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A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman signals it for takeoff during exercise Unitas XX

A bow view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) docked during exercise Unitas XX

A distant view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman looks out from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) works on the nose assembly of an SH-2 Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter during exercise Unitas XX

A port quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

The Unitas XX task force in port, along with a replenishment ship. From left to right are the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and the frigate USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089)

A distant view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089) (foreground), the Venezuelan ships ALMIRANTE CLEMENTE (F-11), GENERAL JOSE TRINIDAD MORAN (F-12), FALCON (D-22) and CARABOBO (D-21) (background) during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman signals during exercise Unitas XX

A port beam view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

A Sea Sparrow missile in flight after its launch from the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman is transferred from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) to the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1089), by highline, during exercise Unitas XX

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A view from the hangar of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) of an SH-2 Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter take-off during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE's (FF-1075) flight deck and hangar during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) work on an SH-2D Seasprite helicopter during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and a starboard view of the frigate USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

A crewman is transferred from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) to the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1089), by highline, during exercise Unitas XX

A port quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as the ship gets underway for exercise Unitas XX

CDR J.C. Rogers Jr. assumes command of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) from CDR B.G. Taylor during a ceremony aboard the ship. The ceremony took place during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard beam view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard beam view of the Peruvian destroyer VILLAR (DD-71), ex-USS BENHAM (DD-796), in the foreground, and the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) in the background during exercise Unitas XX

An SH-2 Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter is taking off from the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

An SH-2D Seasprite helicopter on the flight deck of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

Starboard beam view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as seen from the deck of another exercise Unitas XX ship

A Sea Sparrow missile is launched from the eight-tube base point defense surface missile system (BPDSMS) launcher aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) loads a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter, on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

An aerial port beam view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) underway

An aerial port beam view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) underway

An aerial starboard bow view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) underway

The frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) comes alongside the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) to refuel

Crewmen from the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61), foreground, and the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) fall into ranks prior to manning replenishment stations

A port view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) underway

A port view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) underway

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) underway off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon

An aerial starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) underway with their escorts off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. The escorts are, clockwise from bottom: the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), replenishment oiler USS SAVANNAH (AOR 4), frigate USS TRIPPE (FF 1075), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23) and the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6)

An aerial starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and their escorts underway off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. The escorts are, clockwise from left: frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), replenishment oilers USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6) and USS SAVANNAH (AOR 4), guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF F1075) and the ammunition ship USS NITRO (AE 23)

A port view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) underway