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,…

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.…