Australia Sends the HMAS Arunta to Operation Manitou

12/02/2016
12/02/2016: HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. This is Arunta’s 3rd deployment to the area and the first time a ship will be deployed for nine months. HMAS Arunta and her ship’s…

MV-22 Osprey Lands on French Naval Ship

08/16/2015
08/16/2015: GULF OF ADEN (July 5, 2015) An MV-22B Osprey from the "Greyhawks" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands on the flight deck of the French amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude (L9015). The U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 15th MEU and Essex Amphibious…

Visiting Djibouti: November 2014

03/31/2015
03/31/2015: In November 2014, Second Line of Defense Co-Founder, Murielle Delaporte, visited the French and American forces in Djibouti.  These photos highlight some aspects of that visit and we will shortly have an overview on Djibouti and on the role of French forces there informed by that visit. Djibouti is…

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…

Counter-Piracy and CTF 151

07/07/2010
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement, Detachment 406 and the visit, board, search and seizure team embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto prepare to board and inspect a skiff suspected of participating in recent pirate activity. San Jacinto is part of Combined Task Force 151,…