Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise

ARABIAN GULF (March 14, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) observe a riverine patrol craft from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Adak (WPB 1333) conduct a maritime infrastructure protection exercise. 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 Quartermaster 2nd Class Kendall Mabon.

Cake In The Hangar Bay Celebrates 30 Years Since Vinson Commissioning

ARABIAN GULF (March 13, 2012) Sailors line up for cake in the hangar bay during a celebration commemorating 30 years since the commissioning of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson was commissioned March 13, 1982. 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.

Replenishment At Sea In The Arabian Gulf

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, bottom, and the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, top, conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge in the Arabian Gulf, March 6, 2012. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Directs Hornet Onto The Bow Catapults For Launch

ARABIAN GULF (March 5, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Eric Welsh directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 onto the bow catapults for launch on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Guiding Sea Hawk Pilots Retrieve Cargo

ARABIAN GULF (March 6, 2012) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Cory Merritt, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15, guides the pilots of an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter as they retrieve cargo from the deck of the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with 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.

Vinson Aircraft Directors Take Notes About The Next Event

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Jathan Lane and other aircraft directors take notes about the next event between aircraft launch and recovery cycles in flight deck control 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.

Vinson Launch Lights

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Querido directs aircraft onto the waist catapults to prepare for launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson under way in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 22, 2012. Querido is an aviation boatswain's mate handling. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Push F/A 18C Into Position On Flight Deck

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 22, 2012) Air Department Sailors push an F/A 18C into position on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during flight operations. 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 Benjamin Stevens.

Delivering Cargo To Abraham Lincoln

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 delivers cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment at 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 Christina Naranjo.

Sea Hawk Lands Aboard Abraham Lincoln

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 11, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters.

Cape St. George Command Information Center

Fire Controlman 3rd Class Eric Johnston mans a console in the command information center aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson.

Super Hornet Launches From Lincoln Flight Deck

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 9, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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.

Arabian Gulf Replenishment At Sea

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 7, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Adrian Ruiz, a rig captain aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), guides the delivery of supplies from the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) 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.

Marines Drive Amphibious Assault Vehicles Into New Orleans Well Deck

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 3, 2012) Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) drive amphibious assault vehicles into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th MEU are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro.

Super Hornet Launches From USS Abraham Lincoln

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 31, 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). 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 Brian Morales.

landing Craft Air Cushion Prepares To Enter USS Pearl Harbor Well Deck

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2012) A landing craft air cushion prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke.

Stennis Launches Super Hornet

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.

Sailor Stands Bow Safety Watch

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 14, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Krzysztof Urbanik stands bow safety watch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Stennis Launches Navy’s Final Air Mission Over Iraq

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 18, 2011) An E-2C Hawkeye from the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 launches from aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), marking the Navy's last air mission in support of Operation New Dawn. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.

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Stennis Safe For Launching Signal To Pilot

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 14, 2011) Final checkers give the safe for launching signal to an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Sailor Stands Bow Safety Watch

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 10, 2011) A Sailor stands bow safety watch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Raising A Stennis Aircraft Elevator

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 07, 2011) A Sailor signals to raise an aircraft elevator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.

Sea Hawk Lifts Cargo

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 22, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 lifts cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) pulls alongside. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.