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bd popeye
03-20-2010, 05:13 PM
After much cajoling I've decided to start a USN pic thread. I will limit my posting to weekends and possibly Friday. I will post photos of the USN dating back to the 1890's when the USN became a global force. All members feel free to post PIX & comment!!p-)

Enjoy..

All USN photos posted by me in this thread will have their original USN captions.

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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Feb. 15, 2003 -- The Navy’s largest First Navy Jack, with the motto “Don’t Tread On Me”, flies high above USS Kitty Hawk during her transit through the Straits of Malacca. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) were recently ordered to the Central Command area of responsibility to join coalition forces preparing for possible operations in that area. Kitty Hawk is America’s longest-serving active warship and the world’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)

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Pacific Ocean (June 18, 2006) - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), foreground, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), center, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike groups steam in formation while 17 aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over them during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) while preparing for exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)

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INDIAN HEAD, Md. (March 10, 2009) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians are using remote-controlled machines to help detect and defuse improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jhi L. Scott/Released)

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Sixteen-inch guns of the Iowa (BB-61) firing during battle drill in the Pacific, ca. 1944.

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This was my son's first ship..yep he was aboard!

At sea with USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) Oct. 29, 2002 -- The destroyer USS Paul F. Foster turns away after an attempt to replenish fuel from the Military Sealift Command ship (MSC) USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). The seas were too high and conditions too rough to safely execute a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). Later in the day, calmer seas allowed the two ships to connect and complete their mission. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Ramsey. (RELEASED)

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American Bluejackets in Kiel, Germany. In the background the New York (BB-34), on the right the Wyoming (BB-32). USNIP., Jan., 1938.

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Barbette of an 16" gun on board the USS New Jersey (BB-62). Gunners packing in silk bags of powder which will fire the huge shell already in gun. November 1944.

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Ordnancemen aboard USS New Jersey (BB-62) move a 16-Inch projectile to an ammunition hoist in November 1944

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Fire Controlman First Class E.M. Smith, Gun Captain of one of the ship's nine 16"/50 Mk.VII main battery guns, opens his gun's breech plug, during USS Missouri (BB-63) shakedown cruise, August 1944. The gun's polished steel breech is marked with the stamp of its manufacturer, the Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, DC. Note tattoo on FC1c Smith's left forearm.

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"A gun crew of six Negroes who were given the Navy Cross for standing by their gun when their ship was damaged by enemy attack in the Philippine area." Crew members: Jonell Copeland, AtM2/c; Que Gant, StM; Harold Clark, Jr., StM; James Eddie Dockery, StM; Alonzo Alexander Swann, StM; and Eli Benjamin, StM. Ca. 1945. 80-G-334029.

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"Negro messmen aboard a United States Navy cruiser who volunteered for additional duty as gunners. They have been doing proficient work under battle conditions on a task force in the Pacific under the instruction of the officers at the right." July 10, 1942. 80-G-21743

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WAVE Specialist (Photographer) 3rd Class
Saluting, as she stands among the springtime cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., during World War II.

Note her Specialist "P" rating badge.


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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2008) The guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) is underway during ANNUALEX 2008. ANNUALEX is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 18, 2009) , from Honolulu, and Builder 3rd Class Anthony Turi, from Cleveland, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40, remove a baseball dugout during a construction renovation at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Released)

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JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Aug. 16, 2009) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team 22 operate a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) during the filming of a scene in an upcoming major motion picture. The movie is due in theaters in 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2009) SEAL Qualification Training students ride an inflatable boat in San Diego Bay during the twelve-day maritime operations segment of their training program. SEALs are maritime special operations forces operating from sea, air and land. Students are trained to operate from fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, Navy surface ships, submarines, and combatant-craft. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)

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WAVES visiting the USS Missouri in an east coast port, during her shakedown period, circa August 1944. They are standing on the main deck at the bow, with the Navy Jack flying behind them

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GULF OF MEXICO (July 12, 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. (Photos courtesy Dennis Griggs General Dynamics/Released)

goat89
03-20-2010, 05:14 PM
Good idea Chief!
And yeah...
United Staets Navy

?????? Extra cleaning duties on deck Sailor!!!!
:D

dlat83
03-20-2010, 05:35 PM
Thanks Bd Popeye. Great thread, great pictures. Love the magazine pics from the battleships.

deeksofdoom
03-20-2010, 05:40 PM
Great thread, great pictures and a great idea............ its just a pity you couldn't spell the title of the thread properly.

bd popeye
03-20-2010, 05:43 PM
I cannot believe I misspelled "States":cantbeli:Doh!.. Jeez! Will a mod please fix!? Thanks!

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Liberty boad departing USS Des Moines(CA-134), date and location unknown.http://i41.*******.com/54y5hudotjpg


Captain John Daniel McDonald was the Commanding Officer of the battleship Arizona (BB-39) from 17 September 1916 to 18 February 1918.http://i41.*******.com/34q04n8dotjpg


USS Des Moines (CA-134).. Taken during the 1955 Cruise Able: Norfolk - Malaga, Spain - Plymouth, England - Guantanamo, Cuba - Norfolk. It was taken as the ship passed Gibralter inbound to Malaga. The midshipman not on watch were on deck to view the scenery.http://i39.*******.com/f1csoldotjpg


"A Sack race".
Recreation on board a battleship, circa 1916-1917. This ship is either Pennsylvania (BB-38) or Arizona (BB-39). http://i44.*******.com/nb0w7dotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 2, 2009) Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at the start of a swim call. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mann/Released)http://i41.*******.com/2i71z5kdotjpg
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ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2008) A Marine assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) leaps from the starboard aircraft elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) into the Arabian Sea during a swim call. The 26th MEU and ships of the Iwo Jima expeditionary Strike Group are supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron J. Rock/Released)http://i44.*******.com/2hhk700dotjpg
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Aboard USS John Paul Jones (Oct. 8, 2001) -- A "Tomahawk" land attack missile (TLAM) is launched from aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in a strike against al Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Oct. 8, 2001. The carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. The John Paul Jones is steaming at sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Ted Banks. (RELEASED) http://i44.*******.com/a41mhldotjpg
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Santa Rita, Guam (Oct. 25, 2001) -- An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EOD MU-5), leaps from a CH-46 “Sea Knight” helicopter during a static line water parachute jump over Apra Harbor, Guam. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Marjorie McNamee. (RELEASED)http://i41.*******.com/s33ok0dotjpg


USS Belknap(DLG-26) Newport Rhode Island, July 25, 1970.http://i43.*******.com/2nt8xhgdotjpg

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IONIAN SEA, 22 November 1975 - Firefighters aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/01005.htm) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Belknap (CG 26). The Belknap was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/67.htm) during night operations.
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Official USN photo taken on 23 November 1975, the day after her collision with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/67.htm). Though essentially intact up to the weather deck, her aluminum superstructure burned and melted; this significantly influenced the decision to build the Arleigh Burke-class DDGs with steel superstructures.http://i39.*******.com/34t7237dotjpg


10 May 1980, Commissioning Day for Belknap after her extensive repairs from the USS John F. Kennedy (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/67.htm) collision.

SHAM
03-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Everyone's a critic...keep up the good work popeye.
You got any photos of US navy vessels on visits to Irish ports?

bd popeye
03-20-2010, 05:48 PM
SHAM, I get all my pics from navy.mil and other historical sites. If I see any I'll post them..

Found one..

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Cobh, Cork, Ireland (Jun. 30, 2003) -- The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) are moored pier-side during a brief port visit. Photo courtesy of Gerard Reynolds. (RELEASED)

Once again sorry about the misspelling..

goat89
03-20-2010, 05:51 PM
SHAM, I get all my pics from navy.mil and other historical sites. If I see any I'll post them..

Once again sorry about the misspelling..
Thats cool Chief. Just make sure the decks are sparkling clean. ;)
Imma gonna see if I can dig up USN in Singapore.

santana
03-20-2010, 06:17 PM
Once again sorry about the misspelling..

Dont worry mate, we are humans!!!! Any way this is Excellent!!! I am joining bd Popeye!!!

vor033
03-20-2010, 08:31 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) transits the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. Crommelin is underway supporting security and stability in the Pacific.

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ROTA, Spain (Dec. 15, 2009) The High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2, left, is at Naval Station Rota as the guided-missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) arrives for a scheduled fuel stop.

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) operates in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) operate in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility

vor033
03-20-2010, 08:40 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 07, 2009) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) participates in the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX 09). Rentz is deployed in support of operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the Martime Strategy

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MUARA, Brunei (Aug. 3, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) during the ship's arrival at Muara Naval Base for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 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

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 6, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) steams toward the setting sun after concluding a burial at sea ceremony. The cermony was in honor of retired Cmdr. Dale Simmons, a former wingman of Adm. Jimmy Thach, one of many heroes at the Battle of Midway. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

vor033
03-20-2010, 08:46 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), as the ship's crew prepares for flight operations. McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

vor033
03-20-2010, 08:52 PM
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The US Navy Arleigh Burke Class Guided-Missile Destroyer USS PREBLE (DDG 88) fires a surface-to-air Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) missile while conducting missile-firing exercises off the coast of Southern California. The USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, also participating in the exercise, observes the launch

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Port bow view of the US Navy (USN) TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) conducting a high-speed turn while underway in the Mediterranean Sea.

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An overhead view of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) firing all 15 of its guns (nine 16-inch and six 5-inch) during a target exercise near Vieques Island. Careful observation of the three main turrets shows the barrels in various states of recoil.

D-Mitch
03-20-2010, 08:59 PM
Anothe excellent thread by bd popeye!!

My favourite pics of/with Iowas..

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vor033
03-20-2010, 09:02 PM
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A bow on view showing Replenishment At Sea (RAS) being conducted with US Navy (USN) Ships underway in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, during Exercise TANDEM THRUST 2001. Pictured left-to-right (background) are the USN Aircraft Carrier, USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), the Military Sealift Command (MSC), HENRY J KAISER CLASS: OILER, USS RAPPAHANNOCK (T-AO 204) and the USN TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62). Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) BRISBANE (DDG 41), MODIFIED CHARLES F ADAMS CLASS: Destroyer is underway in the foreground.

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A multi-national force of navy ships underway in a bilateral formation, steaming to participate in the first Western Pacific Mine Countermeasure Exercise. Sponsored by the Republic of Singapore, Mine Countermeasures Forces (MCM) from 15 participating countries have an opportunity to train in combined operations using realistic MCM scenarios. Pictured left-to-right are the US Navy (USN) ABENGER CLASS: Mine Countermeasures Vessel, USS GURDIAN (MCM 5), the USS PATRIOT (MCM 7), the USN IWO JIMA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship (MCS) USS INCHON (MSC 12), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) URAGA CLASS: Minesweeper Support Ship, BUNGO (MST 464), and the JMSDF YAEYAMA CLASS: Minehunter/Sweeper-Ocean, YAEYAMA (MSO 301).

vor033
03-20-2010, 09:18 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb.4, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) performs high-speed maneuvers during open-sea operations. Freedom is taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift.

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(Feb. 3, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway off the coast of Florida at sunset during pre-deployment workups. Freedom is undergoing final crew training and certification before deploying to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.

vor033
03-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Camp Echo Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq (Nov. 20, 2006) - U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Travis J. Schellpeper attached to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3), Multi-National Division Central South, Camp Echo, Iraq, systematically searches outside a residence for any evidence of a weapons cache during a cordon and search at the home of a suspected insurgent in the village of Al Naimi, Iraq. EODMU-3 along with Polish and Iraqi army soldiers responded to the home based on information obtained from an informant.

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vor033
03-20-2010, 09:47 PM
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Arabian Sea (Sept. 15, 2006) - Lt. Chris Harp and other members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six (EODMU-6), Detachment 14, fire rounds downrange during an M4 carbine and M9 pistol proficiency shoot on the fantail of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations in the region and the global war on terrorism.

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Arabian Sea (Sept. 15, 2006) - Explosive Ordnance Disposalman 1st Class Ben Smith, of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six (EODMU-6), Detachment 14, practices transitioning from his primary to secondary weapon prior to an M4 carbine and M9 pistol proficiency shoot on the fantail of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations in the region and the global war on terrorism.

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Imperial Beach, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2006) - Two Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team One (NSCT-1) unload a robotic device used for explosive disposal while participating in Seahawk 2006. The exercise is a combination of anti-terrorism and force protection training involving units from U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). In January, the Navy created the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, bringing EOD, Naval Coastal Warfare, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support functions and the Seabees under one umbrella. NECC integrates all war fighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements.

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Imperial Beach, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2006) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Darnel Kramer, assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team One (NSCT-1), prepares a robotic device used for explosive disposal while participating in Seahawk 2006. The exercise is a combination of anti-terrorism and force protection training involving units from U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). In January, the Navy created the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, bringing EOD, Naval Coastal Warfare, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support functions and the Seabees under one umbrella. NECC integrates all war fighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements.

brokenlegdrunk
03-20-2010, 09:50 PM
needs more bee's

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:00 PM
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Virginia Beach Va. (March 9, 2006) - Students assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Two (EODTE-2) practice small unit tactics at Fort Story Army base. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's mate 3rd Class Eugene Kretschmer

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Pacific Ocean (March 10, 2006) – Lt. Joe Baker, left, and Chief Engineman Chris Lisenby assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment Nine is hoisted into a SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, during casting and recovery operations. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently underway in the Western Pacific on a scheduled six-month deployment

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Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 24, 2006) - Corpsman 2nd Class Stephen Serio, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, Mobile Unit Six (EODMU-6), Detachment 14, fast-ropes in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting carrier qualification prior to starting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)

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Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq (Jan. 5, 2006) - U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate John Christofferson assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11), shoots a .50 caliber sniper rifle during weapons training at a range in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq.

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Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq (Jan. 4, 2006) - U.S. Navy personnel assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11), homeported in Whidbey Island, Wash., prepare for a test detonation at a range in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:09 PM
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Arta, Djibouti (Nov. 14, 2005) - U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8), Detachment Four, team members, Petty Officer 1st Class David Strogylos, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Clayton Pressley, fire their M-16 rifles at Range TC-02, near the village of Arta, Djibouti. EODMU-8 is assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

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Arta, Djibouti (Nov. 14, 2005) - Members of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8), Detachment Four, fire their rifles at Range TC-02, near the village of Arta, Djibouti. EODMU-8 is assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

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Arta, Djibouti (Nov. 14, 2005) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Classes Frank Fazalore and Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Yockachanis, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8), Detachment Four, fire their rifles for their annual qualifications at Range TC-02, which is near the village of Arta, Djibouti. EODMU-8 is assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

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Camp Lemonier, Djibouti (Nov. 12, 2005) - After taking his 10th certification jump, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Frank Fazalore, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8), Detachment Four, lands safely at the drop zone near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:30 PM
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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - Members of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) huddle together inside a flooded Dry Deck Shelter mounted on the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). Dry Deck Shelters (DDS) provide specially configured nuclear powered submarines with a greater capability of deploying Special Operations Forces (SOF). DDSs can transport, deploy, and recover SOF teams from Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRCs) or SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs), all while remaining submerged. SDVT-2 is stationed at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., and conducts operations throughout the Atlantic, Southern, and European command areas of responsibility.


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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - A member of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepares to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from a Dry Deck Shelter on the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - A member of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepares to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - A member of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepares to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - A member of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) climbs aboard one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) before launching from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

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Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - Members of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepare to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:39 PM
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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Brian Fitzgerald, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), checks his weapon before heading out to a target area during jungle warfare training exercises held in Okinawa, Japan.

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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Brian Fitzgerald, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), assesses the type of explosive ****y trap he has to disarm during jungle warfare training exercises held in Okinawa, Japan

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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Billy Stocker, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), uses available shrubbery to check for trip wires during jungle warfare training exercises held in Okinawa, Japan

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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Brian Fitzgerald, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), assesses the type of explosive ****y trap he has to disarm during jungle warfare training exercises held in Okinawa, Japan.

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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Brian Fitzgerald, right, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Billy Stocker, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), construct tents during jungle warfare training exercises held in Okinawa, Japan.

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Okinawa, Japan (Mar. 12, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Brian Fitzgerald, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU-5), studies his compass at a land navigation training exercise during jungle warfare training held in Okinawa, Japan.

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:55 PM
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The Arabian Gulf -- Navy trainers communicate with one of their Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Arbian Gulf. The dolphins, with their built-in "sonar," are able to detect, locate and mark threat swimmers and divers attempting to commit terrorist attacks.

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Naval Forces Central Command -- Mark Six swimmer defense dolphins are deployed to the Arabian Gulf to provide operational force protection capabilities for Navy ships, piers and other high-value assets as part of the global war on terrorism. The dolphins are trained to detect, locate and mark threat swimmers and divers attempting to commit terrorist attacks.

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Central Command Area of Responsibility -- Staff Sgt. Justin Roberts escorts K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3 in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) back to the well deck and holding areas aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) in the Arabian Gulf.

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Central Command Area of Responsibility -- Hefi, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Command Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, receives a routine medical evaluation on the well deck aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

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Central Command Area of Responsibility -- Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) brushes the teeth of a Bottle Nose Dolphin in the well deck aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf.

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Central Command Area of Responsibility -- Spetz a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) is beached up on a transfer mat before going out on a training mission from the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf.

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Central Command Area of Responsibility -- K-Dog, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, leaps out of the water in front Sgt. Andrew Garrett while training near the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) in the Arabian Gulf. Attached to the dolphin’s pectoral fin is a “pinger” device that allows the handler to keep track of the dolphin when out of sight.

vor033
03-20-2010, 10:59 PM
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Mediterranean Sea (Apr. 23, 2003) -- From on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) an HH-60H “Seahawk” assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7), simulate fast rope insertion techniques with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two (EODMU 2/Det 26) during an air power demonstration for the ship’s crew and visiting dignitaries

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Mediterranean Sea -- From on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), an SH-60F Seahawk from the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) exhibits fast rope insertion techniques with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two (EODMU 2/Det 26) during an air power demonstration for the ship’s crew and visiting dignitaries

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Mediterranean Sea -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two (EODMU 2/Det 26) simulate combat operations during an air power demonstration by Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3)

bjewell99
03-20-2010, 11:05 PM
I just had to post some pics of my father-in-law's boat, USS Enterprise. He was aboard when the famous explosion took place. He was four decks below the flight deck before the explosion, and woke up after the explosion ON the flight deck.
From Wikipedia: "In the morning of 14 January 1969, a MK-32 Zuni (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK-32_Zuni) rocket loaded on a parked F-4 Phantom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-4_Phantom) exploded due to ordnance 'cook off' after being overheated by an aircraft start unit mounted to a tow tractor[14] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_%28CVN-65%29#cite_note-13). The explosion set off fires and additional explosions across the flight deck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_deck). The fires were brought under control relatively quickly (when compared with previous carrier flight deck fires), but 27 lives were lost and an additional 314 personnel were injured. The fire destroyed 15 aircraft, and the resulting damage forced Enterprise to put in for repairs, primarily to repair the flight deck's armored plating[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_%28CVN-65%29#cite_note-14). In early March 1969, repairs to the ship were completed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor,_Hawaii) and the ship proceeded on her deployment to Vietnam and the Tonkin Gulf."
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vor033
03-20-2010, 11:13 PM
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (March 15, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits the Strait of Magellan on her way to the Pacific Ocean. Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment.


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ShooterMcGavin
03-20-2010, 11:42 PM
This is a great thread! Thank you for the photos.

vor033
03-20-2010, 11:51 PM
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NORFOLK (July 20, 2009) Engineman 2nd Class Robert Bender, assigned to the Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 security team, provides security for the extraction of a suspected insurgent from his hiding place to a riverine patrol boat during a simulated raid. One of the many capabilities of a Riverine security team is to find, capture and extract persons in a maritime environment.


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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 clear through a tower in the Euphrates River near Rawah, Iraq. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security and deter insurgent activity.

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 post a security watch as they prepared to be extracted from the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq, by approaching Riverine patrol boats. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity.

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Storekeeper 2nd Class Genorse Gilbert, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, is helped onto a Riverine Patrol Boat by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Anson Rice, while leaving the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity.

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Machinist's Mate Fireman Samuel Duodu, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, posts a security watch as he and his fellow Riverines prepare to be extracted from the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq on a Riverine patrol boat. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details improve security, and deter insurgent

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 4, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3 take Marines assigned to the civil affairs group of 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment on a tour of Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province.

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 08:51 AM
You gents are posting some excellent photos! Thanks!

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 5, 2008) Information Systems Technician Shawn Gregg, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3, mans an M240 machine gun while conducting a security patrol in Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 5, 2008) Gunner's Mate Seaman Jose Caro, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3, watches the open water while conducting a security patrol in Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2008) Special warfare combatant craft (SWCC) crewmen out of San Diego, Calif. demonstrate high speed turns in their Naval Special Warfare ridged-hull inflatable boat on the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. during the 101st annual Portland Rose Festival. The SWCC team seized the opportunity to show off as a part of recruiting new members to their special warfare community. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Rowley (Released)

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (June 17, 2008) Special warfare combatant-craft (SWCC) crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 traverse the waterways of the Stennis Space Center as they utilize the brand new riverine live fire training range. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge (Released)

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2008) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 (SBT-22) conduct live-fire immediate action drills at the riverine training range at Ft. Knox. SBT-22 operates the special operations craft-riverine and is the only U.S. special operations command dedicated to operating in the riverine environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 08:57 AM
Wait! there's more!!

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 10, 2008) Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students secure a simulated casualty to a spine board during a medical training scenario at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. CQT is a 14-week advanced training course teaching basic weapons, seamanship, first aid and small unit tactics to Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) trainees. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy's inventory of state-of-the-art, high-speed boats used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 10, 2008) Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students charge the beach during a medical evacuation drill at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie/Released)

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (Sept. 11, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 encounter a banana spider while patrolling during the chiefs and officers field exercise, or khaki FEX, at Camp Shelby. The khaki FEX is held to train chiefs and officers how to lead contingency operations in a field environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Demetrius Kennon/Released)

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OKINAWA, JAPAN (Oct. 11, 2008) Chief Steelworker Jeff Epstein, left, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, demonstrates the proper way to approach an enemy prisoner of war on first contact during a training exercise at Camp Shields. NMCB-133 is on a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Steven Voris/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 16, 2008) Sailors deployed with Maritime Security Squadron Forward supporting Commander Task Force 158.1 provide protection for visit, board, search and seizure teams in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. W. Watkins (Released)

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A US Navy Hospital Corpsmen with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, like this one at the Battalion Aid Station in Camp Hit, Iraq, celebrated the Navy's 233rd birthday Oct. 13. Though the celebration was somewhat more informal than it may have been stateside, it was no less important to the sailors of the battalion.
(Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Cummins)

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NEW YORK (Oct. 29, 2008) A photo illustration of the Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The ship will be named after Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Monsoor (SEAL) who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat on Sept. 29, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. (U.S. Navy illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)




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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 08:59 AM
And still more PIX of the US Navy! Later today I shall post some vintage photos of the USN....



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ENTEBBE, Uganda (March 28, 2009) Lt. j.g. Scott Bryant prepares Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class David Cable for a dive into Africa's Lake Victoria. Bryant and Cable, is assigned to U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 09:45 AM
One more 'til later..

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Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN,
Chief of Naval Operations

Addresses a U.S. Naval Academy pep rally on 23 November 1960, on the eve of that year's Army-Navy football game.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center

Ordie
03-21-2010, 11:17 AM
San Francisco Bay Area Navy

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First airplane landing on a warship: Eugene Ely landing his plan on board the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay, 18 January 1911 — retrieved from the Naval Historical Center online



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USS Macon
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives

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USS Macon (ZRS-5)

Docked in the new airship hangar at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, California, on 15 October 1933. She had just arrived after a flight across the United States from Lakehurst, New Jersey.
A small blimp is also in the hangar
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center

*Special note: I've spent two years within this hangar with VP-31. NASA, the current owner, is trying to tear it down due to environmental reasons. There is a dying corp of former Naval Airship veterans trying to save the old hangar.

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This was my last command before departing from the Navy. VP-91 was a reserve and last squadron to be based at NAS Moffett Field. I was one of the last Aviation Ordnance Aircrewmen aloft before someone in DC had the bright idea of giving our jobs away to AW (Aviation Worms) Anyway we had the distinction of operating the last P-3C produced for the US Navy.

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USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 was considered San Francisco's own during the 1980's. This photo was taken to commemorate the Doolittle Raid.

gdamier
03-21-2010, 11:31 AM
Navy confirms sunken sub in Balabac Strait is USS Flier
See Flier Press Release (http://www.ussflier.com/release.htm)


New Website for USS Flier (SS-250) (http://www.ussflier.com/)

Submarine Discoveries (http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/discoveries.htm)


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03-21-2010, 12:09 PM
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ShooterMcGavin
03-21-2010, 02:38 PM
I do have to agree, I very much like seeing the Navy in action. I have some good sailor friends. Our jobs are like night and day being myself in another service, and this way I get to see what they do/see.


They say in the Navy the coffee's mighty fine.......

I was unable to finish basic due to medical reasons, not a day that goes by where I wish I could have gone back in. To this day you hear people talk smack about the Navy its just ridiculous, I mean look at the progression and the units that the Navy has now due to the advancement in technology.

It's a beautiful thing.

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 02:57 PM
They say in the coffee's mighty fine.......

I was unable to finish basic due to medical reasons, not a day that goes by where I wish I could have gone back in. To this day you hear people talk smack about the Navy is just ridiculous, I mean look at the progression and the units that the Navy has now due to the advancement in technology.

It's a beautiful thing.

What he said ^^^ X a billion

That's why I post pictures of the US Navy. There is no comparison on this Earth. The US Navy is the World's finest Navy. Period.


Outstanding response to this thread! Thanks Gents!

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USS Connecticut (BB-18)

Running speed trials off the Maine coast, 1906.
Photographed by Enrique Muller. Note sailors crowding the rails, watching the photographer's boat, which is about to be swamped by the battleship's bow wave.

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USS Arizona (BB-39)

Pitching in heavy seas during the 1930s.

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Operation "Jackstay", Vietnam, 1966.

A Navy sailor mans a .30 caliber machine gun on a utility boat cruising in the Rung Sat Special Zone, Republic of Vietnam, during Operation "Jackstay", 26 April 1966.

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USS Harnett County (LST-821)

Seaman Lawrence W. Overton loading magazines for his M-16 rifle from 5.56x45mm ammunition *****per clips, as he assumes the watch, May 1969. Harnett County was then operating on the Vam Co Dong River, Republic of Vietnam.
Photographed by JOCS Ed Nelson.

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Naval Communication Station, Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Vietnam

RMCS Nicholas at the wheel of the dune buggy "Bad News", armed with an M60 machine gun, patrolling the receiver site of Naval Communication Station Cam Ranh Bay circa 1971.

Collection of Captain William J. Longhi, USN (Retired), 2009.

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Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Claire Bickham and
Seaman 1st Class (Aviation Metalsmith) Susie Alvis

Riveting aircraft structure in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, circa 24 July 1943.

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Admiral William F. Halsey, USN, Commander, Third Fleet (left center) eats Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of his flagship, New Jersey (BB-62), 30 November 1944.http://i39.*******.com/2eaic92dotjpg


A sailor always finds himself a place to rest... New Jersey (BB-62) December 1944.http://i42.*******.com/20p7wk1dotjpg


The broadside of the New Jersey (BB-62) main battery is enveloped in gun fire, 1984. http://i43.*******.com/hrn0awdotjpg


Copy image of an aerial bow view of the New Jersey (BB-62) firing its nine 16-inch/50 caliber guns simultaneously, 30 Dec 1986. http://i39.*******.com/mwsemwdotjpg


A 1,900-pound high capacity (HC) projectile is hoisted up to the spanning tray of the center Mark 7 15-inch/50-caliber gun in the No. 2 turret aboard the Iowa (BB-61), 14 Dec 1986. This particular projectile will be the 1,000th round fired by the Iowa's 16-inch guns since the ship's recommissioning. http://i40.*******.com/1zc1u04dotjpg


Christmas lights and decorations adorn the Iowa (BB-61), as the battleship is moored at a pier at the Norfolk Operating Base. The guided-missile destroyer Scott (DDG-995) is nested outboard on 28 December 1986. http://i39.*******.com/jzcritdotjpg

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In photos taken from the bridge captures the explosion of the No. 2 16-inch gun turret aboard the Iowa (BB-61) and the crews efforts to fight the incurring fire. It was later determined that 47 sailors were killed by the blast, which occurred as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico, 19 April 1989.

gtb -red
03-21-2010, 03:50 PM
thanks for showing this thread popeye.

D-Mitch
03-21-2010, 04:02 PM
USS Newport News

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USS Albany

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USS Baltimore

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USS Alaska

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USS Alabama

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D-Mitch
03-21-2010, 04:10 PM
USS Iowa

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USS Virginia

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USS Port Royal

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and USS Constitution

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bd popeye
03-21-2010, 06:50 PM
To this day you hear people talk smack about the Navy is just ridiculous,

True..in another forum that I quit visiting I started a similar thread and was admonished for posting full size pics of the USN and not thumbnails...and you could tell by some of the remarks posted that many are jealous of the USN where as their home country no longer "ruled the waves".

In my own forum, an English language Chinese military forum, I started a similar thread and one day asked the question what do you think of the USN and it's ablity... Talk about hate. Jeez..The bottom line in both cases is envy. The USN has it and the others don't..simple.

bd popeye
03-21-2010, 07:19 PM
Nothing like a sailor coming home from the sea to those who love them...

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Naval Station Norfolk, VA. (Mar. 27, 2002) -- Store Keeper 2nd Class Kevin Jones embraces a loved one during homecoming events for the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) carrier battle group (CVBG). Theodore Roosevelt departed Norfolk, Virginia, on September 19, 2001, to join the fight against terror. She completed a record 159 consecutive days at sea during the 189 days she was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman. (RELEASED)

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San Diego, CA (May 28, 2002) -- A Stennis Sailor reunites with his wife during the homecoming ceremony for USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) after a six and a half month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (May 30, 2003) -- Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Leshner Del Rosario is welcomed during homecoming evensts for the “Shadowhawks” of Electronic Attack Squadron One Forty One (VAQ-141). VAQ-141 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and participated in combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Schauer. (RELEASED)

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Atsugi, Japan (July 25, 2003) -- Lt. j.g. Aaron Kemp is met on the flight line by his wife carrying "Welcome Back" balloons during the homecoming celebration for the “War Lords” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Five One (HSL-51). The “War Lords” are returning from a six-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Shaun Knittel. (RELEASED)

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Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2003) -- Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Freeman Frazier gets a Mommy Sandwich double hug from his mother, and sister during the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) homecoming to Naval Air Station North Island. Nimitz flew more than 6,500 missions, sent more than 4,790,000 e-mails and traveled more than 63,500 nautical miles during her extended eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This was Nimitz’s first deployment since their major overhaul in 1997 and since relocating to San Diego in 2001. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Greg Cleghorne. (RELEASED)

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Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. (July 24, 2004) – Lt. Shane Groover embraces his girlfriend during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. Lt. Groover is assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) and was deployed with USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (CSG) in support of Majestic Eagle 04, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrated the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Narina Larry (RELEASED)

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Virginia Beach, Va. (Dec. 12, 2004) - Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Clay embraces his wife during a homecoming celebration on board Naval Station Oceana, in Virginia Beach, Va. Lt. Cmdr. Clay is assigned to the "Sunliners" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight One (VFA-81) and just returned from a six-month deployment embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in support the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danielle L. Hertlein (RELEASED)

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San Diego, Calif. (June 6, 2005) – Torpedoman’s Mate 1st Class Keith Kluender holds his newborn son for the first time during the homecoming celebration for guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69). Milius is assigned to USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and is returning from a scheduled six month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism U.S Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Charles E. Alvarado (RELEASED)

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Norfolk, Va. (July 31, 2005) – Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Lawrence Drennen shares a first hug with his children at pier 14 on board Naval Station Norfolk, during homecoming celebrations for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). USS Carl Vinson is completing a deployment to the Persian Gulf and a homeport shift from Naval Station Bremerton, at Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., to Norfolk, Va., where she is scheduled to undergo a 36-month Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Yard. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Christopher Okula (RELEASED)

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Everett, Wash. (Aug. 8, 2006) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Roland Wright assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), greets his wife and 2-month-old daughter for the first time following the ships homecoming. Lincoln returned to Naval Station Everett, after completing a five-month deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Douglas G. Morrison (RELEASED)

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Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 6, 2006) - Damage Controlman 3rd Class Mark Corradi greets his family at the homecoming ceremony for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71). The ship and her crew are returning from deployment as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two and support of Operation Active Endeavor in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Adam Nuzzo (RELEASED)

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Dec. 12, 2006) – Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan Sweetser greets his wife after fast-attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) returned from a six-month deployment to the western Pacific. This marked Buffalo's last Pearl Harbor homecoming, as it is scheduled to transfer to Guam next year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Clark (RELEASED)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 27, 2007) Chief Aviation Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Gerald William holds his daughter during a homecoming ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), shortly after the ship arrived at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk, the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, returned after completing a fall deployment and participation in ANNUALEX, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword 08. The exercise was designed to increase interoperability between the United States and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and enhance their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman (Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (April 9, 2009) Lt. j.g. Matt Johnson, from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), embraces his wife during the ship’s homecoming at Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan returned after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)

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LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Dec. 8, 2009) Quartermaster 2nd Class Devin Harrington embraces his wife during a homecoming celebration for the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and the 22 Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)

custodes
03-21-2010, 07:26 PM
Wonderful thread! Thanks Popeye.

vor033
03-21-2010, 09:41 PM
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The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of preservation and maintenance repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

vor033
03-21-2010, 09:52 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 14, 2010) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). VRC-40 is assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group and is underway with the ship in the Atlantic Ocean supporting fleet training operations.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2009) Guided-missile destroyers USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Hopper (DDG 70), and USS Russell (DDG 59) sail in formation during the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Surface Combatant Group Sail. The group sail supports the Pacific Fleet MIDPAC Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, which calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific.

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GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 3 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD) 17 during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). San Antonio is the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.

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GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 6, 2009) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) is underway in t he Gulf of Oman.

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CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD, Mass. (Oct. 21, 2009) The oldest commissioned warship afloat, USS Constitution, went to sea on her 212th birthday with her crew of 75 Sailors and more than 200 guests aboard. Constitution has not gone to sea on the anniversary of her 1797 launching since her 1997 bicentennial.

vor033
03-21-2010, 10:03 PM
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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.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) performs maneuvers with the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Bunker Hill and Carl Vinson are taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift.

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GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 27, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 95) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber gun during a pre-aim calibration fire (PACFIRE) training exercise. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the region.

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ARABIAN SEA (April 28, 2009) Three U.S. Navy ships sharing the same hull number, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), sail in formation in the Arabian Sea. The three ships are underway supporting the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe.

vor033
03-21-2010, 10:12 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb 20, 2008) At a single modified tactical Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) launches from the U.S. Navy AEGIS cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), successfully impacting a non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office satellite approximately 247 kilometers (133 nautical miles) over the Pacific Ocean, as it traveled in space at more than 17,000 mph. President George W. Bush decided to bring down the satellite because of the likelihood that the satellite could release hydrazine fuel upon impact, possibly in populated areas.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July, 15 2009) A RIM-7P NATO Sea Sparrow missile is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2009) The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fires its five-inch 54-caliber MK45 gun during routine training operations off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The MK45 provides surface combatants with accurate naval gunfire against fast, highly maneuverable surface targets, air threats and shore targets.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2009) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) launches its first NATO Sea Sparrow missile during combined combat system ship qualifications trials.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2009) During exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA, successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic missile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sans, Kauai. This was the 19th successful intercept in 23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program, including the February 2008 destruction of a malfunctioning satellite above the earth’s atmosphere.

vor033
03-21-2010, 10:33 PM
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KINGS BAY, Ga. (Feb. 15, 2009) The ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Gold) transits the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway as it departs Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. for a patrol mission. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the homeport for Ohio class ballistic missile submarines on the east coast

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (Jan. 9, 2009) The ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740)(Gold) transits the Atlantic Inter-coastal Waterway to Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay. The submarine is returning from a successful Trident patrol.

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KINGS BAY, Ga. (Jan. 9, 2009) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Wyoming is the 17th submarine in the Ohio-class and the fourth U.S. Naval ship to be named after the 44th state of the Union

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Navy/4ce9938edotjpg

SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 28, 2007) - Chief Torpedoman Eric Ragan looks through binoculars while watching for a personnel transfer vessel to welcome the newest members of the crew aboard fleet ballistic missile sumbarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743). This year, Louisiana earned the Omaha Trophy making them the top ballistic missile submarine in the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dominique Cardenas

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Navy/7e0d6da3dotjpg

Bremerton, Wash. (Feb. 2, 2004) – USS Michigan (SSBN 727) enters the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to begin an engineered refueling overhaul and conversion to a guided missile submarine (SSGN). Michigan is one of four Ohio-class Trident submarines previously scheduled for inactivation during Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004 that are being converted to guided missile submarines (SSGN) over a five-year period ending in 2008. The primary missions of the SSGN will be land attack and Special Operations Forces (SOF) insertion and support. Secondary missions will be the traditional attack submarine missions of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), battle space preparation, and sea control. These ships will be armed with up to 154 Tomahawk® or Tactical Tomahawk® land attack missiles. Each SSGN will be able to conduct a variety of peacetime, conventional deterrent, and combat operations all within the same deployment. USS Ohio

Ordie
03-21-2010, 11:21 PM
http://crapo.senate.gov/services/images/USNavyMemorial_000dotJPG

US Navy Memorial Washington DC

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ro/www/CetanHumanPoweredHydrofoilProject/images/foils/usstaurusdotjpg

USS Taurus PHM-3

http://www.goatlocker.org/target/images/cgn-9dotjpg

USS Long Beach CGN-9

http://padresteve.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/constitution-poster-lgdotjpg

One of the most iconic Navy recruiting poster.

acg1189
03-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Great pics everyone and the last one gave me an idea. My recruiting station has a bunch of retro posters that they threw up with the new "Global Force for Good" ones. Not a bad recruiting campaign, but still not as good as the old Godsmack commercials. At least they kept Keith David (is he on a retainer agreement or something?)

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h65000/h65452kdotjpg

https://www.mysticarmynavy.com/images/navy_posterdotjpg

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/uncle-sam/images/navy-posterdotjpg

http://ussronquil.com/WWII/ronposterdotgif

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/images/h69000/h69647kdotjpg

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/images/h78000/h78804kdotjpg

http://johnrobertatule.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/submarineposterhitemwhereithurtsjointhesubmarineservicecirca1943dotjpg

http://img.printfection.com/14/78080/E6jE7dotjpg

acg1189
03-22-2010, 12:37 AM
In 1941, the Navy commissioned McClelland Barclay to create a series of paintings which were then used in recruiting commercials. Barclay made hundreds of paintings and sketches for the navy over the course of the war.

The Navy Historical Center's website also has a huge database of WWII era and beyond paintings and sketches btw. Basically if a painting has been made featuring the US Navy in the past century, they have it. Some really awesome stuff.
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org6-2.htm

I'll just post the iconic WWII recruiting ads for now.

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/68-266-tdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/92-048-AGdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/63-249-udotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/68-266-bwdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/88-013-rcdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/artist/b/barclay/2004-071-1dotjpg

Panchito12
03-22-2010, 12:58 AM
Classic poster

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3139/navyddotjpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/i/navyddotjpg/)

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3396/navy1fdotjpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/navy1fdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9391/postnavyww2smackjapsjpgdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/postnavyww2smackjapsjpgdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/816/fivesullivanbrospostersdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/fivesullivanbrospostersdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9841/recposterdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/recposterdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8669/eeposter1wwiicloseupsmdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/eeposter1wwiicloseupsmdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8964/seabeesrecruitingposterdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/seabeesrecruitingposterdotjpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7655/818xdotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/818xdotjpg/)


http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5306/16513dotjpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/16513dotjpg/)


http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1549/freedom4dotgif (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/freedom4dotgif/)

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3682/navy2dotjpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/navy2dotjpg/)

bd popeye
03-22-2010, 08:25 AM
Gents thanks again for all the great photos and posters!


Just where can I find a High Definition photo of that one posted?

Right here mate!..

Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/091021-N-2893B-020dotjpg)

acg1189
03-22-2010, 11:26 AM
From the same Navy Historical Foundation website I mentioned before.

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/vietnam/88-160-evdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/vietnam/88-160-fjdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/vietnam/88-162-ykdotjpg

http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/vietnam/88-160-eydotjpg

Panchito12
03-22-2010, 11:29 AM
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/4109/lincolngroupdotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/lincolngroupdotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/1189/bannershipsdotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/bannershipsdotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5889/usnavysoldierinprofiledotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/usnavysoldierinprofiledotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3081/largeusnsimpeccabledotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/largeusnsimpeccabledotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3446/usnavypaintschemeforp8adotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/usnavypaintschemeforp8adotjpg/)

Panchito12
03-22-2010, 11:47 AM
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/1460/usnavyvessel10424dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/usnavyvessel10424dotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/296/g17054dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/g17054dotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7083/jeyerm****navysbddauntldotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/jeyerm****navysbddauntldotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/6910/g19230bdotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/g19230bdotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/9082/g312000dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/g312000dotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/2527/h97268dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/h97268dotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/4673/g222923dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/g222923dotjpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/696/k15590dotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/k15590dotjpg/)

...they know what their mission is

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/6853/ww269tokyoboundusnpilotddotjpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/ww269tokyoboundusnpilotddotjpg/)

0000
03-22-2010, 02:54 PM
most powerful navy in the world

Elbs
03-22-2010, 07:41 PM
Great idea for a thread bd!

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9582/h97458kdotjpg

USS Yorktown (CVS-10) at sea off Hawaii, circa the early 1960s.
Note HSS-1 helicopters on her flight deck, with noses painted red.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4473/h97075dotjpg

Scoreboard on the carrier's bridge wing, showing the work done by aircraft of Air Group 19 while embarked on Princeton from 5 December 1950 to 29 May 1951.
The photograph was released by Commander Naval Forces Far East under date of 7 June 1951.

http://i41.*******.com/97iudcdotjpg

Crew members form the phrase "We The People" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV 61) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the constitution of the United States. The Constitution was formally signed on September 17, 1787. The guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9), bottom, and the guided missile frigate USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG 23) are accompanying the Ranger.

http://i39.*******.com/n6f53dotjpg

An aerial starboard bow view of six nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers underway in formation during exercise READEX 1-81. The ships are, from left to right: USS TEXAS (CGN-39), USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN-40), USS CALIFORNIA (CGN-36), USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37), USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38) and USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41).

http://i40.*******.com/2u89s81dotjpg

A port quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS DALE (CG-19) with her crew manning the rail at the beginning of the ship's decommissioning ceremony. The ship first commissioned on 23 November 1963. Location: NAVAL STATION, MAYPORT, FLORIDA (FL) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

acg1189
03-22-2010, 07:43 PM
Best of SWCC

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090427-N-4205W-437dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090427-N-4205W-352dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090226-N-4205W-073dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_081210-N-5366K-048dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_080903-N-4500G-416dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_080903-N-4500G-147dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_080814-N-6552M-134dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_040109-N-9824J-003dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_020420-N-4790M-023dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090427-N-4205W-500dotjpg

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_090427-N-4205W-494dotjpg

Elbs
03-22-2010, 09:49 PM
Flying Navy

http://i43.*******.com/dyrg3rdotjpg

A U.S. Navy Grumman F9F-6 Cougar fighter from fighter squadron VF-73 Jesters. VF-73 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 6 (CVG-6) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 8 January to 4 August 1954.http://i42.*******.com/15i00pddotjpg

A U.S. Navy Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior (BuNo 138948) of heavy attack squadron VAH-9 Hoot Owls launches from the waist catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60), during the NATO exercise "Operation Strikeback", in September-October 1957. A McDonnell F3H-2M (137053) from fighter squadron VF-61 Jolly Rogers is positioned on the catapult while a Douglas F4D-1 Skyray of VF-101 Grim Reapers is waiting to be launched.http://i39.*******.com/oqhlvndotjpg

An F8U-1 Crusader of VF-32 Swordsmen, the Navy's first supersonic fighter squadron, on the catapult.http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9590/dnst8805481dotjpg

A left side view of the cockpit of an A-7 Corsair II as the aircraft is prepared for takeoff from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4897/dnsc9001979dotjpg

An S-3A Viking aircraft of Air Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (VS-31) waits on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during exercises off the coast of North Carolina. The Aircraft is armed with a Mark 52 mine. An Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) A-6E Intruder aircraft is at the edge of the flight deck.http://i42.*******.com/sditj4dotjpg

Sailors from VAQ 132, Whidbey Island, Washington, stand by as a Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot gets out of his aircraft after arriving at the Roswell Industrial Air Center. The sailors and aircraft are part of the Command Air Group (CAG) operations deployed to support the world's largest joint service, multi-national tactical air operations exercise.http://i40.*******.com/25qtca8dotjpg

A plane director signals instructions to the pilot of an Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 (VAW-126) E-2 Hawkeye aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The ship is participating in NATO Exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION '86.

Panchito12
03-22-2010, 10:12 PM
The Great White Fleet

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1417/usatlanticfleet1907dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/usatlanticfleet1907dotjpg/)

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4398/trgreatwhitefleetfromphdotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/trgreatwhitefleetfromphdotjpg/)




USS CONNECTICUT (BB-18) - Flagship
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1956/h00553dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h00553dotjpg/)


USS LOUISIANA (BB-19)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1519/h63136dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h63136dotjpg/)


USS VERMONT (BB-20)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5190/i01072dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/i01072dotjpg/)


USS MINNESOTA (BB-22)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8360/h91751dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h91751dotjpg/)


USS RHODE ISLAND (BB-17)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6442/n202213dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/n202213dotjpg/)

USS KANSAS (BB-21)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/677/h83959dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h83959dotjpg/)

USS KEARSARGE (BB-5)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/9811/h79107dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h79107dotjpg/)

USS WISCONSIN (BB-9)
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8383/h61955dotjpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/h61955dotjpg/)


USS NEBRASKA (BB-14)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3702/h63137dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/h63137dotjpg/)


USS OHIO (BB-12)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3092/n12820dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/n12820dotjpg/)


USS NEW JERSEY (BB-16)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2622/n021612dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/n021612dotjpg/)


USS KENTUCKY (BB-6)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5530/h61239edotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/h61239edotjpg/)


USS ILLINOIS (BB-7)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9994/h73783dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/h73783dotjpg/)


USS VIRGINIA (BB-13)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7967/h85676dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/h85676dotjpg/)


USS ALABAMA (BB-8)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5329/i05551dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/i05551dotjpg/)


USS GEORGIA (BB-15)
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2376/h73911dotjpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/h73911dotjpg/)

The Dane
03-23-2010, 06:37 PM
Nice tread bd popeye ;)
Thanks

orionhawk
03-24-2010, 12:00 PM
nice thread. I'll get some of my stuff up here when I have the opportunity, if that's o.k.

bd popeye
03-24-2010, 05:49 PM
nice thread. I'll get some of my stuff up here when I have the opportunity, if that's o.k.

Of course it's OK shipmate..post away!

D-Mitch
03-24-2010, 08:14 PM
More Iowas..p-)

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2879/colinpowelldotjpg

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3226/bb63bowwavedotjpg

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1336/71038767dotjpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8665/jdronbridgedotjpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7296/16128581dotjpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1975/missourikawishiwikittyhdotjpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9434/unrepdotjpg

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/460/tomahawklaunchdotjpg

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3193/ussmissourifiringgunfrodotjpg

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/1948/ussmissouriangleviewturdotjpg

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1285/ussmissouri16inchprojecdotjpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4207/ussmissouriviewfrombriddotjpg

Panchito12
03-24-2010, 10:16 PM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9434/unrepdotjpg

USS SYLVANIA (AFS-2)!!! woot

If that pic was taken when she UNREP'd WISCONSIN between Nov 6, 1990, and Dec 10, 1990,......I WAS ON BOARD!!!woot

bd popeye
03-24-2010, 10:26 PM
USS SYLVANIA (AFS-2)!!! woot

If that pic was taken when she UNREP'd WISCONSIN between Nov 6, 1990, and Dec 10, 1990,......I WAS ON BOARD!!!woot

I know how you feel shipmate...Those pics bring back memories..

http://i42.*******.com/16banhcdotjpg

I was on board when this photo was taken..

USS Hanco*k (CVA-19) off San Diego, California, 11 February 1975, shortly before beginning her final deployment to the western Pacific. There are twelve A-4 "Skyhawk" attack planes and one SH-3 helicopter on her flight deck.

I admire the seal of the USS Texas..

http://i39.*******.com/312a3ojdotjpg


USS Texas SSN 775

Ordie
03-25-2010, 01:54 AM
To me the USS Texas, USS Virginia, USS Mississippi, USS California will always be CGN's

USS Texas
http://ussbainbridgeassociation.com/images/cgn39_patchdotgif

USS Virginia
http://ussbainbridgeassociation.com/images/cgn38_patchdotgif

USS Mississippi
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bluejacket.com/usn/insignia/sp/bc/cgn36_california_a_insigdotjpg&imgrefurl=http://bluejacket.com/usn_ship_insig_cg.html&usg=__URYP7_mJv232i3lwsVPoydpZUVI=&h=783&w=800&sz=143&hl=en&start=6&itbs=1&tbnid=2E9k4PfmyT-DdM:&tbnh=140&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Duss%2Bcalifornia%2Bcgn%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1
USS California
http://www.bluejacket.com/usn/insignia/sp/bc/cgn36_california_a_insigdotjpg

Panchito12
03-25-2010, 05:14 AM
USS California will always be CGN's

One of the biggest design mistakes (along with her sister ship USS SOUTH CAROLINA) that the USN ever put out to sea. 2xMk13 launchers? What a waste!

Ordie
03-25-2010, 09:21 AM
One of the biggest design mistakes (along with her sister ship USS SOUTH CAROLINA) that the USN ever put out to sea. 2xMk13 launchers? What a waste!

http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/CGN-36%20CALIFORNIAdotgif

It had a cool layout, and looked much more threatening than the Virginia Class CGN

Panchito12
03-25-2010, 09:23 AM
http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/CGN-36%20CALIFORNIAdotgif

It had a cool layout, and looked much more threatening than the Virginia Class CGN

A Slava-class cruiser looked even more menacing, but guess who's going to win a street brawl between a Slava and a Virginia-class?? Let's just say that a Virginia vs. a Slava would be like a truck hitting a puppy.

HadesssLoakoon
03-25-2010, 02:10 PM
UAV - The Nightmare of Choppers' Pilots :)


http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Navy/5afd9d09dotjpg

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Navy/5eb0cc7bdotjpg

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), as the ship's crew prepares for flight operations. McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Navy/60495355dotjpg

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.

Panchito12
03-25-2010, 02:29 PM
^^^^McInerney always gets all the cushy fun test duty and rarely has to do the LEOPS/patrolling/deployment crap.

hjhof
03-25-2010, 04:55 PM
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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4463367244_a1fe2330fcdotjpg


USS KITTY HAWK, at sea - A U.S. Air Force B-52 leads a formation of Air Force and Navy F-16, F-15, and F-18 aircraft over the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Nimitz, and USS John C. Stennis Strike Groups during Valiant Shield's photo exercise Aug.14 (Guam time). The forces participated in Valiant Shield, the largest joint exercise in the Pacific this year. Held in the Guam operating area, the exercise includes 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Hodge)

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hjhof
03-25-2010, 06:05 PM
heres some more...


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USS Iowa in 1984


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USS Ronald Reagan


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F-18 taking off

D-Mitch
03-25-2010, 07:45 PM
Submarines

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Panchito12
03-25-2010, 09:35 PM
688i-class

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Panchito12
03-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!


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RIP USS ARIZONA
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bd popeye
03-25-2010, 11:04 PM
Navy Hymn..(first stanza)

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
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This is the USS Paul F Foster DD-964. My son was on board when this photo was taken in the Western Pacific in 2002. Thanks for posting. I did post it on the first page ..but I love this pic. This photo adorns the passageways of ASW schools in San Diego. My son was an instructor their for three years..2004-''07.

JUNKHO
03-25-2010, 11:10 PM
*in my best Faye Dunaway from Bonnie and Clyde*

Yuah boice and yuah grate big boats!p-)

OUTSTANDING PICS - Thank you to all you Sea people for sharing them!

bd popeye
03-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind wordsp-)


The USS John F Kennedy CV-67. The "JFK" made 21 major deployments in its 38 year history.

I, Big Daddy Popeye, served on board the "JFK" from 24 March 1972 until 1 August 1973. I was assigned to "AM" Division (Air Missile) then on to "G" Division. With out a doubt the Kennedy was my favorite ship. She was also my first.

Though considered a Kitty Hawk class CV by many carrier officanados the "JFK" is offically a one class ship. Very similar to the Enterprise from the hangar deck down. And also similar to a Nimitz class from the 01 level up..

Click this link below for the complete history of the "JFK"

http://www.its-your-history.com/USS_...-67.383.0.html (http://www.its-your-history.com/USS_John_F__Kennedy__CVA-67.383.0.html)

The Kennedy was know as the "Big John", "Slack Jack" & "John Kool"...back in da' day.


Named after John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States of America (1961-1963).

Sponsored by Miss Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the ship's namesake.

Commissioned at Newport News, VA, Saturday, September 7, 1968.

Initially classified as an "Attack Aircraft Carrier" and designated CVA-67.

Reclassified as a "Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier" and redesignated CV-67 December 1, 1974, upon modification to operate ASW aircraft.

Decommissioned at Mayport, FL, Friday, March 23, 2007.

Fate: Ex-John F. Kennedy left Mayport under tow for Norfolk on July 26, 2007. Towed to the Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pa. March 22, 2008.


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Photo taken at the Commissioning Ceremony for the USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67), September 7, 1968, at Newport News Shipbuilding Company. (From United Press International (UPI), #NN-090708, from their New York Bureau.)

The picture shows the Commanding Officer, CAPT Earl Yates, USN saluting smartly, while members of the Kennedy family look on. From left to right: John, Jr.; Jacqueline; and Caroline.
(See also NS026779 (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/67m.htm#026779).)




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USS John F. Kennedy being pushed into position by the large harbor tugs (foreground to background) Wapakoneta (http://www.navsource.org/archives/14/09766.htm) (YTB-766), Marinette (http://www.navsource.org/archives/14/09791.htm) (YTB-791) and Dahlonega (http://www.navsource.org/archives/14/09770.htm) (YTB-770). This photo was taken at Newport News, VA (note coal piers in the background), possibly in December 1968, when JFK returned to her builder's yards for post-shakedown availability.

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Pawcatuck (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19108.htm) (AO-108) refueling John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) and Dewey (http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/0214.htm) (DLG-14), 13 July 1969, Mediterranean Sea. This was Big John's maiden deployment. US Navy photo (CVA 67-2124-7-69 13 July 1969) by PH2 Weaver

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Aerial overhead view of USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67), almost certainly taken in 1969. The crew on the flight deck is spelling out: "1949 NATO 1969". April 1969 marked NATO's 20th anniversary, and JFK made her maiden deployment to the Mediterranean, April 5 – December 21, 1969.




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USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) underway with Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1), 1970–1971. Official US Navy photographs




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I was on the JFK at this time. We did not go to sea in NOV'72. We did move from Norfolk to the shipyard in Portsmouth however.
Official US Navy Photograph #CVA-67-A5305-11-72 of USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67,) underway with Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1.) Photographed by the CVA-67 Photo Lab. Photo is dated November 1972 — that month, the ship conducted a fast cruise, then shifted to Portsmouth to begin eight weeks of restricted availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.(???)








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I worked down in the missiles "mags" on my first cruise on the JFK. I also see some "Rockeye" cluster bombs in this photo.
A view of the air launch missile room aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Indian Ocean, April 1, 1982. US Navy photo by PH2 Kent S. Egenberger (DVIC id: DN-ST-82-05410).




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Stern view of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, 27 June 1982. US Navy photo by Stukenberg (DVIC id: DNST8208866).




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This Photograph hangs on the wall at VFW Post 832 in South Portland, Maine. "Big John" made a port visit to Portland 13-16 October 1989. This photograph shows her passing Portland Head Light which is at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, ME on 13 Oct. 1989. She anchored out very close to Fort Gorges, which is just below the Skipper's signature.

Fort Gorges was built in 1859 to guard the area around Hog Island during the Civil War. It was built at water level so that cannonballs launched from it would skip across the water and hit enemy ships. The Civil War ended before it was finished. Fort Gorges has a hexagonal shape and five of its sides hold secret compartments for cannons. It became obsolete in the 1860's due to rapid advances in naval power. During World War 1 and World War 2 it was used to store naval mines. Today Fort Gorges is owned by the city of Portland.




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A pair of Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) "Tophatters" F-14A Tomcats fly past the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) at the end of Fleet Ex 90. Photo taken by LCDR Leenhouts on 2 July 1990. DVIC id# DN-SC-90-9212.




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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) underway with Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) in the Red Sea, March 1991, during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. Official US Navy photo by PH3 C. O. Falkenhainer III.

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Large harbor tugs maneuver the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) along the Elizabeth River as she heads toward a berth at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The vessel would be overhauled following her 7-month deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Photo by Hopwood, May 28, 1991.

(Photo available from the Defense Visual Information Center (http://dodimagery.afis.osd.mil/), id.: DN-ST-92-00679).




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A simply OUTSTANDING photo!
An aerial view shows a message from Sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) to the citizens of New York during Fleet Week 1996, in late May. U.S. Navy photo by PH2(AW) Scott A. Moak.




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Marmaris, Turkey, Jul. 20, 2002 — Sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy man the rails as the aircraft carrier pulls into port. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. [020720-N-6492H-610].

Panchito12
03-26-2010, 12:16 AM
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This is the USS Paul F Foster DD-964. My son was on board when this photo was taken in the Western Pacific in 2002. Thanks for posting. I did post it on the first page ..but I love this pic. This photo adorns the passageways of ASW schools in San Diego. My son was an instructor their for three years..2004-''07.

I'll never forget the words I heard while on CICO duty with my ship in the Gulf early a.m. January 17, 1991:

"Alpha Bravo, this is Paul Foster.....Happy Trail, Happy Trails!"

-She was the first ship to fire TLAM's in the direction of Iraq at the start of the Desert Storm Air Campaign.

-She is the last survivor of the Spruance-class, and is currently berthed at Port Hueneme, CA, as the USN's Self-Defense Test Ship.

p.s. For all you non USN-types, "Happy Trails" means that you're launching TLAM's.

Panchito12
03-26-2010, 12:20 AM
The Kennedy was know as the "Big John", "Slack Jack" & "John Kool"...back in da' day.


I was with the Kennedy CVBG for whole of Desert Storm/Shield....but amongst the escorts we referred to her as "Slack Stack".
C'mon Popeye, you've got to admit that her canted stack was pretty cheesy.

acg1189
03-26-2010, 01:07 AM
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!


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thats straight up nuts.

Elbs
03-26-2010, 01:30 AM
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USS Tautog (SS-199)
Tambor-class & highest scoring USN sub with 26 ships sunk from December '41 to February '45.

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bd popeye
03-26-2010, 07:47 AM
I was with the Kennedy CVBG for whole of Desert Storm/Shield....but amongst the escorts we referred to her as "Slack Stack".
C'mon Popeye, you've got to admit that her canted stack was pretty cheesy.

Hey..that slanted stack gave the JFK a distinct look:roll:;-). character.. You know the Makin Island has two slanted stacks...

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Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090717-N-0860R-088dotjpg)


CARIBBEAN SEA (July 17, 2009) The amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Caribbean Sea. Makin Island departed Pascagoula, Miss., July 10 and is currently circumnavigating South America via the Strait of Magellan to its new homeport of San Diego. During its transit, the ship will make port visits in Brazil, Chile and Peru. Makin Island is the final amphibious assault ship built in the LHD-1 Wasp-class, but the first of the class built with Gas Turbine Engines and an electric drive. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in October. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Glenn S. Robertson/Released)

D-Mitch
03-26-2010, 08:50 AM
USS Mississippi BB-41 (before)

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1920s

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D-Mitch
03-26-2010, 08:55 AM
USS Mississippi AG-128 (after)

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and a video

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passeur_TSI
03-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Greyhound in N.A.S Hyères, south of France:
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Panchito12
03-27-2010, 11:03 PM
Damn Popeye, nice 'fro!!!

Ordie
03-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Here are some of the commands were I was assigned

NAS Memphis AO "A" School
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VP-31 NAS Moffett Field
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NSF Diego Garcia
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
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VP-91 Moffett Federal Airfield (Former NAS Moffett Field)
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NAS Moffett
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NAS Alameda
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RTC/NTC San Diego
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bd popeye
03-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Damn Popeye, nice 'fro!!!

yea that was sweet..that fro saved my ass once.. I got wrote up for sleeping during GQ and hazarding a vessel. The report chit stopped at my DIV CPO. He said if I got a regulation haircut He'd make the report chit disappear and all I'd get would be EMI.. So I did and he did!..That was the real navy!.

Apple Pie
03-29-2010, 06:14 AM
Great thread bd popeye! :)

Gorgeous pics everyone!

Sorry for any reposts.

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Arabian Gulf (Jun. 3, 2004) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply-class fast attack support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto (FFH 333) participate in a strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)


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Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 30, 2003) -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group breaks formation in the Atlantic. Washington is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for their upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson. (RELEASED)


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Arabian Gulf (Jun. 3, 2004) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply-class fast attack support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) participate in strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)


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Arabian Gulf (June 3, 2004) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply-class fast attack support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) participate in a strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in a 15-ship formation along with ships from the three carrier strike groups during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - Guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63), foreground, followed by guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oilier USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) shown in formation during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in a 15-ship formation along with ships from the three carrier strike groups as a Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force aircraft formation perform a fly-by during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) break away from a 15-ship formation along with ships from the three carrier strike groups to sail independently following the Exercise Valiant Shield photo exercise. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - The Kitty Hawk, Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike groups sail in formation, as Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft fly overhead during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - An Air Force B-2 bomber along with other aircrafts from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly over the Kitty Hawk, Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike groups during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)


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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) - Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike groups, break away while the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike group continues to sail ahead following the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)

bd popeye
03-29-2010, 03:50 PM
....and then again, there were some USN recruitment posters in the 70's that one just wonders who the f**k was running BUPERS....:cantbeli:Dunno..but when you 17 years old and know you need to serve or get drafted to the army that poster looks pretty good. At that time the USN had a bad rap in the Black community of being the most racist of all the services. maninly because of only allowing blacks to serve as stewards until during WWII. Today the USN lower enlisted is about 30% black. CPOs are near 40% black. As you know Panchito12 Hispanics also make up a large portion of the USN on the west coasts.

To give you all an idea how much has changed when I was on the JFK i '73 & '73 there were two black First Class petty officers. No black CPOs. And one black warrant officer.

bd popeye
03-29-2010, 05:09 PM
And a few more!!..With a couple of sea-going Marines tossed in for good measure!

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GUAM (April 20, 2008) Sailors assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) hoist the Union Jack during a port visit to Guam. Nimitz is operating as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner (Released) http://i26.*******.com/noa35hdotjpg
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BUCKNER BAY, Okinawa (April 25, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) check their weapons before an evaluated non-compliant boarding exercise. Harpers Ferry recently completed unit level training assessment-certification (ULTRA-C). An ULTRA-C certification shows a ship's competency in fire fighting, anchoring, small boat attack and various other items evaluated by assessors from Afloat Training Group (ATG). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael D. Kennedy (Released)http://i28.*******.com/sgop3pdotjpg
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FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (April 19, 2008) Construction Electrician 3rd Class David Dooley, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 mans an MK-19 automatic crew serve grenade launcher while protecting the lines during field training exercise "Bearing Duel." U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge (Released)http://i27.*******.com/2a7wf4ndotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 2, 2008) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as she makes her way pier side to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Port Royal and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned to their homeport after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (Released)http://i29.*******.com/2ewpic1dotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 2, 2008) Sailors assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) stand in formation wearing their full dress white uniforms before a change of command ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Commander Brent E. Smith relieved Cmdr. Chris J. Bushnell as commanding officer of the Paul Hamilton. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (Released)http://i31.*******.com/lcx04dotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 2, 2008) Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) rush to the pier to reunite with friends and family after returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Port Royal and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned to their homeport after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (Released)http://i30.*******.com/212j2i1dotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (May 2, 2008) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class David Tercero, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), embraces his finance on the pier after returning to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Hopper and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) returned to their homeport after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (Released)http://i32.*******.com/2z73hxxdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 5, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handing) 3rd Class Darcee Pakla directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked airwing are conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)http://i25.*******.com/1zl5hecdotjpg
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SAN DIEGO (April 24, 2008) An MH-60R Seahawk assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 fires the first of four live Hellfire missiles fired by aircraft assigned to a deployable squadron. The first MH-60R squadron aircraft is replacing the SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft to combine the capabilities of the two aircraft and has the capability to deploy the AGM-114 series Hellfire missile laser-guided precision air-to-surface missile. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark A. Leonesio (Released)http://i29.*******.com/auiicndotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2008) Two Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 make a low pass over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (Released)http://i30.*******.com/dob0p5dotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2008) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (Released)http://i31.*******.com/111sf9hdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 3, 2008) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Willard Marlan, assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, tightens a clamp holding a heat shield over the engine of an F/A-18A Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wilyanna Harper (Released)http://i29.*******.com/2lu74wjdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 3, 2008)The Landing Craft Air Cushioned 42 (LCAC 42) maneuvers in the San Diego Bay Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Samuel Calderon, assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, moves an F/A -18A+ Super Hornet engine through the hangar bay aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wilyanna Harper (Released)http://i29.*******.com/t7j4ohdotjpg
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The Landing Craft Air Cushioned 42 (LCAC 42) maneuvers in the San Diego Bay SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2008) to start the annual Fleet Week activities, including a parade of ships, flyovers by Navy and Coast Guard aircraft, and a Red Bull air race in the harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mahlon K. Miller (Released http://i26.*******.com/2ef7zfsdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 2, 2008) Lt. Wesley Blackwell, left, the Commanding Officer of Helicopter Squadron (HS) 3, and Cmdr. Mark Truluck, perform a pre-flight check on an SH-60F Seahawk aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a composite training unit exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released) http://i30.*******.com/9uubucdotjpg
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GULF OF THAILAND, Thailand (May 2, 2008) Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) roll down the ramp of the Military Sealift Command Marine Corps roll-on.roll-off ship USNS 1st Lt Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010) onto the roll-on/roll-off discharge facility as part of exercise Freedom Banner 08. Freedom Banner 08 is a maritime prepositioning force exercise conducted in Chuk Samet, Thailand to provide equipment used by the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of exercise Cobra Gold. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian P. Caracci (Released)http://i32.*******.com/2agowndotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 29, 2008) A Sailor directs a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is participating in Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2008, a multinational exercise designed to enhance regional security and interoperability with maritime partners. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg (Released)http://i30.*******.com/35nc61cdotjpg
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In the USN each service *****e stands for 4 years of service

NORFOLK, Va. (April 30, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. talks about the expectations of the first class petty officers to approximately 350 Sailors during the First Class Triad Symposium. MCPON is wearing the new service dress khaki (SDK) uniform for the first time as he participates in the wear-test of the SDK. The wear-test is to evaluate the wear, appearance, functionality and comfort of the uniform. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos (Released)http://i27.*******.com/3166z5gdotjpg
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (April 30, 2008) Crewmembers assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit North Carolina (SSN 777) salute during an early morning commissioning ceremony practice in Wilmington, N.C. She is set to be commissioned and brought to life May 3. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer (Released)http://i25.*******.com/141qp0zdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 30, 2008) Lance Cpl. Josh Pavian, assigned to the "Nightmares" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513, performs maintenance on one of the squadron's AV-8B Harrier jets in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber (Released)http://i30.*******.com/m7codtdotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 29, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Quoc Nguyen looks on as an AV-8B Harrier, assigned the "Nightmares" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513, lands aboard the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber (Released)http://i26.*******.com/2qi1kd5dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 27, 2008) Landing signal enlisted Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carlglo A. Rula guides two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM) 14 on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael D. Kennedy (Released)http://i29.*******.com/a1qq6xdotjpg
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HONG KONG (April 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to anchor in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. Hong Kong is Kitty Hawk's last overseas port visit before being relieved by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) this summer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)http://i28.*******.com/xdh4lwdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 28, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41), prepares to launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is operating as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Steven Maksinchuk (Released)http://i29.*******.com/zlt5w3dotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 26, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Timothy Mingle, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Travis Wyanthughes replace bolts on an engine bay door latch of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAW) 136 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are on a spring deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Anthony R. Martinez (Released) http://i32.*******.com/2dlvs0hdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 29, 2008) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Jim Carroll runs the main grill during the first steel beach picnic of the Spring Swing, a scheduled deployment for the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Steel beach picnics boost morale and gives Sailors the opportunity to relax and have fun. Blue Ridge serves under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7/Task Force 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Meyers (Released)http://i29.*******.com/5agcxudotjpg
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SAN DIEGO. (May 1, 2008) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dung Pham says goodbye to a loved one before boarding the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership 2008 is designed to strengthen the goodwill developed during previous humanitarian civic assistance missions. Mercy is scheduled to visit the Republic of Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Cale Bentley (Released) http://i32.*******.com/23veww2dotjpg
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SAN DIEGO (May 01, 2008) Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs San Diego Bay to begin a humanitarian mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Pacific Partnership 2008 is designed to strengthen the goodwill developed during previous humanitarian civic assistance missions. Mercy is scheduled to visit the Republic of Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Don Bray (Released)http://i30.*******.com/3312eexdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Donald Worley shows Dale Earnhardt Jr. the GBU-24 bomb in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Earnhardt visited the ship to thank Sailors for their service. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked airwing are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Suits (Released)http://i30.*******.com/35cn9qvdotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 1, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Michael Quintos, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), directs the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Nightmares" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber (Released)

D-Mitch
03-29-2010, 05:10 PM
Beautiful pics bd popeye!! Thanks for sharing!

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D-Mitch
03-29-2010, 05:13 PM
2..........................

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D-Mitch
03-29-2010, 05:14 PM
3...........................

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D-Mitch
03-29-2010, 05:24 PM
4........(final)

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Panchito12
03-29-2010, 05:36 PM
Dunno..but when you 17 years old and know you need to serve or get drafted to the army that poster looks pretty good. At that time the USN had a bad rap in the Black community of being the most racist of all the services. maninly because of only allowing blacks to serve as stewards until during WWII. Today the USN lower enlisted is about 30% black. CPOs are near 40% black. As you know Panchito12 Hispanics also make up a large portion of the USN on the west coasts.

To give you all an idea how much has changed when I was on the JFK i '73 & '73 there were two black First Class petty officers. No black CPOs. And one black warrant officer.

Popeye,

I disagree somewhat with the numbers. I believe that Blacks make up around 17% of the force and Hispanics a bit less, circa 11%.

Now the USNA & ROTC have gone a long way into recruitining qualified minorities, unfortunately at the USNA they still drop out, or are dismissed due to academics, in high numbers (not the USNA's fault).

In my ships Hispanic officers pretty well represented. In my first unit, an FF, we had 5 out of 21 Hispanic officers (and one black officer). In my second unit, DD, we had only lonely ol' me (and two black officers plus one black helo pilot in the AirDet). But as far as enlisted personnel Hispanics barely pushed 30 guys out of crews of 200+.

I had a CWO who taught me DC at Newport who said "....the Navy may take a while in fixing things, but in the end it gets it right."

I agree 100%.

bd popeye
03-29-2010, 09:52 PM
Thanks for that clarification. My source is my eyes and my son in law who is an active duty recruiter in Washington state.. But your numbers are probably more correct:oops:. It is nearly impossible to find those numbers on line. Anyone care to try?

bd popeye
03-29-2010, 10:20 PM
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NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyete Gulf (CG 55) steams under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge during the parade of ships on the opening day of Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

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NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) Sailors and Marines man the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the parade of ships on the opening day of Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Lange (Released)

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NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships for the 21st Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

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NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) travels up the Hudson River during the parade of ships on the opening day of Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

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NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships for Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2008) A triumphant midshipmen from the class of 2008 shows his diploma to his family in the stands surrounding Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, during the United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2008) Newly commissioned U.S. Navy Ensigns and Marine Corps 2nd Lt.'s celebrate at the conclusion of the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (Released)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2008) Newly commissioned officers from the Naval Academy Class of 2008 celebrate the conclusion of their graduation and commissioning ceremony with the traditional hat toss at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael G. Mullen, and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead were all in attendance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 28, 2008) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Randy Sorensen, assigned to Combat Systems CS-7 Division, performs maintenance on a close-in weapon system (CIWS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johndion Magsipoc (Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (May 21, 2008) Gunners Mate 1st Class Rachel Silversmith, armory and range lead petty officer for the Naval Support Activity Souda Bay security department, watches Master-at-Arms Seaman Joseph Mikan prepare a 7.62 mm M60E3 light machine gun for a familiarization firing aboard a harbor security patrol boat. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (May 21, 2008) Gunners Mate First Class Rachel Silversmith, armory and range lead petty officer for the Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Security Department, counts 7.62 mm ammunition before a familiarization firing training session aboard a harbor security patrol boat. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)

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ACAJUTLA, El Salvador (May 26, 2008) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Maria Arteaga, assigned to the Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), translates for her grandmother during an eye exam at the Canton la Sunza school during Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. Boxer is deployed in supporting the Pacific phase of CP, an equal-partnership mission between the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador and Peru. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Porter Anderson (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30 2008) The amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) steams within sight of Mt. Fuji on its final stop to Shimizu to complete a six-week Spring Swing tour in the Pacific rim area of responsibility. Blue Ridge made port visits to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines fostering goodwill among PACRIM nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heidi McCormick (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 29, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class John Dempsey, left, of Stockton, Calif., and Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Daniel Carlson, of Batavia, Ill., move an Electronic Attack Squadron 136 EA-6B Prowler into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The ship is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service, 10 of which have been in Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 9, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) perform a helicopter rope suspension maneuver out of an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter over the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a training exercise while transiting the Persian Gulf. Both Nassau and Lincoln are deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Coleman Thompson (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 9, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) stand by after performing a fast-rope descent from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a training exercise while transiting the Persian Gulf. Both Nassau and Lincoln are deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Coleman Thompson (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 30, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Victor Samaguey completes a breakout and reconfiguration sheet on a GBU-12 laser guided bomb inside a weapons magazine aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 30, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Nathan Meyer installs fins on a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb inside a weapons magazine aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Ramon Ortiz, a native of Grandville, Mich., signals the launch of a Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 SH-60F Seahawk from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 is doing carrier qualifications before their transfer to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) later this summer. The Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service, 10 of which have been in Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30, 2008) Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 Sailors prepare an SH-60F Seahawk for takeoff from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 29, 2008) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Matthew Chandler works on the ship's close in weapons system during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 aboard the frigate USS Ford (FFG 54). The United States and the Republic of the Philippines naval forces are working together on a variety of at-sea and land based exercises and activities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dave Gordon (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2008) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Sokolich, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. assigned to the weapons department, explains to Storekeeper Seaman Sarah McClure, a native of Blythe, Calif. temporarily assigned to the security department, how to properly handle an M-240 machine gun aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball (Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 31, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during the last fly off of the deployment. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for their return to home port after a seven-month deployment in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Losack (Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (May 30, 2008) Cmdr. John Kropcho, commanding officer of the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), and other crewmembers man the bridge as they depart Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelvin Edwards (Released)

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PALAWAN, Philippines (May 30, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) heads back to the ship after completing a training exercise with Philippine counterparts aboard the Philippine Navy Ship Artemio Ricarte as part of Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney (Released)

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Popeye did this very same task many a day on CVA-19..arrvv..back in da' day!

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 24, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Chris Miller prepares to hook a cargo pendant to an HH-60H Seahawk, assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 during an ordnance offload with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is operating as part of the U.S. 3rd Fleet in the Eastern Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 25, 2008) Sailors deploy rigid hull inflatable boats from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to board a ship in the area during Operation Stakenet, a Combined Task Force 152 operation focused on ensuring a lawful maritime order in the Persian Gulf involving units from Bahrain, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and other regional countries. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton (Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (June 1, 2008) Sailors man the rails during a squadron homecoming aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are preparing for their return to homeport after a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Smelley (Released)

More pix from the Wolds Greatest Navy!

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Middies?!! Fresh meat! Right Panchito12?! We use to give them "The Business" like crazy!..back in da' day! And these frolfs are probaly working as enlisted men...Fresh Meat!!

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 1, 2008) Capt. Ken Norton, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), talks with a group of midshipmen on the ship's flight deck. The midshipmen visited the ship to familiarize themselves with the duties of an officer and experience life on a ship. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2008) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) walk the flight deck after performing a final pre-flight check on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are conducting tailored ship's training availability off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Walter M. Wayman (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (May 27, 2008) An SH-2G Super Sea Sprite takes off from the flight deck of the New Zealand Anzac-class ship HMNZS Te-Mana (F 111) supporting Operation Stakenet, a Combined Task Force 152 operation focused on ensuring a lawful maritime order in the Arabian Gulf and involved units from Bahrain, New Zealand, U.K., the U.S. and other regional countries. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30, 2008) Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Mike Lembo, assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, takes a break after completing electrical maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball (Released)


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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (May 31, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 fire an AT-4 rocket launcher on a target during a live-fire training course. The AT-4 is a shoulder-launched lightweight anti-armor weapon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released)

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (May 31, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 prepare M203 grenade launchers to fire on a target during an annual certification training. The M203 is a lightweight, gas-powered, shoulder-fired, air-cooled, breach-loaded, semi-automatic grenade launcher that attaches to the M-16 service rifle. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (June 6, 2008) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Sun Kings" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 catches an arresting gear cable during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (June 6, 2008) Sailors rush out to change an arresting gear cable during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (June 2, 2008) U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, from left, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33), the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54), and the U.S.C.G. cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722) are moored at the commercial pier in Puerto Princesa at the conclusion of the Philippine portion of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 1, 2008) Fire Controlmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) assigned to CS-7 Div. of the Combat Systems Department load NATO Sea Sparrow missiles into a launcher. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Brossard (Released)

Panchito12
03-29-2010, 11:22 PM
FF1052-class

I was stationed in one for 3 years (not BADGER). Layout changed somewhat. But is still pretty close. Sorry but I don't have the 01 or Bridge level

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Panchito12
03-29-2010, 11:42 PM
USS TAURUS (PHM-3)
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PHM Bridge
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PHM Refuelling at Sea
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PHM doing donuts
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PHM head;-)
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NB Key West, FLp-)
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(I have pics of HERCULES and TAURUS during scrapping but I will not post'em 'cause it's heartbreaking)

santana
03-30-2010, 12:46 AM
Does the USS TAURUS (PHM-3) is Still in Serive???

Panchito12
03-30-2010, 01:27 AM
Does the USS TAURUS (PHM-3) is Still in Serive???

Scrapped. The only one around is ARIES and there is a group trying to save her.

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bd popeye
03-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Gentelemen the USS Oklahoma City CL-91/CLG-5/CG-5. The ship served as the 7th Fleet flagship for many years.

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USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) Launching, at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 February 1944. Courtesy of James Russell, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 75598.

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USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, circa 9 April 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. Collection of James C. Fahey.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 95754.

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Underway, early '60s, Showing general details of missile conversion rebuild
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Good detail pic. Showing many details of the conversion. Note Forward 6" gun remains, Dual 5"/38 is moved forward and the entire superstructure is moved forward.

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Six inch/47 caliber guns in action, date unknown

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Steams out of San Francisco Bay, California, on 16 November 1960. Photographed by Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98663.

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Arrival at Yokosuka, Japan, 20 May 1962. The tug USS Portobago (YTM-413) is assisting as Oklahoma City is moored to Pier # 8. Photographed by P.D. Hinman, Pacific Fleet Mobile Photo Unit.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98665.
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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) In port with rails manned, possibly at Long Beach, California, circa 1963. The original print has the date 6 March 1963 stamped on its back.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98666.

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Plan view amidships, looking aft, taken while undergoing an inclining experiment at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, 28 September 1963. Note the ship's surviving gun director, a Mark 37, and radar antennas, including: SPS-10 and SPS 37/43 (larger antenna) atop the foremast; SPS-39 atop the mainmast; and SPS-30 atop the after mast.

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) is moved alongside USS Providence (CLG-6) at Yokosuka Naval Station, Japan, 7 July 1964. Vice Admiral Roy L. Johnson, Commander Seventh Fleet, and his flag staff were moving from Providence to Oklahoma City at the conclusion of the former's first tour as fleet flagship. Photographed by PHAN R.L. White, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98674.

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5), Flagship of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, Arrives at Saigon, Republic of Vietnam, for a three-day goodwill tour, with Vice Admiral Roy L. Johnson, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on board, 21 July 1964. Vietnamese Navy personnel are waiting to help berth the ship.

Official U.S. Army Photograph #USA CC-26860

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Fires a salvo from her 6"/47 guns, during a night operation in the South China Sea off Vietnam, June 1966. Photographed by Chief Journalist R.D. Moeser, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph #USN 1142155.
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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Plan view forward on the port side, taken while the ship was undergoing an inclining experiment at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Hunter's Point, San Francisco, California, in June 1967. Ship in the background is the newly-completed guided-missile frigate USS Horne (DLG-30).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98691.

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Night time photograph of the Seventh Fleet Flagship moored at HMS Tamar, the British Naval Base in Hong Kong, during a goodwill port visit, circa the 1960s.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98675

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USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Makes a tight turn to port while steaming in the Pacific Ocean, 16 February 1972.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98669.


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Starboard quarter view in Hong Kong harbor, 1974.


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ex-USS Oklahoma City (CG-5) Awaiting disposal at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, circa June 1987.

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The once proud Oklahoma City is sent to the bottom of the Pacific to meet "Davey Jones"

Quoted from the Press Release for MTX 99 "The ship was still afloat on the final day of the exercise. With USS Columbus (SSN-762), Republic of Korea Submarine Lee Chun (SS 062), and several attack aircraft were in position to take another shot at the old vessel. Lee Chun shot a torpedo, scoring a direct hit. Twenty-five minutes later, at approximately 11:03 a.m., the former Seventh Fleet flagship disappeared below the surface, sinking down in 6,000 feet of water."

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03-31-2010, 06:55 PM
Old Ironsides - USS Constitution

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USS Constitution hauled out of the water on the marine railway at Navy Yard Portsmouth, N.H., 27 March 1858. (This is the oldest known photo of Constitution.

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Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845), depicting the dismasted Guerriere firing a gun to the unengaged side to signify her surrender.

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Boston, Mass. (June 10, 2006) - USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides” gets underway for a turn-around cruise in Boston Harbor. The world's oldest commissioned warship will cruise to Fort Independence on Castle Island where it will fire a 21-gun salute before returning to its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The turn-around cruise is one of the high points of Boston Navy Week. Twenty-four such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO is tasked with enhancing the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Dave Kaylor (RELEASED)

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Boston (June 10, 2006) - USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides” fires a 21-gun salute to Castle Island's Fort Independence during a turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist James Devine (RELEASED)

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BOSTON HARBOR (Aug. 31, 2007) – USS Constitution sails under her own power, manned by more than 150 sailors selected for promotion to chief petty officer. At 209 years old, ”Old Ironsides” is the oldest commissioned warship afloat. It is normally manned by 64 active duty Navy Sailors, and visited by nearly half a million tourists annually. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Brian M. Brooks (RELEASED)

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BOSTON (July 4, 2007) – USS Constitution makes her annual trip through Boston in celebration of the Fourth of July. Constitution, known as “Old Ironsides,” is the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy and oldest floating warship in the world. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden (RELEASED)

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece (Jun 7, 2008) Master at Arms 3rd Class Timothy Lutz scans the surrounding harbor while manning an M60 light machine gun on a harbor security boat as the fast attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departs the harbor. Lutz is a patrol boat crewman and gunner assigned to the U.S. Naval Support Activity Security Department. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)


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PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 4, 2008) The Navy flight demonstration squadron the "Blue Angels" fly over the 66th anniversary of the Battle of Midway celebration at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station. Six veterans of the Battle of Midway joined about 2,000 CID Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and guests in the annual commemoration. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols (Released)

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KINGSVILLE, Texas (June 4, 2008) T-45A Goshawks training aircraft cruise together during a recent training flight over the skies of South Texas. The T-45 is a twin-seat, single-engine jet trainer and is the only aircraft in the Navy's inventory used specifically for training pilots to land aboard aircraft carriers. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. John A. Ivancic (Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2008) Special warfare combatant craft (SWCC) crewmen out of San Diego, Calif. demonstrate high speed turns in their Naval Special Warfare ridged-hull inflatable boat on the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. during the 101st annual Portland Rose Festival. The SWCC team seized the opportunity to show off as a part of recruiting new members to their special warfare community. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Rowley (Released)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 5, 2008) The guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) arrives to help celebrate Portland Fleet Week festivities during the city's 101st Annual Rose Festival. USS Preble is one of four U.S. Navy ships visiting Portland for the weeklong celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Tinoko (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 5, 2008) Sailors clear the landing area after as aircraft launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service and will be replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 5, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Michael Bramlett, of Moreno Valley, Calif., watches flight operations from an aircraft tow tractor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service and will be replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photoh by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Anthony R. Martinez (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Johnkeith Elopre, of Fontana, Calif., directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 into launching position aboard the acc USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service and will be replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

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ANDAMAN SEA (June 3, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) steams in the Andaman Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Gabriel Weber (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 3, 2008) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAQ) 115 taxis across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Reckard

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 6, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Gladiators" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 taxis the flight deck of the air craft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria A. Tullock (Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (June 6, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrives in Souda harbor for a routine port visit. Gonzalez is on a scheduled six-month deployment assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG2) as the Navy representative to the NATO Response Force. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)

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Norfolk, Va. (June 4, 2008) Sailors throw red, white, and blue streamers onto the pier after the announcement that the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was moored. Truman returned to homeport after a scheduled seven-month combat deployment supporting maritime security operations in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf as well as providing close air support for ground forces serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heather Weaver (Released)

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Norfolk, Va. (June 4, 2008) More than 5000 Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) return to their homeport to a waiting crowd of friends and family after a scheduled seven-month combat deployment. Truman deployed supporting maritime security operations in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf as well as providing close air support for ground forces serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Ricardo Reyes (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2008) A Sailor hands Capt. Ken J. Norton, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the ceremonial flag during a burial-at-sea ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball (Released)

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Sailors assigned to the honor guard aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) bow their heads during prayer at a burial-at-sea ceremony.

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WASHINGTON (June 17, 2008) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter renders honors as Sailors assigned to the Navy Ceremonial Guard march by during the presentation of colors at the commencement of the Navy District Washington Concert on the Avenue. The Navy Band will perform at the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza every Tuesday night until Labor Day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien (Released)

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WASHINGTON (June 17, 2008) Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard position themselves during a Navy District Washington Concert on the Avenue. The Navy Band will perform at the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza every Tuesday night until Labor Day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien (Released)

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TWENTY-NINE PALMS, Calif. (June 17, 2008) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses Marines participating in Exercise Mojave Viper. The 30-day immersion scenario is designed to prepare Marines and Sailors for deployments by exposing them to the intricacies and skill sets needed to succeed in an irregular warfare environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (Release)

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AL ANBAR, Iraq (June 6, 2008) A U.S Navy Corpsman assigned to Charlie Co. of Marine Wing Support Squadron 27, Marine Air Group 37, gives medical care to an Iraqi child in the Al Anbar province. The Marines are conducting a patrol mission of the surrounding areas of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus (Released)

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WASHINGTON (June 18, 2007) The U.S. Navy Band performs a Monday evening concert June 7, 2007 on the West steps of the U.S. Capitol. The band is performing concerts at the Capitol on Monday evenings and and at the Navy Memorial on Tuesday evenings through the end of August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Joanna Romansic (Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (June 12, 2008) Special warfare combatant-craft crewman (SWCC) students prepare 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boats ready to go underway. Students learn boat maintenance during basic crewman training. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy inventory of state-of-the-art, high-performance boats and ships used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica (Released)

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AFGHANISTAN (June 10, 2008) A U.S. Navy hospital corpsman assigned to Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, posts security for a halted convoy in the Helmand province of Iraq. The 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines is based out of the Marine Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms, Calif. and is a reinforced light infantry Battalion deployed to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chad J. Pulliam (Released)

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QASR AMIJ, Iraq (June 11, 2008) Equipment Operator Chief Juan Noyola, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, walks to a water well project in Qasr Amij, Iraq. NMCB-3 is on a six-month deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Coveny (Released)

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GULF OF THAILAND (June 12, 2008) Hull Technician 3rd Class Josh Borel, left, attaches cargo to a Royal Thai Navy SH-70 helicopter aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG54) as Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Tabari Nakenge acts as a safety observer during a vertical replenishment exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is a series of bilateral military training exercises between the United States and Southeast Asia nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Daniel Meaney (Released)

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I loved Hong Kong....back in da' day!

HONG KONG (Jun. 19, 2008) Sailors gather in a hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship approaches Hong Kong for a port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (Released)http://i31.*******.com/34xgj1sdotjpg
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 19, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) are moored at the foot of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. Both ships are part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (Released)http://i26.*******.com/b5ib09dotjpg
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PHILIPPINE SEA (June 19, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Mark R. Joseph signals to an AV-8B Harrier assigned to "Nightmares" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513 it's clear for take off aboard the assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex serves as the flagship for Combined Task Force 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force commander. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman (Released)http://i31.*******.com/1432ucidotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 prepares to land aboard the air craft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The ship is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service, 10 of which have been in Japan. Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service. The ship will be replaced by nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)http://i26.*******.com/2mneucydotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2008) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Craig Christensen,left, of Minden, Nev., splices wires together on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cecil Hollinghead, of Mobile, Ala., observes. Kitty Hawk, the oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy will be replaced this summer by USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Reckard (Released)http://i25.*******.com/rr4508dotjpg
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BOSTON, Mass. (June, 15, 2008) A bystander watches as Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) march by in the Bunker Hill Day Parade as part of a port visit to Boston. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark O'Donald (Released)http://i29.*******.com/25s3oybdotjpg
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GULF OF ADEN (June 9, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) prepares to pull alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during a replenishment at sea. Ross is a member of the Nassau Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cory Rose (Released)http://i25.*******.com/2myrihsdotjpg
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BUSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (June 14, 2008) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Keith Martinez and Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Harlig Medina, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), lay a wreath during the memorial ceremony for Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D Stethem. Stethem, the ship's namesake, was killed June 14, 1985 by hijackers aboard TWA Flight 847 after he was discovered as an American Sailor. U.S. Navy photo by Chieft Intelligence Specialist Marc de St Aubin (Released)http://i32.*******.com/2exwqvkdotjpg
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RED SEA (June 5, 2008) Midshipmen embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) board a small boat after learning boat deck fundamentals. Ashland is one of six vessels in the Nassau Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Melrose Afaese (Released)http://i31.*******.com/xkvfr5dotjpg
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 8, 2008) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Joshua Brumfield celebrates after knocking down Seaman Clay Johnson in a "big glove" boxing match during a steel beach picnic aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD 13). Nashville is a part of the Nassau Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles L. Ludwig (Released)http://i25.*******.com/13z7ritdotjpg
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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (June 17, 2008) Special warfare combatant-craft (SWCC) crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 traverse the waterways of the Stennis Space Center as they utilize the brand new riverine live fire training range. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge (Released)http://i29.*******.com/2wm1euxdotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2008) Sailors assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 conduct a post-flight check on the cockpit of an EA-6B Prowler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 47 years of service. The ship will be replaced by nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil (Released)

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(June 15, 2008) United States and Thai ships are in formation while participating in tactical maneuvering exercises during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Meaney (Released

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 11, 2008) Stiletto sits pier side during a refueling before conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations in the Caribbean. Stiletto is a one-of-a-kind, experimental vessel designed for high-speed special operative amphibious insertions operated by Army mariners assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Eustis, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nat Moger (Released)

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 11, 2008) Stiletto sits pier side during a refueling before conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations in the Caribbean. Stiletto is a one-of-a-kind, experimental vessel designed for high-speed special operative amphibious insertions operated by Army mariners assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Eustis, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nat Moger (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 20, 2008) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Stephen Guz from the "Vikings" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 tightens tie-down chains on an EA-6B Prowler following flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and multiple embarked fleet replacement squadrons are conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRSCQ) off the coast of Southern California. FRSCQ's are conducted to qualify naval aviators in day and night carrier operations in the aircraft they will fly during their aviation career. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Walter M. Wayman (Released)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2008) U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 wait at the surface of the Providence River for the approval to begin a dive on the sunken former Soviet submarine Juliett 484 in Providence. The submarine sank at her mooring point in about 30 feet of water during a nor'easter, which struck Providence in April of 2007. Divers from the Navy and Army, along with federal, state, and local authorities will participate in a joint service operation to raise submarine at Collier Point Park. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lippmann (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 20, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Ricardo Hernandez directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 to the catapult in preparation for launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and multiple embarked fleet replacement squadrons are conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRSCQ) off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Honnick (Released)

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Philippines (June 27, 2008) Engineman 2nd Class Shane Whittington, of Quitman, Texas, right, and Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Dante Pine, of Compton, Calif., remove a fuel pump on a generator at Barotac Viejo Regional Hospital in Iloilo. The Sailors, assigned to Engineering Department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), have been inspecting, troubleshooting and repairing generators at hospitals in need of clean water and electricity after Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (Released)

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SULU SEA (June 30, 2008) Flight deck personnel push back an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is off the coast of Panay Island in the Philippines providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Painter (Released)

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ILOILO, Philippines (June 28, 2008) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Airman John Baker, of Tampa, Fla., left, and Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Drew Smith, of Newcastle, Del., assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, toss candy to residents of Alimodian. The U.S. Navy and the Philippine Army and Air Force have been working side by side during disaster relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is (CVN 76) off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball (Released)

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PACIFIC (June 29, 2008) Super PUMA helicopters fly much needed bottled water to Kalibo, Republic of the Philippines from the deck of the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen.

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KALIBO, Philippines (June 29, 2008) Sailors from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Group debark an HH-60H Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 while delivering bottled water to hard hit areas of the region following Typhoon Fengshen. .

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SINGAPORE (June 26, 2008) Lt. j.g. Ian Gray, left, Senior Colonel Pham Tan and Senior Col. Nguyen Van Toan of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Army discuss a 50-caliber machine gun aboard the amphibious dockl landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as they await a live fire exercise. Tan and Toan are part of a 5-man Vietnamese delegation underway aboard the Tortuga as observers during the Singapore phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) while steaming through the central Pacific Ocean. The ships will both be taking part in the 'Rim of the Pacific' exercise off Hawaii in July with units from Australia, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Taking part in RIMPAC will be 35 ships, six submarines, more than 150 aircraft, and 20,000 sailors, airmen, marines, soldiers and coast guardsmen. This will be Kitty Hawk's last exercise before returning to the U.S. mainland for decommissioning in early 2009. Kitty Hawk will be replaced by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) this summer as the only U.S. carrier operating from Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (June 27, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 catches the arresting gear wire as it lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations. U.S Navy photo by Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Ashley Houp (Released)

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SULU SEA (July 1, 2008) An SH-60F Seahawk flies off in the distance as crewmen and maintenance crews assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 prepare a second helicopter for launch from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during humanitarian operations on Panay Island, Philippines. The region was hard-hit by Typhoon Fengshen and the "Black Knights" have been flying seven straight days delivering supplies to remote locations on the island. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (Released)

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CEBU, Philippines (July 1, 2008) Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, commander of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, speaks with Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo thanked Wisecup for the support the U.S. Navy is giving the Philippines during relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (Released)

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BALASAN, Philippines (July 1, 2008) Residents from the Municipality of Balasan, Philippines wave and cheer after Sailors assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 deliver supplies. The crew has been flying missions to the island delivering food and water to remote cities like Balasan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer S. Kimball (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (June 30, 2008) Landing Signalman Enlisted (LSE) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Tunal waves in a CH-53 Sea Stallion from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and Peleliu are deployed in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Anulak Singphiphat (Released)

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NORFOLK (June 28, 2008) Cmdr. Troy Jackson, commanding officer, and the crewmembers of the fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) wave to the families and friends on the pier as they return to Naval Station Norfolk following a six month deployment. While deployed, Norfolk completed several missions in support of national interests and the Navy's maritime strategy of sustained cooperative relationships with international partners. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer (Released)

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Port Hueneme, Calif. (June 28, 2008) Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 convoy security team perform a firepower demonstration for the guest of the Seabee Day's parade on the main grinder at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. Seabee days is an annual event celebrating the Navy Seabees and allows the community to learn more about the Naval Construction Force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick W. Mullen III (Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (June 27, 2008) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Michael P. Ojea Sr., a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., throws a line to Hull Technician 2nd Class Lemar Carter, a native of Lone View, Texas, to moor a Scheduled Preservation Upkeep Coordinated Effort (SPRUCE) Barge alongside the attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) at Naval Submarine Support Center, Norfolk. Photo by Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Xander Gamble (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) Seaman Cesar Sandoval, a native of Houston, Texas, ties a mooring line for the guided-missile frigate USS Rodney Davis (FFG 60) at Naval Staion Pearl Harbor. Rodney Davis will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas L. Rosprim (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 27, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) fires a Standard Missle (SM 2) at a drone during the Pacific phase of UNITAS 49-08. UNITAS is an annual exercise designed to increase cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and South American navies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Omar A. Dominquez (Released)

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SINGAPORE (June 27, 2008) Cpl. Trever J. Hohman, an amphibious assault vehicle operator assigned to a Marine combat assault company embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) opens fire on a pontoon target while U.S. navy midshipmen man a .50 caliber gun during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008, an annual series of bilateral military training exercises between the United States and several Southeast Asian nations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Avitt (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (June 25, 2008) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) lands on a beach during a training mission. Peleliu is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew A. Hepburn (Released)

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Not everyone in the Navy is on board a ship. Many sailors man these Riverene patrol boats.

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 5, 2008) Information Systems Technician Shawn Gregg, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3, mans an M240 machine gun while conducting a security patrol in Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 5, 2008) Gunner's Mate Seaman Jose Caro, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3, watches the open water while conducting a security patrol in Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 4, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON ) 3 take Marines assigned to the civil affairs group of 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment on a tour of Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha, Iraq. RIVRON-3 patrols the area waterways to help ensure safety and security in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)


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WASHINGTON (July 2, 2008) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is interviewed by Mr. Yoshiki Hidaka of Japan's nationally known television show "The Hidaka Report," at the Pentagon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones (Released)

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WASHINGTON (July 1, 2008) Sailors assigned to the Navy Ceremonial Guard hold flags representing each state during the presentation of colors during a Navy District Washington Concert on the Avenue at the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, (July 1, 2008) Visitors to Naval Station Pearl Harbor look on as the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) ties up at pier. The carrier is taking part in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 off Hawaii this month with units from the U.S., Australia, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom. This will be the final exercise for Kitty Hawk before returning to the U.S. mainland for decommissioning in early 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Don Bray (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) Korean, Japanese and U.S. naval ships are moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor preparing for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (Released)

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (June 26, 2008) Builder 2nd Class William Kimbril, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, mans his fighting position at the unit's forward operations base during the battalion's unit field exercise (FEX). NMCB-7 is conducting FEX to test its deployment readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released)

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (June 25, 2008) Chief Boatswain's Mate Cecil Watt, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, signals a MEDAVAC to land at the logistical support area (LSA) landing zone during the battalion's unit field exercise (FEX). NMCB-7 is conducting FEX to test its deployment readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 1, 2008) An F-14D is hoisted off of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) after being transported from the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. The last F-14s were retired at NAS Oceana on September 26, 2006. Bonhomme Richard is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Moriatis (Released)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lippmann, assigned to Naval Expeditionary Combat Command Det. Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team, prepares to dive to conduct salvage operations on the sunken former Soviet submarine Juliett 484. U.S. Navy and Army Divers along with Federal, state and local authorities participate in a joint service operation to raise the sunken former Soviet submarine at Collier Point Park. Mobile Diving & Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, U.S. Army Dive Company and a NAVSEA Support Unit prepare to salvage the former Soviet submarine that sank at her mooring point in about 30 feet of water during a nor'easter, which struck Providence in April of 2007. This training exercise is part of the DoD's Innovative Readiness Training program. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Perez (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF, The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) embarks a rigid hull inflatable boat prior to boarding a motor vessel in the southern Persian Gulf. Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Thompson (Released)


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SOUDA BAY, Crete (Jul 8, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives in Souda harbor for a brief port visit. McFaul is on a scheduled deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility and will support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies, making deplomatic port calls and responding to any contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 8, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) heads out to open sea from Naval Station Pearl Harbor to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 maritime exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Michael Moriatis (Released)

Elbs
04-02-2010, 10:37 PM
USS Freedom (LCS-1)

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acg1189
04-05-2010, 04:29 PM
one really cool looking ship right there. Too bad Somali pirates won't ever mistake her for a merchant like they did for the frigate this week though. Are those doors/compartments rear of the main gun VLS?

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(April 3, 2010) Sailors man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as the ship returns to home port at Naval Station Norfolk after 10 weeks on station off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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(March 28, 2010) A Sailor aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) raises the Union Jack as the ship moors to the pier at Naval Station Mayport. Independence is enroute to Norfolk, Va., for commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel before transiting to its homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Zachary Harrell/Released)

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(March 31, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is pier side during a port visit to Key West, Fla. Independence is enroute to Norfolk, Va., for commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel before transiting to its homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Zachary Harrell/Released)

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(March 31, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is pier side during a port visit to Key West, Fla. Independence is enroute to Norfolk, Va., for commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel before transiting to its homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Zachary Harrell/Released)

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(April 2, 2010) The Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) approaches Mayport, Fla. Independence is in the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)

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bd popeye
04-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Are those doors/compartments rear of the main gun VLS?
Neither.. That's the helo hangar.

Great pix! Thanks for posting!

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Storekeeper 2nd Class Genorse Gilbert, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, is helped onto a Riverine Patrol Boat by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Anson Rice, while leaving the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 post a security watch as they prepared to be extracted from the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq, by approaching Riverine patrol boats. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Machinist's Mate Fireman Samuel Duodu, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, posts a security watch as he and his fellow Riverines prepare to be extracted from the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq on a Riverine patrol boat. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Anson Rice, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, keeps security watch over a group of men as his fellow Riverines search their home on the Watah Peninsula. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) A boy watches as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Shawn Sass, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, performs a biometrics scan on a fisherman on the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Store Keeper 2nd Class Genorse Gilbert, left, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, directs a group of fishermen to exit their vessel as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Shawn Sass posts security on the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 coast through Lake Quadsiyah on a Riverine patrol boat near Haditha. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Engineman 2nd Class Russell Osbun, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, mans an M240 machine gun while on patrol on Lake Quadsiyah near Haditha. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details, improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (July 15, 2008) Seaman Apprentice Giovanny Magallon pulls himself along a rope while participating in an obstacle course at the Naval Special Warfare Center aboard Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado. Magallon is a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) student in the second week of Basic Crewman Training (BCT). BCT is the first phase of SWCC training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco (Released)

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CORONADO, Calif. (July 15, 2008) Seaman Kristopher Linton concentrates on keeping his balance while participating in an obstacle course at the Naval Special Warfare Center at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado. Linton is a special warfare combatant-craft crewman (SWCC) student in the second week of Basic Crewman Training (BCT). BCT is the first phase of SWCC training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco (Released)

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I made 7 major deployments on carriers and never once was there a swim call.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2008) Sailors jump off of the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during a scheduled swim call. The two-hour swim call was the first for Howard this deployment. Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are 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 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2008) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 (SBT-22) conduct live-fire immediate action drills at the riverine training range at Ft. Knox. SBT-22 operates the special operations craft-riverine and is the only U.S. special operations command dedicated to operating in the riverine environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

bd popeye
04-05-2010, 06:07 PM
I like those swim call pix so much I'll post some more.

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2008) Sailors and Marines participate in a swim call aboard the 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 & USMC photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released), Cpl. Aaron J. Rock/released), Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Chase/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (April 24, 2009) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa-Medina steps off elevator 3 during a swim call aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse ****/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) dive into the Atlantic Ocean from the well deck during a swim call held off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Chris Williamson/Released)

acg1189
04-05-2010, 06:13 PM
Neither.. That's the helo hangar.


Not that, I know thats the hanger. I meant behind the main gun but forward of the bridge/superstructure....I'll find a better picture.

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you can see it here, I meant that square on the front deck.

Ordie
04-05-2010, 06:21 PM
We never had a swim call. But I knew some old Salts that swam on top of the Marianas Trench and got a special certificate.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) Two aviation ordnancemen man the bomb farm on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). The bomb farm is the only place on the flight deck where ordnance can be actively stowed for flight operations. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist http://i36.*******.com/30sa5n8dotjpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) Aviation Ordinanceman 2nd Class Troy Sterling fires a 25 mm Mark 88/STARC 25 gun during a crew-served weapons shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffery J. Gabriel Jr./Released)http://i36.*******.com/p3nrqdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Terrence Thompson of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 3 performs maintenance on the rotor assembly of an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)http://i36.*******.com/i4pvnqdotjpg
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PEARL HARBOR (July 21, 2008) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Christina Lozano renders aid to casualty role players after a simulated explosion aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Raile/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) A landing craft air cushion from assault craft unit (ACU 4) approaches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the on load of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel A. Taylor (Released)http://i35.*******.com/9sv11wdotjpg
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (July 10, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuel 2nd Class Willie L. Jones, assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) holsters a 9mm pistol during a dry-fire training exercise at Huntington Hall Bachelor Enlisted Quarters. Sailors go through dry-fire training prior to using live ammunition to learn safe practices when handling weapons. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffrey Richardson/Released)http://i35.*******.com/nlcrv9dotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2008) Line handlers from the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) stand by for the return of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) at Naval Station Norfolk. Cole was deployed with the British Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and was the first U.S. Navy ship to sail under the command of a foreign battle group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Grieco/Released)http://i37.*******.com/9acx6pdotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2008) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) hugs his family during the ship's return to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. Cole was deployed with the British Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and was the first U.S. Navy ship to sail under the command of a foreign battle group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman PatricK Grieco/Released)http://i37.*******.com/256s5l1dotjpg
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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (July 10, 2008) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III, Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, salutes as he "troops the line" with Capt. John W. Peterson, commanding officer of Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes. Ferguson is the reviewing officer for the July 11 boot camp graduation. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2qcfq03dotjpg
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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (July 10, 2008) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III, Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, speaks with recruits during a Pizza Night at Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes. Ferguson will be the reviewing officer for the July 11 boot camp graduation. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)http://i35.*******.com/6593k2dotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2008) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) holds his daughter at the pier during the ship's return to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. Cole was deployed with the British Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and was the first U.S. Navy ship to sail under the command of a foreign battle group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman PatricK Grieco/Released)http://i34.*******.com/9amikodotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conducts a test-fire of a 5-in Mk 45 Mod 2 gun. Nitze and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group are participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast until the end of July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua S. Mann/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2117vozdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2008) French and American flight deck personnel prepare an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 for launch during French and American carrier qualifications aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Hall/Released) http://i34.*******.com/2vl2kc0dotjpg
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DILI, East Timor (July 19, 2008) Musician 3rd Class James Caliva, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band, offers snare drum pointers to one of the drum majors from Diliís Canosa High School during a Pacific Partnership music subject matter expert exchange at Nularn 1 Primary School. Pacific Partnership is a four-month deployment by Mercy to assist the governments of participating nations with medical, dental and construction civic assistance programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 2nd Class James Randorff/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2953bywdotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 23, 2008) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) steams through the North Arabian Sea supporting the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Justin R. Blake/Released)

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The DDG-1000 program has been reduced to two ships..



An artist rendering of the Zumwalt class destroyer DDG 1000, a new class of multi-mission U.S. Navy surface combatant ship designed to operate as part of a joint maritime fleet, assisting Marine strike forces ashore as well as performing littoral, air and sub-surface warfare. (U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (July 22, 2008) Freefall parachute jumpers leap from a C-130 at 12,500 feet over San Diego as part of their regular training cycle with Naval Special Warfare Logistical Support Group One. Certified jumpers must jump at least once per quarter in order to maintain their qualification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica/Released)

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FOB WARHORSE, Iraq (July 22, 2008) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Angela Mclane makes her way to the second floor of a building in the village of Hashmiya Bada during a building search with a U.S. Army unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul Seeber/Released)

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 22, 2008) Hospitalman Dennis Lown, assigned to 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, provides security for his squad after finding a simulated improvised explosive device at the Battle Skills Training School. The school has existed since the 1980s when combat was still oriented to the organized military, but nearly 30 years later, the school continues to adapt to new combat tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Brooks/Released)

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DILI, East Timor (July 23, 2008) Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jerry L. Rice and US Army Capt. Donald Dais, both assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), take water samples from a neighborhood to test the PH and chlorine levels. Mercy is supporting Pacific Partnership, an exercise that provides local communities with various medical, dental and engineering civic action programs focused on humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class A. Nick De La Cruz/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) The Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) is anchored off the coast of Red Beach in Camp Pendelton, Calif. with the roll-on/roll-off discharge facility attached to the ship's fantail during Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) 2008. JLOTS 2008 is an engineering, logistical training exercise between Army and Navy units under a joint force commander as a means to load and unload ships without the benefit of deep draft-capable, fixed port facilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian P. Caracci/Released)

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (July 22, 2008) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Peek, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 and members of the Indonesian navy dive team help Senior Chief Navy Diver Paul Adams don his head gear before a joint dive in Surabaya Harbor. The diving exercise is a part of a Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) between the United States and Indonesia. The NEA is part of an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces between the U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim McLendon/Released)
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SURABAYA, Indonesia (July 22, 2008) Senior Chief Navy Diver Paul Adams, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, and Indonesian Master Sgt. Santosa Efendy, are lowered into the water from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) for a joint dive in Surabaya Harbor. The diving exercise is part of a Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) between the United States and Indonesia. The NEA is part of an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces between the U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim McLendon/Released)

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (July 26, 2008) Chief Warrant Officer Guy Inzunza, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, rides a stage to the sea bed during a dive from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (ARS 51) supporting Navy Dive Global Fleet Station 2008 off the coast of St. Kitts. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle/Released)

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (July 26, 2008) Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Greene, a Naval Reservist assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 7, walks across the seabed during a dive supporting Navy Dive Global Fleet Station 2008 off the coast of St. Kitts. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle/Released)

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (July 26 2008) Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Greene, a Naval Reservist assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 7, right, and Chief Equipment Operator Mark Hurley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, stand on a stage that will take them back to the surface during a dive supporting Navy Dive Global Fleet Station 2008 off the coast of St. Kitts. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communications Specialist Andrew McKaskle/Released)

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (July 26, 2008) Chief Warrant Officer Guy Inzunza, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, carries a pipe wrench across the seabed during a dive from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (ARS 51) during a dive supporting Navy Dive Global Fleet Station 2008 off the coast of St. Kitts. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle/Released)

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Navy Diver 1st Class Johnelisha Andrews walks across the seabed with a pipe wrench.

KB
04-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Pics from Bob Hope show off the Lebanese coast, December '83 and Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders performing on hangar deck of USS Guam, March '84


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bd popeye
04-10-2010, 04:23 PM
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GRANDE DOUDA, Djibouti (Feb. 19, 2009) Builder Constructionman Recruit Heston Scott, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, cuts lumber for a project at the Douda Ecole School Cantina as students relax during recess. The school is one of six major humanitarian missions assigned to the battalion during their Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erick S. Holmes/Released) http://i28.*******.com/29c56j8dotjpg
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GULFPORT, Miss. (March 28, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 proceed to their second checkpoint during a patrol training exercise. The exercise was part of the annual Chief and Officers' Field Exercise where each E-7 and above must undergo classroom instruction before going into the field. NMCB 7 is for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released) http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1893/96131659kj9dotjpg
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CAMP MOREELL, Kuwait (March 17, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17 pratice combat reloading the M-9 service pistol during weapons handling drills. NMCB-17, also known as the "Desert Battalion", is deployed to Iraq and other areas of operations sypporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth W. Robinson (Released) http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1230/12nr4dotjpg
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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (April 4, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 carry fellow Seabees during a training course event. All NMCB-7 commissioned officers and chief petty officers participated in a weeklong field exercise to build teamwork and practical knowledge. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released) http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/2654/57657871ef6dotjpg
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PORT HUENEME, Calif. (April 6, 2008) Construction Electrician Michael Soukup, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 waits in line to turn in his gear at Naval Base Ventura County. Seabees from NMCB 3 had to be weighed before turning in their gear prior to departing for a six-month deployment to Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carmichael Yepez (Released) http://i28.*******.com/sgop3pdotjpg
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FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (April 19, 2008) Construction Electrician 3rd Class David Dooley, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 mans an MK-19 automatic crew serve grenade launcher while protecting the lines during field training exercise "Bearing Duel." U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge (Released) http://i37.*******.com/sfwcoldotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 6, 2008) Service members aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) man the rails during the ship's departure. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is departing Norfolk participate in humanitarian civic assistance missions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The embarked medical and engineering staff will work with partner nations to provide medical and engineering assistance to six nations to improve mutual understanding of current medical issues and technology U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek M. Poole (Released)http://i36.*******.com/52fcavdotjpg
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BRIDGETOWN HARBOR, Barbados (Aug. 5, 2008) Barbados Coast Guard Petty Officer Ricky Howell, swims with Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, commanding officer of U.S. Fourth Fleet, right, and Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Greene during a dive off the coast of Barbados during Navy Dive Southern Partnership Station (ND-SPS) 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle (Released)http://i37.*******.com/ixz15edotjpg
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 31, 2008) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Amy Caccamise, from Riverside Calif., a food service attendant temporarily assigned to Supply Department's S-11 Division, prepares pie servings in the Chiefs' Mess galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)http://i37.*******.com/slsplkdotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2008) Seaman Gina Darienzo, assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), steers the ship while training for Helm Watch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt is operating off the Atlantic Coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wilyanna Harper (Released)http://i34.*******.com/za39ydotjpg
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ANBAR, Iraq (July 31, 2007) Religious Program Specialist 1ST Class Brenda Dwiggins, a chaplain's assistant assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Iraqi Women's Engagement, smiles to an Iraqi boy in Anbar Province, Iraq. Marines and Navy personnel are conducting a cooperative medical engagement for Iraqi families that cannot afford medical attention. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia/Released)http://i37.*******.com/2jg3xnldotjpg
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2008) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Halinski, right, assists Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jose Mercado and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class John Hoffner in discharging water from a crash and salvage vehicle as part of an aircraft fire-fighting drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting operations off the Atlantic Coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain's Mate Alex Bell/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2ntfel1dotjpg
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GULFPORT, Miss. (Aug. 4, 2008) A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 greets his family upon his return to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)

bd popeye
04-11-2010, 09:43 PM
Indoor graduation in the summer?

All of the photos I see of graduation in Great Lakes is indoor. Chicagoland can have some pretty wicked weather in the summer and all year in fact. It could be 90F+ on a graduation day in the summer in Great Lakes. Ya don't wanna be sitting out roasting in the sun do you??

I lived in San Diego for many years and bout USN and USMC graduations were always held outdoors. ..95% of the time the weather in San Diego is pleasant.

acg1189
04-11-2010, 10:29 PM
All of the photos I see of graduation in Great Lakes is indoor. Chicagoland can have some pretty wicked weather in the summer and all year in fact. It could be 90F+ on a graduation day in the summer in Great Lakes. Ya don't wanna be sitting out roasting in the sun do you??

I lived in San Diego for many years and bout USN and USMC graduations were always held outdoors. ..95% of the time the weather in San Diego is pleasant.

You don't have to tell me, I live in northern Illinois lol. I just still thought it a bit odd, but i guess if you built an indoor graduation area for the January weather here no sense having it go to waste. I thought Great Lakes had an outdoor parade ground though.

bd popeye
04-11-2010, 10:52 PM
You don't have to tell me, I live in northern Illinois lol. I just still thought it a bit odd, but i guess if you built an indoor graduation area for the January weather here no sense having it go to waste. I thought Great Lakes had an outdoor parade ground though.

And I live in Iowa.. so I get your point.

I know they once were gigantic drill halls at Great Lakes were we would drill on inclement days. I graduated from boot camp on November the 6th 1971 and it was held indoors.

ShooterMcGavin
04-11-2010, 11:10 PM
Wow, seeing the pics of the Great Mistakes...er Lakes brings me back. Like I stated, I never got the opportunity to finish, but just to say this. I was there in November, and never never felt a cold like that before...nor did I ever have to shovel snow that was up to my damn neck until those cold cold mornings.

But it was great times. Again, thank you for all these pics. Not too mention my job description was in there (Gunner's Mate 3rd Class) Bless you!

acg1189
04-12-2010, 01:50 AM
Wow, seeing the pics of the Great Mistakes...er Lakes brings me back. Like I stated, I never got the opportunity to finish, but just to say this. I was there in November, and never never felt a cold like that before...nor did I ever have to shovel snow that was up to my damn neck until those cold cold mornings.

But it was great times. Again, thank you for all these pics. Not too mention my job description was in there (Gunner's Mate 3rd Class) Bless you!


Ah that lake effect snow is a b*tch isn't it?

Not that I have to worry about any of that. I'm scheduled to be there July - September.

bd popeye
04-12-2010, 06:54 PM
Hank222 wants to see some pix of the new type berthing in the USN. Here's a video from an LPD-17 class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvcGSBnY8iU&feature=related

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New style navy racks(bunks)

Panchito12
04-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Hank222 wants to see some pix of the new type berthing in the USN. Here's a video from an LPD-17 class.
http://i39.*******.com/3524snmdotgif

Still deficient.

bd popeye
04-13-2010, 08:26 AM
Still deficient.

Sir, I greatly respect your knowledge and opinion on naval matters. So...a question for you. How would you design/configure the racks?

Thanks!

Just for a quick comparison this is how the new RN Type 45 enlisted berthing looks..

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This pic is the standardberthing compartment for sailors onboard British Type 45 destroyer. CVF rooms are said to be planned of same standard. The Royal Navy has SIX MAN berthing on the Type 45...For enlisted men.

Lt-Col A. Tack
04-13-2010, 02:47 PM
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/2509/prayerforasailor633x102dotjpg

From the photo album of Private Samuel C. Thomas (USMC 1932-36)

http://blog.usni.org/2010/04/13/from-our-archive-prayer-for-a-sailor/



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BAF
04-13-2010, 04:08 PM
I dont think i would fit in those berthing racks, i would be to tall :p

Eugene Schmidt
04-13-2010, 04:42 PM
Here's a 50's/60's berth. mine was the one on the back row, second from the top.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXEJsbunktoprightdotjpg

EJ

ca135web
04-13-2010, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the reminder. I was on a heavy cruiser from 1958-60. Anybody have photos the troughs in the heads? Urinals, sinks & showers were OK, but those crapper troughs were a real trial.

bd popeye
04-13-2010, 06:03 PM
From the photo album of Private Samuel C. Thomas (USMC 1932-36)

http://blog.usni.org/2010/04/13/from-our-archive-prayer-for-a-sailor/

Thanks for posting my friend!

This is my favorite..aarrvv..


http://home.earthlink.net/~sswats/AmericanSailor.html (http://home.earthlink.net/%7Esswats/AmericanSailor.html)

"Hear my voice, America! Though I speak through the mist of 200 years, my shout for freedom will echo through liberty's halls for many centuries to come. Hear me speak, for my words are of truth and justice, and the rights of man. For those ideals I have spilled my blood upon the worlds troubled waters. Listen well, for my time is eternal -- yours is but a moment. I am the spirit of heroes past and future.
I am the American Sailor. I was born upon the icy shores at Plymouth, rocked upon the waves of the Atlantic, and nursed in the wilderness of Virginia. I cut my teeth on New England codfish, and I was clothed in southern cotton. I built muscle at the halyards of New Bedford whalers, and I gained my sea legs high atop the mizzenmasts of Yankee clipper ships.

Yes, I am the American Sailor, one of the greatest seamen the world has ever known. The sea is my home and my words are tempered by the sound of paddle wheels on the Mississippi and the song of whales off Greenland's barren shore. My eyes have grown dim from the glare of sunshine on blue water, and my heart is full of star-strewn nights under the Southern Cross. My hands are raw from winter storms while sailing down round the Horn, and they are blistered from the heat of cannon broadside while defending our nation.

I am the American Sailor, and I have seen the sunset of a thousand distant, lonely lands.

I am the American Sailor. It was I who stood tall beside John Paul Jones as he shouted, "I have not yet begun to fight!" I fought upon the Lake Erie with Perry, and I rode with Stephen Decatur into Tripoli Harbor to burn Philadelphia. I met Guerriere aboard Constitution, and I was lashed to the mast with Admiral Farragut at Mobile Bay. I have heard the clang of Confederate shot against the sides of Monitor. I have suffered the cold with Peary at the North Pole, and I responded when Dewey said, "You may fire when ready Gridley," at Manila Bay. It was I who transported supplies through submarine infested waters when our soldier's were called "over there."

I was there as Admiral Byrd crossed the South Pole. It was I who went down with the Arizona at Pearl Harbor, who supported our troops at Inchon, and patrolled dark deadly waters of the Mekong Delta.

I am the American Sailor and I wear many faces. I am a pilot soaring across God's blue canopy and I am a Seabee atop a dusty bulldozer in the South Pacific. I am a corpsman nursing the wounded in the jungle, and I am a Torpedoman in the Nautilus deep beneath the North Pole. I am hard and I am strong. But it was my eyes that filled with tears when my brother went down with the Thresher, and it was my heart that rejoiced when Commander Shepherd rocketed into orbit above the earth. It was I who languished in a Viet Cong prison camp, and it was I who walked upon the moon. It was I who saved the Stark and the Samuel B. Roberts in the mine-infested waters of the Persian Gulf. It was I who pulled my brothers from the smoke-filled compartments of the Bonefish and wept when my shipmates died on the Iowa and White Plains. When called again, I was there, on the tip of the spear for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

I am the American Sailor. I am white and black, yellow, red and brown. I am Christian, Jew, Muslim and Buddhist. I am Irish, Filipino, African, French, Chinese, and Indian. And my standard is the outstretched hand of Liberty. Today, I serve around the world; on land, in air, on and under the sea. I serve proudly, at peace once again, but with the fervent prayer that I need not be called again. Tell your children of me. Tell them of my sacrifice, and how my spirit soars above their country. I have spread the mantle of my nation over the ocean, and I will guard her forever. I am her heritage and yours."

********
Author: MUCM J. Wallace, USN

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Eugene Schmidt
04-13-2010, 07:11 PM
Does anyone know what the circled item is or what it's for?

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/100227-N-4408B-642adotjpg

EJ

Lt-Col A. Tack
04-13-2010, 07:17 PM
Thanks for posting my friend!

This is my favorite..aarrvv..


(http://img194.imageshack.us/i/prayerforasailordotjpg/)

You are most definitely welcome, sir! :)

Great thread you've started.

Fantastic quote!

Here's one I remember:



Reason shows and experience proves that no commercial prosperity can be durable if it cannot be united, in case of need, to naval force. This truth is as well understood in the United States as it can be anywhere else: the Americans are already able to make their flag respected; in a few years they will be able to make it feared.

...

Nations, as well as men, almost always betray the most prominent features of their future destiny in their earliest years. When I contemplate the ardor with which the Anglo-Americans prosecute commercial enterprise, the advantages which befriend them, and the success of their undertakings, I cannot refrain from believing that they will one day become the first maritime power of the globe. They are born to rule the seas, as the Romans were to conquer the world.

Democracy In America, Volume 2
Alexis de Toqueville

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/815/815-h/815-h.htm

Panchito12
04-13-2010, 08:06 PM
Does anyone know what the circled item is or what it's for?

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/100227-N-4408B-642adotjpg

EJ

Just an antenna mast (I can make out a wind vane). During flight ops it's lowered to starboard. Carriers tend to have between 8-12 of them.

Panchito12
04-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Sir, I greatly respect your knowledge and opinion on naval matters. So...a question for you. How would you design/configure the racks?

Thanks!

Just for a quick comparison this is how the new RN Type 45 enlisted berthing looks..

http://i41.*******.com/2430q3ldotjpg

I like those small 6 person compartments with a small break area that you're starting to see in the USCG & foreign navies. And having the CPO's & O's in 2-man (XO & CO get their own, of course).

In one FF I was stuck in CPO's overflow for a whole cruise. Then I got shipped to a 4-man next to the CO (we called it the JO Jungle and managed to rig our shower for constant flow). Finally I got a 2-man and was in heaven.....except it was just below the topdeck - where the sun scorched me to a crisp - and just fwd of the Helo hangar.

bd popeye
04-13-2010, 09:25 PM
I like those small 6 person compartments with a small break area that you're starting to see in the USCG & foreign navies. And having the CPO's & O's in 2-man (XO & CO get their own, of course).

Thanks P-12!

The JMSDF has a regulation that requires a maximum of a six man berthing for lower enlisted men. On the newer RN ships the same is happening as P-12 pointed out. Even their new CV will have this type of six man berthing..Are you listening/reading US Navy???

bd popeye
04-17-2010, 11:19 AM
uss boston (ca-69/cag-1)

http://i34.*******.com/30byzc3dotjpg

launching, at the bethlehem steel corporation's fore river shipyard, quincy, massachusetts, 26 aug 1942. Courtesy of james russell, 1972. U.s. Naval historical center photograph #nh 75590. http://i34.*******.com/2zi6fpwdotjpg


in boston harbor, massachusetts, 30 jun 1943.

Official u.s. Navy photograph, from the collections of the naval historical center #nh 98279. http://i37.*******.com/aens6adotjpg


on a full power run, 22 oct 1943.

Official u.s. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the national archives #80-g-283559.http://i35.*******.com/9fr4htdotjpg


uss boston (cag-1) fires a "terrier" guided missile from her after launcher, during a training cruise in august 1956.
Official u.s. Navy photograph, from the collections of the naval historical center #nh 98281. http://i34.*******.com/2eowl1ydotjpg


starboard quarter view of uss boston (cag-1) in the pedro miguel locks of the panama canal, june 1957. http://i37.*******.com/1zezdbsdotjpg


i love this photo..that was the real us navy.
uss boston (cag-1) (right) and uss canberra (cag-2) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/070/04070.htm) - nested together at pier 5, norfolk naval base, during change of command ceremonies in which rear admiral charles b. Martell relieved rear admiral charles l. Melson as commander cruiser division four. This photograph accompanied a commander cruiser force, atlantic fleet, press release dated 14 apr 1958. Note the different guided missile guidance radars fitted to these "sister" ships, with boston having a pair of mark 25 mod 7 types, while canberra has two of the later, and larger, spq-5 types. uss intrepid (cva-11) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/11.htm) is on the other side of the pier.
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uss boston (cag-1) (left) and uss canberra (cag-2) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/070/04070.htm) - steam alongside each other, as they practice high-line operations for the transfer of the world war ii unknown soldier, 22 april 1958. Photographed by naval air station guantanamo bay, cuba.
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"relieving on station...uss boston (cag-1), world's first guided missile cruiser relieving uss albany (cg-10) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/123/04123.htm) in augusta bay, sicily. The boston has joined the u.s. Sixth fleet in the mediterranean as flagship of a fast carrier strike group." (quoted from the original photo caption). uss albany (cg-10) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/123/04123.htm) is tied up to boston's starboard side. The photograph was received by "all hands" magazine on 8 oct 1965.
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providing ammunition to keep the big guns of the heavy cruiser uss boston (cag-1) on the line is almost a daily task for the fast combat support ships like uss sacramento (aoe-1) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/5901.htm). The seventh fleet cruiser keeps a vigil close offshore, to provide heavy gunfire in support of marine operations inland. When not assisting the marines with her eight and five-inch guns, boston patrols on sea dragon destroying military targets along the coast of north vietnam." (quoted from the original photo caption). Photographed by chief journalist robert d. Moeser, usn. Photo is dated 25 june 1967. This image, taken from above boston's port bow, shows her forward triple 8"/55 gun turrets, with eight-inch powder tanks and projectiles on deck nearby. uss sacramento (aoe-1) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/5901.htm) is steaming alongside.
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'friendship lights' aboard boston cast a glow on the waters of the bay of naples during cag-1's october 3-10 visit to 'bella napoli'. A tradition among the ships of the sixth fleet, the lights symbolize the peaceful intent of the fleet's mission in the mediterranean sea." (quoted from the original photo caption). The original print is undated, but was taken during the mid-1960s.
Official u.s. Navy photograph, from the collections of the naval historical center #nh 98293.

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 14, 2008) Basic Crewman Training (BCT) students huddle in a swimming circle in Mission Bay while being quizzed on navigation by their instructors as part of a low light and night navigation training exercise. BCT is the first phase in the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) training pipeline. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy's inventory of state-of-the-art, high-speed boats used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide.( U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie./Released)

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RED SEA (Aug. 16, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) sits pierside in the Middle East. Peleliu is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Yuefeng Zhai/Released)

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PANAMA CANAL (Aug. 14, 2008) U.S. Army Helicopter Black Hawk hovers above the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to perform a fast rope exercise as part of Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2008. FA PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command joint and multi-national training exercise co-sponsored with the Government of Panama tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shanika L. Futrell/Released)

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2008) SEAL qualification training (SQT) students from Class 268 take aim during a 36-round shooting test ranging from 100, 200 and 300 yards at Camp Pendleton. SQT is a six-month training course that all SEAL candidates must complete before being assigned to a SEAL team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica/Released)

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2008) SEAL qualification training (SQT) students from Class 268 perform buddy carries between stations during a 36-round shooting test at Camp Pendleton. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica/Released)

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 29, 2008) NROTC midshipmen conduct patrol procedures at Mount Town Kilo 2 at Camp Pendleton for the annual professional military field training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Lindsay Sayres/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Aug. 18, 2008) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is piped ashore after visiting with Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

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CAMP DARBY, Italy (Aug. 18, 2008) Aircraft Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jonathan Mack guides a pallet onto a C-9B Skytrain as the aircraft loads humanitarian supplies. The aircraft, based in Marietta, Ga., represents the U.S. Navy's first asset participating in the ongoing humanitarian efforts in the Republic of Georgia. Navy participation is part of a larger United States response to the government of Georgia request for humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD, Mass. (Aug. 15, 2008) The 1812 Marines demonstrate a musket firing exercise during the USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere Battle Commemoration. More than 65 guests and military officials joined the captain and crew for this second annual observance of the battle. Constitution earned her nickname "Old Ironsides" Aug. 19, 1812, when 18-pound iron round shot from the British frigate bounced harmlessly off her oak hull. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Brian M. Brooks/Released)

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CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD, Mass. (Aug. 15, 2008) USS Constitution's boarding pike team demonstrates an early 19th century drill Sailors and Marines used to repel enemies from boarding the ship during the USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere Battle Commemoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Brian M. Brooks/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 18, 2008) Sonar Technician 1st Class William Cummings, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), reunites with his daughter for the first time after returning home from a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Wyscaver/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2008) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nathan Connor, from Ft. Worth, Texas, a Helo-born visit, board, search, and seizure team member, simulates apprehending a non-compliant crew member during tactical drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael K. McNabb/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2008) Flight deck personnel push an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 into place on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Corey Cooper, from Pulaski, Ill., gives a thumbs up while directing aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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004 PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 19, 2008) Sailors fold an American flag during a scattering of ashes ceremony for 89-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, Major Edward Wheeler. Wheeler was aboard the minesweeper USS Widgeon (AM 22) during the Pearl Harbor attacks. The ceremony included a religious ceremony, a three-volley rifle salute and a bugler sounding Taps. U.S. Navy photo by Blair Martin (Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (Aug. 20, 2008) Bottled water is loaded aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). Nearly 55 tons of supplies were loaded as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance will aid in alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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GAETA, Italy (Aug. 19, 2008) Able Seaman Frank Santana, a Military Sealift Command civilian assigned to the amphibious command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20), moves pallets of blankets donated by the United States Agency for International Development. Mount Whitney is taking part in the larger United States response to the government of Georgia request for humanitarian assistance. The ship will deliver thousands of blankets, hygiene products, baby food and infant care supplies to save lives and alleviate human suffering. (U.S. Navy photo by Mount Whitney Public Affairs/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) leads a group of U.S. Navy, Peruvian navy, Colombian navy and Chilean navy ships during a photo exercise during Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2008. Tarawa is participating as the command and control ship for the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Brandenburg (Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Russell Butterfield, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Zach Brown, assigned to Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, perform maintenance on an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during Fuerzas Aliadas (FA) PANAMAX 2008. . U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin (Released)

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MARINETTE, Wis. (Aug. 20, 2008) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), the first ship in the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship class, prepares to go to sea to begin acceptance trials. The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey team will conduct the acceptance trials in Lake Michigan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 19, 2008) Seaman Francheska K. Montoya lifts the line holding a rigid hull inflatable boat alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) while a visit, board, search and seizure team prepares to conduct a boarding exercise as part of Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT). SEACAT brings several countries together for a series of simultaneous bilateral exercises with the United States to enhance maritime security and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 19, 2008) A Sailor assigned to the Flying Squad aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgin (DDG 76) dons a firefighting ensemble while participating in a Damage Control Olympics competition during Navy Region Southwest Surface Line Week. Surface Line Week fosters competition between various ships in events ranging from ship handling to sports. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Gaines/Released)

bd popeye
04-17-2010, 07:10 PM
There was a severe fire onboard the USS George Washington CVN-73 on May 22, 2008.

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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Fire Team Leader, Machinery Repairman 2nd Class William Neault, guides his team into Hangar Bay 3. The comprehensive firefighting effort extinguished all fires while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries for the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Delano (Released)



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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photos (Released)




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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Philip Hart Cullom speaks with crew members whom are recovering after having been trapped in a fuel pump room during a shipboard fire, aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The comprehensive firefighting effort extinguished all fires while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries for the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo (Released)

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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members rest aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) after conducting comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. these firefighters will return to the fire fighting efforts

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04-17-2010, 07:30 PM
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The USS Lexington tied to Baker Dock in Tacoma, Washington. (December 1929)

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A close-up of the cables that allowed power to be transferred from the Lexington to the Tacoma city power grid. Commandant’s Office Correspondence Files, 1925-1940; 13th Naval District; Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (RG 181)


An extreme dry spell in the fall of 1929 led depleted reservoirs to produce only 1/10th of the hydroelectric power needed to supply Seattle and Tacoma. Just two weeks after Wall Street’s Black Monday, Tacoma leaders wrote in a telegrammed plea for assistance “supply insufficient STOP We cannot hold out another week without shutting off inductors which will give great loss in employment and consequent suffering to entire community.” The US Navy agreed to allow the steam power plants on the USS Lexington to be used to supply power to the City of Tacoma.

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acg1189
04-21-2010, 06:49 PM
Some from SWCC class 64

Graduated 17 out of 80

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Thats a ridiculous amount of ammo in that third picture

D-Mitch
04-23-2010, 06:25 AM
Some nice pictures I posted in Sea Warfare in the 17th, 18th and 19th century

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D-Mitch
04-23-2010, 06:30 AM
USS Constitution
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USS North Carolina
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USS United States
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USS President
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USS Constellation
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USS Congress
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D-Mitch
04-23-2010, 06:36 AM
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USS Colombus
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USS Vermont
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USS New Hampshire
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USS Independence
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D-Mitch
04-23-2010, 06:47 AM
More pics of the old US Navy

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04-24-2010, 11:06 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) leads a group of U.S. Navy, Peruvian navy, Colombian navy and Chilean navy ships during a photo exercise during Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2008. Tarawa is participating as the command and control ship for the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Brandenburg (Released)

The foremost vessel is from the Ecuadoran Navy. They forgot that.:cantbeli:

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04-25-2010, 12:05 AM
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04-25-2010, 07:40 PM
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During exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper launches a standard missile 3 Blk IA, successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic missile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sans, Kauai. This was the 19th successful intercept in 23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis BMD program, including the February 2008 destruction of a malfunctioning satellite above the earth's atmosphere.

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04-29-2010, 11:04 PM
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During exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper launches a standard missile 3 Blk IA, successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic missile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sans, Kauai. This was the 19th successful intercept in 23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis BMD program, including the February 2008 destruction of a malfunctioning satellite above the earth's atmosphere.

Is there something wrong with the bow or is that an anchor mount/position? Tried to Google but it's not much clearer.

acg1189
05-02-2010, 06:51 PM
I thought the caption on this photo was priceless

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Chief Special Warfare Boat Operator J.C. Ledbetter, a member of the Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs," jumps out of an Air Force C-130J over Naval Air Station Key West. The "Leap Frogs" practice for two months out of the year and choose Key West because of the challenging wind conditions in the area.

Yep, thats the only reason they're at key west. lol

Eugene Schmidt
05-02-2010, 07:04 PM
Great Franklin post BD

EJ

bd popeye
05-06-2010, 10:20 PM
Thank you Elliott70!

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 7, 2008) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) approaches the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard C. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during an underway replenishment between Byrd and ships from USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group. 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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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf, left, (CG 72) and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transit the Atlantic Ocean. Vella Gulf and Iwo Jima are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2008) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) steams through the Atlantic Ocean. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Sean Bibby, from Dunellen, N.J., an aircraft director, communicates with flight deck control while waiting to launch an aircraft from the waist catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 7, 2008) Seaman Timothy Standish, from Hartwell, Ga., signals to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard C. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during an underway replenishment between Byrd and the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 7, 2008) An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter approaches the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard C. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to pick up supplies during a vertical replenishment at sea between Byrd and the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) A plane captain assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 walks along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after removing chains from and F/A-18F Super Hornet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 4, 2008) Sailors working in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) temporarily store supplies received from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. More than 300 pallets of supplies were transferred onto Ronald Reagan during the replenishment. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) Sailors assist an injured shipmate during casualty drills held aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) Members of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Air Department push back an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 to one of four aircraft elevators along the flight deck.. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) A landing signalman enlisted assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 2 guides an HH-60H Sea Hawk as it approaches to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) A landing signalman enlisted directs an HH-60H Sea Hawk assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron (HS) 2 to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) An aviation boatswain's mate handler from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Air Department directs an F/A-18C hornet assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 as it prepares to launch from the flight deck. 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 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Sean Bibby, from Dunellen, N.J., directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet into position to await launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches at sunset from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 climbs after being waved off on approach to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2008) The crash and salvage team stands by to assist while crew members fight a simulated fire during a flight deck fire drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is deployed in supporting of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) Sailors and Marines participate in a 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 31, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 is catapulted off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 31, 2008) Pilots await the start of flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug.31, 2008) Sitting in the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet, a plane captain awaits the start of flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 2, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in preparation for its decommissioning January 2009, completing 47 years of active service. Kitty Hawk has been the only aircraft carrier operating permanently from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for the last decade. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue Escobosa (Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2008) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, reaches the speed of sound near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a Friends and Family Day Cruise off the coast of Virginia. The 2008 Friends and Family Day Cruise enable guests to experience a day at sea with Sailors assigned to Dwight D. Eisenhower. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. **** (Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 29, 2008) Sailors assigned to the Fleet Activities Sasebo color guard parade the colors during a change of charge ceremony at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Cmdr. Daniel L. Lannamannas relieved Cmdr. Stephen F. Williamson as officer-in-charge of U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center Sasebo, detachment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl (Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as part of HURREX 08-002. HURREX is a Commander, U.S. Second Fleet directed exercise designed to test the shipís ability to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief needs during the 2008 hurricane season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy L. Grisham/Released)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2008) A helicopter crew assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 prepare to depart Naval Air Station Jacksonville supporting Hurricane Gustav relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Rig captains and a signalman wait for the next pallet to arrive aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) deck department Sailor Seaman Porsche Zamarripa, from Dallas TX, signals to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7) as Lincoln and Rainer conduct an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Rear Adm. Scott R. Van Buskrik, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 9, makes an arrested landing onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in an F/A-18 assigned to "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2. Van Buskrik flew from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to the Ronald Reagan to perform an informal turnover with Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup, CCSG-7, prior to Lincoln's departure from the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Claudia Flores waits to give the signal to advance an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 onto the shuttle of the No. 2 catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Sailors utilize a crane and pulley system to onload supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7) to the airc craft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Quinn Liford/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 1, 2008) Two Sailors observe a helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 lift pallets of supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7) to the air craft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Quinn Liford/Released)

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BRUNSWICK, Maine (Sept. 7, 2008) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team The Blue Angels perform for more than 100,000 guests during the Great State of Maine Air Show. The air show brought performances by the Blue Angels, The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, and a wide variety of static displays and interactive exhibits. The show drew more than 150,000 people over three days. This will be the final Navy-sponsored air show at this location before NAS Brunswick is scheduled close in 2011 by the Base Realignment Commission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 10, 2008) Sailors assigned to the weapons department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fire 40mm cannons during a saluting battery practice. The 40mm saluting battery is used during change of command ceremonies as well as to honor high-ranking officials and heads of state. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott (Released)

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Norfolk, Va. (Sept. 8, 2008) Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is escorted out to sea after leaving Naval Station Norfolk. Roosevelt deploying as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Kellie Bliss/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 9, 2008) Flight deck personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) prepare to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 8, 2008) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) at Naval Station Norfolk during a change of command ceremony. Cmdr. Wes Schlauder relieved Capt. Mark Davis, who commissioned the boat May 3, 2008 in Wilmington, N.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (September 8, 2008) Crewmembers of the Virginia class attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) bow their heads in prayer during the North Carolina change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Cmdr. Wes Schlauder relieved Capt. Mark Davis, who commissioned the boat May 3, 2008 in Wilmington, N.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 8, 2008) USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) receives fuel during a fueling-at-sea with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is at sea after completing HURREX 08-002. HURREX was a Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet-directed exercise designed to test the ship's ability to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief needs during the 2008 hurricane season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy L. Grisham/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 7, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 conducts a vertical replenishment with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as the flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group and is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 07, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Willy Holland and Lance Cpl. Christopher Marchewka hook a cargo net to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a vertical replenishment aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group and is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (Sept. 9, 2009) U.S. military personnel embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) load supplies onto a helicopter to support hurricane relief efforts in Haiti. Kearsarge has been diverted from the scheduled Continuing Promise 2008 humanitarian assistance deployment in the western Caribbean to conduct hurricane relief operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Adam Nuzzo/Released)

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2008) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen speaks at the Pentagon Memorial dedication ceremony Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad McNeeley/Released)

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2008) One hundred eighty-four joint service troops stand unveil the Pentagon Memorial in Washington. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Ailrlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 10, 2008) Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students secure a simulated casualty to a spine board during a medical training scenario at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. CQT is a 14-week advanced training course teaching basic weapons, seamanship, first aid and small unit tactics to Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) trainees. SWCCs operate and maintain the Navy's inventory of state-of-the-art, high-speed boats used to support SEALs in special operations missions worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 10, 2008) Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students charge the beach during a medical evacuation drill at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducts flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt is deployed as the lead ship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 12, 2008) Interior Communications Electrician Chief Petty Officer Joseph Stevenson hugs his daughters goodbye before he deploys aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). The Mason is deploying as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group 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 Seaman Tyler J. Wilson (Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 12, 2008) A Landing Craft Air Cushion from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) prepares to enter the ship's well deck. Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 12, 2008) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Steven Lane, from White Pleasant, W. Va., cleans his M-16 rifle aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group and is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2008) An Aviation Ordnanceman stands by as an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, the "Chargers" delivers cargo aboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during an ammunition onload with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). George Washington is transiting to Japan where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Dustin Bailey prepares rigging aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to receive supplies from USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a connected replenishment (CONREP). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group that is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Sept. 12, 2008) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Marquise Thompson inspects flotation devices aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (Sept. 11, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 encounter a banana spider while patrolling during the chiefs and officers field exercise, or khaki FEX, at Camp Shelby. The khaki FEX is held to train chiefs and officers how to lead contingency operations in a field environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Demetrius Kennon/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2008) Aviation Boatwain's Mates (Handling) direct an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Bay Raiders" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 28 during flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHD 4). Nassau is underway to provide assistance to civilian authorities, if called upon, in the wake of Hurricane Ike. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kiona M. Mckissack/Released)

bd popeye
05-06-2010, 10:29 PM
This is simply OUTSTANDING!!!

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Bobby "D" was at the christening of the USNS Carl Brashear. Friggin' awesome

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. speaks with actor Robert De Niro following the christening ceremony for USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) held General Dynamics NASSCO. MCPON was the principal speaker for the event, which also included remarks from Mr. Frederick Harris, President of Gerenal Dynamics NASSCO, Master Chief Kenneth Green, Command Master Chief of Military Sealift Command and, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. speaks with Phillip Brashear, son of Master Chief Carl Brashear, following the christening ceremony for USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) held General Dynamics NASSCO, Barrio Logan , San Diego CA.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. addresses the crowd at the christening ceremony for USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) held at General Dynamics NASSCO. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) Master Chief Kenneth Green, Command Master Chief of Military Sealift Command, left, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr., center, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead take the stage during the christening ceremony for USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) held at General Dynamics NASSCO. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. addresses the crowd during the christening ceremony for USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) held at General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego CA. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) The Matrons of Honor, Sandra Brashear and Joy Harris, along with the ship's sponsor, Lauren Brashear launch the Military Sealift Command (MSC) auxiliary dry cargo carrier, USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) during the christening and launch ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. The Brashear honors Master Chief Boatswain's Mate (Master Diver) Carl M. Brashear, one of the first black deep-sea divers and Master Divers and the first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2008) The Military Sealift Command (MSC) auxiliary dry cargo carrier, USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) slides into the San Diego Bay during the christening and launch ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. The Brashear honors Master Chief Boatswain's Mate (Master Diver) Carl M. Brashear, one of the first black deep-sea divers and Master Divers and the first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

santana
05-06-2010, 10:41 PM
Excellent pictures bd!!!! Keep them coming please!!!

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2008) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Blackner, left, from Jacksonville, Fla., and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Fingall, from Niceville, Fla., connect an air hose to the engine of an F/A-18C strike fighter before conducting a systems test aboard 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 3rd Class Bryan M. Ilyankoff/Released

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Eagles" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 prepares to land aboard 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 3rd Class Matthew Ebarb/Released

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, the "Dambusters", taxis to catapult one aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during flight operations. George Washington is underway training in the U.S.7th fleet area of responsibility and is scheduled to participate in various exercises and events. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 1, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Yuri Fernandez looks towards the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to ensure there are no personnel near the catapults before flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 1, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Charles Block transfers inert missiles from the flight deck to the "bomb farm" after flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 1, 2008) Flight deck personnel tie down an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bear Aces" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released

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003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 1, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Douglas Pistone tightens fasteners on an F/A-18 strike fighter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released

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MAYPORT, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2008) A baby falls asleep in her father's arms during the homecoming for the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8) to at Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles (Released)

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PUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 4, 2008) A Republic of Korea Sailor watches Sailors aboard the USS Buffalo (SSB 715) as the submarine pulls into the port of Pusan. Buffalo, homeported in Guam, is conducting a routine port visit in conjunction with the International Fleet Review hosted by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bobbie G. Attaway/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 4, 2008) Sailors hoist down a landing craft 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 Katrina Parker/Released)

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Oct. 4, 2008) Air crew members from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) remove simulated injured personnel from the flight deck during a damage control training exercise. Kearsarge crew members conduct training exercises often to ensure mission readiness. Kearsarge is supporting the Caribbean phase of Continuing Promise 2008, an equal-partnership mission between the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Nicaragua, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ernest Scott/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 6, 2008) Maintenance personnel assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 remove a drop tank from an SH-60F Seahawk aboard the Nimitz-class 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 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy (Released)

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MAYPORT, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2008) Sonar Technician 2nd Class David Boswell is welcomed home by his daughter after his return home aboard the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8) from a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter makes its approach toward the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during flight operations. Bonhomme Richard is conducting deck landing qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Patterson II/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2008) Capt. John Aquilino, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 banks an F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter over the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as he leaves incoming commander Capt. Alton Ross, to lead a formation of aircraft during a CVW 2 aerial change of command ceremony. Lincoln and CVW 2 are returning from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2008) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) turns alongside the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as Air Department V-2 Division personnel prepare for flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 6, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Michael Dominguez taxis an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Operations in the NAVCENT area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 06, 2008) A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) team assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) races out to sea during a training evolution. RHIB teams are the secondary response for man-overboard drills when a helicopter is not able to get close enough to the person during a rescue. Ronald Reagan is 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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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2008) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) steams through the Indian Ocean after conducting a replenishment at sea with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Tippecanoe is supporting the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group which is conducting 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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2008) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. tours the California State Capitol during his visit to met with Assemblymember, Fiftieth District Hector De La Torre. MCPON is in Sacramento to visit Navy Recruiters and to speak to members of the Navy JROTC program at Luther Burbank High School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2008) On the flight line of Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Builder 2nd Class Ross Amend holds his daughter Leah for the first time. More than 35 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion NMCB) 3 deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan leaving behind expectant mothers and becoming fathers over deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ernesto Hernandez Fonte/Released)

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NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2008) After a 12 hour flight, Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three (NMCB 3) walk across the red carpet during their homecoming on Naval Air Station Point Mugu. NMCB-3 returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of the global war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ernesto Hernandez Fonte/Released)

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (Oct. 5, 2008) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Adam Hnanicek stands watch as he looks for possible surface contacts that may pose a threat to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Suits/Released)

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PUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 7, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is anchored at full dress ship during the International Fleet Review "Pass and Review." Twenty-one ships from 11 navies joined ships from the Republic of Korea Navy for the event. The International Fleet Review, which runs from Oct. 5-10, celebrates the 60th anniversay of the Korean government and its armed forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Bobbie G. Attaway/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 7, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Omar Yacsavilca removes a panel from the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, to perform routine maintenance in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 7, 2008) Two Aviation Structural Mechanics collaborate on the wing of a F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, as they perform routine maintenance in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Oct. 7, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Bianca Zamora stands the .50-caliber gun mount watch while the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and crew depart Cape Town. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Suits/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2008) A flight deck crewman uses hand signals to direct aircraft on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during routine flight operations. Peleliu is deployed in the Navy'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 (Oct. 7, 2008) A flight deck crewman gives the thumbs up signal to launch aircraft after a safety check on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during routine flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Gregory Scott, from Irvington, N.J., directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 as Rear Adm. Mark Vance, commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, arrives on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is conducting combat system ships qualification trials off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)


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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 4, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) transits off of the coast of Southern Australia during rough seas. Halsey is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Justin Fifer/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sep. 15, 2008) Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate (Fuel) Joseph Garrido, a high-risk instructor at the Center for Naval Engineering, Learning Site Yokosuka, exits the fire fighting trainer after lighting a fire for a team training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman Senior Chief Ivan Rivera Jr./Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 8, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The F/A-18C Hornet is an all-weather, attack aircraft that can also be used as a fighter. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott (Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2008) Cmdr. Terrence Hoeft, commanding officer of the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 2, kisses his girlfriend after landing at Naval Air Station North Island. HS-2 returned from a seven-month deployment supporting maritime security operations with the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Brandenburg/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2008) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) launches a SM-2 Standard Missile from the aft missile bay aboard at the ex-USS O'Bannon (DD 987) during a sinking exercise. The exercise demonstrated the ability for multiple strike group units to operate together effectively with precision in an operationally realistic exercise environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Zachary Martin (Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 8, 2008) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class David Scott, from Stanwood, Wash. assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 2, is kissed by his wife after arriving at Naval Station North Island aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and CVW-2 are returning from a seven-month deployment 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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POINT MUGU (Oct. 8, 2008) Yeoman 2nd Class Michael Davila, assigned to the "Sun Kings" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, holds his daughter after his return from a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Peterson/Released

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) arrives in New York City for the annual Columbus Celebration. Nassau Sailors will participate in the New York City Columbus Day parade on Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric M. Durie/Released)

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NEW YORK (Oct. 11, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) and the Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) moor pierside in West Manhattan, N.Y., to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Great White Fleet festivities and Columbus Day celebrations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix/Released)

bd popeye
05-10-2010, 05:55 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2008) Seaman Erin Koecke, from Tacoma, Wash., takes notes during an intermediate college algebra course aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carried USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). This class is one of many offered as part of the John C. Stennis University, which brings professors aboard to teach college courses. Stennis is conducting combat system ships qualification trials off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 10, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Amber Wilcox, from Baltimore, updates the ouija board in hangar deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are providing support to coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Briana Brotzman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 11, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Dayanis Savon sews a uniform patch onto coveralls in supply department's tailor shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct.11, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Chelsey Krupnick, from Woodland Hills, Calif., uses a pneumatic grinder to remove non-skid from a deck plate on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is conducting pre-deployment exercises off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin Murphy/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 9, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Darra Brown, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Anthony Conwell take a service filter sample of Jet Propellant 5 (JP-5) fuel in the forward pump room aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Samples are taken throughout the day to ensure no sediments have entered the fuel, which could cause damage to an aircraft engine. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffery J. Gabriel Jr./Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2008) Flight deck personnel participate in a mass casualty drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 10, 2008) Rear Adm. Mark Vance, commander, Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG 3), is rendered sideboys honor during his visit aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). CSG-3 is embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dennis Cantrell/Released)

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AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 9, 2008) Several F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 await refueling with a British Royal Air Force L-1011 tanker aircraft in Southern Afghanistan. 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. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Commander Erik Etz/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2008) An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter conducts night flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 09, 2008) Lt. Emily Wells, right, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kirsty Gerlach, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), treat a wounded patient as part of a mass casualty drill. Boxer is on a training exercise in the Pacific Ocean preparing for a Western Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year. (U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew N. Jackson/Released)

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2008) Damage Control Fireman Stacey Gallegos gives training on the self-contained breathing apparatus in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as part of a subject matter expert exchange with Dominican Republic sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William S. Parker/Released)

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Oct. 5, 2008) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Miller, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), signals two landing crafts mechanized to beach landing zone One in Santo Domingo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William S. Parker/Released)

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SABANA GRANDE DE BOYA, Dominican Republic (Oct. 11, 2008) Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Druckhammer, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), wires together an electrical outlet for a South East Asia hut to expand Presbitero Carlos Novel Primary School as part of the humanitarian/civic assistance mission Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erik C. Barker/Released)

Panchito12
05-11-2010, 05:58 PM
FORWARD....FROM THE SEA!!

It's amazing how the LCAC's just run into the shallows at high-speed, where there are very few defenders, to drop off a substantial expeditionary force.

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jeffy_ssd
05-11-2010, 09:49 PM
FORWARD....FROM THE SEA!!

It's amazing how the LCAC's just run into the shallows at high-speed, where there are very few defenders, to drop off a substantial expeditionary force.

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There is a LCAC in that pic??? :-D

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05-14-2010, 01:41 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2008) Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Angela Muratalla, from Tallahassee, Fla., fires the M9 9mm pistol downrange during small arms qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki/Released

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 24, 2008) A musician from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band plays a piccolo during a change of command ceremony where Rear Adm. Townsend G. Alexander was relieved by Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith as commander, Navy Region Hawaii and commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Ashley Flores stands a night watch in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). During night operations flight deck control transitions from white lights to blue lights to prevent any visual distraction to pilots during flight operations. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine 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 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 24, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Sarah Martinez, from Redlands, Calif., logs the position of aircraft in hangar deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Porter Anderson/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 25, 2008) Seaman James Buchanan directs an SH-60B from Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26 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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KITTERY, Maine (Oct. 25, 2008) More than 4,000 attendees turned out for the commissioning of the USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 25, 2008) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Persian Gulf. 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 MichÊl Starkey/Released)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 25, 2008) An SA330J Puma helicopter lowers a pallet of supplies to the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as Sailors and Marines move the stores below decks during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift command dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2008) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Mark Helfer, from Tampa, Fla., positions a laptop on his chest as he troubleshoots a lighting discrepancy in a SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 24, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon R. Warner/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 24, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kelvin Burke, assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 3, washes an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2008) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Henry Rivera, left, from Zion, Ill., and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Fingall, from Niceville, Fla., screw bolts into an F/A-18C engine in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan M. Ilyankoff/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 24, 2008) Two helicopters from the "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37, perform a fly-over between Kilo pier and the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorials at the beginning of a change of command ceremony in which Rear Adm. Townsend G. Alexander was relieved by Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith as commander, Navy Region Hawaii and commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 25, 2008) The Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Pearl Harbor. The Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in NAVSTA Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Dennis Yanez, from Riverside, Calif., directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 into the helo-hole on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducting composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 26, 2008) Electrician's Mate Fireman Apprentice Caren Lorenzen, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), stands watch in the integrated launch and recovery television surveillance control room to observe flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are conducting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Suits/Released)

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KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Oct. 26, 2008) Task Group 57.18 comprised of VP-9 and CMO-2B, home based at Marine Corp Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, has completed 180,000 hours of mishap-free flying in the past thirty years. Current squadron members include but are not limited to: (Front row left to right): LCDR John Brabazon (Safety/NATOPS Officer), Command Master Chief William Reed (VP-9), CDR Lance Scott (Executive Officer), CDR Curtis Phillips (Commanding Officer), LT Mark Puttkammer (CMO-2B Officer in Charge), CMO-2B Master Chief Angel Acevedo. Second Row (L to R): AWCS Kenneth Redman, LTJG Davidson Taveras, LT Dave Sullivan, LT Kurt Fredland, AW2 Edrian Hortinela, AZCS Angel Milca, AE2 Matthew Kelly, AM3 Christian Santos, SK2 Raquel Crisologo, PR3 William Durand, AM1 Wayne Mahrenholz. Third Row (L to R): AE1 Donald Snock, AT3 Owen Freeman, AE2 Ryan Sanders, LTJG Sean O'Neill, LT Matthew Hall, AW2 Jarrod Post, AW2 Adam Hawanchak, ADAN Perry, AMEAR Anthony Lowe, SKSN Ashawnte Towe, AE3 Luke LeFebre, AMAN Jarrod Hoyt, AT3 David Hubbell, AD2 Joe Harris. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniella Cossio/Released)

flanker7
05-19-2010, 12:11 AM
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TheCarLessDriven
05-20-2010, 02:14 AM
Why so serious??

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bd popeye
05-20-2010, 03:24 PM
Why so serious?? ^^



Because Damage Control Fireman Stacey Gallegosis training those mates on a piece of equipment, the self-contained breathing apparatus , that could save their life in the event of a fire.

bd popeye
05-21-2010, 06:43 PM
USS Okinawa LPH-3..A true workhorse during her career. A neighbor of mine served on her in the late '70s..they called her the "Broken-nawa"

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Laid down, 1 April 1960, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 19 August 1960
Commissioned USS Okinawa (LPH-3), 14 April 1962, CAPT. William E. Lemos in command.

Decommissioned and Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1992
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA
Transferred to Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Bremerton in August 2000 for SINKEX preparation
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 06 June 2002, off the coast of Southern California

Okinawa earned seven campaign stars for Vietnam War service

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/vsmdotjpg Vietnam War Campaigns Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
18 to 19 April 1967
18 to 31 May 1967 Sanctuary Counteroffensive
25 to 28 June 1970 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
1 to 12 June 1967
27 June to 15 August 1967
1 September to 1 November 1967 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
15 to 18 July 1970
23 to 27 July 1970
9 to 12 August 1970
8 to 10 September 1970
12 to 15 September 1970
4 to 9 October 1970
5 to 6 November 1970
23 to 27 May 1971 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
8 December 1968 to 26 January 1969
12 to 22 February 1969 Vietnam Ceasefire
27 April to 30 May 1972
9 June to 2 July 1972
9 July to 25 August 1972
29 September to 1 October 1972
5 to 20 October 1972
21 to 22 November 1972 Tet/69 Counteroffensive
23 February to 30 March 1969
14 April to 27 May 1969
Okinawa's awards...

Combat Action Ribbon (2) - Navy Unit Commendation (5)
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1 Cuba, 2 Iran/Indian Ocean)
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 Cuba, 1 Dominican Republic, 1 Op. Eagle Pull, 1 Op. Frequent Wind, 2 Persian Gulf) - Vietnam Service Medal (7)
Southwest Asia Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (1 Eagle Pull, 1 Frequent Wind) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbons - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2785/86416895dotjpg


USS Okinawa (LPH-3) underway on Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam, circa May/June 1972. The aircraft aboard Okinawa belonged to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron HMM-164. Photo taken from St. Louis (LKA-116) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02/02116.htm) http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2420/18440310dotjpg


USS Okinawa (LPH-3) underway during Apollo 15 recovery operations in 1971.http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/685/73372718dotjpg


USS Okinawa (LPH-3) in the Gulf of Siam during Operation Eagle Pull in March 1975 conducting an underway replenishment with USS Vega (AF-59) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/06/0659.htm).http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/503/13199915dotjpg


USS Okinawa (LPH-3), returning to San Diego in 1984 from a Mini-Westpac Cruise, her first cruise after a year in drydock when the Phalanx system was installed.
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Sailors and Marines man the rail aboard USS Okinawa (LPH-3) during the her arrival from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm, 17 April 1991. Okinawa is steaming past downtown San Diego, enroute to her homeport at Naval Station San Diego.
DOD photo # DN-SN-92-01074 SAN DIEGO BAY (17 April 1991) a US Navy photos by JO1 Robert Wilson, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.mil.http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9334/37228892dotjpg

The Old Gal meets her fate..on down to Davy Jones locker..aaarrrvvv..

Ex-Okinawa (LPH-3), sunk as target by USS Portsmouth (SSN-707) (http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08707.htm) with a Mk-46 ADCAP torpedo, 6 June 2002. Location: 031° 27' 00.0" North, 119° 42' 00.6" West. Depth: 2020 fathoms. Tonnage: 13000.
COMSUBPAC "SINKEX" photo

gtb -red
05-21-2010, 09:49 PM
good ridance! piece of crap broke down in the middle of the Indian Ocean.3/3 Marines.

bd popeye
05-21-2010, 10:10 PM
good ridance! piece of crap broke down in the middle of the Indian Ocean.3/3 Marines.

She was rode hard and put up wet.

Those old Iwo Jima class had only one screw...Rode horrible because of the flat bottom. Not a great example of naval engineering. Broke down frequently as they aged.. That's why they called her the "Broken-Nawa".

bd popeye
05-22-2010, 04:06 PM
This photo has always intrigued me. Because it was taken the day I joined the US Navy..25 August 1971. Many of you members were not even born..

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An aerial view of Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Calif., with three docked aircraft carriers: USS Ranger (CVA-61), in dry dock; USS Hanco*k(CVA-19), left; and USS Coral Sea (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/43.htm) (CVA-43). Photo by LT A. Legare, 25 August 1971. Available from DefenseImagery.mil (http://dodimagery.afis.osd.mil/) (photo #DN-SC-85-11135).

Panchito12
05-22-2010, 05:44 PM
She was rode hard and put up wet.

Those old Iwo Jima class had only one screw...Rode horrible because of the flat bottom. Not a great example of naval engineering. Broke down frequently as they aged.. That's why they called her the "Broken-Nawa".

600lb "M" boilers were a piece of crap. The 1200lbs "D's" on the 1052's were so much superior and incredibly reliable. In support of the LPH-1 class they were cheap to build.

Eugene Schmidt
05-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Nice group photo with the #19 BD. The old M type boilers served well when I was aboard on the ESSEX CVS9 in 1961 +, up to decom in 69, even after nearly 20 years of service and through the heavy use given during WWII. Some of them, like HANCO*K, served longer and were really worn to the ribs by the time of decom. I was born 10 months before ESSEX was commissioned and served on her about 20 years later.

EJ

bd popeye
05-22-2010, 08:35 PM
Nice group photo with the #19 BD. The old M type boilers served well when I was aboard on the ESSEX CVS9 in 1961 +, up to decom in 69, even after nearly 20 years of service and through the heavy use given during WWII. Some of them, like HANCO*K, served longer and were really worn to the ribs by the time of decom. I was born 10 months before ESSEX was commissioned and served on her about 20 years later.

EJ

EJ, when I was on the Hanco*k in '74 & '75 we had all sorts of problems with the boilers..all sorts..


600lb "M" boilers were a piece of crap. The 1200lbs "D's" on the 1052's were so much superior and incredibly reliable. In support of the LPH-1 class they were cheap to build.

You were on a 1052? A.K.A. Knox class frigate.. Which one??

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9 December 1981: In the Pacific - An aerial of the Knox underway off the coast of Luzon, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photos DVID #DN-SC-82-04007 by PHCS Steven Harris from the DVIC (http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/))http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9559/42279872dotjpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/42279872dotjpg/)


1 October 1987: At sea - Five ships of the aircraft carrier USS Midway (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/41.htm) (CV 41) battle group steam alongside one another. The ships are, from left to right: the frigates USS Kirk (http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/06021087.htm) (FF 1087), USS Francis Hammond (http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/06021067.htm) (FF 1067), USS Lockwood (http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/06021064.htm) (FF 1064) and Knox, and the guided missile destroyer USS Towers (http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/01009.htm) (DDG 9). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-92-04059 from the DVIC (http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/)

3rdMillhouse
05-22-2010, 11:46 PM
FORWARD....FROM THE SEA!!

It's amazing how the LCAC's just run into the shallows at high-speed, where there are very few defenders, to drop off a substantial expeditionary force.

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What LCAC?

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05-23-2010, 03:34 PM
RIVRON @ Ft. Knox:

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 21, 2010) Engineman 2nd Class Robert Bender, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, mans a .50-caliber automatic machine gun during a six-day field exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky. RIVRON-1 participated in the exercise to prepare for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jimmy C. Pan/Released)

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 24, 2010) A riverine assault boat assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 provides cover while Riverine Security Team takes control of the shore during a six-day field exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky. RIVRON-1 participated in the exercise to prepare for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jimmy C. Pan/Released)

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05-23-2010, 03:45 PM
NCIS
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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2009) An NCIS Special Agent climbs a caving ladder to board a dhow for questioning, near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

bd popeye
05-23-2010, 07:55 PM
More ships patches/logo/insignias. This time from WWII , the 50s & 60s. With a couple of WWII pix tossed in for good measure.

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USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657)http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5889/97332860dotjpg


USS Sproston (DD-577)http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8192/21314354dotjpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/21314354dotjpg/)


USS Daly (DD-519)http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3180/80543141dotjpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/80543141dotjpg/)


USS Hickox (DD-673)http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1443/82038901dotjpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/82038901dotjpg/)


USS Watts (DD-567)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5485/70411883dotjpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/i/70411883dotjpg/)


USS Lewis Hanco*k (DD-675)http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8559/54122306dotjpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/54122306dotjpg/)


USS Ingraham (DD-694) http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8910/85283842dotjpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/85283842dotjpg/)


USS Marshall (DD-676)http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/4470/84361644dotjpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/84361644dotjpg/)


USS Harrison (DD573), While on fire support station off Agana, Guam, a wounded marine being brought aboard in a Stokes Stretcher from an amphibious control boat. Photo is described as being July 21 or 22, 1944.http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2596/56777909dotjpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/56777909dotjpg/)


Radio gang USS Hall (DD-583) from October 1 1945.http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1600/78858907dotjpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/i/78858907dotjpg/)


The Electricians Mates on the deck of the USS Charles K. Bronson(DD-668) in 1944.

bd popeye
05-24-2010, 10:24 PM
Some real American Sailors...

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U.S. Navy Landing Party. Photographed on board ship, probably at the time of the Vera Cruz incident, circa April 1914. These sailors are wearing Marine Corps flannel shirts and khaki trousers, with dyed "white hats". They are posing with M1903 "Springfield" rifles and at least one man is wearing an ammunition belt. The ship may be South Carolina (BB-26) .http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6231/54928859dotjpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/54928859dotjpg/)


During her World War I service, New York (BB-34) was frequently visited by royal and other high-ranking representatives of the Allies.
Inspection by the King of Belguim.
King Albert escorted by Admiral Rodman and Queen Elizabeth being escorted by Captain Edward L. Beach, USN, are here shown inspecting Uncle Sam's sailors aboard the battleship New York. They were much impressed by the fine, manly appearance of the American sea veterans. The boys were equally pleased with Belguim's heroic King & Queen.http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/772/63421570dotjpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/63421570dotjpg/)


Admiral Richard H. Leigh, USN (center), Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet. Receives the divisional right hand salute while inspecting the crew of his flagship, California (BB-44), in 1932. Photograph was taken on the battleship's forecastle, with the jackstaff in the right center background.

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The signal force of the California (BB-44) holding flag hoist drill. Navy Recruiting Bureau, N.Y.via USNIP, 1938. http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4425/42311151dotjpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/42311151dotjpg/)


Dated 29 July 1945.USS California (BB-44). Close up of two quad 40mm Bofors mounts with their Mk.51 director visible in the foreground. http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5455/61460459dotjpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/61460459dotjpg/)


A crew member monitors the SPS-49 radar screen aboard the battleship Iowa (BB-61) on 1 Dec 1984.http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8629/10023541dotjpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/10023541dotjpg/)


Two crewmen work together to clean the starboard anchor on the battleship Iowa (BB-61). http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4326/44101813dotjpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/44101813dotjpg/)


Crew members aboard the Iowa (BB-61) wait for a Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter to be secured before transporting a badly burned sailor injured during NATO exercise North Wedding 86. http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7210/69486388dotjpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/69486388dotjpg/)


Barbette of 16" gun on board the New Jersey (BB-62). Gunners packing in bags of powder which will fire the huge shell already in gun. November 1944. http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5567/18547680dotjpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/18547680dotjpg/)


Gun crews-Interior view of 16" gun turret in the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) on 9 Apr 1953. Photo shows shell deck crew moving projectiles from stationary stowage on lower shell flat, at left, to inner rotating ring of the turret for mechanical transfer to shell hoist shown in center of photo.http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5470/49816535dotjpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/49816535dotjpg/)


USS Missouri (BB-63).Gunner's Mate Second Class Charles J. Hansen working on a 40mm quad machine gun mount, during the battleship's shakedown period, circa August 1944. Note his tattoos, commemorating service on Vincennes (CA-44) and shipmates lost with her in the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942.http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7320/72346469dotjpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/72346469dotjpg/)


Crew members march onto the pier as they disembark from the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) during the ship's decommissioning. San Diego photo by JO1 Joseph Lancaster, October 1 1991http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1936/85038699dotjpg (http://img708.imageshack.us/i/85038699dotjpg/)


USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986) .Voluntary participants line up to see the Royal Dentist and Royal Doctor during the Crossing the Line ceremony in 1998.http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7586/96794701dotjpg (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/96794701dotjpg/)


USS Fred T. Berry (DDE 858) , in port Port ****son Malaysia, July 11 1966

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) A Standard Missile - 3 (SM-3) is launched from the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) enroute to an intercept over an open ocean area northwest of Kauai as part of Pacific Blitz 08. The SM-3 successfully collided with a ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Test Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 30, 2008) An F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 30, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) Sailors push an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 into the corral area of the flight deck after landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler from the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 launches from 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)

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SINGAPORE (Oct. 29, 2008) Sailors assigned to the colors detail lower the Navy Jack on the bow of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a scheduled port visit to Singapore. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) The Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) steams through the Pacific Ocean with more than 250 guests for a scheduled Tiger Cruise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) Search and rescue swimmers assigned to the "Wild Cards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Command Squadron (HSC) 23 are hoisted into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a search and rescue demonstration for Tiger Cruise participants aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2008) An SA-330 Puma helicopter delivers cargo during a vertical replenishment with 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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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2008) A landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 embarks aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

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OKINAWA, JAPAN (Oct. 28, 2008) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 use M16s loaded with simunition rounds, to enhance the reality of their training, while participating in realistic force on force combat training in a simulated third world country jungle village at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa. NMCB-133 is on a seven-month deployment to Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan C. Delcore/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 28, 2008) Marines prepare for a live fire exercise aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). 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 operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

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MUSA QAL'EH, Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2008) Hospital Corpsman Benjamin Esparza, assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, looks to the rear while on a security patrol through Musa Qal'eh. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, from Marine Air Ground Combat Center TWENTY NINE Palms, is a reinforced light infantry Battalion deployed to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Corporal Cory A. Tepfenhart/Released)

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MUSA QAL'EH, Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2008) Hospital Corpsman Benjamin Esparza, assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, walks through a cornfield on a security patrol through Musa Qal'eh. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Corporal Cory A. Tepfenhart/Released)

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This man pictured above is an American Sailor..I've done what he's doing many a day..aarrvv

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Lance Reynolds, from Powhatan, Va., watches from the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), while the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) follows astern during a simulated Strait transit. Stennis and Preble are part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mikel T. Bookwalter/Released)

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class David Clora, from Chicago, Ill., assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), plays with students of the New Cabalan Elementary School during a community relations project. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force commander. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 29, 2008) Chief Master-at-Arms James Bruno and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jorge Barajas conduct training with military working dog, Ico, during controlled aggression training at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damien Horvath/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 29, 2008) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Houston, assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, re-attaches a distributor harness to the environmental control system of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island. The environmental control system allows the aircraft to heat its rotor blades in the event of ice formation while in flight. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)

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FORT STORY, Va. (Oct. 29, 2008) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU 2) conduct helicopter rope suspension technique as a part of the ongoing training conducted at EODTE-2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Second Class Christopher Stephens/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) transit the ocean during a simulated Strait Transit with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Antietam are part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell/Released)

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EL CENTRO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2008) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Vikings" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, takes off at Naval Air Facility El Centro during a training exercise. VAQ-129 began transitioning and training pilot instructors to fly the Growler to replace the fleet's current carrier-based EA-6B Prowler. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rialyn Rodrigo/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 30, 2008) A CH-46E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 prepares to land on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as a landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to embark the ship's well deck. 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 2nd Class Katrina Parker (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 29, 2008) Family members of Sailors and Marines gather on the flight deck to watch historical landmarks slide by as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) embarks on a Tiger Cruise during the last stage of a scheduled six-month deployment. Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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Polaris Point, Guam (Oct. 31, 2008) Renowned(She's never won a major tournement)tennis player and model, Anna Kournikova, signs autographs for Machinist's Repairman 1st Class Reynaldo Milano aboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40). Kournikova's visit to the ship was part of a weeklong trip and USO Goodwill Tour to Guam visiting troops, local groups and their children. (U.S. Navy photoMass Communication Specialist Seaman Trevor Welsh/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 30, 2008) Seaman James Buchanan directs a MH-60S from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 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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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 21, 2008) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) actis as plane guard for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), not pictured, during flight operations. Stennis and Kidd are participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 21, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Daniel Lynn from Modesto, Calif., leans into the rotor wash of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 as it lifts off from 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)

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BANGOR, Wash. (Oct. 21, 2008) Sailors tend mooring lines as the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) Blue crew returns from a regularly scheduled patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Harrison/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 20, 2008) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan Smith fires a line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) from 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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SEDDAH, Iraq (Oct. 20, 2008) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wendy Wyman, from Madison, Wis. assigned to Naval Expeditionary Combat Command Detachment Combat Camera, acquires video footage of a visit to Seddah, Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Wagner/Released)

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MIDDLE EAST (Oct. 18, 2008) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 conducts amphibious operations from 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 Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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GULFPORT, Miss. (Oct. 17, 2008) Lt. Timm Heisey, left, and Electronics Technician 1st Class Justin Donette clean their Beretta 9mm pistols at the armory's cleaning station. Heisey and Donnette are training in handgun marksmanship during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Skills School training exercise. The school is designed to build basic-level battlefield competence for sailors from the newly formed Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan/Released)

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GULFPORT, Miss. (Oct. 17, 2008) A Sailor trains in handgun marksmanship at Woolmarket pistol and rifle range during tactical handgun marksmanship training at Woolmarket Pistol and Rifle Range during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Skills School training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan/Released)

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GULFPORT, Miss. (Oct. 14, 2008) Former Seabee Chief Richard Rader, right, describes to Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Kenneth Scales how properly gripping a handgun can affect marksmanship during tactical handgun marksmanship training at Woolmarket Pistol and Rifle Range during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Skills School training exercise.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
06-01-2010, 08:09 PM
1914 - General Order 99 prohibits alcohol aboard naval vessels, or at navy yards or stations.


1954 - First test of steam catapult from USS Hanco*k (CV/CVA 19).


EJ

Ordie
06-01-2010, 08:35 PM
1914 - General Order 99 prohibits alcohol aboard naval vessels

And the Navy hasn't been the same ever since.

bd popeye
06-01-2010, 10:16 PM
And the Navy hasn't been the same ever since.

LOL! Ever have a "beer day" at sea? Back in the 80s the navy was having beer days after 45 consecutive at sea. On the America in '81 we had 3 beer days in 7 months..On the last beer day I had 7 beers..you are only supposed to get 2..http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/icons/icon12dotgifhttp://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/icons/icon10dotgif..And now 29 years later I don't even drink.. Oh how did I get 7? Guys were selling them for 5 bucks....I bought two extra and someone gave me a few..I was so popular!

Othree52
06-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Some real American Sailors...

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Never had to do that.

But I had to do this with, dig through the mayo to get the cherry from the fattest squid on board. Absolutely traumatizing, I'll never forget it.
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bd popeye
06-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Never had to do that.

But I had to do this with, dig through the mayo to get the cherry from the fattest squid on board. Absolutely traumatizing, I'll never forget it.
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LOL...On the America in '81 the other AO1 in my squadrons shop was the Royal baby. Even though he just had a mid-size gut. This kid in our shop was to kiss the Royals baby tummy but instead he head butted his gut with his head.. He was beaten with the fire hose and sent back to the start of the line. Yes they beat us with approved shillelaghs..fire hoses stuffed with foam...

Ordie
06-02-2010, 05:37 PM
^^^^

I'm gettin flashbacks!!!!!
Thank God I've never had to do that.
Though I was placed on the stocks and literally whipped with cut firehoses.

Eugene Schmidt
06-02-2010, 09:51 PM
U S Naval History - June 2

1941 - First escort carrier, USS Long Island (CVE 1), commissioned.

EJ

bd popeye
06-03-2010, 09:28 AM
Later today I'll post some Crossing the line pix! Believe me there's plenty on line.

.gotta go to work!

Eugene Schmidt
06-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Naval History June 3

1949 - Wesley A. Brown becomes the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy.

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
06-07-2010, 05:44 PM
Naval History on June 7

1942 - Battle of Midway ends with loss of USS Yorktown (CV 5).

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
06-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Today in Naval history, June 8

1960 - Helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS 10) rescue 54 crewmen of British SS Shunlee, grounded on Pratus Reef in South China Sea.

EJ

Peanut
06-08-2010, 08:59 PM
I'm back! Now some shellback initiation pix...

Here's my shellback certificate..Where's yours??

This is why I'm enlisting USMC. p-)

santana
06-08-2010, 10:55 PM
Hey BD POPEYE how was your expirience cruising the Neptune Domains???? its says EAST, sorry to ask but where????

Ordie
06-08-2010, 11:51 PM
This is why I'm enlisting USMC. p-)

Marines on ships are not exempted from King Neptune domain.

bd popeye
06-09-2010, 08:01 AM
Hey BD POPEYE how was your experience cruising the Neptune Domains???? its says EAST, sorry to ask but where????

That morning on the America there was a lot of goofiness going on..Such as a beauty contest. A breakfast with everything died green. Lunch was green spaghetti.

Honestly the hardest thing was crawling on that no-skid flight deck..well actually we started on the hangar deck. What most of us did was make knee pads and wore gloves. Looking back it was not hard nor easy. I only felt the fire hose a couple of times. The nastiest thing was crawling through this tube filled with garbage..

The America was in the Indian Ocean heading to Perth AUS when we crossed the equator.


Marines on ships are not exempted from King Neptune domain. You betcha ordie..It's always nice to beat some USMC ass...

santana
06-09-2010, 03:46 PM
That morning on the America there was a lot of goofiness going on..Such as a beauty contest. A breakfast with everything died green. Lunch was green spaghetti.

Honestly the hardest thing was crawling on that no-skid flight deck..well actually we started on the hangar deck. What most of us did was make knee pads and wore gloves. Looking back it was not hard nor easy. I only felt the fire hose a couple of times. The nastiest thing was crawling through this tube filled with garbage..

The America was in the Indian Ocean heading to Perth AUS when we crossed the equator.

You betcha ordie..It's always nice to beat some USMC ass...

Lol!!!!!!! interesting story bd popeye!! I guess you have a lot of fun with USMC guys preparing to meet Neptune

Eugene Schmidt
06-09-2010, 06:42 PM
Navy history June 9

1959 - Launching of USS George Washington (SSBN 598), first nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine, at Groton, Conn.

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
06-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Flags to be Flown Half-Staff Saturday, June 12, for U.S. Sailor Killed During
Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

LANSING Michigan - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today ordered United States flags
throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters lowered for one day
Saturday, June 12, 2010, in honor of U. S. Navy Fireman 3rd Class Gerald
George Lehman who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
Flags should be returned to full-staff Sunday, June 13.

Fireman 3rd Class Lehman died less than a month after his 18th birthday
aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma in Hawaii when the Japanese executed a sneak
attack on Pearl Harbor. For the past 69 years, his family believed that
Gerald was unknown and unrecoverable. However, with advances in modern
technology, Lehman's remains were positively identified through DNA testing,
and he will finally return home to be laid to rest on Saturday.

Lehman's family has requested that flags be lowered on Saturday, the day of
special services in Han*****, Michigan. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at
the Church of the Resurrection, with visitation one hour prior to the
service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.


EJ

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HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 22, 2008) Hospital Corpsmen 3rd Class Edwin L. Daniel, assigned to 3rd platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, examines an Afghan citizen before dispensing aspirin while on a patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 2nd Battalion is a 7th Marines is a reinforced light infantry Battalion based out of Twentynine Palms, Calif. and deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Freddy G. Cantu (Released)

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MUSA QAL'EH, Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2008) Hospital Corpsman Benjamin Esparza, assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, looks to the rear while on a security patrol through Musa Qal'eh. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, from Marine Air Ground Combat Center TWENTY NINE Palms, is a reinforced light infantry Battalion deployed to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Corporal Cory A. Tepfenhart/Released)

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MUSA QAL'EH, Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2008) Hospital Corpsman Benjamin Esparza, assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, walks through a cornfield on a security patrol through Musa Qal'eh. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Corporal Cory A. Tepfenhart/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) A Standard Missile - 3 (SM-3) is launched from the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) enroute to an intercept over an open ocean area northwest of Kauai as part of Pacific Blitz 08. The SM-3 successfully collided with a ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Test Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 30, 2008) An F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 30, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) Sailors push an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 into the corral area of the flight deck after landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler from the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 launches from 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)

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SINGAPORE (Oct. 29, 2008) Sailors assigned to the colors detail lower the Navy Jack on the bow of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a scheduled port visit to Singapore. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) The Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) steams through the Pacific Ocean with more than 250 guests for a scheduled Tiger Cruise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2008) Search and rescue swimmers assigned to the "Wild Cards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Command Squadron (HSC) 23 are hoisted into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a search and rescue demonstration for Tiger Cruise participants aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2008) An SA-330 Puma helicopter delivers cargo during a vertical replenishment with 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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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2008) A landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 embarks aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

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OKINAWA, JAPAN (Oct. 28, 2008) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 use M16s loaded with simunition rounds, to enhance the reality of their training, while participating in realistic force on force combat training in a simulated third world country jungle village at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa. NMCB-133 is on a seven-month deployment to Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan C. Delcore/Released)

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CAMP ATTEBURY, IND. (Nov. 2, 2008) Cryptologic Technicians (Collection) 2nd Class James Martin and 1st Class Nathan Null take part in a presence patrol as part of Joint Services Training Operations (JSTO 10) at Camp Attebury. JSTO-10 is participating in a month-long training cycle with the U.S. Army preparing for an Individual Augmentee deployment with Naval Special Warfare Command supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith E. Jones/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2008) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) stands by as plane guard for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the sun sets over the horizon. The Ronald Reagan Carrier 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 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2008) Sailors conduct a pre-flight check on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier 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 Seaman Briana Brotzman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2008) A landing craft air cushion exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and turns toward the coast of Southern California to disembark Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., after a scheduled six-month deployment. Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier 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 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 prepares to launch off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2008) Flight deck crew members move an AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Fixed Wing Marine Attack Squadron 214 toward the aft elevator aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is conducting an exercise in the Pacific Ocean preparing for a deployment scheduled for early next year. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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TOKYO (Nov. 3, 2008) Fleet Activities Yokosuka Sailors dressed like the official party of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's arrival to Japan, march in the Tokyo Jidai Matsuri Parade in Asakusa. The Tokyo Jidai Matsuri celebrates the history of Tokyo, starting from the beginning of the Edo period to the westernization of Japan following the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his fleet of black ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki/Released)

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POHANG, Republic of Korea (Nov. 5, 2008) A landing craft air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1 conducts an amphibious landing rehearsal from the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) during Korean Incremental Training Program '09. The amphibious landing provides the Republic of Korea military the sustained capability to respond to future contingencies from ship to shore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2008) Security boats escort the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) as she enters San Diego Bay after completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Peleliu, the flagship of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group, deployed in support of U.S. Marine Corps and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2008) Security boats escort the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) as she enters San Diego Bay after completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2008) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) man the rails upon their return to homeport following a six month scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Nov 3, 2008) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Richard McCray stands by as an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are underway conducting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 3, 2008) An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 28, 2008) Lt. Jonathan Heil demonstrates a high speed turn for the ROK and U.S. Navy delegations during a rigid hull inflatable boat ride to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU ONE) facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Mickley/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (Nov. 6, 2008) A CH-46E Seaknight helicopter lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for Commander, Task Force 76. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Release)

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NEW YORK (Nov. 5, 2008) Master Chief Boatswains Mate Daniel Woodward, from Pittsburgh, Pa., supervises the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as they man the rails to enter New York. Bataan is in New York to celebrate Veteran's Day and will participate in community relations projects, host daily tours and participate in the 76th annual New York City Veteran's Day Parade. After the port visit, ships of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group will return to sea to conduct group sail training in preparation for their upcoming 2009 deployment. (U.S. navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kleynia R. Mcknight/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Erik Brown and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Randy Flores participate in small arms live-fire training on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway in the Pacific Ocean preparing for a deployment scheduled for early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2008) Chaplain Lt. Russel Martin, center, fires a 240-B automatic weapon during small weapons training on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is conducting training exercises in the Pacific Ocean preparing for a deployment scheduled for early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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OKINAWA, JAPAN (Oct. 31, 2008) Construction Electrician 3rd Class Garett Birnbaum, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, keeps a close watch from his camp's controlled entry point during NMCB 133's field training exercise, force-on-force training, at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa. NMCB-133 is on a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan C. Delcore)

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CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 29, 2008) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Patricio Lanas, Personal Security, Detachment, I Marine Expeditionary Force, inspects all areas on a patrol in Sina District industrial area, Fallujah City, Iraq. Multi national force west commanding general and Iraqi police leaders are working together to assess the economic progress and to check on the financial expenditure within the Iraqi government. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lindsay L. Sayres/Released)

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APRA HARBOR, Guam (Nov. 4, 2008) After completing a four-day port visit in Guam, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) heads to sea for training operations in the Pacific ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
06-18-2010, 09:10 PM
June 19
1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot").

June 20
1944 - Battle of Philippine Sea ends with Japanese losing two aircraft carriers and hundreds of aircraft.

EJ

bd popeye
06-19-2010, 09:03 PM
EJ, Thanks for posting that USN history!

Some ships patches/logos..no need for captions in most cases.

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Rear Admrial Meyer is the father of the AEGIS combat system.http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1311/91058976dotjpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/91058976dotjpg/)

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The story of SGT Gonzalez Medal of Honor is tooooo much to pass up. as are many others..

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USMC SERGEANT ALFREDO 'FREDDY' CANTU GONZALEZ was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as platoon commander, 3rd Platoon, Company A. On 31 January 1968, during the initial phase of Operation Hue City, Sgt. Gonzalez' unit was formed as a reaction force and deployed to Hue to relieve the pressure on the beleaguered city. While moving by truck convoy along Route No. 1, near the village of Lang Van Lrong, the marines received a heavy volume of enemy fire. Sgt. Gonzalez aggressively maneuvered the marines in his platoon, and directed their fire until the area was cleared of snipers. Immediately after crossing a river south of Hue, the column was again hit by intense enemy fire. One of the marines on top of a tank was wounded and fell to the ground in an exposed position. With complete disregard for his safety, Sgt. Gonzalez ran through the fire swept area to the assistance of his injured comrade. He lifted him up and though receiving fragmentation wounds during the rescue, he carried the wounded marine to a covered position for treatment. Due to the increased volume and accuracy of enemy fire from a fortified machine gun bunker on the side of the road, the company was temporarily halted. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Sgt. Gonzalez exposed himself to the enemy fire and moved his platoon along the east side of a bordering rice paddy to a dike directly across from the bunker. Though fully aware of the danger involved, he moved to the fire-swept road and destroyed the hostile position with hand grenades. Although seriously wounded again on 3 February, he steadfastly refused medical treatment and continued to supervise his men and lead the attack. On 4 February, the enemy had again pinned the company down, inflicting heavy casualties with automatic weapons and rocket fire. Sgt. Gonzalez, utilizing a number of light antitank assault weapons, fearlessly moved from position to position firing numerous rounds at the heavily fortified enemy emplacements. He successfully knocked out a rocket position and suppressed much of the enemy fire before falling mortally wounded. The heroism, courage, and dynamic leadership displayed by Sgt. Gonzalez reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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bd popeye
06-26-2010, 08:45 AM
More PIX of the USN!

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NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 12, 2008) The pennant for Commander, Submarine Group 2 waves over the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Cmdr. Tyler Meador relieved Cmdr. John Kropcho III, who retired at the ceremony after serving the Navy for 24 years. Jacksonville recently returned from its first deployment in five years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble (Released)http://i33.*******.com/29p6gqwdotjpg


Charles Jackson, 22, of Corpus Christi, gets his tie fixed by alumnus Randy Hutchinson before the start of the Texas A&M Galveston fall graduation at the Moody Gardens Convention Center on Sunday.http://i34.*******.com/5vbxwmdotjpg
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 13, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Keum Bird masks the intake of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 to prepare the aircraft for paining in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)http://i33.*******.com/jiz5t0dotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 13, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Joshua Hayes, from Jasper, Ala., directs an SA-330 Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment 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 Katrina Parker/Released)http://i33.*******.com/sde8ztdotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 13, 2008) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Winfred McCollum secures line aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) during an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). 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)http://i37.*******.com/2js93pdotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 13, 2008) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). 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 Katrina Parker/Released)http://i34.*******.com/r9e8utdotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 15, 2008) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class William Kapun, assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MESRON 4), is greeted by his family at the Naval Station Norfolk Air Mobility Command terminal during the squadron's return from a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Hinchcliffe/Released)http://i38.*******.com/qya80jdotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 30, 2008) An SA-330 Puma helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage 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 Lieutenant Commander Jack Killman/Released)http://i36.*******.com/2ic9t9hdotjpg
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NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 15, 2008) Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MESRON 4), hurry to meet their family members waiting in the Naval Station Norfolk Air Mobility Command terminal after returning from a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Hinchcliffe/Released)
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SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece (Jan 8, 2009) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) arrives in Souda Bay for a routine port visit. Laramie is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting Persian Gulf and anti-piracy operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)http://i41.*******.com/2d9nuj8dotjpg
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M****ILLE, France (Jan. 13, 2009) Information Systems Technician Adrianne Gates looks at a poster about the history "Great White Fleet" during a ceremony held aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," a historic U.S. goodwill voyage around the world. This voyage demonstrated the United States naval sea power and its commitment to enhancing multi-lateral relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)http://i43.*******.com/2w4g2gwdotjpg
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PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits through the Persian Gulf. Ramage 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 Second Class Michael Starkey/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
07-02-2010, 08:34 AM
1800 - First convoy duty; USS Essex escorts convoy of merchant ships from East Indies to U.S.

1911 - Trial of first Navy aircraft, Curtiss A-1. The designer, Glenn Curtiss, makes first flight in Navy's first aircraft, A-1, at Lake Keuka, N.Y., then prepares Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson, the first naval aviator, for his two solo flights in A-1.

1914 - Prohibition of alcohol begins in the Navy.

1972 - Date of rank of Rear Admiral Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., who was first U.S. Navy admiral of African-American descent.

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-03-2010, 01:27 PM
July 3

1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft (Valley Forge) shoot down two North Korean aircraft. The action is first combat test of F9F Panther and AD Skyraider.


July 4

1776 - American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain.
1777 - John Paul Jones hoists first Stars and *****es flag on Ranger at Portsmouth, N.H.
1801 - First Presidential Review of U.S. Marine Band and Marines at the White House.


EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-06-2010, 07:58 PM
July 6

1911 - First naval aviation base established at Annapolis, Md.

1976 - First women enter U.S. Naval Academy.


EJ

D-Mitch
07-08-2010, 06:04 AM
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bd popeye
07-10-2010, 09:23 AM
Great pix D-Mitch!

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26 OCT 96 Blue Angel 1 piloted by CAPT. Greg Wooldridge receives a hand salute from his lineman after receiving the go ahead to preceed on to the taxiway at the 1996 NAS Jacksonville, FL airshow in honor of the Blue Angels 50th anniversary. Photo by: Christian M. Viera

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Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) May 4, 2002 -- The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a fly-by formation over the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman. In addition to its role in the Fleet Week festivities in Broward County, FL. Truman served as the "centerpiece" for the 2002 Air and Sea show. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Recruit Brandy Hornback. (RELEASED)

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Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sep. 20, 2002) -- The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs fly-by formation at the “ 2002 Neptune Festival Air Show.” The Blue Angels were organized under the order of Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the Chief of Naval Operations, at the end of World War II, to keep the public interested in Naval Aviation. They are flying the sleek McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 “Hornet,” the first dual-role fighter/attack aircraft now serving on the nation's front lines of defense. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Leah Wilson. (RELEASED)

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Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2002) -- Blue Angels Six and Seven take flight at the "Sea and Sky Spectacular 2002," annual air show and open house held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team puts on a show that is a mix of formation flying and solo routines while flying the F/A-18 “Hornet” strike fighter aircraft. The pilots perform approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration, which runs approximately an hour and 15 minutes. U. S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Darryl Herring. (RELEASED)

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San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) -- The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" performs during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Mark Rebilas. (RELEASED)

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Punta Gorda, Fla. (Mar. 24, 2003) - "Fat Albert", a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels" ignites its Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles on take-off. The eight JATO rockets give "Fat Albert" an extra 8,000 pounds of thrust and can shorten the distance of take-off. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Saul McSween. (RELEASED)

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North Kingstown, R.I. (June 26, 2003) - Four F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels," perform the "Echelon Parade" maneuver in front of the crowd attending the air show in North Kingstown, R.I., celebrating the centennial of powered flight. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Saul McSween. (RELEASED)

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Topeka, Kan. (May 9, 2003) - The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the "Diamond Roll" over Topeka, Kansas. The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different locations throughout the country each year. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Casey Akins. (RELEASED)

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Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May 14, 2004) – The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the “Blue Angels,” perform a close scissors-cross maneuver in front of the crowds at the 2004 Joint Service Open House. The “Blue Angels” fly the F/A-18A Hornet as they perform approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration, which runs approximately an hour and 15 minutes. The Open House, held on May 14-16th at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation’s armed forces which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)

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New Orleans, La. (Oct. 24, 2004) - Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," march down the ramp following their performance at the 2004 N'Awlins Air Show held on board Naval Air Station New Orleans, La. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet as they perform approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration, which runs approximately an hour and 15 minutes. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dawn C. Morrison (RELEASED)

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Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) – F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," taxi back to their flight line after performing before the crowd at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performing approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration lasting over an hour. This year's air show showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)

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Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska (June 25, 2004) - The U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, "Fat Albert," assigned to the U.S. Navy “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team, flies in formation with the team’s F/A-18A Hornets over the Alaskan Mountain Range near Mt. McKinley. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performing approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration lasting over an hour. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Ryan J. Courtade (RELEASED)

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Millington, Tenn. (Sept. 31, 2005) - Fireworks explode and highlight an F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," at the Mid-South Air Show at the Millington Municipal Airport. This year’s air show showcased the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds flight teams. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric (RELEASED)

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Springfield, Ill. (May 22, 2005) - The Blue Angels opposing solo performs a low transition on take off during their air show in Springfield. The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different locations throughout the country each year. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerUs Mate 2nd Class Ryan Courtade (RELEASED)

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BRUNSWICK, Maine (Sept. 7, 2008) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team The Blue Angels perform for more than 100,000 guests during the Great State of Maine Air Show. The air show brought performances by the Blue Angels, The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, and a wide variety of static displays and interactive exhibits. The show drew more than 150,000 people over three days. This will be the final Navy-sponsored air show at this location before NAS Brunswick is scheduled close in 2011 by the Base Realignment Commission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan/Released)

D-Mitch
07-11-2010, 06:20 PM
Awesome photos bdpopeye!!! :)

Some pics of an unusual US warship (when I saw this ship, I thought that it was a british design..)

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USS Northampton (CLC-1) (1)

info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Northampton_%28CLC-1%29

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D-Mitch
07-11-2010, 06:22 PM
USS Northampton (CLC-1) (2)

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D-Mitch
07-11-2010, 06:24 PM
USS Northampton (CLC-1) (3)

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bd popeye
07-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Great photos! The USS Northampton was a special ship..She was 674 feet long and displaced 13,920 tons. She was in commission from 1953- 1970. She was one of a kind!



http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/ussnorthampton2.htm

The USS Northampton was a cruiser used primarily as a testing platform. She was the first and only cruiser of her type. She was the third ship in the history of the U.S. Navy to have the name Northampton.
The keel of the Northampton, then known as the CA-125, was laid down on Aug. 31, 1944, at Bethlehem Steel’s Fore River Yard at Quincy, Mass. With the capitulation of the Japanese in August 1945, work on the ship was suspended. Work was resumed nearly three years later, on July 1, 1948. She was launched on Jan. 27, 1951 and, now known as CLC-1, was commissioned on March 7, 1953 with Capt. William D. Irvin in command.
Underway
After her shakedown cruise, the Northampton joined the Atlantic Fleet. She joined the fleet’s Battleship Cruiser Force in September 1954. During her earlier years of service, she served as the flagship for the Atlantic Fleet’s Amphibious Force, the 6th Fleet and Strike Force Atlantic.
After an overhaul at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard that was completed in February 1956, the Northampton joined Cruiser Division 6 for the first public demonstration of the Terrier anti-aircraft missile. In April 1956, she was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea for six months as part of the 6th Fleet. Her trips outside of the Western Atlantic were to be highly infrequent, though she would play host to an impressive list of VIPs. The Northampton would hosted Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, King Baudouin I of Belgium and King Olav V of Norway.
In 1961 and 1962, the Northampton would receive expeditionary medals for operating off the coast of Cuba. She would not, however, take part in the U.S. blockade of the island during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
For the remainder of her career, the Northampton would serve as a test platform and evaluator of new communications equipment before it was put into widespread use on other Navy vessels. She also had another, secret mission: she was part of the U.S. Government’s plan for continuity of government and was to serve as a “floating White House” in the event of a nuclear attack. She was designated as part of the National Emergency Command Post Afloat, or NECPA. As part of her classified mission, the Northampton was fitted with an extra deck, multi-link communications gear and the tallest communications mast fitted to any ship in the Navy inventory.

Eugene Schmidt
07-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the Blue Angels stuff BD. My grandson will freak out when I print these out for him. He loves Blue Angels. We finished a model kit just a while back.

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-13-2010, 06:53 PM
1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft.

1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to naval aeronautics.

1990 - Cmdr. Rosemary Mariner becomes first woman to command an operational aviation squadron (VAQ-34).

EJ

Colombamike
07-14-2010, 09:54 AM
Very beautifull pictures of the USS Northampton !

Eugene Schmidt
07-14-2010, 07:55 PM
July 14

1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier.

EJ

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07-17-2010, 09:43 AM
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NORFOLK (April 1, 2009) A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) prepares to shift colors as the ship pulls into port after a seven-month deployment. Ramage deployed as a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group 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 3nd Class Derek Poole/Released)

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NORFOLK (April 1, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment. Ramage deployed as a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group 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 3nd Class Derek Poole/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2009) A broom is hoisted to the mast of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to signify a "clean sweep" of the ship's Ultra Level Training Assessment Sustainment (ULTRA-S) Plus evaluation. Bonhomme Richard is conducting training operations in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drew Williams/Released)

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NORFOLK (April 1, 2009)Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) handle lines for the the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs from Naval Station Norfolk for a four-month deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of focus in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. Fourth Fleets Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09). Comfort provides the region a mobile, flexible and rapidly responsive afloat medical capability for a number of missions and training opportunities in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 2, 2009) A large harbor tugboat assists the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it moors abreast of the guided-missile USS Hopper (DDG 70) as McCain returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka from a scheduled underway. McCain is one of seven guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)

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PASCAGULA, Miss. (March 31, 2009) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead tours the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) Facility in Pascugula, Miss. Roughead visited the Gulf Coast region to speak with leadership and receive program status updates on ships, unmanned systems and industry facilities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (March 31, 2009) An C-2A Greyhound from the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 catches the second arresting gear wire on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway on a scheduled deployment supporting the on-going rotation of foward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse ****/Released)

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ENTEBBE, Uganda (March 29, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jeremy Weber, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, dives into Africa's Lake Victoria during a search and recovery operation being conducted by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the government of Uganda. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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ENTEBBE, Uganda (March 29, 2009) Senior Chief Navy Diver Jorge Guillen, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, secures a diver's underwater breathing apparatus before a dive into Africa's Lake Victoria. The dive is part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission to search for and possibly recover wreckage from an Ilyushin 76 cargo plane that crashed into the lake March 9. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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happyslapper
07-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Rest in Peace.

A very moving ceremony.

BAF
07-17-2010, 10:19 AM
So those aircraftcarriers have their own tv studio? pretty neat.

bd popeye
07-17-2010, 10:54 AM
So those aircraft carriers have their own tv studio? pretty neat.

Yes..radio stations, barber shops, stores, gyms, chapels, library etc etc.. It's a floating city.. Check this thread for more photos..

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07-17-2010, 12:32 PM
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That's a nice tradition :-)

BAF
07-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Yes..radio stations, barber shops, stores, gyms, chapels, library etc etc.. It's a floating city.. Check this thread for more photos..

I've got another question, Why is there a snake on the US Navy flag and the line dont tread on me?

bd popeye
07-17-2010, 04:07 PM
I've got another question, Why is there a snake on the US Navy flag and the line dont tread on me?

Let me give you the correct history.. It started with Ben Franklin...



http://www.foundingfathers.info/stories/gadsden.html

Benjamin Franklin is famous for his sense of humor. In 1751, he wrote a satirical commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting that as a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America, American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England.
Three years later, in 1754, he used a snake to illustrate another point. This time not so humorous.
Franklin sketched, carved, and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper. It was the image of a snake cut into eight sections. The sections represented the individual colonies and the curves of the snake suggested the coastline. New England was combined into one section as the head of the snake. South Carolina was at the tail. Beneath the snake were the ominous words "Join, or Die."
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By 1775, the snake symbol wasn't just being printed in newspapers. It was appearing all over the colonies ... on uniform buttons ... on paper money ... and of course, on banners and flags. The snake symbol morphed quite a bit during its rapid, widespread adoption. It wasn't cut up into pieces anymore. And it was usually shown as an American timber rattlesnake, not a generic serpent.
We don't know for certain where, when, or by whom the familiar coiled rattlesnake was first used with the warning "Don't Tread on Me."
We do know when it first entered the history books.
In the fall of 1775, the British were occupying Boston and the young Continental Army was holed up in Cambridge, woefully short on arms and ammunition. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington's troops had been so low on gunpowder that they were ordered "not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
In October, a merchant ship called The Black Prince returned to Philadelphia from a voyage to England. On board were private letters to the Second Continental Congress that informed them that the British government was sending two ships to America loaded with arms and gunpowder for the British troops.
Congress decided that General Washington needed those arms more than General Howe. A plan was hatched to capture the British cargo ships. They authorized the creation of a Continental Navy, starting with four ships. The frigate that carried the information from England, the Black Prince, was one of the four. It was purchased, converted to a man-of-war, and renamed the Alfred.
To accompany the Navy (http://www.worldwar2history.info/Navy/) on their first mission, Congress also authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines (http://www.worldwar2history.info/Marines/). The Alfred and its sailors and marines went on to achieve some of the most notable victories of the American Revolution. But that's not the story we're interested in here.
What's particularly interesting for us is that some of the Marines that enlisted that month in Philadelphia were carrying drums painted yellow, emblazoned with a fierce rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike, with thirteen rattles, and sporting the motto "Don't Tread on Me."


.From navy.mil
Don't Tread on Me Flag History The following excellent history of the "Don't Tread on Me" First Navy Jack flag is largely borrowed from a story by CDR Michel T. Poirier in UNDERSEA WARFARE, the magazine of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. For more information on the rattlesnake symbol (http://www.gadsden.info/snake.html) and the history of the Gadsden flag, click here (http://www.gadsden.info/history.html).

A Brief History of the U.S. Navy Jack

In the fall of 1775, as the first ships of the Continental Navy readied in the Delaware River, Commodore Esek Hopkins issued a set of fleet signals. Among these signals was an instruction directing his vessels to fly a *****ed Jack and Ensign at their proper places. The custom of the jack-type flag had originated with the Royal Navy in the 15th century or earlier; such was the likely source of Hopkins' inspiration. This first U.S. Navy Jack has traditionally been shown as consisting of 13 horizontal alternating red and white *****es with a superimposed rattlesnake and the motto "Don't Tread on Me." The rattlesnake had long been a symbol (http://www.gadsden.info/snake.html) of resistance to British repressive acts in Colonial America; its display on the new jack of the fledging Continental Navy fit naturally with the fervor of the times.
According to Dr. Whitney Smith of the Flag Research Center, the traditional design of the First Navy Jack has never been accurately determined. Historians inferred the design from Hopkins' message and a color plate depicting a slightly different "Don't Tread Upon Me" flag used as a Navy Ensign in Admiral George Henry Preble's 1880 book, History of the Flag of the United States. Historians' widely copied Preble's rare color plate, thus providing the probable source of the traditional design of the First Navy Jack.
The first U.S. Navy use of the Union Jack (a flag replicating the canton i.e. white stars on a blue field of the U.S. Flag) probably occurred soon after the adoption of the First Stars and *****es Law on June 14, 1777. The First Stars and *****es Law stated that the Flag of the United States be 13 *****es alternating red and white and that the union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation. Although the date of introduction of the Union Jack is not precisely known, a 1785 engraving of the frigate USS Philadelphia clearly depicts the Union Jack flying from her jackstaff.
As the number of states increased, the Union Jack was altered to conform to the canton of the national flag. General orders were issued from time to time by the Navy Department when a change in the number of stars was necessary.
Navy Regulations, first promulgated in 1865, prescribed the use of the jack. It is displayed daily from the jackstaff of all U.S. naval vessels in commission, from 8 a.m. to sunset while the ship is at anchor. Additionally it is flown to indicate a court martial is in progress, and as the President's and Secretary of the Navy's personal flag.
There have been a few where instances where the traditional First Navy Jack has been used in lieu of the Union Jack:
In 1975, the Secretary of the Navy directed that the First Navy Jack be flown in 1975 and 1976 in lieu of the Union Jack during the United States Bicentennial Year as a colorful and historic reminder of the nation's and the Navy's origin.

In August 1977 (the date is sometimes mistakenly (?) given as 1980 or even 1981), the Secretary of the Navy specified that the ship with the longest total period of active service display the First Navy Jack until decommissioned or transferred to inactive service, at which time the flag shall be passed to the next ship in line with appropriate honors. Here are ships that have had this honor:



The USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) received the distinction from the Independence November 20, 1998. The Kitty Hawk was commissioned April 29, 1961 and still proudly displays the flag (http://www.navyjack.info/first.html).
The USS Independence (CV-62) received the distinction from the Mauna Kea on June 30, 1995. The Independence was commissioned January 10, 1959. It was decommissioned September 30, 1998, in Bremerton, Washington. Click here for more about the history of the USS Independence (http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv62-independence/cv62-independence.html).
The USS Mauna Kea (AE-22). The Mauna Kea was commissioned commissioned March 30, 1957. It was decommissioned June 30, 1995.
The USS Prairie (AD-15). The Prairie was commissioned on August 5, 1940. It was decommissioned March 26, 1993.
The USS Dixie (AD-14) received the distinction in April 1981. The Dixie was commissioned on April 25, 1940. It was decommissioned in 1982. Click here for more about the Dixie flying the First Navy Jack (http://www.navyjack.info/Dixie.html).

On June 3, 1999, the Secretary of the Navy authorized submarines and submarine tenders to fly a special Submarine Centennial Jack throughout the year 2000 in honor of the U. S. Submarine Force's Centennial. This marks the first occasion since 1775 that a specific class of ships has been so honored.

On May 22, 2002, the U.S. Navy ordered all ships to display the First Navy Jack during the War on Terrorism (http://www.navyjack.info/war.html).

MOPO3
07-18-2010, 05:50 AM
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April 16, 1997, on board USS Benfold. . . . The Arleigh Burke class destroyer Benfold (DDG 65) fires its five-inch 54-caliber MK45 gun during routine training operations off the coast of Southern California. The MK 45 provides surface combatants with accurate naval gunfire against fast, highly maneuverable surface targets, air threats and shore targets. U.S. Navy Photo by PhotographerХs Mate 2nd Class Felix Garza Jr

BAF
07-18-2010, 03:27 PM
Cool, thanks for the explenation BD Popeye :)

bd popeye
07-18-2010, 08:45 PM
Cool, thanks for the explanation BD Popeye :)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2009) Lightning strikes behind F/A-18C Hornets from the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
07-20-2010, 06:47 PM
1960 - In first launch of Polaris missile, USS George Washington (SSBN 598) successfully fires 2 operational Polaris missiles while submerged off Florida.


1969 - Former Navy pilot Neil Armstrong is first man to set foot on the moon, announcing, "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong was Commander of Apollo 11 which during its 8 day mission landed on the Sea of Tranquility. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Hornet (CVS 12).

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-21-2010, 07:13 PM
July 21

1946 - In first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV 42).

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-24-2010, 10:51 AM
1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).

1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict.

1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.

1993 - Sarah Deal becomes first female Marine selected for naval aviation training.


EJ

bd popeye
07-24-2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks for posting the history EJ!


1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict.The USS Boxer(CV-21) was one hell of a ship during the Korean War..4 deployments in three years!

From navy.mil....


With the outbreak of the Korean War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War), she was pressed into service to carry planes to the fighting. From 14–22 July 1950, she made a record crossing of the Pacific, 8½ days, with 150 Air Force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force) and Navy planes and a thousand troops. On her return trip (27 July–4 August), she cut the record to 7 days, 10 hours, and 36 minutes. After fast repairs she departed for the Far East on 24 August, this time to join TF 77 in giving air support to the troops. Her planes supported the landing at Inchon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inchon) (15 September 1950) and other ground action until November, when she departed for the west coast and overhaul.

Boxer departed San Diego for her second Korean tour on 2 March 1951. Again she operated with TF 77 supporting the ground troops. She returned to San Francisco on 24 October 1951. Sailing on 8 February 1952 for her third tour in Korea, Boxer again served with TF 77. On 23–24 June, her planes took part in the heavy strikes against the North Korean hydro-electric complex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_the_Sui-ho_Dam), and on 5 August, she had nine men killed and two seriously injured in a fire which swept the hangar deck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangar). After emergency repairs at Yokosuka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka), Japan (11–23 August), Boxer returned to duty off Korea. She arrived at San Francisco on 25 September and underwent repairs until March 1953.


The carrier departed for the Far East on 30 March 1953, and went into action a month later. She took part in the final actions of the Korean conflict and remained in Asiatic waters until November. Since the end of the Korean conflict, Boxer cruised off the west coast and has made three cruises to the Far East. Boxer was reclassified CVA-21 in October 1952.

bd popeye
07-24-2010, 01:30 PM
And so was the USS Valley Forge(CV-45)..she also made 4 deployments..

from navy.mil


Valley Forge deployed to the Far East, departing the west coast on 1 May 1950. While anchored in Hong Kong harbor on 25 June, the warship received electrifying news that North Korean forces had begun streaming across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Departing Hong Kong the next day, the carrier steamed north to Subic Bay, where she provisioned, fueled, and set her course for Korea.The first carrier air strike of the Korean conflict was launched from Valley Forge's flight deck on 3 July 1950. Outnumbered and outgunned, the South Korean troops battled desperately against veritable tides of Communist invaders. Waves of Douglas AD Skyraiders and Vought F4U Corsairs struck the North Korean airfield at Pyongyang while Grumman F9F-2 Panthers flew top cover. Tons of bombs from the attacking American planes pounded hangars, fuel storages, parked Russian-built aircraft, and railroad marshaling yards. Meanwhile, the escorting Panthers downed two Yak-9s and damaged another.

In spite of attempts by United Nations forces to interdict the steady flow of Communist infantry and armor, the North Koreans steadily pushed the defending South Koreans back into a tenuous defense perimeter around Pusan. On 18 September 1950, the American landing at Inchon outflanked the Communist forces while United Nations forces broke out of the perimeter to the south.

During this period of bitter struggle, Valley Forge's Air Group 5 made numerous daily strikes against North Korean targets. Troop concentrations, defensive positions, and supply and communications lines were repeatedly "fair game" for the bombs of the Skyraiders and the rocket and cannon fire from the Panthers and Corsairs. Over 5,000 combat sorties delivered 2,000 tons of bombs and rockets between 3 July and 19 November 1950.

Returning to San Diego for overhaul, Valley Forge arrived on the west coast on 1 December 1950, only to have sailing orders urgently direct her back to Korea. In the interim, between the carrier's leaving station and her projected west coast overhaul, the Communist Chinese had entered the fray, launching a powerful offensive which sent United Nations' troops reeling back to the southward. Accordingly, Valley Forge hurriedly embarked a new air group, replenished, and sailed on 6 December for the Far East.

Rendezvousing with Task Force 77 three days before Christmas of 1950, Valley Forge recommenced air strikes on the 23rd, the first of three months of concentrated air operations against the advancing Communist juggernaut. During her second deployment, the ship launched some 2,580 sorties in which her planes delivered some 1,500 tons of bombs.

On 11 December 1951, Valley Forge launched her first air strikes in railway interdiction. Rockets, cannon fire, and bombs from the ship's embarked air group, and those of her sister ships also on station, hammered at North Korean railway targets, lines, junctions, marshaling yards, and rolling stock. Anything that could possibly permit the enemy to move his forces rapidly by rail came under attack. By June, Valley Forge's train-busting Skyraiders, Corsairs, and Panthers had severed Communist rail lines in at least 5,346 places.

Valley Forge returned to the United States in the summer of 1952 but was again deployed to the Far East late in the year. In October 1952, she was reclassified an attack carrier and redesignated CVA-45. On 2 January 1953, she began the new year with strikes against Communist supply dumps and troop billeting areas behind the stalemated front lines. While the propeller-driven Skyraiders and Corsairs delivered tons of bombs on their targets, the jet Panthers conducted flak-suppression missions using a combination of cannon fire and rockets to knock out troublesome enemy gun sites. This close teamwork between old and new style planes made possible regular strikes against Korea's eastern coastlines and close-support missions to aid embattled Marine Corps or Army forces on the often bitterly contested battle lines.

Valley Forge air groups dropped some 3,700 tons of bombs on the enemy before the ship left the Korean coast and returned to San Diego on 25 June 1953.

Eugene Schmidt
07-27-2010, 07:54 PM
1953 - Korean War armistice signed at Panmunjon, Korea and Korean cease-fire went into effect at 10:00 PM.

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-27-2010, 08:00 PM
1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander.

1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services.


EJ

Eugene Schmidt
07-31-2010, 03:35 PM
1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at Annapolis.

1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) leaves Norfolk, Va., to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned October 3.

USNNS

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
08-02-2010, 06:21 PM
1943 - PT-109, under command of Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese cruiser Amagiri.

1964 - Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD 731) in international waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one.

I served aboard Maddox, Jan 1965.

USNNS

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
08-05-2010, 07:17 PM
3 August

1812 - Frigate Essex capture British brig Brothers.
1861 - Construction of USS Monitor authorized.
1861 - First manned ascent in a balloon from a ship, gunboat USS Fanny, to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, Va.
1942 - Mildred McAffee (Horton) becomes the first woman officer commissioned into the Naval Reserve.
1950 - First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily (CVE 118).
1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) is first ship to reach the geographic North Pole while submerged.
1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN 627) conducts first submerged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy.

4 August

1858 - First trans-Atlantic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon.
1964 - USS Turner Joy (DD 951) and USS Maddox (DD 731) report being attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats in Gulf of Tonkin.

5 August

1882 - Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy.


USNNS

EJ - served on Maddox Jan 1965

Eugene Schmidt
08-07-2010, 06:07 PM
August 8

1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company.

August 9

1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after four years at Newport, R.I.
1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb.
1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by Lt. Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, S.C.



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EJ

Eugene Schmidt
08-12-2010, 06:32 PM
10 August

1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for the N-9 "Jenny."
1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under Rear Adm. William Moffett.
1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict.

11 August

1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.
1960 - USNS Longview (T-AGM 3), using Navy helicopters and frogmen, recovers a Discover satellite capsule after 17 orbits. This is first recovery of U.S. satellite from orbit.

12 August

1918 - Secretary of the Navy approves acceptance of women as yeoman in U.S. Navy.
1942 - USS Cleveland (CL 55) demonstrates effectiveness of radio-proximity fuze (VT-fuze) against aircraft by successfully destroying three drones with proximity bursts fired by her five-inch guns.
1944 - Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., USNR, the older brother of John F. Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot in a mid-air explosion after taking off from England in a PB-4Y from Special Attack Unit One (SAU-1). Following manual takeoff, they were supposed to parachute out over the English Channel while the radio-controlled explosive filled drone proceeded to attack a German V-2 missile-launching site. Possible causes include faulty wiring or FM signals from a nearby transmitter.
1957 - In first test of Automatic Carrier Landing System, Lt. Cmdr. Don Walker is landed on USS Antietam (CV 36).
1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) arrives at Portland, England, completing first submerged under ice cruise from Pacific to Atlantic oceans.

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EJ

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08-13-2010, 11:55 PM
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