FRUKUS 2011

07/22/2011
07/22/2011: FRUKUS 2011 is an invitational exercise designed to enhance communication and interoperability between the navies of France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. [slidepress gallery='sailors-participate-in-frukus-2011'] Credit: USN Visual Service: 06/27/2011 In the first photo, MS Dauntless separates from a tug during its departure from Naval Station Norfolk,…

Gulf of Aden activity

07/17/2011
07/17/2011: Gulf of Aden activity [slidepress gallery='gulf-of-aden-activity'] Credit: USN Visual Service:03/08/2011 In the first photo, a 330EV Puma helicopter with pallets of supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), not pictured, descends to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS…

USS Whidbey Island

07/13/2011
07/13/2011: The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='uss-whidbey-island'] Photo Credit :U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs: 6/10/11 In the first two photos, Staff Sgt.…

USS Carl Vinson Air Ops

07/12/2011
07/12/2011: Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are highlighted; in the future naval real estate will be used to carry the first stealth aircraft which the USN has deployed which in turn will allow multiple variants of F-18s as well as Prowlers and Growlers to be replaced by…

French Naval Ship Docks at Naval Station Norfolk

07/08/2011
07/08/2011: French Naval Ship Docks at Naval Station Norfolk [slidepress gallery='french-naval-ship-docks-at-naval-station-norfolk'] Credit: Commander, U.S. Second Fleet: 07/11/2011 In the first photo, FS Ventose (F 733) from France arrives at Naval Station Norfolk after completing the at-sea phase of FRUKUS 2011. FRUKUS 2011 is an invitational exercise designed to enhance communication…

USS Monterey on Deployment

07/07/2011
07/07/2011: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) on deployment. [slidepress gallery='uss-monterey'] Credit: U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs: 06/03/2011 In photo one, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) is underway in the Mediterranean Sea. Monterey is homeported out of Norfolk and is supporting maritime security…

PRT detachment visits Deh Afghanan

07/04/2011
07/04/2011: In this slideshow, PRT detachment is visiting Afghan villages as part of the overall stabilization operations.  In the first photo, Spc. Myles Gaudet, left, and Spc. Matthew Tempesta provide security as members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, Arghandab detachment, meet with elders from Deh Afghanan village, May 27.Gaudet and…

Rough Terrain Container Handler

06/30/2011
06/24/2011 - Contractors unload a rough terrain container handler from an Antonov AN-124 cargo aircraft at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 6, 2011. The RTCH provides capabilities to handle long containers that are increasingly the backbone of military logistics. [slidepress gallery='rough-terrain-container-handler'] Credit ;455th Air Expeditionary Wing; 05/06/2011 In the second…