Small-Boat Transfer

CARIBBEAN SEA (Feb. 24, 2010) Mineman 1st Class Jeffrey Steele, left, and Chief Boatswain's Mate Trevor Davis watch from the starboard-side door of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) as it prepares for a small-boat transfer with the Panamanian Public Forces. Freedom is conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)