RIO DE JANEIRO (May 2, 2011) The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) departs Brazilian Naval Base Rio de Janeiro after a six-day port visit as part of the Atlantic phase of UNITAS 52. Thach is participating in exercises with the U.S. Coast Guard, and navies from Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 3, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), center, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), center right, transit in formation off the coast of Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian navy ships BNS Independencia (F44), BNS Constinuicao (F44) and BNS Niterai (F40). The ships are participating in Southern Seas 2010, a major component of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Partnership of the Americas maritime engagement strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Feb. 26, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) anchors off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a port visit as part of Southern Seas 2010 and a scheduled homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)