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

Lt-Col A. Tack
12-18-2010, 01:46 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, 08:15 PM
Navy Aviation


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

Eugene Schmidt
12-22-2010, 12:15 PM
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, 12:37 PM
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, 06:58 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, 02:02 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, 09:04 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, 04:24 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, 08:33 PM
Nice vids -- wonder what's in those crates p-)

Very nice videos......

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

patton1
01-23-2011, 01:32 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, 08:12 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
USNNS

gtb -red
01-23-2011, 11:22 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, 01:52 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, 09:07 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.

Eugene Schmidt
01-30-2011, 05:15 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, 09:29 PM
Think BigE will get a finally speed record push?

Ordie
01-30-2011, 11:56 PM
Think BigE will get a finally speed record push?

with all eight reactors on-line?

gtb -red
01-31-2011, 12:21 AM
with all eight reactors on-line?

maybe 50 knots?

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

The whole ship would shake like an earthquake.

Armand2REP
02-03-2011, 04:50 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, 01:11 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

JUNKHO
02-10-2011, 07:39 PM
^^ Great read!

@ EJ --Many thanks

bd popeye
02-13-2011, 11:53 PM
Gents..Thanks for keeping this thread alive! Great post!

A few legacy paint schemes of the USN..

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/139/42380545dotjpg (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/42380545dotjpg/)


VF-11 Red Rippers F-14B Tomcat

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3476/25006337dotjpg (http://img146.imageshack.us/i/25006337dotjpg/)


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

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/227/65801515dotjpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/65801515dotjpg/)


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

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6451/85677487dotjpg (http://img703.imageshack.us/i/85677487dotjpg/)


VF-14 F-4B Phantom NAS Oceana VA

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5258/60185127dotjpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/60185127dotjpg/)


VF-154 Black Knights F-14 Tomcat NAS Miramar

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5209/39455478dotjpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/39455478dotjpg/)


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

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7711/69637709dotjpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/69637709dotjpg/)


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

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1060/23897090dotjpg (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/23897090dotjpg/)


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.

JKJ
03-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Pics are from the naval exercise Baltops 2009:

John Lenthall
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8957/img2582l.thdotjpg (http://img812.imageshack.us/i/img2582ldotjpg/)

Mount Whitney
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1317/img2723p.thdotjpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/img2723pdotjpg/)

Mount Whitney Helo (landing on danish Absalon cl.)
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7508/img2761yv.thdotjpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/img2761yvdotjpg/)

Forrest Sherman
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3711/img2361hq.thdotjpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/img2361hqdotjpg/)

Forrest Sherman
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/944/img2407yt.thdotjpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/img2407ytdotjpg/)

Forrest Sherman (and german Typhoon)
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5726/img2870vc.thdotjpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/img2870vcdotjpg/)

bd popeye
03-16-2011, 12:01 AM
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!

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/1214dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44820-us-navy-ch-46-helicopter.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/2168dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44821-us-navy-ch-46-helicopter.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/3122dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44822-usmcch-46-sea-knight-helicopter.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/499dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44823-us-navy-ch-46-helicopter.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/1215dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44824-us-navy-f-14-tomcat.html)

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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/2169dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44825-us-navy-f-14-tomcat.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/3123dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44826-us-navy-f-14-tomcat.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/1216dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44827-us-navyf-14-tomcat.html)


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)

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/6/medium/1217dotjpg (http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/us-military/p44828-us-navy-f-14-tomcat.html)


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)

bd popeye
05-25-2011, 09:36 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, 11:09 AM
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bd popeye
05-25-2011, 12:30 PM
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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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, 12:37 PM
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, 12:42 PM
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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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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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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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2009) 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 UH-1N Huey helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) into position for routine flight operations as an MV-22B Osprey prepares for take-off. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)
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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
Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
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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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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)

bd popeye
06-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Very nice photos, Thanks for sharing them...

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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, 08:32 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, 03:56 PM
The Navy looks pretty diverse personnel wise.

bd popeye
06-28-2011, 04:05 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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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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06-28-2011, 04:08 PM
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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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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, 09:20 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, 09:43 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, 04:47 AM
Great thread, thank you gentlemen

trikora88
07-06-2011, 10:10 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
07-10-2011, 12:33 AM
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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, 10:55 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, 01:27 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.

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07-10-2011, 09:54 PM
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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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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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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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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, 05:37 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, 07:09 PM
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10-21-2011, 04:04 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, 06:44 PM
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Halidon
10-28-2011, 08:07 PM
163573


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

Halidon
10-29-2011, 07:16 PM
PCU California is now USS California

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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.

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10-31-2011, 09:53 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, 06:58 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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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, 09:48 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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11-18-2011, 02:34 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, 03:12 PM
The deckhouse for DDG 1000 under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding's Composite Center of Excellence.
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Ordie
12-11-2011, 10:06 PM
^^^^^
Great promo.

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

sdkmcqueen
12-12-2011, 02:01 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.

Soldat_Amricain
01-23-2012, 01:50 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
01-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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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, 12:26 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

JUNKHO
01-27-2012, 07:10 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, 11:51 PM
Thanks 'Junkho'! Here is a a picture of Father & Son at a Marine Corps Ball!

JUNKHO
01-28-2012, 10:26 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, 11:09 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, 11:17 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, 11:21 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, 11:32 AM
Try it again Junkho! I will introduce myself as a new Member!

Lightning II
01-28-2012, 04:43 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, 11:25 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ojiNkn_3eM&feature=related

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

Halidon
02-11-2012, 05:14 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, 09:23 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
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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) 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, 09:38 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, 11:47 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, 03:34 PM
Thanks EJ.. those "racks" are what is on boad ships in this 21st century navy!

Here's some more pix of the United States Navy from the popeye archives!.. the Finest Navy in the World!

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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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02-19-2012, 04:14 PM
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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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02-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Great set of shots Popeye. Thanks for posting.

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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, 05:20 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, 05:40 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, 06:09 PM
Thanks! ..........

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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)

santana
02-25-2012, 07:02 PM
U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC)

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

bd popeye
02-25-2012, 08:42 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, 11:29 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.



http://www.norfolknavyflagship.com/news/top_stories/article_69be1c02-5d9c-11e1-a2e5-001871e3ce6c.html

God Speed cousin!!!!!

bd popeye
03-31-2012, 06:02 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, 03:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwfLunTLlJc&feature=youtu.be

santana
04-02-2012, 01:13 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.





full story
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=66141#.T3RY8wTV9uo.email

bd popeye
04-03-2012, 11:54 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)

Eugene Schmidt
04-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Nice stuff BD. Cool Blue angels shots.

EJ

Halidon
04-05-2012, 02:43 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, 04:57 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, 11:11 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, 05:58 AM
VIDEO


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbvN0Hq1Dk&feature=colike

Lawndart
04-07-2012, 06:38 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, 10:15 PM
Here's the understatement of the century: Fighter jets are ****ing cool! lol

bd popeye
04-09-2012, 04:50 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)

santana
04-10-2012, 05:20 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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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)

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04-15-2012, 03:24 AM
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bd popeye
04-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Thanks for posting the great pix!

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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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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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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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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, 01:29 PM
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No missiles?

Sad sight.

bd popeye
04-27-2012, 02:52 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, 08:11 PM
A guided missile frigate with no missiles!

bd popeye
04-28-2012, 11:56 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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04-30-2012, 01:25 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, 01:29 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, 04:02 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, 04:17 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, 10:36 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, 11:47 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, 02:26 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, 05:03 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, 02:49 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, 06:43 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, 08:12 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, 09:10 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, 09:17 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, 10:36 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, 11:04 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, 09:53 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, 07:21 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.

mokokko
05-20-2012, 07:32 AM
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What is the function of those holes over the engine ?

bd popeye
05-20-2012, 02:42 PM
What is the function of those holes over the engine ?

I don't know..perhaps some sort of vent.

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05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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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)

bd popeye
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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, 01:19 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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05-23-2012, 04:31 PM
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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, 04:35 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, 05:15 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, 12:46 PM
Interesting that the Thais are also conducting amphibious training with China simultaneously..

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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, 10:22 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, 01:21 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, 01:39 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.

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06-11-2012, 01:00 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, 10:48 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, 09:42 AM
Gents, I'm going on a mini road trip..so if you crave US Navy pix..

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06-18-2012, 05:13 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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06-20-2012, 10:42 AM
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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, 12:32 PM
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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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06-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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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, 09:58 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, 10:01 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, 10:55 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.

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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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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 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (July 14, 2012) An Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 crew member directs an EA-18G Growler as it taxis down the Naval Air Facility Misawa ramp. VAQ-132 is beginning a six-month deployment at Naval Air Facility Misawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pedro A. Rodriguez/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2012) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Thibault stands safety as Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tingbin Huang attaches cargo hooks to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. John C. Stennis is conducting sustainment exercises off the coast of California designed to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2012) An aviation boatswain's mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 as a group of Sailors and Marines push back the aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jess Lewis/Released)

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KAMPUNG KRENG, Cambodia (June 29, 2012) Equipment Operator 1st Class Dennis Hill and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Charles Poplin lay concrete masonry blocks with a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces engineer during a Pacific Partnership 2012 engineering project at the new Kampung Kreng Health Clinic maternity building. The clinic is a tailored civic action project of Pacific Partnership 2012. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission 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 Equipment Operator 3rd Class Bethany Spinney/Released)

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RED SEA (July 14, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Mario Renderos, right, instructs a firefighting team how to fight a bravo-class fire during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade T. Oberlin/Released)

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RED SEA (July 14, 2012) Airman Leah Gunstream leads a firefighting team during a general quarters drill 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 Wade T. Oberlin/Released)

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SSGN/SSBNs have two crews. Blue and Gold. they are swapped out every three months when deployed.

KINGS BAY, Ga. (July 15, 2012) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) prepares to moor at her homeport of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Georgia returned to Kings Bay after more than a year forward deployed. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (July 15, 2012) Lt. Matthew Japzon is reunited with his wife at the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) homecoming at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Japzon and his blue crew shipmates deployed three months ago to return the submarine to her homeport in Kings Bay following the boat's 12-month forward deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (July 15, 2012) Chief Machinist's Mate Frank McGuire greets his family including his two-month-old son for the first time at the homecoming for the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Georgia returned to Kings Bay after more than a year forward deployed. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

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07-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Coat of Arms of the PCU (Pre-Comission Unit) USS America LHA-6.

TIOH - Naval Ships Coats of Arms - USS America (LHA 6) (http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/Navy/NavalShip.aspx?u=8371)

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Coat Of Arms

Blazon
SHIELD
Azure (Dark Blue), a chevron Gules, edged Or, in base issuant a hand holding a torch Argent (Silver Gray), enflamed Proper all below five mullets in chevron Argent; on two cantons of the third, in dexter a coiled snake of the second and canton sinister, a demi-trident of the first.

CREST
From a wreath Or and Azure (Dark Blue), an American eagle wings elevated, grasping in its dexter claw an olive branch all Proper, in its sinister claw six arrows Argent (Silver Gray), bearing on its breast the Coat of Arms of the United States.

MOTTO
A scroll Or doubled Azure (Dark Blue) and inscribed in Latin “BELLO VEL PACE PARATUS” which translates to “Prepared in War or in Peace” of the second.

SUPPORTERS
Behind the shield a United States Navy officer sword and a Marine Corps officer mameluke in saltire, points downward, Proper.

Symbolism
SHIELD
Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, representing the sea and excellence. Red conveys patriotism. The red chevron edged yellow further symbolizes the Marine Corps enlisted rank insignia and signifies the loyalty, dedication and fighting spirit the Marines bring in support of USS AMERICA’s amphibious mission. The five stars represent the battle stars earned by USS AMERICA (CVA-66) during the Vietnam War. The hand and torch, adapted from the Statue of Liberty, symbolize enlightenment and America’s role as the “Beacon of Liberty.” The gold cantons indicate achievement and honor USS AMERICA’S rich naval heritage. On the left, the coiled snake is reminiscent of the Gadsden flag, the first flag carried into battle by the Continental Marine Corps; on the right, the trident denotes sea power and symbolizes the three previous warships named AMERICA.

CREST
The eagle with red, white and blue shield reflects the Coat of Arms of the United States of America with its wings elevated to signify the aviation capability and heritage of USS AMERICA. The eagle further symbolizes the image of the Navy enlisted rank insignia and represents their service to USS AMERICA with honor, courage and commitment. The olive branch and arrows symbolize USS AMERICA’s readiness to conduct either wartime or peacetime operations. The six arrows indicate USS AMERICA’s hull number, first in the America class.

SUPPORTERS
The crossed Navy officer sword and Marine Corps officer mameluke represent leadership and attest to the unity and teamwork between the two Sea Services, the foundation for success of USS AMERICA’s amphibious warfare missions.

MOTTO
The phrase “BELLO VEL PACE PARATUS” (Prepared in War or in Peace), derived from the Second Committee’s recommendation for a motto for the Great Seal of the United States in 1780.

SEAL
The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oval surmounting a red oval edged white, superimposed by a white oval voided and bearing 50 dark blue stars representing the Military Service Flag in tribute to the unwavering support and sacrifice of military families across the nation. The top star is gold, edged with a thin blue border in honor of those who have sacrificed all in defense of America’s freedom, all within a dark blue designation band, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name USS AMERICA at top and LHA 6 at base, in gold letters.

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07-21-2012, 02:11 PM
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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (July 20, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrives in Busan for a routine port visit. Hawaii is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jared Apollo Burgamy/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (July 20,2012) Midshipmen and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 practice operating a MK2 Talon robot in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The MK2 Talon is used for the remote handling and disarming of explosive devices. George Washington is on its 2012 patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith/Released)

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ODESSA, Ukraine (July 19, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Alex Hardy jumps into the water during a combined-diving demonstration as part of Exercise Sea Breeze 2012. Sea Breeze is co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies and is intended to improve maritime safety, security and stability engagements in the Black Sea by enhancing the capabilities of Partnership for Peace and Black Sea regional maritime security forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Howard/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (July 19, 2012) Able Seaman Dominic Blond, assigned to the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team, performs an underwater search with a handheld sonar during the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

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MAMALA BAY UNDERWATER DEMOLITION RANGE, Hawaii (July 13, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Josh Underwood, right, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (NMDSU) 1, and Leading Seaman Sam Peters, assigned to the Australian Clearance Diving Team, set an explosive charge during the underwater demolition training portion of RIMPAC 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

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MAMALA BAY UNDERWATER DEMOLITION RANGE, Hawaii (July 13, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Josh Underwood, left, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (NMDSU) 1, and Leading Seaman Sam Peters, assigned to the Australian Clearance Diving Team, set an explosive charge during the underwater demolition training portion of RIMPAC 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (Jul. 19, 2012) The guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrives for a scheduled port visit to Souda Bay during a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2012) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Marcel Mckenzie records course and speed changes for the conning officer on the port bridge-wing of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG-50) while alongside the Military sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment at sea. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interdiction operations and counter-piracy missions 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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KAWAIHAE PORT, Hawaii (July 18, 2012) Marine logisticians from Combat Logistics Battalion 3 disembark equipment and supplies from a Navy landing craft, air cushion at Kawaihae Port during the schedule of events phase of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert W. Bush/Released)

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KAWAIHAE PORT, Hawaii (July 18, 2012) Navy beach masters direct Marine Corps high mobility multi-wheeled vehicles at Kawaihae port during the schedule of events phase of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert W. Bush/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 18, 2012) Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 9 participate in small unit tactics training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 17, 2012) Senior Chief Petty Officer Frederick Cabling, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Garcia and Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Nash load supplies onto an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.(U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith W. DeVinney/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Bulls of Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from the the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Caswell/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2012) Ensign Elizabeth Byers, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), examines an oil sample during an inport refueling. McCampbell is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Breanna Heidel fires an M240 machine gun during a weapons qualification on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to homeport at Bremerton, Wash. after conducting sustainment exercises off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is underway off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) receives biofuel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Nimitz took on 200,000 gallons of biofuel in preparation for the Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ashley Barnes fires a dual mounted .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons qualification on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is underway off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Harold Dayse, from ********, Texas, fries shrimp in the chief's mess galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to its homeport of Bremerton, Wash., after conducting sustainment exercises off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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BRANI POLICE COAST GUARD BASE, Singapore (July 18, 2012) Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Team, assigned to the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), search a space for opposing force actors during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. The event is part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Singapore. 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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OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2012) Sailors place a simulated victim on a stretcher during a mass casualty drill on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85). 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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NORFOLK (July 19, 2012) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Lawrence Brown holds his 9-month-old son after returning home from a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47). Nicholas was deployed to the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean supporting the narcotics interdiction mission, Operation Martillo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kayla Jo Finley/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (July 19, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class David Bernhardt, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Platoon 503, acts as team leader in a force protection security drill aboard 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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BLACK SEA (July 18, 2012) The Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) engages a simulated target during a live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Sea Breeze 2012. Sea Breeze is co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies and is intended to improve maritime safety, security and stability engagements in the Black Sea by enhancing the capabilities of Partnership for Peace and Black Sea regional maritime security forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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OAHU, Hawaii (July 16, 2012) Petty Officer 1st Class Omar Tullis, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 looks out at Diamond Head State Monument during a flight around Oahu as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. HSC-4 is participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands.(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith W. DeVinney/Released)

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MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 15, 2012) Explosive ordnance disposal Sailors from the United States, Australia, and Canada watch a teammate fast-rope out of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 fast-rope training. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tony Spiker/Released)

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KANEOHE, Hawaii (July 14, 2012) An air-to-ground AGM-65 Maverick tactical missile is mounted on the wing of a P-3C Orion aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron Four (VP) 4 before a scheduled missile strike exercise mission on a target at sea during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith W. DeVinney/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Shirane (DDH 143) and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) are underway in close formation during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)

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MAMALA BAY, Hawaii (July 26, 2012) Chief Navy Diver Jonathan Millen, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, conducts surface checks on a Royal Australian Navy clearance diver while participating in surface supplied diving operations aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Navajo (T-ATF 169) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson C. Bomjardim/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 26, 2012) Lt. Col. Randall Sauer and 1st Lt. Jonathan Loper, both KC-135 Stratotanker pilots assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron based at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., conduct a pre-flight check before a mission during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradley C. Church/Released)

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (July 24, 2012) Aircraft assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. The Blue Angels are in Twin Falls to perform at the Magic Valley Air Show July 28-29. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (June 27, 2012) Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert pilots the first external stores flight of the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft. The F-35C is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for greater control when operating in the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Andy Wolfe/Released)

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NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (July 29, 2012) - The X-47B launches safely from Pax River for a 35-minute flight over the Chesapeake Bay, July 29. (U.S. Navy photo/Released).

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 26, 2012) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadaloupe (T-AO 200) sends fuel to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) during a replenishment at sea. Cape St. George is deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 9, operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of 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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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) A Russian navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jess Lewis/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 25, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) signal that an F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 is ready to launch. Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Julia A. Casper/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 25, 2012) A Sailor assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) signals that an F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 is ready to launch. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 25, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) attach a pendant to the cargo hook of an AS332 Super Puma helicopter during a replenishment at 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 Meshel/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 24, 2012) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ferocious Parker, left, from Canton, Miss., and Operations Specialist Seaman Kamell Benjamin, from Hyattsville, Md., track contacts in the combat direction center 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 Jared King/Released)

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NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 19, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Christine Franklin, left, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, shows radiation and chemical detectors to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander of Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command. EODMU-11 is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

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WAIMANALO, Hawaii (July 28, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 73 approaches Bellows Beach at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (Canadian Forces photo by MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Released)

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QUEBEC CITY (July 26, 2012) Chief Gunner's Mate Tyrone Lumpkin, left, and Gunner's Mate 1st Class Luiggi Baldo fire a gun salute toward Quebec City from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45). DeWert, the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) and Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) are visiting cities in America and Canada to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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NORFOLK (July 25, 2012) Tugboats guide the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. George H.W. Bush will begin a planned incremental availability to refurbish and conduct intensive maintenance on shipboard systems. George H.W. Bush recently completed its first combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is on a scheduled deployment 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 Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (July 26, 2012) Master-at-Arms Seaman Garrett Thormodson explains the differences between the types of guns aboard USS Constitution to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 26, 2012) Sailors raise the national ensign as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. Abraham Lincoln is en route to the United States to complete an eight-month deployment and change of home port during which she operated in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 offloads ordnance from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 offloads ordnance from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Tim Hennings operates an aircraft jack in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to troubleshoot an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 25, 2012) Amphibious assault vehicles line up to depart the welldeck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is underway conducting composite training unit exercise in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 25, 2012) A landing craft air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits through the Pacific Ocean during the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group's composite training unit exercise. The exercise is a pre-deployment certification that evaluates an amphibious ready group's ability to conduct military operations at sea and support expeditionary operations ashore. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), practice for an upcoming fire power demonstration in the skies above the ship. Lincoln is on a regularly scheduled deployment 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 Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen transfer a weapons case in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an ammunition offload. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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BANGOR, Wash. (July 26, 2012) Lance Cpl. Justin Gresham shows Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West the gun turret of the Marine Corps uparmored vehicle Bearcat during a visit to Bangor, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas L. Rosprim/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2012) Airman Apprentice Sassa Hernandez, from Salem, N.J., fires an M240 machine gun during a weapons qualification on the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to homeport at Bremerton, Wash., after conducting sustainment exercises off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 25, 2012) Explosive ordnance disposal team members drop out of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

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MARINE CORPS BASE KANE'OHE BAY (July 25, 2012) Members of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 9 train to fend off attackers from their camp during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Daniel Johnston/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (July 17, 2012) A Navy diver assigned to Southwest Regional Maintenance Center surfaces to retrieve a tool during maintenance operations on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 24, 2012) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Benjamin Hyler, from Geneva, Fla., talks to Damage Control Central during a general quarters drill 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 Britney N. Epps/Released)

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The young woman has on a "Cruise jacket". Didn't know they were still made. NICE!!.

NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (July 27, 2012) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Larry Roberson, right, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), proposes to his girlfriend, Nicole Franklin, during his re-enlistment. Stennis is in its homeport of Bremerton, Wash. after conducting sustainment exercises off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (July 27, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transits San Diego Bay on its way to the Pacific Ocean for local operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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QUEBEC CITY (July 30, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45) as the ship departs Quebec City. DeWert, the cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) and the Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) are visiting cities in America and Canada to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 30, 2012) Airman Chris Pichardo cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is on a regularly scheduled deployment 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 Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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POLARIS POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) Island dancers perform for the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as it returns to Guam following a six-month regular overhaul and dry-docking maintenance availability period in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher R. Williams tosses pizza dough in the commanding officer's in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is en route to the United States as it completes an eight-month change-of-homeport deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 29, 2012) Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Hernan Senoren, from Oahu, Hawaii, conducts training with Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Fireman Chelvis Marshall, from Shepherd, Texas, on transferring electrical loads from shore power to ship's power aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City 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 Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 26, 2012) Logistics Specialist Bryan Welch fires an M240B machine gun during a weapons qualification exercise aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall and its embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group 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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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 27, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Mackenzie Lane conducts maintenance on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 before a functional check flight aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 27, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Thomas Fiedler wipes down an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 before a functional check flight aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 27, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Wilson, from McLoud, Okla., yells orders to heave around lines as the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) prepares to rig up during a replenishment at sea. Hue City 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 Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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It is my understanding that the battle damage on the Trayer is similar to that which occuried on the USS Cole (DDG 67)

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (July 27, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia III walks through one of the simulated bomb-damaged berthing areas aboard USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command. Garcia was the reviewing officer at the weekly pass-in-review graduation. USS Trayer (BST 21) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer simulator used for training Navy recruits. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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Didn't know the USN was still issuing coveralls.

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (July 27, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia III congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony at Recruit Training Command. Garcia, visiting the command for the second time, toured the command's training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits, and was the reviewing officer at the weekly Pass-in-Review graduation. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (July 27, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia III reviews recruits with Capt. John T. Dye, commanding officer of Recruit Training Command, at the weekly Pass-In-Review graduation in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall. Garcia, visiting the command for the second time, toured the command's training facilities and talked with staff members and recruits during his visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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08-15-2012, 12:28 PM
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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 10, 2012) Recruits perform with a ceremonial honor guard unit as part of pass in review ceremonies at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt.j. Liza Swart/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2012) Mishipman 3rd Class Michelle Yau of the U.S. Naval Academy mans a fire hose during live-hose handling practice on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Thirty-one future officers have embarked Nimitz for 20 days of on-the-job experience as part of the 2012 Professional Training of Midshipmen program, an annual requirement for all potential officers. Nimitz is underway conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2012) Midshipmen practice using a firefighting hose on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during damage control training. Nimitz is underway conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Wray/Released)

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WASHINGTON (Aug. 13, 2012) Vice Adm. Robin Braun has her three-star shoulder boards fixed to her uniform by her son and daughter after being promoted to vice admiral by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert. Braun relieved Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink as the Chief of Navy Reserve at the change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (Aug.12 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Michael McAnally, left, Damage Control Fireman Apprentice Lance Edwards and Engineman 3rd Class Latoya Rone serve as a fire party aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as the ship departs for fall deployment. The fire party is prepared to keep the ship and crew safe should any problems arise while bringing ammunition aboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship/Released)



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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Aug. 13, 2012) Simulator instructor Dave Sloyer teaches Ensign Jeffrey Lewis, assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 28, the fundamentals of radio instrument flight in the new T-6B Texas II Unit Training Device (UTD) flight simulator. (U.S. Navy photo by Richard Stewart/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug.14, 2012) Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Haag sets up for a religious service aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Specialist Sabrina Fine/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug.14, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Tony Bloom/Released)

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GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 14, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) makes its way up the Thames River while returning to Submarine Base New London from a regularly scheduled underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Prunera/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) Vice Chief of Naval Operations visits USS Ponce Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson speaks with Sailors assigned to the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB 15) in the combat direction center. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD), was converted and reclassified as an AFSB(I) in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. Ferguson is visiting deployed Sailors and leadership in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to thank Navy personnel and to demonstrate the continued commitment to regional partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

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U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside 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 for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

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CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2012) A Sailor assigned to the Cyclone-class Coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) throws a heaving line as the ship pulls into Chicago for the Navy's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The commemoration coincides with Chicago Navy Week, one of 15 signature events planned across America in 2012. Service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Royal Canadian navy will participate in the weeklong event, which culminates with performances by the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, at the 2012 Chicago Air and Water Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Davis Anderson/Released)

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FORT JACKSON, S.C. (Aug.13,2012) Active Duty and Reserve Sailors conduct combat gear assembly of the new improved outer tactical vest on Day 2 at the Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training (NIACT) school in Fort Jackson, SC. Upon completion of the school, the Sailors will staff the Role III Trauma Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Randal Jones/Released)

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BALTIC SEA (Aug.13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 48, Det. 7, conduct rotor turns on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is on a scheduled deployment 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 A.J. Jones/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 guide a C-2 Greyhound airplane into a hangar bay. VRC-30 is based out of Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)

D-Mitch
08-20-2012, 05:37 AM
I would like to ask something about LCS

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Are the above highlighted places for VLS?

D-Mitch
08-20-2012, 01:19 PM
^^ No need, I found the answer..

http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/lcs/Freedom-class.htm

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Aug. 22, 2012) Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Kevin Laronde embraces his five-year old son following a six-month deployment aboard the San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Sampson and Sailors assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37 deployed to the western Pacific region and the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (August 10, 2012) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel Airman Allison Hagen carries a hose to an aviation fuel station on the flight deck of forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Aug. 10. Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. Daniel Dusek, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and Sailors celebrated Women's Equality Day there Aug. 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 25, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to move a simulated casualty to a triage center during a mass casualty drill in the ship's hangar bay. Mass casualty drills are routinely held to ensure Sailors are prepared should an actual casualty occur. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)


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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 23, 2012) Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 explain underwater diving equipment to Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. MDSU divers are capable of underwater search operations, diving operations in various bodies of water, emergent underwater repairs and salvage operations in all environments in depths up to 300 feet of seawater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kay Savarese/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 22, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Chad Watkins acts as a safety observer for Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Michael Rodriguez while he hooks a pallet to an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Tony Bloom/Released)

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BOSTON (Aug. 24, 2012) USS Constitution and chief petty officer selectees render a salute to Castle Island during USS Constitution's Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks underway. During the week chief petty officer selectees will live and train aboard Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark/released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 24, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Hunter Swainbank, from Exeter, Penn., operates a sound powered telephone during a flight deck fire drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group currently underway conducting a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek Stroop/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 25, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Devenberg, from Tehachapi, Calif., inspects sound levels in the television network control room during a live broadcast aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington's mass communication specialists run the ship's television network, as well as record training programs and live broadcasts for the ship's crew. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

D-Mitch
08-27-2012, 07:17 PM
USS Hull (DD-945) a Forrest Sherman class destroyer, the only modern destroyer to carry an 8-inch gun.

Photos of the ship here: World Wide Navies (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?177337-World-Wide-Navies/page70)

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bd popeye
08-29-2012, 12:28 AM
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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2012) T-6B Texan II training aircraft assigned to Training Wing 5 from Pensacola, Fla., are staged on the tarmac at Millington Regional Jetport after being evacuated from their home station in preparation for Hurricane Isaac. The aircraft will remain in Millington until the storm passes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ty C. Connors/Released)

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NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Bridney Brown monitors the horizon from the bridge aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William T. Jenkins/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) crosses the bow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during underway replenishment approach training. Winston S. Churchill, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, is 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 Aaron Chase/Released)

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012) TH-57 helicopters are cramped together in the hangar at Naval Air Station Whiting Field's South Field to protect them from the heavy winds and debris expected from Tropical Storm Isaac. (U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope/Released)

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012) T-6B Texan II aircraft fill the North Field hangar at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The base and Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 are ceasing flight operations and either housing the aircraft or flying them out to avoid damage from Tropical Storm Isaac. (U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 27, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 59, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) Five, departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during certification exercise (CERTEX). CERTEX is the final pre-deployment exercise, which is designed to strengthen the blue-green team's ability to operate together, and respond to various situations while deployed. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 25, 2012) Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (EODESU) 1, hand over trash recovered from the bottom of the San Diego Bay to Sailors attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 during Operation Clean Sweep. This event was started by the San Diego Port Tenants Association in 1990 and since then nearly 42 sites have been cleaned, more than 10,000 people have volunteered and more than 360 boats have been donated to help improve the cleanliness of the San Diego Bay and shoreline. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 27, 2012) Chief petty officer (CPO) selects practice marching and cadence calling during the USS Midway Museum CPO Legacy Academy. The Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the CPO selects live aboard USS Midway and participate in preservation activities, leadership training, community relations projects and learn lessons about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and CPO community. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 26, 2012) A chief petty officer (CPO) select prepares for a seabag inspection during day one of the USS Midway Museum CPO Legacy Academy. The Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the CPO selects live aboard the USS Midway and participate in preservation activities, leadership training, community relations projects and learn lessons about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and CPO community. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2012) The research and development vessel R/V Sea Fighter (FSF-1), an advanced technology demonstrator operated by the Office of Naval Research, departs Naval Support Activity Panama City in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 27, 2012) Chief petty officer (CPO) selects are briefed by a docent on the bridge of USS Midway during the USS Midway Museum CPO Legacy Academy. The Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the CPO selects live aboard USS Midway and participate in preservation activities, leadership training, community relations projects and learn lessons about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and CPO community. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 24, 2012) Machinist's Mate Fireman Sabrina Estrella, left, Chief Legalman Katrina Hall, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Kaneshia Davis, all assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) Diversity Team serve ice cream and cookies on the mess decks to celebrate Women's Equality Day. NAVADMIN 251/12 announced the observance of Women's Equality Day to be Aug. 26. The day commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Tyrell Morris/Released)

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NORFOLK (Aug. 24, 2012) Vice Adm. Michelle Janine Howard, center, has her shoulder boards replaced by her husband, Wayne Cowles and her sister, Lisa Teitleman, during a promotion ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. Howard is the first African-American woman to receive a third star in flag rank. She assumes the duties as deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command and commander of Task Force 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman Brett J. Richmond, assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), checks the safety pin on a close in weapons system before a pre-action aim calibration fire exercise. Wasp is underway conducting scheduled operations off the Atlantic coastline. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Markus Castaneda/Released)

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INS Vikramaditya. The Carrier was the former Soviet - Admiral Gorshkov or Baku.

SEVEROMORSK, Russian Federation (Aug. 26, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrives in Severomorsk for a two-day visit after completing exercise Northern Eagle 2012. (Russian Federation navy photo by Capt. 1st rank Anatoly Romanko/Released)

bd popeye
08-29-2012, 12:38 AM
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this is one of the best ship's crest/logo/seal/patch I've ever seen..period.

GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 24, 2012) The official crest of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784). (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Jim Sikora/Released)


Ship's Crest symbolism USS North Dakota (SSN 784)

The Ship's Crest was launched on 24 August, 2012 by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley in the Great Hall at the North Dakota State Capitol[7]. The final crest is the culmination of a design process that started with entries submitted by the ship's crew and North Dakota residents and ended with an impressive and extremely symbolic icon.

USS NORTH DAKOTA proudly displays the ship’s motto, “Strength from the Soil, Reapers of the Deep.” “Strength from the soil” is taken from the State of North Dakota Coat of Arms and the Governor’s Flag representing the connection between the USS NORTH DAKOTA and the State of North Dakota. “Reapers of the Deep” has a double meaning. It represents both the fighting spirit of the submarine warrior and the ties to the state’s farm heritage of reapers, which cut grain in the fields.

The green ribbon on which the motto resides represents the agricultural community as well as the colors of the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University.

The overall shape of the crest is that of an Indian arrowhead, similar to that used on the North Dakota Coat of Arms. This represents the American Indian heritage of North Dakota.

Flanking the Indian arrowhead shape and acting as its serrated cutting edge is wheat. This represents the North Dakota farming community.

Prominently displayed on the crest are gold and silver six shooter revolvers. The front sights of the revolvers are formed by the gold and silver dolphins, representing the officer and enlisted submarine warfare community. Additionally, the revolvers represent the two tomahawk payload tubes the ship carries in arsenal. NORTH DAKOTA is the first submarine to carry these payload tubes, each capable of carrying six Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.

The red and green eyes of the submarine dolphins mounted on the six shooter revolvers pays tribute to the port and starboard running lights of the professional mariner.

Across the revolver hand grips are the words “Rough Riders.” This is a salute to the state’s connection to President Roosevelt. The “Rough Riders" were volunteers from the plains during the Spanish American War. Members of the North Dakota National Guard as well as President Roosevelt’s Rough Riders served in combat for one year in the Philippines, supporting its occupation following the Spanish American War.

Across the skyline is the silhouette of the first USS NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29). BB-29 is additionally represented as on of the two gold stars flanking the words, “USS NORTH DAKOTA.” SSN-784, the second warship to proudly bear the name, represents the second gold star in this banner.

At the base of the arrowhead outline are two horse heads, representing the Nakota horses that roamed the prairies of North Dakota.

In the night sky is the Constellation Orion. Orion, the hunter, signifies the warrior heart of the people of North Dakota and the war fighting crew of USS NORTH DAKOTA.

Wrapping across the crest is a banner with two Native American tomahawks, representing the state’s Native American Indian heritage and Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, one of the weapons capabilities the USS NORTH DAKOTA can employ.

Finally, prominently pushing through the ship’s crest is a Virginia Class Submarine representing the sailors who man this great warship.

ozpirate
08-29-2012, 06:49 AM
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Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the background.

Correction - Not the Admiral Kuznetsov but in fact the new INS Vikramaditya. The Carrier was the former Soviet - Admiral Gorshkov or Baku.

bd popeye
08-29-2012, 09:17 AM
Correction - Not the Admiral Kuznetsov but in fact the new INS Vikramaditya. The Carrier was the former Soviet - Admiral Gorshkov or Baku.

Thanks! I should know that!

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NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 1, 2012) Sailors pre-stage water bottles to assist service members in need of water during the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 1, 2012) Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Christina Solebello loads water bottles to assist service members in need of water during the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 1, 2011) Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans' fire and rescue personnel assist an injured boater out of a Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter to an ambulance for transportation to local hospital. Two helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans transported 13 people involved in a boat collision near Buras, La. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (Sept. 1, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jonathan Akers, left, Staff Sgt. Gary Cheek and Lt. Mark Crosby assist a woman out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after he was evacuated to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (Sept. 1, 2012) Lt. Lori Campbell, assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse, carries a young girl that was transported via medical evacuation from Port Sulphur, La. to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 30, 2011) Hospital Corpsman Deika Basoiadoran talks to a nursing home residents that were evacuated from Plaquemines Parish, La. during Hurricane Isaac. After water began topping the levees near the nursing home, more than 100 residents were evacuated by the Louisiana Air National Guard to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, where they spent the night until the threat flooding passed. Corpsman from Naval Branch Clinic Belle Chasse assisted the nursing home's staff with care and feeding of the residents. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 2, 2012) Chief Personnel Specialist Kevin Sun, assigned tothe Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) reunites with his dog and other loved ones in Pearl Harbor after completing Pacific Partnership 2012. Mercy is in Pearl Harbor to drop off several partner nations and other crew on its way back to San Diego after the completion of Pacific Partnership 2012. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission U.S. military, host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) exit a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter during a simulated mass casualty drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The drill was conducted as a part of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT), which provides the initial opportunity for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group to conduct operational maneuvering from sea to shore before supporting multilateral exercises, contingency operations, or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2012) An EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 141 (VAQ) aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) flies over the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) while transiting through the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed carrier strike group, based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a routine western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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CLEVELAND OH(Sept. 3, 2012) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Truman Roughton, left, and Seaman Carl Onyewu, right, both assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45), pose with Cub Scouts of Pack 3306 of Mentor-Willoughby, Ohio, on the bow of the ship during the Navy's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Cleveland. The celebration coincides with Cleveland Navy Week, one of 15 signature events planned across America in 2012. (U.S. Navy Photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Susan Hammond/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) watch the arrival of a E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 02, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during flight operations. John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements for the presence in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2012) Final checkers assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 give the signal to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) carry the webbing from the flight deck's aircraft barricade after a drill. The barricade is used to catch an aircraft that cannot land safely on the flight deck without causing serious harm or damage. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Crystal George, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), takes a lube oil sample from one of the ship's main engines. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed carrier strike group, based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a routine western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 31, 2012) Damage Controlman Fireman Rocklynn Valerio adjusts a sprinkler group during an operational test of the countermeasure wash down system aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). 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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GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 31, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) tie down an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 to the ship's flight deck. New York 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 Zane Ecklund/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 29, 2012) Sailors heave in the phone and distance line aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan E. Dial/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 25, 2012) Logistics Specialist Seaman David Ballard fires a M2HB .50 caliber machine gun during a weapons training exercise aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cyrus Roson/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 lands on the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (Sept 02, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Derek Dawson helps Steelworker 1st Class Jared Nugent, a Navy recruiter, into a bomb suit at the Saint Louis Veterans Festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason C. Winn/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) prepare to take on fuel and cargo as the ship approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194) for a replenishment at sea. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed carrier strike group, based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a routine Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2012) Sailors hold a "killer tomato" before starting a gunnery exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63). Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Navy's only forward-deployed carrier strike group, and is conducting a routine western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Sep. 5, 2012) Recruits from Division 947 march to their barracks at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2012) Recruits from Division 945 return to their barracks after having graduation photos taken at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 5, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jennifer Toledo performs maintenance on a close-in weapons system (CIWS) aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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NORTH SEA (Sept. 5, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Matthew DePumpo washes an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is on deployment 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 A.J. Jones/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 5, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Nick Zumwalt, left, and Seaman Eric Kotoun hang signal flags aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) in preparation for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 5,2012) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Bobby Heimovitz, assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a MK-25 smoke target. HSC-9 is currently underway with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mick DiMestico/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) hook a cargo sling to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) pull the ship's mooring lines aboard as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)

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NORFOLK (Aug. 30, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joshua Conway, left, and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas McGrady, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), swim laps during search and rescue (SAR) swimmer training at the fleet recreation pool. McGrady and Conway recently graduated SAR swimmer training in Jacksonville, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Eric Norcross/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 5, 2012) Lance Cpl. Benjamin Burns from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31 MEU), performs maintenance on a light armored vehicle (LAV) in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/Released)

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GUAM (Sept. 3, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Dave Lansom steers the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship gets underway. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based out of Yokosuka, Japan and is currently conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2012) An SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) 51 picks up supplies from the flight deck of Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) during an underway replenishment with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) gets underway from Naval Base San Diego for local operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Sailors refuel an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 on the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is participating in UNITAS Atlantic 53-2012, a combined South America and U.S. 4th Fleet-sponsored annual exercise that incorporates participants from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Fungai Diura takes part in a damage control drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS G*ettysburg (CG 64). G*ettysburg headed to Scotland to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior. The exercise is led by the joint tactical exercise planning staff in the United Kingdom and is designed to improve cooperation between allied navies and prepare participants for the joint maritime environment during deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Foster Bamford/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Ryan Beaton guides an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Grandmasters of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 aboard guided-missile cruiser USS *****sburg (CG 64). Seaman Cody Cooper and Seaman Austin Diberardino wait underneath to hook up a supply pallet to the helicopter. *****sburg is heading to Scotland to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior. The exercise is led by the joint tactical exercise planning staff in the United Kingdom to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Chad Rees performs main rotor head accumulator bleed and service on a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements and Navy assets in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Daniel Schumacher/Released)

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JOINT REGION MARIANAS, Guam (Sept. 21, 2012) Airman Morgan Lindsey, from Bowling Green, Ky., fires a shot line as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into Joint Region Marianas, Guam. 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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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Chris Baker inspects the barrel of a MK-45 5-inch gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), bottom, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) are underway after exercise Valiant Shield 2012 (VS12). VS12 is an integrated joint training exercise that offers the opportunity to integrate Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps forces at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Vanessa Wesselman sits atop an F/A-18C Hornet from the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements and Navy assets in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Alex Armour signals for the lowering of supplies aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements and Navy assets in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Richard L. Kinnison, from Parkton, N.C., fires an air slug from the Mk-32 surface vessel torpedo tubes aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill 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 Aaron Chase/Released)

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2012) F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation & conduct in-flight refueling during a flight to Grand Junction, Colo. The Blue Angels maintain a six-aircraft delta formation during all transit flights. (All U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Sept. 19, 2012) Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert flies an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft BF-3 with inert AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles over the Atlantic Test Ranges. The test flight evaluated the airplane's structural loads and flying qualities during maneuvering flight. The F-35B is the variant of the JSF designed for use by U.S. Marine Corps, as well as F-35 international partners in the United Kingdom and Italy. The F-35B is capable of short take-offs and vertical landings to enable air power projection from amphibious ships, ski-jump aircraft carriers and expeditionary airfields. The F-35B is undergoing test and evaluation at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., prior to delivery to the fleet. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Michael Jackson)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 28, 2012) Sailors participate in barricade drills on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and embarked 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 in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 26, 2012) Seaman Ashtin Latting, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), holds a fire hose while advancing on a simulated fire during a general quarters drill. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and is conducting on a patrol of the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2012) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Paul Parson, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, lifts Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Mark Ward into an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during their quarterly simulated casualty training. HSM-73 conducts sea control operations in open ocean and littoral environments. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Stacy Richardson/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2012) Chief Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) Mike Lindsey, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, guides a simulated injured Sailor into an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during a mass casualty exercise at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sep. 26, 2012) Marines practice fast roping in an elevator shaft aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, underway on a deployment of the western Pacific with the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 24, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jonathan Washington, left, from Mansfield, Texas, and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Gabrielle Engler, from Ocean City, N.J., reinstall brackets after completing corrosion control maintenance aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 23, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) depart a dhow after completing a maritime flag verification. Winston S. Churchill 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 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 26, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Burton Washington, from Chicago, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Ramsey, from Houston, prepare dinner in the ship's galley aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City 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 Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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RED SEA (Sept. 22, 2012) MV-22 Ospreys prepare to launch from the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a training exercise. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) 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 2nd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2012) Sailors from the crash and salvage department stand watch as an F/A-18C Hornet from the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from 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 (Sept. 27, 2012) Final checkers signal it is safe to launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 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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ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2012) Seaman Lamont Robinson and members of the deck department heave in a line aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2012) Sailors from the deck department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) secure the port anchor chain in the forecastle during an anchoring evolution. Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Biller/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2012) Command Master Chief Fluvio Tamborini, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85, watches batting practice with his son before a Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire 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 for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 25, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) participates in a live-fire exercise. Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group currently underway on a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2012) The bow of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) plows through a wave while underway in rough seas. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Guang Yang mans the helm aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). McFaul is on a scheduled deployment 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 Caitlin Conroy/Released)

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NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 24, 2012) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Brittany Sapp, from Topeka, Kan., inspects life rafts on the catwalk of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently homeported in Bremerton, Wash., while undergoing a docked planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cyd M. Vargas/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) missile from the ship's forward and aft missile decks during a missile exercise. Mustin is one of seven guided missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (Oct. 7, 2012) Quarter Master 2nd Class Alexander Davis shifts the colors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship enters port. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a patrol of the western Pacific in support of regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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STRAIT OF MALACCA (Oct. 6, 2012) Ship's Serviceman Seaman Alexander Bryant, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), mans a .50-caliber machine gun while the ship is underway in the Strait of Malacca. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and is conducting a patrol of the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Aviation Ordnancman Airmen Amie Heath, left, from Kinston, N.C., and Xochilt Diaz, from Queens, N.Y., study for their enlisted surface warfare specialist test on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a replenishment-at-sea with 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 for Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (Oct. 7, 2012) Capt. Tom Disy, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63), enjoys a traditional Indonesian dance on the pier shortly after the ship pulled into port. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a patrol of the western Pacific in support of regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launch a combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) from the well deck during well deck operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Dwight D. Eisenhower 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.The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2012) Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) participate in a 5K run on the flight deck. 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 Jared King/Released)

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2012) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a U.S. Navy Band concert at Jack London Square to honor East Bay Veterans as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 7, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) prepare to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136. 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. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Harry Andrew D. Gordon/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, prepare to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 for an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 28, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Keila Martinez, right, and Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Yueming Li check samples of fuel aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). Gunston Hall and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) are part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Scott Youngblood/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2012) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Cindy Jimenez serves food to Sailors during a steal beach picnic on the flight deck aboard 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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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 22, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Michael Strobeck fires the MK-38 25mm machine gun system during a weapons exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is part of the forward-deployed Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is operating the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship/Released)

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SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (Oct. 7, 2012) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is moored pierside in Subic Bay as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) is moored in the distance. Bonhomme Richard and Tortuga are in Subic Bay to begin Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral exercise held in conjunction with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Official US Navy photo released for public usage.

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 2, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter delivers cargo to the flight deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during a replenishment at sea. New York 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. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), left, maneuvers alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a replenishment at sea. Enterprise 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. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 5, 2012) U.S. Sailors and Marines enjoy a swim call during a command morale day aboard 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 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 Cyrus Roson/Released)

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DAHLGREN, Va. (June 21, 2012) The second of two Office of Naval Research (ONR) Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun industry prototype launchers is being evaluated at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. Both General Atomics and BAE Systems have designed next generation prototype EM Railguns capable of increased firing rates. The EM Railgun is a long-range weapon that launches projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under development by the Department of the Navy for use aboard ships. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2012) Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) at the start of a swim call. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support mission as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2012) Sailors jump from an aircraft elevator during a swim call aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support mission as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

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SUBIC BAY (Oct. 5, 2012) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) enter CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the start of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

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SUBIC BAY (Oct. 5, 2012) A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the start of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 2, 2012) A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter delivers cargo to the flight deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during a replenishment at sea. New York 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 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) lower a power cylinder into the trough of catapult four. Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island for a planned incremental availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heather Roe/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chord Deckert, from Hemet, Calif., clears the launching area as an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 prepares to launch off 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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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2012) Sailors from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 standby with tie down chains 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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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 5, 2012) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783) under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Chris Oxley/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 26, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) load supplies as the ship prepares to sortie in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, ordered the sortie of Navy ships in the Hampton Roads, Va., area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 26, 2012) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) cross the quarterdeck as the ship prepares to sortie in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, ordered the sortie of Navy ships in the Hampton Roads, Va., area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 26, 2012) USNS William McClean (T-AKE 12) departs Naval Station Norfolk in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, ordered the sortie of Navy ships in the Hampton Roads, Va., area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/Released)

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GULF OF THAILAND (Oct. 25, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) search Royal Cambodian Navy patrol craft PC 1142 during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 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, Thailand and Timor Leste. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Robert Clowney/Released)

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NORFOLK (Oct. 18, 2012) Sailors assigned to the pallbearer detail walk up the brow of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while carrying the coffin of a former service member for an upcoming burial at sea. Wasp is currently preparing for a scheduled underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen Albrecht/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2012) The remains of former service members rest under American flags in the hangar bay aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) before a burial at sea ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew B. Church/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2012) Sailors aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) conduct a burial at sea ceremony on the starboard aircraft elevator. Wasp committed 17 former service members to the sea during this time-honored tradition. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew B. Church/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Daniel Sasser plays taps during a burial at sea aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp committed 17 former service members to the sea during this time-honored tradition. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew B. Church/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2012) Chief Religious Programs Specialist Cayce Mautino salutes a folded American flag held by Staff Sgt. Jason Matlat during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp committed 17 former service members to the sea during this time-honored tradition.. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew B. Church/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Yeoman Seaman Jenn Reeder, from Solvang, Calif., talks on a sound-powered phone aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) launches from the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as apart of a joint ballistic missile defense exercise. America's Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash. (Oct. 25, 2012) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Cyr fires blank rounds from an M240 machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) at a simulated enemy small boat during the anti-terrorism training exercise Citadel Protect. Citadel Protect is an annual anti-terrorism exercise designed to be hyper-realistic, utilizing pyrotechnics to simulate explosions, blank gunfire, and special-effects makeup to simulate wounds. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffry Willadsen/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 picks up ammunition from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during the carrier's last ammunition offload. Enterprise is completing its final deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Stephen Wolff/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 23 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Kasi Bounds, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, performs maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway participating in its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Winn/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash., (Oct. 25, 2012) Pyrotechnics explode simulating a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) on the south wharf of Naval Station Everett during Citadel Protect, one of Naval Station Everett's annual anti-terrorism training exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 23, 2012) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 (REIN) lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) 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 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 24, 2012) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) throws a line to the frigate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Crommelin is scheduled to be decommissioned Oct. 26, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Diana Quinlan/Released)

bd popeye
10-27-2012, 11:38 AM
sorry no hi-res on these photos.

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A tugboat approaches the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) anchored after its arrival at a Manila bay October 24, 2012. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrived on Wednesday in the capital for a goodwill visit that will further enhance the strong historic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines through community relations projects and professional exchanges between U.S. and Philippine Navy counterparts, according to a U.S. embassy press statement. *******/Romeo Ranoco

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Relatives of a Filipino-American sailor pose before a US Navy FA-18 fighter jet as two sailors talk to the media aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington off Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines,

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U.S. sailors from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington board a ferry for a short liberty off manila bay in Manila, Philippines, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. The U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China Sea last Saturday in a show of American power in waters that are fast becoming a focal point of Washington's strategic rivalry with Beijing. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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U.S. Navy sailors tidy up the deck hangar of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington off Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.

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U.S. Navy personnel line in formation inside the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier George Washington anchored off Manila bay October 25, 2012.

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Big daddy would not be on a treadmill jogging if I was in-port in Manila..back in the day!

A U.S. Navy personnel jogs on a treadmill beside helicopters inside the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier George Washington anchored off Manila bay October 25, 2012.

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Journalists take photos of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington off Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.

Eugene Schmidt
10-27-2012, 03:08 PM
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Big daddy would not be on a treadmill jogging if I was in-port in Manila..back in the day!

A U.S. Navy personnel jogs on a treadmill beside helicopters inside the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier George Washington anchored off Manila bay October 25, 2012.



AMEN to that BD

EJ

bd popeye
10-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Thanks ES!

D-Mitch
12-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Modified photos by charly015 (I post again the 2nd one for a comparison between the vessels) p-)

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bd popeye
01-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Guys, feel free to repost these and any pix I post anywhere you wish. I have unlimited bandwidth from imgur.

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SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (Dec. 29, 2012) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) maneuvers alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Bremerton is on a deployment to the western Pacific. emory S. Land is undergoing repairs in the Philippines while conducting coordinated tending moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Aldape/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 29, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 1, 2013) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Hugh Ratsch, from Montgomery, Ala., runs a diagnostics program from the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg / Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Brian Adams directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Mayra Sanchez signals for the forward movement of an aircraft on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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OLD CABALAN, Republic of the Philippines (Dec. 21, 2012) Information Systems Technician Seaman Recruit Isabel Miramontes, assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), hands out gifts to children during a community service event at Nios Pag Asa orphanage in Old Cabalan. Sailors and faculty decorated the center for the children and helped them celebrate the holidays. Nios Pag Asa is a local orphanage that cares for children with special needs and disabilities. Emory S. Land is undergoing a voyage repair period in Subic Bay during an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Aldape/Released)

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OLD CABALAN, Republic of the Philippines (Dec. 21, 2012) Chief Logistics Specialist Desma Bishun, assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) helps a child color a holiday decoration during a community service event at Nios Pag Asa orphanage in Old Cabalan.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Aldape/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Dec. 28, 2012) Graduating recruits march past the official party during the final Recruit Training Command pass-in-review graduation of 2012 in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall. Recruit Training Command turned more than 37,000 civilians into Sailors in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 28, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ernest Obengmanu, left, and Seaman Daniel Desir connect a replenishment fixture aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Farragut is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 28, 2012) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) prepares to conduct a replenishment with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), not pictured. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 27, 2012) Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Marqueta C. Rodgers sings the national anthem at a Bridgement Education Holiday Bowl in Qualcom Stadium to kickoff a University of California-Los Angeles Bruins versus Texas Baylor University Bears. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Veronica Mammina/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 27, 2012) A member of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, lands at Qualcomm stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl. The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial precision parachute demonstrations across America in support of Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza./Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 24, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Charmaine Yutuc speaks with Jen Steele from the Union-Tribune San Diego while aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th 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 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 30, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Gregory Priebe, from Newark, N.Y., grinds paint from a drop-tank on an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 30, 2012) Sailors fire M-16 rifles during small arms weapons qualification on aircraft elevator three aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

bd popeye
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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) operates in the Arabian Sea during sunset. John C. Stennis 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 Yeoman 3rd Class James Stahl/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Sailors signal for the launching of an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Eric Augustine directs an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 133 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 4, 2012) Sailors and Marines sort mail aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) 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 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 4, 2012) A MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 performs a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 7, 2013) A truck-mounted aircraft deicer sprays deicing fluid on an EA-18G Growler on the flight line at Naval Air Facility Misawa. The aircraft belongs to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 which is currently deployed to northern Japan in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Mike Ferrell/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Quartermaster 3rd Class Justin Shepler, from Sierra Vista, Ariz., uses a statometer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) to gauge the ship's distance away from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Jan. 3, 2013) The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) departs San Diego to conduct a hull swap with guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 53) in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Antietam helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas, and humanitarian/disaster response within the U.S. 3rd Fleet's 50-million square mile area of responsibility in the Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 02, 2013) - Seaman Apprentice Jessica Smart, from Gainesville, Fla., mans a sound-powered telephone in hangar bay two of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 04, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ales Malik, from Denver, inspects landing gear on an F/A-18C Hornet of the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 in the hanger bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Seth Coulter/ Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2013) A final checker signals for the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet of the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 3, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Felix Gonzales, from Gonzales, Texas, works on an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tracee Arps, from Chicago, drives a forklift in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 31, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Juantavius Bridges, from Carrollton, Ga., clears the launching area as an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 133 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Sailors from deck department heave a messenger line in hangar bay two aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

bd popeye
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FARAH CITY, Afghanistan (Jan. 8, 2013) Lt. Mike Quaglino, operations officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah, watches as Hospital Corpsman Brian Mays, a medic for the PRT, clears his M4 carbine upon returning from a mission. The mission to the director of agriculture, irrigation and livestock facilities was to evaluate progress on a demonstration greenhouse project being built to connect Farahi farmers and the government. PRT Farah's mission is to train, advise, and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in Farah province Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) Lt. j.g. Scott Chuda, originally from Charlestown, N.H., a naval aviator assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132, signals to the plane captain of his EA-18G Growler on the flight line of Naval Air Facility Misawa before taking off on a scheduled night mission. VAQ-132 is deployed to NAF Misawa on a six-month deployment supporting U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Mia Show, EA-18G plane captain from Huntington Beach, Calif., assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132, awaits the completion of pre-flight checks before the aircraft taking off for a scheduled mission at Naval Air Facility Misawa. VAQ-132 is deployed to NAF Misawa on a six-month deployment supporting U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) Lt. Cmdr. Pete Curran, left, a naval aviator originally from Redding, Calif., and Lt. Laura Combs, an electronic warfare officer from Lexington, Ky., both assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 conduct pre-flight checks before a scheduled night mission at Naval Air Facility Misawa. VAQ-132 is deployed to NAF Misawa on a six-month deployment supporting U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 6, 2013) Sailors toss a floating target i.e "The Killer Tomato".. over the side of the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) Seaman Recruit Megan Porteus, from Brooksville, Fla., operates a sliding padeye station in hangar bay two of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 5, 2013) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) stand by as the ship approaches the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387) for a replenishment-at-sea. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
01-09-2013, 07:46 PM
Today in Naval history

January 9, 2013

1861 - Union steamer Star of the West is fired on by the Confederates in Charleston Harbor.
1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service is established to carry cargo during World War I.
1945 - Carrier aircraft begin a two-day attack on Japanese forces at Luzon, Philippines.

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EJ

bd popeye
01-09-2013, 10:51 PM
Thanks EJ!

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class August Cook, from Spring, Texas, butters fresh rolls in the flag galley of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate Adam Drew, from Mountain Grove, Mo., performs corrosion prevention on an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Airman Apprentice Kayla Farver, from Gautier, Miss., mans the elevator operator station in flight deck control aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Final checkers signal for the launch of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Tyler Newman, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jason Griffin checks aircraft weights before flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 9, 2013) Rear Adm. John Haley, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, center, is greeted by Capt. Chris Rodeman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility Misawa and Cmdr. Dave Kurtz , commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132. Haley conducted an all-hands call with VAQ-132 leadership and Sailors, who are finishing up a six month deployment at NAF Misawa in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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AYASE, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Laticia Watson checks the operating and navigation systems inside the cockpit of an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar for Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14. Watson was recognized as Sailor of the Week during the filming of the base's weekly Captain's Call show. Sailor of the Week is a title granted to different Sailors on board Naval Air Facility Atsugi that have shown exemplary skill and work ethic within their shop and rate. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kegan E. Kay/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2013) Airman Jacob Niver and Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Jeffrey Brown perform morning colors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing planned incremental availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Iain L. Stratton/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2013) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) attend flight deck training. George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2013) Sailors set up the aircraft barricade during a training exercise on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Sailors perform a combat foreign object and debris walkdown on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). J(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PATUXENT RIVER, MD. (Jan. 8, 2013) Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research, shakes hands with Cmdr. Stacey Wright, commanding officer of Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1, as he boards a research-modified NP-3D Orion aircraft (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/p-3-np.htm). VXS-1 supports the Naval Research Enterprise by conducting manned and unmanned airborne science and technology operations. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility for a port visit and supply replenishment during its 2013 patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steve White/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2013) The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a replenishment-at-sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies with cargo past the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Mobile Bay, assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

bd popeye
01-10-2013, 02:13 PM
American Sailors..doing their jobs!

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 1st Class Gregory Priebe, from Newark, N.Y., prepares to sand an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis 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 Chelsy Alamina/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Shawna Allen, from Los Fresnos, Texas, performs corrosion prevention on an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Chief Personnel Specialist Maricela Rees, from Wildomar, Calif., stacks cases of soda aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Sailors move tubs of ice cream into storerooms aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Lee Long, from Fresno, Calif., organizes tools in an air framer shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bryan Slaughter, from Carlton, Texas, tightens a bolt in the wing of an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Hull Technician 3rd Class Tyler Martin, from Athens, Ill., hammers heated metal into shape to form a handle in the boat shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Hull Technician 2nd Class Jerod Baillargeon, from Lynden, Wash., heats metal to form a handle in the boat shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Quartermaster Seaman Kevin Harris, from Corsicana, Texas, uses a stadimeter to gauge the distance from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) while aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

bd popeye
01-10-2013, 02:36 PM
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SAN DIEGO (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Elizabeth Mongkhonvilay, left, and Airman Jesse Korkki, right, raise the national ensign during morning colors on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing Planned Incremental Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Arabian Sea before making its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) for a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Lester Cruz signals to an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation boatswain's mates observe an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 during a landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Brad Thomas and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Nicolas Jones clean the interior of a jet blast deflector aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing planned incremental availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Michkael Russell and Logistics Specialist Seaman Justin Rawls tighten bands around mattresses to be offloaded from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flies over the flight deck of 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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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of 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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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kendrah Agostini, left, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Laura Jablinski treat simulated injuries on Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Brian Roy during a mass casualty training exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 10, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Omar Palmer, a native of Washington, D.C.,and assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, signals to a P-3C Orion aircraft as it taxis on the Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa flight line. VP-10 is currently deployed in northern Japan at NAF Misawa in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alfredo Rosado/Released)

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 10, 2013) Ground crew await as an EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 taxis after returning from a flight during heavy snows at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. VAQ-132 is currently finishing up a six-month deployment at NAF Misawa in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2013) Quartermaster Seaman Kendra Greer cleans the windows on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Horton/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) A helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it makes its approach alongside 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 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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SALAMANSA, Cape Verde (Jan. 8, 2013) Musician 2nd Class Kelly Dacosta, left, assigned to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, Topside, plays the saxophone during a performance in the fishing town of Salamansa as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-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 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
01-10-2013, 11:04 PM
Today - Jan 10 in Us Naval history

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.

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EJ

Eugene Schmidt
01-11-2013, 04:45 PM
US Naval History Today, Jan 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.

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EJ

Eugene Schmidt
01-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Today in US Naval History

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.


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EJ

Eugene Schmidt
01-15-2013, 09:11 PM
Today 15 Jan in US Naval History

1865 - Capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C., by joint amphibious force.
1973 - President Nixon suspends all offensive operations against Narth Vietnam.
1997 - Navy physician Capt. Jerry Lineger joined the crew of the MIR space station after being launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis during space Shuttle Mission STS-81. Prior to the mission, he was trained at the Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, for more than a year.

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EJ

bd popeye
01-16-2013, 12:31 AM
The first four pix below is a real evolution and not part of any drill.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2013) Cmdr. Kimberly Toone, center, prepares to move a patient to the flight deck in preparation for a medical evacuation from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2013) Lt. Chantel Hurwitz, the ship's nurse, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Robert High move a patient in preparation for a medical evacuation from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2013) Sailors assigned to the medical department prepare to evacuate a patient by helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2013) Sailors assigned to the medical department prepare to evacuate a patient by helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2013) Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepares to launch the command's first P-8A Poseidon 430 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville as a P-3C Orion passes overhead. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Dunn/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2013) Airman Robert French, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, taxis a P-8A Poseidon to the flight line during flight operations at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Dunn/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2013) Marine Cpl. Jorge Salazar, right, assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Wounded Warrior Battalion-West detachment, speaks to Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command, Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward during a visit to NMCSD's Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Pyoung K. Yi/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 12, 2013) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Kristopher Sharpe, left, practices nonlethal tactics on Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jasmaine Brooks after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during security reaction force training aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 14, 2013) Sailors practice movements during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 14, 2013) Lt. j.g Zachary Mahoney descends a ladder from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 12, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires a MK 45 5-inch, 62-caliber lightweight deck gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) conducts rapid ballast and floods the well deck with 10 feet of water. The trials are the final in-depth examination of all newly constructed ships to ensure the ship meets all Navy standards and requirements. San Diego was declared satisfactory by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and will begin training for deployment in 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Holly Boynton/Released)

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NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BANGOR, Wash. (Jan. 9, 2013) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Izamar Martinez, from Alvin, Texas, prepares ammunition for Sailors earning their M-16 qualifications at the Naval Base Kitsap Small Arms Training Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Powell/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2013) Sailors assess and treat simulated patients during a mass casualty drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The drill is part of the ship's ongoing efforts to stay mission ready. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Winn/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) departs the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) 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 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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SAIPAN (Jan. 11, 2013) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) moors alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40). La Jolla is in Saipan for a scheduled port visit during its deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ricardo Danan/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 14, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is moored in Yokosuka, Japan during a snow storm. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mel Orr/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
01-16-2013, 05:21 PM
US Naval History, Today, 16 Jan

1815 - Benjamin Crowninshield becomes fifth Secretary of the Navy.
1930 - USS Lexington (CV 2) provides power to Tacoma, Wash., when floods knocked out city power plants.
1991 - Operation Desert Storm, the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, begins.

USNNS

EJ

bd popeye
01-17-2013, 12:06 AM
EJS..thanks for posting in this thread!

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GULFPORT, Miss. (Jan 9, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 15 form a protective circle to practice teamwork and movement during crowd control training. NMCB-15 is mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is an expeditionary element of U.S. Naval Forces that support various units worldwide through national force readiness, humanitarian assistance, and building and maintaining infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Garas/Released)

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GULF OF MEXICO (April 19, 2012) The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the first of 10 Navy joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, conducts builder's trials. The 338-foot-long aluminum catamarans are designed to be fast, flexible and maneuverable even in austere ports, making them ideal for transporting troops and equipment quickly within a theater of operations. (U.S. Navy photos Courtesy Austal USA/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 15, 2013) The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea. John C. Stennis 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 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2013) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) take part in a counter measure wash down. Boxer is off the California coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 6, 2013) Lt. Ron Rumfelt signals for the launch of an EA-6B Prowler from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 1, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet of the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 2, 2013) A Sailor carries a jet intake cover on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Trathen McClauslan assigned to the Scorpions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 performs maintenance on the rotor blade assembly of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51). Gary and HSL-49 are deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of Operation Martillo (Hammer) an inter-agency counter drug operation conducted in the waters around South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian W. Anderson/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Richard Nance assigned to the Scorpions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 performs a power available spindle rig check an an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian W. Anderson/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 8, 2013) Chief Gunner's Mate Terrance G. Wright, from Miami, fires rounds from a 25mm gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

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EVERETT, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2013) Quartermasters conduct in-rate training aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Winn/Released)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 15, 2012) A Recruit Division Commander instructs his recruits while marching at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 11, 2013) Builder 1st Class Daniel Gunsallus, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 27, performs finish work on a newly poured section of concrete at Cable Beach on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NAVSTA GTMO), Cuba. Gunsallus and his team are constructing a parking lot at the beach as part of a series of ongoing renovations and improvements on NAVSTA GTMO. The Seabees from NMCB-27 are forward deployed throughout South and Central America in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet multinational partnership and humanitarian assistance missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineering Aid 1st Class Merritt Cropsey/Released)

bd popeye
01-18-2013, 10:21 AM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Roxanne Sifuentes and Damage Controlman Fireman Ivan Araiza, assigned to the engineering department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), update the hydrostatic test date log for a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) locker. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Aylward/Released)

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in case you guys are wondering VAW-126 has been known as the Seahawks since 1969.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 flies overhead as an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Seahawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAQ) 126 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2013) An F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher A. Morrison/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2013) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 17, 2013) An F/A-18E Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Aylward/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 17, 2013) An F/A-18E Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during flight operations. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 17, 2013) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Vanessa Lindsay-Kerr, from Raleigh, N.C., starts the engine of an aviation tow cart aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 17, 2013) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Justin Watson tracks surface contacts from Combat Information Center aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is conducting sea trials in preparation for a deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 12, 2013) Quartermaster 3rd Class Frank P. Grossmann, right, competes against Operations Specialist 2nd Class Joel Padin during a chess tournament aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) 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 Alex Van'tLeven/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 15, 2013) Yeoman 2nd Class Ras-Neheisi Benzo climbs a caving ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group 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 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 15, 2013) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conduct maneuvers in rigid-hull inflatable boats during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Michael Alves directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 during an ammunition onload aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) Sailors run toward cargo on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an ammunition onload. George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

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U.S. 4TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 4, 2013) Approximately 600 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $22 million was confiscated by the U.S. Coast Guard team aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) after an interdiction while conducting Operation Martillo in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in Central and South America. 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. Navy photo/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Hamlet Urroz-Gardenas and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kendrick Rodriguez move ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) move ordnance in the hangar bay during an ammunition onload.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 delivers ammunition to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Daughton/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 10, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Megan Lynch, from Brenham, Texas, directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
01-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Today in US Naval History, 18 January

1911 - First aircraft landing aboard a ship, USS Pennsylvania (ACR 4) by Eugene Ely.
1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf burned a crewman on the Danish tanker Prima Maersk, USS Duxbury Bay (AVP 38) transfers a Navy doctor to help the crewman. USS Soley (DD 707) took him to the nearest hospital at Bahrain Island.
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.

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EJ

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01-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2013) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Kram monitors the electrical load of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is conducting sea trials in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Hunter S. Harwell/Released)

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FARAH CITY, Afghanistan (Jan. 19, 2013) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jennifer Kleve, right, a medic with Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah, listens to Afghan woman's experience at the children's supplemental feeding center through an interpreter in Farah City, Jan. 19. The supplemental feeding center in at the Farah City hospital is sponsored by PRT Farah and provides food, education and vaccinations to Afghan children. PRT Farah's mission is to train, advise, and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in Farah province Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup/released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2013) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit attach a cargo line to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during an ammunition on-load. Kearsarge is conducting sea trials in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 19, 2013) - Sailors assigned to deck department push a container to its destination on the boat deck during crane operations aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). The ship pulled into Okinawa to embark Marines participating in Cobra Gold 2013. Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 19, 2013) - Airman Bryan Daniels detaches a sling from a main hook during crane operations aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Jan. 18, 2013) - Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kekoa Ulep of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) hugs his mom Rose Silva following the arrival of the submarine at her new homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Friday, Jan. 18., after completing a homeport shift from Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 in Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor/ Released)

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE FARAH, Afghanistan (Jan. 18, 2013) Operations Specialist 1st Class Megan Garcia, a tactical operations watchstander for Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah, reads a book to her children as part of a United Through Reading Read-a-thon. Participants in the program were encouraged to read to children in their families or to students at Birch Elementary in Idaho, to promote childhood literacy. United Through Reading is a non-profit organization that enables deployed service members to share their love and support with their children by reading books aloud on DVD. PRT Farah's mission is to train, advise, and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in Farah province Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup/Released)

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE FARAH, Afghanistan (Jan. 18, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jennifer K