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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes under a rainbow as Sailors from Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 participate in a "flight deck spell out" while transiting the Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)
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    AFGHANISTAN (Sept. 27, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 refuels with a British Royal Air Force L-1011 aircraft in southern Afghanistan after conducting operations in the Helmand province. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are providing support to coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz (Released)
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    SUEZ CANAL, Egypt(Sept. 23, 2008) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) transits through the Suez Canal. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released)
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    SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transit the Suez Canal. Ramage, Carter Hall and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)
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    The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transit the Suez Canal.
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    RED SEA (Sept. 24, 2008) A CH-46E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 conducts a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)
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    SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) Seaman Brandon Lewis scans the horizon aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) while transiting the Suez Canal. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)
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    SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Suez Canal. Iwo Jima is deployed as the flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)
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    WESTERN Iraq (Sept 22, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 27 make their way from an Air Force transport aircraft at an airfield in Western Iraq to start support operations in al-Anbar province area of responsibility. NMCB-27, known as the "Skibees," is deployed to Iraq and other areas of responsibility supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth W. Robinson/Released)
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    SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France (Sept. 27, 2008) Adm. Pierre-Francois Forissier, Chief of Naval Staff for the French Navy, center left, and Adm. Mark Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, far right, observe the unveiling of a U.S. Navy monument on the Utah Beach battleground. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris/Released)
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    INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-A0 197) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) steam together in the Indian Ocean. Peleliu is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah E. Bitter/Released)
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    INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) A Sailor aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-A0 197) attaches a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during an underway replenishment. Peleliu is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)
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    INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) The guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) steams in the Indian Ocean while conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curtz (FFG 38) is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group while transiting the Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Experts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
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    (Sept. 27, 2008) Seaman Marshall Everett mans the starboard lookout as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) begins her entrance into Coronado Bay for a scheduled port visit. Stennis is transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises in preparation for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan M. Ilyankoff/Released)
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    GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 26, 2008) Seaman Tracey Dowdy, from Boston, stands in formation with her fellow shipmates in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as she awaits the next pallet on load from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
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    Pararescuemen of the 31st Rescue Squadron return to shore after performing water rescue training using an inflatable zodiac boat off of Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Marasky)
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    AFGHANISTAN (Sept. 27, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 departs a tanker track in Southern Afghanistan to head back to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while two other Hornets join a British Royal Air Force L-1011 aerial refueling aircraft. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz/Released)
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    INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2008) Quarter Master 3rd Class David Kaelin observes the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) through the "big eyes" aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released)
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    GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 28, 2008) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The F/A-18E provides the carrier strike group with a strike fighter that has significant growth potential and increased range currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 26, 2008) Sailors lower ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an ammunition on load between Stennis and the Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32). Stennis is transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises, preparing for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)
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    SAN DIEGO (Sept. 27, 2008) Sailors assigned to the deck department of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) heave a mooring line on the fantail as the ship moors pierside at Naval Air Station Coronado. Stennis transiting from Bremerton, Wash. to San Diego for fleet exercises in preparation for a deployment in early 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov/Released)
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    WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Sept. 25, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handling Gerson Rivadenera launches an SH-60 Sea Hawk during flight deck operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious assault ship and is part of the Expeditionary Strike Group forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Gomez/Released)
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    RED SEA (Sept. 25, 2008) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Cody Rufener directs flight crew members during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)
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    RED SEA (Sept. 25, 2008) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) practice fast-rope techniques from a CH-46E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jennifer Hunt/Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Matthew Trujillo, from Las Cruces, N.M., raises the national ensign aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is taking part in Southern Seas 2010 as part of a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) Marines from the 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, train with the Future Immersive Training Environment (FITE) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) virtual reality system in the simulation center at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sponsored by the US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), with technical management provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the FITE JCTD allows an individual wearing a self-contained virtual reality system, with no external tethers and a small joystick mounted on the weapon, to operate in a realistic virtual world displayed in a helmet mounted display.(U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
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    CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 20, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) transits the Caribbean Sea during its maiden deployment. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman James Gossard, assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
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    DILI, Timor Leste (Feb. 25, 2010) Australian International Security Force pilots conduct deck-landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) after a port call to Dili, Timor Leste. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A Marine Corps pilot and crew chief conduct preflight safety checks on their aircraft before flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is underway conducting an integration training exercise in preparation for a scheduled 2010 deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2010) A member of the flight crew folds the wings of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)
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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
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    PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Feb. 23, 2010) U.S. service members, Haitian citizens, and Chilean U.N. troops unload medical supplies from a U.S. Marine Corps MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter. Several U.S. and international military and non-governmental agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Victoria Brayton/Released)
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    ROTA, Spain (Feb. 22, 2010) The Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe rock band, The Flagship, perform for the crew of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as the ship arrives at Naval Station Rota for a port visit. Gunston Hall is deployed as the main platform for Africa Partnership Station West. Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)
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    KINGS BAY, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) prepares to get underway from the Magnetic Silencing Facility after completing a four-day electromagnetic trial period at the Trident Refit Facility at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. (U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington/Released)
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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 24, 2010) Deck department Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) attach a pelican hook to an anchor chain in the forecastle. George Washington is in a selective restricted availability in its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rachel N. Hatch/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 17, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Rick Shammel, from Hartford, Conn., signals the shooter as an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California for fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Ryan Freeman prepares to fast-rope during an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Barton/ Released)
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    BREMERTON, WA. (MARCH 21, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails before arriving at Naval Base Kitsap. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are in transit back to homeport in San Diego after an eight-month deployment to the Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the coast of Southern California while conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX is a joint combined exercise conducted off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2010) Lance Cpl. Stephen Gordon, left, from Fulton, N.Y., and Marine Sgt. Jarrell Williams, from Chesapeake, Va., hook supplies to a contracted SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a replenishment at sea. Nassau, the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Pankau/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Flight deck personnel test a catapult before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II/Released)
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    CARIBBEAN SEA (March 20, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Andrew Van Norman, from Yucaipa, Calif., conducts maintenance on a tail rotor head aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is conducting operations off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Boyce/Released)
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    SUBIC BAY, Philippines (March 19, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority after participating in Balikatan Exercise 2010, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between U.S. and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)
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    CARTAGENA, Colombia (March 19, 2010) Sailors man the rails as the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) approaches Cartagena, Colombia to begin a theater security cooperation port visit as part of operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
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    This photos brings back memories.. That building to the left was the Port Services building for Naval Station Subic. They controlled the traffic in the bay and kept logs of all the ships arrivals and depatures...Back in the day.
    SUBIC BAY, Philippines (March 19, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) oversee surrounding water for safety as the ship gets underway from Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority after participating in Balikatan Exercise 2010, an annual bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between U.S. the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Nathan Wuiff, from Sugarland, Texas, directs an aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) crouch down as an F/A-18C Hornet from the Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)
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    COLON, Panama (March 18, 2010) Cmdr. Randy Garner, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), looks on as Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Hill and Lt. Todd Sehl maneuver the ship out of the port of Colon. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
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    SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 20, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is escorted by a U.S. Naval Support Activity harbor security boat as she departs Souda harbor following a routine port visit to the island of Crete. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)
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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 5, 2010) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)
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    CARIBBEAN SEA (March 21, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to land aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an underway replenishment. Bataan is conducting operations off the coast of Haiti supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jeremy Fairman taxis an AV-8B Harrier aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar A. Dominquez/Released)

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    WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) A Sailor assigned to the U.S. ceremonial guard presents arms while the National Anthem is sung during a ceremony celebrating the 117th birthday of the chief petty officer rank at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West delivered remarks honoring the chief's mess. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
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    FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 29, 2010) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Geoffrey Martin, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, fires a GAU-17A gun from the bow of a riverine assault boat during live-fire battle drills. The squadron is participating in a three-day field exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)
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    RED SEA (March 22, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Josh Burns, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, deployed as a part of Combined Task Group 56.1, conducts a pre-dive check with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Rob Gangewer before open water dive instruction with the Mk 16 underwater breathing apparatus. EODMU-11 is conducting dive equipment familiarization and training with operations in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)
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    RED SEA (March 25, 2010) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Rob Gangewer, a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, deployed as a part of Combined Task Group 56.1 pre-checks his scuba gear prior to an open water dive. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)
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    ROTA, Spain (March 25, 2010) Builder 1st Class Brandon Simons, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, monitors and places concrete for a new sidewalk at Naval Station Rota. NMCB-7 is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2010) Ordnance Officer Ensign Trisha Kutkiewicz stands bridge watch aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2010) Sonar Technician Surface 1st Class Nicole Ogir assists Operations Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Karo during watch aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) A formation of FA/18E Super Hornets, lead by an E-2C Hawkeye, fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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    HONG KONG (March 29, 2010) Ship's Serviceman Seaman Breanne Markey assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), paints a doorways at Po Leung Kuk-Wong Chuk Hang, a care center for the elderly. Blue Ridge is in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Machinist's Mate Fireman Sherene Aun sorts metal to be properly disposed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting strike group sail exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released by Ensign Dusan Ilic/Released)
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    KEY WEST, Fla. (March 29, 2010) The Navy's newest littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is moored pier side in Key West, Fla. Independence is enroute to Norfolk, Va., for commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel before sailing to its homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) Reconnaissance Platoon depart in a reinforced hull inflatable boat from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) to conduct a visit, board, search and seizure practical exercise off the coast of San Diego. Dubuque is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) for its upcoming 2010 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist1st Class David McKee/Released)
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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches an arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)
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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Dustin Foster runs across the flight deck after removing tie down chains from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). Carney is assigned to the Eisenhower Strike Group deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)
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    HONG KONG (March 28, 2010) Musician 2nd Class Collin Reichow plays the trumpet during a performance by the 7th Fleet Band, Far East Edition, for audience members at the International Finance Centre of Hong Kong. Far East Edition is embarked aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) on a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 2nd Class Dirk Denton/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jeremy Johnson, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Recruit Katherine Candie prepare to move a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 2nd Class Joseph A. McComsey/Released)
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    GULFPORT, Miss. (March 31, 2010) Builder 2nd Class Jason Shurtz, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, is welcomed home by his two daughters and son at the training hall on board Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport. NMCB 74 is returning from an eight-month deployment in support of contingency operations in the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Equipment Operator 3rd Class Elizabeth Saranto/Released)
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    PANAMA CITY, Panama (March 27, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base during a theater security cooperation port visit as part of operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A. C. Rainey/Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2010) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts joint counter-illicit trafficking operations with the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8) in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 31, 2010) Rig crewmen disconnect fuel lines after an underway replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). Laboon is participating in Joint Warrior, a semi-annual event that encompasses multi-national and multi-warfare exercises designed to improve interoperability between allied navies, and prepares participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darius O. Jackson/Released)
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    Maj. Jason Egan, Marine Attack Squadron 311 pilot, launches off the deck of the USS Peleliu in an AV-8B Harrier at night during the squadron’s final predeployment exercise April 16, 2010. Six Harriers and approximately 80 squadron Marines left Yuma April 15 to participate in their third and final predeployment training evolution off the coast of California. The exercise, which began April 16 and is scheduled to end April 27, included the entire 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The squadron is slated to deploy to the Pacific and Indian Oceans with the 15th MEU in May. The remainder of the squadron deployed to Japan aboard the USS Essex with the 31st MEU in January. The last time the squadron deployed with the 15th MEU was in 2008. Photos by Cpl. Austin Hazard USMC

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    Awesome video..I like these also..

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




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    Elrod Sailor revisits his roots in Colombia


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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    USS Elrod Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 30, 2012) Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) load ammunition into a close-in weapon system (CIWS) during an ammunition upload. Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with embarked Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)
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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conduct a replenishment at sea. The ships are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Nice stuff BD. Cool Blue angels shots.

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    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is greeted by a skilled tradesman while touring the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert tours the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility and makes his way to the Start of Fabrication opening ceremony for DDG 1002. Greenert was given the honor of cutting the first piece of steel for the Zumwalt-class destroyer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) The President of Bath Iron Works (BIW) Jeff Geiger thanks the men and women of BIW for their dedication as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert applauds during the Start of Fabrication ceremony for Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert makes remarks at the Bath Iron Works Start of Fabrication ceremony for the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) An automated cutter idles over the first piece of steel to be cut for the construction of the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1002 at the Start of Fabrication ceremony at the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert tours the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility with Maine state Sen. Susan Collins to view the progress of the Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [LEFT][*******#333333][FONT=lucida grande]BATH, Maine (April 4, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, middle, poses for a photo with Maine state Sen. Susan Collins, the president of Bath Iron Works and ship project managers in front of the Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    Thanks for the kind comments and new photos gents!


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    NAPLES, Italy (April 4, 2012) Chief Hospital Corpsmen Katie Ivey, right, Corey Anglin and David Ocheltree conduct morning colors at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy in celebration of the 119th birthday of the CPO ranks. The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. has designated 2012 the Year of the Chief, highlighting the history and contributions of the Navy chief petty officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sean Mulligan/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 4, 2012) Hospitalman Patrica Ryan cleans a Sailor's teeth in the dental office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting Afloat Training Group 1.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Seaman Kirsten Shoener stands watch on the O-10 level of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

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    CHAGUARAMAS COAST GUARD BASE, Trinidad and Tobago (April 3, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Kyle Weiss, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, hooks a lift bag to an object with the help of Trinidad and Tobago divers. Company 2-1 is deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) in support of Navy Dive Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) performs maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) participate in stretcher-bearer training during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) performs maneuvers off the coast of Honolulu during integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semi-annual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independently deploying ships in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (April 4, 2012) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 finish maintenance on an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter as the sun sets on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Kenni Estrada stows a nitrogen hose on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 2, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducts a VBSS exercise in a rigid-hull inflatable boat for flag officer sea training (FOST). The ship is underway engaged in FOST, which assesses the ship's operational readiness for multiple battle situations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll/Released)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 participate in training on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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    NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (April 5, 2012) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Mark Jimenez, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, signals the pilots of a P-3 for takeoff. VP-1 is on deployment to northern Japan in support of U.S. 7th Fleet operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Darrius Wharton/Released)

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    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (April 4, 2012) Lt. Rodrigo Simoes, from Malvern, Pa., assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, explains the function of an EA-18G Growler to a child during a tour of the hangar bay. The children are participating in the Kids Camp Deployment, a program sponsored by the Fleet and Family Support Center and the Child and Youth Program, which is designed to give military children a chance to experience what life is like when their parents go on a deployment. The children participated in a boot camp-like setting with demonstrations and tours from various commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)

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    Elrod plays big role in Caribbean Sea coke bust

    By Mark D. Faram - Staff writer
    Posted : Wednesday Apr 4, 2012 18:26:38 EDT
    The Norfolk, Va.-based guided missile frigate Elrod intercepted a fast moving speedboat carrying 1,000 pounds of cocaine on March 22 in the Caribbean Sea, officials said Wednesday.
    The bust was made “with assistance from the Royal Netherland Navy,” and is a part of the ongoing Operation MARTILLO, a multi-nation military and law enforcement engagement in the waters around Central and South America tasked with disrupting transnational organized crime shipments according to Lt. Cmdr. Cory Barker, spokesman for 4th Fleet in Mayport, Fla.
    “The Royal Dutch Navy was doing a surveillance and detection mission and initially spotted the vessel,” Barker said. “They, in turn, vectored in the USS Elrod for the apprehension.”
    Elrod’s own helicopter, an SH-60B from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light-60 embarked on the ship, also played a role in the bust by cutting off the vessel’s escape route while the frigate could get into position to launch its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Team to make the arrest, Barker said.
    The helicopter crew also saw the vessel’s crew throwing the cargo overboard. That cargo that was later retrieved and tested positive as cocaine.
    “A good deal of credit for this interdiction goes to the Dutch Navy and their dedicated air support,” Cmdr. John Callaway, Elrod’s commanding officer, was quoted as saying in a 4th Fleet news release.
    “This interception and apprehension is an example of the strong teamwork aboard Elrod including the engineers providing the power for a sustained, high-speed pursuit, the helicopter detachment tracking the suspect vessel and the Coast Guard team who recognized the potential dangerous situation when the ‘go-fast’ boat began sinking,” Callaway said.
    Operation MARTILLO — that means ‘hammer’ in Spanish — has been ongoing since early February and involves U.S., European, and other partner nation ships targeting illicit trafficking in the Caribbean.

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