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    The frigate was indeed the USS Constitution.

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    ...When her captain, Isaac Hull, was able to put to sea, he headed for New York in accordance with Secretary Hamilton's orders. Near New York, in the late afternoon of 17 July 1812, Hull saw four ships sailing west, and another one heading straight towards the Constitution...when the approaching ship did not identify herself, ordered the Constitution to keep her distance and wait for daylight to assess the situation.[5] The approaching ship was the Guerriere, rejoining Broke's squadron after having become separated. Aboard her, Captain James Richard Dacres soon determined that the Constitution was a hostile ship...

    In light and fitful winds which occasionally died away altogether, the Constitution led the British squadron in a stern chase. The Constitution lowered her boats to tow the ships, while Broke ordered the boats from the entire British squadron to tow the Shannon. In an attempt to pull away, Hull ordered ten tons of drinking water to be pumped overboard. Despite this, the British squadron continued to gain on the Constitution. The Constitution's First Lieutenant, Charles Morris, then suggested kedging to haul the ship along. This allowed Constitution to draw away from the Shannon.[7] Fire from four heavy guns which Hull had shifted to point right aft prevented the British trying the same tactic. Late in the afternoon, the wind sprang up again, and the Constitution increased her lead. The British ships gained slightly during the night, but the next day, Constitution drew away again, although the chase lasted another day and a night until the British ships were out of sight.
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    Taking the Oath
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    110114-N-0000G-001 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 14, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Jeffery Laubaugh, left, administers the oath of enlistment to Chief Intelligence Specialist Jared Pringle during an underwater reenlistment ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Gray/Released)

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    110728-N-XZ714-442 LOS ANGELES (July 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, addresses onlookers around the Navy table at the 17th annual ESPN X-Games before a mass reenlistment ceremony for seven Sailors during Los Angeles Navy Week 2011, one of 21 Navy Weeks being held this year across the country. Navy Weeks are intended to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Luciano Marano/Released)

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    090530-N-6538W-073 PEARL HARBOR (May 30, 2009) Capt. Joseph W. Kuzmick, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), reads names of fallen Sailors and Marines at the USS Arizona Memorial before a group reenlistment ceremony for John C. Stennis Sailors. John C. Stennis is in Hawaii for a scheduled port visit during a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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    120119-D-IQ655-115 JAMUL, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) Chief Warrant Officer (SEAL) Keith Pritchett, officer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, administers the oath of enlistment to Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Turner, the team public affairs officer, during an in-air reenlistment ceremony. The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations across America in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by James Woods/Released)

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    111230-N-GA946-126 DALLAS (Dec. 30, 2011) Vice Adm. Kevin M. McCoy, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, leads future Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the Oath of Enlistment during the halftime ceremony at the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Southern Methodist University's Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The game featured the University of Tulsa squaring off against Brigham Young University and honored the past, present and future service members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released)

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    110911-N-RR095-072 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2011) Cmdr. Michael Dowling, left, air boss aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), administers the oath of enlistment to Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Alayn Yasay aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. Dowling, from East Northport, N.Y., wore a patch from the New York City Fire Department on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is conducting a composite training unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen D. Doyle II/Released)

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    110315-N-CM124-017 CHICAGO (March 15, 2011) Russell Bonds, from Chicago, recites the oath of enlistment with 85 Chicago-area recruits at a swearing-in ceremony at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls before a game. The ceremony has been an annual event for the past three years and is in partnership with the Bulls and the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Sue Krawczyk/Released)


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    101013-N-4928B-002 LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13, 2010) Cmdr. Michelle D. Carter, executive officer of Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles, administers the Oath of Enlistment to future sailors from the district. The swear-in ceremony was part of the Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles observance of the Navy's 235th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anthony Briggs Jr./Released)
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    New USN Aircraft Carrier's Electromagnetic Launcher


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    General Atomics Completes Delivery of Motor Generators for Electromagnetic Launcher for New Aircraft Carrier. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) celebrated a significant milestone with the delivery of the 12th and final Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) energy storage system motor generator set to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for installation in the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, CVN 78.
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    Welcome Back!! Keep posting and keep the pictures coming. :tup:
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    120209-N-RG587-154 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 9, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Adam Garcia uses a tig welder to join two pieces of steel in the metalsmithing shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dean M. Cates/Released)

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    120213-N-DR144-543 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is underway in the Arabian Sea. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120213-N-ZI635-048 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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    120213-N-DR144-442 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2012) Naval Air Crewman Airman Terry Warren, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15, mans a .50 caliber machine gun in the door of an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter during a mission flown from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120213-N-DR144-844 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) pulls alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120209-N-DR144-754 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 9, 2012) Meteorology and oceanography officers Lt. Cmdr. Shane Stoughton, left, Lt. Cmdr. Ana Tempone, along with Cmdr. Dan Van Meter, a strike operations officer, assemble a drifting buoy used to measure ocean currents before deploying it from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120207-N-DR144-659 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 7, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 2nd Class Jack McMurrain, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, signals to a plane captain while troubleshooting systems on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120211-N-DR144-383 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 11, 2012) Airman Travis Baldridge and Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Thomas, both assigned to the aircraft intermediate maintenance department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), secure a compressor module for an F404 turbofan. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

    COMNAVAIRFOR Announces 2011 Aviation Battle 'E' Winners

    Story Number: NNS120214-01 Release Date: 2/14/2012 7:50:00 AM

    From CNAF Public Affairs

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced the winners of the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") awards Feb. 10.

    The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operational achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was the Battle "E" winner of the aircraft carrier category for the West Coast while the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) won for the East Coast.

    "The warfighting excellence shown by these squadrons and the Vinson and the Bush proves them to be the best of the best. I am incredibly proud of their accomplishments," said Vice Adm. Al Myers, CNAF commander. "In a time of increased demand and a constrained fiscal environment, these Sailors, officers and aviators continue to deliver combat effectiveness and to display the professionalism and pride that is the hallmark of naval aviation."

    In the aviation squadron competitions, each aviation Type-Commander selects a winner in every category, while CNAF selects the Navy-wide winners, resulting in three sets of recipients.

    The 2011 Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic squadrons selected as Battle "E" winners are:
    * Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, for the VFA-C category
    * Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, for the VFA-E/F category
    * Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, for the VAQ CVW category
    * Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124, for the VAW category
    * Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, for the HS/HSC category
    * Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, for the HSL EXP category
    * Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, for the HSC EXP category
    * Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, for the VP category

    The 2011 Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet squadrons selected as Battle "E" winners are:
    * Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 for the VFA-C category
    * Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, for the VFA-E/F category
    * Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, for the VAQ CVW category
    * Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, for the VAW category
    * Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, for the HS/HSC category
    * Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37, for the HSL EXP category
    * Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, for the HSC EXP category
    * Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, for the VP category

    The 2011 CNAF squadrons selected as Battle "E" winners are:
    * Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 for the VAQ EXP category
    * Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, for the HSM category
    * Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 for the HM category
    * Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 for the VQ EW category
    * Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4, for the VQ TACAMO category
    * Patrol Squadron Special Projects Unit (VPU) 1, for the VPU category
    * Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, for the VRC category

    The Battle "E" competition is conducted to strengthen individual command performance, overall force readiness, and to recognize outstanding performance within the naval aviation force.

    Grading metrics for attaining the Battle "E" award include operational achievement, training, inspection accomplishments, material and personnel readiness, aviation safety, weapon systems and tactics development, and contributions to the aviation community.

    Each member attached to a winning ship or squadron earns the right to wear the Battle "E" ribbon on their uniform, or if they already posses that ribbon, they can add an additional "E" device to the ribbon.

    For more information, visit The U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy | Facebook, or Twitter.

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    120219-N-PB383-072 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 19, 2012) Lt. Jonathan Gower, a battle surgeon assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), pays his respects to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kyler Estrada during a memorial ceremony in the chapel of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). Estrada, who was assigned to the 11th MEU, died while conducting night live fire and maneuver training in Djibouti, Africa. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th MEU are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120207-N-PB383-126 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 7, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Darren Undercuffler drives a rigid hull inflatable boat away from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during small boat operations. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120209-N-PB383-647 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 9, 2012) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), as a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Red Dragons of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) prepares to take off from the ship's flight deck. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released

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    120210-N-PB383-001 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 10, 2012) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the Red Dragons of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) prepare to depart the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during night flight operations. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120131-N-PB383-895 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 31, 2011) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1681 approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120131-N-PB383-745 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 31, 2011) Marines depart Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1681 in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    111231-N-PB383-595 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 31, 2011) Hull Technician 1st Class James Reams, assigned to the visit, board, search, and seizure team, fires a 9mm pistol at a target during small-arms qualifications on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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    120216-N-PB383-414 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 16, 2012) Cmdr. Yevsey Goldberg conducts an acupuncture procedure on a patient aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)


    USS New Orleans Sailors, Marines Receive Alternative Medicine Treatments

    Story Number: NNS120221-05 Release Date: 2/21/2012 9:44:00 AM

    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro, Amphibious Squadron 5 Public Affairs

    USS NEW ORLEANS, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines deployed aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) were able to take advantage of a unique pain relief opportunity, Feb. 16.

    Cmdr. Yevsey Goldberg, assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and embarked aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), came aboard New Orleans for a day to volunteer his unique services to the crew.

    Goldberg not only serves as the CLB's internal medicine specialist but is also a trained acupuncturist.

    "I've always been interested in acupuncture," said Goldberg, who has been actively practicing acupuncture for a year and a half. "I wanted to do this for many years, and then the Navy sent me to school for it."

    Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating specific points on the body through the insertion of thin metal needles though the skin. The process can provide temporary relief of common pains and discomforts such as headaches, knee pain, and nasal congestion.

    During his visit, Goldberg treated more than 20 patients with a variety of complaints ranging from minor back pain to a Sailor recovering from shoulder surgery.

    "I've had this sort of nagging pain in my shoulder for a long time," said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edison Sayaman. "I'm the kind of guy who will try anything once, and I figured since nothing else worked I'll give it a go. I can say even after one day there's a noticeable difference in pain."

    In addition to treating patients, Goldberg also gave the independent duty corpsman aboard New Orleans a crash course in proper acupuncture techniques.

    After the training, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Joseph Samonte was able to treat a patient under the direct supervision of Goldberg.

    "I'm very open to the idea of treating patients with alternative types of medication and procedures," said Samonte. "I'm a firm believer in doing what's best for the patient and not just handing out medication."

    Goldberg said that one of the most rewarding experiences for him as a doctor was having repeat patients.

    "With acupuncture, it's very rewarding to see my patients get better without the help of pain medication or muscle relaxers," said Goldberg.

    New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine MEU are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


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    A Warship Returns, With the Family in Tow
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    The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the North Arabian Sea in January.
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    Published: February 27, 2012


    ABOARD U.S.S. JOHN C. STENNIS, off Mexico — Aidan Daniels’s journey toward his father began a little more than a week ago in the airport in Seattle, where he boarded a commercial flight headed over the Pacific. Six hours later, he landed in Honolulu and looked up into the eyes of his father, Lt. Cmdr. William Daniels, a Navy cryptologist. He had not seen him in seven months.

    Aidan is 8 years old. He was soon to start one of the most unusual family reunions related to American military service: a high-seas passage aboard a warship on its last leg home.

    The nuclear aircraft carrier John C. Stennis had returned to United States waters after more than six months at sea, during which its aircraft flew the final Navy flight in the long war in Iraq, more than 1,000 combat sorties over Afghanistan and high-seas counterpiracy patrols in the North Arabian Sea.

    The shared cruise pointed to how pride in service and deep stress can become entwined in military life. The sailors on the Stennis see themselves as one of the nation’s premier military units. But they realize that their ship is something else. It is also a globe-roaming office that separates families for months on end, carrying young women and men to war while saddling parents, partners and children with loneliness and strain.

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    Petty Officer First Class Marcus J. Campagna with his daughter Zia, 9.

    Now they were almost back. As Aidan fell into his father’s embrace, nearly 1,100 relatives of other sailors were streaming through Honolulu. Soon they all boarded the Stennis at a pier in Pearl Harbor for the weeklong crossing of the Pacific to San Diego through rough seas and stiff winds.

    Known as a Tiger Cruise, such journeys are a quiet staple of the Navy, a variation on the meet-your-returning-sailor-in-port homecomings.

    On the Stennis, with relatives packed from bow to stern, the ship sailed from the warmth and aqua-green blue of Oahu into rough weather. As the days passed, the guests were offered continuous tours of the ship’s spaces and lessons on how sailors work, from the rules for prisoners in the brig to the activities in the space beneath the waves where bombs are stored and assembled.

    The ship provided daytime sports and evening blues concerts in the hangar bay, an air show on the second day out of Hawaii and, one night, a dinner of steak and lobster as the carrier rose and fell on the sea.

    As the ship closed the distance to the mainland, flying fish broke the surface and glided downwind, escaping the path of the bow.

    Those who have sailed on such cruises say they are adventures and become shared moments in families’ lives that are often remembered for decades. Those who organize them say something more important happens. Families that have been separated become reacquainted and begin to sort through the rough rhythms of returning home.

    Saturday evening, on the bridge of the Stennis, whose home port is Bremerton, Wash., the ship’s commanding officer, Capt. Ronald Reis, talked children through what he does from his captain’s chair. He explained the instrumentation. He allowed two boys to steer the massive vessel through 10 degree turns. He explained the radar images on a screen in front of his chair.

    He discussed how the ship and its aircraft can fight. And he discussed the dangers on the deck below, where members of his crew were moving aircraft, readying for flights the next day. He pointed to a digital anemometer. The bridge was swept by winds blowing across the bow at 46 knots. The seas were gray and lumpy, and they surged with bright white spay.

    “We are worried about the sailors down there,” he said.

    As the boys left, he spoke of a larger set of thoughts behind these at-sea reunions. “Let the healing begin,” he said.

    He let the thought sink in. “We’ve been gone a long time,” he said.

    These thoughts seemed mirrored in the relief, not articulated but visible, in Aidan Daniels. Midway to San Diego after spending days walking in quiet awe behind his father, he recalled a high point: the sense of a connection being restored.

    “My heart was pounding,” he said of his anticipation. “I had not seen him in seven months.”

    Throughout the trip, the ship’s work continued. Family members were offered the chance to work alongside the crew, observing watches and helping in the morning cleaning of the ship. Each day gave way to exhaustion, a result of the rocking ship and round-the-clock work.

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    Some sparring between children and sailors aboard the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis.

    “There were parents yesterday sleeping on the mess decks because they were so worn out,” said Chris Cation, the civilian who organized the cruise. (The guests aboard the carrier were luckier than those on the smaller destroyers and the cruiser accompanying the massive ship. The carrier rolled and swayed, but the little ships pitched, plunged and heaved in the big seas, sometimes even burying their bows. More than 75 percent of their guests were seasick, one officer said.)

    One senior officer said the experiences can lead to insights in a sailor’s family that can alleviate strain in future deployments. “It gives a better idea of what Mom or Dad does out here,” he said.

    The cruise comes with strict rules and potential risks.

    To prevent tension or undue distraction, sailors can invite only guests with whom they have no intimate relations. Children and parents of sailors crowd the vessels; spouses are not allowed. (Many spouses did accompany children to Hawaii, where they had overnight reunions with their sailors before handing off children for the cruise and flying back to the mainland for the traditional reunion on the piers.)

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    Sailors and their relatives watched an air show from the flight deck of the carrier John C. Stennis as they crossed the Pacific.

    To guard against the potential for falls on the ship’s many ladderways, guests must be at least 8 years old and pass a medical review before invitations are formalized months in advance.

    Even with the medical screening, Mr. Cation and the ship’s senior enlisted sailor, Command Master Chief Stanley Jewett, admitted to living nervously while the guests are aboard. “Probably my worst nightmare is someone falling of the ship,” Chief Jewett said. “Some little 10-year-old kid falls over into 15-foot seas.”

    He said he also worries that guests, who are not trained or necessarily as disciplined as the sailors, might smoke in the wrong place or time and ignite jet fuel. For this reason, he had assigned security patrols to gently enforce the rules.

    There were few signs, though, of ill behavior. Mostly there was a quiet calm and scenes of parent-child reverie.

    Linda Alvarez, 10, whose father, Chief Warrant Officer Mario Alvarez, is a maintenance supervisor in one of the shipboard helicopter squadrons, walked slowly through the hangar bay, describing battling slight dizziness from the sea state and the week’s worth of new experiences.

    Her father described the reunion. It was simple. “We cried,” he said. “We hugged and cried. And I told her how much I miss her and look forward to being home the next few months.”

    The ship steamed on, beneath their feet, its bow crashing through the seas, almost there.
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    "Amateurs talk about tactics. Professionals talk about logistics."
    So let's look at Navy logistics a little. Pakistanis have seen U.S. Navy logistics teams during rescue operations, here is more of what logistics men and women do:


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    111029-N-DS193-011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2011) A C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, Detachment 5, flies over of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is participating in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX ) 2011, a bilateral field-training exercise sponsored by the Japan Self-Defense Force. ANNUALEX allows the U.S. and Japan to practice and evaluate the coordination procedures and interoperability elements required to effectively and mutually respond to the defense of Japan, a regional crisis, or a contingency situation in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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    100618-N-3165S-125 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 18, 2010) Reserve component Sailors assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2, from Kansas City and Baltimore, prepare to check the water depth from a landing auxiliary rescue craft during a joint logistics over-the-shore exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story as part of Operation Hampton Lion. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

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    120217-N-AV390-005 MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica (Feb 17, 2012) The Military Sealift Command-chartered cargo ship MV Green Wave sits next to a modular causeway system used to off-load cargo at McMurdo Station. Green Wave delivered more than 6.8 million pounds of supplies to support operation Operation Deep Freeze, the annual resupply mission to McMurdo. (U.S. Navy photo by Larry Larsson/Released)

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    110822-N-BT887-011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2011) Logistics Specialist Seaman Rachel Foster wraps cargo nets on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a vertical replenishment. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

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    100604-N-5647H-224 BOSTON (June 4, 2010) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Karl Hendrickson, left, and Gunner's Mate Seaman Kali Morris fire a round from a 24-pound long gun during a 21-gun salute exchange between USS Constitution and Fort Independence on Castle Island. The crew of Constitution hosted approximately 150 members of the Wounded Warrior Project during an underway Battle of Midway commemoration. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Shannon Heavin/Released)

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    111115-N-ZC343-788 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 15, 2011) Logistics Specialist Seaman Omar Borroto finishes the paint on the port anchor of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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    100916-N-7981E-303 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief Information Systems Technician Joseph Valencia, assigned to Navy Marine Corps Intranet Detachment San Diego, sheds tears as his mentor places the cover of a chief petty officer on his head for the first time during a pinning ceremony in the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 hangar at Naval Base Coronado. Twenty selectees from various San Diego area commands were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Evans/Released)

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    111207-N-FU443-294 NORFOLK (Dec. 7, 2011) Lt. Daren McCulley, assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, hugs his girlfriend Sara Schaumburg following the successful completion of a seven-month deployment embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)
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    090524-N-5208T-018 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (May 24, 2009) A member of the Warriors in Transition Battalion participates in a Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba open-water diving certification dive at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The SUDS program teaches and certifies disabled and wounded recovering veterans how to scuba dive. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Treadwell/Released)

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    090524-N-5208T-013 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (May 24, 2009) Danny Facciola, a certified scuba instructor with Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, leads a class of wounded warriors learning open water diving at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Wounded warriors participating in SUDS visited U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to complete their open water diving certification. The SUDS program teaches and certifies disabled and wounded recovering veterans how to scuba dive. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Treadwell/Released)

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    100130-N-7917R-012 GUANTANAMO BAY (Jan. 30, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class William Davis, assigned to the Port Operations Dive Locker at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, takes slack out of a line connecting a surface buoy to an underwater concrete anchor at the line separating U.S. military and Cuban waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 1st Class Brett Roberts/Released)

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    120209-N-IZ904-001 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 9, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric, assigned to the Expeditionary Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team, completes in-water checks prior to a training dive off the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The team conducts semi-annual training to hone its divers' specialized skill set and ensure valuable support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shane Tuck/Released)

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    120213-N-XD935-107 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 13, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kori Melvin descends from the surface to document diving operations in the harbor of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Expeditionary Combat Camera's Underwater Photo Team conducts semi-annual training to hone its divers' specialized skill set and ensure valuable support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

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    120209-N-TS452-039 GUANTANAMO BAY (Feb. 9, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby conducts a familiarization dive off the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Underwater Photo Team of Expeditionary Combat Camera conducts semi-annual training to ensure support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kori Melvin/Released)

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    120210-N-XD935-180 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 10, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shane Tuck films coral growth in the pilot house of a sunken naval landing craft off the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Expeditionary Combat Camera's Underwater Photo Team conducts semi-annual training to hone its divers' specialized skill set and ensure valuable support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)


    Expeditionary Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team Visits GTMO


    Story Number: NNS120216-12 Release Date: 2/16/2012 3:50:00 PM
    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- Expeditionary Combat Camera (COMCAM) Underwater Photo Team (UPT) divers visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for underwater photography and videographer training Feb. 4-18.

    In coordination with NS Guantanamo Bay's Navy divers (ND), the training includes both basic and advanced underwater photography and videography techniques, as well as proficiencies in Navy diving to ensure UPT divers are able to integrate with Naval diving units.

    "Expeditionary Combat Camera is conducting underwater photography and videography training, as well as proficiencies in Navy diving, to ensure all UPT divers' skill sets are refined in order to support Department of Defense activities worldwide," said COMCAM Mass Communication Specialist (MC1) 1st Class Shane Tuck. "This training, developed by experienced UPT divers, is the first of its kind and the only underwater documentary training taught in the Navy."

    Team members are conducting training in multiple locations including Kittery Beach, Phillips Dive Park, and Guantanamo Bay Harbor, ensuring UPT divers are able to complete missions in various surroundings.

    "Guantanamo's NDs have had the opportunity to share their vast knowledge with our divers during our training sessions," said Tuck. "Additionally, the dive locker will benefit from publicity from any released media that directly stems from the underwater training. For COM CAM, any released photographs will demonstrate our command's underwater capabilities."

    Expeditionary Combat Camera (COM CAM) Underwater Photo Team (UPT) divers training in Guantanamo Bay include MC1(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Jayme Pastoric, MC1(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Shane Tuck, MC2(EXW/DV/SW/AW) Kathleen Gorby, MC2(EXW/DV/PJ/SW) Kori Melvin, and MC3(EXW/DV) Scott Raegen.

    For more information, visit The U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy - Government Organization - Washington, DC | Facebook, or US Navy (@USNavy) on Twitter.

    For more news from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, visit Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
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    U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 24, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


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    NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug.27, 2008) Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen greets Pakistani Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, after arriving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class William John Kipp Jr./Released)


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    U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Pakistani Army Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shafqaat and Gen. Parvez Kayani, chief of Army Staff, in Multan, Pakistan, Sept. 2, 2010, after returning from an aerial tour of the Pakistani regions devastated by floods. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


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    U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Pakistani Army Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shafqaat in Multan, Pakistan, Sept. 2, 2010. Mullen toured regions of the country devastated by floods with Pakistani military leaders. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


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    Islamabad - Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, and U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, at the Pentagon, March 22.


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    Generals Petraeus and Kayani in Kabul


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    SEVILLE (Spain): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani met USZ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen


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    Ashfaq Kayani (second right) described the comments from Mike Mullen (far left) as 'very unfortunate and not based on facts'. (US Aircraft Carrier)
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    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) hosts a meeting in the Pentagon with Chief of the Pakistani Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Kayani (2nd from right). Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen (2nd from left) and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy (left) also participated. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. (Released)


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    ISAF commander Gen David Petraeus, Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani and Afghan Chief of General Staff Gen Sher Mahammed Karimi
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    These are old pics only peripherally connected to the thread topic and their theme does not apply now: since the U.S. became convinced that Kiyani has had a hand in the deaths of Pakistani journalists he is not welcome in the U.S. for photo-ops any more.
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    120302-N-ZI635-130 ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Airman Patrick Clary cleans inside of an F414 turbofan prior to testing on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

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    120306-N-DR144-854 ARABIAN GULF (March 6, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120302-N-DR144-583 ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Airman Sam Lyons, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, and other Sailors work to re-stow barricades after participating in aircraft crash drills on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120306-N-DR144-387 ARABIAN GULF (March 6, 2012) The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) prepares to conduct a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) (CG 52). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120302-N-DR144-628 ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Sailors re-stow barricades after participating in aircraft crash drills on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120222-N-PM781-016 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Feb. 22, 2012) Mineman Seaman Blake Couch, assigned to mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), stands watch on the pier. Gladiator is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

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    120221-N-DR144-129 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 21, 2012) A plane captain assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 washes an F/A-18C Hornet after a sandstorm swept across the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    120302-N-DR144-660 ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Rear Adm. Thomas K. Shannon, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, addresses Sailors during a CSG-1 all-hands call on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released


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