USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf

10/24/2014
10/24/2014: ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 18, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf. George H.W. Bush will soon depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility for its homeport at Norfolk, Va., and Carl Vinson will take over…

13th MEU visit, board, search and seizure exercise

04/14/2014
04/14/2014: A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) transits toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) prior to a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87).  Mason deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman…

Summer Storm 2011

09/19/2011
08/31/2011: One of the key advantages of having an amphibious fleet is the ability to support coalition operations.  This slideshow shows a Romanian Navy Super Puma (IAR 330) helicopter touching down on the flight deck of USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) during Summer Storm 2011, a combined amphibious assault exercise,…

Replenishing an LSD at Sea

08/01/2011
08/01/2011 - The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation effort in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='replenishing-an-lsd-at-sea'] Credit: U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs: 07/01/2011 In the first photo, Lt. Nicholas…