Washing The Nimitz Flight Deck

Sailors and Marines hoist a fire hose over their heads as they wash the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship operates in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 12, 2012. Nimitz is currently in transit to Naval Air Station North Island after successfully completing the ship’s joint task force exercise. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr., U.S. Navy.

Guiding Aircraft Placement In Nimitz Hanger Bay

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2012) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Ron Peter Magan guides the placement of a fixed-wing aircraft in the hanger bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway participating in the ship’s joint task force exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.

Sea Hawk Departs Makin Island

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.

USNS Supply And USS Porter Conduct Replenishment At Sea

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 O’Kane Departs To Western Pacific Region

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.

Bonhomme Richard Preparing To Receive Visitors Via Stern Gate

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.

Takes Sample From Flight Deck Firefighting System Sprinkler

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.

Watching The Sun Set From Bonhomme Richard

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 5, 2012) Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Rolland Alcoran watches the sun set from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is en route to relieve USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.

Essex E-6 Advancement Exam On The Mess Decks

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.

Bonhomme Richard On The Way To Sasebo

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 18, 2012) Marines spend time on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship makes its way to Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard will replace the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as the forward deployed amphibious assault ship. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.

Sailors Man Hose During Simulated Emergency Flight Quarters Drill

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2012) Sailors man the number one hose team aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) during a simulated emergency flight quarters drill. Ingraham is on a five-month deployment in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility supporting Operation MARTILLO. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gunner's Mate Walton Ciferri.

Helicopter In-Flight Refueling

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 13, 2012) Flight deck crew members conduct a helicopter in-flight refueling, (HIFR) with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Raptors" of Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron (HSM) 71, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91). Pinckney is a part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison.

Signal Safe To Launch Hornet

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 7, 2012) Final checkers signal safe to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from 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 operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility while on a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Marines Board Helicopter In Exercise Iron Fist 2012

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2012) Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is participating in Exercise Iron Fist 2012. Iron Fist is a training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force designed to increase interoperability and amphibious capabilities throughout U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell.

Cable Homeward Bound Pennant

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Devon Nelson, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), holds up the 165-foot Homeward Bound Pennant as the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor for a port visit. Frank Cable is temporarily relieved from conducting maintenance of submarines and service vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility by the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and is in the Pacific ocean en route to Portland, Ore. for a regular overhaul and dry-docking. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr.

Eyes In The Air

A U.S. sailor guides the pilots of an MH-60S K Night Hawk helicopter away from the landing area as they deliver supplies from the USNS Charles Drew to the USS Carl Vinson under way in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 20, 2011. The sailor is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are on a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Spruance Transits Pacific

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) transits the Pacific Ocean during a routine underway period. Spruance is a multi-system guided-missile destroyer designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. Spruance is assigned to Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W Lee.

Incoming Pacific Replenishment

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 02, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jason Connole, assigned the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) guides pallets of supplies onto the ship during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Halsey is on a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington.

USS Carl Vinson Continues Pacific Deployment

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Sean Murphy, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15, inspects an SH-60F Sea Hawk before a functional check flight on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment to the Western Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy A. Hazel.

Chafee And Bunker Hill Maneuver During Replenishment

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 2, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) maneuver behind the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to western Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.