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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    I made seven deployments and never once had a swim call. I guess there are EOD divers and swimmers in the water. Plus someone in that boat is armed..my guess.
    The issue is that I saw a video of a Civil Ship whose captain led his crew to take a swim in the Pacific Ocean. During the swim activity one female of the Crew was attacked by a Great White Shark. the woman was rescued by a boat crew but she lost one of her legs. So I was wonder which is the security stadar protocol for those "swim" activities???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    I made seven deployments and never once had a swim call. I guess there are EOD divers and swimmers in the water. Plus someone in that boat is armed..my guess.
    We never had a swim call. But we did have a steel beach picnic and went fishing off the fantail. Since our steel beach event was off the coast of Oman,
    the Weapons Dept. were on duty armed with M-14's.

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    Me neither. Like BD, in the 60's, we had fantail fishing, but never over the side swim call.

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    Yea lot's of steel beach picnics..

    We were always told that we could not have swim call because of the concern over sea snakes...

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Sailors from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 take out a generator from an EA-6B Prowler in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Douglas Revell/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Xandria Britt cleans the gun barrels on a F/A-18 Super Hornet in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tony Mower, from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, conducts maintenance on a SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 11, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Puking Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ridge Leoni/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 10, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ashlie Ray and Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Apprentice Michelle Carmack chain down a F/A-18 Super Hornet for security in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2012) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) complete an anchor drop test during sea trials. George Washington completed a six-month routine maintenance period and is now underway conduction sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jason Enoch, from Winter Springs, Fla., directs an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). George Washington has successfully completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Hailey Martinez, from Dallas, moves ammunition during a replenishment at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington took on 1.9 million gallons of JP-5 fuel and approximately 3.7 million pounds of ammunition. George Washington is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for the ship next patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) Sailors test flight deck catapults and jet blast deflectors for safe operation aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship gets underway for sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 10, 2012) Sailors handle line during a replenishment at sea aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Gregory White/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2012) Sailors arrange inert ordnance in a magazine aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 10, 2012) The ship's surgery team is pictured in the operating room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson's surgical team has performed 148 general surgeries, including 36 urgent emergency procedures, and 180 oral surgeries for Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson and Carrier Strike Group 1 since the ship deployed Nov. 30, 2011. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) Quartermaster 1st Class David Ratcliffe and Quartermaster Seaman Kenneth Parker raise the ensign aboard the anchored Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) in the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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    CAMP LEJUENE, N.C. (May 9, 2012) A landing craft utility loads a medium tactical vehicle replacement into its cargo hold during a mock non-combatant evacuation operation. The training was part of Security Cooperation Task Force Africa Partnership Station 12 (APS-12) certification in order to support stability operations during their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jemssy Alvarez Jr./Released)

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    CAMP LEJUENE, N.C. (May 9, 2012) U.S. Marines from Security Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) Africa Partnership Station 12 (APS-12) ground combat element, conduct a non-combatant evacuation operation. The training was part of the certification process for APS-12's upcoming deployment to Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jemssy Alvarez Jr./Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Jose Pimentel, a Roman Catholic chaplain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), leads Sailors in prayer during a Catholic mass aboard the ship. George Washington recently completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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    POINT LOMA, Calif. (May 11, 2012) Members of the honor guard prepare to fold the national ensign during a burial ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Lt. Christopher Mosko at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetary. Mosko was killed in action Apr. 26 by an improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jasmine Sheard/Released)

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    POINT LOMA, Calif. (May 11, 2012) Sailors line up to tack their warfare device on to the casket of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Lt. Christopher Mosko during a burial ceremony at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetary. Mosko was killed in action Apr. 26 by an improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jasmine Sheard/Released)

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    CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) fire the 40 mm saluting battery as the ship enters the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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    CALLAO, Peru (May 12, 2012) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) moors at a pier in the port of Callao, Peru. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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    SANTA RITA, Guam (May 11,2012) Fire Control Technician 2nd Class David Toone hauls a line from the harbor tug Quipuha aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) while mooring in Apra Harbor for a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Swink/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) prepare to approach the Navy training boat USNS Hunter (8202) on a rigid-hull inflatable boat before a counter-piracy boarding exercise. Jason Dunham is part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387) transit the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2012) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) San Diego (LPD 22) arrives in San Diego for its commissioning ceremony on May 19. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 and an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 prepare to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mason D. Campbell/Released

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast ropes from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15 to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An FA-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class John Bloomberg assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 after landing on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2012) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command's dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) prepare to transfer ammunition to the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea. During the replenishment George Washington took hundreds of pallets of ammunition in preparation for a future patrol. George Washington successfully completed a six-month routine-maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexander W. Cabrall/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) A group of aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) unload a pallet of ammo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jess Lewis/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (May 11, 2012) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the "Providers" of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30 is lifted by crane from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) following flight deck certification off the southern coast of California. Nimitz is pier side at Naval Air Station North Island off loading the embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Milner/Released)

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (May 14, 2012) Musician 3rd Class Gabriel Brown, from the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, performs a back flip off the stage during a performance for Indonesian nationals at the University of Indonesia. The band is in Jakarta with the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colin Sheridan/Released)

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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 15, 2012) Freshman midshipmen know as "Plebes" take part in the annual Sea Trials at the U.S. Naval Academy. Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs. It is a capstone event for the fourth class midshipmen and serves as a leadership challenge for the upper class midshipmen. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)

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    AQABA, Jordan (May 8, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) heave mooring lines around a capstan as the ship moors pierside in Aqaba, Jordan. Gunston Hall is deployed with embarked elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) participating in exercise Eager Lion 12, a multinational exercise involving 19 countries from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 10, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 conducts a vertical replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 9, 2012) Two F/A-18E Super Hornets prepare to be launched from the bow during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2012) Airman Halea Bentley calibrates a pressure gauge in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance department space aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (May 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sand and Kuwaiti air force Lt. Col. Essa Al-Twaitan discuss flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An aviation boatswain's mate (handling) directs an F/A-18E Hornet from the Puking Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 to a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2012) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an aircraft towards a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Takarah Cherrington from Miami looks through an alidade on the signal bridge aboard the Japan-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington's quartermasters observe and communicate with each other from numerous stations aboard the ship looking for navigation bearings as the ship pulls into her homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington spent several days underway and successfully completed sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (May 15, 2012) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbor. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (May 15, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15 flies over the USS Arizona Memorial as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Pearl Harbor. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ebrima Jagne, from Columbus, Ohio, signals the distance of an ammunition load aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea. George Washington successfully completed a six-month, routine maintenance period and is now underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

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    RED SEA (May 9, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) transits the Red Sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)
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    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. PO1c. Williams was serving as Boat Captain and Patrol Officer aboard River Patrol Boat (PBR) 105 accompanied by another patrol boat when the patrol was suddenly taken under fire by 2 enemy sampans. PO1c. Williams immediately ordered the fire returned, killing the crew of 1 enemy boat and causing the other sampan to take refuge in a nearby river inlet. Pursuing the fleeing sampan, the U.S. patrol encountered a heavy volume of small-arms fire from enemy forces, at close range, occupying well-concealed positions along the river bank. Maneuvering through this fire, the patrol confronted a numerically superior enemy force aboard 2 enemy junks and 8 sampans augmented by heavy automatic weapons fire from ashore. In the savage battle that ensued, PO1c. Williams, with utter disregard for his safety exposed himself to the withering hail of enemy fire to direct counter-fire and inspire the actions of his patrol. Recognizing the overwhelming strength of the enemy force, PO1c. Williams deployed his patrol to await the arrival of armed helicopters. In the course of his movement his discovered an even larger concentration of enemy boats. Not waiting for the arrival of the armed helicopters, he displayed great initiative and boldly led the patrol through the intense enemy fire and damaged or destroyed 50 enemy sampans and 7 junks.

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    What is the function of those holes over the engine ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokokko View Post


    What is the function of those holes over the engine ?
    I don't know..perhaps some sort of vent.

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 20, 2012) An FA-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 flies supersonic over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 20, 2012) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 flies past the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration for embarked tiger cruise participants. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a tiger cruise after completing a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 19, 2012) Fire Marshall Chief Warrant Officer Dave Hinds, right, teaches Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Tia Nix how to man a fire hose on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 prepares to trap the arresting wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen load a missile on to the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2012) Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) attach a spanning wire to a rig using a pelican hook during a replenishment at sea. Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen transfer ordnance across the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2002) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Hamm applies the name of Army Sgt. Troy Hayes to the side of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Adam Arndt/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 14, 2012) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Cambren Oliver mans the helm of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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    Gulf of Thailand (May 21, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Brandon Fleming, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 demonstrates maneuvering capability of a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) to members of the Royal Thai navy Riverine Patrol Regiment during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)

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    Gulf of Thailand (May 21, 2012) A Royal Thai navy Riverine Patrol Regiment and U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 participate in riverine operation exercises aboard a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover/Released)

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    JAVA SEA (May 21, 2012) Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, right, the commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. Gunner's mates and fire controlmen conducted the firing exercise to qualify Sailors in the use of the weapon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) The MK-75 76mm gun is fired aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live-fire exercise with Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru as part of UNITAS Pacific (PAC). Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy in support of UNITAS PAC and Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Casey Colding fires the .50 caliber machine gun aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guide-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank J. Pikul/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (May 18, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) fires one of its 25mm chain guns during a pre-aim calibration fire (PACFIRE) exercise at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2012) Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Officer Lt. Douglas Kay wears a clown suit while launching an E-2C Hawkeye as pilots and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 depart the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and return to their home bases after nearly six months embarked. Carl Vinson and CVW 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)

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    AQABA, Jordan (May 11, 2012) A Landing Craft Air Cushion departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed participating in exercise Eager Lion 2012. Eager Lion is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships through a joint, whole-of-government, multinational approach to meet current and future complete national security challenges, including 19 nations from five different continents and more than 11,000 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane P. Ecklund/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Nivek Funes salutes an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 as it launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and returns to its home base after nearly six months embarked aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)

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    MAYPORT, Fla. (May 22, 2012) Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Robert Gomez, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), sees his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. The Sullivans completed a seven-month deployment after participating in several exercises with NATO allies in support of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Damian Berg/Released)

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    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (May 19, 2012) The U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, demonstrate choreographed flight skills during the annual Joint Service Open House. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

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    Another great Naval tradition.
    The last launch of the cruise.

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