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A crewman admires the ship's cap worn by a Vietnamese child, one of 109 refugees taken aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006). The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Vietnamese refugees pose for a photograph aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) as the ship arrives at Naval Base, Subic Bay. A total of 109 refugees were rescued from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th and taken aboard the commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command

A launch is dwarfed alongside the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) as the ship comes into port. The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Vietnamese refugees give information to an interpreter aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) as the ship arrives at Naval Base, Subic Bay. A total of 109 refugees were rescued from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th and taken aboard the commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command

A Vietnamese refugee child sports a ship's cap aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT 2006) as the ship arrives in port at Naval Base, Subic Bay. The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, rescued a total of 109 refugees from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th

A Vietnamese refugee child smiles happily as she waves from a bus window. A total of 109 refugees are being transported to temporary quarters after arriving at Naval Base, Subic Bay aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006). The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Vietnamese refugees pose for a photograph with a member of the Philippine navy. A total of 109 refugees were transported to Naval Base, Subic Bay by the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT 2006) after the commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, rescued them from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th

A launch is dwarfed alongside the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) as the ship comes into port. The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Vietnamese refugees, some sporting ships caps, pose for a photograph aboard the Petroleum Tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT 2006). A total of 109 refugees were transported to Naval Base, Subic Bay after the commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, rescued them from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th

Philippine naval medical personnel prepare to examine some of the 109 Vietnamese refugees brought to Naval Base, Subic Bay by the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006). The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The Soviet Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OTLICHNNY (DDG 434) is escorted by US Coast Guard vessels and civilian pleasure craft as it passes Fort Monroe on its way to Naval Base, Norfolk. Officers and crewmen of the OTLICHNYY, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are traveling to the base for a five-day goodwill visit

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours the colonial village of Williamsburg with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet Ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Crew members man the rails of the Soviet Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) as the ship arrives at Hampton Roads. Officers and crewmen of the Otlichnny, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Members of the Soviet navy observe the US Navy's shiphandling simulator at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting Little Creek as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours the colonial village of Williamsburg with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Soviet sailors aboard the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) prepare for the ship's docking at Naval Base, Norfolk. Officers and crewmen of the OTLICHNNY, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG -088), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

An American naval officer stands with a Soviet officer on the port bridge wing of the Soviet Slava Class Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) as it enters Hampton Roads en route to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA), with two other Soviet ships. The MARSHAL USTINOV, the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are the first Soviet Navy vessels to visit an American military port

The Soviet Slava Class Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) passes by Fort Monroe as it enters Hampton Roads. The MARSHAL USTINOV, the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are beginning a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA). This is the first time that ships of the Soviet Navy have visited an American military port

A Marine translator communicates with two Soviet sailors during an outing at Town Point Park in honor of officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV. The Soviets are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours the colonial village of Williamsburg with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

A tugboat escorts the Soviet Boris Chilikin class replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV as it enters the roadstead on its way to Naval Base, Norfolk. Officers and crewmen of the GASANOV, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to the base

Vice Admiral Igor Vladimirovich Kasatonov, 1ST deputy commander in chief of Soviet Northern Fleet, and other Soviet dignitaries tour the colonial village of Williamsburg during a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, and the surrounding area. The Soviet visitors arrived at Norfolk aboard the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours Yorktown National Battlefield Monument with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours Yorktown National Battlefield Monument with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

US Coast Guard vessels and civilian pleasure craft escort the Soviet Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OTLICHNNY (DDG 434) into Hampton Roads. Officers and crewmen of the OTLICHNYY, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are traveling to Naval Base, Norfolk, for a five-day goodwill visit

An American girl distributes souvenirs to Soviet officers and crewmen during their outing in Town Point Park. The Soviet visitors arrived for a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, aboard the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV

A tugboat escorts the Soviet Slava class guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) as it enters the roadstead on its way to Naval Base, Norfolk. Officers and crewmen of the MARSHAL USTINOV, the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to the base

Yuriy V. Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, tours the colonial village of Williamsburg with his entourage. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Soviet dignitaries board a VH-3 Sea King helicopter for a flight to Oceana Naval Air Station following their tour of various historic sites. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are visiting area historic sites as part of their five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

During a memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery, two Soviet Sailors prepare to place a wreath commemorating the US servicemen who died in World War II. The Soviet Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are making a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, the first visit by ships of the Soviet navy to an American military port

A Soviet navy ceremonial guard marches behind a US Marine Corps unit during a joint memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery. The Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are making a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA). This is the first time that Soviet naval vessels have visited an American military port

US Marines and Soviet Sailors participate in a memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery. Three Soviet ships are at Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, for a five-day goodwill visit to an American military port by Soviet naval vessels. Making the visit are the Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV

A Soviet naval officer converses with his American counterpart as the two relax at Town Point Park. Officers and crewmen of three Soviet ships, the guided missile cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the guided missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434), and the replenishment oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are taking part in a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk

Two Soviet Sailors prepare to place a wreath during a joint US/Soviet memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery. Three Soviet ships are at Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, for a five-day goodwill visit. Making the visit are the Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV. This is the first visit to an American military port by Soviet naval vessels

A Soviet navy ceremonial guard marches into position during a joint US/Soviet memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery. For the first time, Soviet naval vessels are visiting an American military port. The Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are at Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA) for a five-day goodwill visit

US Marines and Soviet Sailors participate in a memorial ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery. Three Soviet ships are at Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA), for a five-day goodwill visit, the first visit to an American military port by Soviet naval vessels. Making the visit are the Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV

The Soviet Slava Class Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) passes by Fort Monroe as it leaves Hampton Roads. The MARSHAL USTINOV, the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are ending a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The visit was the first to an American military port by ships of the Soviet navy

The Soviet Slava Class Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) heads into the bay as it leave Hampton Roads. The MARSHAL USTINOV, the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are ending a five-day goodwill visit to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The visit was the first to an American military port by ships of the Soviet navy

A starboard beam view of the Soviet Boris Chilikin Class Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV as it leaves Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The GENRIKH GASANOV, the Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088) and the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) are leaving Norfolk after a five-day goodwill visit. The visit was the first to an American military port by ships of the Soviet navy

A fallen tree outside the headquarters of the commander, Naval Base, Charleston, illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo, which recently passed through the area

A fallen sign at Naval Base, Charleston, illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo, which recently passed through the area

A port bow view of the Brazilian destroyer SERGIPE (D-35) tied up alonside the floating dry dock AFONSO PENA (G-25) on the west side of Naval Base, Rio de Janeiro

A Haitian refugee salutes the camera during his stay at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A portrait of a Haitian refugee peering through the fencing at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Marine LCPL Donald Kenley, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina carries one of the Haitian refugee children at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Haitian refugees who fled their country stand outside a tent at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Haitian refugees go about their daily routine at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A United States Coast Guard cutter, that intercepted and transported the Haitian refugees who fled the turmoil in their country, in the port at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

USAF SSGT John McLauglin, 554th Security Police Squadron plays with Haitian refugee children at the Camp McCalla tent facilities on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 14,000 refugees attempted to reach the United States by boat and were picked up by the Coast Guard in international waters and transported to the base at Guantanamo Bay. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Military and civilian officials discuss damage to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki. Pictured, from left, are: CAPT. Robert Mullens, commanding officer, PMRF; John Mihara, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division; Rear Adm. (lower half) William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, and an unidentified official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, discusses landing craft operations with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), and two members of Beachmaster Unit 1. Supplies are being transported ashore on the island of Kauai as part of Main Task Force Garden Isle, the joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), as the two watch supplies being unloaded from the BELLEAU WOOD. The supply delivery is part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to assist the residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, welcomes BGEN Robert Akers, commander, Joint Task Force Garden Isle, upon Akers' arrival on the island of Kauai. The task force has been organized to deliver supplies to the residents of the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with a soldier as CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), stands by during the unloading of supplies from the BELLEAU WOOD. Members of the Joint Task Force Garden Isle are taking part in the supply delivery to assist residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, converses with a soldier who is assisting in transporting supplies by landing craft from the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) to the island of Iauai. The delivery is part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort which was organized to provide assistance to the residents of the region in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

CAPT Douglas Bradt, left, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), left, and RADM William Retz, right, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, watch from the bridge as landing craft and helicopters deliver supplies from the BELLEAU WOOD to the island of Kanai in the aftermath of Hurrican Iniki. The delivery is being made as part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), as MASTER CHIEF Fire Controlman Bernard Quibilan, a native of the island of Kauai, stands by. The men are coordinating the unloading of supplies from the BELLEAU WOOD during Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to assist residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, and CAPT Douglas Bradt, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), watch from the ship's bridge as supplies are unloaded from the vessel by members of Joint Task Force Garden Isle. The task force was organized to provide disaster relief for residents of the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

President William Jefferson Clinton converses with Rear Adm. Merrill W. Ruck, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco/commander, Combat Logistics Group One, aboard the admiral's barge during Clinton's visit to NAS, Alameda. Clinton is visiting Alameda to discuss the issue of base closure

Rear Adm. Merrill W. Ruck, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco/commander, Combat Logistics Group I, welcomes President William Jefferson Clinton upon his arrival at NAS, Alameda. Clinton is visiting Alameda to discuss the issue of base closure

LT. Rich Torez, a member of the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO), escorts junior Reserve Officer Training Candidates (ROTC) Hispanic students from Orange Glen and Escondido High Schools down the pier at the 32nd St. Naval Base to the guided missile cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) for a tour. The guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) is tied up to the pier in the background

LT. Rich Torez, a member of the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO), escorts junior Reserve Officer Training Candidates (ROTC) Hispanic students from Orange Glen and Escondido High Schools down the pier at the 32nd St. Naval Base to the guided missile cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) for a tour. The guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) is tied up to the pier in the background

ENSIGN Jorge Parra, communications officer for the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57), discusses ship board operations with junior Reserve Officers Training Candidate (ROTC) students from Orange Glen and Escondido High Schools during a tour of the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) at the 32nd St. Naval Base. In addition, he discussed the educational opportunities available and the commissioning programs the Navy can offer young Hispanics

US Marines from the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion patrol the Naval Base in a light armored vehicle (LAV) as part of two days of training. The Marines are presently stationed aboard USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A close up of the back of the helmet of Lance CPL. J. A. (Rebel) Molina, 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, as he mans a .50 caliber machine gun on top of a light armored vehicle (LAV) takes part in two days of training on the Naval Base. The Marines are presently stationed aboard USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A sniper from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines secures the area. The Marines are taking part in two days of training on the Naval Base and are presently stationed on USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A US Marine from the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion checks out the area before his vehicle attempts to cross the mud covered ground. The Marines are taking part in two days of training on the Naval Base. They are presently stationed aboard USS NASSAU as part of the operation

PH3 April Hatton from Navy Combat Camera Team videotapes the US Marines from the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion entering the water as part of two days of training on the Naval Base. The Marines are presently stationed aboard USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A US Marine from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines and armed with an M-16 rifle, takes cover behind dead palm branches as they secure the hill at McCalla on the Naval Base. The Marines are presently stationed aboard the USS NASSAU as part of the operation

The US Marines from the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion stop at the gate that separates communist Cuba from America. The Marines are taking part in two days of training on the Naval Base and are presently stationed aboard USS NASSAU as part of the operation

US Marines from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines scramble up the hill at McCalla on the Naval Base for two days of training. The Marines are presently stationed on USS NASSAU as part of the operation

Two US Marines with camouflage face paint from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines secure the hill at McCalla as part of two days of training on the Naval Base. The Marines are presently stationed on the USS NASSAU as part of the operation

Two US Marines from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines come ashore on the Naval Base for two days of training. The Marines are presently stationed on USS NASSAU as part of the operation

US Marine Radiomen from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines move up the hill to McCalla on the Naval Base as part of two days of training on the island. The Marines are presently stationed on USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A US Marine Radioman from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines checks in with his men as they secure the hill at McCalla on the Naval Base. The Marines are presently stationed aboard the USS NASSAU as part of the operation

A US Marine from the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines sets up a lightweight satellite terminal (LST-5C) on the Naval Base. The Marines are taking part in two days of training on the island and are presently stationed aboard the USS NASSAU as part of the operation

Members of the supply department on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) move hazmat material out onto one of the elevators in preparation for off loading the plastic storage trash as the ship docks at the Naval Base. The Navy does not dump trash at sea but returns it to shore for proper disposal

Aerial view of Windward Piers with the Military Sealift Command chartered vessel MEDITERRANEAN SKY (L), and the IVAN FRANKO (R). These ships were used in Jamaica for troop and Haitian migrant billeting. While berth at the Naval Base, the MEDITERRANEAN SKY will hold civilian personnel and the IVAN FRANKO will hold military personnel to alleviate the overcrowded billeting of Joint Task Force personnel

A view looking aft on the dock landing ship USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) en route to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba showing some of the over 2,600 Cuban refugees being transported to the U.S. Naval Base. U.S. Coast Guard cutters have been rescuing the refugees from small boats, rafts and anything that will float in the waters between Cuba and the Florida Keys and transferring them to the U.S. Navy ships

USS KLARKRING (FFG-42) from Charleston, S.C. transports Cubans, who were picked up at sea, to the Naval Base. After entering the Naval Base the Cubans will begin processing for safe haven

A view on board the dock landing ship USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) en route to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba showing some of the over 2,600 Cuban refugees being transported to the U.S. Naval Base. U.S. Coast Guard cutters have been rescuing the refugees from small boats, rafts and anything that will float in the waters between Cuba and the Florida Keys and transferring them to the U.S. Navy ships

A close-up view of some of the Cubans who were picked up at sea, and three navy personnel standing at the ropes. USS KLARKRING (FFG-42) from Charleston, S.C. is transporting them to the Naval Base where they will begin processing for safe haven

PETTY officer 3rd Class Blackard, U.S. Navy Seabee, works to put the finishing touches on a foundation for a bathroom facility at Camp Foxtrot at the U.S. Naval Base. The construction will improve the quality of life for migrants in the camp

Cuban immigrants walk to a US Navy landing craft that will ferry them across Guantanamo Bay, enroute to their parole flight from the US Naval Base to the United States

Cuban migrants walk to a US Navy landing craft that will ferry them across Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, enroute to their parole flight from the US Naval Base to the United States. The flight will take the parolees to Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, for processing and reunion with their sponsors

A historical marker on the U. S. Naval Base, Guam that identifies the significance of the Marine Barracks site. PHOTO was taken during the 50TH Anniversary Ceremony for the Liberation of Guam (WWII)

An aerial stern view of four navy ships tied up at destroyer and submarine (D&S) pier 20 at the Naval base. On the north side of the pier is the fleet oiler USS Platte (AO-186) with the amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD-15) astern of her. South side of the pier is the destroyer tender USS Shenandoah (AD-44) with the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) astern of her

An overhead view of a Franco-German MASH site located at the Naval Base in Troger, Croatia. In the foreground is a parked Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 1350 L (4x4) Ambulance and a Transportpanzer 1 (Fuchs) Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Ambulance parked between two temporary shelters

An overhead view of a Franco-German MASH site located at the Naval Base in Troger, Croatia. In the foreground is a parked Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 1350 L (4x4) Ambulance and a Transportpanzer 1 (Fuchs) Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Ambulance parked between two temporary shelters

US Navy (USN) MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer (MCPO), Todd Thom, MCPO of the Command/Fleet Activities at Yokosuka, Naval Base, Japan signs the book of USN, CHIEF PETTY Officer (CPO), Mess Management SPECIALIST (MS) (Selectee) Todd Mears, during the COP Selectee Olympics

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Robert C. Chaplin (front second from left), Commander, US Naval Forces, Japan, leads the way during an early morning run, at Yokosuka, Naval Base, Japan

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)

United States Joint Service members render a hand salute during a visit by US President George W. Bush to US Naval Base (USNB) Ford Island, Hawaii

US Marine Corps (USMC) AAV7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles (AAV) stand by ready to load onto a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) M1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) damaged during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM stands ready to load onto a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) MK48 Front Power Units for the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) damaged during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM ready for loading onto a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Reserve Marines and Third Country Nationals (TCN) wash and prepare a variety of High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) before they are loaded onto Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines are currently deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

Damaged US Marine Corps (USMC) MK48 Front Power Units for the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS), marked Code A, ready to be loaded onto Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) at the Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines are currently deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

Third Country Nationals (TCN) assist US Marine Corps (USMC) Reservists Lance Corporal (LCPL) Micah Rodriguez (far left), Mortuary Affairs SPECIALIST, wash a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) before they are loaded onto Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) M1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) damaged during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM stands ready to load onto a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) at Mohammed Al Ahmed Naval Base, Kuwait. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM