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US Navy (USN) Sailor Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Paul Manansala from the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) kisses his young daughter after returning home at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California (CA). The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) completed their six-month regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II ) Guided Missile Destroyers USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85) man the rails as their ship passes under the Coronado Bay Bridge as it return to its homeport at Naval Station (NS) San Diego, California. MCCAMPBELL completed a regular scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) man the rails as their ship passes under the Coronado Bay Bridge during its returns to its homeport at Naval Base (NS) San Diego, California. LAKE CHAMPLAIN completed a regular scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

The US Navy (USN) Los Angeles Class Fast-Attack Submarine USS SCRANTON (SSN 756) underway participating in Operation INSPIRED SIREN. INSPIRED SIREN is a bilateral joint exercise between the United States and Pakistani Navies. The US and Pakistan are conducting training in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), air defense, anti- submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea and command and control

US Navy (USN) Sailors watch a USN SH-60F Seahawk helicopter assigned to the USN Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) lifts off while a USN C-2A Greyhound (left) starts engine from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during operations in the Pacific Ocean. The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are completing their six-month regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) underway in the Persian Gulf conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). (Duplicate image, see also 041230-N-4308O-137 or DN-SD-06-14350)

A US Navy (USN) Sailor uses fine-grain sandpaper to sand down any imperfections on several nozzles inside the hangar bay of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), while the USS RONALD REAGAN is underway in Indian Ocean (IOC) on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Engineman Second Class (EN2) Darrell Dow, stationed aboard the USN Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship, USS OAK HILL (LSD 51), sounds a fuel tank aboard the Indian Flagged motor vessel (MV) BHAKTI SAGAR. OAK HILL moored with MV BHAKTI SAGAR after receiving a distress call. While alongside, OAK HILL provided the motor vessel with provisions, hot meals from the galley, and 3,900 gallons of JP5 fuel. The OAK HILL is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) as part of the Dutch-led Coalition Task Force (CTF-150)

Maritime Security Operations (MSO) team from Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG-89) departs on a Rigid Hauled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to complete a routine boarding of a foreign vessel in the North Arabian Gulf. US and Coalition forces plan and execute MSO to deny terrorists use of the maritime environment in the North Arabian Gulf. MSOs have a multi-layered security posture utilizing a variety of assets to detect, disrupt and destroy terrorist attempts to harm the infrastructure of Iraq. This includes the security and normalization of commercial shipping into and out of Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A port stern view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) as it is underway in the Persian Gulf conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO), with the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Aerial port bow view of the Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG-89) steams across the North Arabian Gulf while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An aerial starboard stern view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) as it is underway in the Persian Gulf conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO), with the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Two US Navy (USN) Special Boat Unit 12 (SBU-12) mount a M2.50 caliber machine gun on to a Mark V (Mk-5) Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), onboard the USN Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock Ship, USS DULUTH (LPD 6). The DULUTH is currently underway through the Gulf of Oman conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) on its way home to San Diego, California (CA), after participating in support of the global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

A starboard view of the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS OKANE (DDG 77) underway in the Indian Ocean (IOC) conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) off the coast of Somalia in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

050429-N-5526M-001 (Apr. 29, 2005)Crew members assigned to the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship USS FIREBOLT (PC 10) rescue refugees from Somalia after their boat, a fishing Dowel, capsized somewhere out in the Indian Ocean (IOC). The FIREBOLT is currently providing Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.U.S. Navy official photo by Photographer's Mate First Class Robert R. McRill (RELEASED)

US Navy (USN) Sailors on the fantail onboard the USN Ticonderoga Class (Aegis) Guided Missile Cruiser, USS NORMANDY (CG 60) prepare to receive survivors rescued from the ocean after their small vessel capsized 25-miles off the coast of Somalia, while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Quartermaster SEAMAN (QMSN) Jeffrey Hammond fires a Mark 19 (MK-19) MOD 3 40 mm grenade machine gun, while Fire Controlman Third Class (FC3) Albert Roddy watches for accuracy, during a pre-aim calibration (PAC) live-fire exercise onboard the USN Ticonderoga Class (Aegis) Guided Missile Cruiser, USS NORMANDY (CG 60), while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class (Aegis) Guided Missile Cruiser, USS NORMANDY (CG 60) fires its Mark 45 (MK-45) 5-inch.54 caliber gun during a pre-aim calibration (PAC) live-fire exercise, while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) MASTER at Arms SEAMAN (MASN) Matthew Ramer (left) and MASN Abraham Lopez, Mobile Security Detachment 24, Norfolk, Virginia (VA), pose for a photo aboard the Henry J. Kaiser Class Underway Replenishment Oiler USNS WALTER S. DIEHL (T-AO 193) while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) as the ship heads towards the Strait of Hormuz during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. MASN Ramer is armed with an M4A1 Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD) and MASN Lopez carries a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with an M203 40 mm grenade launcher attached

US Navy (USN) MASTER-at-Arms SEAMAN (MASN) Matthew Ramer, Mobile Security Detachment 24 (MSD-24), scans the horizon for small boats while transiting the Straits of Hormuz onboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler, USNS WALTER S DIEHL (T-AO 193) in order to conduct underway refueling operations while participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) Sailors use a 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to transport some of the rescued crewmen from the Motor Vessel (MV) OLYMPIAS to the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) after the OLYMPIAS engine room caught fire and engulfed the vessel. The CARL VINSON is in the Persian Gulf conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and in support of the Global war on Terrorism (GWOT)

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) as she is underway alongside the USN Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship, USS CAMDEN (AOE 2) conducting a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), flight deck crewmembers observe as a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) pulls alongside a fighting dhow to return a medical evacuee that was brought aboard ship to receive medical attention. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf conducting operations in support of multi-national forces in Iraq and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Gulf in order to set the conditions for security and stability in the region

US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), addresses Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The KEARSARGE and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are on a scheduled deployment and currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Port side view of the US Navy (USN) Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS HAWES (FFG 53) underway while participating in Operation INSPIRED SIREN. INSPIRED SIREN is a bilateral joint exercise between the United States and Pakistan Navies. The US and Pakistan are conducting training in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), air defense, anti- submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea and command and control

Port side view of the Pakistan Navy Tariq Class Frigate PNS (Pakistani Naval ship) SHAHJAHAN (DDG 186), underway participating in Operation INSPIRED SIREN. INSPIRED SIREN is a bilateral joint exercise between the United States and Pakistan Navies. The US and Pakistan are conducting training in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), air defense, anti- submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea and command and control

The US Navy (USN) Los Angeles Class Fast-Attack Submarine USS SCRANTON (SSN 756) leads the USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigates USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59), USN USS HAWES (FFG 53) and two Pakistani Naval ships the Tariq Class Frigate PNS (Pakistani Naval ship) SHAHJAHAN (DDG 186) and PNS TARIQ (DDG 181) in column formation during the Operation INSPIRED SIREN. INSPIRED SIREN is a bilateral joint exercise between the United States and Pakistan Navies. The US and Pakistan are conducting training in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), air defense, anti- submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea and command and control

US Navy (USN) SENIOR CHIEF Quartermaster (QMCS) Amy Coppedge gives navigation training to an Iraqi Navy officer aboard the USN Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship USS ASHLAND (LSD 48). The Iraqi Navy and Marines are training with the Maritime Riverine Assistant Support Troop, comprised of Royal Navy and Royal Marines. The Iraqi military is afforded an opportunity to train aboard USN ships, because their country is not equipped with the proper platforms for certain training purposes. Maritime Riverine Assistant Support Troop and the Ashland are assisting in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) by training the Iraqi military to stand security watches and various shipboard operations...

A US Navy (USN) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15), Blackhawks, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA), departs the flight deck aboard Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The KEARSARGE and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC), are on a scheduled deployment and currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

A starboard bow view (background) of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) as it pulls into Mombasa, Mombasa Region, Kenya (KEN), for an overnight port stay, the first time since 1999 that a USN ship has visited Mombasa. The USS GONZALEZ is currently deployed with the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

The Royal Navy Duke Class (Type 23) Frigate HMS (Her Majestys Ship) ARGYLL (F 231) holds a steady course while conducting replenishment at sea (RAS) operations with the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The KEARSARGE and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are on a scheduled deployment and are currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Devon Jamison waits in the foreground, as a MH-53E Sea Dragon Helicopter, assigned to the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron One Five (HM-15), lands on the flight deck of the USN Whidbey Island Class: Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), during exercise NAUTICAL UNION. US and Coalition Forces are participating in the Exercise, designed to enhance Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS), and command and control

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) conducts Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise directed through Commander Destroyer Squadron 50 (COMDESRON 50) between the US and coalition forces in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle. The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after going ashore

Overhead view of a US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle. The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after going ashore

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle. The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after going ashore

US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1s (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) maneuver into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1s are armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicles. The vehicles carry troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. They also carry troops to inland objectives after going ashore

Overhead view of a US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle. The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after going ashore

Overhead view of a US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. The AAV7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle. The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after going ashore

Overhead view of a US Marine Corps (USMC) 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) AAV7A1 (Assault Amphibian Vehicle) as it maneuvers into position to enter the well deck of an amphibious assault ship currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Navy (USN) SH-60B Seahawk helicopter, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 60 (HSL-60), Jaguars, lifts off from the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG-58). The PHILIPPINE SEA and HSL-60 are participating in exercise Nautical Union, a joint exercise conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS) and command and control (C2). MSO is aimed at setting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant (LT) Scott Small mans the Integrated Catapult Control System (ICCS) in the Waist Bubble (a.k.a. bubble), during flight operations aboard the USN aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations

The Marina Militare (Italian Navy) Maestrale Class Frigate, ITS LIBECCIO (F 572), sails alongside the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during routine operations. The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). (SUBSTANDARD)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Third Class (AM3) Jeffrey Harmon, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), gives the ready signal to a VFA-41 USN F/A-18F Super Hornet before launch aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class (AD3) Ashered Advincula, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6), Indians, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), performs maintenance on an USN SH-60 Seahawk helicopters tail rotor hub after re-assembly aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

A US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3). The KEARSARGE is on a regularly scheduled deployment, conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

A US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The KEARSARGE is on a regularly scheduled deployment, conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (ABAN) Maria Ramoscarver covered in grease assists in replacing an arresting recovery wire aboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Trevor Pomeroy paints the stern dock aboard the USN Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class (AO2) Sean Hoyt, Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94), Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), loads 20mm ammunition into the ammunition drum of a USN F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flightdeck of the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG 59) (left), the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship USNS BRIDGE (T-AOE 10) and the USN Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) perform a connected replenishment at sea (CONREP), transferring fuel and supplies. The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS), and his wife, receives rainbow side boy honors on his arrival onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) for a USO (United Service Organization) visit. The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

Gal Sayers, retired Football Hall of Fame Running Back for the Chicago Bears (1965-1971), signs autographs for Sailors following a USO (United Service Organization) show held aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (left), The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS), speaks with US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Ted Branch, Commanding Officer of the USN Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), on the flight deck during an air-power demonstration. The Nimitz Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS PRINCETON (CG 59) (foreground), comes along side the USN Aircraft Carrier, USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) to conduct Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations while underway in the Persian Gulf. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment and is participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). (SUBSTANDARD)

With the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Adelaide (Oliver Hazard Perry) Class: Frigate, Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) NEWCASTLE (FFG 06) underway in the background, two US Navy (USN) F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, assigned to the "Tophatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron Fourteen (VFA-14), prepare to launch from the flight deck of the USN Aircraft Carrier, USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf area

A US Navy (USN) SH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four (HS-4) prepares to land aboard the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), while the ship is underway conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

The US Navy (USN) Los Angeles Class: Attack Submarine, USS NORFOLK (SSN 714) moored at the Mina Salman Pier in, Manama, Bahrain during a brief port visit. The NORFOLK is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet Area Of Operations (AOR) in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA 1), US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines observes the sites of Hong Kong, while the ship prepares to make a port call at Hong Kong Harbor. The TARAWA is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 1 (ESG-1), currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Western Pacific in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC-36) craft assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4), approaches the well deck of the USN Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50) off the coast of Somalia. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Douglas Thomas dons a helmet prior to participating in a weapons live fire exercise aboard the USN Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50) off the coast of Somalia. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team from the Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), maneuver through the waters of the Indian Ocean aboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to conduct a master consent boarding on an Indian cargo dhow. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team from the Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), climb down to a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to conduct a master consent boarding on an Indian cargo dhow. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), a Sailor assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team is issued a 5.56 mm M4A1 carbine inside the ships armory. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team from the Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), aboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), approach a Indian cargo dhow to conduct a master consent boarding. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

A starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75), underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a regularly scheduled deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), a Sailor assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team assemble on the boat deck to establish communications prior to conducting a master consent boarding onboard an Indian cargo dhow. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team from the Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), move away from the ship aboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to conduct a master consent boarding on an Indian cargo dhow. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), a Sailor assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team perform gear checks as they prepare to conduct a master consent boarding aboard an Indian cargo dhow. The CARTER HALL and embarked ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS) in the Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism

US Navy (USN) Flight Deck Crew members onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), prepare USN F-14D Tomcat aircraft for flight operations. The ROOSEVELT and embarked Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) are currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MOS), in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) personnel from the USN Harpers Ferry class Amphipious Dock Landing Ship USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), fire MK-18 5.56 mm Assault Rifles during a live fire weapons qualification on the flight deck

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), Fire Control Technician Second Class (FT2) Aaron L. Clupper, stands armed watch searching the water for swimmers or other potential dangers, at Changi Naval Base, Singapore (SGP). The CHAMPLAIN is a part of a Carrier Strike Group (CGS), currently deployed in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations (MOS)

The US Navy (USN) Pacific Fleet Band performs pier side at Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI), as the Harpers Ferry Class: Dock Landing Ship, USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52) makes a brief visit in port. The PEARL HARBOR and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted Maritime Security Operations (MOS) including acting as an a-float staging base for coalition forces and conducted three relief missions ferrying humanitarian aid to Pakistan

The US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) is underway across the Bay of Bengal after making a port call in Singapore, while currently deployed with the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group, which is conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Aerial port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), underway in the Bay of Bengal, conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) is underway across the Bay of Bengal after making a port call in Singapore. The USS RONALD REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

A quarter stern port view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), underway in the Bay of Bengal on its maiden deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations (MSO). (Duplicate image, see also 060212-N-5060B-041 or DN-SD-06-10114)

A US Navy (USN) Anti-Submarine Squadron Three (HS-3, Tridents) SH-60F Seahawk helicopter performs plane guard duties above the Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56), which is underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Honor Guard detail stand at attention prior to rendering honors during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat aircraft are launched from the flight deck, aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean, conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) during a regularly scheduled deployment. (Duplicate image, see also 060213-N-0685C-014 or DN-SD-06-10120)

US Navy (USN) Commander (CDR) John Franklin, USN Chaplain, conducts a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

An aerial starboard side view showing the US Navy (USN) Supply Class Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) (foreground) and the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), underway in the Indian Ocean during a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) exercise, while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism

A view taken from onboard a US Navy (USN) MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4), on approach to land aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), while the ship is underway in the Indian Ocean, on its maiden deployment, conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) prepare an F/A-18C Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft for a catapult launch on the flight deck, while the USS RONALD REAGAN is underway in Indian Ocean (IOC) on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

Armed with M60 7.62 mm Machine Guns, US Navy (USN) Coastal Patrol Boats (CPB) assigned to the Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 26 (NCWRON-26) patrol the coastal waters of the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (BM2) Michael Steven Dobkins, assigned to Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 26 (NCWRON-26) looks through binoculars as he patrols the coastal waters of the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations

A US Navy (USN) Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) assigned to the Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 26 (NCWRON-26) patrols the coastal waters of the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations

A US Navy (USN) Plane Captain, Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), watches the sunset from the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft on the flight deck, while the USS RONALD REAGAN is underway in Indian Ocean (IOC) on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (BM2) David Mannix assigned to the Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 26 (NCWRON-26) patrols the coastal waters of the Persian Gulf using a Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) in support of the global war on terrorism and Maritime Security Operations

An aerial view showing US Navy (USN) and Royal Navy (British) ships conducting Maritime Security Operations while underway in the Persian Gulf. Pictured foreground-to-background: The USN Harpers Ferry Class: Dock Landing Ship, USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), The Royal Navy (British), Appleleaf Class Support Tanker, Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) BAYLEAF (A 109); and the USN Tarawa Class: Amphibious Assault Ship, USS NASSAU (LHA 4)

Three US Navy (USN) Aviation Ordnancemen, Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25), Fist of the Fleet), Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), perform a post-fire check on an M61A1 20 mm automatic gun in the hangar bay, while the USS RONALD REAGAN is underway in Indian Ocean (IOC) on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

On the flight deck aboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), a (Brown shirt) Plane Captain assigned to the Tomcatters of Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) cleans the canopy of an F-14D Tomcat aircraft. The ROOSEVELT and Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations (MOS)

US Navy (USN) flight deck personnel perform final pre-flight checks on a USN E-2C Hawkeye aircraft assigned to the "Black Eagles" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113) while conducting flight operations aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). The REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, while participating in the global war on terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN (red shirt) Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113) group lift an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) onto a USN F/A-18C Hornet aircraft spotted on the flight deck. The REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, while participating in the global war on terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), two (brown shirt) Plane Captains, conduct pre-flight checks on an USN F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, from Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25), before flight operations. The REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf while participating in the global war on terrorism

Onboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN (red shirt) Aviation Ordnanceman First Class (AO1) Clinton Donham, checks to ensure that missiles and ordnance are attached properly on a USN F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft spotted on the flight deck. The REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, while participating in the global war on terrorism

US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Second Class ((AW2) Kris Kopy, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) prepares to test fire a M3.50 caliber aircraft machine gun from a HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, while providing security for Maritime Security Operations (MSO) being conducted in the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN AIRMAN Apprentice (AA) Frank Baylon, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25) cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft spotted on the flight deck. The REAGAN is currently on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, while participating in the global war on terrorism

Aerial starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), underway on its maiden deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, in support of the global war on terrorism

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