CGC Sapelo Searches For Contraband

The Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and the Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland search Caribbean Sea waters for bales of contraband jettisoned into the water by three Dominican drug smugglers, who were interdicted and apprehended June 11, 2013, approximately 105 nautical miles south southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Royal Netherlands Navy and Coast Guard crews recovered a total of 20 bales of cocaine weighing 1,517 pounds with and estimated wholesale value of $24 million dollars. Photos provided by Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and the Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland search Caribbean Sea waters for bales of contraband jettisoned into the water by three Dominican drug smugglers, who were interdicted and apprehended June 11, 2013, approximately 105 nautical miles south southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Royal Netherlands Navy and Coast Guard crews recovered a total of 20 bales of cocaine weighing 1,517 pounds with and estimated wholesale value of $24 million dollars. Photos provided by Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland.

CGC Sapelo Searches For Contraband

Weapons Training

An Afghan commando from 2nd Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak instructs other commandos on safely aiming and using an M203 grenade launcher during weapons training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review their weapons skills to increase safety, accuracy, and combat effectiveness. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck.

Weapons Training In Washer District . .

An Afghan commando from 2nd Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak instructs other commandos on safely aiming and using an M203 grenade launcher during weapons training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review their weapons skills to increase safety, accuracy, and combat effectiveness. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck.

Hangar Bay Hornet

Hangar Bay Hornet. .

U.S. sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, March 11, 2013. The Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 97. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Marco Villasana.

Overwatch Security During Shura In Spin Boldak

Overwatch Security During Shura In Spin Boldak

U.S. soldiers provide overwatch security using the optic lenses on their weapons during the first district leaders’ shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. The soldiers and snipers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann.

Florida Guardsmen Load Equipment For Annual Training

Soldiers from the Florida National Guard's 2-111th Aviation Operations Battalion load equipment onto a Mississippi National Guard C-17 Globemaster for air transport to Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 13, 2013. The battalion is conducting annual training in support of Exercise Southbound Trooper, a joint, multinational exercise with Canada. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens.

Florida Guardsmen Load Equipment For Annual Training

Soldiers from the Florida National Guard’s 2-111th Aviation Operations Battalion load equipment onto a Mississippi National Guard C-17 Globemaster for air transport to Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 13, 2013. The battalion is conducting annual training in support of Exercise Southbound Trooper, a joint, multinational exercise with Canada. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens.

Friends And Family Members Of Sailors Aboard USS Barry Arrive To See The Ship Get Underway

130207-N-PK218-095 NORFOLK (Feb. 7, 2013) Friends and family members of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) arrive to see the ship get underway. Barry is departing Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment and 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 2nd Class Nick Scott.

Friends And Family Members Of Sailors Aboard USS Barry Arrive To See The Ship Get Underway.

NORFOLK (Feb. 7, 2013) Friends and family members of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) arrive to see the ship get underway. Barry is departing Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment and 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 2nd Class Nick Scott.

Sea Hawk Helicopter Transports Supplies During Vertical Replenishment

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of 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 Daniel Viramontes.

Sea Hawk Helicopter Transports Supplies During Vertical Replenishment.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of 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 Daniel Viramontes.

Surge Sandbags

Sailors place sandbags around the power plant on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., to prepare for a storm surge from Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 28, 2012. The sailors are assigned to the Naval Submarine School. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Gabriel Bevan.

Blue Ridge Arrives In Manila

MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (March 23, 2012) Ensign Maria Veloria looks through binoculars in the pilothouse aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship arrives in Manila for a port visit. Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff Sailors and Marines will strengthen ties between the two countries through community service events, combined military training and cultural exchanges during the port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Arroyo.

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Sea Hawk Helicopter Maintenance In Abraham Lincoln Hangar Bay

ARABIAN GULF (March 22, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 perform maintenance on the rotors of two MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters 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 Benjamin T. Liston.

Computer Bed Down

Staff Sgt. Anthony Sullivan and Airman 1st Class Michael Dupre clean computers with an air pressure machine March 19, 2012. To better support base communication needs, the 380th Expeditionary Communications Squadron ordered more than 200 used computers from bases that closed within the Air Forces Central area of responsibility. Before being issued, they were cleaned and checked to be in compliance with the wing's network standards. Sullivan and Dupre are assigned to the 380th ECS. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Arian Nead.

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U.S. Sailors Conduct Flight Operations in 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.

Cleans The Propeller Of A Landing Craft Air Cushion

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Carl Worthington cleans the propeller of a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the USS New Orleans 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.

Landing Craft Air Cushion Returns To Kearsarge

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) returns to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a Bold Alligator 2012 amphibious landing exercise. Bold Alligator 2012, the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, represents the Navy and Marine Corps' revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. The exercise focuses on today's fight with today's forces, while showcasing the advantages of seabasing. This exercise will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, 2012 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina. #BA12 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory N. Juday.

Watching A Replenishment At Sea

Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) watch the Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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 missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson.

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.

Pinckney Puma Pointer

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Victor Hernandez, embarked upon the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, directs an SA330J Puma helicopter, during a vertical replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 24, 2011. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison.

Deployed Sisters Reunite In Afghanistan

Army 2nd Lt. Tess White, left, and Army Sgt. Tobey White unwrap presents on Christmas Day on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan. The sisters met up on the tail end of Tobey’s deployment and the beginning of Tess’. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson.

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Ronald Reagan Airframe Workshop

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2011) Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Bong Lee, from Washington D.C., works on a jet engine in the airframe workshop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway supporting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Terry Godette.

Air Force Wide Surge Exercise For C-5 Fleet

A C-5 Galaxy aircraft assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing, takes off from Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, W. Va., Oct. 19, 2011. The aircraft was the seventh aircraft to launch from the unit as part of an Air Force wide "surge" exercise for the C-5 fleet. The exercise, which was testing the United States Transportation Command's ability to rapidly provide strategic airlift in support of contingencies around the world, took place Oct. 17 to 21 and included 41 C-5 aircraft from the Air Force active, Reserve, and Guard components. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle.

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Bleachers And Basketball On The Flight Deck

Civilian contractors assemble bleachers while building a basketball arena on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is preparing to host the Michigan State University Spartans and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels during the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.