Lincoln Vertical Replenishment At Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 4, 2012) Two AS332 Super Puma helicopters assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) fly supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment at sea. Lincoln is in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) as part of a deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans en route to the 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman K. Ashley Lawrence.

Lincoln Reindeer Fun Run

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 25, 2011) Sailors participate in a 5k reindeer fun run on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is in the 7th Fleet area of operations on deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans and will soon join coalition efforts in the 5th Fleet region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua E. Walters.

Vinson Airman Study For Their Specialist Qualification

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 23, 2011) Airman Michael Laurion, right, and Airman Dylan Ulrich, both assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) air department, study for their enlisted aviation warfare specialist qualification in the hangar bay. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.

Prowler Directing

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2011) An aviation boatswain's mate (handling) directs an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington's embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 is undergoing carrier qualifications. George Washington is conducting a patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin E. Yarborough.

Prepares For Hornet Landing

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Taylor Maxwell, from Cleveland, Ohio, prepares for an F/A-18C Hornet from the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 to land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman.

Review Manual Before Performing Maintenance

INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2011) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class John Keeton, from Fort Worth, Texas, reviews a manual before performing maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall.

Cap On A Missile

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 2, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Stephen Bailey places a cap on a missile on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.

Stennis Launches E-2C Hawkeye

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2011) Lt. Sean Mollohan, from Jacksonville, N.C., launches an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

Waits To Board A Sea Hawk Between Flight Cycles

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 11, 2011) Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Andrew Reischauer waits to board an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter between flight cycles aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

Ronald Reagan Strike Group Concludes Exercise Malabar

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and ships from Ronald Reagan Strike Group transit the Pacific Ocean in a nine ship formation with the Indian navy marking the conclusion of Exercise Malabar. Exercise Malabar is a bilateral coordination with the Indian navy. Ronald Reagan is currently operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord)

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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Runs For Safety

 

OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 3, 2010) Seaman Michael Tarquino runs for safety after removing a chock and chain from the wheel of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin/Released)

 

Practice Shooting

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) practice shooting their M-14 carbines and M-16 rifles. Harpers Ferry, part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), is on patrol in the western Pacific Ocean participating in Valiant Shield 2010, an integrated joint-training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin/Released)

Pacific Takeoff

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lanh Dinh directs a UH-IN Huey helicopter during takeoff from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 14, 2010. Harpers Ferry is on patrol in the western Pacific Ocean, and is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group participating in Valiant Shield 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Doolin

Essex ARG Begins Exercise Valiant Shield 2010

SEA OF JAPAN (Sept. 7, 2010) A CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter lands during the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) Air Combat Element fly-on aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is conducting a patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)

USS Hawaii Arrives In Yokosuka

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 3, 2010) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) transits Tokyo Bay on the way to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, marking the very first time in the history of the U.S. 7th Fleet that a Virginia-class submarine visited the region. This is Hawaii's first scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger/Released)

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Preparing For Aircraft Launches

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Martin Vories, from Lakewood, Wash., removes a rubber seal while preparing for aircraft launches during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)

Rough Seas

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 9, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transits through rough seas in the Pacific Ocean. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is underway with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)

Operation Downpour

U.S. Navy sailors prepare an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for takeoff in a downpour during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 27, 2010. The Peleliu is under way conducting an integration exercise with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to prepare for a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Russell

Missile In Flight

A Standard Missile-2 screeches skyward away from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen during a missile firing exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Sept, 23, 2009. Lassen is taking part in Multi-Sail 2009 in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Cumpston

A Standard Missile-2 screeches skyward away from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen during a missile firing exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Sept, 23, 2009. Lassen is taking part in Multi-Sail 2009 in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Cumpston

Ordnance Canister Delivery

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) attach an ordnance canister to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 23) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) attach an ordnance canister to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 23) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)

Sailor Strength

U.S. Navy sailors prepare to raise an aircraft barricade during flight deck drills aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean, June 26, 2009. Aircraft barricades are used to assist damaged aircraft in landing safely on the flight deck. The George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean on her first summer deployment from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Adam K. Thomas

U.S. Navy sailors prepare to raise an aircraft barricade during flight deck drills aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean, June 26, 2009. Aircraft barricades are used to assist damaged aircraft in landing safely on the flight deck. The George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean on her first summer deployment from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Adam K. Thomas