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Members of the Joint Service Processing Team gathered in the Joint Service Processing Center Command Post. Cheif of the Army Homecoming team is COL James A. Murphey Jr., U.S. Army. Deputy for the Air Force Homecoming operation is COL Raymond G. Lawry assigned to the 405th CSG

MAJ. GEN. John W. Hendrix, commander, 3d Infantry Division (M), presents COL. Murray J. Rupert, commander, 24th Corps Support Group (CSG), a FORSCOM certificate of achievement in safety and the Joint Task Force Olympic plaque for the unit's services during the 1996 Olympic Games

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS LASSEN (DDG 82) pulls alongside USN Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship USS SACRAMENTO (AOE 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP). The USN H-46 Sea Knight from the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11), Gunbearers, hovers into position to pickup cargo for transfer. The ships are part of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean

US Navy (USN) Boatswains Mates (BMC) onboard the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG 54) pull in the phone and distance line from the USN Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship USS SACRAMENTO (AOE 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP) in rough seas, while on a deployment with the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in the Pacific Ocean (POC)

Night shot of the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) sits moored pier side in the historic city of Valletta, Malta during a port visit. KENNEDY is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in SUMMER PULSE 2004, a simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 24th Corps Support Group (CSG) are greeted by USA Brigadier General (BGEN) Brian I. Geehan (left), Commanding General 1ST CSG, US Representative The Honorable Jack Kingston (R-GA) and US Congressman The Honorable Max Burns (R-GA), upon arrival at Fort Stewart, Georgia (GA), after redeploying from Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 24th Corps Support Group (CSG) are greeted by USA Brigadier General (BGEN) Brian I. Geehan (left), Commanding General 1ST CSG, US Representative The Honorable Jack Kingston (R-GA) and US Congressman The Honorable Max Burns (R-GA), upon arrival at Fort Stewart, Georgia (GA), after redeploying from Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 24th Corps Support Group (CSG) disembark from a World Air Ways commercial jet liner upon arrival at Fort Stewart, Georgia (GA), after redeploying from Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) arrives at Souda Bay for short port visit. This is the COLEs first deployment since a terrorist attack on the ship killed 17 crewmembers and injured 39 others while refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. COLE is part of a three ship Surface Strike Group (SSG) assigned to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG)

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) arrives at Souda Bay for short port visit. This is the COLEs first deployment since a terrorist attack on the ship killed 17 crewmembers and injured 39 others while refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. COLE is part of a three ship Surface Strike Group (SSG) assigned to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG). (Duplicate image, see also DNSD0411119 or search 040121N0780F036)

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) arrives at Souda Bay for short port visit. This is the COLEs first deployment since a terrorist attack on the ship killed 17 crewmembers and injured 39 others while refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. COLE is part of a three ship Surface Strike Group (SSG) assigned to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG). (Duplicate image, see also DNSD0412803 or search 040121N0780F036)

US Navy (USN) Ships assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conduct Replenishment At Sea while underway on a scheduled deployment in the Arabian Sea. Pictured left-to-right is the Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), the SACRAMENTO CLASS: Fast Combat Support Ship USS DETROIT (AOE 4) and the TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64)

US Navy (USN) Ships assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conduct Replenishment At Sea while underway on a scheduled deployment in the Arabian Sea. Pictured left-to-right is the USN TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64), the SACRAMENTO CLASS: Fast Combat Support Ship USS DETROIT (AOE 4) and the Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

A bow view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) as she pulls alongside of USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) [not shown] to transfer passengers while operating in the Gulf of Aden. The GULF is part of the Norfolk, Virginia (VA) based Washington Carrier Strike Group (CSG) on a scheduled deployment to the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operation (AOR)

A US Navy (USN) F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft, Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), Jolly Rogers, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The KENNEDY and her Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment

A US Navy (USN) F-14B Tomcat fighter aircraft, Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), Jolly Rogers, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), launches from the number one catapult during the flight operations aboard USN Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The KENNEDY is off the coast of Florida (FL) conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to prepare the ships and aircraft in the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) for future deployments

US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Second Class (AW2) Wes Vinson, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15), Red Lions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida (FL), monitors his surroundings for any visual contacts aboard a USN HH-60H Seahawk during a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) exercise off the coast of Florida. The Red Lions are currently embarked aboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to prepare ships and air wing in the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) for future deployment

US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Second Class (AW2) Jon Garth, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15), Red Lions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida (FL), mans a modified FNMI 7.62 mm M240G machine gun aboard an HH-60H Seahawk during a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) exercise over the coast of Florida. The Red Lions are currently embarked aboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to prepare ships and air wing in the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) for future deployment

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) and a small boat participate in a simulated small boat attack exercise (SWARMEX). ROOSEVELT is part of the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and is currently taking part in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), an intermediate level training exercise, designed to forge ships in the KENNEDY CSG into a cohesive fighting team

The Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, Mr. Loren Leman (center), observes flight operations from e flightdeck aboard e Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). STENNIS and embarked Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are currently at sea participating in Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2004 during eir regularly scheduled deployment. Simultaneously STENNIS is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is e simultaneous deployment of seven Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating e ability of e Navy to provide credible combat power across e globe, in five eaters wi oer US, Allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is...

Post side view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) steams alongside with another Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer in the background during SUMMER PULSE 2004 Exercise. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) cruises underway in the Atlantic Ocean with her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) cruises underway in the Atlantic Ocean with her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) cruises underway in the Atlantic Ocean with her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theatres with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

A US Navy (USN) S-3B Viking aircraft assigned to the 'Maulers' of Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) launches from the flight deck of the USN Aircraft Carrier, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting flight operation in support of Exercise SUMMER PULSE 2004. The Exercise envolves the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, Allied, and Coalition Military Forces. Summer Pulse is the Navyss first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit. KENNEDY is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in SUMMER PULSE 2004, a simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

Tugboats assist the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) while pulling pier-side in the port of Valletta, Malta during a scheduled port visit. KENNEDY is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in SUMMER PULSE 2004, a simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

Tugboats assist the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) while pulling pier-side in the port of Valletta, Malta during a scheduled port visit. KENNEDY is one of seven aircraft carriers participating in SUMMER PULSE 2004, a simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

A US Navy (USN) MH-60S Knighthawk, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC-6), Chargers, transfers cargo to the USN Ticonderoga Cruiser USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) transits the Suez Canal while transferring from Sixth Fleet to Fifth Fleet areas of operation. The Kennedy Carrier Strike Group is currently on a scheduled deployment taking part in SUMMER PULSE 04. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

An overhead view of the US Navy (USN) USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) underway in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in support of SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

A US Navy (USN) SH-60F Seahawk, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) Dragonslayers, passes the bow of USN USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as the ship steams through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in support of SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), Jolly Rogers, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), and a USN F/A-18C Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 81 (VFA-81), Sunliners, NAS Oceana, make final preparations for launch onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), on the Persian Gulf. JFK and Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) are participating in SUMMER PULSE 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat forces across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet...

A port side view of the US Navy (USN) USS GETTYSBURG (CG-64) underway on the Atlantic Ocean during Exercise SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

The US Navy (USN) USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) steams through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as part of SUMMER PULSE 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG). SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

US Navy (USN) Aviation Ordnancemen (AO) onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) hold a cargo pennant steady for connection to an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Ammunition Ship USNS KISKA (T-AE 35) [not shown] during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) evolution. The HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new...

US Navy (USN) (green shirt) Catapult Safety Officer, Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class (AB1) Robert Sanders stands ready for a signal to launch a USN C-2A Greyhound aircraft from the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier, USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The KITTY HAWK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting flight operation in support of Exercise SUMMER PULSE 2004. The Exercise involves the simultaneous of seven aircraft Carrier Strike Groups, demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other US, Allied, and Coalition Military Forces. Summer Pulse is the Navys first...

A US Navy (USN) Sailor assigned to the Sea Control Squadron 30 (VS-30), DiamondCutters, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (FL), scrubs the vertical stabilizer of a USN S-3B Viking, during an aircraft wash on the flight deck onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) on the Persian Gulf. The JFK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new...

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), Jolly Rogers, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), perform maintenance on the wings on an F-14B Tomcat onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) on the Persian Gulf. The JFK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST SEAMAN (OSSN) Jeffrey R. Rinker stands watch in the Combat Direction Center (CDC) onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). Operations specialists are responsible for identifying aircraft in the area, and controlling defensive related weapon systems. The KITTY HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet...

A US Navy (USN) Sailor assigned to the Sea Control Squadron 30 (VS-30), DiamondCutters, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (FL), scrubs the horizontal stabilizer of a USN S-3B Viking, during an aircraft wash on the flight deck onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) on the Persian Gulf. The JFK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new...

Vietnamese military officials watch as the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) prepares to moor at the Vietnamese port of Da Nang. The WILBUR is on scheduled port visit, the second US Navy ship to visit Vietnam and the first to visit Da Nang since 1973. These visits symbolize the continuation of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam. The WILBUR is part of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group (CSG), the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed carrier strike group, currently operating from Yokosuka, Japan

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102), Diamondbacks, Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, launches off the deck of the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The Hornet is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder on the wing tip. The HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102), Diamondbacks, Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, launches off the deck of the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) drops anchor at the Vietnamese port of Da Nang, Vietnam. The WILBUR arrived for a scheduled port visit, the second USN ship to visit Vietnam and the first to visit Da Nang since 1973. These visits symbolize the continuation of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam. The WILBUR is part of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group (CSG), the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed carrier strike group, currently operating from Yokosuka, Japan

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) (foreground) and the USN Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) moored at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia. BULKELEY adorned with a Hawaiian Lei after returning home from deployment with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102), Diamondbacks, Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, prepares for an arrested landing onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) after a routine training mission. The HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces. SUMMER PULSE is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

Port side view of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Henry J. Kaiser Class Underway Replenishment Oiler USNS YUKON (T-AO 202) underway during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

Two US Navy (USN) S-3B Viking aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5), Sea Control Squadron Two One (VS-21), in flight after completing routine Carrier Strike Group (CSG) operations near the island of Okinawa, Japan

Starboard view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) sails alongside a Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler during replenishment at sea (RAS) evolution during SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other US, allied, and coalition military forces

US Navy (USN) Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class (AD3) Melvir Gutierrez and USN Aviation Machinist's Mate AIRMAN (ADAN) Kim Espat conduct a 42-day inspection on a USN F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192), Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, onboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). A 42-day inspection is a periodic material condition inspection for various systems within the Hornet. The HAWK is one of seven carrier strike groups (CSG) involved in SUMMER PULSE 2004. SUMMER PULSE 2004 is the deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSG), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat capability across the globe, in five...

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS HOWARD (DDG 83) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship USNS RAINIER (T-AOE 7) [not shown] for a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). The HOWARD and RAINIER are currently on a scheduled deployment with the Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG)

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS HOWARD (DDG 83) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship USNS RAINIER (T-AOE 7) [not shown] for a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). The HOWARD and RAINIER are currently on a scheduled deployment with the Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG)

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant (LT) John Burnette, Chaplain, commences Mass with an opening prayer during Sunday Roman Catholic Mass aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT) and currently conducting carrier qualifications off the East coast of the United States

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) fires a high explosive control variable round, visible to the right of the barrel, from an MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber (lightweight) gun during a live fire exercise on the Persian Gulf. The MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber (lightweight) gun provides surface combatants accurate naval gunfire against fast, highly maneuverable surface targets, air threats and shore targets during amphibious operations. The VICKSBURG is part of the Kennedy Carrier Strike Group (CSG), currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF)

A bow starboard view as the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS MONTEREY (CG 61) sails out of Souda Harbor in Crete, following a four-day port visit to Greece's largest island. The Norfolk, Virginia (VA), based MONTEREY is part of Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), headed by the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) [not shown], which is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet aircraft assigned to the "Ragin Bulls" of Fighter Attack Squadron Three Seven (VFA-37) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults on board the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). The TRUMAN with her Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS SHOUP (DDG 86) (foreground) and the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, USS SHILOH (CG 67) (background) are underway in the Pacific Ocean as part of USN Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), which is being used in a surge role in support of the USN CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS BARRY (DDG 52) underway in the Arabian Sea as it participates with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) in a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS MONTEREY (CG 61) maneuvers near the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) for an underway Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Military Sealift Command (MSC) replenishment Oiler USNS GUADALUPE (T-AO 200) (not shown). The TRUMAN's Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism

Aerial starboard side view showing the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) (foreground) and the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), sailing in closer formation in the Arabian Sea, as the Truman's Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) and its embarked Carrier Airwing 3 (CVW-3), relieve the KENNEDY on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class (AD2) Joseph Broderick and USN Aviation Electrician's Mate Third Class (AE3) Christopher Lovell, onboard a USN MH-60S Seahawk (Knighthawk), prepare to hookup a cargo pallet from the USN Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at sea. The helo and aircrew are assigned to the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8 (HC-8), Dragon Whales, Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), currently embarked on board the SEATTLE as part of the JFK Carrier Strike Group (CSG). The KENNEDY is returning to port after completing over four months in the Persian Gulf in support of...

A US Navy (USN) EA-6B Prowler, Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130 Zappers), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), launches from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) to provide Close Air Support (CAS) and conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions over Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (AB2) Luis Martinez gives the thumbs-up to signify that the number one steam-powered catapult is clear prior to launching an F-18C Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105 Gunslingers), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) to provide Close Air Support (CAS) and conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions over Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class (AT2) Brian Doll, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7 ßThe Dusty Dogsß), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), stands a force protection security watch, armed with a 7.62 mm M240G machine gun, onboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), while the TRUMAN is in the Persian Gulf participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). In the background a USN SH-60 Helicopter is conducting a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operation and the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, USS MONTEREY (CG 61) steams alongside the TRUMAN

A US Navy (USN) Sailor assigned to the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), swims with a dolphin at Bahrain Dolphin Park during a port visit to Bahrain for some Rest and Relaxation (R & R). Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) is embarked onboard the TRUMAN and providing close air support (CAS) and conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions over Iraq. The Truman Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and CVW-3 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Sailors, Fixed Wing Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130 Zappers), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), perform maintenance to an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), while the TRUMAN is in the Persian Gulf participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Port beam view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS SHILOH (CG 67) underway in the Western Pacific Ocean. The SHILOH is part of Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9), the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the CHIEF of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) underway in the Pacific Ocean (POC) participating with Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9) in a Surge Role in support of the USN CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) Fleet Response Plan

Bow view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS SHILOH (CG 67) underway in the Western Pacific Ocean. The SHILOH is part of Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), the first to be used in the Surge Role in support of the CHIEF of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan

A US Navy (USN) Sailor, standing away from several F-14B Tomcats, Fixed Wing Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32 Swordsmen), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), looks over the side aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75), while the TRUMAN is in the Persian Gulf participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Gerry Douma, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7 The Dusty Dogs), Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3), writes notes during a maintenance check inside the cockpit of one of the Squadrons SH-60 Seahawk Helicopters in the hangar deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), while the TRUMAN is in the Persian Gulf participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, and SH-60B Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 47 (HSL-47), Saberhawks, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), depart the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (lower half) (RDML) William D. Crowder (left), Commander Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), and USN Captain (CAPT) David Lausmann, CVN 72 Executive Officer, survey damage along the coast of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, from the O-10 level onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

A US Navy (USN) HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), departs the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Helicopters are transporting supplies, disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] with the help of military members from Indonesia and Australia load SH-60 Seahawk helicopters with supplies for distribution throughout the island. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN Apprentice (SA) Michael Sullivan stands the Lee Helmsman watch on the bridge onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), as she transits the waters off of the coast of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lee Helmsman is a qualified standby who regularly relieves the helmsman. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

An aerial view of Banda Ache, Sumatra, Indonesia, and a US Navy (USN) SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA). HS-2 embarked onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] and transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 47 (HSL-47), Saberhawks, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), depart the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

A US Navy (USN) SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA) departs the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. HS-2 is transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Operator Second Class (AW2) Timothy Sullivan views the devastation of Banda Aceh, from a SH-60F Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA). HS-2 embarked onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] and transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) CHIEF PETTY Officer (CPO) Magtoto (center), aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown], helps military members from Indonesia and Australia unload supplies from a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft onto a truck for distribution throughout the island by USN helicopters. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Lawrence Burt (right), Carrier Air Wing Commander, USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), consults with Michael Bak, United States conflict prevention and response team coordinator, at Banda Aceh airport, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] with the help of military members from Indonesia and Australia load a USN SH-60B Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 47 (HSL-47), Saberhawks, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), with supplies for distribution throughout the island. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, and SH-60B Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 47 (HSL-47), Saberhawks, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), depart the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Aerial starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) stationed off the coast of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Helicopters assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and USN Sailors from ship are conducting humanitarian operations in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia on December 26, 2004. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

A port side view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MASON (DDG 87) as it is underway patrolling the Persian Gulf with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] and Indonesian Soldiers load supplies onto a USN HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), at the Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Sumatra, Indonesia. The supplies will be distributed along the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Culinary SPECIALIST Third Class (CS3) Joshua Savoy makes bread in the bakery onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) for the victims of the Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Sailors onboard the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), standby to conduct an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fast Combat Support Ship USNS RAINER (T-AOE 7). The BENFOLD is assigned to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG), currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, the humanitarian relief effort following the Tsunami of December 26, 2004

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] prepare pallets of bottled water at the Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Sumatra, Indonesia, to load onto helicopters for the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Culinary SPECIALIST Third Class (CS3) Joshua Savoy (right) and USN CS3 Davy Nugent prepare bread dough in the bakery onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) for the victims of the Tsunami stricken areas of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

A port side view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MASON (DDG 87) as it is underway patrolling the Persian Gulf with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (lower half) (RDML) William Douglas Crowder (center), Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), along with Indonesian Army Major General (MGEN) Bambang Darmono (right), Commander of the Indonesian Government Tsunami Relief Program, speak with the media about US humanitarian aid efforts in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

US Navy (USN) SH-60F Seahawk helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), depart the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand

US Navy (USN) HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2), Golden Falcons, and SH-60B Seahawk helicopters, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 47 (HSL-47), Saberhawks, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA), depart the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) en route to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami stricken coastal regions. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Sailors work to prepare an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter for flight as the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) takes a turn. The BENFOLD, assigned to Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), is currently conducting humanitarian operations in support of Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia on December 26, 2004

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) [not shown] and embarked Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), carry a refugee off a helicopter to the US Medical tent for treatment in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (lower half) (RDML) William Douglas Crowder (center), Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), speaks with a members of the Australian Royal Army in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, during the joint undertaking of Tsunami Humanitarian Relief Efforts

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (lower half) (RDML) William Douglas Crowder (left), Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9), listens to Indonesian Army Major General (MGEN) Bambang Darmono, Commander of the Indonesian Government Tsunami Relief Program, about relief efforts during Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE illustrated on a map of the Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia area

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