Helo Ops on USS Denver

05/16/2011
05.17/2011 Slideshow Denver is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is seen here conducting a scheduled patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. [slidepress gallery='helicopter-lands-on-uss-denver'] In the first picture, Seaman Adam Pond signals for an MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Vanguard of Mine Countermeasures Squadron…

Shaping a Post-Afghan Army

05/13/2011
05/13/2011 FORT BRAGG, N.C. – An airborne field artillery battalion parachuted in and practiced setting up air-droppable howitzers on a drop zone here Dec. 3, 2010, a return to their native trade following several deployments of nonstandard missions.
The unit, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,…

Vehicle Maintenance in Helmand Province

05/10/2011
05/10/2011 This slideshow highlights the USMC vehicle maintenance effort in Helmand province late last year.  In the first photo, Cpl. Jonathan Kamer, motor transport mechanic, works on a Multipurpose All Terrain Vehicle on the lot belonging to Motor Transport Company B, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward),…

U.S.S. Carl Vinson Trains With the Fleet

05/09/2011
05/09/2011 In mid-December 2010, USS Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 were on a three-week composite training unit exercise to be followed by a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. [slidepress gallery='carl-vinson-sailors-conduct-training-with-fleet'] Credit: USN Visual Service, 12/14/19 The first photo shows the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary…

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…