05/24/2011 Southern Seas 2010 is a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. USN-USMC forces are key building blocks for global presence for the US and provide a lynchpin capability for US allies.
Credit: US Naval Visual Service
These pictures show various aspects of the exercise.
- The first photo shows the Peru navy frigate BAP Carvajal participating in the exercise.
- The second photo shows a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill approaching the Peru navy frigate BAP Carvajal during a passenger transfer.
- The third photo shows a Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier approaching the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the exercise with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and the Peru navy.
- The fourth photo shows the Battle Ensign being flown aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the exercise with the Peru navy.