Canadian Mine Sweepers

05/08/2011
Canadian mine sweepers come to formation during a fast attack craft drill. [slidepress gallery='canadian-mine-sweepers'] Forrest Sherman is underway participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-1. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations. Canadian mine sweepers sit off the starboard bow of guided…

Pacific Partnership 2011

05/07/2011
[slidepress gallery='pacific-partnership-2011'] Credit: 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: 4/12/11 A French Puma helicopter from multi-role ship HMNZS Canterbury (L 426) approaches the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7). Cleveland is the flagship for the Pacific Partnership 2011, which will visit five island nations this summer: Tonga,…

USS Dubuque

05/06/2011
05/06/2011 USS Dubuque is the fifth Austin class Amphibious Transport Dock and the second ship in that class built by Ingalls in Pascagoula. The Dubuque is due to be decommissioned this Summer. The USS Dubuque was in the news in the Fall of 2010 for its engagement in a counter-piracy…

USN in Operation

05/04/2011
[slidepress gallery='usn-in-operation'] 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…

Gen. David H. Petraeus visits the French 7th Mountain Infantry Battalion at FOB Kutschbach

04/27/2011
04/27/2011 - Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, visits the French 7th Mountain Infantry Battalion at Forward Operating Base Kutschbach, during a battlefield circulation, April 21. Petraeus also visited with Afghan National Army Troops working alongside ISAF Troops in the area.…

Boarding A Vessel

04/27/2011
Board the vessel 04/27/2011 - A boarding team from the Trinidad and Tobago Ship Gaspar Grande and an observing boarding officer from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence conduct a boarding on FBI small boats role playing as possible smugglers as part of the fleet track of Exercise Tradewinds 2011,…