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From left to right, TSGT Carl Jasuta, Michael Payne and Richard Cabo, as the Aerospace Guidance and Meteorology Center conducts a certification evaluation of the Precision Maintenance Electronic Lab

Captain Franciscus Soeratimo (left) of Indonesia and Captain Vatit Sakdisubha of Thailand, both undergoing certification training as physiology instructors, monitor oxygen chamber training at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

A Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A line crewman directs the pilot of a Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxis on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A line crewman directs the pilot of a Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft taxi on the runway during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

Line personnel prepare to direct the pilots of Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

A line crewman stands by as other crewmen direct the pilots of Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) P-3C Orion aircraft during the annual mine readiness certification inspection

SPECIALIST 4 (SPC) Rick Mitchell receives his discharge certification from Captain (CPT) Louis D. Cruz, a unit commander at Rock Island Arsenal, before being sworn in for another three-year enlistment

Mineman install firing mechanisms on a Mark 64 Quickstrike mine. Naval Reserve minemen from Mobile Mine Assembly Group (MOMAG) Unit 2622, Seattle, and MOMAG Unit 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, are training with MOMAG Unit 12 in Japan, building underwater mines in preparation for the Mine Readiness Certification Inspection

A mineman installs a firing mechanism on a Mark 64 Quickstrike mine. Naval Reserve minemen from Mobile Mine Assembly Group (MOMAG) Unit 2622, Seattle, and MOMAG Unit 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, are training with MOMAG Unit 12 in Japan, building underwater mines in preparation for the Mine Readiness Certification Inspection

A mineman installs a firing mechanism on a Mark 64 Quickstrike mine. Naval Reserve minemen from Mobile Mine Assembly Group (MOMAG) Unit 2622, Seattle, and MOMAG Unit 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, are training with MOMAG Unit 12 in Japan, building underwater mines in preparation for the Mine Readiness Certification Inspection

Two minemen use instruments to check mine firing mechanisms on a mine assembly production line. Naval Reserve minemen from Mobile Mine Assembly Group (MOMAG) Unit 2622, Seattle, and MOMAG Unit 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, are training with MOMAG Unit 12 in Japan, building underwater mines in preparation for the Mine Readiness Certification Inspection

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) underway in formation with the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), center, and the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during flight deck and catapult certification exercises off the Virginia Capes

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) underway in formation with the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), center, and the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during flight deck and catapult certification exercises off the Virginia Capes

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) underway in formation with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), center, and USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during flight and catapult certification exercises off the Virginia Capes

A view of three carriers silhouetted on the horizon while underway in formation during flight deck and catapult certification exercises off the Virginia Capes. The vessels include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) and USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

Machinist Mate Second Class (MM2) Richard Villnave checks the certification of the pumping on a sanitary tank in the galley of the nuclear-powered submarine USS MIAMI (SSN-755) during a routine overhaul period

Pararescuemen from the 1ST Rescue Group perform training certification on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. The newly assigned Pararescuemen, SENIOR AIRMAN Mario Romero and AIRMAN 1ST Class Eric Castor must certify on the fast rope and ladder climb

Pararescuemen from the 1ST Rescue Group perform training certification on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. The newly assigned Pararescuemen, SENIOR AIRMAN Mario Romero and AIRMAN 1ST Class Eric Castor must certify on the fast rope and ladder climb

Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998 Title: First Launch Category: Feature Place: Honorable Mention FeatureFlight deck personnel push the wing of a F-18 Hornet so it can be taken down to the hangar deck. The F-18 Hornet was part of NATC PAX RIVER taking part of the flight deck certification of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)

Shot of US Navy Captain Thomas G. Otterbein, first Commanding Officer of the newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). CAPT Otterbein reported in May of 1996 to the Precommissioning Unit Harry S. Truman and saw her through construction builders trials, sea trials, commissioning, Flight Deck Certification and Carrier Qualifications

Roy Vlasuk stokes the fire to prevent damage to the incinerator from the high temperatures aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). The incinerator is part of TRUMAN's waste management division, which is responsible for proper disposal of shipboard waste. TRUMAN is currently conducting Carrier Qualifications (CQ's) off the US Atlantic Coast while preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE), the ship's most significant reactor inspection, resulting in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

Ship's Serviceman Third Class John Robinson of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) gives a "High and Tight" to a Marine, who is based at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. TRUMAN's barber shop performs an average of 100 haircuts a day while underway. TRUMAN is currently preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination, the ship's most significant reactor inspection, resulting in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

Members of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) At Sea Fire Party (ASFP) demonstrate the proper donning of the Advanced Chemical Protection Garment (ACPG) suit during a General Quarters drill. TRUMAN is currently preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination, the ship's most significant reactor inspection, resulting in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T - AO 195) perform a Refueling at Sea (RAS) off the US Atlantic Coast. TRUMAN, the newest aircraft carrier currently in the Navy's arsenal is preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination, the ship's most significant reactor inspection, which results in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

Sailors watch from the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T -AO 195) transfers fuel to TRUMAN during a Refueling at Sea (RAS). TRUMAN is preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination, the ship's most significant reactor inspection, which results in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

Quartermaster SEAMAN George Kopriva uses a range finder during a Refueling at Sea (RAS) to determine the distance between USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). TRUMAN is currently preparing for an Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE), the ship's most significant reactor inspection, which results in operational certification of Propulsion Plant Personnel

A F/A-18 Hornet, from Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105), "Gunslingers", takes to flight over the Caribbean Sea during COMTUEX, Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise, while stationed on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). COMTUEX is designed to bring the aircraft carrier/carrier air wing team together as a cohesive fighting unit while giving the team "blue water" certification for operating at sea

A F-14 Tomcat from Fighter Squadron Thirty-Two (VF-32), "Swordsmen", takes to flight during COMTUEX, Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise, while stationed on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). COMTUEX is designed to bring the aircraft carrier/carrier air wing team together as a cohesive fighting unit while giving the team "blue water" certification for operating at sea

000814-N-0000X-006On Board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)A EA-6B Prowler from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Zero (VAQ-130), "Zappers", surveillances the area during COMTUEX, Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise, while stationed on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). COMTUEX is designed to bring the aircraft carrier/carrier air wing team together as a cohesive fighting unit while giving the team "blue water" certification for operating at sea

A F-14 Tomcat from Fighter Squadron Thirty-Two (VF-32), "Swordsmen", breaks the sound barrier during COMTUEX, Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise, while stationed on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). COMTUEX is designed to bring the aircraft carrier/carrier air wing team together as a cohesive fighting unit while giving the team "blue water" certification for operating at sea

Two F-14 Tomcats from Fighter Squadron Thirty-Two (VF-32), "Swordsmen", and two F/A-18 Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron Thirty-Seven (VFA-37), "Bulls", fly in formation during COMTUEX, Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise, while stationed on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). COMTUEX is designed to bring the aircraft carrier/carrier air wing team together as a cohesive fighting unit while giving the team "blue water" certification for operating at sea

Personnel from C Company, 44th Signal Battalion, Mannheim, Germany, provide airload certification in support of Exercise AGILE LION '01, a computer assisted, command post training exercise held at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. This exercise simulates a non-combatant evacuation operation from an unstable country using military units from the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, as well as other government and civilian agencies

US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Units prepare for a joint exercise boat raid, onboard the USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), during a Special Operations Capable Certification Exercise (SOCEX)

United States (US) Navy and US Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team members perform a joint raid from the well decks of USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) (not shown) onto the beaches of Okinawa during a Special Operations Capable Certification Exercise (SOCEX 2001) 2001

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ernest Jillson, 20th Civil Engineering Squadron, Fire Department, prepares to inspect a US Air Force (USAF) 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CJ, Fighting Falcon aircraft, following a barrier certification test at Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SC), during Operational Readiness Exercise Sea Lion 02-02

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ernest Jillson, 20th Civil Engineering Squadron, Fire Department, talks with the pilot of a US Air Force (USAF) 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CJ, Fighting Falcon aircraft, following a barrier certification test at Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SC), during Operational Readiness Exercise Sea Lion 02-02

A US Air Force (USAF) 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CJ, Fighting Falcon aircraft is brought to a stop on the runway during a barrier certification test at Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SC), during Operational Readiness Exercise Sea Lion 02-02

A US Air Force (USAF) 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CJ, Fighting Falcon aircraft is brought to a stop on the runway during a barrier certification test at Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SC), during Operational Readiness Exercise Sea Lion 02-02. A K-15 Air Transportable Trans Continental Capable (ATTCC) "Jaguar" Fire Tuck is parked in the background

A US Air Force (USAF) 55th Fighter Squadron F-16CJ, Fighting Falcon aircraft is brought to a stop on the runway during a barrier certification test at Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SC), during Operational Readiness Exercise Sea Lion 02-02. A K-15 Air Transportable Trans Continental Capable (ATTCC) "Jaguar" Fire Tuck is parked in the background

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jim Qandill (foreground) and USAF SSGT James Rudolph, technical network controllers assigned to the 488th Intelligence Squadron, inspect an RJ-45 connector after splicing it onto a computer cable, while attending Network Association Certification course at Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, United Kingdom (UK)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James Rudolph, a technical network controller assigned to the 488th Intelligence Squadron, inspects an RJ-45 connector prior to splicing it onto a computer cable, while attending Network Association Certification course at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom (UK)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (AIC) Candace Sharp (left) and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) On Theus, perform the "ground arms" maneuver with their M-1 rifles during inspection drills for Wings Honor Guard, at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy. This Drill Certification is an evaluation to see if they are ready to be promoted out of the training flight of the base Honor Guard

US Air Force (USAF) F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS), engages the barrier arresting system cable on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parallel taxiway, during a certification test, being conducted by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS), engages the barrier arresting system cable on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parallel taxiway, during a certification test, being conducted by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS), slows to a stop after engaging the barrier arresting system cable on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parallel taxiway, during a certification test, being conducted by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) Firefighters assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), respond in force using an emergency response van (left), a P-24 Structural Pumper Fire Truck (center), and a P-23 Heavy Crash Truck, during a barrier arresting system cable, certification test, being conducted on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parallel taxiway at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

An emergency response vehicle approaches a US Air Force (USAF) F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS), as the aircraft comes to a stop after engaging the barrier arresting system cable on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parallel taxiway, during a certification test, being conducted by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0500934 or search 030228F0718S014)

US Air Force (USAF) Firefighters assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), conduct a certification test of the aircraft arresting gear barrier cable on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Parallel taxiway, using a 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS) F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft, at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

The Republic of Georgia Army Commanding Officer from the 16th Mountain Battalion presents a red beret to one of his Soldiers, during a Certification Ceremony, held at the Krtsanisi Training Area, Rock City, Georgia. The ceremony marks the completion of the third tactical training phase for Soldiers participating in the program. GETEP is a phased training initiative that enhances operational capabilities of select Georgian units to increase security of Georgia's borders and promote stability within the region

A Republic of Georgia Army Soldier assigned to the 16th Mountain Battalion, gets a handshake and congratulation from US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) Scott Campbell, Commanding Officer, Task Force Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), after completing the third tactical training phase of the program, during a Certification Ceremony held at the Krtsanisi Training Area, Rock City, Georgia. GETEP is a phased training initiative that enhances operational capabilities of select Georgian units to increase security of Georgia's borders and promote stability within the region

Joint-Service US Military Instructors assigned to the Task Force Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), stand in formation during the start of a Certification Ceremony, held at Rock City, Georgia. The ceremony marks the completion of the third tactical training phase, for Republic of Georgia Army Soldier from the 16th Mountain Battalion, participating in the program. GETEP is a phased training initiative that enhances operational capabilities of select Georgian units to increase security of Georgia's borders and promote stability within the region

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) Scott Campbell (foreground), Commanding Officer, Task Force Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), reviews his notes prior to the start of a Certification Ceremony, held at Rock City, Georgia. The ceremony marks the completion of the third tactical training phase, for Republic of Georgia Army Soldier from the 16th Mountain Battalion, participating in the program. GETEP is a phased training initiative that enhances operational capabilities of select Georgian units to increase security of Georgia's borders and promote stability within the region

An unidentified Republic of Georgia Army STAFF Officer (left), assigned to the 16th Mountain Battalion, presents US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Mark Carter, Task Force Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), with a token of appreciation from the Georgian Minister of Defense, during a Certification Ceremony, held at the Krtsanisi Training Area, at Rock City, Georgia. The ceremony marks the completion of the third tactical training phase for Soldiers participating in the program. GETEP is a phased training initiative that enhances operational capabilities of select Georgian units to increase security of Georgia's borders and promote stability within the region

A guard tower at a Refugee Camp during a joint training and certification exercise in support of Cooperative Key 2003, which involves many different organizations at Krumovo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 164th Medical Squadron (MDS) and 113th MDS, wear Mission-Oriented Protective Postures level 4 (MOPP-4) gear for up to two hours during a joint training and certification exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Michigan (MI)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Claude Anthony, left, reviews training procedures with Colonel (COL) Mike Bronstein, the 164th Medical Squadron (MDS) Commander, during a joint training and certification exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Michigan (MI)

The entrance to a Refugee Camp during a joint training and certification exercise in support of Cooperative Key 2003, which involves many different organizations at Krumovo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

In a Refugee Camp during a joint training and certification exercise in support of Cooperative Key 2003, different organizations train in various medical simulations at Krumovo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

US Air Force (USAF) Fighter Pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing (FW) participate in a Combat Certification Training Exercise, held at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany. Pictured left-to-right are: Captain (CPT) Matt Glynn; CPT Jonathan Dowty; Major (MAJ) Lee Spechler; and CPT Bryan Tash

US Air Force (USAF) Fighter Pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing use their compasses, Global Positioning System (GPS) Units, and ground radios to find the simulated pickup zone during a Combat Certification Training Exercise, held at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany. Pictured left-to-right are: Captain (CPT) Jonathan Dowty; Major (MAJ) Lee Spechler; CPT Bryan Tash, and CPT Matt Glynn

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter assigned to Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), hooks an arresting cable during a certification test. In an emergency, a barrier cable is used to catch and stop an aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter assigned to Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), hooks an arresting cable during a certification test. In an emergency, a barrier cable is used to catch and stop an aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) Fire protection specialists assigned to the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), reset an arresting cable on the runway following a certification test. A barrier engagement is a process that involves the use of a cable to catch and stop an aircraft during an emergency landing

US Air Force (USAF) Fire protection specialists assigned to the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), reset an arresting cable on the runway following a certification test. A barrier engagement is a process that involves the use of a cable to catch and stop an aircraft during an emergency landing

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brandon Albrecht, left and A1C Raymond Drury, both fire protection specialists assigned to the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), reset an arresting cable on the runway following a certification test. A barrier engagement is a process that involves the use of a cable to catch and stop an aircraft during an emergency landing

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter assigned to Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), hooks an arresting cable during a certification test. In an emergency, a barrier cable is used to catch and stop an aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brandon Albrecht, center, a fire protection specialist assigned to the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), resets an arresting cable on the runway following a certification test. A barrier engagement is a process that involves the use of a cable to catch and stop an aircraft during an emergency landing

US Navy (USN) Photographer's Mate AIRMAN (PHAN) Criag Spiering photographs a USN E2-C Hawkeye, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW-124), Bear Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), launching off the bow of the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

US Navy (USN) Sailors show the flight deck handlers the weight of an aircraft before it is launched off the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

View of a US Navy (USN) F-18C Hornet fighter aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 15 (VFA-15), Valions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), as it makes its final approach to the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) carrier deck. The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 87 (VFA-87), Golden Warriors, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), takes off from the flight deck of Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

US Navy (USN) Flight deck personnel kneel between the foul lines near the Waist Bubble as a USN FA-18C Hornet fighter aircraft launches from Catapult 2 off the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

Flames project from the rotating 20 mm gun barrels of the M-61A1 Gatling Gun of the MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) as it is fired during a Close-in Weapons System Practice Fire (CIWS PACFIRE) evolution onboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A US Navy (USN) F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), comes for a landing on the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) during rough seas. The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 15 (VFA-15), Valions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), coming for an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 87 (VFA-87), Golden Warriors, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), releases the arresting wire after recovering aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount fires live rounds during a Pre-Aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The CIWS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20mm gun system for short-range defense against aircraft or missiles. The TRUMAN is currently undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine runs to his target after being sprayed in the face with pepper spray during a pepper spray certification course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Acosta, assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), uses a vertical knee strike on one of his targets after being sprayed in the face with pepper spray during a pepper spray certification course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Rueda, assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) splashes water on his face after participating in a pepper spray certification course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC)

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), lowers USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members, from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), lowers USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members, from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter (in distance), from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), hovers over the ocean as it prepares to lower USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members (not shown), from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ. (SUBSTANDARD)

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter (in distance), from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), hovers over the ocean as it prepares to lower USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members (floating in rafts), from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), lowers USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to help pick up a US Air Force (USAF) air crew member, from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter (in distance), from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), hovers over the ocean as it prepares to lower USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members (floating in rafts), from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), lowers USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members, from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ

A US Coast Guard (USCG) HH-65C Dolphin short range recovery helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ), District 5, Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), lowers USCG Aviation Survival Technician Third Class (AST3) Zee Lee to pick up US Air Force (USAF) air crew members, from McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ, during water safety training certification as part of an overall water survival training program being conducted off the coast of Long Beach Island, NJ. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN 1ST Class (A1C) Jerald J Barnes with the 56th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Luke Air Force Base (AFB) Arizona (AZ), drives a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) during certification for an upcoming deployment

U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. Edward R. Ellis (right), Commander of the 19th Air Force, congratulates members of the East Coast T-6 Texan II aircraft demonstration team following their certification flight at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. on Feb. 9, 2005. (DOD PHOTO by David Terry) (Released)

U.S. Air Force CAPT. Kerry Tidmore (seated inside the cockpit) is greeted by an AIRMAN after completing his T-6 Texan II aircraft certification at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, on Feb. 10, 2005. He is training to be a member of the T-6 Demonstration Team that perform at air shows and other events throughout the country. (DOD PHOTO by David Terry) (Released)

(From-left-to-right), U.S. Air Force GEN. Donald Cook, Commander of the Air Education and Training Command, MAJ. GEN. Edward R. Ellis, Commander of 19th Air Force, COL. Tony Lazarski, Commander of the 479th Flying Training Group, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., COL. John F. Newell, Commander of the 12th Operations Group, and COL. John W. Hesterman III, Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, watch as a U.S. Air Force T-6 Texan II aircraft perform aerial maneuvers during a certification flight at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, on February 10, 2005. (DOD PHOTO by David Terry) (Released)

U.S. Air Force GEN. Donald Cook (left), Commander of the Air Education and Training Command, congratulates (from left-to-right) CAPT. Michael Rambo, 1ST LT. Jim Crum and 1ST LT. Mike Gosma, all members of the T-6 Texan II Demonstration Team, following a certification flight at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, on Feb. 10, 2005. (DOD PHOTO by David Terry) (Released)

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