Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Departs USS New Orleans

ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 25, 2012) A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 268 (Reinforced) departs the flight 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 operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro.

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.

Man A Fire Hose During A Flight Deck Firefighting Exercise

INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 3, 2012) Lt. Anthony Petrosino explains to a Sailor how to properly man a fire hose during a flight deck firefighting exercise aboard 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 operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro.

New Orleans Small-Arms Live-Fire Exercise

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 29, 2011) Sailors conduct a small-arms live-fire exercise aboard 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 operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro.

New Orleans Live-Fire Exercise

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2011) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) organize ammunition during a .50-caliber live-fire exercise. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are on deployment as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.

Motor Maintenance

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Kirklighter conducts maintenance on a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the USS New Orleans under way in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 16, 2011. Kirklighter is the staff non-commissioned officer in charge of avionics assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268, Detachment B. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Carpenter.

Craft Landing

A U.S. Navy sailor guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) as it approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 4, 2011. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a composite training unit exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.

Marksmanship Training On The Flight Deck

U.S. Marines move to a firing line while conducting marksmanship training on the flight deck of USS New Orleans off the coast of southern California, Sept. 4, 2011. The Marines are assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chad J. Pulliam.

Amphibious Assault Vehicles Depart USS New Orleans Well Deck

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2011) A Sailor watches amphibious assault vehicles depart the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting pre-deployment work-ups as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

Rope Toss

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt Roberto Medina, left, throws a rope to Cpl. Justin Fong, right, so they can tow a downed amphibious assault vehicle during an operation off the coast of Ancon, Peru, July 8, 2010. Medina and Fong are assigned to the USS New Orleans. U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian J. Slaght