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PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) James Wheeler, a crew member of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31), is moved to waiting ambulance outside the Wiesbaden Regional Medical Center by hospital personnel and members of the 7100th Combat Support Wing. Wheeler is being moved to another facility for further treatment of injuries he received when the Stark was struck by Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Lawrence M. Bareford, a crew member of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31), is transferred into an ambulance outside the Wiesbaden Regional Medical Center by hospital personnel and members of the 7100th Combat Support Wing. Bareford is being moved to another facility for further treatment of injuries he received when the Stark was struck by Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Kevin L. Hackett tightens a fitting on a high pressure air compressor aboard the destroyer USS INGERSOLL (DD 990)

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Rick L. Atkins, PETTY Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Peter J. Burgos, and PO3 Marshall E. Monroe Jr., pictured from right, wait for the beginning of the next track event during the Kitsap District Junior High Track and Field Championships in which the men served as official timekeepers. The men are assigned to the nearby Naval Submarine Base, Bangor

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Rick L. Atkins, Lieutenant Junior Officer (LTJG) Kenneth V. Arneson, and other track officials clock in the winning runner at the Kitsap District Junior High Track and Field Championships. Atkins and Arneson are assigned to the nearby Naval Submarine Base, Bangor

CHIEF Warrant Officer (CWO) Barry G. Rodenhizer, SENIOR CHIEF PETTY Officer (CPO) George W. Gooch, CPO Joel K. Holte, PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) Joe E. Towner, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Timothy R. Brown and PO1 Joseph E. Lawlis Jr., pictured from left, maneuver an eave of a prefabricated log cabin into place. The structure will be Boy Scout Troop 567's entry exhibit in Scout Expo 1988. The men are assigned to the nearby Naval Submarine Base, Bangor

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Rick L. Atkins, Lieutenant Junior Officer (LTJG) Kenneth V. Arneson, and track and field officials act as timekeepers at the Kitsap District Junior High Track and Field Championships. Atkins and Arneson are assigned to the nearby Naval Submarine Base, Bangor

A PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) responds to questions from curious visitors aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The IOWA is among eight US Navy warships here participating in Navy Appreciation Week sponsored by the Navy League

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Uribe works on the engine of a vehicle aboard the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Myers monitors a radar console aboard the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Luis Ortiz of the Self-Help Division hammers in a tent stake during a training exercise

PETTY Officer Third Class (DC3) Scott Ferreira, seen with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) wearing a Navy Firefighter Helmet with face shield and head lamp, keeps watch over a possible explosive device during a drill onboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) as part of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

PETTY Officer Third Class (DC3) Scott Ferreira keeps watch over a possible explosive device during a drill onboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. Firefighters are seen with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) wearing a Navy Firefighter Helmet with face shield and head lamp. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

PETTY Officer Third Class (RM3) Clay Lassiter of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 3 takes an X-ray of a suspected mail bomb during a TARAWA (LHA 1) explosive device drill for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Robert Jimenez waits for his next Helicopter launch on board USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Tim Getty (partially hidden), an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) and two US Air Force (USAF) ground crewmen (desert camouflage), all assigned to the USN EA-6B Prowler Electronic Attack Squadron One-Four Two (VAQ-142), at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, prepare to launch an aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

Aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), Midshipmen First Class (M1) (left to right) Lauralee Manges from Central City, Pennsylvania, Mike O'Reilly from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Jeff Zorn from Cincinnati, Ohio and Kelly Hamilton from Great Falls, Montana, pay close attention as Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN (AOAN) Jon Teske (right front) from Toledo, Ohio and PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Laddin Gillespie from Moutton, Alabama, explain the importance of a pre-flight inspections, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Gabriel Morris from Wahiawa, Hawaii, works with an Indonesian Marine at the Nambangan Elementary School in Surabuya, Indonesia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT 2000)

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Luke Johnson, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One (MSDU-1) uses a forklift to move canisters during loading operation for the Crowley 450-10 barge at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI), during recover operations for the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru

A US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) MASTER-at-Arms (MA3) provide armed security for sailors assigned to the supply department S-4 division (disbursing), as they carry money to the automated teller machine, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

An unidentified US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) repairs an entryway lock onboard the LOS ANGELES CLASS; Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Adam Cunningham, United States Coast Guard (USCG) a gunner on board a pursuit boat, stands ready with his Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Rifle during the Charleston Harbor's largest anti-terrorism exercise, Harbor Shield 2002, in South Carolina

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Adam Cunningham, United States Coast Guard (USCG) on board his boat during the Charleston Harbor's largest anti-terrorism exercise, Harbor Shield 2002, in South Carolina

United States Coast Guard (USCG) PETTY Officer (PO) Brown, coxswain and PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Zimmer medical technician over see safety procedures during the Charleston Harbor's largest anti-terrorism exercise, Harbor Shield 2002, in South Carolina

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Justin Gomez, a member of the Naval Mobility Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB4) Port Hueneme, California, takes a break from standing watch for a Meal Ready to Eat or MRE, during a civilian and military mass causality exercise at the Alyeska Pipeline in Valdez, Alaska hosted by the Alaskan Command, during exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Robert Orneala of the Naval Mobility Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB4) Port Hueneme, California, passes snow blocks while building barriers to keep a checkpoint location hidden near the Alyeska Pipeline Station, during a civilian and military mass causality exercise at the Alyeska Pipeline in Valdez, Alaska, hosted by the Alaskan Command, in support of exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Robert Orneala of the Naval Mobility Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB4) Port Hueneme, California, passes snow blocks while building barriers to keep a checkpoint location hidden near the Alyeska Pipeline Station, during a civilian and military mass causality exercise at the Alyeska Pipeline in Valdez, Alaska, hosted by the Alaskan Command, in support of exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Jorge Rullan, United States Coast Guard (USCG) waits for a Rigid Hull Inflatable (RIB) boat alongside the cutter USCG MUSTANG (WPB-310) in the Port of Valdez, Alaska, in support of exercise Northern Edge 2002

United States Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Rudi Delgado, charts the movement of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) as it arrives at the Port of Valdez, Alaska, in support of exercise Northern Edge 2002

Signalman (SM), PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Kristopher Boyette, shifts the mooring and shifting colors to show that a ship has been moored on amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) as it arrives at the Port of Valdez, Alaska, in support of exercise Northern Edge 2002

US Coast Guard (USCG) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Jeremy McKeage, prepares for a fire fighting drill aboard the US Coast Guard (USCG) ISLAND CLASS, Patrol Craft, USS MUSTANG (WPB 1310), while underway at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Coast Guard (USCG) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Tom Demi, assigned to the Port Valdez, Alaska, Marine Safety Office, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun stand guard during the board and search of the civilian vessel Kindred Spirit, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Coast Guard (USCG) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mark Whitman, assigned to the Port Valdez, Alaska, Marine Safety Office checks the ships manifest aboard the civilian vessel Kindred Spirit, after the vessel was boarded for entering a restricted area during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Curtis Elder (left), a Constructionman (CN) assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4,) and USN SEAMAN (SN) Jason Oxay, a Steelworker (SW) also assigned to NMCB-4, nails down plywood for the new roof on the Valdez Animal Shelter, at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Curtis Elder, a Constructionman (CN) assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4,) nails down plywood for the new roof on the Valdez Animal Shelter, at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) Diver, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Ken Waiting, assigned to Detachment 1 (DET1), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1), is lowered into the water during a pier repair operations dive at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) Diver, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Ken Waiting (left), assigned to Detachment 1 (DET1), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1), is assisted by USN PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) Eddie Culver and USN PO3 Zig Smiggi, as he exits the water after a pier repair operation dive at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) Diver, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Ken Waiting (left), assigned to Detachment 1 (DET1), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1), is assisted by USN PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) Aristoteli Dorizaz, as he descends the diving ladder during a pier repair operation dive at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) Diver, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Michael Davis, assigned to Detachment 1 (DET1), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1), is lowered into the water during a pier repair operation dive at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

US Navy (USN) Divers, PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Michael Davis (foreground) and PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) Ken Waiting, both assigned to Detachment 1 (DET1), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1) get assistance with their diving suits, as they prepare to dive during pier repair operations at Port Valdez, Alaska, during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2002

Members of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines (SAM) Squad, multi-service, International Firefighter Combat Challenge Team, raise the American Flag, during a 9/11 Retreat Ceremony held in front of Wing Headquarters at Goodfellow Air Force Base (AFB), Texas (TX). Pictured left-to-right, US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Alex Tamayo, US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Omar Moore, US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Eric Tomczark, and US Marine Corps (USMC) SGT Joe Foucha

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) Mike Calkins and PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Sean Gagnow arm an ejection seat on a USN EA-6 Prowler while PO3 Jack Hanson Observes during Exercise RED FLAG 2002, at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman, PETTY Officer Third Class (HM3) Jason Delon (center), assigned to 7th Marines 3/4 Headquarters/Support Company, helps to checks medical supplies inside the Medical Tent at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Brandon Allison, with the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ 131), checks the early morning pre-launch operations of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft at Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, North Dakota (ND) during training flights

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Justin Isley, left and PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Brandon Allison, with the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ 131), checks the early morning pre-launch operations of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft at Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, North Dakota (ND) during training flights

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Gabriel Marquez, Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB) Honor Guard, and US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Keith Elinkowski present arms during the POW/MIA Table Ceremony at the Air Force Ball held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska (AK)

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic (left), Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic, Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic, Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic, Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic, Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic (left), Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic, Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Ar Ar, Iraq (IRQ), US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles Kubic (left), Commander of First Naval Construction Division, presents a Purple Heart medal to a PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Mangrum of Sea Bees Detachment 74, for a wound he received during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Josh Emery, Naval Mobility Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3), Port Hueneme, California (CA), looks for a drier spot in the mud to step on while working on the Timehri Primary School project in support of Exercise NEW HORIZONS 2004-Guyana. NEW HORIZONS 2004 - Guyana is a joint service training ercise held in Guyana, South America co-sponsored by both the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in Miami, Florida (FL) and the Guyana Defense Force (GDF). During this four-month ercise, a combined team of GDF and US military personnel will be engaged in construction projects and medical training activities directly benefiting the local community. The...

US Navy (USN) PETTY officer Third Class (PO3) Ronald Brown, assigned to Navel Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3), interacts with a local child, during a construction project at the Timehri School, in Guyana, during Exercise New Horizons 2004-Guyana. The Exercise is a joint service training exercise held in Guyana, South America co-sponsored by the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and the Guyana Defense Force (GDF)

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Pete Herrick, a patient at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, in Tampa, Florida (FL) talks about his experiences in Iraq to a group of US Air Force (USAF) Airmen from MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), FL. P03 Herrick was injured during a mortar attack near Fallujah, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) hold his child for the first time after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) [not shown] in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Jessica Young (left), PO3 Arthur Perry, and PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2) Ron Brown (right) stand over a makeshift grill during downtime at a US military camp in Harar, Ethiopia. USN Construction Battalion (SEABEE) with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB 3), Port Hueneme, California (CA), dug three wells and are staging to drill several hand-pump wells, to provide thousands of Ethiopians and their livestock with potable water. US Army (USA) Soldiers from 1ST Battalion (BN), 294th Infantry Division (ID), Bravo Company (B CO), Guam (GU), provide force protection at the camp and well sites so that the Seabees can concentrate their...

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Chris Jones assist in re-habitation being conducted during an overhaul and repair project to upgrade over 100 berthing compartments onboard ship. The CARL VINSON is currently undergoing its scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Virginia (VA)

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Jason Webster, a Diver stationed aboard the US Navy (USN) L.Y. Spear Class Submarine Tender, USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39), participates in a beach cleanup program sponsored by Esso Corporation and USS LAND Sailors, while in port at Luanda, Angola. The LAND is the first USN ship to visit Angola is 32 years and is currently conducting repair training, AIDS awareness training, and community relations projects with host nationals

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Misac Lopez (background left), and US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Doris Wong perform an eye exam on a local patient at the Zamboanga Medical Center. Both LTC Wong and PO3 Lopez are attached to the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), and are helping to examine more than 250 patients and distributed some 200-pairs of glasses to the local residents of the Republic of Philippine City of Zamboanga. The USNS MERCY is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Jaime Kaufman a member of the USN Show Band, from the Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), performs a trumpet solo during a performance in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. This is one of the many services offered by the USNS MERCY during its five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Kelly Dacosta, a member of the USN Show Band, from the Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), performs a saxophone solo during a performance in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. This is one of the many services offered by the USNS MERCY during its five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Rachel Lucterhan, a member of the USN Show Band, from the Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), sings a solo during a performance in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. This is one of the many services offered by the USNS MERCY during its five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Adelaida Sojo (foreground right), from the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), hands out American Flags to local Filipino resident in front of the Zamboanga Medical Center in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. The USNS MERCY is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Adelaida Sojo (foreground), from the Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), lends a hand to help USN Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40), during a painting project at the Zamboanga Medical Center in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. This is one of the many services offered by the USNS MERCY Sailors during its five-month humanitarian deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Christopher Orr (left), assigned to the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), gets his temperature reading and other vital information taken, by two Nurses from the Philippine National Red Cross, during a Red Cross blood drive aboard the USNS MERCY. Members of the Philippine National Red Cross and medical personnel from other non-governmental organizations, are working with USNS MERCY Sailors during a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia