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Photograph of the Apollo 13 Spacecraft Being Returned to the Prime Recovery Ship, USS Iwo Jima

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Canton Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southwest of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean,Tropical Storm Victoria

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Victoria

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean southeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Wake Island

Gemini IV Mission Image - Pacific Ocean east of Hawaii

An aerial port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of San Diego

Distant view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) underway, as seen from the guided missile cruiser USS COLUMBUS (CG-12)

An aerial port beam view of the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS-7) off the coast of San Diego

A U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile flies over mountainous terrain after being launched from a submerged submarine

AS17-148-22761 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Earth views over the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica

AST-14-874 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-20-1603 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds over Pacific Ocean off California, Overexposed

AST-14-862 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

The guided missile cruiser USS REEVES (CG-24) steams alongside the replenishment oiler USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) during underway replenishment operations

AST-14-860 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-14-866 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-14-870 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-14-864 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-14-867 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-14-871 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-07-414 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds Over Pacific Ocean near Hawaii

AST-14-876 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Pacific Ocean, Clouds South West of California

AST-20-1600 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds over Pacific Ocean off California, Overexposed

AST-07-415 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds over the Pacific Ocean off the Oregan Coastl

AST-10-580 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds Over Pacific Ocean, Southwest of Costa Rica

AST-11-655 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds over the Pacific Ocean, North of New Guinea

A port beam view of the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7) off San Diego, California, en route to Long Beach for commissioning

A starboard view of the replenishment oiler ROANOKE (AOR 7) off San Diego, California, en route to Long Beach, California, for its commissioning

A port quarter view of the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7) off San Diego, California, en route to Long Beach for commissioning

An aerial port bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial starboard view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial port bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial starboard bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial port bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF-1050) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial port bow view of the destroyer USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway

An aerial port view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway

An elevated starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of southern California

An elevated starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of southern California

An air-to-air right rear view of an SH-3A Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6) with AN/ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) gear suspended below it. Visible below is a frigate underway

Members of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6) await rescue from aboard a life raft after they were forced to ditch their SH-3 Sea King helicopter

An elevated port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV 61) departing San Diego for deployment in the western Pacific. The ship is passing Pt. Loma. (SUBSTANDARD)

An aerial port bow view of ships involved in a joint operation

A starboard quarter view of the destroyer USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) underway near San Diego

A starboard beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard view of the destroyer tender USS DIXIE (AD-14) underway off the coast of Southern California

An aerial bow view of the destroyer tender USS DIXIE (AD-14) underway off the coast of Southern California

An aerial starboard quarter view of the destroyer tender USS DIXIE (AD-14) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial starboard view of the destroyer tender USS DIXON (AD 14) underway off the Southern California coast

A port quarter view of the destroyer USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) underway off the coast of Southern California. A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter can be seen aboard the ship

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PLUNGER (SSN 595) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS THOMAS JEFFERSON (SSBN 618) underway

An air-to-air right side view of a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6) SH-3 Sea King helicopter with ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) gear suspended below it during training operations off the coast of Southern California

An aerial port quarter view of the frigate USS BRADLEY (FF 1041) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard beam view of the frigate USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard bow view of the frigate USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) underway near San Clemente Island

A starboard view of the frigate USS BRADLEY (FF 1041) underway off San Clemente Island

A port bow view of the submarine rescue ship USS PIGEON (ASR 21) underway off the Southern California coast

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS HOEL (DDG 13) underway near San Diego, California

An aerial starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS HALSEY (CG 23) anchored off the coast of Southern California. The guided missile destroyer USS DECATUR (DDG 31) is visible in the background

Port bow view of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) underway during steering tests

Port quarter view of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) underway during steering tests

An aerial starboard bow view of the amphibious cargo ship USS ST. LOUIS (LKA-116) underway off the Southern California coast

An air-to-air right side view of a T-34 Mentor aircraft from Training Squadron 5 (VT-5)

A port bow view of the tank landing ship USS TUSCALOOSA (LST 1187) anchored off the Silver Strand, San Diego, California

An aerial starboard beam view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) underway near San Diego, California

An aerial starboard bow view of the frigate USS ALBERT DAVID (FF-1050) underway near San Diego, Calif

An aerial port beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PINTADO (SSN 672) underway while conducting submarine operations off the coast of San Diego. Mounted near the stern is the deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV-1) "Mystic", which can provide world-wide, rapid-deployment, all-weather capability for the rescue of survivors of a disabled submarine

TSGT Rick Diaz, an Air Force Audiovisual photographer, takes photographs of a practice rescue mission while he floats in the water. The mission is being conducted by member s of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

A sea-to-air right side view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter lowering a rescue line during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California. The helicopter is assigned to the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

TSGT Wilkenson and another pararescueman, both of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, perform a final check on their equipment prior to a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

A sea-to-air view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter using a recovery hoist to lift two pararescuemen from the water off the coast of California. The men, from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, are participating in a practice rescue mission

Dr. Norbeck uses a telephone with a radio link-up to communicate with pararescuemen conducting a practice rescue mission off the coast of California. The mission is being conducted by members of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

A pararescueman from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard drops into the ocean off the coast of California during a practice rescue mission

A starboard quarter view of a 30-foot long sailboat off the coast of California. The boat is the object of a practice rescue mission being conducted by the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

SGT Boyle, a pararescueman with the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, prepares to jump from the troop door of an RC-130 Hercules aircraft during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

TSGT Wilkenson waits for a ladder to be put over the side of a boat so he may board to assist an "injured" passenger. He is participating in a practice rescue mission being conducted by the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, off the coast of California

A sea-to-air view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter, from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, conducting a pick-up by wire during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

A pararescueman from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard climbs into a boat off the coast of California. He parachuted into the water near the boat during a practice rescue mission

A pararescueman from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard drops into the ocean off the coast of California during a practice rescue mission

An elevated port beam view of the ocean minesweeper USS ENHANCE (MSO 437) underway off the coast of Coronado, California

An air-to-air left side view of a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 10 (HS-10) SH-3D Sea King helicopter as it operates off the coast of Southern California. Six other Sea King helicopters are in the background

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