In this photo, an SA-330 Puma helicopter lifts a pallet of supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)
The crew of the merchant vessel MV Faina stand on the deck of the ship after a U.S. Navy request to check on their health and welfare. The Belize-flagged cargo ship, owned and operated by , was seized by pirates Sept. 25 and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali coast. The ship is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related military equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen eulogies Adm. William J. Crowe, 11th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the memorial service for Crowe, who died Oct. 18 at the age of 82. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)
On Nov. 13, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) sailed toward the Cleveland Municipal Pier for a scheduled port visiting Cleveland, Ohio. Freedom will make other port calls as the ship continues to Naval Amphibious Bass Little Creek, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix. (Source: Navy News Service)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a spectacle of holiday lights during the 2008 Afloat Holiday Lighting Contest on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor Dec. 18, 2008. Hawaii area commanders toured the harbor and judged ships based on best lighting scheme, most creative display and energy conservation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.
On July 22, 2009, the Royal Australian Navy replenishment oiler HMAS Success (AOR 304) sends a fuel probe to the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during an underway replenishment. McCampbell is underway with the Essex Strike Group in support of the bilateral training exercise Talisman Saber 2009, a biennial exercise between U.S. and Australian forces designed to enhance interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C
(April 12, 2009) Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips, right, stands alongside Cmdr. Frank Castellano, commanding officer of USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) after being rescued by U.S Naval Forces off the coast of Somalia. Philips was held hostage for four days by pirates. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
On April 27, 2009, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) enters port on opening day of the annual Fleet Week Port Everglades celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott Lehr/Released)
(Oct. 8, 2010) Lighting flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Malacca. Abraham Lincoln is underway on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby K. Neal/Released)
Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) Airmen, Brianna Luttrell, from Bonanza, Ore., and Matthew Page, from Boston, view the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from the ground level of its dry dock. Ronald Reagan is in Bremerton, Wash., for a regularly scheduled docked-planned incremental availability maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24 comes ashore (deliberately) at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. LCAC demonstrated its amphibious abilties during a humanitarian assistance and disaster response exhibition to start San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
The ship's officers & crew 'Man the Ship' during the commissioning ceremony of the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer 'USS Michael Murphy' (DDG 112). The commissioning ceremony was in New York. Murphy is named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient who posthumously
Chief Musician Scott Foote leads the Navy Region Southwest Band in the Italian Heritage parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week brought together recently more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Gaurdsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to
The mine counter-measures ship 'USS Guardian' (MCM 5) still sits on the Tubbataha Reef. Operations to safely recover the ship while minimizing environmental effects are being conducted in close cooperation with allied Philippines Coast Guard and Navy.
An SA-330 Puma helicopter lifts a load of stores from the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a vertical replenishment with an amphibious dock landing ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)
On Jan. 1, 2010, the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) patrols the Gulf of Aden in support of counter-piracy operations. Chosin is the flagship for Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S
On Jan. 12, 2009, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Naval Station Norfolk. Carl Vinson got underway following a four-year refueling and complex overhaul to take part in Southern Seas 2010. After completing Southern Seas
The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) for a refueling at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice
(Jan. 4, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a refueling at sea. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S
NORFOLK (Jan. 4, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) man the rails prior to departing Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Bainbridge is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to conduct joint operations as part of NATO operations. (U.S
In 2009, the Military Sealift Command offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler (foreground) and Military Sealift Command tanker USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (background) practice running a float hose between the two ships during a one-day exercise off the coast of Yeosu
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 29, 2011) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. Mesa Verde is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group
Navy destroyer 'USS Porter' and a Japanese-owned tanker collide near the Strait of Hormuz. The impact tore open the destroyer’s starboard side but left both crews unharmed, 5th Fleet said in a news release. The circumstances of the collision — whether the collision was in the channel
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens (CG 63)' carries out a live missile shoot in the W. Pacific. Standard Missiles (SM) 2 were fired at an airborne drone during the live-fire weapons shoot. USS Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S
The bow of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens' (CG 63) forges through rough seas. USS Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific region.