Sailors Man The Rails As Stennis Pulls Into San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 27, 2012) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship pulls into San Diego. John C. Stennis is returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash., after completing a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Marine Jumps From Sea Knight Helicopter

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 17, 2011) A Marine assigned to the Marine Corps Training Division at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific jumps from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to the "Knightriders" of Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron (HMMT) 164 during a training exercise. The exercise was the conclusion of the Infantry Company Small Boat Raid Course. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tim Godbee.

Spruance Greeted By Family And Friends At New Homeport

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) are greeted by family and friends at Naval Base San Diego as the ship arrives at its new homeport. Spruance is the Navy's newest destroyer, commissioned Oct. 1 in Key West, Fla. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.

Maintenance With A Cofferdam

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 18, 2011) Navy divers assigned to Southwest Region Maintenance Center at Naval Air Station North Island lower a cofferdam into the water so that it can be attached to the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 70). The cofferdam works as a watertight seal for the ship so maintenance can be performed. U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Amanda Huntoon.

Makin Island Under Way

The setting sun silhouettes the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) under way off the coast of Southern California with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Sept. 5, 2011. The MEU boarded the Makin Island in San Diego to begin its second seagoing exercise since becoming a complete Marine air-ground task force in May 2011. DoD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn, U.S. Marine Corps.

Maintenance On Mooring Lines

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 30, 2011) Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) perform maintenance on mooring lines. The ship is underway for an ammo onload. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane.

Foreign Object Damage Walk

SAN DIEGO (July 29, 2011) The crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 perform a foreign object damage walk down on the flight deck as the ship departs San Diego. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on its way to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chase Corbin/Released)

San Diego Sunset

U.S. Navy Seamen Aaron Walters, and Hector Espinosa stand the starboard fantail watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Feb. 28, 2011. The John C. Stennis is conducting a board of inspection and survey assessment to determine the ship's ability to carry out sustained combat operations. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.

Pacific Exercise Tests Disaster Response Capabilities

USS Cleveland is slated to leave San Diego March 21 to become the lead U.S. vessel during Pacific Partnership 2011. The five-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission will include visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua-New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Federated States of Micronesia. Courtesy Photo.

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USS Green Bay Departs San Diego On Its Maiden Deployment

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 22, 2011) Sailors and Marines man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs San Diego on its maiden deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Green Bay is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

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Green Bay Departs San Diego On Maiden Deployment

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 22, 2011) Sailors and Marines man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs San Diego on its maiden deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Green Bay is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

Rail Ride

U.S. Marines embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer man the rails in the hangar bay of the ship in San Diego, Feb. 22, 2011. The Boxer and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are under way for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific region. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Welsh.

Stern Gate Marriage

A Navy Region Southwest tug boat passes the open stern of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu as U.S. Navy sailors prepare for a stern gate marriage in San Diego, Feb. 17, 2011. In a stern gate marriage, crews lower a landing craft onto the ramp of the ship's well deck, enabling vehicles to simply drive off. This evolution eliminates the process of ballasting and de-ballasting the ship's well deck, saving valuable time. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Stanley Jr.

Preparation For A Deployment

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 4, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) passes historic Point Loma in San Diego after departing Naval Air Station North Island. Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Southern California on a scheduled underway for training and certification in preparation for a deployment in early 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

In Dry Dock For Maintenance And Upgrades

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 21, 2010) A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) walks the causeway between the ship and the messing and berthing barge during a rainstorm. Areas of California are under a state of emergency because of severe rains and flooding. Bonhomme Richard is in dry dock for maintenance and upgrades. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

Mom’s Arms

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jerrilynn Sweat hugs her daughters after returning from a nearly five-month deployment aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy in San Diego, Sept. 21, 2010. Mercy deployed to support Pacific Partnership, which is contributing to medical and dental humanitarian assistance in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Radford

Last Day In Dry Dock

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 7, 2010)

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) stand in front of the ship during its last day in dry dock.

John Paul Jones was the first destroyer to undergo modernization, receiving the hull mechanical & electrical portions of the upgrade.

(U.S. Navy photo by Electronics Technician 2nd Class William Weinrich/Released)

New Ship Ceremony

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 11, 2010)

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) slides into San Diego Bay during a ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard.

Washington Chambers is the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark-class of support vessels.

(U.S. Navy photo by Sarah Burford/Released)