USN in Operation


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Credit: US Navy Visual News Service: 2/19/11

  • The first photo shows MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9 transfering ammunition between the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush and USS Harry S. Truman.
  • The second photo shows amphibious assault vehicle crewman Lance Cpl. Nathan E. Danford, assigned to Security Cooperation Task Force, Ground Combat Element, navigating an amphibious assault vehicle to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall. Gunston Hall is supporting Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011, an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • The third photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 moves into position to catapult from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway conducting a joint task force exercise before deploying to the western Pacific Ocean and the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.