An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway for a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) as apart of a joint ballistic missile defense exercise. America’s Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. U.S. Navy photo.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 15, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 stationed at Naval Air Station North Island departs the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza.
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) maneuvers alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) during a coordinated tended mooring and theater security cooperation port visit. Louisville is on a deployment to the western Pacific region while Emory S. Land is on an extended deployment to western Pacific region serving as the U.S. 7th Fleet's lead afloat fleet maintenance activity from the ship's permanent homeport at Diego Garcia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Samuel Souvannason.
Sailors man the rails as the guided-missle destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG77) departs for a deployment to the western Pacific region. O'Kane is deploying under the Middle Pacific Surface Combatant (MPSC) deployment concept, in which Pearl Harbor-based ships deploy in support of operations primarily in the western Pacific region under Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 21, 2012) Sailors prepare the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme RIchard (LHD 6) to receive visitors via the stern gate. The ship is engaged in operations in preparation to relieve USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.
Fireman Recruit Sara Battisti takes a sample from a flight deck firefighting system sprinkler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton March 5 to begin sea trials. The underway marks the first time the ship has been to sea since its Docked Planned Incremental Availability. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Winn.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2012) Sailors and Marines participate in a chess tournament in the mess decks of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship is en route to relieve USS Essex (LHD 2) as the forward deployed ship in Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.
OKINAWA, Japan (Mar. 1, 2012) Second class petty officers aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) take the E-6 advancement exam on the mess decks. Essex is the lead ship in the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is on patrol in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark R. Alvarez.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Dewey (DDG 105), and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) are underway in the Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.