard labor. President Roosevelt intervened; however, asking that no punishment be meted out for what was clearly an accident.

The destroyer was banished to the upper Aleutians. It was probably thought this was as safe a place as any for the ship and anyone who came near her. She remained in the frozen north for almost a year, until late 1944, when she was re-assigned to the Western Pacific.

Before leaving the Aleutians, she accidentally left her calling card in the form of a five-inch shell fired into the front yard of the American base commandant, thus rearranging his flower garden.

In December, 1944, she joined the Philippine invasion forces and acquitted herself quite well. She distinguished herself by shooting down a number of attacking Japanese aircraft. Regrettably, after the war, it was reported that she also shot down three American planes. This was a common event on ships, as many gunners, fearful of kamikazes, had nervous trigger fingers.

In April, 1945, the destroyer was assigned to support the invasion of Okinawa. By this time, the greeting "Don't Shoot, We're Republicans" was commonplace and the crew of the Willie D had become used to the ribbing. But the crew of her sister ship, the USS Luce, was not so polite in its salutations after the Porter accidentally riddled her side and superstructure with gunfire.

On 10 June, 1945, the Porter's hard luck finally ran out. She was sunk by a plane which had (unintentionally) attacked underwater. A Japanese bomber made almost entirely of wood and canvas slipped through the Navy's defense.

Having little in the way of metal surfaces, the plane didn't register on radar. A fully loaded kamikaze, it was headed for a ship near the Porter, but just at the last moment veered away and crashed along side the unlucky destroyer. There was a sigh of relief as the plane sunk out of sight, but then it blew up underneath the Porter, opening her hull in the worst possible location.

Three hours later, after the last man was off board, the Captain jumped to the safety of a rescue vessel and the ship that almost changed world history slipped astern into 2,400 feet of water. Not a single soul was lost in the sinking. After everything else that happened, it was almost as if the ship decided to let her crew off at the end.

Kit Bonner, Naval Historian


EJ

JUNKHO
02-10-2011, 06:39 PM
^^ Great read!

@ EJ --Many thanks

bd popeye
02-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Gents..Thanks for keeping this thread alive! Great post!

A few legacy paint schemes of the USN..

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VF-11 Red Rippers F-14B Tomcat

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VF-1 Wolfpack F-14B Tomact NAS Miramar CA

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VF-2 Bounty Hunters F-14 Tomcat & F/A-18 Hornet

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VF-14 F-4B Phantom NAS Oceana VA

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VF-154 Black Knights F-14 Tomcat NAS Miramar

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VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14 Tomcat NAS Oceana VA

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VF-111 Sundowners F-4B Phantom on the USS Coral Sea CVA-43 circa 1970

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VA-195 DamBusters A-7E-7-CV Corsair II (BuNo 157534) of attack squadron VA-195 Dambusters on a bombing mission over North Vietnam in 1970. VA-195 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) for a deployment to Vietnam from 6 November 1970 to 17 July 1971.

Eugene Schmidt
02-21-2011, 08:12 PM
February 7

1800 - USS Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to cross the equator.
1815 - The Board of Naval Commissioners, a group of senior officers, is established to oversee the operation and maintenance of the Navy under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy.
1955 - Ships from the 7th Fleet begin the evacuation of Chinese nationalists from the Tachen Islands.
1965 - In response to a Viet Cong attack on a U.S. barracks area in Pleiku, South Vietnam, aircraft from carriers USS Coral Sea (CV 43), USS ******* (CV 19) and USS Ranger (CV 61) attack a North Vietnamese area near Donghoi.
1991 - Using her remotely piloted vehicle for spotting, USS Wisconsin (BB 64) pounds Iraqi artillery, electronic warfare and naval sites with her 16-inch guns. Fifty rounds sink or severely damage 15 boats, and destroy piers at Khawr al-Mufattah Marina.


February 9

1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente.
1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends.
1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned.
1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System.
1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut.


February 10

1862 - Union gunboats destroy Confederate ships during a victory in the Battle of Elizabeth City.
1900 - The first naval governor of Guam, Commodore Seaton Schroder, is appointed.
1960 - USS Sargo (SSN 583) surfaces at the North Pole.



February 11

1780 - A British army, with support from a powerful naval squadron, invades Charleston, S.C., in the American Revolution.
1862 - The Secretary of the Navy directs the formation of an organization to evaluate new inventions and technical development - eventually leading to the creation of the National Academy of Science.
1971 - The United States and the Soviet Union sign a treaty prohibiting the deployment of nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.
1991 - At the height of the Gulf War, the USS America (CV 66) Carrier Battle Group transits the Strait of Hormuz en route to their deployment in the Persian Gulf.


EJ
USNNS

JKJ
03-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Pics are from the naval exercise Baltops 2009:

John Lenthall
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Mount Whitney
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Mount Whitney Helo (landing on danish Absalon cl.)
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Forrest Sherman
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Forrest Sherman
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Forrest Sherman (and german Typhoon)
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bd popeye
03-15-2011, 11:01 PM
A few "Old school" USN pix!.

Oh thank Heaven for HC-11! I served with HC-11 from March '83 until March '85.

For Hi-res viewing click on the photo..then click again when you see the photo at the host site!

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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) May 17, 2002 -- Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Brian Uitts from Omaha, NE, hooks an ammunition container to a CH-46 "Sea Knight" helicopter assigned to "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11) during a weapons transfer with the ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33). John C. Stennis and its embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) have been conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and are en route to her homeport in San Diego, CA. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michael Geary. (RELEASED)

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At sea with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Nov. 16, 2002 -- Two CH-46D “Sea Knights” from the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Support Squadron One One (HC-11) pass each other during a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) at sea involving the Carl Vinson and the combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1). Carl Vinson is currently underway off the South Western California coast conducting training in preparation for their next scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Jackson. (RELEASED)

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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 27, 2003) -- A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to the “Gunbearers” of Helicopter Composite Squadron Eleven (HC-11) performs a vertical replenishment between the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) and the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)

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The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 15, 2003) -- A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to the “Gunbearers” of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), transfers supplies from the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during an Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are currently deployed conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas. (RELEASED)

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You ain't seen nuthin til you seen a Turkey go to 5th stage military power:D a sight never to be seen again..

At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 25, 2001- Christmas Day, an F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off of the flight deck. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Troy M. Latham (Released)

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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 2, 2002 - As the sun rises an F-14 "Tomcat" from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) goes to full afterburner as it is launched from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (AW) Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)

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Aboard USS George Washington (February 2, 1998) -- A pilot from Fighter Squadron One Zero Two gives his F-14B “Tomcat” a pre flight inspection on the flight deck. VF-102 and USS George Washington (CVN 73) are currently conducting operations in the Arabian Gulf during a six month deployment. Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Hendricks. (RELEASED)

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Operation Enduring Freedom (Aug. 8, 2002) -- An F-14 "Tomcat" assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) conducts a mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, variable sweep wing, two-place strike fighter. The Tomcat’s primary missions are air superiority, fleet air defense and precision strike against ground targets. U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Dana Potts. (RELEASED)

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At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Apr. 26, 2002 -- An F-14B “Tomcat” assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) performs a high-speed pass while conducting integrated training exercises in the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Vidrine. (RELEASED)

Eugene Schmidt
03-21-2011, 07:32 PM
February 14

1778 - John Paul Jones, while commanding the American vessel Ranger, receives the first official salute to the U.S. Stars and *****es flag by a European country, at Quiberon, France.
1804 - Lt. Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli Harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to destroy the captured frigate Philadelphia. Decatur succeeds without American losses.
1813 - USS Essex becomes first U.S. warship to round Cape Horn and enter the Pacific Ocean. (ESSEX - CVS-9, was my boat)
1814 - USS Constitution captures the British ships Lovely Ann and Pictou.
1840 - Officers from USS Vincennes make the first landing in Antarctica on floating ice.

February 15

1856 - USS Supply, commanded by Lt. David Dixon Porter, sails from Smyrna, Syria, bound for Indianola, Texas, with a load of 21 camels intended for experimental use in the American desert west of the Rockies.
1898 - The battleship USS Maine "mysteriously" blows up in Havana Harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260 Sailors and Marines while injuring scores more. The tragedy sparks the Spanish-American War.

February 16

1815 - USS Constitution captures the British vessel Susannah.
1945 - Carrier aircraft from Vice Adm. Marc A. Mitscher's Task Force 58 strike Japanese installations around Tokyo.
1967 - Operation River Raider begins in the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam.

February 17

1864 - The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks USS Housatonic.
1942 - The 1st Construction Battalion (Seabees) arrives at Bora Bora.
1944 - U.S. carrier aircraft strike the Japanese fleet at Truk, sinking ships and destroying aircraft.

February 18

1846 - General order on port and starboard is issued. Port replaces the term "larboard."
1944 - An amphibious force under Rear Adm. Harry W. Hill lands troops on Engebi Island, Eniwetok, in the South Pacific.
1955 - The first of 14 detonations takes place during the Operation Teapot nuclear test.
(Rather ironic with the nuclear issues Japan is now having).

EJ
USNSS

bd popeye
05-25-2011, 08:36 AM
Sorry about the missing pix.. you can thank ******* for that.

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MOBILE, Ala. (July 2, 2009) The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Independence (LCS 2), the U. S. Navy's first trimaran littoral combat ship, departs Mobile, Ala. to begin builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico July 2, 2009. LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission ship designed to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. The 417-foot Independence is designed and built by the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship team. Builder's trials test the vessel's propulsion, communications, navigation and core mission systems, as well as all related support systems. Following the completion of builder's trials, Independence will prepare for acceptance trials that will be conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey later this summer. Independence will be outfitted with reconfigurable payloads, called mission packages, which can be changed out quickly. These mission packages focus on three mission areas: mine counter measures, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. Independence is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy later this year and will be home ported in San Diego, Calif. (Photo courtesy of General Dynamics/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (July 1, 2009) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Joseph Dawson scrubs the under-side of an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). During no-fly days, squadron personnel have the opportunity to perform maintenance without relocating the aircraft to the ship's hangar bay. Ronald Reagan is on a routine deployment in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (July 02, 2008) The color guard attached to mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) parade the colors during their official change of command ceremony. Lieutenant Commander Theodore E. Essenfeld relinquished command of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship to Lieutenant Commander Bryce Benson during a formal ceremony pier side Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash (June 29, 2009) First kiss winner Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Rick Mason greets his wife and his two daughters after the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrives in Everett, Wash. for a scheduled port visit to embark family and friends for a Tiger Cruise. John C. Stennis will travel to San Diego, Calif., to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 before returning to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (July 1, 2009) Seaman Recruit Alexis Ensley stands the port-aft lookout watch on the island of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Lookout watches maintaining a watch of the visible area around the ship. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deplyoment in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Briana C. Brotzman/Released)

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UMM QASR, Iraq (June 30, 2009) Mine countermeasure ship USS Scout (MCM 8) pulls into port at Umm Qasr, Iraq. Scout's port call marks the first time a U.S. ship has visited the port since it transitioned to Iraqi control. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

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UMM QASR, Iraq (June 30, 2009) U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Rich Dutton, left, prepares for a force protection dive with the help of Master Chief Navy Diver Cliff Morin, prior to the visit of USS Scout's (MCM 8) port visit to Umm Qasr, Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

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UMM QASR, Iraq (June 30, 2009) U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Rich Dutton, plunges backwards into the water prior to USS Scout's (MCM 8) port visit to Umm Qasr, Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 30, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Air Department of the amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) practice firefighting techniques on the ship's flight deck. USS Cleveland is attached to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) is conducting at-sea operations in preparation for an upcoming regularly scheduled deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon/Released)

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 30, 2009) Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) transits the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway as it returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. from a patrol mission. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kimberly Clifford/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (July 02, 2008) The color guard attached to mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) parade the colors during their official change of command ceremony. Lieutenant Commander Theodore E. Essenfeld relinquished command of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship to Lieutenant Commander Bryce Benson during a formal ceremony pier side Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl)

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SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 1, 2009) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Tony Perkins of Fayetteville, Ark. attached to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department at Naval Air Station Sigonella, performs a routine oil change to a 42 Tow Tractor. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for 6th Fleet and NATO forces in the Mediterranean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

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WASHINGTON (June 16, 2009) Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard perform at the U.S. Navy Memorial before a free summer "Concert on the Avenue" performance by the Navy Band. Each year the U.S. Navy Memorial hosts concerts on the Granite Sea every Tuesday from June 2 to August 31. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 10, 2009) Sailors pull in a mooring line aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in preparation for the ship's first summer deployment since arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 10, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs on her first summer deployment since arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2009) Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise a Ready-Jet aircraft barricade during a general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to evacuate a simulated casualty during a general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 16, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) supporting exercise Northern Edge 2009. John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise which focuses on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 16, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during exercise Northern Edge 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 7, 2009) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter from the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 conducts flight operations from the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled underway period in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius L. Patton/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) man the rails after returning from a scheduled five- month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2009) Lt. Brian Broadwell holds his nine-week old daughter for the first time after returning from a scheduled five-month deployment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Kidd is part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and operated in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

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FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (June 15, 2009) Members of a West Coast-based Navy SEAL team participate in infiltration and exfiltration training during a Northern Edge 2009 training exercise. An Army aviation unit transported the SEALS in CH-47D Chinook helicopters, performing two-wheel landings atop mountainous terrain in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Lance Cpl. Ryan Rholes/Released)

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RED SEA (June 7, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Andrew Hymans operates a rigid hull inflatable boat during a passenger transfer between the guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Hymans is assigned to James E. Williams, supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)

D-Mitch
05-25-2011, 10:09 AM
Superb! woot

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bd popeye
05-25-2011, 11:30 AM
I posted a similar pic in another forum and some kids that had never seen the Blue angles cried photoshop.. so I posted about 20 Blue Angel pix.. That convinced them..

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05-25-2011, 11:34 AM
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BOSTON, Mass. (July 4, 2009) Spectators at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Boston watch as USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," presents a 19-gun salute. The annual Independence Day turnaround cruise is one of more than 200 scheduled events during Boston Navy Week and Boston Harborfest 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor/Released)

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BOSTON, Mass. (July 4, 2009) USS Constitution is underway in Boston Harbor during the annual Independence Day turnaround cruise. The world's oldest commissioned ship afloat fired a gun salute and returning to her berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

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RED SEA (July 4, 2009) Sailors celebrate Independence Day with a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)

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RED SEA (July 4, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Weapons Department of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) fire an Independence Day 21-gun salute. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility during a scheduled deployment supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bradley Evans/Released)

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UPOLU, Samoa (July 3, 2009) USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) sits pier side during Pacific Partnership 2009. The U.S. Navy's Pacific Partnership is the dedicated humanitarian and civil assistance mission conducted by, with and through partner nations, non-governmental organizations and other U.S. and international government agencies to execute a variety of humanitarian civic action missions in the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility. This year Pacific Partnership will travel to Oceania, including Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga. The Richard E. Byrd serves as the enabling platform for U.S. and partner nation military and non-governmental organizations to coordinate humanitarian civic assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 3, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Seana Sprayberry unscrews bolts to remove the top half of the combustor of a F404 engine so maintenance may be preformed on the interior blades in the jet shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) Lt. Jason Budde, a shooter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), launches an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Shooters are naval aviators who give the final authorization on the flight deck for an aircraft to launch. Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009) Lt.j.g. John Jackson, left, and Lt. Jeffery Sweitzer, from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 walk to their F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for their final launch during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly off. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly off.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009)Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 aircraft launche from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 2, 2009) Two F/A-18C Hornets from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 perform a fly-by above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is en route to San Diego, Calif., to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 prior to heading back to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Keiwing Chong, assigned to the V-3 department of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), moves a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to the ramp in preparation for flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2009) Sailors and Marines assigned to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) remove the engine can of a T-64 engine used in CH-53 helicopters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Darren Larson, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class William Payne and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Patrick Foster practice tactical engagements by simulating return fire from a 25mm gun aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), during a ship's self defense exercise while underway. Bonhomme Richard, the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, is at sea conducting its initial integration exercise with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drew Williams/Released)

bd popeye
05-25-2011, 11:37 AM
The Very Old..and the Very New!!

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BOSTON HARBOR, Mass. (July 4, 2009) USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship, fires a portside cannon during a 21-gun salute in Boston Harbor during 4th of July celebrations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark O'Donald/Released)http://i28.*******.com/29y1h5tdotjpg
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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (July 4, 2009) USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship, returns to her berthing at the Charlestown Navy Yard after firing 21-gun and 19-gun salutes in Boston Harbor during 4th of July celebrations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark O'Donald/Released)http://i26.*******.com/2882icgdotjpg
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GULF OF MEXICO (July 2, 2009) The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2) underway during builder's trials. Builder's trials are the first opportunity for the shipbuilder and the U.S. Navy to operate the ship underway, and provide an opportunity to test and correct issues before acceptance trials. (Photo courtesy Dennis Griggs General Dynamics/Released)

xav
05-25-2011, 11:42 AM
If you have pics of the 2 USN C-2 (plus 50 USN servicemen) currently being deployed to a FAF base in Corsica to fly missions to CdeG carrier off Libya, please share. I haven't seen any yet.

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05-25-2011, 11:48 AM
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ARLINGTON, Va. (Aug. 17, 2009) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard render honors during a military funeral for retired Navy Capt. Laurie Mosolino, a U. S. Navy Medical Corps nurse, at Arlington National Cemetery. Mosolino provided care to thousands of patients and made profound and lasting contributions throughout the world during her career as a general surgeon. A champion in the fight against breast cancer for her patients, her personal battle against breast cancer began shortly after retirement. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Cynthia Judy/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 17, 2009) The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Typhoon (PC 5) pulls alongside the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) for a fueling at sea. This event marks the first time Thach has performed a fueling at sea with a coastal patrol ship. Thach is part of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (Aug. 15, 2009) The amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8) sails easterly through the Strait of Magellan as the ship prepares to enter the Pacific Ocean. Makin Island departed Pascagoula, Miss., July 10 and is currently circumnavigating South America to its new homeport in San Diego. Makin Island is the eighth and final Wasp-class amphibious assault ship and is scheduled for commissioning in San Diego on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy of Chilean Navy/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) The guide missle cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) is underway in formation behind the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Indonesian International Fleet Review. The fleet review commemorates the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence. George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the Western Pacific ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman/Released)

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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 18, 2009) Chief (Select) Storekeeper Charles Mason, assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), mans the grill during a chief-select sponsored Hawaiian cookout. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)

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KETCHIKAN, Alaska (Aug. 07, 2009) The Office of Naval Research E-Craft, an experimental high-speed transformable hull form vessel, is under construction at Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan, Alaska. The E-Craft is scheduled for delivery in April 2010 and will provide the Navy with valuable data on the performance of this unique hull form in a challenging environment while serving as a ferry connecting Anchorage, Alaska, to the remote area of Port Mackenzie. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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HONOLULU (Aug. 14, 2009) The Office of Naval Research small waterplane area twin-hull oceanographic research ship R/V Kilo Moana takes part in the second Radiance in a Dynamic Ocean (RaDyO) program, an at-sea research experiment in Honolulu. Twenty-five researchers from the US, Canada, Poland and Australia participated in the RaDyO experiment. Results from this project are expected to enhance our knowledge of imaging through the air-sea interface and through-the-surface optical communications. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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NORFOLK (Aug. 17, 2009) The USS Dawes (FFG-53) sits moored at the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet and Industrial Supply Center(SSCFISC) in Norfolk, Va. On August 17, 2009 SSCFISC issued more than 1,116,000 gallons of fuel to four ships, 58 U.S. Navy aircraft, six Air Mobility Command aircraft, and various other Department of Defense activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Campbell/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 17, 2009) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Kyle R. McCarty, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Kevin A. Bourne direct an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 to a landing aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is conducting humanitarian operations off the coast of Taiwan to provide assistance in the wake of Typhoon Morakot. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Gomez/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 17, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calf. (Aug. 17, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Paul Shea from Stone Ridge, N.Y., the loadmaster aboard Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 75 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 directs Marine Humvees off-loading during a certification exercise. ACU-5 is embarked on board USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph Seavey/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2009) Two CR-34 patrol boats approach the Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT) after patroling the waters surrounding the terminal and performing maritime security operations. ABOT is an Iraqi run oil facility in which U.S. maritime security forces have been invited to help defend Iraq's oil distribution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk assigned to the Scorpions of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 49 lifts off from the frigate USS Thach (FFG 43). Thach is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Christopher Moffett sits in the cockpit of a F/A-18C Hornet on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, launches off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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05-25-2011, 12:19 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead presents Damage Controlman 2nd Class Stephanie Jeffcoat with the Navy and Marine Corps medal during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Jeffcoat received the medal for her heroism and selfless actions during a May 22, 2008 fire at-sea aboard the ship, saving the lives of four Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Hatch/Released) http://i29.*******.com/dzbhh1dotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 10, 2009) Crewmembers of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), conduct live fire training on the .50 caliber & M240B machine guns. Normandy is preparing for a force protection exercise in September. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole/Released)http://i29.*******.com/34nhdhtdotjpg
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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 17, 2009) Culinary Specialist Seaman James Brown, assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), preserves an exhaust pipe on the side of the ship while in Korea. Blue Ridge is the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes /Released) http://i28.*******.com/2n9z7lcdotjpg
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SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 17, 2009) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) moves staged ammunition out of the hangar bay before arriving at homeport in Sasebo, Japan. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Amphibious Ready Group and serves as the flagship for Task Force 76. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)http://i28.*******.com/20726x2dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the ship's hangar bay about the importance of their role as part of the U.S. Navy forward deployed force. Roughead is in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility attending the Indonesian International Fleet Review, which commemorates the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence. George Washington is the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier and is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean during her inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)http://i27.*******.com/293kg8ldotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Brock, assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter squadron of (VFA) 86, cleans an F/A18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory A. Streit/Released) http://i29.*******.com/vnp4icdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug.16, 2009) Ensign Roger Eyrolles climbs a caving ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Oak Hill is transiting home after completing operations in support of the multinational exercises Southern Partnership Station 2009 and Southern Exchange 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Cory Torres/Released) http://i29.*******.com/9zwtpkdotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2009) A group of Sailors transit a catwalk on the Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT). ABOT is an Iraqi run oil facility in which U.S. maritime security forces have been invited to help defend Iraq's oil distribution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)http://i31.*******.com/2imgj6dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2009) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits the western Pacific Ocean. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and operates from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard/Released)http://i32.*******.com/2v00k8idotjpg
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SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 18, 2009) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) returns to Fleet Activities Sasebo after completing a summer patrol. During the two-month deployment, Essex Sailors and Marines conducted Talisman Saber 2009, a biennial exercise between U.S. and Australian forces designed to enhance interoperability and prepare both nations in crisis action planning and the execution of contingency operations. Essex is the lead ship of the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for Combined Task Force 76, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed amphibious force commander. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) http://i27.*******.com/244e0yvdotjpg
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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 17, 2009) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Mike Pechacek, a chief select temporarily assigned to USS Constitution, re-enacts part of Constitution's first battle as part of the USS Constitution 2009 Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week. Royal Navy Captain James Dacres commanded HMS Guerriere during its engagement with Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. Ships' crew and senior enlisted mentors use techniques from 18th century seamanship to instill more than 200 years of naval heritage in the Navy's newest chiefs during Constitution's annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week. About 140 selects from dozens of commands Navy-wide, including two Royal Navy Sailors, live and train aboard Constitution during one of their six weeks of chief petty officer induction training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clay Weis/Released)http://i29.*******.com/654ykgdotjpg
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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 17, 2009) USS Constitution crewmember Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Garrett Renner guides a team of Navy chief selects in the port whaleboat of USS Constitution. Ships' crew and senior enlisted mentors use techniques from 18th century seamanship to instill more than 200 years of naval heritage in the Navy's newest chiefs during Constitution's annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week. About 140 selects from dozens of commands Navy-wide, including two Royal Navy Sailors, live and train aboard Constitution during one of their six weeks of chief petty officer induction training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clay Weis/Released)http://i26.*******.com/15zjgomdotjpg
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SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 18, 2009) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Eric Smith, from Rochester, N.Y., and Utilitiesman 2nd Class Kareen Vilbrun, from Boston, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, break down rocks with a jackhammer during a building renovation at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Seabees from NMCB-1, homeported in Gulfport, Miss., arrived in Sasebo to provide construction support to the naval forces in the Japan region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)http://i27.*******.com/10cjcy8dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2009) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits the western Pacific Ocean. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and operates from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 19, 2009) Chief Hospital Corpsman Jason Shaeffer, an independent duty corpsman assigned to USS Constitution, leads the crew formation during a commemoration of the War of 1812 battle with the British ship HMS Guerriere. The 197th anniversary of USS Constitution's first battle particularly honored Marine Lt. William Sharp Bush, who lost his life during that engagement and was the first Marine officer to die in service to our country. Old Ironsides's battle with HMS Guerriere also helped establish USS Constitution's nickname when an unknown American Sailor noticed shot from HMS Guerriere either bouncing off or imbedding in USS Constitution's hull. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clay Weis/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2009) Capt. Michael C. Manazir makes his final arrested landing as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are deployed to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Merrill/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2009) Quartermaster 3rd Class William Stephens, assigned to the navigation department of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), takes a navigational reading with a sexton during a transit of the San Bernardino Straight. George Washington is the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier and is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean during her inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 22, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) muster in preparation to man the rails as the ship pulls into Yokosuka, Japan for a port visit. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Robert Winn/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Air department of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) move a simulated casualty during a flight deck drill. George Washington is the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier and is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2009) Capt. Michael C. Manazir receives a wet-down by shipmates after his final arrested landing as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory A. Streit/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits Manado Bay during the Indonesia International Fleet Review, which commemorates the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 21, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a seven-month deployment as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. The program calls for all Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2009) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class John Herrman, an aviation rescue swimmer instructor, is hoisted into the cabin of an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Jeff Plowman. This training mission will be the last search and rescue jump mission to be completed at Naval Air Station Pensacola. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman Darien Durr/Released)

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2009) Aviation rescue swimmer candidates give a thumbs up to the helicopter hoist operator to verify that they are ready to be hoisted out of Pensacola Bay into an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla. This training evolution is the last search and rescue jump mission to be held by the Helicopter Support Unit at Naval Air Station Pensacola. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Darien Durr/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 21, 2009) Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Brent Palmer sees his daughter for the first time as the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a seven-month deployment as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 23, 2009) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus and his wife, Lynne Mabus, pay their respects at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Mabus is on a four-day trip to Hawaii to meet with military and senior government leadership, to speak with Sailors and to familiarize himself with Department of the Navy assets in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

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HELMAND, Afghanstan (Aug. 3, 2009) Navy Corpsman Seaman Apprentice Brandon Sills, assigned to Battalion Aid Station, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, crosses a canal during a patrol near Fire Base Fiddler's Green. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher R. Rye/Released)

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ORFOLK (Aug. 21, 2009) Yeoman 3rd Class Michael George, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) is greeted by his wife during the return of Oak Hill. Oak Hill worked with maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay to enhance cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services and improve operational readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nikki Smith/Released)

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LCACs assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, inflates as it prepares to return to the amphibious assult ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). ACU-5 is embarked aboard Bonhomme Richard for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph Seavey/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) and the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) transits Manaso Bay during the Indonesian International Fleet Review, which commemorates the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2009) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship returns to Yokosuka, Japan, following a three-month deployment. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, completed her inaugural summer deployment supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)http://i31.*******.com/18mxq9dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling Airman Andres Garcia studies for a qualification exam in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Robert Winn/Released)http://i31.*******.com/10igs2vdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryane Dedeaux uses chains to secure aircraft to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Robert Winn/Released) http://i31.*******.com/rbwr37dotjpg
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PENSACOLA, Fla. Identical twins Seaman Elyssa Valentine, left, and Seaman Ashley Valentine share a laugh in the main quarterdeck at Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station. The Sailors, from Temecula, Calif., are attending the Cryptologic Technician (Technical) "A" school. (U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols/Released)http://i29.*******.com/dyabyodotjpg
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PACIFC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2009) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericson (T-AO 194) is underway with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i31.*******.com/2hxrpygdotjpg
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 3, 2009) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman (Sel.) Charles Green raises his daughter into his arms during the return of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to Yokosuka, Japan after a three-month deployment. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, completed her inaugural summer deployment supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)http://i31.*******.com/2r7829zdotjpg


NORFOLK (Aug. 29, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Naval Station Norfolk and begins a towing operation to Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Building for a Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH). A multi-year overhaul, RCOH involves alterations, repair, maintenance and refueling of the aircraft carrier. The RCOH will enable the ship to meet future missions and continued service-life requirements for approximately the next 25 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Watts/Released) http://i30.*******.com/141w0gdotjpg
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WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2009) Sideboys render a salute to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment BJ Penn and his wife Loretta as he retires from civilian service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay Chu/Released)

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Melinda Overbaugh, an avionics technician 3rd class from Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron 137 at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash., connects power to an EA-6B Prowler Sept. 24, 2009, during Gunfighter Flag. The EA-6B Prowlers participated as friendly "blue air forces" during the exercise. Gunfighter Flag, which ran from Sept. 14 through 24, was Mountain Home's first large-scale, multi-national exercise which brought more than 450 personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Canadian air force to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Debbie Lockhart)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) fires a surface-to-air intercept missile from the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher during Combat System Ship Qualification Trials off the coast of Hawaii. The trials are a series of underway tests to evaluate Green Bay's combat readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson/Released)
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CORONADO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2009) Sailors assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1 move a beached sailboat into position to be salvaged off the military beach. The salvage of the sailboat, a joint effort by Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 and BMU-1, prevented battering waves from destroying the sailboat and creating debris along the military and wildlife-protected beaches. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian P. Caracci/Released)
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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 24, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 conduct a simulated boarding exercise. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Iain Jones/Released)
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Sailors aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) move an MV-22B Osprey attached to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) into position for routine flight operations.
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Sailors aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), position the rotors of an MV-22B Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), prior to the flight operations.
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Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), scrub the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) while dolphins swim nearby.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2009) Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Rodney Booker, a damage control training team member, evacuates the fire room during a major fuel oil leak drill aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2n1zugwdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2009) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Drew Murray, from Titan, Texas, keeps watch at the magazine station for the 5-inch MK-41 gun aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational and multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter/Released) http://i35.*******.com/208jn2hdotjpg
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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2009) Aviation Machinist Mate Airman Bryan Cooper from Edenton, N.C., assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, tightens the tail rotor blades of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder/Released) http://i36.*******.com/2ib0ox4dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Chris Peyton Assistant Navigator assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) guides Quartermaster 3rd Class Alexander Davis in plotting a safe navigation course. George Washington is currently underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rachel N. Hatch/Released)http://i33.*******.com/4zxdvadotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 8, 2009) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conduct a vertical replenishment with an SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS San Jose (TAFS 7). Harpers Ferry, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) are supporting humanitarian efforts at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines after two major storms struck the region. (U.S. Navy photos/Released) http://i38.*******.com/2lkd1fadotjpg
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NORFOLK (Oct. 7, 2009) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Corey Evans, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), proposes to his girlfriend minutes after returning home from a six-month deployment. Carr was deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility supporting counter-illicit trafficking and theater security cooperation objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

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- A U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet aircraft receives fuel from a KC-10A Extender aircraft during a mission over Afghanistan, Oct. 5, 2009. The KC-10A crew is assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller

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NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 13, 2009) Members of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans honor guard render honors to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) as the ship transits the Mississippi River & under the maneuvers under the New Orleans Crescent City Connection bridge on the Mississippi River after departing Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Avondale, La. New York has 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow, and is scheduled to be commissioned Nov. 7 in New York. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis/Released) http://i36.*******.com/330cv1idotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 13, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits towards Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for a scheduled port visit on the U.S. Navy's 234th birthday, Oct. 13. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment, operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2z9ip1xdotjpg
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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2009) An AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) departs the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during a vertical replenishment. McCampbell is underway as part of Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet at the request of the Indonesian government for assistance and support for humanitarian efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder/Released)http://i35.*******.com/2aje154dotjpg
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DILI, Timor-Leste (Oct. 14, 2009) A landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prepares to land on a beach in Timor-Leste to offload Marines in support of Marine Exercise (MAREX) 2009. Sailors from the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are participating in MAREX 2009, a multilateral exercise that promotes cooperation through civic action programs and training with the Timor-Leste and Australian militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Timothy Hawkins/Released)http://i33.*******.com/300gw8gdotjpg
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DILI, Timor-Leste (Oct. 14, 2009) Members of Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) unload U.S. Marine Corps. vehicles from a landing craft air cushion on a beach in Timor-Leste during Marine Exercise (MAREX) 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Timothy Hawkins/Released)http://i34.*******.com/2lo4p55dotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2009) Sailors assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) move an MV-22B Osprey on the ship's flight deck. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and the 22nd MEU is serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tony Sisti/Released)http://i37.*******.com/339slfqdotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 takes off from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during flight operations supporting Bright Star 2009. The multinational exercise is designed to improve readiness, interoperability, and strengthen military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and several other participating forces. Bright Star is a biennial exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Oleksiak/Released)http://i34.*******.com/2i297rddotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Medium Tilitrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), lands aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during flight operations supporting Bright Star 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Oleksiak/Released)http://i38.*******.com/316vi9gdotjpg
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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2009) Machinist's Mate Fireman Maria Cortez, right, waits for Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Torrance Davis to serve her a slice of roasted pig during the 234th Navy Birthday celebration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph H. Moon/Released)http://i33.*******.com/wjl2hdotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 13, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails as the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ronald Reagan is Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)http://i35.*******.com/2znx3lhdotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 13, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial. Ronald Reagan is in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)http://i37.*******.com/2qltwjndotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 catches the #2 arresting wire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during routine flight operations. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John M. Harrington/Released)http://i33.*******.com/kdv9xudotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 14, 2009) The Executive officer of the USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76, Capt. Ronald Ravelo, reviews logistics with Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jennifer Sannicolascapeda on the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship transits into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ronald Reagan is in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lex T. Wenberg/Released)http://i33.*******.com/awoklzdotjpg
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DILI, Timor-Leste (Oct. 14, 2009) Personnel embark on a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 (Reinforced) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of Marine Exercise (MAREX) 2009. Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are participating in MAREX 2009, a multilateral exercise that promotes cooperation through civic action programs and training with the Timor-Leste and Australian militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph Seavey/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 14, 2009) The battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) arrives at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to begin a three-month, $18 million effort of extensive maintenance and preservation work. Missouri is the last battleship made by the U.S., and was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender ending World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Mark Logico/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2n0tp2tdotjpg
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YELLOW SEA (Oct. 13, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits and the Republic of Korea navy Aegis destroyer Sejong the Great (DDG KDX 991) during a bilateral exercise. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey Stewart/Released)http://i35.*******.com/s11flidotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2009) Lt. j.g. Justin Short, from Kingsport, Tenn., looks over navigational charts with Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Stephane Razoarreola, from Levern, Tenn., on the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multi-national exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter/Released) http://i33.*******.com/2mgtumtdotjpg
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 13, 2009) Seaman Jonathan Robles, assigned to the deck department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), adds the finishing touches to a mural of the TBM Avenger torpedo plane flown by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The mural depicts the squadron patch for Torpedo Squadron (VT) 51, the squadron Bush served with in World War II, and is part of the forecastle beautification project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)http://i37.*******.com/1zmcnzqdotjpg
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BREMERTON, Wash. (Oct. 8, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Alfred Ranili, from Hayward, Calif., tightens a retainer rail bolt on catapult three on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is taking part in a continuous incremental availability in its homeport at Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Ilyankoff/Released)http://i35.*******.com/6dsveodotjpg
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BREMERTON, Wash. (Oct. 8, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Anthony Gallo, right, from Olean, N.Y., salutes and shows his identification card to Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Abe Haw, from Crosby Ironton, Minn., the assistant junior officer of the deck, as he requests permission to come aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is taking part in a continuous incremental availability in its homeport at Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Ilyankoff/Released)http://i33.*******.com/i1buchdotjpg
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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 1, 2009) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) transits the Gulf of Aden. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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MIDDLE EAST (Oct. 13, 2009) F/A-18 strike fighters, assigned to the
Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 and the Warhawks of
VFA-97 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), refuel
from an Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 305th Air Mobility Wing
(AMW). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice
Nathaniel Corron cleans a pylon on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the
Golden Dragons, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the aircraft
carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, the Navy's
only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway
supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S.
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FORT DIX, N.J. (Aug. 18, 2009) Navy individual augmentees participate
in low level voice intercept training at the Shoot House at Fort Dix.
This four-man unit was the first group to go "live" during this type of
training at the Shoot House. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Todd M.
Hiller/Released)
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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 17, 2009) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Alan
Marshall looks out over the bow while standing .50-caliber machine gun
watch on the foc'sle during a general quarters drill aboard the
amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is
deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S.
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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 14, 2009) Fireman Priscilla Carbajal tightens her
grip on the fire hose while participating in a hose-handling training
exercise on the boat deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort
McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious
Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2009) Musician Seaman Danielle Clark, assigned
to the U.S. 7th Fleet band, plays baritone saxophone during practice
aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge
is the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 19, 2009) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman
Jennifer Pastor stands watch at the Surface Electronics Emission
Console (SLQ-32) in the combat information center aboard the amphibious
command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The SLQ-32 is an anti-ship
defense system. Blue Ridge is the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th
Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 17, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Dennis
Winters, from Rosharon, Texas, calls instructions aboard the
guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) as the Military
Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) sends a
fuel probe to the ship during an underway replenishment. McCampbell is
one of seven Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to
Destroyer Squadron 15, and is permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka,
Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 17, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile
destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) guide stores from the Military
Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) to the
deck during an underway replenishment. McCampbell is one of seven
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer
Squadron 15, and is permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2009) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class
Lawrence Smathers, right, instructs Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd
Class Adam Lawrence while performing maintenance on an SH-60F Sea Hawk
helicopter aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Both Sailors are assigned to Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron
(HSL) 51 embarked aboard Blue Ridge, the flagship for Commander, U.S.
7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 19, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS John
S. McCain (DDG 56) is in dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a
scheduled dry-dock selective restricted availability. John S. McCain is
one of seven ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is
permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by
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MEDITERRANIAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2009) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC)
from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 turns toward shore after exiting the
well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD
5) during Exercise Bright Star 2009. Bright Star is a biennial,
multinational exercise designed to improve readiness, interoperability,
and strengthen the military and professional relationships among U.S.,
Egyptian and participating forces. Bright Star is conducted by U.S.
Central Command. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd
Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2009) Sailors pull the chocks and chains from
an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during flight quarters aboard the
amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2009) Fire Controlman 3rd class Mary Spell fights through an obstacle in the oleo resin capsicum (OC) qualification course in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) while New York conducts sea trials. New York has 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel in her bow and is scheduled for commissioning on Nov. 7, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2009) A plane captain cleans an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob D. Moore/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 19, 2009) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handler 2nd class Dustin Shipman assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21), directs an MV-22 Osprey to land on the flight deck. New York is conducting flight deck certifications. This flight marks the first aircraft to land on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis/Released)

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AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 13, 2009) A pilot and co-pilot assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, hold up an American flag while flying over Afghanistan. VFA-41 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CNV 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Kyle Terwilliger/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 15, 2009) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 dispose of bags of illegal narcotics over the side of a vessel they boarded. During the boarding the team seized and disposed of more than four tons of hashish. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 20, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alice Soriano draws blood from a Sailor aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

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ALAWAN, Philippines (Oct. 15, 2009) Ensign Whitney Steiger assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), speaks with a student from West Central Elementary School during a community service project. Harpers Ferry, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are participating in Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 18, 2009) Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet, commanding officer of the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, inspects the propellers of an E-2C Hawkeye aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Overstreet is preparing for her 4,000th flight-hour mission. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)

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CAVITE, Philippines (Oct. 15, 2009) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Zachary Sievers, from Nekoosa, Wis. assigned to the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), explains how a voltage regulator works to Jomarie Briones, a student at Sangley Point National High School, during a community service project. Tortuga, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) are participating in PHIBLEX 09, an exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional relationships between the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)

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AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 13, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41refuels over Afghanistan from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender tanker. VFA-41 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Kyle Terwilliger/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama delivers remarks to an audience of Sailors and Marines before introducing President Barack Obama during a visit to U.S. Naval Air Station Jacksonville. During his visit he also met with gold star families-families that have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, to personally thank them for their sacrifice. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama shakes hands with Sailors, Marines and other service members after delivering his remarks during a rally held on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anthony C. Casullo/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama meets with Yeoman 2nd Class Sindy Indacochea Teran during a visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. President Obama personally met with service members to thank them for their service and commitment to their country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 25, 2009) Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Steve Spence, from Houston, Texas, stands sentry aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760). Annapolis was anchored in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md. and offered tours during a visit as part of the U.S. Naval Academy homecoming weekend. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)

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DRIVER, Va. (Oct. 24, 2009) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Bruce Hammon, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (EODESU) 2, demonstrates an EOD Manned Transportable Robot to children at the Driver Days festival in Driver, Va. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit 2, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, and Navy Divers from Norfolk Naval Shipyard traveled to Driver for the annual festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Williams/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2009) An air crew member keeps a look out as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 lifts off from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2009) Seaman Michale Sturdevant and Boatswain's Mate 3rd class Kelly George run to secure an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 to the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ash Severe/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2009) Three landing craft air cushion vehicles assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 approach the shore after launching from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Bright Star 2009. The biennial, multinational exercise is conducted by U.S. Central Command and involves U.S., Egyptian and other coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/ Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 27, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25, Search and Rescue Detachment, lands aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 23, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) train with the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device aboard Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

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CAMP BUERING, Kuwait (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors assigned to Combined Task Force Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA) receive mine resistant ambush protected egress training. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Kenneth Carel/Released)

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) begin to form up for the ship's commissioning. Makin Island was officially commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist W. Scott Mishley/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 24, 2009) Thousands of friends, family and official guests watch as Sailors and Marines man the rails during the commissioning of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is the final Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, but the first of the class built with gas turbine engines and an electric drive. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Barton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Nights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 flies near the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). HSC-25 is deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Alan B. Shepard (T-AKE 3). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William P. Gatlin/Released)

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JAVA SEA (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) signal to the pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 that the chock and chains have been removed and the aircraft is ready for flight.A landing signalman enlisted then signal to launch the aircraft. Cleveland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is transiting the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2009) A boat crew assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducts patrols in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during the biennial, multinational exercise Bright Star 2009. Bright Star is conducted by U.S. Central Command and is designed to improve readiness, interoperability, and strengthen military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and several other coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class W. B. Swoboda/Released)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 24, 2009) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, and Airman Jessica Gill cut a cake to celebrate the Navy's 234th birthday at the Naval District Washington Navy League annual Navy birthday ball. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)http://i35.*******.com/1190ahudotjpg
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ATLANTIC (Oct. 24, 2009) Lt. Amy Heck takes her watch on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a general quarters drill. Nassau is conducting a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. naval forces that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered during military operations worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i33.*******.com/5l1elfdotjpg
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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West high-fives a Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a visit to the San Diego region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)http://i35.*******.com/2d6lugdotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2009) Quartermasters on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) correct the plotting of the ship's swing circle during an anchoring drill as part of seamanship training. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) is serving as the reserve force for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) An enlisted air crew landing signalman signals a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter as it approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) http://i34.*******.com/24dil9ldotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carigo A. Rula, directs a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) http://i34.*******.com/30vn1cndotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Dean T. McRae guides a Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter onto the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is the lead ship of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group conducting a fall patrol with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)http://i38.*******.com/122g0g2dotjpg
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HONG KONG (Oct. 29, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as they enter Kowloon Bay for a port visit to Hong Kong. George Washington Sailors will conduct 12 different community service projects designed to give something back to their host city during their visit. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)http://i35.*******.com/qpqwk3dotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 28, 2009) The Australian navy minesweeper HMAS Towoomba (FFH-156) is underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i36.*******.com/2edzj36dotjpg
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SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 27, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Eric Ballard guides an MH-60s Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex embarked HSC-25 in preparation for their upcoming fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)http://i34.*******.com/ke9mondotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) A Navy pilot watches the landing of an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Pilots conducted touch-and-go landing qualifications during the three-week Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMTUEX). COMPTUEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. naval forces that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered during military operations worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i36.*******.com/4lg6ftdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) An AV-8 Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 lands next to an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during flight operations. Nassau is participating in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released) http://i36.*******.com/2iu4801dotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). C (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i38.*******.com/2iql2zodotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Seaman Kayla L. Gravdal assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) stands by to retrieve chocks and chains from a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 11, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) trails the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, is preparing to deliver supplies to Nimitz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i36.*******.com/dncbqfdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 prepares to receive a cargo pendant with supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i36.*******.com/fkqsncdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Deck department Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receive a shipment of supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Patton/Released)http://i36.*******.com/rlvzohdotjpg
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NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 4, 2009) Rear Adm. Vic Guillory swears in 35 Sailors into the Delayed Entry Program while attending a New Orleans Hornets game. Guillory attended the game in honor of Navy Night during New Orleans Navy Week, one of 21 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Katrina Sartain/Released) http://i34.*******.com/9h41sgdotjpg
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NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 4, 2009) Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet, watches the mascot for the New Orleans Hornets stand at attention during Navy Night at the New Orleans Arena. Guillory is a native of New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Burnside/Released) http://i34.*******.com/6r6eqrdotjpg
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HONOLULU (Nov. 4, 2009) Marine Sgt. David Alexander, left, assigned to the Marine Corps Police Department, Kaneohe Bay, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Wyatt Timmons and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shelby Nieto, both assigned to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, talk before receiving a certificate of commendation from the Honolulu Fire Department. Nieto, Timmons and Alexander were recognized by the Honolulu Fire Department for their actions in preventing a fire outbreak in their apartment homes on Aug. 18, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released) http://i34.*******.com/30d8l1zdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Marielena Derasmo, an embarked navy reservist from the Navy Operational Support Center Bronx, looks out at the New York City skyline from a catwalk aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21). The ship is en route to New York for a Nov. 7 commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released) http://i37.*******.com/2epkh1edotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Airman Jared Blassett, from Springfield, Ill., mans a fire hose during drills aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in transit to Southern California to participate in a strike group sustainment exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)http://i34.*******.com/15o6x51dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kyle Bush, from Evansville, Ind., mans a sound-powered phone during drills on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)http://i37.*******.com/2s7etj5dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, conduct maintenance on an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)http://i35.*******.com/r9frwydotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i34.*******.com/2hefx3kdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Flight deck personnel direct an FA-18C Hornet, assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, to the steam powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in preparation for a launch. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Losack/Released) http://i38.*******.com/29mshhddotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Landing signal officers observe an FA-18C Hornet, assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Losack/Released)http://i38.*******.com/nfppnddotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Giancarlo Treano and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Zachary D. Bruton move a flight deck tractor before flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)http://i37.*******.com/11gu9o5dotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) offload supplies and equipment from a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter during fight operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)http://i33.*******.com/2gujcdudotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Solomon Michel signals a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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06-28-2011, 07:32 AM
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Chief Petty Officer Billy Goold, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, prepares for a dive salvage project in Umm Qasr, Iraq, on June 12, 2011. Commander, Task Group 56.1, U.S. Army, and Iraqi navy divers are working to raise and remove a sunken pier at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Commander, Task Group 56.1 supports maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor, U.S. Navy. (Released)

Dankster
06-28-2011, 02:56 PM
The Navy looks pretty diverse personnel wise.

bd popeye
06-28-2011, 03:05 PM
The Navy looks pretty diverse personnel wise.

Yes it is..very diverse..Thanks for commenting in this thread.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) along with US Naval and Marine Commanders attend the formal commissioning of the USS New York, Naval amphibious assault ship in New York, USA, 07 November, 2009. The USS New York was built with steel from the demolished World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks



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NORFOLK (Nov. 18, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) arrives at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for the first time since it was commissioned Nov. 7. New York will be used for amphibious assault, special operations, expeditionary warfare missions, and humanitarian support around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)http://i46.*******.com/35ji88hdotjpg
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BREMERTON, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Monique Lopez and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Daniel Brown, both assigned to the Naval Hospital Bremerton, participate in the Great American Smokeout and display a model cigarette that features chemicals and additives to the cigarette. (U.S. Navy photo by Doug Stutz/Released) http://i46.*******.com/2sb0bx1dotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 20, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 lifts supplies from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./ Released)http://i45.*******.com/16jojk9dotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 19, 2009) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jonathan Dowdy, assigned to the Indians of Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6, performs corrosion treatment on the windshield wipers of an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Patton/Released)http://i47.*******.com/21b3vgmdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2009) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) fires its MK-110 57 mm gun during a surface gunnery exercise (GUNEX). Freedom is conducting independent ship training and certification for her upcoming maiden deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i46.*******.com/5fri85dotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 16, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez waits on the Iraqi Navy pier before a day of diving operations in Umm Qasar. A team assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MSDU) 2 is working in partnership with Navy Advisory Training Team and a local Iraqi Navy Dive Team on an operation to remove a sunken barge from Iraqi water ways. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i50.*******.com/2z99wztdotjpg
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Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez signals he's ready during diving operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released) http://i45.*******.com/qp1imbdotjpg
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Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez begins a dive during diving operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i45.*******.com/2mm62rkdotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 15, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Alfred Pintor prepares to dive during diving operations conducted by Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 in Umm Qasar. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i50.*******.com/hrkdx0dotjpg
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Navy Diver 2nd Class Alfred Pintor emerges from the water to communicate with his teammates during diving operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2gwgj9jdotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 16, 2009) Navy Diver 1st Class Daniel Muhlbach completes his final pre-dive checks before diving down to secure a set of lifting wires to a sunken barge.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2009) Sailors wash down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Bryan Katzenmeyer, assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, tack welds a mid-engine bay door on an EA-6B Prowler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimtz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 12, 2009) Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Christopher Afanador makes bolts using a Lathe machine in the repair shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kayla Jo Guthrie/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 12; 2009) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Garret Thompson works on grinding and notching the legs of a table in the repair shop of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kayla Jo Guthrie/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2009) Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) scrub the flight deck. Wasp is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station-Amphibious with Destroyer Squadron 40 and embarked Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Southern Partnership Station is part of the Partnership of the Americas maritime strategy that focuses on building interoperability and cooperation in the region to meet common challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnny Michael/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2009) Sailors form a fire party to attack a simulated fire in the upper vehicle storage bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a ship-wide general quarters drill. Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise before their deployment in early 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2009) Children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation escort Santa to his chair during their visit to Navy Air Squadron VR-57 at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shawn D. Torgerson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 13,2009) Sailors render a rifle volley during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is conducting carrier qualifications for fleet replacement squadron pilots off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Yeoman 3rd Class Joshua Jones maintains the course and depth of the boat while standing helmsman of the watch as diving officer of the watch Chief Fire Control Technician Troy Leonard looks on aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 13, 2009) Sailors are trained on the donning of chemical protective gear at the mess decks during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Dec. 09, 2009) Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Donte Nickerson helps a little girl try on a survival vest while visiting with Navy Air Squadron (VR) 57 as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation's visit to the Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shawn D. Torgerson/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Roman inspects a torpedo tube for damage and foreign debris aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Christopher Curtis relaxes in his rack during his off hours aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Sailors approach the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in a rigid hull inflatable boat during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Raynard Eugenio, assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Seaman Jacob Brumenshenkel and Airman Aaron Gerenckey load 20mm ammunition into the M-61A1 gun system of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nichelle Noelle Whitfield/Released)

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HONOLULU (Dec. 15, 2009) Lt. Brian Roberts, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37, embraces his son during his return to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Roberts returned from a five-month sea duty assignment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alfredo V. Ferrer/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Dec. 15, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West reenlists a chief petty officer before a chief petty officer's call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Seaman Apprentice Josue Fernandez-Lopez and Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Theo Beasley assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) fold the American flag while pall bearers stand at attention during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the ship. The Gunston Hall, is underway conducting qualifications for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesscia Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise before their deployment in early 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 9, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ronnie Magbitang sews on a third class petty officer crow for Electrician's Mate 3th Class Tabitha King aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). The Chief Petty Officer and First Class Petty Officer Associations aboard Germantown adopted the "tacking" on the crow tradition and sewed on a patch for each newly selected first, second, and third class petty officer aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elena A. Velazquez/Released)

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MIRAMAR, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2009) The newest MV-22 Osprey containerized flight training device is complete and operational at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) lift the American flag off a casket during a burial at sea ceremony. Gunston Hall is underway conducting qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jessica Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Seaman Apprentice Josue Fernandez-Lopez salutes Cmdr. Fred R. Wilhelm, commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), after handing him the American flag during a burial at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jessica Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier II jet powers up its engines before taking off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier II jet maneuvers around the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class William K. Childree speaks with an air crewman of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Knighthawks of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSC) 23 delivers supplies to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 29, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Leng Chang and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kateria Fosi paint a bulkhead on a weatherdeck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Knighthawks of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSC) 23 delivers supplies to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2009) Ensign Yevgeni Kamenski closes the dust cover on his rifle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Brian Ashcroft hands him a magazine before visit, board, search and seizure operation . Chosin is part of Carrier Strike Group 11 and is conducting anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receive stores during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, delivers pallets to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) is underway in the North Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

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06-28-2011, 03:11 PM
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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 17, 2009) Ships at Naval Base San Diego display lights for a holiday festivity. A panel of judges visited each ship to determine the best display. The winner in the large division was the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), in the medium division the guided-missle destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and in the small division the guided-missile frigate USS Jarret (FFG 33). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel J. Taylor/Released)http://i47.*******.com/fefm87dotjpg
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NAVAL AIR STATION BRUNSWICK (Dec. 23, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Alejandro Benavides renders honors as Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Andrew Johnson lowers the American flag outside of the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Brunswick, Maine, drill hall before a disestablishment ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis/Released) http://i46.*******.com/2cwlizkdotjpg
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NAVAL STATION NORFOLK (Dec. 21, 2009) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Tiffany Epps, a member of the damage control team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), helps a child from the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) don the full fire fighting ensemble. The Hampton Roads Chief Petty Officer Association holds a holiday party and ship tour for the VHBG annually at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Williams/Released) http://i49.*******.com/30iw7ygdotjpg
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NORFOLK (Dec. 22, 2009) Line handlers stand by as the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returns to Naval Station. Wasp completed a three-month deployment supporting Southern Partnership Station-Amphib in the Southern Command area of responsibility with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 and embarked Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

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NORFOLK (Dec. 22, 2009) Rear Adm. Michelle Howard, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two, commends the crew of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during ship's return to Norfolk after a three-month deployment in the Southern Command area of responsibility supporting Southern Partnership Station-Amphib. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew McCord/Released)

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NORFOLK (Dec. 22, 2009) Damage Controlman 1st Class Lawrence Madrid is reunited with his wife and baby at Naval Station Norfolk after returning from a three month deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

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NORFOLK (Dec. 22, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Bradley Peterson hugs his daughter on the pier after the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returns to Norfolk.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Koons/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 20, 2009) Airman Josh Deresner assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, removes a rudder from an F/A-18C Hornet for maintenance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 18, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Martina Camacho applies grease to the bolts on a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 18, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) practice weapons handling and dry firing with both their primary and secondary weapons. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 15, 2009) A visit, board, search and seizure team member provides security on a hatch in the deck while the rest of the team clears a mock vessel during a training evolution aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65). Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Raile/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) A Naval Air Crewman from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) after delivering supplies to the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) off the coast of Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti in response to the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released) http://i45.*******.com/1zw2l40dotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operating off the coast of Haiti as part of humanitarian relief efforts. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti in response to the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) An aircrew member on board an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter straps down fresh drinking water before departing the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron Shelley/Released) http://i46.*******.com/2ymaonldotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck crew members prepare bottled water for delivery to those affected by a Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released) http://i47.*******.com/28302vdotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) shown operating off the coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i48.*******.com/f5misdotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, analyzes the Haitian terrain from a Sea Hawk helicopter. Rear Adm. Branch embarked aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived Jan. 15, to provide humanitarian aid and emergency assistance following the earthquake disaster of Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released) http://i45.*******.com/23r1qxidotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors deliver an injured American citizen to USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) Health Services department for medical care [via an upper stage ordanance elevator]. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released) http://i49.*******.com/154wvoidotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) A SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15, delivers water and supplies to Haiti as part of rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released) http://i50.*******.com/6gyhbodotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan 15, 2010) U.S. Army soldiers unload food and supplies from a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice B. Villarreal/Released)http://i45.*******.com/e2flidotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan 15, 2010) U.S. Navy SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrive at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2mgniogdotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load pallets of relief supplies onto an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter as the ship arrives off the coast of Haiti.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Shen/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2610kdkdotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) move pallets of relief supplies as the ship arrives off the coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Shen/Released)http://i49.*******.com/adkqbmdotjpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operating off the coast of Haiti as during humanitarian relief efforts. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti in response to the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (Jan. 6, 2010) Jeanette Lee, the Black Widow of pool, performs trick shots for Sailors and the Souda Bay community. Lee visited Greece as part of her Navy Entertainment sponsored tour visiting several bases throughout the Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia region including Naples, Sigonella, Rota and Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Martinez/Released)http://i48.*******.com/ll5okdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 9, 2010) Sailors assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 render a salute as an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i49.*******.com/2upphjadotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 9, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i46.*******.com/2jc8xlvdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 9, 2010) Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 upload ordnance onto an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2zjf2c6dotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Sandra Collins cleans one of the jet blast deflectors on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces supporting maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)http://i49.*******.com/2rqfvdldotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (January 12, 2010) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i49.*******.com/2rh5ursdotjpg
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MAYPORT, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2010) Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Phillip Kramer, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, assists air crewmen with preflight checks at Naval Station Mayport as an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to departing to embark aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). The ship and several Navy vessels are underway to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary B. Granger Jr./Released)http://i50.*******.com/33xcvhddotjpg
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LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Jan. 14, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) loads equipment at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story before departing to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda Watson/Released)http://i47.*******.com/121fjhddotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2010) Engineman 3rd Class Michael Goss and Machinist's Mate Fireman Juan Valadez maintain the fuel timing on the emergency diesel generator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)http://i46.*******.com/293hawldotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 12, 2010) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton views the names of U.S. Sailors killed in the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during her visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Clinton is on a trip through the Pacific region to strengthen ties with partner nations and will stop in Australia, New Zealand and Papua, New Guinea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young/Released)http://i48.*******.com/s3fwuodotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) clear the flight deck after attaching cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released) http://i49.*******.com/35jb4o7dotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transports supplies between ships during a replenishment at sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i49.*******.com/4kjkacdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) operate during a replenishment at sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i46.*******.com/w0nn0ydotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Crew members aboard the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) attach a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 during a replenishment at sea. HSC-23 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i49.*******.com/11h9nvkdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Julio Velasquez chains down an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) http://i45.*******.com/25f572odotjpg
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NORFOLK (Jan. 14, 2009) Construction Electrician 3rd Class Timothy Daley, left, and Builder 1st Class Joshua Sisson, both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, load equipment as the unit deploys to conduct humanitarian assistance to earthquake victims in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Hinchcliffe/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2611atwdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Sailors assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 prepare an E-2C Hawkeye for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)http://i46.*******.com/257j9zkdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Oliver Charles assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 prepares an E-2C Hawkeye for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell/Released) http://i46.*******.com/2nrmywndotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Flight deck personnel prepare for night operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2im3sdvdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Michael McGehee assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell/Released)

trikora88
06-29-2011, 08:20 AM
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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronnie Guerra signals to operators aboard a landing craft air cushion as it enters the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island in the Atlantic Ocean, June 27, 2011. The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, participating in an amphibious landing exercise off the coast of Spain. Guerra is a boatswain's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie

trikora88
06-30-2011, 08:43 AM
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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Jun 28, 2011) Sailors man the rails as USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Clowney/Released)

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (June 28, 2011) Sailors aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship enters Puerto Princesa in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (June 28, 2011) Sailors aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as they pull into Puerto Princesa for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Jun 28, 2011) The Philippine Air Force 507th Composite Tactical Wing Band performs for Sailors manning the rails of USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) as the ship arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011.

Elliott70
07-01-2011, 03:47 AM
Great thread, thank you gentlemen

trikora88
07-06-2011, 09:10 AM
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Myers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, leaps from rock to rock along the ocean floor during diving operations in Valparaiso, Chile, on June 29, 2011. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 is participating in Navy Diver-Southern Partnership Station, a multinational partnership engagement intended to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jayme Pastoric, U.S. Navy. (Released)

trikora88
07-09-2011, 11:33 PM
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In this photo released by U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), foreground, Indonesian ship KRI Slamet Riyadi (352), middle, and USS Cowpens (CG 63) steam in formation in Indian Ocean after transiting from the Java Sea through the Sunda Strait Thursday, July 7, 2011. The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and Cowpens will take part in the combined exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 with Australia which begins next week, U.S. Navy said.

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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) navigates the Sunda Strait while being escorted by Indonesian naval vessels. George Washington crossed through the Java Sea into the Indian Ocean.

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The Indonesian ships KRI Diponegoro (365) (left) and KRI Slamet Riyadi (352) steam in formation with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) while transiting from the Java sea to the Indian Ocean through the Sunda Strait.

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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) navigates the Sunda Strait while being escorted by Indonesian naval vessels. George Washington crossed through the Java Sea into the Indian Ocean.

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07-10-2011, 09:55 AM
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The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a delta loop break cross maneuver during a practice flight over Pensacola Beach, Fla., July 7, 2011. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform in the 2011 Pensacola Beach Air Show July 9 as part of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew Johnson

Dankster
07-10-2011, 12:27 PM
I hope none of these are reposts. If there are any, just point them out and I'll do a little purging. ;)

Assorted images of the two new Littoral Combat Ship classes

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Quick question: Has the navy decided on any replacement for the NLOS-LS as the anti surface warfare module? I heard a while back about them using the Griffin, but nothing since.

bd popeye
07-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Thanks for posting those excellent photos!

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama delivers remarks to an audience of Sailors and Marines before introducing President Barack Obama during a visit to U.S. Naval Air Station Jacksonville. During his visit he also met with gold star families-families that have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, to personally thank them for their sacrifice. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama shakes hands with Sailors, Marines and other service members after delivering his remarks during a rally held on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anthony C. Casullo/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2009) President Barack Obama meets with Yeoman 2nd Class Sindy Indacochea Teran during a visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. President Obama personally met with service members to thank them for their service and commitment to their country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 25, 2009) Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Steve Spence, from Houston, Texas, stands sentry aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760). Annapolis was anchored in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md. and offered tours during a visit as part of the U.S. Naval Academy homecoming weekend. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)

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DRIVER, Va. (Oct. 24, 2009) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Bruce Hammon, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (EODESU) 2, demonstrates an EOD Manned Transportable Robot to children at the Driver Days festival in Driver, Va. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit 2, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, and Navy Divers from Norfolk Naval Shipyard traveled to Driver for the annual festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Williams/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2009) An air crew member keeps a look out as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 lifts off from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2009) Seaman Michale Sturdevant and Boatswain's Mate 3rd class Kelly George run to secure an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 to the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ash Severe/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2009) Three landing craft air cushion vehicles assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 approach the shore after launching from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Bright Star 2009. The biennial, multinational exercise is conducted by U.S. Central Command and involves U.S., Egyptian and other coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/ Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 27, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25, Search and Rescue Detachment, lands aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 23, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) train with the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device aboard Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

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Sailors in ACU's...

CAMP BUERING, Kuwait (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors assigned to Combined Task Force Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA) receive mine resistant ambush protected egress training. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Kenneth Carel/Released)

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) begin to form up for the ship's commissioning. Makin Island was officially commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist W. Scott Mishley/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 24, 2009) Thousands of friends, family and official guests watch as Sailors and Marines man the rails during the commissioning of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is the final Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, but the first of the class built with gas turbine engines and an electric drive. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Barton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Nights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 flies near the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). HSC-25 is deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Alan B. Shepard (T-AKE 3). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William P. Gatlin/Released)

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JAVA SEA (Oct. 24, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) signal to the pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 that the chock and chains have been removed and the aircraft is ready for flight.A landing signalman enlisted then signal to launch the aircraft. Cleveland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is transiting the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2009) A boat crew assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducts patrols in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during the biennial, multinational exercise Bright Star 2009. Bright Star is conducted by U.S. Central Command and is designed to improve readiness, interoperability, and strengthen military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and several other coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class W. B. Swoboda/Released)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 24, 2009) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, and Airman Jessica Gill cut a cake to celebrate the Navy's 234th birthday at the Naval District Washington Navy League annual Navy birthday ball. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)http://i35.*******.com/1190ahudotjpg
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ATLANTIC (Oct. 24, 2009) Lt. Amy Heck takes her watch on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a general quarters drill. Nassau is conducting a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. naval forces that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered during military operations worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i33.*******.com/5l1elfdotjpg
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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West high-fives a Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a visit to the San Diego region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)http://i35.*******.com/2d6lugdotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2009) Quartermasters on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) correct the plotting of the ship's swing circle during an anchoring drill as part of seamanship training. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) is serving as the reserve force for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) An enlisted air crew landing signalman signals a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter as it approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) http://i34.*******.com/24dil9ldotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carigo A. Rula, directs a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) http://i34.*******.com/30vn1cndotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Dean T. McRae guides a Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter onto the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is the lead ship of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group conducting a fall patrol with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)http://i38.*******.com/122g0g2dotjpg
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HONG KONG (Oct. 29, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as they enter Kowloon Bay for a port visit to Hong Kong. George Washington Sailors will conduct 12 different community service projects designed to give something back to their host city during their visit. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)http://i35.*******.com/qpqwk3dotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 28, 2009) The Australian navy minesweeper HMAS Towoomba (FFH-156) is underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i36.*******.com/2edzj36dotjpg
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SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 27, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Eric Ballard guides an MH-60s Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex embarked HSC-25 in preparation for their upcoming fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)http://i34.*******.com/ke9mondotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) A Navy pilot watches the landing of an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Pilots conducted touch-and-go landing qualifications during the three-week Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMTUEX). COMPTUEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. naval forces that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered during military operations worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i36.*******.com/4lg6ftdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) An AV-8 Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 lands next to an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during flight operations. Nassau is participating in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released) http://i36.*******.com/2iu4801dotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2009) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). C (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho/Released)http://i38.*******.com/2iql2zodotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Seaman Kayla L. Gravdal assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) stands by to retrieve chocks and chains from a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) [/B]

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HELMAND PROVENCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 29, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2 (CAAT 2), hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the ground combat elements deployed with Regimental Combat Team 7. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz/Released) http://i36.*******.com/23lef4zdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 11, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) trails the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, is preparing to deliver supplies to Nimitz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i36.*******.com/dncbqfdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 prepares to receive a cargo pendant with supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i36.*******.com/fkqsncdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Deck department Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receive a shipment of supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Patton/Released)http://i36.*******.com/rlvzohdotjpg
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NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 4, 2009) Rear Adm. Vic Guillory swears in 35 Sailors into the Delayed Entry Program while attending a New Orleans Hornets game. Guillory attended the game in honor of Navy Night during New Orleans Navy Week, one of 21 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Katrina Sartain/Released) http://i34.*******.com/9h41sgdotjpg
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NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 4, 2009) Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet, watches the mascot for the New Orleans Hornets stand at attention during Navy Night at the New Orleans Arena. Guillory is a native of New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Burnside/Released) http://i34.*******.com/6r6eqrdotjpg
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HONOLULU (Nov. 4, 2009) Marine Sgt. David Alexander, left, assigned to the Marine Corps Police Department, Kaneohe Bay, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Wyatt Timmons and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shelby Nieto, both assigned to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, talk before receiving a certificate of commendation from the Honolulu Fire Department. Nieto, Timmons and Alexander were recognized by the Honolulu Fire Department for their actions in preventing a fire outbreak in their apartment homes on Aug. 18, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released) http://i34.*******.com/30d8l1zdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2009) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Marielena Derasmo, an embarked navy reservist from the Navy Operational Support Center Bronx, looks out at the New York City skyline from a catwalk aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21). The ship is en route to New York for a Nov. 7 commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released) http://i37.*******.com/2epkh1edotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Airman Jared Blassett, from Springfield, Ill., mans a fire hose during drills aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in transit to Southern California to participate in a strike group sustainment exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)http://i34.*******.com/15o6x51dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kyle Bush, from Evansville, Ind., mans a sound-powered phone during drills on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)http://i37.*******.com/2s7etj5dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, conduct maintenance on an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)http://i35.*******.com/r9frwydotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i34.*******.com/2hefx3kdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Flight deck personnel direct an FA-18C Hornet, assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, to the steam powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in preparation for a launch. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Losack/Released) http://i38.*******.com/29mshhddotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2009) Landing signal officers observe an FA-18C Hornet, assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Losack/Released)http://i38.*******.com/nfppnddotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Giancarlo Treano and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Zachary D. Bruton move a flight deck tractor before flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)http://i37.*******.com/11gu9o5dotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) offload supplies and equipment from a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter during fight operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)http://i33.*******.com/2gujcdudotjpg
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Solomon Michel signals a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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NORFOLK (Nov. 18, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) arrives at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for the first time since it was commissioned Nov. 7. New York will be used for amphibious assault, special operations, expeditionary warfare missions, and humanitarian support around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)http://i46.*******.com/35ji88hdotjpg
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BREMERTON, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Monique Lopez and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Daniel Brown, both assigned to the Naval Hospital Bremerton, participate in the Great American Smokeout and display a model cigarette that features chemicals and additives to the cigarette. (U.S. Navy photo by Doug Stutz/Released) http://i46.*******.com/2sb0bx1dotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 20, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 lifts supplies from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./ Released)http://i45.*******.com/16jojk9dotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 19, 2009) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jonathan Dowdy, assigned to the Indians of Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6, performs corrosion treatment on the windshield wipers of an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Patton/Released)http://i47.*******.com/21b3vgmdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2009) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) fires its MK-110 57 mm gun during a surface gunnery exercise (GUNEX). Freedom is conducting independent ship training and certification for her upcoming maiden deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i46.*******.com/5fri85dotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 16, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez waits on the Iraqi Navy pier before a day of diving operations in Umm Qasar. A team assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MSDU) 2 is working in partnership with Navy Advisory Training Team and a local Iraqi Navy Dive Team on an operation to remove a sunken barge from Iraqi water ways. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i50.*******.com/2z99wztdotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 15, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Alfred Pintor prepares to dive during diving operations conducted by Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 in Umm Qasar. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)http://i50.*******.com/hrkdx0dotjpg
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UMM QASAR, Iraq (Nov. 16, 2009) Navy Diver 1st Class Daniel Muhlbach completes his final pre-dive checks before diving down to secure a set of lifting wires to a sunken barge.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2009) Sailors wash down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Bryan Katzenmeyer, assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, tack welds a mid-engine bay door on an EA-6B Prowler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimtz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 12, 2009) Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Christopher Afanador makes bolts using a Lathe machine in the repair shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kayla Jo Guthrie/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 12; 2009) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Garret Thompson works on grinding and notching the legs of a table in the repair shop of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kayla Jo Guthrie/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2009) Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) scrub the flight deck. Wasp is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station-Amphibious with Destroyer Squadron 40 and embarked Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Southern Partnership Station is part of the Partnership of the Americas maritime strategy that focuses on building interoperability and cooperation in the region to meet common challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnny Michael/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2009) Sailors form a fire party to attack a simulated fire in the upper vehicle storage bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a ship-wide general quarters drill. Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise before their deployment in early 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2009) Children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation escort Santa to his chair during their visit to Navy Air Squadron VR-57 at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shawn D. Torgerson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 13,2009) Sailors render a rifle volley during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is conducting carrier qualifications for fleet replacement squadron pilots off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Yeoman 3rd Class Joshua Jones maintains the course and depth of the boat while standing helmsman of the watch as diving officer of the watch Chief Fire Control Technician Troy Leonard looks on aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec 13, 2009) Sailors are trained on the donning of chemical protective gear at the mess decks during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Dec. 09, 2009) Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Donte Nickerson helps a little girl try on a survival vest while visiting with Navy Air Squadron (VR) 57 as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation's visit to the Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shawn D. Torgerson/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Roman inspects a torpedo tube for damage and foreign debris aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2009) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Christopher Curtis relaxes in his rack during his off hours aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Sailors approach the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in a rigid hull inflatable boat during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Raynard Eugenio, assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Seaman Jacob Brumenshenkel and Airman Aaron Gerenckey load 20mm ammunition into the M-61A1 gun system of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nichelle Noelle Whitfield/Released)

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HONOLULU (Dec. 15, 2009) Lt. Brian Roberts, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37, embraces his son during his return to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Roberts returned from a five-month sea duty assignment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alfredo V. Ferrer/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Dec. 15, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West reenlists a chief petty officer before a chief petty officer's call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Seaman Apprentice Josue Fernandez-Lopez and Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Theo Beasley assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) fold the American flag while pall bearers stand at attention during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the ship. The Gunston Hall, is underway conducting qualifications for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesscia Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise before their deployment in early 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 9, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ronnie Magbitang sews on a third class petty officer crow for Electrician's Mate 3th Class Tabitha King aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). The Chief Petty Officer and First Class Petty Officer Associations aboard Germantown adopted the "tacking" on the crow tradition and sewed on a patch for each newly selected first, second, and third class petty officer aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elena A. Velazquez/Released)

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MIRAMAR, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2009) The newest MV-22 Osprey containerized flight training device is complete and operational at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) lift the American flag off a casket during a burial at sea ceremony. Gunston Hall is underway conducting qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jessica Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Seaman Apprentice Josue Fernandez-Lopez salutes Cmdr. Fred R. Wilhelm, commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), after handing him the American flag during a burial at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jessica Echerri/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier II jet powers up its engines before taking off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier II jet maneuvers around the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is underway with other elements of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) for a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class William K. Childree speaks with an air crewman of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Knighthawks of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSC) 23 delivers supplies to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 29, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Leng Chang and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kateria Fosi paint a bulkhead on a weatherdeck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Knighthawks of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSC) 23 delivers supplies to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2009) Ensign Yevgeni Kamenski closes the dust cover on his rifle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Brian Ashcroft hands him a magazine before visit, board, search and seizure operation . Chosin is part of Carrier Strike Group 11 and is conducting anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receive stores during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, delivers pallets to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) is underway in the North Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/ Released)

Kaplanr
07-14-2011, 04:37 PM
So is the Navy (and I think the Air Force?) the last service where officers still where a fore-and-aft cap?


US Admiral Mike Mullen was also flown to Zhoushan Island early Wednesday to inspect a Type 39A Yuan class diesel electric submarine.

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BAF
07-27-2011, 06:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNZfu3EdvA

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10-20-2011, 09:02 AM
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U.S. sailors share a laugh aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during flight operations in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 12, 2011. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman

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A U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler aircraft sits on the flight deck while sailors prepare for an arrested landing aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 11, 2011. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman

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The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock conducts a replenishment at sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex before sunrise in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 15, 2011. The Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran

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U.S. Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class Jerry Fore, left, and Gerrod Hays re-pin an auto-flight control on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 12, 2011. Jerry and Hays are aviation electrician's mates. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Tyndall

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10-21-2011, 03:04 AM
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U.S. seaman Erik Ramirez wipes down an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft aboard the USS John C. Stennis during flight operations in the Arabian Sea Oct. 11, 2011. Ramirez is an aviation machinist's mate airman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman

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U.S. sailors prepare a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft for flight operations aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 12, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman

D-Mitch
10-28-2011, 05:44 PM
By charly015

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Halidon
10-28-2011, 07:07 PM
163573


4000-ton pre-outfitted hull module for USS Zumwalt, rolled out yesterday at Bath Iron Works.

Halidon
10-29-2011, 06:16 PM
PCU California is now USS California

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_111028-N-XK202-069dotjpg


Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit California (SSN 781) board the boat as they "bring her to life" during a commissioning rehearsal ceremony the day before the Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine is commissioned. California is the eighth Virginia-class submarine and will be homeported in Groton, Conn.

trikora88
10-31-2011, 08:53 AM
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The P-8A Poseidon successfully launches the first MK 54 "exercise" torpedo Oct. 13 to verify safe separation of MK 54 from the P-8A. (U.S. Navy photo)

Halidon
11-01-2011, 05:58 PM
Here's a series of photos of DDG-1000 construction. Starting at the top, the incomplete Ultra 1400 unit is rolled out onto Bath Iron Work's Shipway #1, then Unit 2160 is swung in, put into place and welded, and finally a shot of the complete Ultra 1400 sitting there showing off her 4000+ tons.

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http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5345/2012267-unit_2160_ultra_1400__2_.png

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Pics from BIW, hosted on my image account

The next big happening will be in January, when Ultra 2200 will roll out and be attached to Ultra 1400 on the Shipway. When that happens over half the ship's eventual displacement well be together.

Halidon
11-05-2011, 08:48 PM
Civilian contractors assemble bleachers while constructing a basketball arena aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is preparing to host the Michigan State Spartans and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels during the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. (U.S Navy photo/Released)

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Halidon
11-18-2011, 01:34 AM
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The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F. Foster (EDD 964) conducts a successful demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use while underway in the Pacific Ocean on a 50-50 blend of an algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76. Paul F. Foster has been reconfigured as the Self-Defense Test Ship to provide the Navy an at-sea, remotely controlled, engineering test and evaluation platform without the risk to personnel or operational assets.

DDG-1000 "Keel-laying" ceremony:
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Ann Zumwalt, left, Bath Iron Works welder Carl Pepin, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers pose for a photo next to a special steel plate containing the initials of the four children of Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt during a keel-laying ceremony for the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1000
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Halidon
12-05-2011, 02:12 PM
The deckhouse for DDG 1000 under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding's Composite Center of Excellence.
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Ordie
12-11-2011, 09:06 PM
^^^^^
Great promo.

I wonder if they can do a six month cruise up the Mississippi, or the Amazon Rivers.

sdkmcqueen
12-12-2011, 01:01 AM
SWCC's main job (As I understand it) is to insert and extract SEALs and other Special Forces. The Navy's RIVRON battalions are primarily in charge of patrolling rivers.

Eugene Schmidt
01-23-2012, 12:46 PM
From Mr O'Connor, USS ESSEX Assn




I Was a Sailor!
I like standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe - the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engines drive her through the sea.

I like the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship's bell on the quarterdeck, the harsh squawk of the 1MC and the strong language and laughter of sailors at work.

I like the vessels of the Navy - nervous darting destroyers, plodding Fleet auxiliaries, sleek submarines and steady solid carriers. I like the proud sonorous names of Navy capital ships: Midway, Lexington , Saratoga , Coral Sea - memorials of great battles won. I like the lean angular names of Navy 'tin-cans': Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy - mementos of heroes who went before us.
I like the tempo of a Navy band blaring through the topside speakers as We pull away from the oiler after refueling at sea.

I like liberty call and the spicy scent of a foreign port. I even like all hands working parties as my ship fills herself with the multitude of supplies both mundane and exotic which she needs to cut her ties to the land and carry out her mission anywhere on the globe where there is water to float her.

I like sailors, men from all parts of the land, farms of the Midwest, small towns of New England , from the cities, the mountains and the prairies, from all walks of life. I trust and depend on them as they trust and depend on me - for professional competence, for comradeship, for courage. In a word, they are shipmates

I like the surge of adventure in my heart when the word is passed "Now station the special sea and anchor detail - all hands to quarters for leaving port" and I like the infectious thrill of sighting home again, with the waving hands of welcome from family and friends waiting pier side. The work is hard and dangerous, the going rough at times, the parting from loved ones painful, but the companionship of robust Navy laughter, the 'all for one and one for all' philosophy of the sea is ever present.

I like the serenity of the sea after a day of hard ship's work, as flying fish flit across the wave tops and sunset gives way to night. I like the feel of the Navy in darkness - the masthead lights, the red and green navigation lights and stern light, the pulsating phosphorescence of radar repeaters - they cut through the dusk and join with the mirror of stars overhead. And I like drifting off to sleep lulled by the myriad noises large and small that tell me that my ship is alive and well, and that my shipmates on watch will keep me safe.

I like quiet mid-watches with the aroma of strong coffee - the lifeblood of the Navy - permeating everywhere. And I like hectic watches when the exacting minuet of haze-gray shapes racing at flank speed keeps all hands on a razor edge of alertness.

I like the sudden electricity of General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations followed by the hurried clamor of running feet on ladders and the resounding thump of watertight doors as the ship transforms herself in a few brief seconds from a peaceful work place to a weapon of war - ready for anything. And I like the sight of space age equipment manned by youngsters clad in dungarees and sound-powered phones that their grandfathers would still recognize.

I like the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them. I like the proud names of Navy heroes: Halsey, Nimitz, Perry, Farragut, John Paul Jones. A sailor can find much in the Navy: comrades-in-arms, pride in self and country, mastery of the seaman's trade. An adolescent can find adulthood.

In years to come, when sailors are home from the sea, they will still remember with fondness and respect the ocean in all its moods - the impossible shimmering mirror calm and the storm-tossed green water surging over the bow. And then there will come again a faint whiff of stack gas, a faint echo of engine and rudder orders, a vision of the bright bunting of signal flags snapping at the yardarm, a refrain of hearty laughter in the wardroom and chief's quarters and mess decks. Gone ashore for good they will grow wistful about their Navy days, when the seas belonged to them and a new port of call was ever over the horizon.

Remembering this, they will stand taller and say,

"I was a Sailor. I was part of the Navy and the Navy will always be a part of me"

Soldat_Amricain
01-23-2012, 12:50 PM
I had a blue side Corpsman complain to me about her deployments...I was like, you're in the Navy and you chill. Especially since she's an HM2 and barely been in three years...her green side brethren are clawing to get to HM3.

altepengo
01-23-2012, 11:19 PM
163573


4000-ton pre-outfitted hull module for USS Zumwalt, rolled out yesterday at Bath Iron Works.


oh hell yeah.. almost there...

Kilodoc68
01-27-2012, 11:26 AM
This is a Navy Photo, March 1969. Lt; Surgeon General of the Navy, Vice Admiral George M. Davis,MC, Middle;( Myself) Doug Wean, HM2/USN Right; My Mother. Presentation of "Silver Star for Gallantry in Action" Naval Hospital, Great lakes, March 1969

JUNKHO
01-27-2012, 06:10 PM
This is a Navy Photo, March 1969. Lt; Surgeon General of the Navy, Vice Admiral George M. Davis,MC, Middle;( Myself) Doug Wean, HM2/USN Right; My Mother. Presentation of "Silver Star for Gallantry in Action" Naval Hospital, Great lakes, March 1969

*salute*

"Corpsman UP" wasn't always a good thing to hear.

Thank you for your service and glad you made it okay.

Kilodoc68
01-27-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks 'Junkho'! Here is a a picture of Father & Son at a Marine Corps Ball!

JUNKHO
01-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks 'Junkho'! Here is a a picture of Father & Son at a Marine Corps Ball!

Great pic! Need to post it over in the Marine thread also.

EDIT: You also should consider linking your website.....many good pics...check in on the new member thread for this forum and I'm going to let MOD Hollis know you're on-board. (I'm not a MOD...just trying to be helpful):)

Hollis
01-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Thanks 'Junkho'! Here is a a picture of Father & Son at a Marine Corps Ball!

Welcome on Board,

SF

Hollis

0311/0353

Doc Wean's website.

http://ontosf.homestead.com/wean.html

Kilodoc68
01-28-2012, 10:17 AM
Thank you Hollis!
Here is another site that speaks of my Military career!
www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.asp?ID=1602

JUNKHO
01-28-2012, 10:21 AM
I couldn't get it to link....

EDIT: didn't work either
RE-EDIT: This one may have worked.


(http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.asp?ID=160)http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.asp?ID=1602

Kilodoc68--you may wish to go here and intro yourself.....

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?142237-New-MP-net-Members-Intro-Thread/page97 (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?142237-New-MP-net-Members-Intro-Thread/page97)

Kilodoc68
01-28-2012, 10:32 AM
Try it again Junkho! I will introduce myself as a new Member!

Lightning II
01-28-2012, 03:43 PM
New USN Aircraft Carrier's Electromagnetic Launcher

http://www.xairforces.net/images/news/large_news/050112_USN_CVN-78_Aircraft-Carrier.jpg (http://www.xairforces.net/newsd.asp?newsid=818&newst=9)

• General Atomics Completes Delivery of Motor Generators for Electromagnetic Launcher for New Aircraft Carrier.

• General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) celebrated a significant milestone with the delivery of the 12th and final Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) energy storage system motor generator set to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for installation in the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, CVN 78.

HollywoodMarine
02-01-2012, 10:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFETj2MRGOw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVJSpb-ODpQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_i71b8g3fY&feature=related

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Halidon
02-10-2012, 04:05 PM
NAVSEA wants you to know how cool it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtXnY9Cp7dY&feature=youtu.be

Halidon
02-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Here's a trio of pictures of BAE's Railgun prototype being delivered to NSWC Dahlgren:
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5345/2126479-railgun_test_4.jpg

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5345/2126478-railgun_test_6.jpg

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5345/2126480-railgun_test_3.jpg

Those are capacitor banks in the background.

bd popeye
02-19-2012, 08:23 AM
In my forum someone declared..


The USN is hardly active in anti-piracy patrols. They only reacted when a container ship with US weapons was seized.

SAY WHAT!! So I posted the below...

Not true..not true at all. In 2009 the USN established a task force exclusively to fight piracy...and the USN was fighting piracy long before that date.

New Counter-Piracy Task Force Established (http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=41687)

The USN has been fighting piracy for over 200 years.

The US Navy aids all mariners no matter what flag they are flying. Fact..

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ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) responds to a distress call from the master of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai, who claimed he was being held captive by pirates. Kidd's visit, board, search and seizure team, boarded and detained 15 suspected pirates, who were reportedly holding the 13-member Iranian crew hostage for the last several weeks. Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

http://i.imgur.com/CJNAE.jpg (http://imgur.com/CJNAE)


GULF OF ADEN (April 10, 2010) The burned out hull of a suspected pirate skiff drifts near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland while operating approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti, was fired upon and returned fire disabling a skiff manned by suspected pirates. Ashland deployed a visit, board, search and seizure team to rescue the suspects from the sea. USS Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 10, 2010) The burned out hull of a suspected pirate skiff drifts near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland while operating approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti, was fired upon and returned fire disabling a skiff manned by suspected pirates. Ashland deployed a visit, board, search and seizure team to rescue the suspects from the sea. USS Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)


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ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 18, 2012) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey's (DDG 105) visit, board, search and seizure team provide food, water and medical supplies to distressed Iranian mariners. Dewey, assigned to Commander, Task Force 50, responded to a distress call from the Iranian fishing dhow Al Mamsoor, which indicated it was sinking and in need of assistance. Dewey is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Keim/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2012) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd's (DDG 100) visit, board, search and seizure team greets a crew member of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai. Kidd's visit, board, search and seizure team detained 15 suspected pirates, who were holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for several weeks, according to the members of the crew. Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) )

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GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 1, 2012) Medical personnel and members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) return from the cargo vessel Merchant Vessel Pucon(Liberia flag) after providing medical assistance to an injured civilian. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

USN/USCG Team capture 17 Somali pirates.

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Be sure to use the hi-res link(download) to see the pirate boat up close and personal.

GULF OF ADEN (May 13, 2009) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile cruiser USS G*ettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture Seventeen suspected pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal while operating in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 is a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the CMF area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric L. Beauregard/Released) http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/US%20Navy/2-2103.jpg
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GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 19, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) approaches a suspected pirate vessel after the Motor Vessel Nordic Apollo reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8085/29689432.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/29689432.jpg/)
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ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2, 2011) Skiffs being towed by a suspected pirate mothership are destroyed by weapons fire from the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) after Momsen disrupted an attack on Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Full City commercial oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. Momsen and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort after receiving a distress call. Momsen and Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released)http://i42.*******.com/2uro215.jpg

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In photos released by the NATO (http://www.daylife.com/topic/NATO) on May 2, 2009 shows military personnel aboard the Portuguese Frigate Corte Real frigate sailing off Somalia looking at weapons seized on a pirates "mother ship", on May 1, 2009. The Corte Real captured 19 Somali pirates after foiling an attack on an oil tanker but released them all, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials said on May 1, 2009. Commander Chris Davies (http://www.daylife.com/topic/Chris_Davies), from the control centre for the NATO mission protecting merchant ships off Somalia, said the frigate Corte Real launched a helicopter on April 30, 2009 after being informed of an attack on the tanker, the Bahamas-flagged Kition. The helicopter pursued the pirates back to their mother ship, a fishing boat which was later boarded and weapons including grenade-launchers and explosives were seized. However a Portuguese officer with the NATO force in the Gulf of Aden, Santos (http://www.daylife.com/topic/Santos,_Ltd.) Ferreira, told TSF radio that the 19 pirates captured had been released "after contact was made with Somali national authorities."



There are many, many more photos of the USN anti-piracy engagements & rescues of international mariners. Many.

bd popeye
02-19-2012, 08:37 AM
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NEW ORLEANS (July 11, 2009) Eight F/A-18 Hornets assigned the River Rattlers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204, fly in formation over southern Louisiana's wetlands during a photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis/Released)http://i26.*******.com/2roq0cz.jpg
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NEW ORLEANS (July 11, 2009) Eight F/A-18 Hornets assigned the River Rattlers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204, fly in a column formation over southern Louisiana's wetlands during a photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis/Released) http://i32.*******.com/xpolm1.jpg
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NEW ORLEANS (July 11, 2009) Four F/A-18 Hornets assigned the River Rattlers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204, prepare to break out of formation over southern Louisiana's wetlands during a photo exercise. VFA 204 is stationed on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis/Released)http://i28.*******.com/2qu50t3.jpg
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NEW ORLEANS (July 11, 2009) Two F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204 and two F-15 Strike Eagles assigned to the Louisiana Air National Guard 159th Fighter Wing fly in an echelon formation over southern Louisiana wetlands during a photo exercise. VFA 204 and the 159th are stationed on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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Naval Base Ventura County, Calif. (June 24, 2009) Builder Jennifer Moore, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, takes cover while on patrol during a command post exercise. NMCB 4 is preparing for an upcoming field training exercise and annual six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Master Chief Utilitiesman Alfa Lampman/Released)http://i27.*******.com/2yyxloy.jpg
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MIDDLE EAST (July 5, 2009) U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians demonstrate a course of basic combat marksmanship with the M9 service pistol during operation Infinite Response 09. Infinite Response is an exercise to improve interoperability and tactical proficiency in underwater mine countermeasures, combat marksmanship, anti-terrorism force protection diving, counter improvised explosive device tactics, tactical combat casualty care and dive medicine that strengthen overall military relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph W. Pfaff/Releasd)http://i32.*******.com/2evgthh.jpg
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MIDDLE EAST (July 5, 2009) Lt. Cole Evans, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, demonstrates proper handling and firing of the M4 service rifle as part of a course on basic combat marksmanship during operation Infinite Response 09. Infinite Response is an exercise to improve interoperability and tactical proficiency in underwater mine countermeasures, combat marksmanship, anti-terrorism force protection diving, counter improvised explosive device tactics, tactical combat casualty care and dive medicine that strengthen overall military relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph W. Pfaff/Releasd)

bd popeye
02-19-2012, 08:38 AM
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 17, 2009) The color guard assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the U.S. 7th Fleet parades the colors during the 30th anniversary of the July 17, 1979 arrival of Blue Ridge in Japan as part of the U.S. Navy Forward Deployed Naval Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)http://i32.*******.com/290ucz6.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) An aircrewman looks down from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HS) 21 as Storekeeper 1st Class Randy Filmore and Storekeeper 2nd Class Erin King clear the pick-up space on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea with the and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)http://i32.*******.com/2mob8t0.jpg
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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HS) 21 transports cargo during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)http://i27.*******.com/2mwibgj.jpg
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SATTAHIP, Thailand (July 16, 2009) A Royal Thai Navy sailor stands in ranks beside his U.S. Navy counterparts from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). The sailors are participating in the closing ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009 Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason M. Tross/Released)http://i31.*******.com/2prsgv6.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Eric Harrington, aircraft handling officer, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), explains the positioning of planes on the flight deck using the Ouija board to Australian government officials and other guests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released) http://i26.*******.com/2rhxn5x.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (July 13, 2009) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands out his coin to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Adm. Mullen was aboard Ronald Reagan to thank the crew for their service and operational support. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)http://i31.*******.com/e8oobq.jpg
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GREAT LAKES, Ill, (July 16, 2009) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus tours berthing compartments while visiting Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)http://i27.*******.com/24pkyn4.jpg
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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 14, 2009) Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander, U.S. Southern Command, looks at an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial aircraft with Capt. Tim Dunigan, Program Manager of PMA-266, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Strike Systems. Fraser received tours and briefs about Fire Scout, the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet during his first visit to his Naval component command since becoming commander of U.S. Southern Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly Boynton/Released) Not everyone in the USN is a pilot or works on the flight deck or a nuclear reactor..etc..etc..

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Culinary Specialist Seaman Samantha Garza butters loaves of fresh baked bread in the bakeshop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)http://i27.*******.com/2z6xkrc.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Ashley Flores and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Cody Baker monitor a refueling station during a fuel replenishment operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Briana C. Brotzman/Released)http://i29.*******.com/34xqs7t.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) Electronics Technician Seaman Christopher Hahn, unloads a pallet of vegetable oil in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea. Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)http://i25.*******.com/311xlz5.jpg
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SASEBO, Japan (July 16, 2009) Sailors assigned to the mine warfare ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) damage control fire party check for a seal on the mask of their self contained breathing apparatus during a main space fire drill. Avenger, is undergoing engineering specific unit level training, evaluated by assessors from Mine Countermeasures Squadron two. These assessments are designed to validate the ship's ability to self-analyze, train and to certify its ability to perform required missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Super Hornets & Hornets from CVW-5 assigned to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) do their duty during flight operations. George Washington is participating in Talisman Saber 09, a biennial, combined exercise designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined operations, which will improve interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces while promoting security and stability in the region. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1St Class John M. Hageman/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 14, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, makes an arrested recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)http://i25.*******.com/24wbihl.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (July 14, 2009) An aviation machinist's mate, assigned to the eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115), carries a turn screen across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations. A turn screen is used to protect aircraft engines from ingesting debris during engine operational checks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)http://i25.*******.com/sw8g3m.jpg
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SATTAHIP, Thailand (July 16, 2009) U.S. Sailors and Marines stand in formation with their Thai counterparts in front of the Royal Thai Navy guided-missile frigate HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421) during the closing ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Larned/Released)http://i30.*******.com/r2q7pg.jpg
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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 14, 2009) Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander, U.S. Southern Command speaks with a member of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8) during a tour of the ship. Fraser received tours and briefs about Fire Scout, the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet during his first visit to his Naval component command since becoming commander of U.S. Southern Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly Boynton/Released)

bd popeye
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 17, 2009) The color guard assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the U.S. 7th Fleet parades the colors during the 30th anniversary of the July 17, 1979 arrival of Blue Ridge in Japan as part of the U.S. Navy Forward Deployed Naval Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) An aircrewman looks down from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HS) 21 as Storekeeper 1st Class Randy Filmore and Storekeeper 2nd Class Erin King clear the pick-up space on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea with the and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HS) 21 transports cargo during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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SATTAHIP, Thailand (July 16, 2009) A Royal Thai Navy sailor stands in ranks beside his U.S. Navy counterparts from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). The sailors are participating in the closing ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009 Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason M. Tross/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Eric Harrington, aircraft handling officer, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), explains the positioning of planes on the flight deck using the Ouija board to Australian government officials and other guests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 13, 2009) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands out his coin to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Adm. Mullen was aboard Ronald Reagan to thank the crew for their service and operational support. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill, (July 16, 2009) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus tours berthing compartments while visiting Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 14, 2009) Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander, U.S. Southern Command, looks at an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial aircraft with Capt. Tim Dunigan, Program Manager of PMA-266, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Strike Systems. Fraser received tours and briefs about Fire Scout, the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet during his first visit to his Naval component command since becoming commander of U.S. Southern Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly Boynton/Released)

Not everyone in the USN is a pilot or works on the flight deck or a nuclear reactor..etc..etc..

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Culinary Specialist Seaman Samantha Garza butters loaves of fresh baked bread in the bakeshop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Ashley Flores and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Cody Baker monitor a refueling station during a fuel replenishment operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Briana C. Brotzman/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) Electronics Technician Seaman Christopher Hahn, unloads a pallet of vegetable oil in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea. Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (July 16, 2009) Sailors assigned to the mine warfare ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) damage control fire party check for a seal on the mask of their self contained breathing apparatus during a main space fire drill. Avenger, is undergoing engineering specific unit level training, evaluated by assessors from Mine Countermeasures Squadron two. These assessments are designed to validate the ship's ability to self-analyze, train and to certify its ability to perform required missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
02-19-2012, 10:47 AM
Beautiful post BD. Thanks for that.
The berthing at Great Lakes looks much different than the old WWII barracks I was in at Great Lakes Recruit Training Center in 1960.

EJ

bd popeye
02-19-2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks EJ.. those "racks" are what is on boad ships in this 21st century navy!

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MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 16, 2010) The new littoral combat ship, USS Independence (LCS 2) is pier side during her commissioning ceremony. Independence is the second of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released) http://i48.*******.com/2jd04rl.jpg
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PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 15, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) pulls out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment. Reuben James will be deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup/Released) http://i50.*******.com/2cfwr35.jpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 14, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits past the mountains of Morocco on her way through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean Sea. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)http://i48.*******.com/s11fko.jpg
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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) Medical staff from the U.S. Navy, left, and U.S. Coast Guard, right, treat earthquake victims at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard base clinic. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)http://i49.*******.com/16ab895.jpg
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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) A U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman treats an earthquake victim at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base Clinic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)http://i49.*******.com/50mzis.jpg
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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) A U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman treats an earthquake victim at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base Clinic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)http://i49.*******.com/11j6gs9.jpg
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MEDITTERANNEAN SEA (Jan. 16, 2010) Waves crash over the bow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). Carney is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Master at Arms Chief Anthony J. Sganga/Released)http://i46.*******.com/1y9wjl.jpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2010) Sailors aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) prepare to refuel a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sealift Command 28. Comfort departed Baltimore Harbor Jan. 16 to provide humanitarian assistance to Haiti, which was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The hospital ship includes one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S. and is able to provide a full spectrum of surgical and medical services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Jackson/Released) http://i47.*******.com/21dhh95.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 17, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Teddi Bringham, assigned to the Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, performs pre-flight maintenance on an EA-6B Prowler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) http://i46.*******.com/24vips9.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 17, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Miguel Trejo and Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Gregory Schroeder, both assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, perform pre-flight checks on an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released)http://i47.*******.com/15fspcl.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 17, 2010) Chief Air-Traffic Controller Loren Brown assists Air-Traffic Controller 3rd Class Anthony Schlund with fitting the new Navy Working Uniform aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)

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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Lt. Marlin Williams, a Navy chaplain embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), prays for a Haitian boy as he receives treatment at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Clinic. The boy was trapped under the bodies of dead family members in a collapsed building for seven days before he was rescued from the rubble. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Search and Rescue teams from France, Haiti, Turkey, Fairfax County, Va. and members of the U.S. Air Force 23rd Special Tactics Squadron place Hottline Lozoma, a 25 Year-old Haitian woman, on a stretcher after extracting her from the rubble of a collapsed market. Units from all branches of the U.S. military are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is anchored near the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Gunston Hall was diverted from its Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission to assist with relief and humanitarian efforts for Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)

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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter leaves the soccer field at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base to transport earthquake victims for further treatment at a different facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) A Haitian woman carries her infant son aboard an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a medical evacuation to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). The child was born Jan. 16 aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) while his mother was being medically evacuated from Haiti. Tahoma and Comfort are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Troy D. Miller/Released)

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KILLICK, Haiti (Jan 19, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Amanda Vasquez, from Liberty, Mo. assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76), administers an IV to a 4-year-old girl suffering from dehydration at a clinic at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Higgins was on her way home from a scheduled deployment when she was diverted to assist with Operation Unified Response relief efforts after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Curaron/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 launch boats from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry arrived on station Jan. 18 to support Operation Unified Response, a joint humanitarian assistance mission to Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 461 conduct pre-flight checks prior to take-off aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan, along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), is participating in Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 carries relief supplies to an area near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bataan, along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), is participating in Operation Unified Response(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) A landing signal enlisted (LSE) directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 to lift off from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit head toward the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan at the Morehead City, N.C. port, Jan. 15, 2010, to embark for a mission to Haiti. The 22nd MEU will deploy to the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation aboard the USS Bataan, Carter Hall and Fort McHenry to conduct sea-based humanitarian assisstance and disaster relief.

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2010) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embark aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during preparations by the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission for a disaster response to the nation of Haiti. Bataan departed Naval Station Norfolk to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) shown operating off the coast of Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti in response to the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake disaster.

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JACMEL, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Canadian Soldiers work with U.S. Navy Sailors and Haitian citizens to offload food and water from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 at the airport in Jacmel, Haiti. The Navy has 12 ships supporting Operation Unified Response in Haiti with approximately 11,000 Sailors, Marines, and civilians who are providing humanitarian and medical aid to the battered nation after it was struck by a powerful earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)http://i45.*******.com/2mg70va.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the combined crew of civilians and Sailors will begin to provide medical care as part of Operation Unified Response. The 1,000-bed hospital ship contains one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S. and has the capability to provide a full range of medical services to the battered Caribbean nation in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proano/Released)http://i48.*******.com/20saxx1.jpg
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CANAL DU SUD (Jan. 21, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Duimel J. Marquez, from Guatemala, runs back to the helicopter hangar of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) after placing a chock and chain on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Screaming Seagulls of Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron light (HSL) 46. Normandy is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole/Released) http://i48.*******.com/fz2ek5.jpg
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CANAL DU SUD (Jan. 21, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Ruben Benders, from the Dominican Republic, signals an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Screaming Seagulls of Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron light (HSL) 46, to turn off its engines after landing aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). The helicopter crew spent the day delivering humanitarian supplies in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole/Released) http://i46.*******.com/15f1tt3.jpg
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JACMEL, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Canadian soldiers and Haitian citizens unload food and water from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), at the airport in Jacmel, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2sbwt1j.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) An aerial view of Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti shows U.S. Navy helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) staging to deliver humanitarian supplies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i50.*******.com/w6z703.jpg
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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20, 2010) Harbor tug boats assist the fast-attack submarine USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) into her berth at the Port of Los Angeles. The arrival of the submarine kicked-off the 14th annual Navy Days L.A. celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeffrey Wells/Released) http://i45.*******.com/25r1ldz.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 20, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Chelsey Schmidt signals a pilot during an engine start sequence aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class ./Released)http://i46.*******.com/qx6xja.jpg
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BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits off the coast of Haiti while conducting flight operations supporting relief efforts on the ground. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan 20, 2010) A SH-60F Sea hawk helicopter, front, and a HH-60H Sea hawk helicopter approach the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Both helicopters are assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released) http://i50.*******.com/2z4wenn.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan 20, 2010) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i50.*******.com/muhftt.jpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 20, 2010) A Sailor prepares a catapult track for flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i46.*******.com/2llyalc.jpg
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NORFOLK (Jan. 19, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Ashley Counts, from Godfrey, Ill., uses a sound-powered telephone during a supply onload aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is preparing to depart Naval Station Norfolk to conduct carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released) http://i50.*******.com/iz26bs.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Air crewmen aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 delivers Haitian patients to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to provide medical attention. (U.S. Navy photo by Jim Garamone/Released)http://i48.*******.com/16iaxio.jpg
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NORFOLK (Jan. 18, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Daniel Kegel mans the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) as the ship prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk. The Nassau Amphibious Ready Group will support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Pankau/Released) http://i45.*******.com/i2kpqv.jpg
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BAIE DEGRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Fight deck crew members aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) carry a Haitian woman to the ship's flight deck triage for immediate medical treatment. The woman was one of 19 Haitians brought aboard Bataan during a mass medical evacuation from various areas around Port-au-Prince. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)http://i48.*******.com/5kixl2.jpg
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BAIE DEGRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) An air crewman assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 carries a Haitian child to the flight deck triage area aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a mass casualty environment. The child was one of 19 Haitians brought aboard Bataan during a mass medical evacuation from various areas around Port-au-Prince. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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BAIE DE PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) operates off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while participating in Operation Unified Response, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 30, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) mind the tending and distance line during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 1198). Fort McHenry is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released) http://i49.*******.com/34yqybq.jpg
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 28, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) pulls away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) following an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)http://i47.*******.com/2prcimo.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60, transports humanitarian supplies to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kim L. Hanson/Released)http://i47.*******.com/11idbu1.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conducts humanitarian assistance operations near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Comfort is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photos by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist J. L. Chirrick/Released)http://i49.*******.com/29cqmnb.jpg
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 29, 2010) A MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, prepares to land aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) near the coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)http://i49.*******.com/n2yfye.jpg
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 27, 2010) Fight deck directors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) launch an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (MMV) 162. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)http://i48.*******.com/16920le.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) U.S. Navy Capt. Richard Sharpe helps U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C., unload stretchers from an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter at a medical evacuation site in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sharpe, the on-site commander of the landing zone, is responsible for evaluating the severity of injuries and order of precedence for patients to be transported to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) for treatment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Wilson/Released)http://i46.*******.com/muwmqh.jpg
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BAY OF BENGAL (Jan. 29, 2010) An SA-330J Puma helicopter, assigned to the military sealift command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), delivers supplies to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the maritime strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i47.*******.com/nd6g40.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 29, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Lindsey Poole, kneeling, from Roseburg, Ore., checks the status of an M-16 rifle while Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Wilson, from Marshfield, Mo., evaluates downrange targets during a live-fire qualification aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California in support of pilot carrier qualifications for fleet replacement squadrons and naval air training command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Dille/Released)http://i45.*******.com/xp4uow.jpg
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EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 28, 2010) Fire Controlman prepare to load a RIM-7P into the Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is conducting a spring patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)

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PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Feb. 7, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives in Port Klang for a scheduled port visit to Kuala Lumpur. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i47.*******.com/nqu3qw.jpg
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ANDAMAN SEA (Feb. 6, 2010) An F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, launches & recover from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2wd4vfm.jpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb.5, 2010) Cmdr. C. Wesley Bannister, commanding officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, and prospective commanding officer Cmdr. Miguel Peko pilot E-2C Hawkeye aircraft during a change-of-command ceremony above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i45.*******.com/25fhedc.jpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb.5, 2010) Cmdr. Miguel Peko, prospective commanding officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, lands an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change-of-command ceremony. Carl Vinson is taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift from Norfolk to San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i45.*******.com/2wlt5ph.jpg
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ANDAMAN SEA (Feb. 6, 2010) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Martha Moreno cleans the engine compartment of an aircraft tow tractor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i49.*******.com/onsec.jpg
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KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kisha Wright, from Valdosta, Ga., assigned to the medical department of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), applies an anti-bacterial ointment to the upper forehead of a Haitian child in the recovery ward at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Gunston Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released) http://i47.*******.com/15ochvp.jpg
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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Lamonica Holt directs the movements of the flight deck refueling team with a sound powered phone aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Cobra Gold 2010 as part of a spring patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew R. Smith/Released)http://i48.*******.com/2heyr6q.jpg
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ANDAMAN SEA (Feb. 6, 2010) Quarter Master Seaman Apprentice Dustin Smith uses a laser range finder to check the distance and range in preparation for a replenishment at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz(CVN 68).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i47.*******.com/2n84dnm.jpg
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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Marvin Irizarry checks the purity of JP-5 aircraft fuel in the quality assurance lab aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Cobra Gold 2010 as part of a spring patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew R. Smith/Released)http://i48.*******.com/281sd41.jpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb.5, 2010) Cmdr. C. Wesley Bannister, commanding officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, boards an E-2C Hawkeye aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)http://i47.*******.com/2u8xawi.jpg
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ANDAMAN SEA (Feb. 5, 2010) Rescue swimmers test the currents before an early morning swim call for Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i48.*******.com/ayojzk.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 7, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Tione M. Williams directs an SA-330J Puma helicopter as two Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9) attempt to attach a cargo pennant during a vertical replenishment. Denver is part of the forward deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a spring patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)http://i45.*******.com/e7jz42.jpg
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ULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 8, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) leads U.S., Thai and Korean ships in formation during Cobra Gold (CG) 2010. Cobra Gold is a joint and coalition multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2llfyg4.jpg
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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2010) Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Emilio Wilson takes the blood pressure of an evacuee during a non-combatant evacuee operation drill aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)http://i50.*******.com/n4eber.jpg
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HAT YAO, Thailand (Feb. 6, 2010) A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter approaches the Royal Thai navy ship HTMS Mannok (LCU 781) during a Cobra Gold 2010 non-combatant evacuation demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)http://i47.*******.com/1j99pv.jpg
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HAT YAO, Thailand (Feb. 6, 2010) Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters arrive at Hat Yao Beach from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as part of a non-combatant evacuation operation demonstration during Cobra Gold 2010

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 1, 2010) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Jenn Deans, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, inspects a helicopter engine at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. HM-15 is supporting Operation Unified Response in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devestated the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)http://i46.*******.com/351wxaw.jpg
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) lower a rigid hull inflatable boat into the water for Marines to aid relief efforts ashore. Ashland is deployed as part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

Rattfink
02-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Great set of shots Popeye. Thanks for posting.

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BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 18, 2010) USS Constitution is towed from her mooring at Boston National Historical Park and turned around in Boston Harbor during a major three-year restoration. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and America's Ship of State. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Mark Alexander/Released)

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ROTA, Spain (Feb. 18, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) pulls into Naval Station Rota. Mesa Verde is the first amphibious transport dock ship to visit Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Jan Hammond/Released)

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NORFOLK (Feb. 18, 2010) Sailors man the rail as the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returns to Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-month deployment. Donald Cook deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott B. Boyle/Released)

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Feb. 16, 2010) The United States Marine Band, Color Guard and Joint Service pallbearers lead the burial service of Congressman of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, the Honorable Mr. John P. Murtha. Murtha died from complications after gall bladder surgery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Corporal Charles M. Groff/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./ Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./ Released)

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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 21, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) arrives in Port Louis, Mauritius during an Africa Partnership Station East port visit. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) takes on fuel from the Nimitz-class carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an underway replenishment near South America. Both ships are participating in Operation Southern Seas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 21, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting Spring Patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 21, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting Spring Patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) A merchant seaman aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) hooks a pallet of supplies to the bottom of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment with the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Elan Landin directs aircraft from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 15 after a supply drop-off aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) conducts a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 19, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Michael Martin inspects aircraft equipment in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 21, 2010) An aerial view of the White Beach logistical compound established by Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 at Varreoux Beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ACB-2 is conducting construction, humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)

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BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a vertical replenishment Feb. 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 19, 2010) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) load mail onto a helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a vertical replenishment at sea. The Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 17, 2010) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) unload supplies from an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Wilson/Released)

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I think that's the most CH-53's I've ever seen on a deck at once.

bd popeye
02-19-2012, 04:20 PM
I think that's the most CH-53's I've ever seen on a deck at once.

Check out the USS Midway CVA-41 flight deck during Frequent Wind April 29th 1975.. Those are not all USMC helos. Eight of those are USAF Jolly Green Giants. The blades did not fold..

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bd popeye
02-19-2012, 04:40 PM
USAF account of being aboard the "Magic" i.e. Midway.


About a week after Eagle Pull we departed NKP for U-tapao, AB, Thailand we didn't know what was going on until we got to U-tapao. Of course we heard of the events in Viet Nam from our Armed Forces Radio. At any rate we got the aircraft bedded down at U-tapao and we got the word of where we were headed, the aircraft carrier group off the coast of Viet Nam. Just about everyone made a trip to the class 6 store to stock up for the TDY.

We left U-tapao the next morning this must have been around the 18th of April 75, We flew direct to the USS Midway seems to me it took about 8 hours of flying time. We of the 56 SOW had 650 gallon drop tanks versus the 450 on the 40th aircraft so they had to refuel in flight to the Midway.

I flew on the CH-53 with the CO of the 21st Lt. Col John Denham (who incidentally was the wing Stan Eval pilot when I was in 43's at Zaragoza Spain and Bitburg Germany, got a couple check rides with him). When we got on the Midway we found out the Navy was a whole different world than that of the Air Force. They treated us well and we were all assigned to different organizations on the ship that were compatible with our AFSCs.

However we did screw up there whole operation and about ran them out of fresh water the first day we were there. When they had a drill we mostly went the wrong way through the passages and up and down the ladders. It was a great experience and I think just about everyone appreciated the AF a little more after our stay there.

I think we were out there about 12 days before the American ambassador gave us the ok to launch into Viet Nam. Until that day we had a few training flights but mostly sat around after inspecting and re-inspecting and running up the aircraft every few days. Oh the Navy liked us to move the helicopters a lot. We would tow them to the bow, then to the canted deck, then the fantail, then start over again.

And any time there was a black cloud out there in the Gulf they would sail the ship right under it and we would all get wet. We first took 6 CH-53's from the 21st and 4 HH-53's from the 40th. After the 56th got two more aircraft operational they came to the Midway and 2 of the HHs went back to Thailand. The Admiral made the decision after he found out how much more the CH could carry, after all we didn't have PJ's and all their luggage.

I think we stared Frequent Wind on around the 29th, Saigon fell on the 30th. We carried over 2000 people out and my aircraft, with Maj. Carson flying it, flew 20 hours straight. We did hot refueling and running crew changes. One time it landed with 91 or 92 people on it. We didn’t have troop seats and everyone was standing.

We even carried the last of the Marines out, they even had the Embassy shield off the Embassy. Told us they shredded over 6 million in US currency. The civilians were handing out Dong (Vietnam currency) as it was now worthless.

It was a time to be proud to be part of this but at the same time it was sad seeing all these people fleeing for their lives with little or nothing. After the evacuation was over we put all our aircraft towards the bow and the Hueys and Chinooks started coming in. You could not believe it, there were helicopters everywhere.

General Key landed there and one of his Generals walked up to me and asked Air Force? U S Air Force? as I was wearing Jungle fatigues. He just couldn't believe the Air Force was out there.

We even had a Vietnamese 0-2 land on the deck with pilot, wife and 3 or 4 kids in it. It is now at the Pensacola Naval museum. The Midway is a floating Museum in San Diego now and I need to go see her.

The ship sailed to off the coast of Thailand and all told we were on it 18 days. We flew into U-tapao once again and could see the ship sitting off the coast, it was big.

There were planes everywhere at U-tapao, from Viet Nam they flew anything out they could get their hands on. They were on the ramps, in the grass everywhere, have never seen anything like it, C-46, C-47, C-119, C-123’s, commercial aircraft, T-37 and T-38's and many more. There were a lot of Hueys and as soon as a Huey landed painters were out there painting Thai markings on them and flying them out to other bases.

We got the job of slinging T-37 and 38's to the Midway to return to US. After we dropped two in the Gulf they trucked them to Sattihip and hoisted them aboard with cranes. We punched one when the 53 blew a damper and one had the sling break. This was really neat being part of history. Every once in a while I see videos of our helicopters on TV.

The Mayaguez was next. It is hard to believe these same helicopters now called Pave Low are still flying, 32 years later. I hope every one of them gets a reprieve and a home in a museum with the honor they deserve. (Jim Duffy)

C.Puffs
02-19-2012, 05:09 PM
Thanks! ..........

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 9, 2010) Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh and Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Trautman, both assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), prepare to dive into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Grapple is assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces during recovery operations of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)http://i48.*******.com/e6euzp.jpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 6, 2010) Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 submerge a MK-16 Mod 1 underwater breathing apparatus to check for leaks before a dive off the coast of Lebanon. Both units are embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)http://i48.*******.com/vno5rt.jpg
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 17, 2009) Children from The Sullivans Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan watch an explosive ordnance disposal Pac Bot remote-controlled vehicle demonstration. Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 provided the exhibition as part of a career-sharing lesson. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mike R. Mulcare/Released)http://i49.*******.com/33b35uv.jpg
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CORONADO, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2010) Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDs) students participate in Surf Passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Surf Passage is one of many physically demanding evolutions that are a part of the first phase of SEAL training. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. special forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)http://i49.*******.com/mb322r.jpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 16, 2010) A Sailor directs the landing of an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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HONG KONG (Feb. 17, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Wingcheung Lam, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, takes part in a press conference aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are deployed to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability in the Western-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)

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HONG KONG (Feb. 17, 2010) Sailors take part in a press conference during a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are currently deployed to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability in the Western-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)

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BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 18, 2010) USS Constitution is towed from her mooring at Boston National Historical Park and turned around in Boston Harbor during a major three-year restoration. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and America's Ship of State. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Mark Alexander/Released)

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ROTA, Spain (Feb. 18, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) pulls into Naval Station Rota. Mesa Verde is the first amphibious transport dock ship to visit Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Jan Hammond/Released)

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NORFOLK (Feb. 18, 2010) Sailors man the rail as the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returns to Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-month deployment. Donald Cook deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott B. Boyle/Released)

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Feb. 16, 2010) The United States Marine Band, Color Guard and Joint Service pallbearers lead the burial service of Congressman of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, the Honorable Mr. John P. Murtha. Murtha died from complications after gall bladder surgery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Corporal Charles M. Groff/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./ Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 22, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./ Released)

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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 21, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) arrives in Port Louis, Mauritius during an Africa Partnership Station East port visit. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) takes on fuel from the Nimitz-class carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an underway replenishment near South America. Both ships are participating in Operation Southern Seas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 21, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting Spring Patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 21, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting Spring Patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) A merchant seaman aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) hooks a pallet of supplies to the bottom of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment with the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 21, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Elan Landin directs aircraft from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 15 after a supply drop-off aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) conducts a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 19, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Michael Martin inspects aircraft equipment in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 21, 2010) An aerial view of the White Beach logistical compound established by Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 at Varreoux Beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ACB-2 is conducting construction, humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)

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BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a vertical replenishment Feb. 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 19, 2010) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) load mail onto a helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a vertical replenishment at sea. The Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 17, 2010) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) unload supplies from an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Wilson/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA, (Feb. 19, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Perry Avila, from Lahabra, Calif., assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), lowers the American flag after an underway refueling. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 19, 2010) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jonathan Vo, from Seattle, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), conducts training on the M16 service rifle with Sailors before small arms weapons qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 18, 2010) Chief Religious Programs Specialist Tshombe Harris, assigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, and guest speaker, Alphonso Braggs, chairperson of the NAACP, bow their heads in prayer during The History of Black Economic Empowerment presentation. Sailors assigned to Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group hosted the observance as a Black History Month event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) launches a NATO Sea Sparrow missile from the forward NATO mount. Makin Island is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting ship self-defense system operational testing and evaluation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Douglas Bedford/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) Service members conducting joint logistics over the shore operations at the main seaport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti off-load construction vehicles and equipment assigned to the U.S. Army 7th Sustainment Brigade from the British-flagged Crowley Shipper. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) Chief Gunners Mate Joshua Gordon, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during a refueling at sea. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of focus. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 18, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conduct an aircraft barricade drill. Carl Vinson is taking part in Operation Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 19, 2010) Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth Clements prepares to release a weather balloon from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to analyze atmospheric pressure and temperature. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (Jan. 21, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) operates off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Marines and Sailors carry Haitian patients from an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter after their discharge from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to an interim aftercare facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David J. Beall/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Matthew Trujillo, from Las Cruces, N.M., raises the national ensign aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) Marines from the 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, train with the Future Immersive Training Environment (FITE) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) virtual reality system in the simulation center at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sponsored by the US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), with technical management provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the FITE JCTD allows an individual wearing a self-contained virtual reality system, with no external tethers and a small joystick mounted on the weapon, to operate in a realistic virtual world displayed in a helmet mounted display.(U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) transits the Caribbean Sea during its maiden deployment. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2hy9r8g.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i48.*******.com/dcd3j7.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman James Gossard, assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i49.*******.com/2re1e1k.jpg
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DILI, Timor Leste (Feb. 25, 2010) Australian International Security Force pilots conduct deck-landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) after a port call to Dili, Timor Leste. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)http://i50.*******.com/2q02gip.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A Marine Corps pilot and crew chief conduct preflight safety checks on their aircraft before flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is underway conducting an integration training exercise in preparation for a scheduled 2010 deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released) http://i47.*******.com/35mmjih.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A member of the flight crew folds the wings of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released) http://i50.*******.com/f2j3vs.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i45.*******.com/2vuiwpk.jpg
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PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Feb. 23, 2010) U.S. service members, Haitian citizens, and Chilean U.N. troops unload medical supplies from a U.S. Marine Corps MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter. Several U.S. and international military and non-governmental agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Victoria Brayton/Released)http://i49.*******.com/2cy5vds.jpg
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ROTA, Spain (Feb. 22, 2010) The Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe rock band, The Flagship, perform for the crew of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as the ship arrives at Naval Station Rota for a port visit. Gunston Hall is deployed as the main platform for Africa Partnership Station West. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released) http://i48.*******.com/1hzbcp.jpg
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KINGS BAY, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) prepares to get underway from the Magnetic Silencing Facility after completing a four-day electromagnetic trial period at the Trident Refit Facility at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. (U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington/Released) http://i48.*******.com/2wd52k3.jpg
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 24, 2010) Deck department Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) attach a pelican hook to an anchor chain in the forecastle. George Washington is in a selective restricted availability in its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rachel N. Hatch/Released)

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Pararescuemen from the 31st Rescue Squadron send emergency equipment dwon from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during the unit's Rescue Fest Feb. 20, 2010, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Many servicemembers and their families watched demonstrations of the squadron's mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Lake)

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CARIBBEAN SEA, (Feb. 19, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Perry Avila, from Lahabra, Calif., assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), lowers the American flag after an underway refueling. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 19, 2010) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jonathan Vo, from Seattle, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), conducts training on the M16 service rifle with Sailors before small arms weapons qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick ****son/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 18, 2010) Chief Religious Programs Specialist Tshombe Harris, assigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, and guest speaker, Alphonso Braggs, chairperson of the NAACP, bow their heads in prayer during The History of Black Economic Empowerment presentation. Sailors assigned to Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group hosted the observance as a Black History Month event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) launches a NATO Sea Sparrow missile from the forward NATO mount. Makin Island is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting ship self-defense system operational testing and evaluation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Douglas Bedford/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 20, 2010) Service members conducting joint logistics over the shore operations at the main seaport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti off-load construction vehicles and equipment assigned to the U.S. Army 7th Sustainment Brigade from the British-flagged Crowley Shipper. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) Chief Gunners Mate Joshua Gordon, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during a refueling at sea. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of focus. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 18, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conduct an aircraft barricade drill. Carl Vinson is taking part in Operation Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 19, 2010) Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth Clements prepares to release a weather balloon from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to analyze atmospheric pressure and temperature. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (Jan. 21, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) operates off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie/Released)

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Marines and Sailors carry Haitian patients from an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter after their discharge from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to an interim aftercare facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David J. Beall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes under a rainbow as Sailors from Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 participate in a "flight deck spell out" while transiting the Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

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AFGHANISTAN (Sept. 27, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 refuels with a British Royal Air Force L-1011 aircraft in southern Afghanistan after conducting operations in the Helmand province. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are providing support to coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz (Released)

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SUEZ CANAL, Egypt(Sept. 23, 2008) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) transits through the Suez Canal. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released)

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SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transit the Suez Canal. Ramage, Carter Hall and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transit the Suez Canal.

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RED SEA (Sept. 24, 2008) A CH-46E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 conducts a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

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SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) Seaman Brandon Lewis scans the horizon aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) while transiting the Suez Canal. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

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SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Suez Canal. Iwo Jima is deployed as the flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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WESTERN Iraq (Sept 22, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 27 make their way from an Air Force transport aircraft at an airfield in Western Iraq to start support operations in al-Anbar province area of responsibility. NMCB-27, known as the "Skibees," is deployed to Iraq and other areas of responsibility supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth W. Robinson/Released)

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SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) Adm. Pierre-Francois Forissier, Chief of Naval Staff for the French Navy, center left, and Adm. Mark Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, far right, observe the unveiling of a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-A0 197) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) steam together in the Indian Ocean. Peleliu is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) A Sailor aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-A0 197) attaches a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during an underway replenishment. Peleliu is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) The guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) steams in the Indian Ocean while conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curtz (FFG 38) is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group while transiting the Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Experts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

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(Sept. 27, 2008) Seaman Marshall Everett mans the starboard lookout as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) begins her entrance into Coronado Bay for a scheduled port visit. Stennis is transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises in preparation for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan M. Ilyankoff/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 26, 2008) Seaman Tracey Dowdy, from Boston, stands in formation with her fellow shipmates in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as she awaits the next pallet on load from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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Pararescuemen of the 31st Rescue Squadron return to shore after performing water rescue training using an inflatable zodiac boat off of Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Marasky)

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AFGHANISTAN (Sept. 27, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 departs a tanker track in Southern Afghanistan to head back to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while two other Hornets join a British Royal Air Force L-1011 aerial refueling aircraft. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2008) Quarter Master 3rd Class David Kaelin observes the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) through the "big eyes" aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 28, 2008) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The F/A-18E provides the carrier strike group with a strike fighter that has significant growth potential and increased range currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 26, 2008) Sailors lower ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an ammunition on load between Stennis and the Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32). Stennis is transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises, preparing for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 27, 2008) Sailors assigned to the deck department of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) heave a mooring line on the fantail as the ship moors pierside at Naval Air Station Coronado. Stennis transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises in preparation for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov/Released)

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WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Sept. 25, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling Gerson Rivadenera launches an SH-60 Sea Hawk during flight deck operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious assault ship and is part of the Expeditionary Strike Group forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Gomez/Released)

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RED SEA (Sept. 25, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Cody Rufener directs flight crew members during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

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RED SEA (Sept. 25, 2008) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) practice fast-rope techniques from a CH-46E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jennifer Hunt/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Matthew Trujillo, from Las Cruces, N.M., raises the national ensign aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) Marines from the 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, train with the Future Immersive Training Environment (FITE) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) virtual reality system in the simulation center at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sponsored by the US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), with technical management provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the FITE JCTD allows an individual wearing a self-contained virtual reality system, with no external tethers and a small joystick mounted on the weapon, to operate in a realistic virtual world displayed in a helmet mounted display.(U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) transits the Caribbean Sea during its maiden deployment. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i46.*******.com/2hy9r8g.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i48.*******.com/dcd3j7.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman James Gossard, assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i49.*******.com/2re1e1k.jpg
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DILI, Timor Leste (Feb. 25, 2010) Australian International Security Force pilots conduct deck-landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) after a port call to Dili, Timor Leste. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)http://i50.*******.com/2q02gip.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A Marine Corps pilot and crew chief conduct preflight safety checks on their aircraft before flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is underway conducting an integration training exercise in preparation for a scheduled 2010 deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released) http://i47.*******.com/35mmjih.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A member of the flight crew folds the wings of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released) http://i50.*******.com/f2j3vs.jpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i45.*******.com/2vuiwpk.jpg
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PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Feb. 23, 2010) U.S. service members, Haitian citizens, and Chilean U.N. troops unload medical supplies from a U.S. Marine Corps MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter. Several U.S. and international military and non-governmental agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Victoria Brayton/Released)http://i49.*******.com/2cy5vds.jpg
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ROTA, Spain (Feb. 22, 2010) The Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe rock band, The Flagship, perform for the crew of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as the ship arrives at Naval Station Rota for a port visit. Gunston Hall is deployed as the main platform for Africa Partnership Station West. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released) http://i48.*******.com/1hzbcp.jpg
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KINGS BAY, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) prepares to get underway from the Magnetic Silencing Facility after completing a four-day electromagnetic trial period at the Trident Refit Facility at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. (U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington/Released) http://i48.*******.com/2wd52k3.jpg
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 24, 2010) Deck department Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) attach a pelican hook to an anchor chain in the forecastle. George Washington is in a selective restricted availability in its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rachel N. Hatch/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 17, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Rick Shammel, from Hartford, Conn., signals the shooter as an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California for fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Releasedhttp://i39.*******.com/fuqoo3.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Ryan Freeman prepares to fast-rope during an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Barton/ Released)http://i39.*******.com/2db2bdw.jpg
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BREMERTON, WA. (MARCH 21, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails before arriving at Naval Base Kitsap. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are in transit back to homeport in San Diego after an eight-month deployment to the Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)http://i43.*******.com/2ij2r8i.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the coast of Southern California while conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX is a joint combined exercise conducted off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)http://i39.*******.com/70yft1.jpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2010) Lance Cpl. Stephen Gordon, left, from Fulton, N.Y., and Marine Sgt. Jarrell Williams, from Chesapeake, Va., hook supplies to a contracted SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a replenishment at sea. Nassau, the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Pankau/Released)http://i44.*******.com/eqa4hu.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Flight deck personnel test a catapult before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II/Released)http://i40.*******.com/5cc220.jpg
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CARIBBEAN SEA (March 20, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Andrew Van Norman, from Yucaipa, Calif., conducts maintenance on a tail rotor head aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is conducting operations off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Boyce/Released)http://i40.*******.com/jkipet.jpg
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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (March 19, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority after participating in Balikatan Exercise 2010, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between U.S. and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released) http://i41.*******.com/i1ffk7.jpg
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CARTAGENA, Colombia (March 19, 2010) Sailors man the rails as the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) approaches Cartagena, Colombia to begin a theater security cooperation port visit as part of operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i44.*******.com/2m6lao9.jpg
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This photos brings back memories.. That building to the left was the Port Services building for Naval Station Subic. They controlled the traffic in the bay and kept logs of all the ships arrivals and depatures...Back in the day.

SUBIC BAY, Philippines (March 19, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) oversee surrounding water for safety as the ship gets underway from Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority after participating in Balikatan Exercise 2010, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between U.S. the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)http://i39.*******.com/8zhe1c.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Nathan Wuiff, from Sugarland, Texas, directs an aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)http://i40.*******.com/s26rfa.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) crouch down as an F/A-18C Hornet from the Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)http://i43.*******.com/ibia95.jpg
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COLON, Panama (March 18, 2010) Cmdr. Randy Garner, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), looks on as Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Hill and Lt. Todd Sehl maneuver the ship out of the port of Colon. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)http://i41.*******.com/161mao.jpg
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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)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 5, 2010) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)http://i39.*******.com/24obokw.jpg
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CARIBBEAN SEA (March 21, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to land aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an underway replenishment. Bataan is conducting operations off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)http://i39.*******.com/2119ttv.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jeremy Fairman taxis an AV-8B Harrier aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar A. Dominquez/Released)

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WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) A Sailor assigned to the U.S. ceremonial guard presents arms while the National Anthem is sung during a ceremony celebrating the 117th birthday of the chief petty officer rank at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West delivered remarks honoring the chief's mess. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 29, 2010) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Geoffrey Martin, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, fires a GAU-17A gun from the bow of a riverine assault boat during live-fire battle drills. The squadron is participating in a three-day field exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

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RED SEA (March 22, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Josh Burns, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, deployed as a part of Combined Task Group 56.1, conducts a pre-dive check with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Rob Gangewer before open water dive instruction with the Mk 16 underwater breathing apparatus. EODMU-11 is conducting dive equipment familiarization and training with operations in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

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RED SEA (March 25, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Rob Gangewer, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, deployed as a part of Combined Task Group 56.1 pre-checks his scuba gear prior to an open water dive. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

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ROTA, Spain (March 25, 2010) Builder 1st Class Brandon Simons, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, monitors and places concrete for a new sidewalk at Naval Station Rota. NMCB-7 is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2010) Ordnance Officer Ensign Trisha Kutkiewicz stands bridge watch aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2010) Sonar Technician Surface 1st Class Nicole Ogir assists Operations Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Karo during watch aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) A formation of FA/18E Super Hornets, lead by an E-2C Hawkeye, fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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HONG KONG (March 29, 2010) Ship's Serviceman Seaman Breanne Markey assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), paints a doorways at Po Leung Kuk-Wong Chuk Hang, a care center for the elderly. Blue Ridge is in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Machinist's Mate Fireman Sherene Aun sorts metal to be properly disposed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting strike group sail exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released by Ensign Dusan Ilic/Released)

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KEY WEST, Fla. (March 29, 2010) The Navy's newest littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is moored pier side in Key West, Fla. Independence is enroute to Norfolk, Va., for commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel before sailing to its homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) Reconnaissance Platoon depart in a reinforced hull inflatable boat from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) to conduct a visit, board, search and seizure practical exercise off the coast of San Diego. Dubuque is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) for its upcoming 2010 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist1st Class David McKee/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches an arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) A Sailor signals the pilot of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 to start its engines aboard the Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) Lt. Scott Ryan inspects the jet blast deflectors before flight quarters aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Dustin Foster runs across the flight deck after removing tie down chains from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). Carney is assigned to the Eisenhower Strike Group deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

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HONG KONG (March 28, 2010) Musician 2nd Class Collin Reichow plays the trumpet during a performance by the 7th Fleet Band, Far East Edition, for audience members at the International Finance Centre of Hong Kong. Far East Edition is embarked aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) on a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 2nd Class Dirk Denton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jeremy Johnson, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Recruit Katherine Candie prepare to move a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 2nd Class Joseph A. McComsey/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Justin Rosell watches as an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Raging Bulls of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 37 is guided through the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting strike group sail exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released by Ensign Dusan Ilic/Released)

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GULFPORT, Miss. (March 31, 2010) Builder 2nd Class Jason Shurtz, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, is welcomed home by his two daughters and son at the training hall on board Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport. NMCB 74 is returning from an eight-month deployment in support of contingency operations in the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Equipment Operator 3rd Class Elizabeth Saranto/Released)

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PANAMA CITY, Panama (March 27, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base during a theater security cooperation port visit as part of operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A. C. Rainey/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts joint counter-illicit trafficking operations with the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8) in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 31, 2010) Rig crewmen disconnect fuel lines after an underway replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). Laboon is participating in Joint Warrior, a semi-annual event that encompasses multi-national and multi-warfare exercises designed to improve interoperability between allied navies, and prepares participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darius O. Jackson/Released)

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Maj. Jason Egan, Marine Attack Squadron 311 pilot, launches off the deck of the USS Peleliu in an AV-8B Harrier at night during the squadrons final predeployment exercise April 16, 2010. Six Harriers and approximately 80 squadron Marines left Yuma April 15 to participate in their third and final predeployment training evolution off the coast of California. The exercise, which began April 16 and is scheduled to end April 27, included the entire 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The squadron is slated to deploy to the Pacific and Indian Oceans with the 15th MEU in May. The remainder of the squadron deployed to Japan aboard the USS Essex with the 31st MEU in January. The last time the squadron deployed with the 15th MEU was in 2008. Photos by Cpl. Austin Hazard USMC

santana
02-25-2012, 06:02 PM
U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeTSOTIxdrw

bd popeye
02-25-2012, 07:42 PM
Awesome video..I like these also..

The United States Navy. The most Powerful force on Earth. A Global Force for Good..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GmuuVGrQIVU


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santana
02-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Elrod Sailor revisits his roots in Colombia



Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:30 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Wed Feb 22, 2012. By Ens. Willie Jeter | USS Elrod (FFG 55) Public Affairs Officer |


CARTAGENA, Colombia -- The USS Elrod (FFG 55), on patrol in the Caribbean as part of Operation Martillo - Spanish for "hammer" - has several Sailors who were born overseas. During a recent port visit to Cartagena, Colombia, one of those Sailors had a chance to revisit his roots.


Gunner's Mate Seaman (GMSN) Roberto Sabatino meets the challenges of everyday Navy life with an all-consuming passion. The spark for this passion can be found in his military lineage. Sabatino was born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia, a large Caribbean beach resort city located in the Northern, Caribbean coast region. His mother is a native of this region, which is also known as the hometown of major league baseball player Orlando Cabrera. Sabatino's father was raised in Chicago, Ill., and this is where Sabatino observed firsthand the meaning of honor, courage and commitment, the U.S. Navy's core values. His father was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantryman who served around the world. The distinctive military lineage of his family, however, does not stop there.


Sabatino's grandfather, Rafael Grau Araujo, is a retired Colombian Navy admiral. Araujo's life-long dedication to military service influenced two generations of his family. When asked who the most influential person in his life was, Sabatino proudly states, "It would have to be my grandfather."


Grau Araujo instilled in Sabatino a deep passion and respect for service and the Navy that left an indelible mark. His siblings also benefitted from his grandfather's influence, including Sabatino's sister, Alessandra, who served honorably for over four years aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4).

Through his family's lineage, Sabatino has a deeper appreciation for the Navy mission and what it means to serve. When Sabatino found out Elrod's deployment included a scheduled visit to his place of birth, his thoughts went to his beloved family. Elrod looked forward to hosting Sabatino's family for several weeks. Navies around the globe share many common bonds and it was "an honor to host Adm. Grau," said Ens. Marissa Jimenez, Sabatino's division officer.


The diverse backgrounds of Elrod's Sailors, including those from around the globe, contribute to mission effectiveness. The close ties between Colombia and the United States, familial ties in this case, will ensure the success of Operation Martillo and fulfill our motto as "A Global Force for Good."


Under direction of U.S. 4th Fleet, Elrod is currently on a six-month deployment in the U.S. Southern Command's (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility, in support of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo is a critical component of the U.S. government's coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.


U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners, and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.



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God Speed cousin!!!!!

bd popeye
03-31-2012, 05:02 PM
I found this prayer today.....


“Our Lord has called our shipmate to sail with Him in eternally calm waters forever free from the storms and tempests of mortal life. We honor and cherish the memory of our shipmate, but we do not mourn for him for he has found refuge in the great harbor of eternal peace. Rather, it is for ourselves that we mourn; for a good friend has slipped his moorings in the night and is no longer among us. We will miss his hand on the helm. We will miss his shoulder next to ours. We will miss his encouragement and counsel as we meet the storm and strife of life. We bid you Hail and Farewell, shipmate, until we drop anchor beside you at the last great Rendezvous.
“Mourn not for our departed shipmate who has sailed to the Port of No Return. He has at last dropped anchor in the harbor eternally secure from gales and raging seas of life. Let us find consolation for ourselves in the knowledge that when God so wills, we too will join him there, and with him enjoy eternal tranquility. The Soul departed in the Lord does not die, it returns to God, who is the Giver of Life.'

Halidon
04-01-2012, 02:06 AM
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santana
04-02-2012, 12:13 AM
USS Elrod Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay





By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- USS Elrod (FFG 55), currently supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South (JITF) counter-narcotics operations in the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility, visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, March 27-30.

Elrod, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, was in port for fuel, water and re-supply services. The crew was also provided opportunities to enjoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities and shop at the Navy Exchange.

"Elrod is deployed to the Fourth Fleet area in support of Operation Martillo, a joint and inter-agency effort to stem the flow of drugs through the littorals of the Caribbean," said Elrod Commanding Officer, Cmdr. John Callaway. "Visiting Guantanamo Bay is a great opportunity for crew rest and logistics in a port with superb Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities. We appreciate the hospitality and tremendous support available here."

Operation Martillo (Spanish for 'hammer') is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is being led by JIATF South, a component of SOUTHCOM. Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government's coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative. Fourteen countries are participating: Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

JIATF is a multiservice, multiagency national task force which conducts counter illicit trafficking operations, intelligence fusion and multi-sensor correlation to detect, monitor, and handoff suspected illicit trafficking targets; promotes security cooperation and coordinates country team and partner nation initiatives in order to defeat the flow of illicit traffic.





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bd popeye
04-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Henceforth, I shall frequently post USN pix in this thread. If any member desires to copy and paste the pix I post anywhere on line fell free to do! I have unlimited bandwidth from photobucket.p-) all members feel free to post any pix, videos or news and information you may have about the US Navy in this thread. Pictures of sea going US Marines are also welcome!

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 3, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, after an underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Cpl. Jessica Livingston, a Marine assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), cleans and preps .50-caliber tail mount for an MV-22 Osprey aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th MEU in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Cpl. Chris Miller and Lance Cpl. William Moore, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), replace a prop-rotor gear box on an MV-22 Osprey aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (March 30, 2012) Marine Maintenance personnel prepare to remove the engine of an AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Reinforced, in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Amber Hand runs away from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter after removing chocks and chains aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting Afloat Training Group 1.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Gunner's Mate Seaman Garrett Nelson, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) flight deck crew, checks the chains to ensure that the helicopter is secured to the flight deck. The exercise was part of the required evolutions in order for Shiloh to receive her flight deck qualification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 31, 2012) A closed-in weapon system fires live ammunition during a pre-aim calibration fire exercise aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2012) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team board the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independent deployers in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. This is the first year San Diego-based ships are also participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transits alongside. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) The amphibious transport dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepares to come alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for scheduled helicopter operations. New Orleans and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Gabrielle Dewitt holds the arresting wire while shooters Lt. Cmdr. Matt McKerring and Lt. Ann Gilson check for defects on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Andriana Genualdi/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 31, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Cynthia Okeh works on an EA-6B Prowler from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Douglas Revell/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (March 31, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Gregory Smith watches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 30, 2012) Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) load ammunition into a close-in weapon system (CIWS) during an ammunition upload. Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with embarked Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

bd popeye
04-04-2012, 02:49 PM
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conduct a replenishment at sea. The ships are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (April 2, 2012) Seaman Recruit Cody Brown heaves around a line aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (April 2, 2012) A landing craft utility approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in Japan for a hull swap with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) participate in an replenishment at sea. Enterprise and Supply deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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SEPANGAR, Malaysia (April 3, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) moors alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) as part of a coordinated tended mooring and theater security cooperation port visit. Louisville, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is on a deployment to the western Pacific region while Land is on an extended deployment to Guam serving as the U.S. 7th Fleet's lead afloat fleet maintenance activity from the ship's permanent home port of Diego Garcia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 1, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Christopher Bossier prepares the 25mm machine gun to be covered aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting Afloat Training Group 1.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Hurley/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Dwayne Foster, assigned to the air department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), directs an EA-6B Prowler onto a catapult for launch. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dean M. Cates/Released)

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WASHINGTON (April 2, 2012) The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard parades the colors at the start of the Chief Petty Officers' 119th birthday celebration and "Year of the Chief" kick-off at the Navy Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon/Released)

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CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (March 29, 2012) U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Platoon 741, Operational Support Unit (EOD OSU), Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, conduct helicopter rope suspension training from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. CTG 56.1 is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terrence Siren/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (March 18, 2012) A wave crashes onto the foc'sle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) while in the Arabian Gulf. Milius is on a routine deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ens. Robert Kelly/Released)

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (March 30, 2012) Capt. Greg McWherter, commanding officer and flight leader for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, leads a formation of F/A-18 Hornets during a looping maneuver at the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show 2012. The Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show was the fourth show site of the squadron's 2012 season. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Patricia Bermudez repeats a message to her hose team while practicing basic damage control techniques in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Kimberly Dean moves a jet engine in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 29, 2012) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 remove discarded formwork during a construction project in the Lashkar Gah district. NMCB-11 is constructing a compound for Marine advisor teams who will advise Afghan Uniformed Police and prepare them for the eventual draw-down of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael / Released)

Eugene Schmidt
04-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Nice stuff BD. Cool Blue angels shots.

EJ

Halidon
04-05-2012, 01:43 AM
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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is greeted by a skilled tradesman while touring the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)


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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert tours the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility and makes his way to the Start of Fabrication opening ceremony for DDG 1002. Greenert was given the honor of cutting the first piece of steel for the Zumwalt-class destroyer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) The President of Bath Iron Works (BIW) Jeff Geiger thanks the men and women of BIW for their dedication as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert applauds during the Start of Fabrication ceremony for Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert makes remarks at the Bath Iron Works Start of Fabrication ceremony for the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) An automated cutter idles over the first piece of steel to be cut for the construction of the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002 at the Start of Fabrication ceremony at the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert tours the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility with Maine state Sen. Susan Collins to view the progress of the Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, middle, poses for a photo with Maine state Sen. Susan Collins, the president of Bath Iron Works and ship project managers in front of the Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

bd popeye
04-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the kind comments and new photos gents!

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NAPLES, Italy (April 4, 2012) Chief Hospital Corpsmen Katie Ivey, right, Corey Anglin and David Ocheltree conduct morning colors at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy in celebration of the 119th birthday of the CPO ranks. The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. has designated 2012 the Year of the Chief, highlighting the history and contributions of the Navy chief petty officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sean Mulligan/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012) Hospitalman Patrica Ryan cleans a Sailor's teeth in the dental office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting Afloat Training Group 1.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Seaman Kirsten Shoener stands watch on the O-10 level of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

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CHAGUARAMAS COAST GUARD BASE, Trinidad and Tobago (April 3, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Kyle Weiss, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, hooks a lift bag to an object with the help of Trinidad and Tobago divers. Company 2-1 is deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) in support of Navy Dive Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) performs maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) participate in stretcher-bearer training during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) performs maneuvers off the coast of Honolulu during integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 finish maintenance on an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter as the sun sets on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Kenni Estrada stows a nitrogen hose on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducts a VBSS exercise in a rigid-hull inflatable boat for flag officer sea training (FOST). The ship is underway engaged in FOST, which assesses the ship's operational readiness for multiple battle situations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 participate in training on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (April 5, 2012) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Mark Jimenez, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, signals the pilots of a P-3 for takeoff. VP-1 is on deployment to northern Japan in support of U.S. 7th Fleet operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Darrius Wharton/Released)

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Kids love this sort of stuff!

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 4, 2012) Lt. Rodrigo Simoes, from Malvern, Pa., assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, explains the function of an EA-18G Growler to a child during a tour of the hangar bay. The children are participating in the Kids Camp Deployment, a program sponsored by the Fleet and Family Support Center and the Child and Youth Program, which is designed to give military children a chance to experience what life is like when their parents go on a deployment. The children participated in a boot camp-like setting with demonstrations and tours from various commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)

santana
04-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Elrod plays big role in Caribbean Sea coke bust
By Mark D. Faram (mfaram@militarytimes.com?subject=Question%20from%20NavyTimes.com%20reader) - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Apr 4, 2012 18:26:38 EDT
The Norfolk, Va.-based guided missile frigate Elrod intercepted a fast moving speedboat carrying 1,000 pounds of cocaine on March 22 in the Caribbean Sea, officials said Wednesday.
The bust was made “with assistance from the Royal Netherland Navy,” and is a part of the ongoing Operation MARTILLO, a multi-nation military and law enforcement engagement in the waters around Central and South America tasked with disrupting transnational organized crime shipments according to Lt. Cmdr. Cory Barker, spokesman for 4th Fleet in Mayport, Fla.
“The Royal Dutch Navy was doing a surveillance and detection mission and initially spotted the vessel,” Barker said. “They, in turn, vectored in the USS Elrod for the apprehension.”
Elrod’s own helicopter, an SH-60B from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light-60 embarked on the ship, also played a role in the bust by cutting off the vessel’s escape route while the frigate could get into position to launch its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Team to make the arrest, Barker said.
The helicopter crew also saw the vessel’s crew throwing the cargo overboard. That cargo that was later retrieved and tested positive as cocaine.
“A good deal of credit for this interdiction goes to the Dutch Navy and their dedicated air support,” Cmdr. John Callaway, Elrod’s commanding officer, was quoted as saying in a 4th Fleet news release.
“This interception and apprehension is an example of the strong teamwork aboard Elrod including the engineers providing the power for a sustained, high-speed pursuit, the helicopter detachment tracking the suspect vessel and the Coast Guard team who recognized the potential dangerous situation when the ‘go-fast’ boat began sinking,” Callaway said.
Operation MARTILLO — that means ‘hammer’ in Spanish — has been ongoing since early February and involves U.S., European, and other partner nation ships targeting illicit trafficking in the Caribbean.

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santana
04-06-2012, 04:58 AM
VIDEO


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbvN0Hq1Dk&feature=colike

Lawndart
04-07-2012, 05:38 PM
If only I could be fractionally this bad-ass..... :(


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Enjoy, and apologies if this is a repost.

Ace 227
04-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Here's the understatement of the century: Fighter jets are ****ing cool! lol

bd popeye
04-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Some fresh USN PIX! Enjoy!

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ARABIAN SEA (April 8, 2012) Sailors and Marines attend Easter Sunrise Service aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (April 5, 2012) USS Constitution is moored to her pier at night in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Thomas Rooney/Released)

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KINGSVILLE, Texas (April 4, 2012) Members of the Junior Enlisted Association at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, wash a TA-4J Skyhawk, one of the trainers on display in the NAS Kingsville Air Park, in preparation for the Wings Over South Texas air show featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. (U.S. Navy photo by Fifi Kieschnick/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) performs a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 193) just off the bow of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). New York and Iwo Jima are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Johnnie R. Robbins/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 6, 2012) An aircraft director signals to the pilots of an F/A-18C Hornet as the aircraft taxis to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 6, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) San Diego (LPD 22) arrives at homeport Naval Base San Diego after completing her maiden voyage from Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The sixth San Antonio-class ship is the fourth ship named for the city and will be commissioned May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/ Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 6, 2012) Sailors assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 prepare an E-2C Hawkeye for launch on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 6, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Alonzo Shaul inflates a life raft in the parachute loft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 6, 2012) Air Crewman 2nd Class Mike Bullard rappels in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Mills/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 6, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Carlos Acosta, top, and Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Trevor Lang prepare to paint the shroud of a propeller on a landing craft air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 5, 2012) Sailors from the air department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) launch a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 during flight operations. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). New York will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 4, 2012) Cpl. Daniel Cheung prepares special meals for Sailors and Marines with birthdays in the month of March or April aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Atlantic Ocean while participating in a divisional tactics exercise. Iwo Jima is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 4, 2012) Sailors raise one of the ship's anchors in the foc'sle of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

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SUEZ CANAL (April 4, 2012) A Sailor looks up at the Friendship Bridge from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while transiting the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Randy J. Savarese/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (April 9, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard is relieving USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 7, 2012) Members of the Office of Judge Advocate General help residents affected by the April 6, 2012 crash of an F/A-18D Hornet apply for aide services offered by the Navy. The aircraft damaged an apartment complex after crashing shortly after takeoff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash. (March 9, 2012) Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Paul Dammon greets his wife after the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) returns home to Naval Station Everett after a six-month deployment to Central and South America. Ingraham participated in counter transnational organized crime operations leading to one interdiction and seven disruptions of narcotic shipments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) look for foreign objects and debris prior to flight operations during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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GROTON, Conn. (April 5, 2012) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) conduct morning colors before embarking on a scheduled underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Prunera/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 7, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Derek Sterling and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kimberly Hunter shift colors on the flight deck as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) anchors in Chennai, India, for a port visit. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme RIchard (LHD 6) check email after several hours of flight quarters. The ship will be relieving amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 6, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Donte Ruffin from Yonkers, N.Y., pilots a rigid-hull inflatable boat to a barge alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The boat was used to taxi Sailors from the pier to a small barge to prepare the port side anchor for storage. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz/Released)

santana
04-10-2012, 04:20 PM
USS Independence departs for San Diego

Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) steams through the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Sailors from Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures, Detachment 1 are underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego after successfully completing testing on the MCM mission package.9th April 2012




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bd popeye
04-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Great pix of the Independence santana!..thanks to Vor33...

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RED SEA (April 7, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Chittenden signals for an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 to take off from the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). Sailors from Independence's Gold crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment 1 are underway for the ship's transit to San Diego after successfully completing testing on the mine countermeasures mission package. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) heave on lines during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during exercise Koa Kai. Koa Kai is the deployment certifications and training event for mid-Pacific surface combatant units. The Koa Kai exercise ecompasses Hawaii-based surface, submarine and aviation assets, and other commands within the Hawaii region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco/Released)

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CAP DRAA, Morocco (April 9, 2012) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) after pre-staging 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) assets in Cap Draa, Morocco, before the commencement of Operation African Lion 2012. African Lion 2012 is a bi-lateral training exercise between the United States and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces. Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is deployed with the embarked 24th MEU in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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SASEBO, JAPAN (April 9, 2012) Sailors assigned deck department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) secure mooring lines as the ship arrives in Japan for a hull swap with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (April 9, 2012) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) pulls out of Naval Station Mayport as the ship begins transit to her homeport of San Diego. Sailors from Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Squadron, Detachment 1, are underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego after completing testing on the MCM mission package. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary Granger Jr. , Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh, Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Damian Berg/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) A Sikorsky twin-engine helicopter lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independent deployers in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. This is the first year San Diego-based ships are also participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) flies the battle ensign during maneuvers off the coast of Kauai as part of maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independent deployers in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. This is the first year San Diego-based ships are also participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2012) Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and Sailors maneuver an AH-1W Cobra helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th MEU and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) conduct a pre-action aim calibration test fire of a 76mm canon. Simpson, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting theater security cooperation and maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian T. Glunt/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2012) Sailors and Marines stand by with chocks and chains as an MV-22 Osprey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) prepares for take off from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). Gunston Hall is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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ACAP DRAA, Morocco (April 9, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carlos Gonzales relays signals to a Humvee being offloaded from a landing craft air cushion into the well deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). Gunston Hall is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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04-13-2012, 09:07 AM
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BREST, France (April 10, 2012) Gunner's Mate Seaman Apprentice Deanna Nunemacher reaches for the American flag as it is lowered by Fire Controlman 3rd Class Whitnie Coulson to shift colors to the main mast as the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departs Brest, France. The ship is underway preparing to engage in Joint Warrior. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson, center, poses for a group photo with the Chief of Naval Operations Naval Shore Activity Sailor of the Year nominees, from left, Navy Diver 1st Class Andrew Strause, assigned to Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Detachment Sasebo; Fire Controlman 1st Class William Stanford II, assigned to Training Support Center, Great Lakes; Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Joel Pahati, assigned to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Sigonella; and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Maria Johnson, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2012) A landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 approaches the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), not pictured. Wasp is underway to participate in upcoming fleet week events in New Orleans, La. and Port Everglades, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Turner/Released

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2012) A landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 approaches the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), not pictured. Wasp is underway to participate in upcoming fleet week events in New Orleans, La. and Port Everglades, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Turner/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 12, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) practice shipboard firefighting during an Advanced Damage Control Firefighting class at the Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Center For Naval Engineering Firefighting School. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith & Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Paul Kelly/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 10, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Shelbey Croy takes visual bearings on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harry Andrew D. Gordon/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 9, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ryan Papanek, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kairis Livanios carry a simulated casualty during a fuel station fire drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 8, 2012) A Marine assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 performs preventative maintenance on the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 11, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Dwayne Foster signals as an Indian navy HAL Chetak (Alouette III) helicopter launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed participating in the Malabar Exercise with ships and aircraft from the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 11, 2012) An Indian navy Kamov Ka-31 helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in support of Malabar 2012. Malabar is a naval field training exercise to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 11, 2012) The Indian navy guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvir (D54) leads the Kora-class corvette INS Kulish (P63) during a passing exercise in support of Malabar 2012. Malabar is a naval field training exercise to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

Randy M
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bd popeye
04-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks for posting the great pix!

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(U.S. Navy photo illustration by Lt. Shawn Eklund/Released)

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It's about time..

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus announces the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson, designated DDG 1002, continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents and honors the nation's 36th president. The ship's sponsors, Linda Byrd and Luci Baines Johnson, daughters of the former president were present during the unveiling. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 16, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), left, and the French navy frigate FS Germinal are underway in formation. Mitscher and Germinal are underway to participate in Fleet Week events in New Orleans, La., April 17 through 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Preston Paglinawan/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 16, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) leads the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) during a passing exercise with Indian navy ships during Exercise Malabar 2012. Vinson, Bunker Hill, and Halsey comprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 and are participating in the annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise with the Indian navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 16, 2012) Equipment Operator 3rd Class Christopher Rawls, from St. Louis, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, during the construction of a bioswale in the City Park of New Orleans during a community service project. The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in New Orleans is part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class/Joshua T. Rodriguez/Released)

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PANAMA CANAL (April 15, 2012) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) prepares to exit the Miraflores Lock during the ship's first Panama Canal transit. The Miraflores is the last lock in the Panama Canal before the ship is lowered back to sea level on the Pacific Ocean side of the canal. Independence is underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

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AVONDALE, La. (April 14, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) is launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale Shipyard. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class ship and is named in honor of the county where passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93 crashed the hijacked airliner during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. USS Anchorage (LPD 23) is in the background. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Sharpshooters of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in the Pacific Ocean conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2012) Damage Controlman 1st Class Timothy Roney exits the scene of the fire while Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sandra Kimball and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Trisha Sawyer report to and from the repair locker and the scene during a fire fighting drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Aguirre/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) approaches the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during an underway replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Bunker Hill, Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (April 12, 2012) Chief Engineman Pascual Edjan, left, from the Republic of the Philippines, and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer Ulloa, from East Moline, Ill., both assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2), clean a pipe during command-wide sweepers in main propulsion plant 1 aboard the ship. All Independence Sailors, including the commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief, participate in sweepers in an effort to maintain cleanliness throughout the ship. Independence is underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Edwin Arlequin fires a .50-caliber machine gun off the port side of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) alongside Gunner's Mate Seaman Mark Lauderbaugh during weapons qualifications. Wasp is underway to participate in upcoming Fleet week events in New Orleans, La. and Port Everglades, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Preston Paglinawan/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2012) Sailors learn to evacuate personnel below decks from partially flooded compartments at the Shipboard Damage Control Trainer course at the Surface Warfare Officers School Learning Site at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2012) An instructor trains Sailors firefighting techniques at the Basic Aviation Fire Fighting course at the Surface Warfare Officers School Learning Site at Naval Base San Diego. The course covers the basic steps of combating a fire on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 14, 2012) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Iwo Jima is participating in Exercise African Lion 2012, a bi-lateral exercise between U.S. and Moroccan forces, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Victoria Williams places markers on the flight deck control board during flight quarters aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN, At Sea (April 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Hannah Marihugh receives directions while moving an AH-1N Cobra helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise African Lion 2012, a bi-lateral exercise between U.S. and Moroccan forces, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 12, 2012) Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) clean weapons aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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CAP DRAA, MOROCCO (April 12, 2012) A Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 lands on the Moroccan beach of Cap Draa after departing the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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CAP DRAA, MOROCCO (April 12, 2012) An MH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 (Reinforced) transports supplies to a training camp at Cap Draa, Morocco. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), embarked aboard aboard ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed participating in Exercise African Lion 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 16, 2012) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jordan T. Buttolph/Released)

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HMNB CLYDE, Faslane, UK (April 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) heave a brow from the pier onto the ship upon pulling HMNB Clyde. The ship is underway preparing to engage in exercise Joint Warrior. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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WASHINGTON D.C. (April 13, 2012) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to charge the fountains during the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amara R. Timberlake/Released)

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My sincererist condolences to his family

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 10, 2012) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard conduct the interment of Capt. Tushar R. Tembe, who died suddenly Nov. 8, 2011. Tembe was the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) from August to November 2011. Harry S. Truman is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Montgomery/Released)

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HILO, Hawaii (April 12, 2012) The Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37) visits Hilo, Hawaii, to participate in the 49th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Crommelin sailors will have the chance to attend hula competitions and participate in the Merrie Monarch Royal Parade in downtown Hilo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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04-18-2012, 09:45 AM
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MISSISSIPPI RIVER (April 17, 2012) Col. Mathew G. St. Clair, commanding officer of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in a replica of a Marine uniform worn during the War of 1812. Wasp is in New Orleans April 17-23 for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Fleet Week. The commemoration is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought in that conflict, who have served in our nations's conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world today. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

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LEXINGTON, Mass. (April 16, 2012) Lt. Albert R. Sharlow, operations officer assigned to USS Constitution, marches in the Lexington Patriots' Day Parade. Patriots' Day is a civic holiday celebrated by Massachusetts and Maine commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 16, 2012) An aircraft director guides an F/A-18 Hornet onto the bow catapults for launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed participating in Exercise Malabar 2012 with ships and aircraft from the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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BAY OF BENGAL (April 14, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) transit in formation with Indian navy ships during Exercise Malabar 2012. Carl Vinson, Bunker Hill, and Halsey are part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, and are participating in the annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise with the Indian navy to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 15, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 prepares to launch on afterburner shortly after sunset aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed participating in Exercise Malabar 2012 with ships and aircraft from the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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RED SEA (April 16, 2012) An aircraft handler signals to an AH-1Z Cobra helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 268 (Reinforced) as it takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kory Alsberry/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 16, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jovie Tanele offers a Hawaiian lei during a remembrance ceremony for the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Sigsbee (DD 502) aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). The ceremony paid respects to the 23 Sailors whose lives were lost when a kamikaze suicide plane struck Sigsbee on April 14, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as the commanding officer of Sigsbee during the battle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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FASLANE, Scotland (April 16, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) lower a brow to the pier as the ship prepares to depart Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde. Forrest Sherman is underway participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2012. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 16, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 21 and LCAC-81 maneuver into the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Balikatan 2012, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. Navy, Marines and armed forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (April 14, 2012) Sailors assigned to the French navy anti-air frigate FS Cassard (D 614) ride in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (April 17, 2012) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrives for The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in New Orleans. The events in New Orleans are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles E. White/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 18, 2012) Gas Turbine Systems Technician 2nd Class Christopher Bush, left, Gas Turbine Systems Fireman Marquis Villery, Gas Turbine Systems 3rd Class Paris Williams, and Gas Turbine Systems Fireman Jordan S. Delaney, all four assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), walk along Bourbon Street in New Orleans during the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The events are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class/Jacob Sippel/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Sailors wait to deliver the remains of fallen shipmates to the sea during a burial at sea ceremony on elevator four aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in transit to homeport Bremerton, Wash. after successfully completing fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Sailors bow their heads in prayer during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in transit to homeport Bremerton, Wash. after successfully completing fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Johndro/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2012) Seaman Recruit Gabrielle Yakupchine sands a windlass in the forecastle of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonteil Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2012) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Katie Sylvester, left, and Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Eric Rainey conduct maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kathleen L. Church/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (April 18, 2012) Machinist's Mate Fireman Diep Huynh relays a message to damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West poses for photos with Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). West's visit to Mustin is part of a two-day tour of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Lauren Byrne directs aircraft movement from flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 16, 2012) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class James Ramsay climbs a caving ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 16, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Franz Greve stands rear security during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 16, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Franz Greve stands rear security during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 18, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Todd Curlin, assigned to Navy Recruiting District New Orleans, feeds various types of fish on display at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas during The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration events in New Orleans. The events are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class/Joshua T. Rodriguez/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Damage Controlman Fireman Caroline Marlin explains proper hose-handling technique to Personnel Specialist Seaman Victoria Howard during a training evolution aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The evolution is conducted in order to provide advanced damage control training and firefighting techniques so that Sailors can more effectively fight fires. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Logan Meyer/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (April 16, 2012) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Keith Jardine, right, demonstrates grappling moves during an exhibition in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Jardine and Rich Franklin, both UFC superstars, visited the ship to meet U.S. Sailors and Marines and sign autographs as part of a regional United Service Organization (USO) tour. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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YORKTOWN, Va. (April 18, 2012) A crane moves a missile crate into the vertical launching system aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is preparing to deploy to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Religious Specialist 2nd Class William Jones commits the remains of a fallen shipmate during a burial at sea ceremony on elevator four aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Members of the honor guard stand at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony on elevator four aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (April 6, 2012) Lt. j.g. John Connors, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 4 intelligence officer, operates a MSRON-4 patrol boat during a training mission. MSRONs were created to execute the unique mission of protecting U.S. ships around the clock while in port. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Caya/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 15, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Deena Vanderhye fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire qualification on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is in the Pacific Ocean conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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APRA HARBOR, Guam (April 19, 2012) The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) arrives at her new homeport at Naval Base Guam after completing a change of homeport from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Chicago is assigned to Submarine Squadron 15, the Navy's only forward deployed submarine squadron, providing maintenance, training, logistics and administrative support for the submarines assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corey Hensley/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 17, 2012) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Michael Dasilva, assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 11, stands watch at the forward machine gun mount while patrolling San Diego Bay during their final evaluation problem. The evaluation determines the readiness of the squadron to conduct maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (April 8, 2012) Marines and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 conduct a bridge crossing during a week-long jungle warfare training course at Jungle Warfare Training Center. The center occupies 17,500 acres of jungle in northern Okinawa and provides instruction to prepare Marine and Joint Forces for combat in a dense jungle environment. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael B. Watkins/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 18, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Daniel Caraker fires an M240 machine gun at a floating target during a live gunnery exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 18, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) fires a MK 45 5-inch gun during a live gunnery exercise. Cape St. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Francine Garcia, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), prepares the phone and distance line before Blue Ridge conducts an underway replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norman/Released)

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HMAS STIRLING, Australia (April 22, 2012) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives at HMAS Stirling for a visit as part of its deployment to the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Tyheem Sweat/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 22, 2012) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Airman Charlene Logsdon, assigned to the Air Department's V-2 Division, hands out free water bottles to Sailors to reduce waste during an Earth Day celebration on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 20, 2012) Sailors search for a simulated fire in one of the main spaces of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a main space fire drill. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2012) Sailors play basketball in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (April 21, 2012) The aviation ordnanceman team assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 downloads a SLAM-ER captive air training missile from a P-3 aircraft. VP-1 is on deployment to northern Japan in support of U.S. 7th Fleet operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darrius Wharton/Released)

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RED SEA (April 19, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Cody Bernaiche watches as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Brandon Richardson performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun during a qualification exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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RED SEA (April 19, 2012) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Vincent Delisi supervises Engineman 3rd Class Kimberly Gambichler during an M240 machine gun weapon qualification exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 21, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Eric Mercier, assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, maintains a safety perimeter around spinning propellers as an E-2C Hawkeye prepares to taxi on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 21, 2012) Sailors assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 prepare an E-2C Hawkeye for flight operations on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (April 18, 2012) A Sailor directs incoming supply pallets into the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 20, 2012) Navy Counselor 1st Class Amy Bileck plays a traditional Jewish hymn during a Holocaust Observance Ceremony hosted by the American Heritage Observance Committee in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dean M. Cates/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Solrosita De Perio, left, assigned to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), and Johnny Blancher, cook at the Ye Olde College Inn, choose ingredients for the LA Seafood Cook-Off contest. The cook-off is part of Navy Week New Orleans, one of several events scheduled for the Navy-wide War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The events include a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Preston Paglinawan/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 22, 2012) Logistics Specialist Seaman Denise Roman reviews inventory aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 19, 2012) Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) lower a shipment of supplies onto the ship's deck during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 18, 2012) Sailors run to remove chocks and chains from a U.S. Marine CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is a part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Balikatan 2012, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. Navy, Marines and armed forces of the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 18, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class John O'Brien, landing signal enlisted, ensures all tie-down chains have been removed from a helicopter before take off on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2012) An aviation boatswain's mate stands by as an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2012) The steamship Natchez passes by the guided-missile frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45) on the Mississippi River during New Orleans Navy Week. DeWert is participating in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration, a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first city visit in the series. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark O'Donald/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2012) The guided-missile frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45) is moored along the bank of the Mississippi River during New Orleans Navy Week.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark O'Donald/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (April 23, 2012) Sailors run to man the ship during an exchange of command ceremony between the amphibious assault ships USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Essex (LHD 2). Bonhomme Richard is replacing Essex as the Navy's only full-time forward deployed large deck amphibious ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (April 23, 2012) Members of the honor guard assigned to the amphibious assault ships USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Essex (LHD 2) render honors during the official exchange of commands ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Emily Leeper, assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, performs maintenance on an aircraft engine in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 23, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following completion of an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. Russell and her crew of nearly 300 Sailors conducted a wide range of operations, including ballistic missile defense, maritime security operations, and oil platform defense. Additionally, the ship and her crew participated in multi-national exercises with NATO allies and Gulf partner nations in support of theater security cooperation and operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 23, 2012) Families and friends welcome home the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following completion of an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 23, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Justin Cox, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), greets his wife at the pier for the traditional "first kiss." Russell returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following completion of an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

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PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 25, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepares to moor at Port Everglades. Wasp, along with four other U.S. Navy ships and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter are scheduled to participate in the Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2012) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1681 departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2012) Seaman Alexandria Jones brings in a line during well deck operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 16, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts a replenishment at sea with the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387). Porter and Fort Victoria are assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. Fort Victoria is the flagship for CTF 151. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2012) Marine troubleshooter signals safety to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the Sharpshooters of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is in the Pacific Ocean conducting fleet replacement squadrons carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) takes off from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2012) Sailors sand angle irons in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria Rachel D. Melchor/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (April 23, 2012) Hospital Corpsman Justin Bell, left, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brian Ordille man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while departing New Orleans after a six-day port visit for Navy Week New Orleans, the kick-off of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Nine ships from six nations hosted visits by more than 110,000 people at their berths along the east bank of the Mississippi River. The celebration of the sea services honored the men and women of the military through public events and recognition and also provided an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of surface platforms, equipment and the skills of the men and women serving aboard. The commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought in that conflict, who have served in our nations's conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world today. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (April 22, 2012) A Sailor stands watch on the quarterdeck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on the last night with the San Diego-based crew. The ship conducted a crew swap with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) April 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (April 22, 2012) Sailors from the San Diego-based crew observe colors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for the last time before turning the ship over to the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The two ship's swapped crews April 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), left, transits alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), right, as the ships conduct a replenishment at sea during Exercise Joint Warrior 2012. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Pedro Deleon, front, communicates to the pilots of a Royal British navy helicopter using hand signals as they take off from the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). The ship is underway participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2012, which serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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PORT PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 25, 2011) Sailors & Marines man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as the ship arrives to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

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PANAMA CITY (April 20, 2012) Navy Diver 3rd Class Richard Burby, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, shows a Panamanian diver how to purge a buoyancy compensator during a scuba familiarization dive in Panama City. Company 2-1 is participating in Navy Dive-Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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PANAMA CITY (April 20, 2012) A Panamanian diver enters the water during a scuba familiarization dive with divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, in Panama City.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 24, 2012) Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during an all-hands swim call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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MANZANILLO, Mexico (April 23, 2012) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is moored in Manzanillo, Mexico, marking the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning in 2010. Manzanillo is home to the Mexican navy Pacific Naval Force and 6th Naval Region. Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment 1 are underway for the ship's transit to its homeport of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2012) Sailors test the aqueous film forming foam sprinkler system aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). While underway, Nimitz will undergo flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas G. Siniff/Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (April 23, 2012) Quartermaster 1st Class David Ratcliffe and Seaman Everett Harper raise the battle ensign aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) before getting underway for composite training unit exercise. Underwood will deploy after completion of the exercise to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE (April 12, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Terry Jackson and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Regenald Appiakubi, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40), double-check ingredients before assembling their grilled cheese contender. The team went on to earn the Judges' Choice award. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2012) Quartermaster 1st Class Sherman Haylock, left, supervises Engineman 3rd Class Josylin Harris as she takes down a simulated attacker, Seaman Ryan Sonday, during a security force qualification exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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MANAMA CITY, Bahrain (April 25, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus meets with the Crown Prince of Bahrain, His Majesty Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in Bahrain. Mabus is in Bahrain to meet with Sailors, Marines and family members, enhance our long-standing partnership with Bahrain, and discuss ways to further stability and peace within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (April 21, 2012) U.S Navy and Coast Guard personnel assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG-55) pick up bales of narcotics during recovery operations April 21, 2012 in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Army photos (? huh??) by Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (April 21, 2012) An aerial photo of the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG-55) taken April 21, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

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MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (April 19, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) moors pier side for a port visit. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 25, 2012) Capt. Marcus A. Hitchcock, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and Command Master Chief Gregg L. Snaza applaud as Cmdr. Kristin Piotrowski cuts the ribbon to officially open Starbucks. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flag ship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) A plane captain signals to the pilots of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) following an airborne change of command ceremony. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 25, 2012) Airman Terrance Park measures a length of arresting wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, flag ship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Rupp/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Moana Mustra monitors the speed and weight of aircraft launched and recovered from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonteil Johnson/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (April 24, 2012) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) transits the Gulf of Oman. Patuxent is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Rebekah Dalton monitors air traffic on an SPN-43 radar aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonteil Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Patricia Bermudez sews an enlisted surface warfare specialist patch to a Navy working uniform blouse in the parachute loft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Wade T. Oberlin/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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PORT EVERGLADES, Fla (April 25, 2011) Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as the ship arrives to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

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DA NANG, Vietnam (April 23, 2012) Vice Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, greets senior officers of the Vietnam People's Navy during a welcoming ceremony for Naval Exchange Activity (NEA) Vietnam. The event, held annually since 2010, promotes cooperation and understanding between U.S. and Vietnamese Navy participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell/Released)

Ordie
04-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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No missiles?

Sad sight.

bd popeye
04-27-2012, 01:52 PM
All the FFGs have been *****ped down..and there are 26 OHP FFG's serving the USN.

This is all she has..

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=1300&ct=4


Armament: Six MK-46 torpedoes(from two triple mounts); One 76 mm (3-inch)/62 caliber MK 75 rapid fire gun; One Phalanx close-in-weapons system.

Aircraft: Two SH-60 (LAMPS III) in FFG 8, 28, 29, 32, 33, 36-61

Dankster
04-28-2012, 07:11 PM
A guided missile frigate with no missiles!

bd popeye
04-28-2012, 10:56 PM
The USN FFG mission is to protect shipping, drug interdiction and ASW with it's Helos and torpedos.

The USN has plenty of ships with missiles..
60 Arliegh Burke class DDGs
22 Ticonderoga class crusiers
68 Submarines

Even all the aircraft carrier's have missiles..

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... this SCPO is a Seventh Fleet sailor..period..

SASEBO, Japan (April 29, 2012) Senior Chief Operations Specialist Kenny Debnam is saluted by the chief's mess as he is "bonged off" the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Debnam is transferring to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Essex is preparing to return to San Diego, having spent the past 12 years forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) A Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidate waves a flare during a simulated dive casualty drill while training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Dive training is the second phase candidates participate in during BUD/S. The Navy SEALs are the maritime component of special operations forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Canales/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 28, 2012) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) fires the MK-75 76mm/62-caliber gun during a live-fire exercise. Underwood is underway for a composite training unit exercise before deploying to Central and South America and the Caribbean for Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 27, 2012) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Sean Stageberg and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Rudy Picardo joke with a patient celebrating his 12th birthday at Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Four U.S. Navy ships, a submarine and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter are participating in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012, an event designed to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 27, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), left, and the guided-missile frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45) are ported side by side during Fleet Week Port Everglades. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Preston Paglinawan)

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MANZANILLO, Mexico (April 24, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Chittenden, from Dallas, Texas, lowers the ensign during evening colors on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) while in Manzanillo, Mexico, marking the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning in 2010. Manzanillo is home to the Mexican navy's Pacific Naval Force and 6th Naval Region. The Independence Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment 1 are en route to the ship's homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (April 17, 2012) Stephanie Reither, United States Department of Homeland Security Immigration Services, issues the oath of citizenship to Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fueling) Airman Wei Wu, a native of China, Machinist's Mate Fireman Junmin Jia, a native of China, Airman Marcglenn Orcullo, a native of the Philippines, Airman Edhessar Tungol, a native of the Philippines, and Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Karla Martinez, a native of Ecuador, on the mess decks of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is in Norfolk, Va. undergoing a maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Hannah Wilhide/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 18, 2012) Aviation Electrician 2nd Class Benjamin Yates adjusts a switcher for the blade fold system on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Squadron Light Four Eight (HSL-48) aboard the USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise before deploying to South and Central America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 27, 2012) Sailors conduct a firefighting drill on a simulated aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a general quarters drill. George Washington is in Yokosuka, Japan and making preparations to return to sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcos Vazquez/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 28, 2012) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) fires the MK-75 76mm/62-caliber gun during a live-fire exercise. Underwood is underway for a composite training unit exercise before deploying to Central and South America and the Caribbean for Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 26, 2012) Sailors guide in a fuel hose during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 26, 2012) Seaman Clayton Grauel mans a pilot's ladder as members of the Mauritania's navy boarding team climb aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) during a boarding exercise in support of Saharan Express 2012. Simpson is participating in exercise Saharan Express 2012, a regional maritime exercise focused on improving the communications and interoperability of West African countries to counter narcotics trafficking and proliferation in maritime environments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian T. Glunt/Released)

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04-30-2012, 12:25 PM
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CARIBBEAN SEA (April 21, 2012) An aerial photo of the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG-55) taken April 21, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)




This is the Ship where my cousin is deployed. he told me about their recently Drugs Bust in the Caribbean Sea. Almost two months ago they were visiting the Port of Cartagena, Colombia where my cousins family lives

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04-30-2012, 12:29 PM
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I've read some rumors about severe corrosion problems on the USS Independace.
Does anyone know if this is true? If so what could be the reason?

bd popeye
04-30-2012, 03:02 PM
I've read some rumors about severe corrosion problems on the USS Independace.
Does anyone know if this is true? If so what could be the reason?

google is your friend.. try these links..but check the dates and the source. Draw your own conclusions..

http://blog.al.com/press-register-business/2011/07/lcs_corrosion_no_serious_probl.html

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/shipbuilder-blames-navy-as-brand-new-warship-disintegrates/

It is my understanding as soon as Independence arrives in San Diego it shall undergo repairs.

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... this SCPO is a Seventh Fleet sailor..period..


A rare member of the US Foreign Legion.
I knew guys who spent their entire career with the 7th Fleet without returning to CONUS.
....and ended up retiring in the Philippines or Guam.

Ordie
04-30-2012, 03:17 PM
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I've read some rumors about severe corrosion problems on the USS Independace.
Does anyone know if this is true? If so what could be the reason?

It's common for the first of class vessel to have 'bugs'. It gets fixed with the rest of ships.

bd popeye
04-30-2012, 09:36 PM
A rare member of the US Foreign Legion.
I knew guys who spent their entire career with the 7th Fleet without returning to CONUS.
....and ended up retiring in the Philippines or Guam.

100% correct. Betcha this shipmate has spent the majority of his career assigned to the 7th Fleet.

DaGreatRV
05-01-2012, 10:47 AM
google is your friend.. try these links..but check the dates and the source. Draw your own conclusions..

http://blog.al.com/press-register-business/2011/07/lcs_corrosion_no_serious_probl.html

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/shipbuilder-blames-navy-as-brand-new-warship-disintegrates/

It is my understanding as soon as Independence arrives in San Diego it shall undergo repairs.


It's common for the first of class vessel to have 'bugs'. It gets fixed with the rest of ships.

Ah! that explains it. Aluminium, salt water and a diffrent metal don't play nice together.
Thanks guys.

bd popeye
05-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Dis-similar metals cause corrosion..then you add in sea water and sea air this equals corrosion.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 28, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Sean C. Miller maneuvers ordnance in an ammunition magazine during preparations for an ordnance off-load aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Seaman Jessica E. Morris prepares to rig an ordnance pallet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an ordnance transfer with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Kaley R. Vercande rigs a sling on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an ordnance transfer with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Jason X. Pabon signals the position of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during an ordnance transfer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Jorenged Font signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an ordnance transfer with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 27, 2012) James Woods, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flys an 800-square-foot American flag during a rehearsal for the Lauderdale Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Warrant Officer (SEAL) Keith Pritchett/Released)

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 27, 2012) Sailors inspect and repair a U.S. Navy Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 after it made a precautionary landing April 26, 2012 in an open field near Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. There were no injuries and the helicopter suffered no damage as a result of the precautionary landing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 29, 2012) Sailors attach ordnance to an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 during an ordnance transfer from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Dwayne Foster, assigned to the air department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 onto an aircraft catapult. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dean M. Cates/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 27, 2012) Interior Communications Electrician Fireman Rina Morales, left, receives instruction from Master-at-Arms 2nd Class James D. Johnson during a security reaction force-basic training course aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 27, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (March 20, 2012) F/A-18C Hornets assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Will Harris/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 27, 2012) Sailors prepare to move aircraft from an aircraft elevator into the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Rupp/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 27, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Nakisha Bowers cleans the catapult trough on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 27, 2012) An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor squadron (VMM) 261 (Reinforced) takes off during flight quarters aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with embarked elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 27, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Christopher Driscoll, left, and Damage Controlman 1st Class Kevin White, members of the color guard for Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, present colors during the christening ceremony of the steamboat American Queen on Beale Street Landing in Memphis. American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and is operated by the Great American Steamboat Company. American Queen is homeported in Memphis, Tenn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ty C. Connors/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 24, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Michelle Myers fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2012) Engineman 2nd Class Sam Housey operates a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

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WASHINGTON (May 1, 2012) Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley delivers remarks during the 70th anniversary ceremony commemorating the Battle of the Coral Sea at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The Australian wreath is laid near the Lone Sailor statue at the U.S. Navy Memorial to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. The battle took place in early May of 1942 and was a major air and naval engagement of World War II.(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) test fires an MK-15 close-in weapon system (CIWS) during a pre-action aim calibration fire exercise. Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) A plane captain signals to the pilot of an F/A-18C assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 during pre-flight checks on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Steven P. Lilly and Lt. Kent Davis direct an MV-22 Osprey landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) Quatermaster 3rd Class Courtney Hursey plots the ship's course on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman K. Ashley Lawrence/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 remove ordnance from an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 24, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class O'Bryant directs an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, Detachment 9, as it delivers supplies to the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508, supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Santini/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (April 30, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution furl the topsail on the main mast of the ship. Sailors assigned to Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills in preparation for possibly sailing the ship for the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William J. Clark/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (May 1, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Andre Payne, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, carries tie-down chains to an aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of resonsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (April 27, 2012) Sailors and government contractors turn hand cranks to raise a steam-powered catapult chamber from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The catapult is being refurbished in order to maintain operational effectiveness. Ronald Reagan is homeported in Bremerton, Wash., while undergoing a docked planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

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WAIPIO PENINSULA, Hawaii (April 27, 2012) The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) is moored in the state-of-the-art submarine magnetic silencing facility at Beckoning Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a ribbon cutting ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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BAHRAIN (April 24, 2012) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Stacie Shogan, a loadmaster assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 53, supervises the loading of a pallet aboard a C-130 Hercules. VR-53 provides logistics support for commands conducting maritime security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mark Schultz/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) Aircraft taxi on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in preparation of flight operations. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) Shooters on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) give the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 28, 2012) Sailors brace themselves as an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter lifts a pallet from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (April 25, 2012) Fire Controlman 1st Class Greg Carman & Yeoman Seaman Darrell Lambert, members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), climbs a quick-deployable ladder during a training event. Porter is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 28, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) connect a cargo pendant on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2012) The first of class littoral combat ships USS Freedom (LCS 1), rear, and USS Independence (LCS 2) maneuver together during an exercise off the coast of Southern California. The littoral combat ship is a fast, agile, networked surface combatant designed to operate in the near-shore environment, while capable of open-ocean tasking, and win against 21st-century coastal threats such as submarines, mines, and swarming small craft. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jan Shultis/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2012) The first of class littoral combat ships USS Freedom (LCS 1), left, and USS Independence (LCS 2), maneuver together during an exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jan Shultis/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2012) USS Independence (LCS 2) completes her maiden voyage with arrival in her homeport of San Diego. After two years of training off the coast of Florida, the ship's 23-day transit from Mayport, Fla. to San Diego marks the successful completion of testing of the Mine Countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines in a tactical environment. USS Independence also transited the Panama Canal and conducted a port visit and operations with the Mexican Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by LT Jan Shultis/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 lands on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), while the Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) sails alongside. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the bow of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 3, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen Airman Ryan Stubel and Timothy Jones moves ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Douglas Revell/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 1, 2012) Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, commander of Navy Medicine West, high-fives Army Spc. Ananda Doane on the mess decks aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Nearly 500 medical and support staff from Navy Medicine West are deployed aboard Mercy supporting Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic action exercise designed to work with and through host nations to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Puscian/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is underway in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Baker fires a .50-caliber machine gun while Gunner's Mate 2nd class Thomas Clary observes for safety during live-fire exercises aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Julius Allen, assigned to the Big Irons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, logs maintenance assignments aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 2, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher A. Dew gives signals to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 during a helicopter in-flight refueling aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Nick C. Scott/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2012) Information SystemsTechnician 3rd Class Elaine Macaranas, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), serves a food tray at Father Joe's Village. Twenty-five Boxer Sailors participated in the two-day community service event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Michael Schwartz/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey Willhoite, assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, inspects the engine tail pipe of an EA-6B Prowler in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2012) Construction Mechanic Constructionman Beau Dorenzo, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, guides a landing craft air cushion ashore. ACU-5 is deployed with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2012) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Christopher Robo, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, directs a Humvee as it debarks a landing craft air cushion. ACU-5 is deployed with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (April 30, 2012) Ensign George Bonebright, the Gunnery Officer aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), points out his great uncle's name at the USS San Diego (CL 53) memorial. Bonebright joined other San Diego Sailors for a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial on the memorial's dedication anniversary. The memorial in downtown San Diego was dedicated April 30, 2004 to commemorate the Sailors aboard the World War II vessel. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in her namesake. The ship is the sixth in the San Antonio class and will be commissioned in San Diego on May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Holly Boynton/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) is underway in formation during a live-fire exercise. Oscar Austin is part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

Don't know who Oscar Austin was??? You shall now..

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Oscar P. Austin

Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, (Rein), FMF.(Fleet marine Force)

Place and Date: West of Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, 23 February 1969.

Entered Service At: Phoenix, Ariz.

Born: 15 January 1948, Nacogdoches, Tex.

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an assistant machine gunner with Company E, in connection with operations against enemy forces. During the early morning hours Pfc. Austin's observation post was subjected to a fierce ground attack by a large North Vietnamese Army force supported by a heavy volume of hand grenades, satchel charges, and small arms fire. Observing that 1 of his wounded companions had fallen unconscious in a position dangerously exposed to the hostile fire, Pfc. Austin unhesitatingly left the relative security of his fighting hole and, with complete disregard for his safety, raced across the fire-swept terrain to assist the marine to a covered location. As he neared the casualty, he observed an enemy grenade land nearby and, reacting instantly, leaped between the injured marine and the lethal object, absorbing the effects of its detonation. As he ignored his painful injuries and turned to examine the wounded man, he saw a North Vietnamese Army soldier aiming a weapon at his unconscious companion. With full knowledge of the probable consequences and thinking only to protect the marine, Pfc. Austin resolutely threw himself between the casualty and the hostile soldier, and, in doing, was mortally wounded. Pfc. Austin's indomitable courage, inspiring initiative and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Source: Department of Defense.
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy.
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 3, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Hue City is taking part in the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

Why the name Hue City??


Battle Of Hue City

The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated more than 10,000 entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam.
Battle-1t.jpg - 3484 Bytes Situated in central Vietnam, Hue was the country’s cultural capital, a unique blend of French and Vietnamese influence. The Imperial City, it gracefully retained the glory of Vietnam’s past while its universities educated Vietnam’s brightest minds for the future. Hue was a symbol of everything the Vietnamese people admired and respected. For this reason, it was spared the terrible effects of war—until Tet 1968.
During the lunar New Year holiday of Tet—a very important week-long holiday celebrated all over Vietnam—the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army launched a massive assault on South Vietnam. They seized the American embassy in Saigon. They also seized the city of Hue and its population of about 140,000 citizens. This Tet Offensive began on January 31, 1968. The Battle of Hue lasted four weeks and cost some 142 American lives. Marines of the First and Fifth Regiments, fighting alongside the Army of the Republic of Vietnam’s 1st Division, were supported by U.S. Army 7th and 12th Cavalry Regiments, among other units, in the battle for Hue.
Battle-2t.jpg - 3484 Bytes North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces were driven out of Hue little by little as U.S. Marines retook the city one block at a time. The Marines retook the Treasury building, the university, the hospital, the Provincial Headquarters and, finally, the citadel. On February 26, 1968, the city of Hue was declared secure. U.S. forces remained another week to ensure the city’s safety.
U.S. Marine Seargent Alfredo Gonzalez was awarded the Medal of Honor for his fearless gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. Today, USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) honors the memory of this hero. Additionally, countless Silver Stars and Purple Hearts were awarded for other acts of heroism

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The shield's dark blue and gold are traditional Navy colors; red is emblematic of courage and sacrifice. The trident represents past and present and symbolizes sea power and the vertical launch system of USS Hue City. The tines of the trident represent the modern AEGIS cruiser capabilities of anti-air, land, and surface warfare, while the bottom spike denotes the ship’s undersea warfare capabilities. The crossed swords form a saltire with the upper and lower quadrants depicting the two Vietnams. The point where they cross illustrates the location and strategic importance of the battle for Hue. The smaller shield at center commemorates the U.S. Marines’ victory and the raising of the U.S. flag upon capturing the provincial headquarters in Hue. The crossed Navy cutlass and Marine mameluke sword also express strength through teamwork and cooperation, and are combined with a palm wreath symbolizing the battle and victory.

The crest's fortress recalls the citadel at Hue, which the U.S. Marines fought so valiantly to capture. The oriental dragon symbolizes both the fierceness of the siege and the fighting spirit of the crew of Hue City.

"Fidelity, Courage, Honor" represent the finest qualities of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: faithfulness to one’s comrades and the values of the United States, the moral fortitude to overcome fear in the face of battle, and the integrity to conduct oneself with dignity and respect at all times.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2012) A C-2 Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2012) Naval Air Crewmen Ken Carbone observes flight deck operations on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2012) The Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) is alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 29, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 3, 2012) A Sailor runs out of the catapult area after an inspection of the launch bar of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 4, 2012) A Marine assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fast ropes from the back of a helicopter onto the aircraft elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island with embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel J. Walls/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2012) Construction Mechanic Constructionman Beau Dorenzo, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, guides an amphibious assault vehicle off a landing craft air cushion. ACU-5 is deployed with amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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RED SEA (April 24, 2012) Operations Specialist 1st Class Roberto De La Torre, a navigator assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, talks to well deck control as he maneuvers a landing craft air cushion aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brittany Hargrove, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), climbs up a ladder from a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 7, 2012) Airman Leah Vasquez braces against rain while manning a tow tractor to reposition aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) Sailors assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 unload equipment after performing maintenance on a C-2A Greyhound in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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RED SEA (May 5, 2012) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Darius M. Thrweatt and Seaman Recruit Syanna D. Campbell perform evasive maneuvers against simulated surface contacts during a general quarters exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Matthew Rivera teaches Quartermaster Seaman Lisa Barker, how to find a fix on a chart on the bridge aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicolas C. Lopez/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) Lt. Jonathan Wendth from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 pilots an HS-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Benjamin Mosley from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 operates a sonar device in an HS-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 7, 2012) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) approaches supply ship the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Bighorn (T-AO 198) for a replenishment at sea. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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BANGOR, Wash. (May 6, 2012) Family members await the return of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, following its strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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MANAMA, Bahrain (May 6, 2012) A Sailor stands watch next to a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 5, 2012) Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, center, speaks with Cmdr. Jennifer Ellinger, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), following a briefing on counterpiracy operations aboard the ship. Liang and his delegation are visiting military bases on both the east and west coasts. The visits emphasize the importance of improving our capacities to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and counter-piracy. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Rick Chernitzer/Released)

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NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 5, 2012) Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) following a tour of the ship. Liang and his delegation are visiting military bases on both the east and west coasts. The visits emphasize the importance of improving our capacities to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and counter-piracy. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Rick Chernitzer/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) Spanish Navy frigate SPS Blas de Lezo (F 103) is alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while an F/A-18 Super hornet takes off. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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MANAMA, Bahrain (May 6, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Julia Velasquez inspects an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 5, 2012) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Alejandro Abreu, left, assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 4 teaches proper weapon handling of an M2HB .50-caliber heavy machine gun to Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Sarah Eickholt aboard High-Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift. Swift is preparing to participate in Africa Partnership Station 2012, which is an international security cooperation initiative aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Garcia/Released)

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MARINETTE, Wis. (May 3, 2012) The future littoral combat ship USS Forth Worth (LCS 3) is underway for acceptance trials on Lake Michigan. Fort Worth successfully completed the trials, testing the ship's major systems and equipment in port and underway. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. The ship was presented to the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey with high levels of completion. (U.S. Navy photo by Mike Rote/Released)

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SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (May 4, 2012) Sailors from the U.S. 7th Fleet Band rock ensemble, Far East Edition, play a traditional Cambodian song with local singers during a concert at Teal Beach. The band is embarked aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is in Cambodia for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone/Released)

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SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (May 1, 2012) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) anchors off the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Blue Ridge is on patrol in the Asia-Pacific and in Sihanoukville for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Sarah A. Stancati/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Peter A Gumataotao, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11 is piped through side boys during a change of command ceremony for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 at Naval Base San Diego. Capt. Jesse A. Wilson Jr. was relieved by Capt. William J. Parker III. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

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05-08-2012, 04:03 PM
This is how you name ships! Great job SECNav Mabus!

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WASHINGTON (May 8, 2012) An artist rendering of the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). The ship is named after Thomas Hudner, a Medal of Honor recipient and retired Naval aviator. (U.S. Navy illustration by Lt. Shawn Eklund/Released)



SECNAV Announces USS Thomas Hudner as Name for Next DDG 116 >> Naval Today (http://navaltoday.com/2012/05/08/scenav-announces-uss-thomas-hunder-as-name-for-next-ddg-116/)


Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator who retired as a captain, received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for displaying uncommon valor during an attack on his wingman, the first African American naval aviator to fly in combat, Ensign Jesse L. Brown. During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, anti-aircraft fire hit Brown’s aircraft, damaging a fuel line and causing him to crash. After it became clear Brown was seriously injured and unable to free himself Hudner proceeded to purposefully crash his own aircraft to join Brown and provide aid. Hudner injured his own back during his crash landing, but he stayed with Brown until a rescue helicopter arrived. Hudner and the rescue pilot worked in the sub-zero, snow-laden area in an unsuccessful attempt to free Brown from the smoking wreckage.

Hudner is the last living Navy recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Korean War.

After receiving recognition for his heroism, Hudner remained on active duty, completing an additional 22 years of naval service during which his accomplishments include flying 27 combat missions in the Korean War and serving as the executive officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.

“Thomas Hudner exemplifies the core values of honor, courage and commitment the Navy holds dear,” said Mabus. “Naming the Navy’s next DDG for him will ensure his legacy will be known, honored and emulated by future generations of sailors and Marines who serve and all who come in contact with this ship.”

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INDIAN OCEAN (May 8, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), left, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) transit the Indian Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 7, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) performs simultaneous well deck and flight deck operations. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and has embarked elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Julius Jones, awaits the launch of aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 8, 2012) Aviation Ordinanceman 1st Class Nathaniel Stuart, from Springville, Utah, a crew chief attached to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts a turnaround inspection on an F/A-18 Hornet during a morning turns evolution. The Blue Angels are slated to perform at the Great Tennessee Air Show May 12-13 in Smyrna, Tenn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 7, 2012) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Reinforced, prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U. S. 5th Fleet are of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kory Alsberry/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (May 8, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) conducts flight deck operations in the Indian Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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BANGOR, Wash. (May 5, 2012) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) returns to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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BANGOR, Wash. (May 6, 2012) Electrician's Mate 1st Class Matthew Stonehocker, assigned to the Blue Crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), reunites with his wife and son at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after Louisiana's return from a strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter delivers cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (May 5, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Thomas Kinn, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flies an American flag above Rosecrans Memorial Airport during the opening ceremony of the Sound of Speed Air Show. The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial parachute demonstrations supporting Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by James Woods/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Seaman Keshawnda Morrow stands watch on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Benjamin M. Vangen, Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jesse St Clair and Electrician's Mate 3rd Samuel D. Jenkins perform maintenance on an emergency diesel generator in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (May 8, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ixchel Mattes listens to Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Edgardo Yebra's lungs in the sick bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is moored at homeport in Bremerton, Wash., for a scheduled maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Johndro/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Scott A. Benning, fitness boss aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), leads Sailors during a fitness class in the hangar bay. George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria Rachel D. Melchor/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 7, 2012) Tech. Sgt. Anthony Maez, right, assists Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Miriam Hurtadonunez dawn a respirator during a insect repellent spray exercise aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). As a preventative health measure, uniforms and civilian attire are sprayed to protect personnel from illnesses caused by insects in the region. PP12 is the seventh in a series of U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance missions that works with and through host and partner nations, and non-governmental organizations to strengthen regional relationships and capacity to collectively respond to natural disasters in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Clay M. Whaley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 7, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Drew Miller, a visit, board, search and seizure team member from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), pilots a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a counter-piracy boarding exercise. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Sailors perform taxi drills for flight deck certification aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas G. Siniff/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) direct an F-18/E Super Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 23 squadron into launching position. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) guide an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 into position during flight operations. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Marshall Boykin and Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Antonio Ramos perform a turn-around inspection on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) direct an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 into position in preparation to launch from the flight deck during flight operations. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 taxies to catapult one in preparation for launch from the flight deck. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 7, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) performs flight deck and well deck operations simultaneously while operating in Souda Bay, Greece. New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 7, 2012) Landing craft air cushions launched from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) operate in Souda Bay, Greece. New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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RED SEA (May 4, 2012) Civilian contractors from Insitu, Inc., launch a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle from the flight deck of the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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05-10-2012, 01:49 PM
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ARABIAN GULF (May 9, 2012) Sailors unload packages from a C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 prepares to land aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during an underway replenishment. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Ship Serviceman Seaman Matthew Thomson/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 9, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Roy Jackson directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 9, 2012) A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target that had been launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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JAVA SEA (May 8, 2012) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 embarked aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) flies over Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge is transiting the Java Sea while on Summer patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norman/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jesse K. Hicks laughs off stress following a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 9, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Vernon Markussen and Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Oscar Castillo install brackets before removing the engine from an F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 8, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Alexis Hardwick, left, and Electrician's Mate Fireman Sydney Blom hula hoop on the main deck of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a steel beach picnic. Blue Ridge Sailors, embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Pacific, 2nd Platoon, participated in a steel beach picnic and swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 8, 2012) U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sailors, embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Pacific, 2nd Platoon, participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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JAVA SEA (May 8, 2012) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 embarked aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) lowers pallets on to the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FF 155) during a training evolution. Blue Ridge conducted an exchange exercise between the ships to demonstrate commitment to regional partnerships and fostering relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norman/Released)

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JAVA SEA (May 8, 2012) Marine Technician Matt Bennett discusses the hangar bay of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FF 155) while giving Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) a tour of the ship. Blue Ridge conducted an exchange exercise between the ships to demonstrate commitment to regional partnerships and fostering relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norman/Released)

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05-10-2012, 05:43 PM
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 8, 2012) U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sailors, embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Pacific, 2nd Platoon, participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)




Hey Big Daddy when this water swim activity happends its always a boat crew and a diver also in the water??? just asking to prevent shark attacks???

bd popeye
05-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Hey Big Daddy when this water swim activity happends its always a boat crew and a diver also in the water??? just asking to prevent shark attacks???

I made seven deployments and never once had a swim call. I guess there are EOD divers and swimmers in the water. Plus someone in that boat is armed..my guess.

santana
05-10-2012, 08:10 PM
I made seven deployments and never once had a swim call. I guess there are EOD divers and swimmers in the water. Plus someone in that boat is armed..my guess.

The issue is that I saw a video of a Civil Ship whose captain led his crew to take a swim in the Pacific Ocean. During the swim activity one female of the Crew was attacked by a Great White Shark. the woman was rescued by a boat crew but she lost one of her legs. So I was wonder which is the security stadar protocol for those "swim" activities???

Ordie
05-10-2012, 08:17 PM
I made seven deployments and never once had a swim call. I guess there are EOD divers and swimmers in the water. Plus someone in that boat is armed..my guess.

We never had a swim call. But we did have a steel beach picnic and went fishing off the fantail. Since our steel beach event was off the coast of Oman,
the Weapons Dept. were on duty armed with M-14's.

Eugene Schmidt
05-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Me neither. Like BD, in the 60's, we had fantail fishing, but never over the side swim call.

EJ

bd popeye
05-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Yea lot's of steel beach picnics..

We were always told that we could not have swim call because of the concern over sea snakes...

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Sailors from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 take out a generator from an EA-6B Prowler in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Douglas Revell/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Xandria Britt cleans the gun barrels on a F/A-18 Super Hornet in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tony Mower, from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, conducts maintenance on a SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 11, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Puking Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ridge Leoni/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 10, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ashlie Ray and Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Apprentice Michelle Carmack chain down a F/A-18 Super Hornet for security in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2012) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) complete an anchor drop test during sea trials. George Washington completed a six-month routine maintenance period and is now underway conduction sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jason Enoch, from Winter Springs, Fla., directs an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). George Washington has successfully completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Hailey Martinez, from Dallas, moves ammunition during a replenishment at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington took on 1.9 million gallons of JP-5 fuel and approximately 3.7 million pounds of ammunition. George Washington is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for the ship next patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Sailors test flight deck catapults and jet blast deflectors for safe operation aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship gets underway for sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 10, 2012) Sailors handle line during a replenishment at sea aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Gregory White/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2012) Sailors arrange inert ordnance in a magazine aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 10, 2012) The ship's surgery team is pictured in the operating room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson's surgical team has performed 148 general surgeries, including 36 urgent emergency procedures, and 180 oral surgeries for Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson and Carrier Strike Group 1 since the ship deployed Nov. 30, 2011. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) Quartermaster 1st Class David Ratcliffe and Quartermaster Seaman Kenneth Parker raise the ensign aboard the anchored Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) in the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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CAMP LEJUENE, N.C. (May 9, 2012) A landing craft utility loads a medium tactical vehicle replacement into its cargo hold during a mock non-combatant evacuation operation. The training was part of Security Cooperation Task Force Africa Partnership Station 12 (APS-12) certification in order to support stability operations during their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jemssy Alvarez Jr./Released)

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CAMP LEJUENE, N.C. (May 9, 2012) U.S. Marines from Security Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) Africa Partnership Station 12 (APS-12) ground combat element, conduct a non-combatant evacuation operation. The training was part of the certification process for APS-12's upcoming deployment to Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jemssy Alvarez Jr./Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Jose Pimentel, a Roman Catholic chaplain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), leads Sailors in prayer during a Catholic mass aboard the ship. George Washington recently completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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POINT LOMA, Calif. (May 11, 2012) Members of the honor guard prepare to fold the national ensign during a burial ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Lt. Christopher Mosko at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetary. Mosko was killed in action Apr. 26 by an improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jasmine Sheard/Released)

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POINT LOMA, Calif. (May 11, 2012) Sailors line up to tack their warfare device on to the casket of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Lt. Christopher Mosko during a burial ceremony at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetary. Mosko was killed in action Apr. 26 by an improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jasmine Sheard/Released)

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CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) fire the 40 mm saluting battery as the ship enters the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) moors at a pier in the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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SANTA RITA, Guam (May 11,2012) Fire Control Technician 2nd Class David Toone hauls a line from the harbor tug Quipuha aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) while mooring in Apra Harbor for a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Swink/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) prepare to approach the Navy training boat USNS Hunter (8202) on a rigid-hull inflatable boat before a counter-piracy boarding exercise. Jason Dunham is part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387) transit the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2012) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) San Diego (LPD 22) arrives in San Diego for its commissioning ceremony on May 19. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 and an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 prepare to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast ropes from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15 to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An FA-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class John Bloomberg assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 after landing on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2012) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command's dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) prepare to transfer ammunition to the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea. During the replenishment George Washington took hundreds of pallets of ammunition in preparation for a future patrol. George Washington successfully completed a six-month routine-maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexander W. Cabrall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) A group of aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) unload a pallet of ammo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jess Lewis/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2012) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the "Providers" of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30 is lifted by crane from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) following flight deck certification off the southern coast of California. Nimitz is pier side at Naval Air Station North Island off loading the embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (May 14, 2012) Musician 3rd Class Gabriel Brown, from the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, performs a back flip off the stage during a performance for Indonesian nationals at the University of Indonesia. The band is in Jakarta with the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colin Sheridan/Released)

bd popeye
05-17-2012, 08:53 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 15, 2012) Freshman midshipmen know as "Plebes" take part in the annual Sea Trials at the U.S. Naval Academy. Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs. It is a capstone event for the fourth class midshipmen and serves as a leadership challenge for the upper class midshipmen. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)

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AQABA, Jordan (May 8, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) heave mooring lines around a capstan as the ship moors pierside in Aqaba, Jordan. Gunston Hall is deployed with embarked elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) participating in exercise Eager Lion 12, a multinational exercise involving 19 countries from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 10, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 conducts a vertical replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 9, 2012) Two F/A-18E Super Hornets prepare to be launched from the bow during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2012) Airman Halea Bentley calibrates a pressure gauge in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance department space aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sand and Kuwaiti air force Lt. Col. Essa Al-Twaitan discuss flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An aviation boatswain's mate (handling) directs an F/A-18E Hornet from the Puking Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 to a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an aircraft towards a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Takarah Cherrington from Miami looks through an alidade on the signal bridge aboard the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington's quartermasters observe and communicate with each other from numerous stations aboard the ship looking for navigation bearings as the ship pulls into her homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington spent several days underway and successfully completed sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 15, 2012) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbor. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 15, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15 flies over the USS Arizona Memorial as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Pearl Harbor. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ebrima Jagne, from Columbus, Ohio, signals the distance of an ammunition load aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea. George Washington successfully completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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05-19-2012, 06:21 PM
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RED SEA (May 9, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) transits the Red Sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

Don't know who James E. Willams was? Quite possibly one of the bravest & baddest.. sailors that ever lived. Period.

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BRAVEHORSE WARRIOR USN Chief James E Williams (http://adjunctprofessor.tripod.com/bravehorseswarriors/id18.html)




James Elliott Williams (13 November 1930 – 13 October 1999) was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina and moved two months later with his parents to Darlington, South Carolina where he spent his early childhood and youth. He attended the local schools and graduated from St. John's high school. He was a sailor of the United States Navy during the 1950s and 1960s. He is, also, the most highly decorated enlisted man in the history of the U.S. Navy.

In the Navy

In July 1947, at the age of 16, he entered the United States Navy where he served for twenty years, retiring in April 1967. During those twenty years he served in both the Korean and Vietnam War.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. PO1c. Williams was serving as Boat Captain and Patrol Officer aboard River Patrol Boat (PBR) 105 accompanied by another patrol boat when the patrol was suddenly taken under fire by 2 enemy sampans. PO1c. Williams immediately ordered the fire returned, killing the crew of 1 enemy boat and causing the other sampan to take refuge in a nearby river inlet. Pursuing the fleeing sampan, the U.S. patrol encountered a heavy volume of small-arms fire from enemy forces, at close range, occupying well-concealed positions along the river bank. Maneuvering through this fire, the patrol confronted a numerically superior enemy force aboard 2 enemy junks and 8 sampans augmented by heavy automatic weapons fire from ashore. In the savage battle that ensued, PO1c. Williams, with utter disregard for his safety exposed himself to the withering hail of enemy fire to direct counter-fire and inspire the actions of his patrol. Recognizing the overwhelming strength of the enemy force, PO1c. Williams deployed his patrol to await the arrival of armed helicopters. In the course of his movement his discovered an even larger concentration of enemy boats. Not waiting for the arrival of the armed helicopters, he displayed great initiative and boldly led the patrol through the intense enemy fire and damaged or destroyed 50 enemy sampans and 7 junks.

This phase of the action completed, and with the arrival of the armed helicopters, PO1c. Williams directed the attack on the remaining enemy force. Now virtually dark, and although PO1c. Williams was aware that his boats would become even better targets, he ordered the patrol boats' search lights turned on to better illuminate the area and moved the patrol perilously close to shore to press the attack. Despite a waning supply of ammunition the patrol successfully engaged the enemy ashore and completed the rout of the enemy force. Under the leadership of PO 1 c. Williams, who demonstrated unusual professional skill and indomitable courage throughout the 3 hour battle, the patrol accounted for the destruction or loss of 65 enemy boats and inflicted numerous casualties on the enemy personnel. His extraordinary heroism and exemplary fighting spirit in the face of grave risks inspired the efforts of his men to defeat a larger enemy force, and were in keeping with the finest warrior traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

His other awards include the Navy Cross, Silver Star (with one gold award star), the Legion of Merit (with Valor Device), the Navy and Marine Corps Medal with gold star, Bronze Star Medal with two gold stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star and Palm, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation with one service star, Purple Heart with two gold stars, Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Korean War Service Medal, and the Navy Good Conduct Medal with four bronze service stars.

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05-20-2012, 06:32 AM
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What is the function of those holes over the engine ?

bd popeye
05-20-2012, 01:42 PM
What is the function of those holes over the engine ?

I don't know..perhaps some sort of vent.

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MAYPORT, Fla. (May 17, 2012) A plaque bears the names of the 37 Sailors killed during a missile strike on the guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) is displayed at Mayport Memorial Park. More than 200 guests filled the park to pay their respects to the fallen crew after the frigate was struck by an Iraqi missile while deployed in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Damian Berg/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 16, 2012) Sailors make their way to the foul line after setting the catapult on an F/A-18C Hornet before it launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 16, 2012) Cmdr. Carroll Bannister, the air boss aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), ducks after shooting an F/A-18E Super Hornet off the flight deck during his final day on the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 16, 2012) Cmdr. Carroll Bannister, the air boss aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet on his final day on the ship. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May, 19, 2012) Ensign George Bonebright, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Takeyia Brandon and Yeoman Seaman James Campoverde prepare to set the first watch during the commissioning ceremony of the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May, 19, 2012) Sailors run aboard the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) to man the ship and bring her to life during its commissioning ceremony. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) man the rails as the ship arrives in San Diego, its new homeport, after being forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan for 12 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2012) A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) reunites with his family after the ship arrived in San Diego, its new homeport, after being forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan for 12 years. Essex and BonhommeRichard conducted a crew swap while in Recently Japan.(U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2012) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Michael Burkey takes readings in the aft steering unit aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade T. Oberlin/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Dusti Palenzuela operates the Integrated Shipboard Information System from Primary Flight Control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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SALINAS BAY, Peru (May 17, 2012) Peruvian sailors depart in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after conducting visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is conducting exercises with Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru as part of UNITAS Pacific (PAC) while representing the U.S. Navy in support of UNITAS PAC and Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (May 11, 2012) The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet's practice their flight demonstration at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna, Tenn. The Blue Angels 2012 performances are in celebration of the Marine Aviation Centennial and commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 20, 2012) An FA-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 flies supersonic over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 20, 2012) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 flies past the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration for embarked tiger cruise participants. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a tiger cruise after completing a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 19, 2012) Fire Marshall Chief Warrant Officer Dave Hinds, right, teaches Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Tia Nix how to man a fire hose on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 prepares to trap the arresting wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen load a missile on to the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) attach a spanning wire to a rig using a pelican hook during a replenishment at sea. Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen transfer ordnance across the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2002) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Hamm applies the name of Army Sgt. Troy Hayes to the side of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Adam Arndt/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Cambren Oliver mans the helm of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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Gulf of Thailand (May 21, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Brandon Fleming, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 demonstrates maneuvering capability of a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) to members of the Royal Thai navy Riverine Patrol Regiment during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)

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Gulf of Thailand (May 21, 2012) A Royal Thai navy Riverine Patrol Regiment and U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 participate in riverine operation exercises aboard a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)


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JAVA SEA (May 21, 2012) Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, right, the commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. Gunner's mates and fire controlmen conducted the firing exercise to qualify Sailors in the use of the weapon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) The MK-75 76mm gun is fired aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live-fire exercise with Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru as part of UNITAS Pacific (PAC). Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy in support of UNITAS PAC and Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Casey Colding fires the .50 caliber machine gun aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guide-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 18, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) fires one of its 25mm chain guns during a pre-aim calibration fire (PACFIRE) exercise at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2012) Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Officer Lt. Douglas Kay wears a clown suit while launching an E-2C Hawkeye as pilots and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 depart the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and return to their home bases after nearly six months embarked. Carl Vinson and CVW 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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AQABA, Jordan (May 11, 2012) A Landing Craft Air Cushion departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed participating in exercise Eager Lion 2012. Eager Lion is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships through a joint, whole-of-government, multinational approach to meet current and future complete national security challenges, including 19 nations from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane P. Ecklund/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Nivek Funes salutes an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 as it launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and returns to its home base after nearly six months embarked aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (May 22, 2012) Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Robert Gomez, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), sees his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. The Sullivans completed a seven-month deployment after participating in several exercises with NATO allies in support of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Damian Berg/Released)

bd popeye
05-23-2012, 12:19 PM
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (May 19, 2012) The U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, demonstrate choreographed flight skills during the annual Joint Service Open House. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

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Another great Naval tradition.
The last launch of the cruise.

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MAYPORT, Fla. (May 22, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) man the rails as the ship arrives in Naval Station Mayport after a successful seven-month deployment conducting maritime operations in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Damian Berg/Released)

Don't know who "The Sullivans" were?? Shame on you.. you shall now know..

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq72-1.htm

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The five Sullivan Brothers were lost when the ship to which all five were assigned, USS Juneau (CL-52) was sunk on 13 November 1942. Many memorial efforts have honored the five brothers. Since their loss much confusion has resulted from the many myths surrounding both the Sullivan brothers and the Navy's policy regarding family members serving together at sea.

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Shield: The dark blue and gold represent the sea and excellence. They are also the Navy's tradition colors. Red is emblematic of courage and sacrifice. The five interlaced swords honor the five Sullivan brothers killed in action during WW II and commemorate their spirit of teamwork and patriotism. The upright points of the swords allude to the present ship's combat readiness and its missile system. The boarder reflects unity and the eleven stars represent the battle stars earned by the first USS THE SULLIVANS; nine for WW II and two for the Korean War. The trident, symbol of sea prowess, symbolizes DDG 68's modern warfare capabilities; the AEGIS and vertical launch system. The fireball underscores the fierce battle of Guadalcanal where the five brothers courageously fought and died together and highlights its firepower of the past and present USS THE SULLIVANS. The inverted wreath, a traditional symbol of the ultimate sacrifice, is in memory of the Sullivan brothers. The shamrock recalls the Irish heritage. The arms are blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed by a dark blue collar edged on the outside with a gold rope and bearing the name.


The 5 Sullivan brothers were from Waterloo IA which is about 50 miles north of me..

http://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org/newsroom.cfm?newsID=1

bd popeye
05-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Another great Naval tradition.
The last launch of the cruise.

So true my friend.... check this out from CVN-74 in 2009.

Only one navy in the World does this each and everyday and night that you breath.. ONE.. The United Staes Navy...

Video of the USS John C Stennis CVN-74 flight deck directors in 2009.."they be stylin' and profilin'"..that's how they roll..


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Ordie
05-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Video of the USS John C Stennis CVN-74 flight deck directors in 2009.."they be stylin' and profilin'"..that's how they roll..


Thanks BD.

The AB's have the most dangerous job in the USN.
The hand signs are a language of their own.

bd popeye
05-25-2012, 11:46 AM
Interesting that the Thais are also conducting amphibious training with China simultaneously..

Marine forces of China, Thailand hold joint training on amphibious landing (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-05/25/c_131610326.htm)

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GULF OF THAILAND (May 23, 2012) Royal Thai Navy medical officers and U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines watch the 4th Marine Regiment launch their amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a bilateral U.S. and Royal Thai Navy beach landing. The 4th Marines and Germantown are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jason M. Tross/Released)

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GULF OF THAILAND (May 21, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise with the Royal Thai Navy aboard a Thai fishing vessel. The exercise also included a maritime law enforcement team assigned to U.S. Coast Guard cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor/Released)

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GULF OF THAILAND (May 23, 2012) Marines assigned to the 4th Marine Regiment drive their amphibious assault vehicles toward Hat Yao Beach with a landing craft utility (LCU) from Beach Master Unit (BMU) 10 for a joint U.S. and Royal Thai Navy beach landing. (U.S. Navy photos by Ensign Jason M. Tross/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 24, 2012) The final keel section of the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is lowered into place at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. The 680-metric-ton, 60-foot-tall lower bow unit was joined to the other keel sections and was the last major section of the ship installed below the waterline. Gerald R. Ford is now more than 75 percent structurally complete in the dry dock, and is on schedule to launch in 2013. The ship is scheduled to be delivered to the fleet in 2015. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Ricky Thompson Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding Division/Released)

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RED SEA (May 22, 2012) Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) prepare to conduct visit, board, search and seizure exercises during Exercise Eager Lion 12. Eager Lion is a multinational exercise involving 19 nations from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants intended to strengthen military-to-military relationships through a joint, whole-of-government approach to meet current and future complex national security challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Ian Carver/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 24, 2012) Television host Kelly Ripa, right, speaks with naval officers during a commercIal break on Live with Kelly during Fleet Week New York 2012. This marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services. This year, the seven-day event coincides with he commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly Anne Greendeer/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 24, 2012) Al Roker, an anchor on The Today Show, gives a shout out to Sailors and Marines in Rockefeller Center while taping The Today Show. Fleet Week New York 2012 marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services for the citizens of New York and the tri-state area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (May 24, 2012) Adm. Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), is greeted by Sailors while visiting the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), home to Navy's Corpsmen "A" school. Ferguson toured San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) as well as Navy and joint training sites at Naval Technical Training Center, Lackland and METC. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Servello/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Kenny Klein receives the first hug from his daughter and wife, Angeleia, during the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego. Halsey, part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, returned home after a six-month deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released)

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MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (May 12, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Josiah Jackson removes ammunition from the close-in weapons System in order to clean the system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2012) Three Pearl Harbor survivors, right, pay respect to their fallen shipmates while a U.S. Marine stands at parade rest in the shrine room at the USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 2012, during the USS Arizona Memorial's 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony. The USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1962. The shrine room displays the names of 1,177 service members that perished on the USS Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2012) U.S. Navy honor guardsmen stand at attention May 27, 2012, as military and civilian leaders enter the USS Arizona Memorial for the USS Arizona Memorial 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. The memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1962. Since its construction, the memorial has stood as a place to remember the tragedy, and honor the dead. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth/Released)

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 25, 2012) Chief of the Boat Bill Stoiber coordinates docking as the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives in Pascagoula, Miss. for a commissioning ceremony on June 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2012) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Darrius Jenkins works out in the torpedo room aboard aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782).The boat is en route to Pascagoula, Miss., for commissioning on June 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 22, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) pulls into the port of Cape Canaveral, Fla., during a transit from Groton Conn., to Pascagoula, Miss., for the submarine's commissioning on June 2. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 25, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) moors at Port of Pascagoula, Miss., in preparation for its commissioning ceremony June 2. Mississippi is the fifth U.S. Navy vessel to carry the name of the Magnolia State. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 25, 2012) Children render a salute during the National Anthem at the Times Square Church in the Bronx during a Fleet Week New York 2012 community service event. Fleet Week New York marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services. This year, the seven-day event coincides with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Daniel Johnston/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 25, 2012) Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Nigeria Johnson-Key, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), shares her camera with children at the Times Square Church in the Bronx during a during a Fleet Week New York 2012 community service event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Daniel Johnston/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 26, 2012) Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Silent Drill Team perform for spectators in Times Square during Fleet Week New York 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro T. Diaz/Released)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 26, 2012) Girl Scouts from Staten Island Troop 5263 board the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during Fleet Week New York 2012. The visit allowed the Girl Scouts to meet with female military members and learn about career options.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth Robinson/Released)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 26, 2012) Lt. j.g. Jocelyn Fox explains the use of a compass to Staten Island Girl Scouts from Troop 5263 during a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) at Fleet Week New York 2012. The visit allowed the Girl Scouts to meet with female military members and learn about career options. This event marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth Robinson/Released)

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NEW YORK (May 25, 2012) The moon sets over the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during Fleet Week New York. This marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services. This year, the seven-day event coincides with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Daniel Johnston/Released)

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PUGET SOUND, Wash. (May 24, 2012) Sailors man the rails as tiger cruise participants gather to commemorate their voyage with a spell-out on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The tiger cruise allows Sailors and Marines to introduce their family and friends to experience shipboard life firsthand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Riley/Released)

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 29, 2011) The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) moors at the Port of Surabaya marking the beginning of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)

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RED SEA (May 22, 2012) Sailors and Marines assigned to the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) conduct visit, board, search and seizure exercises aboard the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning ship USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012) during Exercise Eager Lion 2012. The exercise is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships through a joint, multinational approach to meet current and future complex national security challenges, including 19 countries from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

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GULF OF AQABA (May 24, 2012) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jessica Martinez loads a .50 cal machine gun during a quick draw drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise African Lion 2012, a bi-lateral exercise between U.S. and Moroccan forces in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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RED SEA (May 20, 2012) Sgt. Jaime Orozco, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, talks with an embarked Royal Jordanian marine before conducting visit, board, search and seizure exercises aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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RED SEA (May 20, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) to pick up Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and embarked Royal Jordanian marines while conducting visit, board, search and seizure exercises as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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RED SEA (May 14, 2012) U.S. and Lebanese Sailors prepare to conduct a mock visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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HONG KONG (May 29, 2012) Sailors secure an anchor chain aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) following the ship's port visit to Hong Kong. Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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HONG KONG (May 29, 2012) Sailors observe an anchor as it's raised from the water to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) following the ship's port visit to Hong Kong. Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 26, 2012) F/A-18E Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 stand by on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington departed its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. George Washington and its embarked air wing, CVW-5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 26, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Recruit Sherey R. Villar, from Newport News, Va., mans the rails aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for the ship's departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka for its 2012 summer patrol.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 26, 2012) Sailors man the rails of the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) while departing Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5, will provide a combat-ready force that will protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 26, 2012) Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Glen Newbins directs Sailors in preparation to man the rails of the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) before departing Yokosuka, Japan.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (May 25, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, fires the Mark 45 five-inch gun during a naval surface fire support exercise. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (May 24, 2012) Seamen Brittany Burke and Lineon Spicer prepare to hook cargo to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, during flight operations on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (May 26, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) prepare to receive mission essential goods during a replenishment at sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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SAN FRANCISCO (May 28, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is seen anchored in San Francisco Bay outside of AT&T Ballpark during a ballgame. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were invited to the Memorial Day game for a "Salute the Troops" tribute. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Cousins/Released)

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SAN FRANCISCO (May 28, 2012) Marine Cpl. Nick Kimmel, a triple amputee who served in Afghanistan, tosses the ceremonial first pitch before the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at AT&T Ballpark. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were invited to the Memorial Day game for a "Salute the Troops" tribute. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Cousins/Released)

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SAN FRANCISCO (May 30, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails as the ship leaves San Francisco to return to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., after a three-day port visit. Nimitz arrived in San Francisco May 27 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Caramia M. Padgett/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 31, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Christine Barnett, assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, conducts maintenance on the SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 31, 2012) Rounds are fired from the Phalanx close-in weapons system aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The weapons system combines a 20mm Gatling gun with search and tracking radar to provide surface ships with defense against anti-ship missiles. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 31, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) approaches the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Tucson is in the U.S. 7th Fleet Are of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Jason Swink/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 31, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Megan Walters, assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51, conducts maintenance on the SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat/Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 29, 2012) Midshipman 1st Class Kevin Hillery makes his way on stage to receive his diploma during the 2012 graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy. Despite an accident in April that left him paralyzed, Hillery was still allowed to graduate from the academy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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This is a rare photo! The USN does not post enough pictures of sailors on liberty.There should be more photos of sailors on tours, in resturants and shopping.

KARBABAD VILLAGE, Bahrain (May 21, 2012) Sailors and Marines assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) take pictures of ancient fort, Qal'at al Bahrain, during a morale, welfare and recreation tour in Bahrain. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2012) An EA-18G Growler from the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 is stopped by an arresting gear wire after landing aboard the forward deployed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Paul Kelly/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2012) The former USS Iowa (BB 61) sits at anchor off Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. The battleship is being prepared for berthing in San Pedro, Calif. as a floating museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Eli J. Medellin/Released)


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BOSTON HARBOR (June 4, 2012) USS Constitution gets underway for her first turnaround cruise of 2012. The underway commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway and recognized members of the Wounded Warrior Project. Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today's Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Thomas Rooney/Released)


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The USS Constitution greets the guided-missile frigate USS Carr in Boston Harbor during an underway Battle of Midway commemoration in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated June 3, 2012. The underway honored approximately 200 members of Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and remembered the Navy's victory at Midway Island in World War II. Picture taken June 3, 2012.

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06-05-2012, 09:22 AM
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 4, 2012) Marines with 2nd Battalion, Company F, Amphibious Assault Battalion, and Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, drive their amphibious assault vehicle from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a practice amphibious assault attack at Ivo Jangkar, Indonesia. Foxtrot and Germantown are participating in the underway phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Timor Leste joins CARAT for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob D. Barber/Released)

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NEWPORT, R.I. (June 4, 2012) Navy Counselor 1st Class Zeporah Dasher, center left, and Master-at-Arms Seaman Stephanie West lay a wreath at a memorial during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 4, 2012) Marines from the 2nd Battalion, Company F, Amphibious Assault Battalion, and Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, execute a practice amphibious assault attack during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Timor Leste joins CARAT for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob D. Barber/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2012) A double-probe fuel line from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) approaches a refueling station aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment at sea. Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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BOSTON HARBOR (June 4, 2012) USS Constitution gets underway for her first turnaround cruise of 2012. The underway commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway and recognized members of the Wounded Warrior Project. Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today's Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Thomas Rooney/Released)

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WASHINGTON (June 4, 2012) Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard parade the fifty state flags at the U.S. Navy Memorial to mark the start of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Day ceremony. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert officially proclaimed June 4, 2012 "Battle of Midway Commemoration Day" and called upon all Sailors from this day forward to mark June 4 as a day to remember the bravery and legacy of Midway veterans. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the decisive Battle of Midway, known as the turning point in WWII, which lead to the United States' victory in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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WASHINGTON (June 04, 2012) Sailors and Marines attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway was the turning point in the Pacific War and set the stage for the United States to win the Second World War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) James Nielsen fires a .50-cal machine gun aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) during a live gunnery exercise. Cape St. George and Carrier Strike Group 9 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 2, 2012) Personnel Specialist Seaman Naomi Aponte helps Ship's Serviceman Seaman Melissa Williams don a full firefighting ensemble during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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RED SEA (May 31, 2012) Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) steady a stretcher being raised up to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter during a medical evacuation exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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RED SEA (May 30, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Calvin Brooks performs maintenance on MK 32 surface-vessel torpedo tubes aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 28, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Corey Kraemer, right, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jonathan Baker, both assigned to the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN) 65, check and cycle an M61A1 machine gun for proper element tension. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White/Released)

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MANAMA, Bahrain (May 20, 2012) Sailors pull mooring lines from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to secure the ship to the pier during a routine port visit to Bahrain.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza Jr./Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 4, 2012) Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) participate in a memorial ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The previous USS Enterprise, CV-6, played a key role in the battle. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 4, 2012) Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) participate in a memorial ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The previous USS Enterprise, CV-6, played a key role in the battle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks Patton/Released)

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POLARIS POINT, Guam (May 31, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) comes alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Tucson, homeported in Peral Harbor, is on a western Pacific deployment, while Emory S. Land is on an extended deployment in Guam serving as the primary afloat maintenance activity in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Fray/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) The Indonesian Navy sigma-class corvette KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (SIM 367), Indonesian Navy landing platform dock ship KRI Banda Aceh (BAC 593) and the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) The Indonesian Navy sigma-class corvette KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (SIM 367), Indonesian Navy landing platform dock ship KRI Banda Aceh (BAC 593) and the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) U.S. Coast Guard, Indonesian Navy and U.S. Navy steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) U.S. Navy, Indonesian Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships -- including USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), KRI Banda Aceh (593), and KRI Silas Papare (386) -- steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012) Indonesian Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships steam through the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (June 6, 2012) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) stand by as the vessel approaches Marathi NATO pier facility. Annapolis, the tenth ship of her class, is homeported in Groton, Conn., and is assigned to Submarine Development Squadron 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina/Released)

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SUEZ CANAL (June 4, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) passes underneath the Friendship Bridge during a Suez Canal transit. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 6, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) for a fueling at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin/Released)

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (June 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 participate in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training with Indonesian Navy Kopaska commandos during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Fernando Rivero/Released)

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (June 6, 2012) The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returns to port to conclude the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Fernando Rivero/Released)

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JAVA SEA (June 5, 2012) The Indonesian navy Sigma-class corvette KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (SIM 367), left, is underway alongside the guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) during a replenishment approach exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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BALI SEA (June 4, 2012) Ensign Jacob Leete, boarding officer assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48), speaks to role players during a visit, board, search and seizure training evolution with the Indonesian navy aboard the Corvette Class KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor/Released)

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NORMANDY, France (June 5, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Ray Mabus, lays a wreath honoring Sailors lost during the D-Day invasion of Normandy at the U.S. Navy memorial at Utah Beach in Sainte Marie du Mont, France. Secretary Mabus also delivered remarks at a local ceremony praising the extraordinary courage of the landing forces at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, and highlighted the role of U.S. Naval forces on that historic day. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

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BALTIC SEA (June 5, 2012) Lt. Matthew Pillon acts as an landing safety officer during the retrieval of the MH-60R Magnum 707 helicopter aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), in support of the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise 2012. This is the 40th iteration of BALTOPS, a maritime exercise intended to improve interoperability with partner nations by conducting realistic training at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian T. Glunt/Released)

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RED SEA (June 2, 2012) Senior Chief Ships Servicemen Eric Maxwell instructs sailors on proper hose handling techniques during a general quarters drill aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21 New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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GULF OF AQABA (May 30, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) guide a landing craft utility, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, out of the ship's well deck. Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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FT. BENNING, Ga. (June 6, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, center, waves to the audience at the awards ceremony after she was officially named to the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Uptagrafft won the Women's 25-meter Sport Pistol match during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore. Uptagrafft will join her husband, Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagraft, on the team. This was Uptagrafft's fifth attempt at making a U.S. Olympic team. (U.S. Army photo by Michael Molinaro/Released)

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DURBAN, South Africa (June 5, 2012) High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift pulls into Durban Harbor for a two-day port visit in support of theater security cooperation in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Suzanna Brugler/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 4, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) pulls away from its berth at Naval Station Norfolk to conduct Afloat Training Group 2.3/2.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin/Released)

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Excellent photos! Iowas has still her Phalanx? Are they real?

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06-07-2012, 12:21 PM
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Excellent photos! Iowas has still her Phalanx? Are they real?

In a word yes. So is all the rest of the weaponry... more information on the Iowa..

wiki is full of holes but someone got this correct..


ection 1011 of the National Defense Authorization Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act) of 1996 required the United States Navy to reinstate to the Naval Vessel Register two of the Iowa-class battleships that had been struck by the Navy in 1995; these ships were to be maintained in the United States Navy reserve fleets (or "mothball fleet"). The Navy was to ensure that both of the reinstated battleships were in good condition and could be reactivated for use in the Marine Corps' amphibious operations. Due to Iowas damaged turret, the Navy selected New Jersey for placement into the mothball fleet, even though the training mechanisms on New Jersey's 16-inch (406 mm) guns had been welded down. The cost to fix New Jersey was considered less than the cost to fix Iowa; as a result, New Jersey and Wisconsin were reinstated to the Naval Vessel Register and placed back in the reserve fleet. New Jersey remained there until the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act of 1999 required the United States Secretary of the Navy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Navy) to list and maintain Iowa and Wisconsin on the Naval Vessel Register. The Act also required the Secretary of the Navy to strike New Jersey from the Naval Vessel Register and transfer the battleship to a not-for-profit entity in accordance with section 7306 of Title 10, United States Code (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_10_of_the_United_States_Code). It also required the transferee to locate the battleship in the State of New Jersey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey). The Navy made the switch in January 1999, allowing New Jersey to open as a museum ship in her namesake state.

On 17 March 2006, the Secretary of the Navy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Navy) exercised his authority to strike Iowa and Wisconsin from the NVR, which cleared the way for both ships to be donated for use as museum ships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_ship), but the United States Congress remained "deeply concerned" over the loss of the naval surface gunfire support that the battleships provided, and noted that "navy efforts to improve upon, much less replace, this capability have been highly problematic."[ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_%28BB-61%29#cite_note-NDAA_2007-52)As a partial consequence, Congress passed Pub.L. 109-163 (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ163/content-detail.html), the National Defense Authorization Act 2006, requiring that the battleships be kept and maintained in a state of readiness should they ever be needed again. Congress ordered that measures be implemented to ensure that, if need be, Iowa could be returned to active duty. These measures closely mirrored the original three conditions that the National Defense Authorization Act of 1996 laid out for the maintenance of Iowa while she was in the "mothball fleet"

D-Mitch
06-07-2012, 12:39 PM
In a word yes. So is all the rest of the weaponry... more information on the Iowa..

wiki is full of holes but someone got this correct..

Thank you my friend! So Iowa and Wisconsin are in a state of readiness, they are maintainded on the Naval Vessel Register.

bd popeye
06-11-2012, 12:00 PM
You are welcome D-Mitch!

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 10, 2012) Former President George H.W. Bush arrives aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The Navy's newest aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush hosted the ship's namesake and former President George H.W. Bush, along with his family and friends including former President George W. Bush, for a promotion and reenlistment ceremony in the ship's hangar bay during a scheduled underway-training evolution. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carrel Regis/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 10, 2012) Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, center, and George W. Bush, left, make their way across the flight deck of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 10, 2012) Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 9, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), left, transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). New York was commissioned in November 2009 and is currently on its maiden deployment, while Enterprise was commissioned in November 1961 and is on its 22nd and final deployment after more than 50 years of service. Both ships are currently deployed to the region in support of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (June 5, 2012) An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment between the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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PACIFIC Ocean (June 8, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 arm a GBU-16 Paveway II on an F/A-18E during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2012) One hundred and twelve bales of cocaine recovered from a drug interdiction are offloaded onto the deck of the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47). Navy and Coast Guard personnel recovered approximately 4,910 pounds of the contraband after it was dumped from a vessel during drug interdiction operations in support of Operation Martillo off the Pacific Coast of Colombia. The estimated street value of the 112 bales is more than $367 million. Operation Martillo is a U.S., European, and western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 7, 2012) Rigid-hull inflatable boats carry Special Boat Team 12 (SBT 12) Sailors and guests through San Diego Bay to an at-sea change of command. Cmdr. Michael Stull was relieved by Cmdr. Shane C. Voudren.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Canales/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash. (June 6, 2012) Sailors paint the starboard anchor of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) gold in preparation for the ship's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) cruise. Nimitz is working through its tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation phase. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian A. Cotter/Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) as the ship arrives at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to celebrate Fleet Week in Portland, Ore. during the 105th Annual Rose Festival. Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston's visit in 1907. Portland's Rose Festival is an opportunity for the Navy to raise awareness about the purpose of naval forces and sustain the strong relationship with the community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott A. McCall/Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) as it prepares to moor beside USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. during the 105th Annual Rose Festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott A. McCall/Released)

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TIRANA, Albania (June 7, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with Marines assigned to the Marine Security Detachment (MSG) in Tirana, Albania. While in Albania, Mabus met with Albanian officials to discuss continued bilateral naval cooperation. He expressed appreciation for Albania's continued commitment to Afghanistan, to stability in Western Balkans, and he encouraged efforts to strengthen the country's defense reforms and initiatives. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 7, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), right, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class fast-combat support ship JS Hamana (AOE 424) during Pacific Bond 2012. With the two ships are the Hatakaze-class destroyer JS Shimakaze (DDG 172) and the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155). Pacific Bond 2012 is a U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force maritime exercise intended to improve interoperability and further relations between the nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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VALPARAISO, Chile (June 6, 2012) Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), and officers from the Chilean navy and U.S Military Group in Chile salute during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arturo Prat Monument in Valparaiso, Chile. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 6, 2012) The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) for a fueling at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 8, 2012) The U.S. Coast Guard cutter (USCGC) Eagle (WIX-327) makes its way down the Elizabeth River during Operation Sail (OpSail) 2012 Virginia. OpSail 2012 Virginia will be Norfolk's largest gathering of international tall ships and naval vessels in more than 100 years. OpSail 2012 Virginia commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 8, 2012) Ships participating in Operation Sail (OpSail) 2012 Virginia, sail towards the downtown Norfolk waterfront. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte/Released)

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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (June 10, 2012) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transit the Strait of Hormuz. New York and Porter transited the strait with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (June 11, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution handle the topsail during sail training on the mizzen mast of the ship. Sailors assigned to Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills in preparation for possibly sailing the ship for the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Achterling/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 9, 2012) Waves crash onto the bow of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

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MANADO, Indonesia (June 6, 2012) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of Manado to support Pacific Partnership 2012. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership (http://www.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=135) is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission U.S military personnel, host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clay M. Whaley/Released)

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MAPUTO, Mozambique (June 8, 2012) High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Maputo for a seven-day port visit to support Africa Partnership Station (APS) East 2012. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative intended to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Suzanna Brugler/Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 10, 2012) The guided-missile destroyers USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and USS Dewey (DDG 105), and the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) are moored pierside at Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Fleet Week in Portland, Ore., to celebrate the 105th annual Portland Rose Festival. Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston's visit in 1907. Portland's Rose Festival is an opportunity for the Navy to raise awareness about the purpose of naval forces and sustain the strong relationship with the community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott A. McCall/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (June 7, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a 6-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (June 7, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical 2nd Class Brian Sacman meets his child for the first time after a 6-month deployment on the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (June 7, 2012) Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Nathan Mawer proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah Bankston after a 6-month deployment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2, climb a ladder into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during cast and recovery training. EODMU-2 is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), right, the Military Sealift Command replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), and the British Royal Navy type-45 destroyer HMS Daring (D32), rear, conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (June 10, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march in the annual Bunker Hill Day parade. The parade honors the 237-year anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first major engagements of the Revolutionary War. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Achterling/Released)

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RED SEA (May 29, 2012) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) fires a 25mm chain gun during a training exercise. Gunston Hall is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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06-13-2012, 09:48 AM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 10, 2012) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Xiao Luo plays bingo on the mess decks of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (June 8, 2012) Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, conduct an unconscious diver drill with Bahamian divers. Company 2-1 is participating in Navy Dive-Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (June 7, 2012) The Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) anchors out in Kingston Bay. Grapple, along with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1 is participating in Navy Dive-Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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BANGOR, Wash. (June 8, 2012) The ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) moors at the Marginal Pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after a strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Ray Narimatsu/Released)

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FUJI, Japan (June 11, 2012) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Sonia Colon loads the M240 machine gun during a weapons training exercise at the Camp Fuji firing range. The weapon familiarization training was designed to familiarize security forces at Naval Air Facility Atsugi with standard Navy weaponry to ensure readiness during emergency situations. (U.S. Navy photo by Aerographers Mate 3rd Class McArthur Albert/Released)

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BALTIC SEA (June 11, 2012) Seaman Brandon Nobels, left, signals to crew members of an MH-60R Magnum 707 helicopter on the flightdeck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as they prepare to launch during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2012. Normandy is participating the 40th iteration of BALTOPS, a multinational exercise intended to improve interoperability with partner nations by conducting realistic training both on land and at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian T. Glunt/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 11, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Sun Kings of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 prepares to trap the arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 11, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2012) Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Henry Escoto conducts maintenance on the propeller of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to helicopter sea combat squadron (HSC) 23 aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 11, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 prepares to trap the arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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06-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Gents, I'm going on a mini road trip..so if you crave US Navy pix..

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06-18-2012, 04:13 PM
I'm back! didja miss me??!!


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BALTIMORE (June 15, 2012) Capt. Brandon Cordill, left wingman of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, flies an F/A-18 Hornet over Baltimore during the Star Spangled Sailabration, which coincides with Baltimore Fleet Week 2012 and commemorates the War of 1812 and the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during night operations. Nimitz recently got underway to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian A. Cotter/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 perform maintenance on an EA/6-B Prowler secured to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during night operations. Nimitz recently got underway to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the World's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian A. Cotter/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Joey Banks uses a tractor to move an F/A-18 Hornet of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 across the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 15, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye from the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 prepares to land onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Monford/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 15, 2012) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) maneuver an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 on the ship's flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Monford/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2012) Seamen Darion Palmer and Charles Blanchard, both from Gary, In., and assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), attach distress marker lights to flotation devices used in the event of a man overboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 prepares to receive fuel after disembarking personnel on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during flight operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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BERAUS, Malaysia (June 17, 2012) U.S. Marines from 1st and 2nd platoon, Fox Company, and Malaysian soldiers from the 10 Paratrooper Brigade conduct an ambush exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Timor Leste joins CARAT for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)

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RED SEA (June 12, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter departs the flight deck during a recovery and assist exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2012) Lance Cpl. Matthias Petzold of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 works to remove a flare and chaff magazine from an F/A-18 Super Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz recently got underway to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the World's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 19, 2012) Sailors participate in a physical training session in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (June 15, 2012) An MH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) delivers cargo to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a vertical replenishment. Porter is deployed as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Forster/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 18, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Cindy Harbison performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 18, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a replenishment at sea. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 18, 2012) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) conduct a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 18, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) recover pallets of supplies delivered by an SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) 51 during a vertical replenishment. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. Cole/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 18, 2012) Operations Specialist Seaman Diana Espinoza, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), acts as signalman during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2012) Aviation boatswain's mates direct an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 into launching position aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz recently got underway to participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz recently got underway to participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Monford/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (June 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) unpack a pallet during a replenishment at sea. Mercy is participating in Pacific Partnership 2012, an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission, now in its seventh year, that brings together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristopher Radder/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2012) Brenda Zapf, a Tiger Cruise participant aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), pins her daughter, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Anya Zapf, with her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist breast insignia during a ceremony to commemorate the 114th birthday of the Hospital Corps. Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th MEU are on deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (June 13, 2012) Ensign Rowell Caguioa looks through a stadimeter aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2012) Capt. Greg Harris, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Capt. Jeff Ruth, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) prepare to launch in an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154. Harris completed his 1,000th carrier landing. Nimitz recently got underway to participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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STRAIT OF MALACCA (June 18, 2012) U.S. Coast Guard Ens. Scott Nichols, a landing signal officer aboard the U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), launches a Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter assigned to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency during deck landing drills as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Malaysia. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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BERAUS, Malaysia (June 17, 2012) 1st Lt. Gregory Jurshak, assigned 1st platoon, Fox Company, and a Malaysian soldier work together during an ambush exercise for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 20, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen unload ammunition as part of training on the M-197 gun system in the weapons magazines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Winn/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 20, 2012) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits over the Hamptons Roads Bridge Tunnel as it departs for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 20, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class William Duskin directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 onto a catapult aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk the same day for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group includes the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), the guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and Destroyer Squadron Two Eight. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Rupp/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 20, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Daniel S. Sherman, left, directs Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Damon P. Kilpatrick during bomb-building training aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, maneuvers toward the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during an air power demonstration for Tiger Cruise participants. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2012) Marines assigned to the Red Dragons of Marine Medium Squadron (HMM) 268 view an air power demonstration from a CH-46E Sea Knight Helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (June 19, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rachel Barnes uses a hydro-static pump to pressure test a fire hose in the hangar bay aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 18, 2012) Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit stage amphibious assault vehicles in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) while operating in the Arabian Sea. New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 18, 2012) Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit wait in an amphibious assault vehicle in preparation to launch from the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) while operating in the Arabian Sea.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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CALBAYOG, Philippines (June 18, 2012) Hospitalman Kervin Lacson listens to the heartbeat of a potential surgery recipient at the Calbayog Sports Complex during a surgical civic action program. The program screens patients to determine their suitability for having surgery aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2012. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic action mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnership and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)

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POLARIS POINT, Guam (June 15, 2012) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) comes alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Greeneville, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is on a western Pacific deployment, while Emory S. Land is on an extended deployment to Guam serving as the U.S. 7th Fleet's lead afloat fleet maintenance activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Samuel Souvannason/Released)

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06-25-2012, 11:32 AM
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EAST CHINA SEA (June 22, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Chris Vanriper, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Platoon 503, fast ropes in full gear while training aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2012) An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2012) Command Master Chief Rafael Perez mans a fire hose during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 22, 2012) Master Chief Todd Gruchalla, command master chief of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), greets his daughter on the pier after returning to San Diego after completing a seven-month deployment. During the deployment, Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted operations as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (June 24, 2012) Sailors rig the barricade during flight deck fire fighting drills on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (June 24, 2012) Sailors stand by during flight deck fire fighting drills on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen stand together for a photo on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to spell out "Dyrk", the name of a young boy from Texas diagnosed with terminal pediatric cancer. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch, commander of Naval Air Forces Atlantic talks with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Britney N. Epps/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 22, 2012) Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CVW) 11, celebrates the 120,000 aircraft trap of arresting engine three with the V-2 Division aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Engine three now has the second highest number of traps of any in the U.S. Navy, second only to that of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Nimitz is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 22, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in tribute to their commanding officer's last day in command. Capt. John D. Deehr will relieve Capt. James T. Cox during a change of command ceremony oaboard Peleliu's bridge. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (June 22, 2012) Lt. Britta Christianson, a Gold Crew supply officer assigned to the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726), is congratulated by her former commanding officer, Capt. Dixon Hicks, after she was presented with her Submarine Supply Corps "dolphins" during a ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Christianson is the first female Supply Corps officer to qualify in submarines. (U.S. Navy photo by Chris Calnan/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 22, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as the ship returns to San Diego following a seven-month maiden deployment. The ship's unique hybrid propulsion system led to a fuel savings of more than $15 million dollars over the course of deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (June 18, 2012) The Military Sealift Command chartered M/V Tern, a Netherlands-flagged float-on/float-off ship, transits the Indian Ocean while carrying four Avenger-class mine counter measure ships to their new homeport in Manama, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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BAHRAIN (June 23 2012) Tugboats pull the mine counter measure ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) into position as Devastator and three other mine counter measure ships arrived in Bahrain. Devastator is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, and is providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2012) Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Corderra Lee pulls a simulated casualty out of an escape hatch during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2012) Sailors direct a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade as it takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during training operations. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Hannah Marihugh launches an AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter assigned to 3-159 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion off the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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NACALA, Mozambique (June 21, 2012) Chief Musician Christopher Vlangas, assigned to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band ensamble, Flagship, dances with children at Centro Infantil Santa Margarida during an Africa Partnership Station 2012 event. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joe Keiley/Released)

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NACALA, Mozambique (June 21, 2012) Chief Warrant Officer Ronald McMiller, assistant officer in charge of High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2), dances with children as the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band ensamble, Flagship, plays at Centro Infantil Santa Margarida during an Africa Partnership Station 2012 event. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joe Keiley/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (Jun. 22, 2012) The Republic of Korea navy destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991) is alongside the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it prepares to launch an F/A-18 from the flight deck in the East China Sea. The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy joined U.S. Navy ships in the East China Sea for a trilateral exercise. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability and readiness of all three navies. (US Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 22, 2012) An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, is airborne while the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kirishima (DD 174), and the Republic of Korea navy destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991) participate a trilateral event. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is participating in a trilateral exercise to improve interoperability, readiness and the capability to respond quickly to various situations in the region with ships and aircraft from the Republic of Korea Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 22, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and the Republic of Korea navy destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991) participate in a trilateral event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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ETAJIMA, Japan (June 23, 2012) Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) work together during a calligraphy class at the Japan Maritime Officer Candidate School during a cultural exchange event. Approximately 20 midshipmen participated alongside midshipmen from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force in a series of cultural events, further demonstrating the mutual friendship both navies share as part of the U.S.-Japan alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (Jun. 22, 2012) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Yuudachi (DD-103) is in front of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a formation in the East China Sea. The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy joined U.S. Navy ships in the East China Sea for a trilateral exercise. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability and readiness of all three navies. (US Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (June 21, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is in the East China Sea during a trilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy. The trilateral exercise is designed to improve interoperability, readiness and the capability to respond quickly to various situations in the region, ranging from disaster relief to maritime security activities (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Paul Kelly/Released)

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Atlantic Ocean (June 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Michael Miller fires a .50 cal machine gun as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Michael Wakefield instructs during a training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

santana
06-27-2012, 08:58 PM
USS Elrod Rescues Four People At Sea

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USS ELROD, At Sea (NNS) -- Norfolk, Va.-based frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) rescued four people from a sinking small boat June 26 while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo.

Elrod received a call from a maritime patrol aircraft after spotting the submerged vessel. The ship made best speed to the reported site to investigate and located four survivors in distress. The mariners were clinging onto the bow of the damaged boat when Elrod made its approach.

A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) was lowered to pick up the stranded survivors. One of the four survivors lapsed in and out of consciousness and Chief Hospital Corpsman Cory Perry diagnosed their condition as life-threatening and in desperate need of immediate medical treatment.

"We came at the right time," said Cmdr. Jack Killman, Elrod Commanding Officer. "I am not sure these people would have lasted much longer."

The survivors were flown to a hospital in Colombia via helo from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60.

"It was a huge success and personally rewarding being able to bring them to a medical facility where they'll get the proper care they need," said Lt. Justin Collins, air crew commander for the medevac flight.

"All in all, team Elrod did a remarkable job; from watch standers reacting at a moment's notice, to coordinating a medevac transfer to Colombia," said Killman.

The team effort by the crew of Elrod succeeded in saving the lives of the distressed mariners.

"This particular situation required careful yet nuanced care, to reduce the destructive effects of prolonged exposure to and ingestion of sea water without triggering negative consequences. These gentlemen were lucky to have an experienced corpsman on scene to care for them," Capt. Christine Dorr, U.S Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet medical officer said.

Elrod is currently conducting counter transnational organized crime operations as part of Operation Martillo targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government's coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.

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06-27-2012, 09:01 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) Ships from Carrier Strike Group 8 are in formation for a photo exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The strike group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. USS Winston S. Churchill is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 25, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) cuts through waves as it transits the Atlantic Ocean. Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Keith Hanks/Released)

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06-28-2012, 09:55 AM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 27, 2012) A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) for the second time during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target that had been launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, located on Kauai, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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BUSAN, Korea (June 27, 2012) Capt. David Lausman, commanding officer of the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), presents coins to children dressed in traditional Korean costume at a welcome ceremony. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, arrived in Busan, Korea for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 26, 2012) Shaune Murphy, a policeman assigned to the Naval Station Norfolk K-9 unit, prepares for training with Sasja, a military working dog. Military working dogs train with their handlers approximately 15 hours per week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship/Released)

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NORFOLK (June 26, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while conducting flight operations in port. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corbin Shea/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) Airman Joshua Preis cleans the windscreen of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) Sailors prepare to move an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) Aircraft sit in preparation for flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) Airman Samantha Turner paints a crash and salvage division sign in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is in transit to San Diego for fleet replenishment squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Johndro/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 and an E/A-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 are lifted to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) on the ship's aircraft elevator. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian A. Cotter/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (June 25, 2012) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) is escorted by a harbor patrol boat as it gets underway from Souda harbor following a port visit to the island of Crete. Florida is homeported in Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 24, 2012) Sonar Technician Surface Seaman Ian Appling from Kerrville, Texas, gives directions to a line-handling party during an underway replenishment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (June 26, 2012) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Shane McClennen, a dog handler assigned to the Naval Station Norfolk K-9 unit, leads Mink, a military working dog, through an obstacle course during patrol training. Naval Station Norfolk handlers train their military working dogs approximately 15 hours per week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Molly Anne Greendeer/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 25, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) cuts through waves as it transits the Atlantic Ocean. Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Keith Hanks/Released)

Don't know who Jason Dunham was? You need to know..

Medal of Honor Recipients - Iraq (http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/iraq.html)


*DUNHAM, JASON L.

Rank and Organization: Corporal, United States Marine Corps

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham's squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to provide fire support to their Battalion Commander's convoy, which had been ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah. As Corporal Dunham and his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons. As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Eugene Schmidt
07-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Today I found out a good friend of mine passed away last night around 0015 hours. Bill Christensen served aboard the newly commissioned USS ESSEX CV-9 during WWII as a 24 year old. He was a Flight Deck Officer when Naval Aviation was still in it's infancy. He served proudly on ESSEX til after the war was over. In 1969, when ESSEX was decommissioned, he was one of five ESSEX-men that took it upon themselves to form the USS ESSEX Association, now the USS ESSEX CV/CVA/CVS/LHD2 Association, just having had it's 43rd annual reunion in Irving TX.
Today, those brave men of WWII are leaving us quickly. Although I served 15 years later, in 1960, there was still a bond between all the men that served on her, from WWII through today. Those that have never served will never understand that bond that ties shipmates together through the generations.

I last visited Bill at the Veterans home in Mexico MO, just 3 weeks and two days ago, on my return home from the reunion. I gave him a reunion t-shirt. His daughter had the shirt mounted in a shadow box for him. At Bill's request, the box was displayed in the main lobby for all veterans and particularly Navy Veterans to share.

This is what was on the back of the shirt.

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I will miss you shipmate.

EJ

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ARABIAN GULF (July 6, 2012) Cmdr. Ryan Keys, the incoming commanding officer of the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, right, and Lt. j.g. Trenton Daiuto prepare to board their aircraft during an airborne change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (July 6, 2012) Cmdr. Ryan Keys, the incoming commanding officer of the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, flies past the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during an airborne change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (July 6, 2012) Cmdr. Edgardo Moreno, the outgoing commanding officer of the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, bids farewell to members of his former squadron following an airborne change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (July 6, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) prepares for departure following a scheduled port visit to the Greek island of Crete. Jason Dunham is homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is on its maiden deployment operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Paul Farley/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (July 6, 2012) A Sailor removes a rat guard as crew members prepare the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) for departure following a scheduled port visit to the Greek island of Crete. Jason Dunham is homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is on its maiden deployment operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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SARANGANI BAY, Philippines (July 5, 2012) Members of U.S. Navy Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 work with members of Philippine Navy Seal Team 7 during a patrolling and formation training event. The event is part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (July 5, 2012) Members of U.S. Navy Band Northeast play a concert for children at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston as part of an event for Boston Navy Week. Boston Navy Week is one of 15 signature events planned across America in 2012. The eight-day event commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, hosting service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and coalition ships from around the world. (U.S Navy photo by Seaman Michael Achterling/Released)

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines (July 5, 2012) The U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble, Orient Express, performs a rock concert for students at Fatimah National High School during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Hickok/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (July 4, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jason Dyrhaug, left, and Ship's Serviceman Seaman Kosaky Sigrah prepare to raise the national ensign during morning colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Kidd is moored at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (July 4, 2012) A Sailor monitors the SPA-25G radar console from the combat information center aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB 15). Ponce is deployed to support maritime security operations and mine countermeasure efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (July 4, 2012) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB 15). Ponce is deployed to support maritime security operations and mine countermeasure efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

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ARABIAN GULF (July 4, 2012) Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB-I) transits the Arabian Gulf. Ponce is deployed to support maritime security operations and mine countermeasure efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

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MINA SALMAN PORT, Bahrain (July 6, 2012) Tugboats assist the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB-I) as the ship pulls into the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ponce is deployed to support maritime security operations and mine countermeasure efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashante Hammons/Released)

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WASHINGTON (July 4, 2012) Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with a Wounded Warrior during the Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Stadium on July 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega/Released)

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FORWARD TRAINING AREA (July 5, 2012) U.S. Navy SEALs conduct mobility and weapons training in an open desert gun range. The training familiarizes SEALs in handling both the weapon and terrain at the same time making the transition a common procedure. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Meranda Keller/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 5, 2012) Sailors wait in line for steaks during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Cooks from the Valley, a volunteer organization from Bakersfield, Calif., delivered and cooked more than 14,000 steaks for Sailors as part of a visit to naval assets in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 5, 2012) Capt. John D. Alexander, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), trains Sailors to use a 40mm saluting battery aboard the ship. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karolina A. Martinez/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (July 5, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returns to Naval Base San Diego after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 29, 2012) Marines assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), perform preventative maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

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07-17-2012, 09:06 AM
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GULF OF ADEN (July 12, 2012) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Harvey Xavier prepares meat sauce aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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RED SEA (July 14, 2012) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy H. Nguyen places lettuce onto deep-fried tortillas during the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Culinary Showdown aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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RED SEA (July 14, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher R. Williams sprinkles paprika on deep-fried shrimp tortillas during the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Culinary Showdown aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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HONG KONG (July 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Platoon 503, participate in a subject matter expert exchange with members from the Hong Kong Police Force, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau, while in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the second port visit for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that will protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (July 15, 2012) U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) arrives at Changi Naval Base prior to nesting alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Waesche and Sampson are at Changi Naval Base in preparation for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (July 15, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to the national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) heave on mooring lines while nesting the ship to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) pierside at Changi Naval Base, Singapore. Waesche and Sampson are at Changi Naval Base for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3r