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101222-N-7293M-168 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 22, 2010)  Machinery Repairman Fireman Apprentice Julio Reyes, left, verifies the amount he owes to pay for his purchase at the ship’s store with Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jeffrey Meade aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller)

101222-N-7293M-168 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 22, 2010) Machinery Repairman Fireman Apprentice Julio Reyes, left, verifies the amount he owes to pay for his purchase at the ship’s store with Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jeffrey Meade aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller) Related Article

101222-N-7293M-053 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 22, 2010) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Harlan Jones trims Electronics Technician 2nd Class Patrick Smith’s hair in the barbershop aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller)

101222-N-7293M-053 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 22, 2010) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Harlan Jones trims Electronics Technician 2nd Class Patrick Smith’s hair in the barbershop aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller) Related Article

101223-N-7293M-209 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 23, 2010) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Matthew Kolb directs an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the 'Golden Hawks' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it lands aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller)

101223-N-7293M-209 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 23, 2010) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Matthew Kolb directs an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the “Golden Hawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it lands aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller)

101215-N-3415O-072 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 15, 2010) An SH-60 helicopter departs guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during nighttime flight operations.  Lake Champlain is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force 150 supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael O'Day/Released)

101215-N-3415O-072 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 15, 2010) An SH-60 helicopter departs guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during nighttime flight operations. Lake Champlain is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force 150 supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael O'Day/Released)

101216-N-3415O-080 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 16, 2010) An SH-60 helicopter assigned to USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) departs guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) after picking up passengers.  Lake Champlain is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force 150 supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael O'Day/Released)

101216-N-3415O-080 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 16, 2010) An SH-60 helicopter assigned to USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) departs guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) after picking up passengers. Lake Champlain is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force 150 supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael O'Day/Released)

101215-N-3442D-004 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), greets Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Thagerngsak Wangkaew, upon his arrival to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released)

101215-N-3442D-004 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), greets Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Thagerngsak Wangkaew, upon his arrival to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released) Related Article

101215-N-3442D-026 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), is presented a gift from Adm. Thagerngsak Wangkaew, Royal Thai Navy, during his visit to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released)

101215-N-3442D-026 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), is presented a gift from Adm. Thagerngsak Wangkaew, Royal Thai Navy, during his visit to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released) Related Article

101215-N-3442D-033 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Cmdre. Tim Fraser, deputy commander CMF, stand Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Thagerngsak Wangkaew and other senior Royal Thai Navy officers during a visit to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released)

101215-N-3442D-033 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec 15, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Cmdre. Tim Fraser, deputy commander CMF, stand Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Thagerngsak Wangkaew and other senior Royal Thai Navy officers during a visit to CMF Headquarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/ Released) Related Article

101210-N-1261P-059 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2010) U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), U.S. aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle (R 91), French destroyers Forbin (D 620), and Tourville (D 610) and U.S. Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) steam in formation in the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric S. Powell/Released)

101210-N-1261P-059 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2010) U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), U.S. aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle (R 91), French destroyers Forbin (D 620), and Tourville (D 610) and U.S. Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) steam in formation in the Arabian Sea. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric S. Powell/Released)

101128-N-0690T-028 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Sean Drohan listens as a student of the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center demonstrates his knowledge of the English alphabet. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released)

101128-N-0690T-028 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Sean Drohan listens as a student of the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center demonstrates his knowledge of the English alphabet. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released) Related Article

101128-N-0690T-014 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Richard Woods helps a child make a shot at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released)

101128-N-0690T-014 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Richard Woods helps a child make a shot at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released) Related Article

101128-N-0690T-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Tyquruss Allen plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released)

101128-N-0690T-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Tyquruss Allen plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center. Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center as part of their recent community relations project in Bahrain. Lake Champlain is currently deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collections 3rd Class Konstantin Toropin/Released) Related Article

101130-N-6070S-108 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Peters, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 secures a tending line around his body prior to an anti-terrorism/force protection dive in Manama, Bahrain. MDSU 2 is deployed as part of Combined Task Group 56.1 to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)

101130-N-6070S-108 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Peters, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 secures a tending line around his body prior to an anti-terrorism/force protection dive in Manama, Bahrain. MDSU 2 is deployed as part of Combined Task Group 56.1 to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)

101130-N-6070S-120 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Peters, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 enters the water during an anti-terrorism/force protection dive in Manama, Bahrain. MDSU 2 is deployed as part of Combined Task Group 56.1 to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)

101130-N-6070S-120 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Peters, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 enters the water during an anti-terrorism/force protection dive in Manama, Bahrain. MDSU 2 is deployed as part of Combined Task Group 56.1 to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)

101204-N-2893B-021 SAKHIR, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2010) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Anthony Anderson, left, assists visually-impaired runner Mohamed Alboori during the Cherry Tree Trot’s 2K for challenged racers at the Bahrain International Circuit, Dec. 4. More than 200 U.S. servicemembers serving in Bahrain volunteered to help more than 400 disabled competitors at the largest charity sporting event in the country. Hosted by the American Women’s Association of Bahrain, the semi-annual Cherry Tree Trot raised more than $125,000 for more than 35 homes for handicapped people this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

101204-N-2893B-021 SAKHIR, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2010) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Anthony Anderson, left, assists visually-impaired runner Mohamed Alboori during the Cherry Tree Trot’s 2K for challenged racers at the Bahrain International Circuit, Dec. 4. More than 200 U.S. servicemembers serving in Bahrain volunteered to help more than 400 disabled competitors at the largest charity sporting event in the country. Hosted by the American Women’s Association of Bahrain, the semi-annual Cherry Tree Trot raised more than $125,000 for more than 35 homes for handicapped people this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

101204-N-2893B-045 SAKHIR, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2010) Ebarim Mohamed, who was assisted by Yeoman 2nd Class Hugo Mancera during the Cherry Tree Trot’s 2K for challenged racers, displays the trophy he earned for taking first place at the Bahrain International Circuit, Dec. 4. More than 200 U.S. servicemembers serving in Bahrain volunteered to help more than 400 disabled competitors at the largest charity sporting event in the country. Hosted by the American Women’s Association of Bahrain, the semi-annual Cherry Tree Trot raised more than $125,000 for more than 35 homes for handicapped people this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

101204-N-2893B-045 SAKHIR, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2010) Ebarim Mohamed, who was assisted by Yeoman 2nd Class Hugo Mancera during the Cherry Tree Trot’s 2K for challenged racers, displays the trophy he earned for taking first place at the Bahrain International Circuit, Dec. 4. More than 200 U.S. servicemembers serving in Bahrain volunteered to help more than 400 disabled competitors at the largest charity sporting event in the country. Hosted by the American Women’s Association of Bahrain, the semi-annual Cherry Tree Trot raised more than $125,000 for more than 35 homes for handicapped people this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

101203-N-8825R-045 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 3, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) shakes hands with Rear Adm. Chaiyot Sundaranaga, commander, Frigate Squadron 2, Royal Thai Navy aboard HTMS Similan during a ceremony marking the end of a 90-day counter-piracy deployment for Similan and her crew. The Royal Thai Navy became the 25th member nation of Combined Maritime Forces when Similan began its deployment in September. Similan conducted maritime security and counter-piracy operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 was established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

101203-N-8825R-045 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 3, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) shakes hands with Rear Adm. Chaiyot Sundaranaga, commander, Frigate Squadron 2, Royal Thai Navy aboard HTMS Similan during a ceremony marking the end of a 90-day counter-piracy deployment for Similan and her crew. The Royal Thai Navy became the 25th member nation of Combined Maritime Forces when Similan began its deployment in September. Similan conducted maritime security and counter-piracy operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 was established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released) Related Article

101203-N-8825R-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 3, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) addresses the crew of HTMS Similan during a ceremony marking the end of a 90-day counter-piracy deployment for Similan and her crew. The Royal Thai Navy became the 25th member nation of Combined Maritime Forces when Similan began its deployment in September. Similan conducted maritime security and counter-piracy operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 was established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

101203-N-8825R-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 3, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) addresses the crew of HTMS Similan during a ceremony marking the end of a 90-day counter-piracy deployment for Similan and her crew. The Royal Thai Navy became the 25th member nation of Combined Maritime Forces when Similan began its deployment in September. Similan conducted maritime security and counter-piracy operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 was established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released) Related Article

101124-N-7293M-109 INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2010) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Christopher Canning fires a shot line from amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) to dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) as the ships begin an underway replenishment. Once a shot line connects two ships, a steel cable is tensioned between them, allowing the transfer of stores. Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

101124-N-7293M-109 INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2010) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Christopher Canning fires a shot line from amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) to dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) as the ships begin an underway replenishment. Once a shot line connects two ships, a steel cable is tensioned between them, allowing the transfer of stores. Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

101118-N-3154P-006 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 18, 2010) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) transfers supplies to amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment at sea.  Dry cargo and ammunition ships provide multi-product combat logistics support to the fleet, allowing ships to remain on station for extended periods. Kearsarge is the command ship of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

101118-N-3154P-006 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 18, 2010) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) transfers supplies to amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment at sea. Dry cargo and ammunition ships provide multi-product combat logistics support to the fleet, allowing ships to remain on station for extended periods. Kearsarge is the command ship of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

101127-N-6499D-213 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Robert Stallion signals a UH-60S Blackhawk’s during take off from guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force-Iraqi Maritime supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released)

101127-N-6499D-213 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Robert Stallion signals a UH-60S Blackhawk’s during take off from guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force-Iraqi Maritime supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released)

101127-N-6499D-186 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Robert Stallion signals a helicopter to land aboard guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force-Iraqi Maritime supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released)

101127-N-6499D-186 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Robert Stallion signals a helicopter to land aboard guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is deployed as part of Commander, Task Force-Iraqi Maritime supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released)

101202-CMF-001 SOMALI BASIN (December 2, 2010) Turkish Navy Rear Admiral Sinan Ertugrul (center) and the international navy staff of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), aboard the flagship TCG Gaziantep on Dec. 2, 2010.  Command of CTF-151 has now passed to Commodore Abdul Aleem of the Pakistan Navy. CTF-151 is charged with the multi-national counter-piracy mission of Combined Maritime Forces, a global maritime partnership dedicated to promoting security and prosperity across some 6.5 million square kilometres of international waters in the Middle East. (Official photo by Combined Maritime Forces)

101202-CMF-001 SOMALI BASIN (December 2, 2010) Turkish Navy Rear Admiral Sinan Ertugrul (center) and the international navy staff of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), aboard the flagship TCG Gaziantep on Dec. 2, 2010. Command of CTF-151 has now passed to Commodore Abdul Aleem of the Pakistan Navy. CTF-151 is charged with the multi-national counter-piracy mission of Combined Maritime Forces, a global maritime partnership dedicated to promoting security and prosperity across some 6.5 million square kilometres of international waters in the Middle East. (Official photo by Combined Maritime Forces) Related Article

101115-N-3442D-040 MANAMA, Bahrain - Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), speaks with the crew during a visit to USNS Flint (T-AE 32) Nov. 16. Flint is one of three MSC ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command to provide underway replenishment of all types of ammunition via connected replenishment and vertical replenishment, and is one of 42 ships in MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon)

101115-N-3442D-040 MANAMA, Bahrain - Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), speaks with the crew during a visit to USNS Flint (T-AE 32) Nov. 16. Flint is one of three MSC ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command to provide underway replenishment of all types of ammunition via connected replenishment and vertical replenishment, and is one of 42 ships in MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon) Related Article

101115-N-3442D-072 MANAMA, Bahrain - Rear Adm.Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), speaks directly to Deck Engineer (Machinist) John Prideax during a visit to ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32) Nov. 16. Flint is one of three MSC ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command to provide underway replenishment of all types of ammunition via connected replenishment and vertical replenishment, and is one of 42 ships in MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon)

101115-N-3442D-072 MANAMA, Bahrain - Rear Adm.Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), speaks directly to Deck Engineer (Machinist) John Prideax during a visit to ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32) Nov. 16. Flint is one of three MSC ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command to provide underway replenishment of all types of ammunition via connected replenishment and vertical replenishment, and is one of 42 ships in MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon) Related Article

101129-N-0000X-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 29, 2010) Pakistan Navy Cdre. Abdul Aleem assumes command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 from Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul aboard HMS Cornwall. Ertugrul took command of CTF 151 in August. CTF 151 was established in January 2009 to conduct counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (Photo courtesy of Combined Maritime Forces/RELEASED)

101129-N-0000X-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 29, 2010) Pakistan Navy Cdre. Abdul Aleem assumes command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 from Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul aboard HMS Cornwall. Ertugrul took command of CTF 151 in August. CTF 151 was established in January 2009 to conduct counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (Photo courtesy of Combined Maritime Forces/RELEASED) Related Article

101122-N-3793B-524 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) The Battle Ensign is flown from the mast of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a photo exercise between USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Harry S. Truman in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101122-N-3793B-524 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) The Battle Ensign is flown from the mast of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a photo exercise between USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Harry S. Truman in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101123-N-6003P-299 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 23, 2010) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) operates in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101123-N-6003P-299 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 23, 2010) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) operates in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101123-N-6003P-537 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 23, 2010) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) operates in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101123-N-6003P-537 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 23, 2010) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) operates in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101128-N-0000X-004 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) An SH-60 Saberhawk assigned
to Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron (HSM) 77 deployed with the USS Shoup (DDG 86) flies over Motor Vessel 26 Agustos Nov. 28. The helicopter crew conducted an initial check, prior to Shoup's visit, board, search, and seizure team's boarding to conduct a safety sweep following a suspected pirate attack. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

101128-N-0000X-004 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) An SH-60 Saberhawk assigned to Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron (HSM) 77 deployed with the USS Shoup (DDG 86) flies over Motor Vessel 26 Agustos Nov. 28. The helicopter crew conducted an initial check, prior to Shoup's visit, board, search, and seizure team's boarding to conduct a safety sweep following a suspected pirate attack. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

101128-N-0000X-003 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) USS Shoup's (DDG 86) visit,
board, search, and seizure team members board Motor Vessel 26 Agustos to conduct a safety sweep, following a suspected pirate attack on Nov. 27. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

101128-N-0000X-003 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) USS Shoup's (DDG 86) visit, board, search, and seizure team members board Motor Vessel 26 Agustos to conduct a safety sweep, following a suspected pirate attack on Nov. 27. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

101128-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) USS Shoup's (DDG 86) visit,
board, search, and seizure team members conduct a safety sweep, to ensure no suspected pirates remain, onboard Motor Vessel 26 Agustos, following a suspected pirate attack attempt on Nov. 27. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

101128-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 28, 2010) USS Shoup's (DDG 86) visit, board, search, and seizure team members conduct a safety sweep, to ensure no suspected pirates remain, onboard Motor Vessel 26 Agustos, following a suspected pirate attack attempt on Nov. 27. Shoup is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operating in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)Related Article

101123-N-4997L-601 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 23, 2010) Ships from the Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation. Both strike groups are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to establish conditions for regional stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jerine Lee/Released)

101123-N-4997L-601 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 23, 2010) Ships from the Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation. Both strike groups are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to establish conditions for regional stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jerine Lee/Released)

101122-N-6003P-267 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010)  Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Dante Daneri uses his digital camera to capture images of the moon through the ship’s high-powered binoculars aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101122-N-6003P-267 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Dante Daneri uses his digital camera to capture images of the moon through the ship’s high-powered binoculars aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101122-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, Turkish frigate TCG Gaziantep, escorts Merchant Vessel (M/V) Front Alfa following a suspected pirate attack Nov. 21. CTF 151 is part of Combined Maritime Forces operating in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo).

101122-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, Turkish frigate TCG Gaziantep, escorts Merchant Vessel (M/V) Front Alfa following a suspected pirate attack Nov. 21. CTF 151 is part of Combined Maritime Forces operating in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo). Related Article

101118-N-3237L-005 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) AN Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel comes to the aid of two stranded Iranian mariners in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis)

101118-N-3237L-005 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) AN Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel comes to the aid of two stranded Iranian mariners in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis) Related Article

101118-N-3237L-025 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) An Iranian mariner waves to USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) after he and another man were rescued by an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Oscar Austin provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis)

101118-N-3237L-025 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) An Iranian mariner waves to USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) after he and another man were rescued by an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Oscar Austin provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis) Related Article

101118-N-3237L-044 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) An Iranian coast guardsman waves to the USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) after his vessel rescued two stranded Iranian mariners in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Oscar Austin provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis)

101118-N-3237L-044 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) An Iranian coast guardsman waves to the USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) after his vessel rescued two stranded Iranian mariners in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Oscar Austin provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis) Related Article

101118-N-3237L-117 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) Stranded Iranian mariners await rescue by an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis)

101118-N-3237L-117 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) Stranded Iranian mariners await rescue by an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis) Related Article

101118-N-3237L-134 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) Two stranded Iranian mariners board an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel after being rescued in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis)

101118-N-3237L-134 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2010) Two stranded Iranian mariners board an Iranian coast guard search and rescue vessel after being rescued in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18. Operating under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) provided food and water to the mariners after spotting their life raft. The destroyer remained on-scene until the Iranian coast guard arrived to retrieve the two men. CTF 152, currently commanded by Kuwait Navy Col. Abdullah Dashti, coordinates theatre security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Lasonya Lewis) Related Article

101111-N-3154P-236 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 11, 2010) Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Joseph Ward, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 examines the tail rotor of a MH-60S Knighthawk as fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) passes astern of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after a replenishment-at-sea. Kearsarge is the command ship of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

101111-N-3154P-236 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 11, 2010) Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Joseph Ward, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 examines the tail rotor of a MH-60S Knighthawk as fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) passes astern of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after a replenishment-at-sea. Kearsarge is the command ship of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

101111-N-7293M-778 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Nov. 11, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Dustin Holroyd, foreground, and other members of the deck department help guide a 7-meter rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) into its cradle on amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

101111-N-7293M-778 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Nov. 11, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Dustin Holroyd, foreground, and other members of the deck department help guide a 7-meter rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) into its cradle on amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15). Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

101101-N-0413B-017 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 1, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Christopher Juelsgaard, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, deployed as part of  Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1, instructs Pakistan navy divers and Special Service Group sailors on the Mk 16 Mod 1 Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA). CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim)

101101-N-0413B-017 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 1, 2010) Navy Diver 1st Class Christopher Juelsgaard, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, deployed as part of Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1, instructs Pakistan navy divers and Special Service Group sailors on the Mk 16 Mod 1 Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA). CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim) Related Article

101102-N-0413B-027 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 2, 2010) Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Barone and Navy Diver 2nd Class Kyle Weiss, both assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, deployed as part of Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1, instruct Pakistan navy divers and Special Service Group (SSG) sailors on the use of AN/PQS-2 Alpha hand-held sonar during a basic dive equipment training course held by Navy Divers attached to CTG-56.1. CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim)

101102-N-0413B-027 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 2, 2010) Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Barone and Navy Diver 2nd Class Kyle Weiss, both assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, deployed as part of Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1, instruct Pakistan navy divers and Special Service Group (SSG) sailors on the use of AN/PQS-2 Alpha hand-held sonar during a basic dive equipment training course held by Navy Divers attached to CTG-56.1. CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim) Related Article

101103-N-0413B-061 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 3, 2010) Pakistani navy divers operate an AN/PQS-2 Alpha hand-held sonar while wearing blacked out diving masks to simulate zero visibility during a basic dive equipment training course held by Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, attached to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1. CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim)

101103-N-0413B-061 KARACHI, Pakistan (Nov. 3, 2010) Pakistani navy divers operate an AN/PQS-2 Alpha hand-held sonar while wearing blacked out diving masks to simulate zero visibility during a basic dive equipment training course held by Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, attached to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.1. CTG 56.1 provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim) Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 2, 2010) Deputy Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Commodore Tim Fraser, Royal Navy (RIGHT), addresses a question raised by a Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Course attendee. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command hosted the Naval War College's CFMCC course for senior international military officers aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain Oct. 31 - Nov. 5. CDRE Fraser was an attendee of a previous CFMCC Course in Bahrain in 2009. (Photo by Kerri Cole)

MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 2, 2010) Deputy Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Commodore Tim Fraser, Royal Navy (RIGHT), addresses a question raised by a Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Course attendee. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command hosted the Naval War College's CFMCC course for senior international military officers aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain Oct. 31 - Nov. 5. CDRE Fraser was an attendee of a previous CFMCC Course in Bahrain in 2009. (Photo by Kerri Cole) Related Article

101114-N-2844S-053 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2010) Rear Adm. Peg Klein, right relieves Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Support Acitivity, Bahrain, Nov. 14. Harris was ESG 5’s first commander. ESG 5 was established in November 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, crisis response missions, and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Daron Street/Released)

101114-N-2844S-053 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2010) Rear Adm. Peg Klein, right relieves Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Support Acitivity, Bahrain, Nov. 14. Harris was ESG 5’s first commander. ESG 5 was established in November 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, crisis response missions, and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Daron Street/Released) Related Article

101107-N-2893B-019 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 7, 2010) Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink,
chief of the Navy Reserve, speaks to Navy Reservist during an all-hands call
at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Nov. 7. Debbink leads more than 65,000
Reserve 
men and women to provide strategic depth and deliver operational
capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team, and joint forces, in the
full range of military operations from peace to war. (U.S. Navy photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

101107-N-2893B-019 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 7, 2010) Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, chief of the Navy Reserve, speaks to Navy Reservist during an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Nov. 7. Debbink leads more than 65,000 Reserve men and women to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team, and joint forces, in the full range of military operations from peace to war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

101107-N-2893B-044 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 7, 2010) Chief of the Navy Reserve
Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, center, poses with Navy Reservist following an
all-hands call at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Nov. 7. Debbink leads
more than 65,000 Reserve men and women to provide strategic depth and
deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team, and
joint forces, in the full range of military operations from peace to war.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

101107-N-2893B-044 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 7, 2010) Chief of the Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, center, poses with Navy Reservist following an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Nov. 7. Debbink leads more than 65,000 Reserve men and women to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team, and joint forces, in the full range of military operations from peace to war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

101107-N-6003P-171 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 7, 2010) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Christopher Campbell, a 'final checker' assigned to the 'Gunslingers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 gives a thumbs up indicating an F/A-18E Super Hornet is ready for launch from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101107-N-6003P-171 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 7, 2010) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Christopher Campbell, a “final checker” assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 gives a thumbs up indicating an F/A-18E Super Hornet is ready for launch from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101105-N-3793B-107 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 5, 2010) Airman Jose Lazarte, assigned to the 'Dusty Dogs' of Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron (HS) 7, prepares the rotor blades of an SH-60F Sea Hawk for inspection. HS 7 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101105-N-3793B-107 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 5, 2010) Airman Jose Lazarte, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron (HS) 7, prepares the rotor blades of an SH-60F Sea Hawk for inspection. HS 7 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101105-N-6427M-018 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 5, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Checkerboards' of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the flight deck of  USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101105-N-6427M-018 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 5, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101028-N-2893B-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Juan Rodriguez  the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

101028-N-2893B-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Juan Rodriguez the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

101028-N-2893B-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kira Hall the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

101028-N-2893B-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kira Hall the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

101028-N-2893B-025 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Boatswains Mate 1st Class 
Demetrius Walters the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

101028-N-2893B-025 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Boatswains Mate 1st Class Demetrius Walters the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

101106-N-6362C-130 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 6, 2010) Sailors and Marines watch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, launches from the catapults of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 32 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Caswell/Released)

101106-N-6362C-130 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 6, 2010) Sailors and Marines watch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, launches from the catapults of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 32 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Caswell/Released)

101103-N-6003P-081 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 3, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Ragin Bulls' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from a catapult aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA-37 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101103-N-6003P-081 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 3, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Ragin Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from a catapult aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA-37 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101029-N-2893B-003 MINA SALMAN (Oct. 29, 2010) Commander, Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, right, congratulates Quartermaster Seaman Sean West on his selection as USS Ardent (MCM 12) Bluejacket of the Quarter during a tour of the mine countermeasures ship. While in Bahrain, Curtis also visited sister ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Scout (MCM 8), which operate under the command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5. ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

101029-N-2893B-003 MINA SALMAN (Oct. 29, 2010) Commander, Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, right, congratulates Quartermaster Seaman Sean West on his selection as USS Ardent (MCM 12) Bluejacket of the Quarter during a tour of the mine countermeasures ship. While in Bahrain, Curtis also visited sister ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Scout (MCM 8), which operate under the command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5. ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

101029-N-2893B-0028 MINA SALMAN (Oct. 29, 2010) USS Ardent (MCM 12) Commanding Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Spencer Austin, right, explains to Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, commander, Naval Surface Forces, the capabilities of an AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle during a tour of the mine countermeasures ship. While in Bahrain, Curtis also visited Ardent’s sister ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Scout (MCM 8), which operate under the command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5. ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

101029-N-2893B-028 MINA SALMAN (Oct. 29, 2010) USS Ardent (MCM 12) Commanding Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Spencer Austin, right, explains to Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, commander, Naval Surface Forces, the capabilities of an AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle during a tour of the mine countermeasures ship. While in Bahrain, Curtis also visited Ardent’s sister ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Scout (MCM 8), which operate under the command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5. ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions and maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

101028-CMF-001 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 28, 2010) A boarding team from HTMS Similan investigates a skiff suspected of being involved in an attempted pirate attack on MV Hellespont Protector on the morning of Oct. 28, 2010. The Hellespont Protector evaded the skiff by increasing its speed, in accordance with counter-piracy Best Management Practices. (Combined Maritime Forces photo)

101028-CMF-001 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 28, 2010) A boarding team from HTMS Similan investigates a skiff suspected of being involved in an attempted pirate attack on MV Hellespont Protector on the morning of Oct. 28, 2010. The Hellespont Protector evaded the skiff by increasing its speed, in accordance with counter-piracy Best Management Practices. (Combined Maritime Forces photo) Related Article

101027-N-3793B-319 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 27, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class James Brinson takes a moment to enjoy a sunset at sea before resuming aircraft movements in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101027-N-3793B-319 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 27, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class James Brinson takes a moment to enjoy a sunset at sea before resuming aircraft movements in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas/Released)

101027-N-6427M-040 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 27, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Henry Flowers opens a valve to transfer jet fuel to the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101027-N-6427M-040 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 27, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Henry Flowers opens a valve to transfer jet fuel to the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101026-N-6427M-031 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jessica Emerson performs corrosion treatment on an F/A-18C fighter jet in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101026-N-6427M-031 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jessica Emerson performs corrosion treatment on an F/A-18C fighter jet in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101026-N-6003P-370 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2010) An F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet approaches the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101026-N-6003P-370 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2010) An F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet approaches the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101025-RN-0000X-001 GULD OF ADEN (Oct. 25, 2010) Thai Naval vessel HTMS Similan recently intercepted a suspicious skiff in the Gulf of Aden. HTMS Similan is part of Combined Task Force 151, Combined Maritime Forces' multi-national counter-piracy operation. (Combined Maritime Forces photo)

101025-RN-0000X-001 GULD OF ADEN (Oct. 25, 2010) Thai Naval vessel HTMS Similan recently intercepted a suspicious skiff in the Gulf of Aden. HTMS Similan is part of Combined Task Force 151, Combined Maritime Forces' multi-national counter-piracy operation. (Combined Maritime Forces photo) Related Article

101012-CMF-002 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Oct. 25, 2010) Personnel from French frigate FS Dupleix (D641) recently completed two days of maritime security training with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), designed to hone the skills and techniques required by operations. CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment. (Photo by U.K. Royal Navy Lt. Jeremy Olver)

101012-CMF-002 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Oct. 25, 2010) Personnel from French frigate FS Dupleix (D641) recently completed two days of maritime security training with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), designed to hone the skills and techniques required by operations. CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment. (Photo by U.K. Royal Navy Lt. Jeremy Olver) Related Article

101012-CMF-001 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Oct. 25, 2010) Personnel from French frigate FS Dupleix (D641) recently completed two days of maritime security training with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), designed to hone the skills and techniques required by operations. CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment. (Photo by U.K. Royal Navy Lt. Jeremy Olver)

101012-CMF-001 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Oct. 25, 2010) Personnel from French frigate FS Dupleix (D641) recently completed two days of maritime security training with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), designed to hone the skills and techniques required by operations. CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment. (Photo by U.K. Royal Navy Lt. Jeremy Olver) Related Article

101020-N-8368W-314 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 20, 2010) Lieutenants Chris Bolton, right, and Mike Isaac listen as Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 explains the importance of the new Information Dominance community to his staff.  Bolton and Isaac were among 12 officers assigned to ESG 5 presented Information Dominance Warfare Officer pins during a ceremony at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 20.  ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions, maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (US Navy photo by Lt. Jennifer Womble/Released)

101020-N-8368W-314 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 20, 2010) Lieutenants Chris Bolton, right, and Mike Isaac listen as Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 explains the importance of the new Information Dominance community to his staff. Bolton and Isaac were among 12 officers assigned to ESG 5 presented Information Dominance Warfare Officer pins during a ceremony at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 20. ESG 5 was re-established in Nov. 2009 to support amphibious forces deployed to the region, mine warfare, contingency response missions, maritime humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Lt. Jennifer Womble/Released) Related Article

101014-N-5429S-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 14, 2010) Pakistani Rear Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, left, passes a ceremonial scroll to Royal Australian Navy Commodore Gregory Sammut during a Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150 change of command ceremony on Oct. 14, 2010. In April, Abbasi assumed command of CTF 150 from the Royal Australian Navy, responsible for conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. CTF 150 reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Mark Fox, and is one of three task forces charged with patrolling more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters to conduct both integrated and coordinated operations to increase the security and prosperity in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney)

101014-N-5429S-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 14, 2010) Pakistani Rear Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, left, passes a ceremonial scroll to Royal Australian Navy Commodore Gregory Sammut during a Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150 change of command ceremony on Oct. 14, 2010. In April, Abbasi assumed command of CTF 150 from the Royal Australian Navy, responsible for conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. CTF 150 reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Mark Fox, and is one of three task forces charged with patrolling more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters to conduct both integrated and coordinated operations to increase the security and prosperity in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney) Related Article

101007-N-6427M-054 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 7, 2010) A flight deck director aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75, directs an MH-60s Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101007-N-6427M-054 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 7, 2010) A flight deck director aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75, directs an MH-60s Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dragon Whales” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

101007-N-6003P-050 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 7, 2010)  Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Montalvo performs a pre-flight inspection of the tail rotor on an SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the 'Dusty Dogs' of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 7. HS 7 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101007-N-6003P-050 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 7, 2010) Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Montalvo performs a pre-flight inspection of the tail rotor on an SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 7. HS 7 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

101005-N-3442D-090 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 5, 2010) Morale,Welfare and Recreation chef Anil Kumar serves Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Crystal Campos a quesadilla during the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, sponsored by Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s Multicultural Committee aboard NSA Bahrain, Oct. 5. Hispanic heritage has been celebrated by the U.S. since 1968 and this year’s theme is 'Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.' (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

101005-N-3442D-090 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 5, 2010) Morale,Welfare and Recreation chef Anil Kumar serves Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Crystal Campos a quesadilla during the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, sponsored by Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s Multicultural Committee aboard NSA Bahrain, Oct. 5. Hispanic heritage has been celebrated by the U.S. since 1968 and this year’s theme is “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.” (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

101009-N-5429S-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 9, 2010) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Adm. Mark Fox escorts former astronauts Jim Lovell, left, Neil Armstrong, center, and Gene Cernan into NAVCENT headquarters during the kickoff 'Legends of Aerospace II' visit to NAVCENT headquarters, located on Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain Oct. 9, 2010. The weeklong tour gave thousands of U.S. service members at NSA, Bahrain, Balad Air Base, Iraq and aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) the opportunity to meet the astronauts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney/Released)

101009-N-5429S-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 9, 2010) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Adm. Mark Fox escorts former astronauts Jim Lovell, left, Neil Armstrong, center, and Gene Cernan into NAVCENT headquarters during the kickoff “Legends of Aerospace II” visit to NAVCENT headquarters, located on Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain Oct. 9, 2010. The weeklong tour gave thousands of U.S. service members at NSA, Bahrain, Balad Air Base, Iraq and aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) the opportunity to meet the astronauts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney/Released)

101009-N-5429S-077 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 9, 2010) Former astronaut Neil Armstrong talks with Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette,  deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) during the kickoff 'Legends of Aerospace II' visit to NAVCENT headquarters, located on Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain Oct. 9, 2010. The weeklong tour gave thousands of U.S. service members at NSA, Bahrain, Balad Air Base, Iraq and aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) the opportunity to meet Armstrong and other astronauts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney/Released)

101009-N-5429S-077 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 9, 2010) Former astronaut Neil Armstrong talks with Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) during the kickoff “Legends of Aerospace II” visit to NAVCENT headquarters, located on Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain Oct. 9, 2010. The weeklong tour gave thousands of U.S. service members at NSA, Bahrain, Balad Air Base, Iraq and aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) the opportunity to meet Armstrong and other astronauts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Sidney/Released)

101002-N-2781V-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 2, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 'Tomcats,' lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) after completing a close air support mission for Operation Enduring Freedom. Harriers are capable of vertical and/or short take-off and landing. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. David Valdez)

101002-N-2781V-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 2, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 "Tomcats," lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) after completing a close air support mission for Operation Enduring Freedom. Harriers are capable of vertical and/or short take-off and landing. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. David Valdez)

101002-N-2781V-006 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 2, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311) 'Tomcats' lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) after completing its last flight in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployment. Harriers are capable of vertical and/or short take-off and landing. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. David Valdez)

101002-N-2781V-006 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 2, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311) "Tomcats" lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) after completing its last flight in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployment. Harriers are capable of vertical and/or short take-off and landing. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. David Valdez)

101004-N-4378P-037 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Mike Yang recoils a ventilation motor aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

101004-N-4378P-037 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Mike Yang recoils a ventilation motor aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

101004-N-4378P-040 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Mike Yang recoils a ventilation motor aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

101004-N-4378P-040 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Mike Yang recoils a ventilation motor aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

101004-N-0311M-012 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2010) - Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Executive Officer Cmdr. Kevin Boykin and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Manpower Department Head Capt. Ann Kubera cut a ceremonial cake to mark the kickoff of the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Overseas campaign as other CFC organizers watch. The CFC is an annual fundraising event that takes place in federal workplaces around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr)

101004-N-0311M-012 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2010) - Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Executive Officer Cmdr. Kevin Boykin and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Manpower Department Head Capt. Ann Kubera cut a ceremonial cake to mark the kickoff of the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Overseas campaign as other CFC organizers watch. The CFC is an annual fundraising event that takes place in federal workplaces around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr) Related Article

100925-N-6427M-144 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2010) Air Traffic Controller Specialists (AC) assigned to USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Carrier Air Traffic Control Center keep a close watch on flight operations. ACs are responsible for the air space in and around the ship, maintaining clear and safe airspace for aircraft. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/RELEASED)

100925-N-6427M-144 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2010) Air Traffic Controller Specialists (AC) assigned to USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Carrier Air Traffic Control Center keep a close watch on flight operations. ACs are responsible for the air space in and around the ship, maintaining clear and safe airspace for aircraft. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/RELEASED)

100928-N-4135M-028 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Toy Hudson grinds old paint off the port anchor chain in the fo'c'sle aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/RELEASED)

100928-N-4135M-028 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Toy Hudson grinds old paint off the port anchor chain in the fo'c'sle aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/RELEASED)

100929-N-7948R-247 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy security boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The survivors were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-247 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy security boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The survivors were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100928-N-7948R-033 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines build personnel transport modules aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) that will be used to house the 62 passengers rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27.  The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the large number of rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100928-N-7948R-033 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines build personnel transport modules aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) that will be used to house the 62 passengers rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the large number of rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-289 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help the  rescued persons embark amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) after being transferred from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 29. They were rescued by Sailors assigned to Winston S. Churchill Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-289 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help the rescued persons embark amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) after being transferred from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 29. They were rescued by Sailors assigned to Winston S. Churchill Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-417 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy security boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-417 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy security boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-326 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy rigid hull inflatable boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made concerning their future disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-326 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Rescued persons ride in a U.S. Navy rigid hull inflatable boat to amphibious dock ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by Sailors assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 27 after their small boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made concerning their future disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-352 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help a woman board amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). She was rescued by Sailors assigned USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) along with 61 others Sept. 27 after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-352 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help a woman board amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). She was rescued by Sailors assigned USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) along with 61 others Sept. 27 after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-306 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help rescued persons remove their life jackets as they come aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) on Sept. 27 after their boat capsized. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100929-N-7948R-306 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines help rescued persons remove their life jackets as they come aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). They were rescued by USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) on Sept. 27 after their boat capsized. The rescued persons were originally brought aboard Winston S. Churchill where they received food, water and medical attention before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Sept. 29, where they will remain until decisions are made regarding their disposition. Pearl Harbor’s larger size makes the ship better-equipped to accommodate the 62 rescued persons. Pearl Harbor is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100923-CMF-003 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Sept. 23, 2010) Boys from the Foyer De Nazareth Orphanage visited Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada, flagship of Combined Task Force 151, during a port visit to Victoria, Seychelles. The visit included a guided tour of the ship byLt Okan Sesiguzel (left) and Lt Oguz Bastemur (right). (TCG Gokceada/Combined Maritime Forces Photo/Released)

100923-CMF-003 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Sept. 23, 2010) Boys from the Foyer De Nazareth Orphanage visited Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada, flagship of Combined Task Force 151, during a port visit to Victoria, Seychelles. The visit included a guided tour of the ship byLt Okan Sesiguzel (left) and Lt Oguz Bastemur (right). (TCG Gokceada/Combined Maritime Forces Photo/Released) Related Article

100923-CMF-002 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Sept. 23, 2010) Boys from the Foyer De Nazareth Orphanage visited Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada, flagship of Combined Task Force 151, during a port visit to Victoria, Seychelles. The visit included a guided tour of the ship by Lt Oguz Bastemur, Gokceada’s Operations Officer. (TCG Gokceada/Combined Maritime Forces Photo/Released)

100923-CMF-002 VICTORIA, Seychelles (Sept. 23, 2010) Boys from the Foyer De Nazareth Orphanage visited Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada, flagship of Combined Task Force 151, during a port visit to Victoria, Seychelles. The visit included a guided tour of the ship by Lt Oguz Bastemur, Gokceada’s Operations Officer. (TCG Gokceada/Combined Maritime Forces Photo/Released) Related Article

100923-CMF-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 23, 2010) Eight officers from the Royal Thai Navy have arrived at Combined Maritime Forces headquarters, Bahrain, in preparation for the historic deployment of two Thai vessels to the Gulf of Aden. (Left to right): Lt. Cmdr. Suthep Phongsrikul, Lt. Cmdr. Kovit Talasophon, Cmdr. Siripat Pangpun, Cmdr. Yutthana Eamsa-Ard, Capt. Yuttasath Threeost, Cmdr. Pisutsak Sreechumpol, Lt. Cmdr. Prasertsak Mala and Lt. Cmdr. Pairat Chaiwong. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Jeremy Olver/Released)

100923-CMF-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 23, 2010) Eight officers from the Royal Thai Navy have arrived at Combined Maritime Forces headquarters, Bahrain, in preparation for the historic deployment of two Thai vessels to the Gulf of Aden. (Left to right): Lt. Cmdr. Suthep Phongsrikul, Lt. Cmdr. Kovit Talasophon, Cmdr. Siripat Pangpun, Cmdr. Yutthana Eamsa-Ard, Capt. Yuttasath Threeost, Cmdr. Pisutsak Sreechumpol, Lt. Cmdr. Prasertsak Mala and Lt. Cmdr. Pairat Chaiwong. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Jeremy Olver/Released) Related Article

100927-N-3304W-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
A passenger receives medical attention from Sailors aboard
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Rigid hull inflatable
boats rescued the passenger and 60 others after their skiff
capsized in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill
is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational 
task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around 
the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by 
Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) A passenger receives medical attention from Sailors aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Rigid hull inflatable boats rescued the passenger and 60 others after their skiff capsized in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100920-N-3304W-005 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
A rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Winston S. Churchill 
(DDG 81) rescues passengers of a capsized skiff in 
the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill is assigned 
to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force 
conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf 
of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence 
Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-005 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) A rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) rescues passengers of a capsized skiff in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
Rigid hull inflatable boats from USS Winston S. Churchill 
(DDG 81) rescues passengers of a capsized skiff in 
the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill
is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational 
task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around 
the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by 
Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) Rigid hull inflatable boats from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) rescues passengers of a capsized skiff in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-003 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
Passengers from a capsized skiff eat food and drink water 
aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) after being 
rescued in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill 
is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task 
force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the 
Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by 
Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-003 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) Passengers from a capsized skiff eat food and drink water aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) after being rescued in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
A disabled skiff awaits assistance from USS Winston S. 
Churchill (DDG 81). The skiff's motor had failed while 
transiting the Gulf of Aden Sept. 26. Winston S. Churchill 
is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational 
task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and 
around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy 
photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher 
Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) A disabled skiff awaits assistance from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The skiff's motor had failed while transiting the Gulf of Aden Sept. 26. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-001 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) 
A disabled skiff awaits assistance from USS Winston S. 
Churchill (DDG 81). The skiff's motor had failed while 
transiting the Gulf of Aden Sept. 26. Winston S. Churchill 
is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational 
task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and 
around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy 
photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher 
Williams/Released)

100927-N-3304W-001 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 27, 2010) A disabled skiff awaits assistance from USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The skiff's motor had failed while transiting the Gulf of Aden Sept. 26. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counterpiracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams/Released)

100920-N-5472R-651 BASRAH, Iraq (Sept. 20, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/ U.S. Fifth Fleet, discusses the unique capabilities of the Puma AE mini-unmanned aerial vehicle with Senior Chief Tactical Air Controller Norman Diette, leading chief petty officer, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1. During his first visit to Iraq since taking command July 5, Fox met with RIVRON 1, forward-deployed to Basrah, Iraq, and other Sailors stationed at the port of Umm Qasr. Fox also spoke with Sailors during an all-hands call to thank everyone for their professionalism and express the importance of their role in the advising, assisting, and training of Iraqi Security Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Erik Reed/Released)

100920-N-5472R-651 BASRAH, Iraq (Sept. 20, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/ U.S. Fifth Fleet, discusses the unique capabilities of the Puma AE mini-unmanned aerial vehicle with Senior Chief Tactical Air Controller Norman Diette, leading chief petty officer, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1. During his first visit to Iraq since taking command July 5, Fox met with RIVRON 1, forward-deployed to Basrah, Iraq, and other Sailors stationed at the port of Umm Qasr. Fox also spoke with Sailors during an all-hands call to thank everyone for their professionalism and express the importance of their role in the advising, assisting, and training of Iraqi Security Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Erik Reed/Released)

100923-N-7948R-443 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 23, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Allison Mulligan hurries across the flight deck after removing the chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100923-N-7948R-443 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 23, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Allison Mulligan hurries across the flight deck after removing the chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations. CTF 151 is currently commanded by Turkish navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100913-N-7948R-054 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 13, 2010) Yeoman Seaman Corey Gathings communicates with the bridge watchstanders via sound-powered telephone while standing the forward lookout watch aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100913-N-7948R-054 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 13, 2010) Yeoman Seaman Corey Gathings communicates with the bridge watchstanders via sound-powered telephone while standing the forward lookout watch aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 13, 2010) Yeoman Seaman Corey Gathings scans the horizon through binoculars while standing the forward lookout watch aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100913-N-7948R-088 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 13, 2010) Yeoman Seaman Corey Gathings scans the horizon through binoculars while standing the forward lookout watch aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100911-N-7948R-114 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 11, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Victoria Contreras, left, Quartermaster Seaman Denna Taylor, second from left,  Seaman Jiron Cummings, second from right, and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Bethany Paquet chock and chain a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165 (Reinforced), on the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during flight operations. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100911-N-7948R-114 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 11, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Victoria Contreras, left, Quartermaster Seaman Denna Taylor, second from left, Seaman Jiron Cummings, second from right, and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Bethany Paquet chock and chain a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165 (Reinforced), on the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during flight operations. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100911-N-3705H-821 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Aviation Warfare Rescuer 2nd Class Landon Richardson, assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 presents squadron patches to boys at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage, while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100911-N-3705H-821 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Aviation Warfare Rescuer 2nd Class Landon Richardson, assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 presents squadron patches to boys at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage, while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released) Related Article

100911-N-3705H-834 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Sailors assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) play a game of basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage as part of a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100911-N-3705H-834 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Sailors assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) play a game of basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage as part of a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released) Related Article

100911-N-3705H-855 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Aviation Warfare Rescuer 1st Class Tanner Suman assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 plays basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100911-N-3705H-855 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Aviation Warfare Rescuer 1st Class Tanner Suman assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 plays basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released) Related Article

100911-N-3705H-888 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Sailors assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) pose for a group shot following a game of basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100911-N-3705H-888 SEYCHELLES (Sept. 11, 2010) Sailors assigned to ‘Swamp Foxes’of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44 and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) pose for a group shot following a game of basketball at Foyer De Nazerath Boys Orphanage while volunteering in a community relations project during a recent port visit to Seychelles. USS Winston S. Churchill is currently assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which conducts multi-national counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released) Related Article

100923-N-4135M-051 ARABIAN SEA (July 29, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Dorian Queener, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Kayla Bonini, both assigned to V-2 Division (Arresting Gears), communicate with arresting gear operators during an aircraft recovery cycle aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Queener and Bonini relayed the weight of recovering aircraft to arresting gear operators below the flight deck who ensure that the arresting wires are set to stop the aircraft safely when it lands on the flight deck. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/RELEASED)

100923-N-4135M-051 ARABIAN SEA (July 29, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Dorian Queener, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Kayla Bonini, both assigned to V-2 Division (Arresting Gears), communicate with arresting gear operators during an aircraft recovery cycle aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Queener and Bonini relayed the weight of recovering aircraft to arresting gear operators below the flight deck who ensure that the arresting wires are set to stop the aircraft safely when it lands on the flight deck. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/RELEASED)

100923-N-6427M-134 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2010) Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) connect a cargo pallet to an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/RELEASED)

100923-N-6427M-134 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2010) Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) connect a cargo pallet to an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/RELEASED)

100828-N-5969B-073 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 28, 2010) Cpl. Steven Smith assists Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joshua Durstine lift a duffle bag during the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Corporals’ Course aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The Corporals' Course is a standard part of the Marine Corps leadership training track. The 15th MEU offered four Peleliu Sailors an opportunity to experience the course in order to promote common leadership traits between the Navy and Marine Corps. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group operating off the coast of Karachi, supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100828-N-5969B-073 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 28, 2010) Cpl. Steven Smith assists Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joshua Durstine lift a duffle bag during the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Corporals’ Course aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The Corporals' Course is a standard part of the Marine Corps leadership training track. The 15th MEU offered four Peleliu Sailors an opportunity to experience the course in order to promote common leadership traits between the Navy and Marine Corps. Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group operating off the coast of Karachi, supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released) Related Article

100920-N-6362C-051 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Karol Polid, assigned to 'Ragin' Bulls' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, uses a bore scope to look inside the engine of an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The bore scope's video display allows the technician to inspect the internal components of an engine without disassembling it. VFA-37 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100920-N-6362C-051 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2010) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Karol Polid, assigned to "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, uses a bore scope to look inside the engine of an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The bore scope's video display allows the technician to inspect the internal components of an engine without disassembling it. VFA-37 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100917-N-7948R-102 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2010) Navy Counselor 1st Class Khafre Quentall fires a 9mm handgun during small arms training aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100917-N-7948R-102 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2010) Navy Counselor 1st Class Khafre Quentall fires a 9mm handgun during small arms training aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100918-N-4135M-074 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 18, 2010) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Dale Gartin measures wind speeds relative to the ship’s course and speed with an anemometer during flight operations aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released).

100918-N-4135M-074 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 18, 2010) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Dale Gartin measures wind speeds relative to the ship’s course and speed with an anemometer during flight operations aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released).

100910-N-9201P-001 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 10, 2010) USS Elrod (FFG 55) commanding officer, Cmdr. Christopher Engdahl, and visiting Pakistani naval officers pose for a photo aboard Elrod Sept. 10. The Pakistani officers, assigned to frigate PNS Babur (F182), spent five days underway learning about U.S. Navy operations and participating in shipboard events. Elrod, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Price/Released)

100910-N-9201P-001 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 10, 2010) USS Elrod (FFG 55) commanding officer, Cmdr. Christopher Engdahl, and visiting Pakistani naval officers pose for a photo aboard Elrod Sept. 10. The Pakistani officers, assigned to frigate PNS Babur (F182), spent five days underway learning about U.S. Navy operations and participating in shipboard events. Elrod, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Price/Released) Related Article

100910-N-9201P-002 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 10, 2010) U.S. Navy officers on USS Elrod (FFG 55) and visiting Pakistani naval officers pose for a photo aboard Elrod Sept. 10. The Pakistani officers, from frigate PNS Babur (F182), spent five days underway learning about U.S. Navy operations and participating in shipboard events. Elrod, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Price/Released)

100910-N-9201P-002 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 10, 2010) U.S. Navy officers on USS Elrod (FFG 55) and visiting Pakistani naval officers pose for a photo aboard Elrod Sept. 10. The Pakistani officers, from frigate PNS Babur (F182), spent five days underway learning about U.S. Navy operations and participating in shipboard events. Elrod, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Price/Released) Related Article

100917-N-6362C-019 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2010) Flight deck directors guide an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the 'Checkerboards' of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, toward the catapults aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100917-N-6362C-019 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2010) Flight deck directors guide an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the 'Checkerboards' of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, toward the catapults aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100915-N-6003P-080 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Sailors pass the flag during the reading of 'Old Glory' at the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released).

100915-N-6003P-080 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Sailors pass the flag during the reading of "Old Glory" at the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released).

100915-N-6003P-091 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ismayda Acquie receives a flag and condolences from Machinist Mate 1st Class John J. Matthews during the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Acquie lost her father, Police Officer Jay Ruiz, in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released).

100915-N-6003P-091 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ismayda Acquie receives a flag and condolences from Machinist Mate 1st Class John J. Matthews during the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Acquie lost her father, Police Officer Jay Ruiz, in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released).

100916-N-0311M-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 15, 2010) Master Chief Quartermaster Andy Millar, Pers-40 senior enlisted advisor, speaks to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailors after a brief Sept. 15. Detailers and senior personnel from Navy Personnel Command met with Sailors and senior leadership to talk about the detailing process and listen to concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

100916-N-0311M-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 15, 2010) Master Chief Quartermaster Andy Millar, Pers-40 senior enlisted advisor, speaks to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailors after a brief Sept. 15. Detailers and senior personnel from Navy Personnel Command met with Sailors and senior leadership to talk about the detailing process and listen to concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released) Related Article

100916-N-0311M-017 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 15, 2010) Master Chief Quartermaster Andy Millar, Pers-40 senior enlisted advisor, speaks to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailors Sept. 15. Millar, one of six detailers to visit Bahrain, gave presentations to both leadership and junior Sailors about the detailing process. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

100916-N-0311M-017 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 15, 2010) Master Chief Quartermaster Andy Millar, Pers-40 senior enlisted advisor, speaks to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailors Sept. 15. Millar, one of six detailers to visit Bahrain, gave presentations to both leadership and junior Sailors about the detailing process. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released) Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa speaks at the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

100916-N-3442D-028 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa speaks at the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa speaks at the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity, (NSA), Bahrain Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

100916-N-3442D-030 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa speaks at the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity, (NSA), Bahrain Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Chief (select) Cryptologic Technician Heidi Rankin awaits her turn to be pinned during the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept. 16. NAVCENT had13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

100916-N-3442D-042 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Chief (select) Cryptologic Technician Heidi Rankin awaits her turn to be pinned during the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept. 16. NAVCENT had13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief Electrician’s Mate Dale Brownie stands in formation after receiving his anchors during the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept.16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

100916-N-3442D-057 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief Electrician’s Mate Dale Brownie stands in formation after receiving his anchors during the chief’s pinning ceremony on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, Sept.16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to NSA Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief petty officer covers wait for newly pinned chiefs to be covered by their sponsors Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

100916-N-3442D-016 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief petty officer covers wait for newly pinned chiefs to be covered by their sponsors Sept. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command had 13 Sailors pinned in addition to 24 others attached to Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

100907-N-6427M-039 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 7, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates stand by as an emergency crash and salvage team during flight operations. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100907-N-6427M-039 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 7, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mates stand by as an emergency crash and salvage team during flight operations. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100906-N-6362C-013 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2010) A flight deck director signals an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the 'Seahawks' of Airborne Early Warning Squadron  (VAW) 126, toward the catapult aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for launch. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100906-N-6362C-013 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2010) A flight deck director signals an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the 'Seahawks' of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, toward the catapult aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for launch. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100908-N-6362C-089 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 8, 2010) Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) attach a grounding cable to an MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during a replenishment-at-sea. HSC-28 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100908-N-6362C-089 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 8, 2010) Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) attach a grounding cable to an MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during a replenishment-at-sea. HSC-28 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100908-N-6427M-068.jpg ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 8, 2010) An MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, lowers cargo on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. HSC-28 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100908-N-6427M-068.jpg ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 8, 2010) An MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the 'Dragon Whales' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, lowers cargo on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. HSC-28 is deployed as part of Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100909-N-1552T-397 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provide cover and observation to the Maritime Raid Force as they boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Gregory Tate)

100909-N-1552T-397 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provide cover and observation to the Maritime Raid Force as they boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Gregory Tate) Related Article

100909-N-9706M-958 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) USS Princeton (CG 59) is positioned to provide support to U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), who are preparing to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee)

100909-N-9706M-958 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) USS Princeton (CG 59) is positioned to provide support to U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), who are preparing to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee) Related Article

100909-N-9706M-080 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), prepare to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee)

100909-N-9706M-080 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), prepare to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee) Related Article

100909-N-9706M-175 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee)

100909-N-9706M-175 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David McKee) Related Article

100909-N-5133N-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), approach to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8.  Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine)

100909-N-5133N-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), approach to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine) Related Article

100909-N-5133N-120 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), approach to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8.  Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine)

100909-N-5133N-120 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), approach to board and seize control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine) Related Article

100909-N-5133N-035 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8.  Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine)

100909-N-5133N-035 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8), boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine) Related Article

100909-N-5133N-135 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) A UH-1N from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (MMH-165) attached to USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provides aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, approach the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine)

100909-N-5133N-135 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) A UH-1N from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (MMH-165) attached to USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provides aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, approach the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine) Related Article

100909-N-5133N-038 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8) board the M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct
counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine)

100909-N-5133N-038 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on USS Dubuque (LPD 8) board the M/V Magellan Star Sept. 9 to recover it from suspected pirates who seized the vessel Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Christopher Nodine) Related Article

100909-N-0037F-001 (Sept. 9, 2010) Helicopters from USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provide aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, right, boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned vessel M/V Magellan Star, left, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class William Farmerie)

100909-N-0037F-001 (Sept. 9, 2010) Helicopters from USS Dubuque (LPD 8) provide aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, right, boarded and seized control of Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned vessel M/V Magellan Star, left, early Sept. 9. Pirates attacked and boarded Magellan Star Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class William Farmerie) Related Article

100909-N-0037F-002 (Sept. 9, 2010) – Combined Maritime Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, TCG Gökçeada, background, a Turkish frigate, and USS Dubuque (LPD 8), left, wait as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque board and seize control of the Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German-owned vessel M/V Magellan Star. early Sept. 9 after pirates attacked and boarded the vessel Sept. 8. CTF 151 is the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class William Farmerie)

100909-N-0037F-002 (Sept. 9, 2010) – Combined Maritime Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, TCG Gökçeada, background, a Turkish frigate, and USS Dubuque (LPD 8), left, wait as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque board and seize control of the Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German-owned vessel M/V Magellan Star. early Sept. 9 after pirates attacked and boarded the vessel Sept. 8. CTF 151 is the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class William Farmerie) Related Article

100902-N-5821P-010 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2010) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, listens as Razan Alshehabi, a senior at Bahrain School, speaks about her future college plans during a luncheon Sept. 2. The luncheon celebrated the announcement of an official volunteer partnership between Bahrain School and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released)

100902-N-5821P-010 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2010) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, listens as Razan Alshehabi, a senior at Bahrain School, speaks about her future college plans during a luncheon Sept. 2. The luncheon celebrated the announcement of an official volunteer partnership between Bahrain School and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released) Related Article

100830-N-4378P-203 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2010) An SA-330J Puma utility helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) transits during a vertical replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship is supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief operations in Pakistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100830-N-4378P-203 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2010) An SA-330J Puma utility helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) transits during a vertical replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship is supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief operations in Pakistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100830-N-4378P-186 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2010) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Handler 3rd Class Joseph D. Glass, accounts for chocks and chains as he prepares a SA-330J Puma utility helicopter to lift off the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship is supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief operations in Pakistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100830-N-4378P-186 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2010) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Handler 3rd Class Joseph D. Glass, accounts for chocks and chains as he prepares a SA-330J Puma utility helicopter to lift off the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). Peleliu is the command ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship is supporting Pakistani government and military disaster relief operations in Pakistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100830-N-7948R-454 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 30, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ernest Delacruz, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Jared Pollack perform inverted push ups on the flight deck during a workout aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100830-N-7948R-454 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 30, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ernest Delacruz, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Jared Pollack perform inverted push ups on the flight deck during a workout aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100830-N-7948R-504 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 30, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ernest Delacruz flips a tractor tire across the flight deck during a workout aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100830-N-7948R-504 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 30, 2010) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ernest Delacruz flips a tractor tire across the flight deck during a workout aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100821-N-7948R-018 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 21, 2010) The sun sets behind a mounted 50-caliber machine gun aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100821-N-7948R-018 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 21, 2010) The sun sets behind a mounted 50-caliber machine gun aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100818-N-8959T-143 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces, left, speaks with British Cmdr. David Bence, commander, United Kingdom Mine Countermeasures Force, during a visit to the Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37) to observe a mine countermeasures training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100818-N-8959T-143 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces, left, speaks with British Cmdr. David Bence, commander, United Kingdom Mine Countermeasures Force, during a visit to the Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37) to observe a mine countermeasures training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100818-N-8959T-184 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces, right, is briefed on the capabilities and operation of the mine neutralizer vehicle “Sea Fox” by Lt. Cmdr. Adam Northover, commanding officer of  Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37). Fox embarked Chiddingfold to observe a mine countermeasures training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100818-N-8959T-184 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 18, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces, right, is briefed on the capabilities and operation of the mine neutralizer vehicle “Sea Fox” by Lt. Cmdr. Adam Northover, commanding officer of Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37). Fox embarked Chiddingfold to observe a mine countermeasures training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100817-N-8959T-161 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 17, 2010) Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) practices night rafting with Royal Navy fleet auxiliary service landing dock ship RFA Lyme Bay (L3007). Rafting is a way for smaller ships to stay replenished at sea and remain forward-deployed for long periods of time. The evolution was part of mine countermeasures training in the central Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100817-N-8959T-161 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 17, 2010) Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) practices night rafting with Royal Navy fleet auxiliary service landing dock ship RFA Lyme Bay (L3007). Rafting is a way for smaller ships to stay replenished at sea and remain forward-deployed for long periods of time. The evolution was part of mine countermeasures training in the central Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100821-N-6463B-299 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Cleven Brown, assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 404, climbs aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a boarding operation in the Red Sea. LEDET 404 is embarked aboard Princeton, which is a part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-299 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Cleven Brown, assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 404, climbs aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a boarding operation in the Red Sea. LEDET 404 is embarked aboard Princeton, which is a part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-323 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 404, take security positions aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea. LEDET 404 is embarked aboard Princeton, which is a part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-323 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 404, take security positions aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea. LEDET 404 is embarked aboard Princeton, which is a part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-485 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Visit, board, search and seizure team members maintain security positions on the fantail aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea.  Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-485 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Visit, board, search and seizure team members maintain security positions on the fantail aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100820-N-8959T-017 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Lt. j.g. Joshua Myers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, exits an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100820-N-8959T-017 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Lt. j.g. Joshua Myers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, exits an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100820-N-8959T-162 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Lt. j.g. Joshua Meyers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, is lifted from the water with a mechanical hoist from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released).

100820-N-8959T-162 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Lt. j.g. Joshua Meyers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, is lifted from the water with a mechanical hoist from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released).

100820-N-8959T-193 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Gregory Pruett, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, enters the water after leaping from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100820-N-8959T-193 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Gregory Pruett, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, enters the water after leaping from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100820-N-8959T-207 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Gregory Pruett, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, exits an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100820-N-8959T-207 CENTRAL ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Gregory Pruett, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, exits an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures training evolution. EODMU 1 trained with coalition ships, aerial assets and divers during the mine countermeasures training evolution in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100821-N-6463B-231 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team embarked from guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), engage in a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100821-N-6463B-231 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2010) - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team embarked from guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), engage in a mock boarding operation in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100901-N-2893B-001 (MINA SALMAN, Bahrain) Turkish Navy Rear Admiral Sinan Ertugrul, right, relieves Republic of Korea Navy Rear Admiral Beom-rim Lee, left, as commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), at a change of command ceremony hosted by U.S. Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, aboard Turkish flagship TCG Gökçeada. CTF-151 was established in January 2009 to deter, disrupt and suppress piracy, protect maritime vessels of all nationalities and secure freedom of navigation in an area of operation encompassing 1.1 million square miles in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CMF is a 25-nation coalition based in Bahrain that promotes security and prosperity throughout some of the world's most important shipping lanes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

100901-N-2893B-001 (MINA SALMAN, Bahrain) Turkish Navy Rear Admiral Sinan Ertugrul, right, relieves Republic of Korea Navy Rear Admiral Beom-rim Lee, left, as commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), at a change of command ceremony hosted by U.S. Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, aboard Turkish flagship TCG Gökçeada. CTF-151 was established in January 2009 to deter, disrupt and suppress piracy, protect maritime vessels of all nationalities and secure freedom of navigation in an area of operation encompassing 1.1 million square miles in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CMF is a 25-nation coalition based in Bahrain that promotes security and prosperity throughout some of the world's most important shipping lanes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

100826-N-6003P-046 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) A line handling team made up entirely of women, guides the phone and distance line from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment-at-sea. Harry S. Truman’s Deck Department used an all female crew at one of the RAS stations to commemorate Women's Equality Month in the Navy. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100826-N-6003P-046 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) A line handling team made up entirely of women, guides the phone and distance line from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment-at-sea. Harry S. Truman’s Deck Department used an all female crew at one of the RAS stations to commemorate Women's Equality Month in the Navy. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100826-N-6003P-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) perform a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down on the flight deck before the start of the daily flight operations cycle.  FOD walk downs are performed to remove objects on the deck that can be sucked into a jet engine intake and cause severe damage. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100826-N-6003P-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) perform a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down on the flight deck before the start of the daily flight operations cycle. FOD walk downs are performed to remove objects on the deck that can be sucked into a jet engine intake and cause severe damage. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100826-N-6362C-172 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Julio Martinez collects grounding cables used for transporting cargo via helicopter during a vertical replenishment. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with supplies needed while at sea. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100826-N-6362C-172 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2010) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Julio Martinez collects grounding cables used for transporting cargo via helicopter during a vertical replenishment. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with supplies needed while at sea. Harry S. Truman Strike group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100820-N-7948R-050 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) – Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrea Hand observes contacts using an SPA 25G radar repeater aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100820-N-7948R-050 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2010) – Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrea Hand observes contacts using an SPA 25G radar repeater aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100807-N-6463B-132 RED SEA (August 7, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement, Detachment 404, and members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) prepare to board and inspect a suspect dhow. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100807-N-6463B-132 RED SEA (August 7, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement, Detachment 404, and members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) prepare to board and inspect a suspect dhow. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100808-N-6463B-100 RED SEA (Aug. 8, 2010) - Engineman 3rd Class Donte Frear, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) waits to pass water to a fisherman in the Red Sea. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100808-N-6463B-100 RED SEA (Aug. 8, 2010) - Engineman 3rd Class Donte Frear, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) waits to pass water to a fisherman in the Red Sea. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100809-N-6463B-063 RED SEA (Aug. 9, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to query a suspected pirate dhow. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100809-N-6463B-063 RED SEA (Aug. 9, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to query a suspected pirate dhow. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100811-N-6463B-487 RED SEA (Aug. 11, 2010) - Navy Counselor 2nd Class Ronnie Lindsey, right,  stationed aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a weapons training exercise in the Red Sea as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Rosenburg Castano oversees. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100811-N-6463B-487 RED SEA (Aug. 11, 2010) - Navy Counselor 2nd Class Ronnie Lindsey, right, stationed aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a weapons training exercise in the Red Sea as Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Rosenburg Castano oversees. USS Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100811-N-6463B-771 RED SEA (Aug. 11, 2010) - Sailors aboard .guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) participate in a gunnery exercise in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100811-N-6463B-771 RED SEA (Aug. 11, 2010) - Sailors aboard .guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) participate in a gunnery exercise in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100812-N-6463B-024 RED SEA (Aug. 12, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) engage in close-quarters battle proficiency training. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100812-N-6463B-024 RED SEA (Aug. 12, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) engage in close-quarters battle proficiency training. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100812-N-6463B-116 RED SEA (Aug. 12, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404 and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) engage in close-quarters battle proficiency training. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100812-N-6463B-116 RED SEA (Aug. 12, 2010) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 404 and the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) engage in close-quarters battle proficiency training. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100817-N-1092P-237 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2010) - Seaman Taylor Evans stands the starboard forward lookout aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The lookout is used to spot and report air and surface contacts to the bridge. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100817-N-1092P-237 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2010) - Seaman Taylor Evans stands the starboard forward lookout aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The lookout is used to spot and report air and surface contacts to the bridge. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100817-N-1092P-785 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Paul Seat, right, assists Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Frank Acheampong with his self-contained breathing apparatus during a General Quarters drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100817-N-1092P-785 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Paul Seat, right, assists Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Frank Acheampong with his self-contained breathing apparatus during a General Quarters drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100818-N-3705H-204 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) - Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class William Purhamus stands by as a nozzleman during a crash and salvage drill aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Churchill is part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100818-N-3705H-204 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) - Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class William Purhamus stands by as a nozzleman during a crash and salvage drill aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Churchill is part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes/Released)

100818-N-6582H-034 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Matthew Jordan assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, checks nitrogen pressure levels in an F/A-18 Super Hornet’s landing strut aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100818-N-6582H-034 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Matthew Jordan assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, checks nitrogen pressure levels in an F/A-18 Super Hornet’s landing strut aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100818-N-4135M-146 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) --Culinary Specialist Seaman Jessica Wyrick spreads icing onto a birthday cake for Sailors and Marines celebrating their birthdays in the month of August aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100818-N-4135M-146 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2010) --Culinary Specialist Seaman Jessica Wyrick spreads icing onto a birthday cake for Sailors and Marines celebrating their birthdays in the month of August aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100729-N-7660S-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Cryptologic Specialist 1st Class Heidi M. Rankin the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED)

100729-N-7660S-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Cryptologic Specialist 1st Class Heidi M. Rankin the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED) Related Article

100729-N-7660S-074 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Ryan Greer the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED)

100729-N-7660S-074 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Ryan Greer the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED) Related Article

100729-N-7660S-070 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Information Specialist Seaman Angel Lee Jones the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED)

100729-N-7660S-070 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Information Specialist Seaman Angel Lee Jones the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED)Related Article

100812-N-6003P-134 ARABIAN SEA  (Aug. 12, 2010) - Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park, left, and Lt. John Moss fly in an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the

100812-N-6003P-134 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 12, 2010) - Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park, left, and Lt. John Moss fly in an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130. VAQ 130 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100812-N-1226D-050 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 12, 2010) Marines prepare to board a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Helicopter Marine Medium “White Knights” (HMM-165) (REIN) on board USS Peleliu (LHA 5).  This group is the first wave to go ashore in Pakistan to help maintain the heavy lift aircraft the Navy and Marine Corps are providing to deliver relief supplies to flood-stricken regions.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar A. Dominquez)

100812-N-1226D-050 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 12, 2010) Marines prepare to board a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Helicopter Marine Medium “White Knights” (HMM-165) (REIN) on board USS Peleliu (LHA 5). This group is the first wave to go ashore in Pakistan to help maintain the heavy lift aircraft the Navy and Marine Corps are providing to deliver relief supplies to flood-stricken regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar A. Dominquez) Related Article

100803-N-1226D-015 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 3, 2010) – Lance Cpl. James Rash, top, and Cpl. Austin Dorsey, assigned to Helicopter Marine Medium 165 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, install a panel on a CH-53E helicopter aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100803-N-1226D-015 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 3, 2010) – Lance Cpl. James Rash, top, and Cpl. Austin Dorsey, assigned to Helicopter Marine Medium 165 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, install a panel on a CH-53E helicopter aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100802-N-1226D-015 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 2, 2010) - Seaman Lemar Williams adjusts ship's speed with the engine order telegraph (EOT) on the bridge of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The EOT is a communications device allowing the bridge to order engineers in the engine room to power the vessel at a certain desired speed. Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100802-N-1226D-015 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 2, 2010) - Seaman Lemar Williams adjusts ship's speed with the engine order telegraph (EOT) on the bridge of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The EOT is a communications device allowing the bridge to order engineers in the engine room to power the vessel at a certain desired speed. Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100802-N-1226D-003 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 2, 2010) - Seaman John Mallow, left, stands the helmsman watch while Seaman Lemar Williams stands lee helmsman on the bridge aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100802-N-1226D-003 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 2, 2010) - Seaman John Mallow, left, stands the helmsman watch while Seaman Lemar Williams stands lee helmsman on the bridge aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Dominquez/Released)

100804-N-7660S-120 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 4, 2010) – From left, Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pennsylvania), Rep. Glenn Nye III (D-Virginia), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina), Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Mississippi), and Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) with Cmdr. Trevor King, commanding officer, USS Milius (DDG 69) during a Congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Milius Aug. 4. The CODEL met with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain and aboard Milius to thank them for their service and to get a first hand assessment of Sailors’ needs and concerns. They are traveling throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to meet with service members and military leaders. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED)

100804-N-7660S-120 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 4, 2010) – From left, Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pennsylvania), Rep. Glenn Nye III (D-Virginia), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina), Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Mississippi), and Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) with Cmdr. Trevor King, commanding officer, USS Milius (DDG 69) during a Congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Milius Aug. 4. The CODEL met with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain and aboard Milius to thank them for their service and to get a first hand assessment of Sailors’ needs and concerns. They are traveling throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to meet with service members and military leaders. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Smith/RELEASED) Related Article

100801-N-4378P-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, left, and Lance Cpl. Michael Kujath, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, left, and Lance Cpl. Michael Kujath, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-076 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Sgt. Cesar Gonzalez, center, observes Lance Cpl. Michael Kujath, left, and Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).  Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-076 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Sgt. Cesar Gonzalez, center, observes Lance Cpl. Michael Kujath, left, and Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-119 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, strikes his opponent as they spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-119 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, strikes his opponent as they spar during conditioning exercises aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-125 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, maintains a defensive position during training aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).  Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-125 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Bossart, attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, maintains a defensive position during training aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-143 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Marines attached to 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit walk the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100801-N-4378P-143 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (August 1, 2010) - Marines attached to 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit walk the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100731-N-6427M-007 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July  31, 2010) - Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Barry Styles, assigned to the

100731-N-6427M-007 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 31, 2010) - Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Barry Styles, assigned to the "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, replaces panels on a F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 37 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman McLearnon/Released)

100730-N-4135M-159 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Travis Johnson performs during a talent show in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100730-N-4135M-159 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Travis Johnson performs during a talent show in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100730-N-4135M-229 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nathaniel Allen performs during a talent show aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100730-N-4135M-229 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nathaniel Allen performs during a talent show aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100731-N-7948R-049 ARABIAN GULF (July 31, 2010) – Cmdr. David K. Guluzian, left, and Cmdr. Homer R. Denius III salute as the National Anthem is played during their change of command ceremony aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Guluzian was relieved by Denius as the ship’s commanding officer. The Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100731-N-7948R-049 ARABIAN GULF (July 31, 2010) – Cmdr. David K. Guluzian, left, and Cmdr. Homer R. Denius III salute as the National Anthem is played during their change of command ceremony aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Guluzian was relieved by Denius as the ship’s commanding officer. The Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released) Related Article

100730-N-6427M-120 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Cpl. John Alday, assigned to the ‘Checkerboards’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, performs routine trouble shooting during a weapons release and control check on an F/A-18C  Hornet aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100730-N-6427M-120 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 30, 2010) - Cpl. John Alday, assigned to the ‘Checkerboards’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, performs routine trouble shooting during a weapons release and control check on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon/Released)

100714-N-0553R-009 ARABIAN GULF, (July 14, 2010) - Commander, Combined Task Force 152, Kuwaiti Brigadier General Jassin Mohammed Al-Anari, left, talks with Capt. Gerry Patterson, commanding officer of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009) during a tour of the vessel at the completion of maritime evolution Stakenet 10-2 in the Arabian Gulf. Stakenet 10-2 was a maritime infrastructure protection evolution hosted by Combined Task Force 152 in conjunction with regional navies and coast guards, to further develop regional capacity within its member nations for protection of key economic and energy related maritime infrastructures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

100714-N-0553R-009 ARABIAN GULF, (July 14, 2010) - Commander, Combined Task Force 152, Kuwaiti Brigadier General Jassin Mohammed Al-Anari, left, talks with Capt. Gerry Patterson, commanding officer of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009) during a tour of the vessel at the completion of maritime evolution Stakenet 10-2 in the Arabian Gulf. Stakenet 10-2 was a maritime infrastructure protection evolution hosted by Combined Task Force 152 in conjunction with regional navies and coast guards, to further develop regional capacity within its member nations for protection of key economic and energy related maritime infrastructures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released) Related Article

100714-N-0553R-004 ARABIAN GULF, (July 14, 2010) - Commander, Combined Task Force 152, Kuwaiti Brigadier General Jassin Mohammed Al-Anari, left, talks with Capt. Gerry Patterson, commanding officer of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009), during a tour of the vessel at the completion of maritime evolution Stakenet 10-2 in the Arabian Gulf. Stakenet 10-2 is a maritime infrastructure protection evolution hosted by Combined Task Force 152 in conjunction with regional navies and coast guards to further develop regional capacity within its member nations for protection of key economic and energy related maritime infrastructures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

100714-N-0553R-004 ARABIAN GULF, (July 14, 2010) - Commander, Combined Task Force 152, Kuwaiti Brigadier General Jassin Mohammed Al-Anari, left, talks with Capt. Gerry Patterson, commanding officer of British Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009), during a tour of the vessel at the completion of maritime evolution Stakenet 10-2 in the Arabian Gulf. Stakenet 10-2 is a maritime infrastructure protection evolution hosted by Combined Task Force 152 in conjunction with regional navies and coast guards to further develop regional capacity within its member nations for protection of key economic and energy related maritime infrastructures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released) Related Article

100728-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 28, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox shares his “Commander’s Guiding Principles” with more than 450 service members and civilians serving under his command as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. It was the first “All Hands” call Fox held since assuming command July 5. Fox leads more than 25,000 U.S. and coalition service members operating in the region providing security, defending against violent extremism, conducting maritime security operations and providing support for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

100728-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 28, 2010) – Vice Adm. Mark Fox shares his “Commander’s Guiding Principles” with more than 450 service members and civilians serving under his command as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. It was the first “All Hands” call Fox held since assuming command July 5. Fox leads more than 25,000 U.S. and coalition service members operating in the region providing security, defending against violent extremism, conducting maritime security operations and providing support for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

100722-N-7948R-165 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) - Gunners Mate 2nd Class Curtis Welborn, right, shoots an M14 rifle with a Mark 87 mod-1 line-throwing kit toward fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment at sea aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).  A line-throwing gun is used to shoot the phone and distance line to the other ship so the two ships can communicate bridge to bridge. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-165 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) - Gunners Mate 2nd Class Curtis Welborn, right, shoots an M14 rifle with a Mark 87 mod-1 line-throwing kit toward fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment at sea aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). A line-throwing gun is used to shoot the phone and distance line to the other ship so the two ships can communicate bridge to bridge. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-481 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – An MH-60S Knighthawk from dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) approaches the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to deliver supplies during a vertical replenishment as Sailors and Marines pass boxes of supplies already delivered. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-481 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – An MH-60S Knighthawk from dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) approaches the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to deliver supplies during a vertical replenishment as Sailors and Marines pass boxes of supplies already delivered. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-021 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) - Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Gregory Schaneville, right, communicates with Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class David Coben as an MH-60S helicopter approaches the flight deck during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-021 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) - Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Gregory Schaneville, right, communicates with Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class David Coben as an MH-60S helicopter approaches the flight deck during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-040 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Thomas O’Malia signals an MH-60S Knighthawk to fly left during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-040 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Thomas O’Malia signals an MH-60S Knighthawk to fly left during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-096 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – Damage Controlman 2nd Class Simon Guillory pulls a cargo net across the flight deck during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100722-N-7948R-096 GULF OF OMAN (July 22, 2010) – Damage Controlman 2nd Class Simon Guillory pulls a cargo net across the flight deck during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-7948R-652 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) – Marines assigned to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to embark a landing craft, air cushioned aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-7948R-652 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) – Marines assigned to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to embark a landing craft, air cushioned aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-7948R-613 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) – A landing craft, air cushioned, approaches the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-7948R-613 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) – A landing craft, air cushioned, approaches the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) –  A landing craft, air cushioned approaches the stern of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) while operating in the Arabian Gulf. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-7948R-433 ARABIAN GULF (July 25, 2010) – A landing craft, air cushioned approaches the stern of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) while operating in the Arabian Gulf. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

100725-N-6003P-189 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) – Lt. Russ White, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Chad David inspect arresting wire three prior to aircraft landing on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman  (CVN 75).  Arresting gear inspections are performed pre- and post-flight operations. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100725-N-6003P-189 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) – Lt. Russ White, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Chad David inspect arresting wire three prior to aircraft landing on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Arresting gear inspections are performed pre- and post-flight operations. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100725-N-4135M-130 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) - Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Jose Hernandez, assigned to the 'Dusty Dogs' of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7, re-installs an automatic flight control system on an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100725-N-4135M-130 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) - Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Jose Hernandez, assigned to the 'Dusty Dogs' of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7, re-installs an automatic flight control system on an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100725-N-6003P-244 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) - Landing signals officers (LSO) watch an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, land on the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). LSOs are naval aviators specially trained to facilitate the safe and expeditious recovery of naval aircraft aboard aircraft carriers.  Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100725-N-6003P-244 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 25, 2010) - Landing signals officers (LSO) watch an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, land on the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). LSOs are naval aviators specially trained to facilitate the safe and expeditious recovery of naval aircraft aboard aircraft carriers. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-010 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits the Suez Canal.  San Jacinto is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-010 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits the Suez Canal. San Jacinto is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-016 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits the Suez Canal followed by amphibious dock transport ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).  San Jacinto and Mesa Verde are returning to their homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-016 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits the Suez Canal followed by amphibious dock transport ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). San Jacinto and Mesa Verde are returning to their homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-032 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to pass under the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge near El Qantara, Egypt, as it transits the Suez Canal. Ashland is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-032 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to pass under the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge near El Qantara, Egypt, as it transits the Suez Canal. Ashland is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-073 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and amphibious dock transport ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) pass under the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge near El Qantara, Egypt, as the ships transit the Suez Canal.  USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Mesa Verde are returning to their homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100718-N-1082Z-073 USS ASHLAND, Suez Canal (July 18, 2010) – Guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and amphibious dock transport ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) pass under the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge near El Qantara, Egypt, as the ships transit the Suez Canal. USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Mesa Verde are returning to their homeport in Norfolk, Va. after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100720-N-7948R-017 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) – Quartermaster Seaman Chantrel Corbin plots a course on a navigational chart of the Arabian Sea aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)

100720-N-7948R-017 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) – Quartermaster Seaman Chantrel Corbin plots a course on a navigational chart of the Arabian Sea aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)

100720-N-7948R-058 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) – Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Bethany Paquet mans the helm on the bridge of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)

100720-N-7948R-058 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) – Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Bethany Paquet mans the helm on the bridge of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)

100718-N-5969B-267 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, walks through 'rainbow sideboys' as he arrives aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to personally welcome the ship’s crew to U.S. 5th Fleet.  Peleliu is deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-5969B-267 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, walks through “rainbow sideboys” as he arrives aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to personally welcome the ship’s crew to U.S. 5th Fleet. Peleliu is deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100722-N-6362C-008 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) observe the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) steam alongside the Truman during an underway replenishment. MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-6362C-008 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) observe the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) steam alongside the Truman during an underway replenishment. MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-6362C-201 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) standby to receive cargo pallets from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during an underway replenishment. MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-6362C-201 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) standby to receive cargo pallets from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during an underway replenishment. MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-6362C-026 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transport pallets of cargo during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198).  MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-6362C-026 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transport pallets of cargo during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100722-N-1092P-077 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Adrian Anderson of Montego Bay, Jamaica, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 performs a routine maintenance check on an F/A-18E Super Hornet. VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100722-N-1092P-077 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Adrian Anderson of Montego Bay, Jamaica, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 performs a routine maintenance check on an F/A-18E Super Hornet. VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100722-N-4135M-027 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), sends supplies to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during an underway replenishment. MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100722-N-4135M-027 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) - Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), sends supplies to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during an underway replenishment. MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100722-N-1092P-060 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) – Cpl. Bobby R. LeCroy,  assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, prepares to raise an F/A-18C Hornet with an aircraft hydraulic jack in order to perform routine maintenance in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100722-N-1092P-060 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 22, 2010) – Cpl. Bobby R. LeCroy, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, prepares to raise an F/A-18C Hornet with an aircraft hydraulic jack in order to perform routine maintenance in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100718-N-5969B-277 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, center, meets with, Commodore Dale Fuller, commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 and Col. Roy Osborn, commanding officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Peleliu and the 15th MEU are deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-5969B-277 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, center, meets with, Commodore Dale Fuller, commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 and Col. Roy Osborn, commanding officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Peleliu and the 15th MEU are deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released) Related Article

100720-N-4378P-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris talks with Sailors and Marines aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during breakfast. Peleliu is deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edwardo Proano/Released)

100720-N-4378P-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 18, 2010) - Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris talks with Sailors and Marines aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during breakfast. Peleliu is deployed as part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edwardo Proano/Released) Related Article

100720-N-8825R-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 20, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and deputy supreme commander of Bahrain, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet(C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) during a meeting at the Al Riffa Palace July 20. The Crown Prince received Fox, welcoming him to the Kingdom. The two leaders formally introduced themselves and discussed the enduring U.S. Navy and Bahraini partnership. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100720-N-8825R-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 20, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and deputy supreme commander of Bahrain, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet(C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) during a meeting at the Al Riffa Palace July 20. The Crown Prince received Fox, welcoming him to the Kingdom. The two leaders formally introduced themselves and discussed the enduring U.S. Navy and Bahraini partnership. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100718-N-5969B-062 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ben Anderson directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-5969B-062 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ben Anderson directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-5969B-090 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ben Anderson directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-5969B-090 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Ben Anderson directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100720-N-7317W-014 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) - A plane captain stands by with chains to secure an incoming aircraft on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) after flight operations. Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100720-N-7317W-014 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) - A plane captain stands by with chains to secure an incoming aircraft on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) after flight operations. Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100720-N-6362C-008 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) - Sailors play a game of basketball in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100720-N-6362C-008 ARABIAN SEA (July 20, 2010) - Sailors play a game of basketball in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100719-N-4378P-018 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) approaches fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) to begin an underway replenishment. Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100719-N-4378P-018 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) approaches fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) to begin an underway replenishment. Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100719-N-4378P-046 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) maintains course prior to conducting an underway replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100719-N-4378P-046 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) maintains course prior to conducting an underway replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100719-N-4378P-063 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Civilian mariners aboard fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) handle a spanwire during an underway replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) as waves crash against their ship’s port side.  Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100719-N-4378P-063 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 19, 2010) - Civilian mariners aboard fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) handle a spanwire during an underway replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) as waves crash against their ship’s port side. Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, which is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proaño/Released)

100718-N-6463B-199 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010)  - Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Navy Diver 1st Class Fernando Hernani (left) inspects his breathing apparatus while Navy Diver 1st Class Michael McClelland mans a tending line prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100718-N-6463B-199 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) - Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Navy Diver 1st Class Fernando Hernani (left) inspects his breathing apparatus while Navy Diver 1st Class Michael McClelland mans a tending line prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100718-N-6463B-156 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) - Navy Diver 1st Class Bryce Weber, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, dons dive gear prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100718-N-6463B-156 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) - Navy Diver 1st Class Bryce Weber, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, dons dive gear prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100718-N-6463B-002 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) - Navy Diver 1st Class Fernando Hernani, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, performs pre-operational checks on dive gear prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100718-N-6463B-002 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) - Navy Diver 1st Class Fernando Hernani, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, performs pre-operational checks on dive gear prior to conducting an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection at the port of Mina Salman. MDSU 1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks/Released)

100719-N-6003P-022 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN,  At Sea (July 19, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nathan Mastin, assigned to the G-3 Division of the Weapons Department aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), inspects the radome on a piece of aviation ordnance prior to operational testing. G-3 Division is responsible for the assembly of aviation ordnance prior to loading on an aircraft for strike operations. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100719-N-6003P-022 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 19, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nathan Mastin, assigned to the G-3 Division of the Weapons Department aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), inspects the radome on a piece of aviation ordnance prior to operational testing. G-3 Division is responsible for the assembly of aviation ordnance prior to loading on an aircraft for strike operations. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100719-N-1092P-055 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 19, 2010) - Cpl. Jaime Muniz, assigned to the 'Checkerboards' of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 312, outlines the word 'Marines' with tape on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to repainting it. VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100719-N-1092P-055 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 19, 2010) - Cpl. Jaime Muniz, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 312, outlines the word “Marines” with tape on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to repainting it. VMFA 312 is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100718-N-1092P-088 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Stewart Mullen assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, maneuvers the  nose strut of an F/A-18F Super Hornet into position in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Aviation structural mechanics are responsible for the repair and maintenance of aircraft tires, landing gear, the exterior of the aircraft as well as all hydraulics systems and structural components. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100718-N-1092P-088 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Stewart Mullen assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, maneuvers the nose strut of an F/A-18F Super Hornet into position in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Aviation structural mechanics are responsible for the repair and maintenance of aircraft tires, landing gear, the exterior of the aircraft as well as all hydraulics systems and structural components. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

100718-N-6362C-415 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea ( July 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brandon Buford, assigned to the 'Seahawks' of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, reattaches a wheel well door on an E-2C Hawkeye after replacing the bushings on the door. Bushings help align the wheel well doors when they close to protect the wheels after launching. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100718-N-6362C-415 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea ( July 18, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brandon Buford, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, reattaches a wheel well door on an E-2C Hawkeye after replacing the bushings on the door. Bushings help align the wheel well doors when they close to protect the wheels after launching. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100718-N-6582H-039 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July  18, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nathan Mastin (right), explains a readout on an ordnance testing and programming computer to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kervin Bonilla and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Leaonard Bulledge aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100718-N-6582H-039 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 18, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nathan Mastin (right), explains a readout on an ordnance testing and programming computer to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kervin Bonilla and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Leaonard Bulledge aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100718-N-6582H-049 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 18, 2010) - Personnel Specialist 3rd Class William Gosset verifies paperwork for a service member who is preparing to retire aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100718-N-6582H-049 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 18, 2010) - Personnel Specialist 3rd Class William Gosset verifies paperwork for a service member who is preparing to retire aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100717-N-7317W-006 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 receives  a final pre-launch inspection prior to  catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA 32 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100717-N-7317W-006 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 receives a final pre-launch inspection prior to catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA 32 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100717-N-7317W-002 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 receives  a final pre-launch inspection prior to  catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA 32 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100717-N-7317W-002 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 receives a final pre-launch inspection prior to catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VFA 32 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100717-N-7317W-009 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler,  assigned to the 'Zappers' of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, receives a final pre-launch inspection prior to  catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VAQ 130 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100717-N-7317W-009 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 17, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, receives a final pre-launch inspection prior to catapulting from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for a mission in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VAQ 130 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100716-N-5969B-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, (July 16, 2010) – An AH-1W Super Cobra of  Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (Reinforced) 165 'White Knights,' 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, approaches the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100716-N-5969B-019 USS PELELIU, At Sea, (July 16, 2010) – An AH-1W Super Cobra of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (Reinforced) 165 “White Knights,” 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, approaches the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the command platform for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released)

100718-N-8825R-005 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister to the Kingdom of Bahrain, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) during a meeting held at the Court of the Prime Minister. The purpose of the meeting was to give the prime minister an opportunity to formally introduce himself to Fox, welcome him to Bahrain and wish him well during his tour here. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/CF5/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

100718-N-8825R-005 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister to the Kingdom of Bahrain, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) during a meeting held at the Court of the Prime Minister. The purpose of the meeting was to give the prime minister an opportunity to formally introduce himself to Fox, welcome him to Bahrain and wish him well during his tour here. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/CF5/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

100718-N-8825R-022 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister to the Kingdom of Bahrain, presents Vice Admiral Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) with a welcome gift during a meeting held at the Court of the Prime Minister. The purpose of the meeting was to give the prime minister an opportunity to formally introduce himself to Fox, welcome him to Bahrain and wish him well during his tour here. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/CF5/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100718-N-8825R-022 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 18, 2010) – His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister to the Kingdom of Bahrain, presents Vice Admiral Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) with a welcome gift during a meeting held at the Court of the Prime Minister. The purpose of the meeting was to give the prime minister an opportunity to formally introduce himself to Fox, welcome him to Bahrain and wish him well during his tour here. Fox assumed command of NAVCENT/CF5/CMF July 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100708-N-6463B-086 BAHRAIN (July 8, 2010) - Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1) approach a diving site in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB), to conduct an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100708-N-6463B-086 BAHRAIN (July 8, 2010) - Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 (MDSU-1) approach a diving site in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB), to conduct an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100708-N-6463B-128 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Justin Cavitt, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, makes a splash as he enters the water to conduct an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100708-N-6463B-128 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Justin Cavitt, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, makes a splash as he enters the water to conduct an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100708-N-6463B-205 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Justin Cavitt, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, gathers his dive gear following an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100708-N-6463B-205 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Justin Cavitt, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, gathers his dive gear following an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) dive inspection on a Bahraini tug boat prior to the tug entering the port of Mina Salman. MDSU-1 conducts ATFP dive operations to ensure the safety and security of incoming and outgoing vessels as part of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr./Released)

100716-N-6362C-072 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 16, 2010) - Truman’s Ordnance Handling Officer Lt. Cmdr. Raymond  Parham and Weapons Officer Cmdr. James Daniels observe small arms qualifications of Sailors assigned to the security department onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100716-N-6362C-019 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 16, 2010) - Truman’s Ordnance Handling Officer Lt. Cmdr. Raymond Parham and Weapons Officer Cmdr. James Daniels observe small arms qualifications of Sailors assigned to the security department onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100716-N-4135M-024 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 16, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Juan Zavala-Alcaraz, assigned to V-2 Division of the Air Department,  performs maintenance on a jet blast deflector aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The jet blast deflector protects sailors on the flight deck from the powerful aircraft engine jet blast and heat. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100716-N-4135M-026 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 16, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Juan Zavala-Alcaraz, assigned to V-2 Division of the Air Department, performs maintenance on a jet blast deflector aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The jet blast deflector protects sailors on the flight deck from the powerful aircraft engine jet blast and heat. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100716-N-5411R-055 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN,  At Sea (July 16, 2010) - A Sailors assigned to the fire party of the 'Flying Squad' uses a Naval Firefighting Thermal Imager (NFTI) while conducting a simulated fire overhaul during a scheduled fire drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). A NFTI is a device that allows the user to see through dense smoke and light steam to locate ignition sources during fire fighting evolutions. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin Rojas/Released)

100716-N-5411R-055 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 16, 2010) - A Sailors assigned to the fire party of the "Flying Squad" uses a Naval Firefighting Thermal Imager (NFTI) while conducting a simulated fire overhaul during a scheduled fire drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). A NFTI is a device that allows the user to see through dense smoke and light steam to locate ignition sources during fire fighting evolutions. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin Rojas/Released)

100715-N-6003P-106 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 15, 2010) – Ensign Paula Ryel acknowledges orders from the conning officer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a connected replenishment (CONREP) with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). As the Helm Safety officer, Ryel ensures the helmsman and lee helmsmen acknowledge and comply with all orders from the conning officer during the CONREP. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100715-N-6003P-106 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 15, 2010) – Ensign Paula Ryel acknowledges orders from the conning officer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a connected replenishment (CONREP) with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). As the Helm Safety officer, Ryel ensures the helmsman and lee helmsmen acknowledge and comply with all orders from the conning officer during the CONREP. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100715-N-6003P-042 USS HARRY S.TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 15, 2010) -  Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), sends supplies to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ships of MSC’S Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100715-N-6003P-042 USS HARRY S.TRUMAN, At Sea (July 15, 2010) - Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship, USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), sends supplies to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ships of MSC’S Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while at sea. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100715-N-6003P-082 USS HARRY S.TRUMAN, At  Sea (July 15, 2010) -  Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) performs a replenishment-at-sea with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ships of MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while operating at sea. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100715-N-6003P-082 USS HARRY S.TRUMAN, At Sea (July 15, 2010) - Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) performs a replenishment-at-sea with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ships of MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships and provide them with everything they need while operating at sea. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100713-N-7317W-002 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 13, 2010) - USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson welcomes Air Commodore Alistair Monkman, Royal Air Force. Monkman and members from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command embarked to observed U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100713-N-7317W-002 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 13, 2010) - USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson welcomes Air Commodore Alistair Monkman, Royal Air Force. Monkman and members from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command embarked to observed U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released) Related Article

100711-N-6832D-055 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 11, 2010) - Asmatullah Khan and Muhammad Farooq, Pakistani Navy sailors, perform defensive take down drills during a visit, board search, and seizure (VBSS) training exercise at Mina Salman Pier. The week-long VBSS training consists of a series of situational exercises to prepare the sailors for counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. VBSS training supports maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100711-N-6832D-055 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 11, 2010) - Asmatullah Khan and Muhammad Farooq, Pakistani Navy sailors, perform defensive take down drills during a visit, board search, and seizure (VBSS) training exercise at Mina Salman Pier. The week-long VBSS training consists of a series of situational exercises to prepare the sailors for counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. VBSS training supports maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released) Related Article

100710-N-1082Z-088 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - The Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS St Albans (F 83) pulls alongside Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) to conduct a replenishment at sea.  Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100710-N-1082Z-088 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - The Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS St Albans (F 83) pulls alongside Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) to conduct a replenishment at sea. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100710-N-1082Z-093 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Sailors and Marines prepare pallets for return to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) following a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).  Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100710-N-1082Z-093 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Sailors and Marines prepare pallets for return to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) following a vertical replenishment aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100710-N-1082Z-072 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - An SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) carries supplies to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment.  Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100710-N-1082Z-072 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - An SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) carries supplies to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100710-N-1082Z-034 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - An SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), carries supplies to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment.  Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100710-N-1082Z-034 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - An SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), carries supplies to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100712-N-6003P-043 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - Seaman Taylor Evans relays information via a sound-powered phone during a lookout watch on the fantail aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Lookouts scan the sea for hazards to navigation and anything unusual that may require the attention of the ships captain.  Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100712-N-6003P-043 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - Seaman Taylor Evans relays information via a sound-powered phone during a lookout watch on the fantail aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Lookouts scan the sea for hazards to navigation and anything unusual that may require the attention of the ships captain. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100712-N-7317W-015 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 12, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Gunslingers' of  Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 catches the arresting cables as it lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-7317W-015 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 catches the arresting cables as it lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-7317W-014 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 12, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 'Zappers' of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VAQ 130 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-7317W-014 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VAQ 130 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-4135M-016 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - Machinists Mate Michael Szarban checks his e-mail in the USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) library. The aircraft carrier's library offers computers for personal use, novels, movies and a lounge area for crewmembers to relax during their off-time. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100712-N-4135M-016 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - Machinists Mate Michael Szarban checks his e-mail in the USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) library. The aircraft carrier's library offers computers for personal use, novels, movies and a lounge area for crewmembers to relax during their off-time. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100712-N-7317W-005 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 12, 2010) - A Sailor assigned to the Air Department’s V-2 Division gives the thumbs-up to continue launch procedures on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). V-2 Division is responsible for maintaining the catapults and arresting wires on the flight deck. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-7317W-005 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - A Sailor assigned to the Air Department’s V-2 Division gives the thumbs-up to continue launch procedures on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). V-2 Division is responsible for maintaining the catapults and arresting wires on the flight deck. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100712-N-6362C-013 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 12, 2010) - Plane captains monitor an engine start-up of a C-2 Greyhound, assigned to the 'Rawhides' of  Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, aboard USS Harry S. Truman. VRC 40 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswelll/Released)

100712-N-6362C-013 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 12, 2010) - Plane captains monitor an engine start-up of a C-2 Greyhound, assigned to the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, aboard USS Harry S. Truman. VRC 40 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswelll/Released)

100711-N-6582H-113 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July  11, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brittany Bennett fastens a structural panel to an F/A-18 Super Hornet with a speed handle in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of routine maintenance. Regular inspections of aircraft and associated systems are an important part of mission readiness and personnel safety. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100711-N-6582H-113 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brittany Bennett fastens a structural panel to an F/A-18 Super Hornet with a speed handle in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of routine maintenance. Regular inspections of aircraft and associated systems are an important part of mission readiness and personnel safety. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-6362C-195 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010)- A plane director stands by as a C-2 Greyhound, assigned to the 'Rawhides' of  Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40,  is 'chocked and chained' after completing a logistics flight to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The primary mission of the C-2; referred to as a Carrier Onboard Delivery, is to transport cargo, mail and passengers between the carrier and shore bases. VRC-40 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100710-N-6362C-195 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010)- A plane director stands by as a C-2 Greyhound, assigned to the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, is “chocked and chained” after completing a logistics flight to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The primary mission of the C-2; referred to as a Carrier Onboard Delivery, is to transport cargo, mail and passengers between the carrier and shore bases. VRC-40 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-304 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) -  A plane captain wipes down the canopy on an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 32 deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-304 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - A plane captain wipes down the canopy on an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 32 deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-242 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Ragin’ Bulls' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) after flying a mission in support of coalition ground forces in Afghanistan. VFA 37 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-242 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) after flying a mission in support of coalition ground forces in Afghanistan. VFA 37 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-112 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Adam Henry, attached to 'Gunslingers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, performs scheduled maintenance on an m161A2 hydraulic-driven electric-fired machine gun in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The preventative maintenance inspection involves a thorough cleaning of the weapon to prevent corrosion and to ensure proper operation.  VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-6362C-112 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Adam Henry, attached to "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, performs scheduled maintenance on an m161A2 hydraulic-driven electric-fired machine gun in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The preventative maintenance inspection involves a thorough cleaning of the weapon to prevent corrosion and to ensure proper operation. VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100711-N-4135M-017 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas, temporarily assigned to S-2M Division of the Supply Department, stocks cookies in the ‘snack shack’ on the mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). S-2M Division is responsible for providing food service attendees to the enlisted dining facilities aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100711-N-4135M-017 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 11, 2010) - Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie Brindovas, temporarily assigned to S-2M Division of the Supply Department, stocks cookies in the ‘snack shack’ on the mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). S-2M Division is responsible for providing food service attendees to the enlisted dining facilities aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100710-N-8318H-032 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members ready fire hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard that aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonnie Hobby/Released)

100710-N-8318H-032 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members ready fire hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard that aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonnie Hobby/Released)

100710-N-8318H-023 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members ready their fire hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonnie Hobby/Released)

100710-N-8318H-023 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members ready their fire hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonnie Hobby/Released)

100710-N-8318H-020 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members practice first aid during a General Quarters drill in a hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-8318H-020 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Crew members practice first aid during a General Quarters drill in a hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-4135M-036 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Machinists Mate Fireman Michael Moody stands 'reflash' watch after battling a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The reflash watch stands-by with a charged fire hose or portable extinguisher as a safety precaution; and is ready to combat any fires that may reflash after they had been put out. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100710-N-4135M-036 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Machinists Mate Fireman Michael Moody stands “reflash” watch after battling a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The reflash watch stands-by with a charged fire hose or portable extinguisher as a safety precaution; and is ready to combat any fires that may reflash after they had been put out. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100710-N-6582H-053 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July  10, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate [Handling] 2nd Class Chanda Ings, from Darlington, S.C., instructs Airman Gavin Allen, from Tampa, Fla., in his duties as a fire team 'nozzleman' during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-6582H-053 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate [Handling] 2nd Class Chanda Ings, from Darlington, S.C., instructs Airman Gavin Allen, from Tampa, Fla., in his duties as a fire team “nozzleman” during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-6582H-031 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Members of a fire party ready their hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-6582H-031 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) – Members of a fire party ready their hoses to battle a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). General Quarters drills provide realistic scenario-based training to ensure Sailors are ready to respond to shipboard emergencies at all times. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Hall/Released)

100710-N-6003P-080 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea  (July 10, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jerel Toney inventories ordnance from the 'bomb farm' on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Toney tracks all ordnance being issued and returned from the squadron ordnancemen on board.  Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100710-N-6003P-080 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jerel Toney inventories ordnance from the “bomb farm” on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Toney tracks all ordnance being issued and returned from the squadron ordnancemen on board. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100710-N-6003P-087 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Plane captains stand by to 'chain' an aircraft so that it can be serviced and readied for another launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100710-N-6003P-087 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - Plane captains stand by to “chain” an aircraft so that it can be serviced and readied for another launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100710-N-6003P-113 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010)  -  An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Checkerboards' of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100710-N-6003P-113 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 10, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VMFA 312 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100704-N-9327W-024 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - Lt. Ellen Bock collects steaks from USS Nassau (LHA 4) Executive Officer Capt. Samuel Norton during a steel beach picnic on Nassau’s flight deck.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100704-N-9327W-024 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - Lt. Ellen Bock collects steaks from USS Nassau (LHA 4) Executive Officer Capt. Samuel Norton during a steel beach picnic on Nassau’s flight deck. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100704-N-8936G-147 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - Mike George barbecues steaks on the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4).  George and other volunteers from Cooks from the Valley, a charitable organization from Bakersfield, Calif., visited the ship to grill more than 3,000 steaks for the crew in celebration of Independence Day.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100704-N-8936G-147 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - Mike George barbecues steaks on the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4). George and other volunteers from Cooks from the Valley, a charitable organization from Bakersfield, Calif., visited the ship to grill more than 3,000 steaks for the crew in celebration of Independence Day. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100704-N-9327W-041 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit ( MEU) Commanding Officer Col. Peter Petronzio collects steaks from Marine Capt. Robert Shuford during a steel beach picnic on Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24 MEU, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100704-N-9327W-041 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit ( MEU) Commanding Officer Col. Peter Petronzio collects steaks from Marine Capt. Robert Shuford during a steel beach picnic on Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24 MEU, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-001 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A Marine performs safety checks on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).  Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-001 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A Marine performs safety checks on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100702-N-3358S-001 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (July 2, 2010) - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) awaits the return of amphibious assault vehicles assigned to 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) following completion of routine training. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100702-N-3358S-001 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (July 2, 2010) - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) awaits the return of amphibious assault vehicles assigned to 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) following completion of routine training. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-012 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to land Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-012 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to land Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-007 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to land. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100704-N-1082Z-007 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 4, 2010) - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to land. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100708-N-6362C-320 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson, discusses flight deck operations with Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) during Boidevezi’s one-day embark aboard the carrier. The French navy is working with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100708-N-6362C-320 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson, discusses flight deck operations with Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) during Boidevezi’s one-day embark aboard the carrier. The French navy is working with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100708-N-6362C-315 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson points out features of the flight deck to Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) during Boidevezi’s one-day embark aboard the carrier. The French navy is working with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100708-N-6362C-315 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson points out features of the flight deck to Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) during Boidevezi’s one-day embark aboard the carrier. The French navy is working with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100708-N-7317W-022 AT SEA (July 8, 2010) - A French Navy Panther AS565 SB helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  The Panther transported Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) for a one-day embark on the carrier. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100708-N-7317W-022 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) - A French Navy Panther AS565 SB helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Panther transported Capt. Gilles Boidevezi, commanding officer of the French frigate Jean Bart (D615) for a one-day embark on the carrier. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100708-N-7317W-026 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the 'Gunslingers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 37 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100708-N-7317W-026 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 8, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA 37 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)

100708-N-3973P-038 USS MESA VERDE, Middle East (July 8, 2010) - Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks speaks with Electronics Technician 3rd Class Almonte Miller of Pelham, N.C., during a visit aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).  Franks, a former commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), visited Mesa Verde during a port visit in the U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5) area of responsibility (AOR) July 8. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th  Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Hodges Pone III)

100708-N-3973P-038 USS MESA VERDE, Middle East (July 8, 2010) - Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks speaks with Electronics Technician 3rd Class Almonte Miller of Pelham, N.C., during a visit aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Franks, a former commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), visited Mesa Verde during a port visit in the U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5) area of responsibility (AOR) July 8. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Hodges Pone III)

100708-N-3973P-028 USS MESA VERDE, Middle East (July 8, 2010) - Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks is greeted by USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Chief Engineer Lt. Cmdr. Gary Joy, during a visit to the ship.  Franks, a former commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), visited Mesa Verde during a port visit in the U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5) area of responsibility (AOR) July 8.   Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the CF5 AOR. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Hodges Pone III)

100708-N-3973P-028 USS MESA VERDE, Middle East (July 8, 2010) - Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks is greeted by USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Chief Engineer Lt. Cmdr. Gary Joy, during a visit to the ship. Franks, a former commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), visited Mesa Verde during a port visit in the U.S. 5th Fleet (CF5) area of responsibility (AOR) July 8. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the CF5 AOR. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Hodges Pone III)

100708-N-6832D-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) SafetySuit band members and country music artist Natalie Stovall visited Sailors assigned to USS Scout (MCM 8) July 8 for a tour of the ship and an autograph signing session. The performers held a free concert at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 7, sponsored by the Navy Entertainment and the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge)

100708-N-6832D-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) SafetySuit band members and country music artist Natalie Stovall visited Sailors assigned to USS Scout (MCM 8) July 8 for a tour of the ship and an autograph signing session. The performers held a free concert at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 7, sponsored by the Navy Entertainment and the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge) Related Article

100708-N-6832D-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Country music artist Natalie Stovall and SafetySuit  band members visited Sailors assigned to USS Scout (MCM 8) July 8 for a tour of the ship and to sign autographs. The performers held a free concert at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 7, sponsored by the Navy Entertainment and the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge)

100708-N-6832D-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 8, 2010) - Country music artist Natalie Stovall and SafetySuit band members visited Sailors assigned to USS Scout (MCM 8) July 8 for a tour of the ship and to sign autographs. The performers held a free concert at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 7, sponsored by the Navy Entertainment and the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge) Related Article

100706-N-4135M-199 AT SEA (July 6, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Brian Minock assigned to the “Gunslingers”  of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, reviews Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) during  maintenance on an  F/A-18E  Super Hornet engine aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). IETM is an electronic step by step  procedural program that aids maintainers in the performance of their duties.  VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100706-N-4135M-199 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 6, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Brian Minock assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, reviews Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) during maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet engine aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). IETM is an electronic step by step procedural program that aids maintainers in the performance of their duties. VFA 105 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Montgomery/Released)

100706-N-6362C-240 AT SEA (July 6, 2010) – Machinist’s Mate Fireman Tyler Jones moves newly received packages for further distribution. Daily mail is offloaded, transported, organized and distributed to the crew within only a few hours of receipt aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100706-N-6362C-240 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 6, 2010) – Machinist’s Mate Fireman Tyler Jones moves newly received packages for further distribution. Daily mail is offloaded, transported, organized and distributed to the crew within only a few hours of receipt aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100706-N-6362C-188 AT SEA (July 6, 2010) - Cryptologic Technician Seaman Apprentice Steven Oleyourrk moves boxes of incoming  mail in a hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Daily mail is offloaded, transported, organized and distributed to the crew within only a few hours of receipt aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100706-N-6362C-188 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (July 6, 2010) - Cryptologic Technician Seaman Apprentice Steven Oleyourrk moves boxes of incoming mail in a hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Daily mail is offloaded, transported, organized and distributed to the crew within only a few hours of receipt aboard the ship. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100703-N-9327W-020 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Gregory Katz fires a shot line from USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck while Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jonathan Strickland holds the spool of line, commencing a replenishment-at-sea. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-020 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Gregory Katz fires a shot line from USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck while Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jonathan Strickland holds the spool of line, commencing a replenishment-at-sea. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-036 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Samuel Meza directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter from the supply ship the supply ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-036 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Samuel Meza directs a SA-330J Puma helicopter from the supply ship the supply ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-059 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 “Dragon Whales” delivers goods to USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck during a vertical replenishment at sea while Marine combat cargo personnel aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4) observe.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-059 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 “Dragon Whales” delivers goods to USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck during a vertical replenishment at sea while Marine combat cargo personnel aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4) observe. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-095 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - The British tanker RFA Bayleaf (A109) refuels USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a replenishment at sea. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100703-N-9327W-095 USS NASSAU, At Sea (July 3, 2010) - The British tanker RFA Bayleaf (A109) refuels USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a replenishment at sea. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Williamson/Released)

100630-N-1082Z-003 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) 89, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100630-N-1082Z-003 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) 89, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100630-N-1082Z-001 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) 89, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations  and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100630-N-1082Z-001 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) 89, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/ Released)

100702-N-1082Z-046 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 2, 2010) - An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV), assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, returns to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100702-N-1082Z-046 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (July 2, 2010) - An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV), assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, returns to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group currently supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

100705-N-8825R-030 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) - Vice Adm. Bill Gortney presents His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa with an engraved spyglass during a formal presentation at the King’s palace in Bahrain. The King had presented Gortney with The Khalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain earlier in the visit, in honor of the admiral’s distinguished two-year tour as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. Gortney is scheduled to report to the Pentagon where he will serve as Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis Ramirez/Released)

100705-N-8825R-030 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) - Vice Adm. Bill Gortney presents His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa with an engraved spyglass during a formal presentation at the King’s palace in Bahrain. The King had presented Gortney with The Khalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain earlier in the visit, in honor of the admiral’s distinguished two-year tour as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. Gortney is scheduled to report to the Pentagon where he will serve as Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis Ramirez/Released)

100705-N-8825R-022 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) - His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa presents Vice Adm. Bill Gortney with The Khalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) looks on during a formal presentation at the King’s palace in Bahrain. Gortney received the award in honor of his distinguished two-year tour as Commander, NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. Gortney was relieved by Fox in a change of command ceremony July 5 and will report to the Pentagon where he will serve as Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis Ramirez/Released)

100705-N-8825R-022 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) - His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa presents Vice Adm. Bill Gortney with The Khalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) looks on during a formal presentation at the King’s palace in Bahrain. Gortney received the award in honor of his distinguished two-year tour as Commander, NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. Gortney was relieved by Fox in a change of command ceremony July 5 and will report to the Pentagon where he will serve as Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis Ramirez/Released)

100702-N-5932S-045 RED SEA (July 02, 2010) - An SH-60F Seahawk from the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to release its cargo during a vertical replenishment-at-sea between fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS Carney.  Carney is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A Steenstra/Released)

100702-N-5932S-045 RED SEA (July 02, 2010) - An SH-60F Seahawk from the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to release its cargo during a vertical replenishment-at-sea between fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS Carney. Carney is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A Steenstra/Released)

100702-N-5932S-030 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) -  An SH-60F Seahawk from the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 collects cargo from the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A Steenstra/Released)

100702-N-5932S-030 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) - An SH-60F Seahawk from the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 collects cargo from the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A Steenstra/Released)

100702-N-5932S-008 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) -  Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) coast along side USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as they prepare to conduct a vertical replenishment-at-sea. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A. Steenstra/Released)

100702-N-5932S-008 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) - Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) coast along side USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as they prepare to conduct a vertical replenishment-at-sea. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lori A. Steenstra/Released)

100703-N-4236E-393 RED SEA (July 3, 2010) - Guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) and other ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight maneuver in formation behind Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100703-N-4236E-393 RED SEA (July 3, 2010) - Guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) and other ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight maneuver in formation behind Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100704-N-4236E-334 RED SEA (July 4, 2010) - Guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) passes under the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Carney is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100704-N-4236E-334 RED SEA (July 4, 2010) - Guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) passes under the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Carney is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100704-N-4236E-288 RED SEA (July 4, 2010) - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes under the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100704-N-4236E-288 RED SEA (July 4, 2010) - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes under the Japan-Egypt Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-394 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 flies by Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-394 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the ‘Nightdippers’ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 flies by Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-352 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-352 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-222 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catapults from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-222 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catapults from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-088 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Mariah Gamol directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 through start-up procedures on the flight deck of Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100630-N-4236E-088 GULF OF ADEN (June 30, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Mariah Gamol directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Pukin Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 through start-up procedures on the flight deck of Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100627-M-7514K-123 - Captain Anthony Triviso, company commander of Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), gives instructions during a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East June 27. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-123 - Captain Anthony Triviso, company commander of Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), gives instructions during a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East June 27. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-028 - Marines with 2nd platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East on June 27. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-028 - Marines with 2nd platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East on June 27. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100626-M-7514K-036 - Marines from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), exit an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) while conducting routine training in the Middle East June 26. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100626-M-7514K-036 - Marines from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), exit an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) while conducting routine training in the Middle East June 26. 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100626-M-7514K-058 - Lance Cpl. Anthony Rega, fire team leader from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds a security position while conducting routine training in the Middle East June 26. 24th MEU is currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100626-M-7514K-058 - Lance Cpl. Anthony Rega, fire team leader from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds a security position while conducting routine training in the Middle East June 26. 24th MEU is currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-007 - A Marine from 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads 25mm rounds into the main weapon system of LAR vehicle prior to gunnery training in the Middle East June 25. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-007 - A Marine from 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads 25mm rounds into the main weapon system of LAR vehicle prior to gunnery training in the Middle East June 25. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-022 – Cpl. David Collins of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts weapon maintenance prior to gunnery training in the Middle East June 25. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theatre reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-022 – Cpl. David Collins of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts weapon maintenance prior to gunnery training in the Middle East June 25. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theatre reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-132 - 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts training at a gunnery range in the Middle East June 25. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100625-M-7514K-132 - 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts training at a gunnery range in the Middle East June 25. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-059 – Staff Sgt. Timothy Brady, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) section leader from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a radio check during gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-059 – Staff Sgt. Timothy Brady, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) section leader from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a radio check during gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-071 - Marines from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), receives a safety brief prior to conducting gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-071 - Marines from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), receives a safety brief prior to conducting gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-081 - Cpl. Dustin Mears, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crewman from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher during a gunnery range exercise in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl)

100624-M-7514K-081 - Cpl. Dustin Mears, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crewman from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher during a gunnery range exercise in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl)

100624-M-7514K-122 - Cpl. Antonio Martinez, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crewmen from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher during gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100624-M-7514K-122 - Cpl. Antonio Martinez, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crewmen from 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher during gunnery training in the Middle East June 24. 24th MEU is currently on a seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theater reserve force for Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-131 - Marines with 1st platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East June 27. The 24th MEU is currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-131 - Marines with 1st platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East June 27. The 24th MEU is currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-158 Marines with 1st platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East on June 27. The 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100627-M-7514K-158 Marines with 1st platoon and 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon both from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts a simulated mechanized raid while training in the Middle East on June 27. The 24th MEU currently serves as the theater reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl/Released)

100612-N-3358S-033 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (June 12, 2010) - Main Propulsion Assistant Chief Warrant Officer Homer Vogle discusses operations with Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Engineman 1st Class Isa Grace, from Andalusia, Ala., aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Grace is the first enlisted woman to qualify as EOOW aboard Mesa Verde and monitors propulsion, auxiliary, and other vital systems that keep the ship operational. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100612-N-3358S-033 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (June 12, 2010) - Main Propulsion Assistant Chief Warrant Officer Homer Vogle discusses operations with Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Engineman 1st Class Isa Grace, from Andalusia, Ala., aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Grace is the first enlisted woman to qualify as EOOW aboard Mesa Verde and monitors propulsion, auxiliary, and other vital systems that keep the ship operational. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100612-N-3358S-038 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (June 12, 2010) - Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Engineman 1st Class Isa Grace, from Andalusia, Ala., works with Engineman 2nd Class Francis Palmer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Grace is the first enlisted woman to qualify as EOOW aboard Mesa Verde, and monitors propulsion, auxiliary, and other vital systems that keep the ship operational. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100612-N-3358S-038 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (June 12, 2010) - Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Engineman 1st Class Isa Grace, from Andalusia, Ala., works with Engineman 2nd Class Francis Palmer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Grace is the first enlisted woman to qualify as EOOW aboard Mesa Verde, and monitors propulsion, auxiliary, and other vital systems that keep the ship operational. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, supporting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100703-N-3595W-003 RED SEA (July 3, 2010) - Sailors stationed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) enjoy a friendly

100703-N-3595W-003 RED SEA (July 3, 2010) - Sailors stationed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) enjoy a friendly "boxing" match during a "Steel Beach" picnic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on Eisenhower's last full day in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released) Related Article

100703-N-5085J-010 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) - Aerographer's Mate Airman Shane Nassey and Logistics Specialist Seaman Marlena Russel set up a giant chess set during a Steel Beach picnic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on Eisenhower's last full day in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Jamieson/Released)

100703-N-5085J-010 RED SEA (July 2, 2010) - Aerographer's Mate Airman Shane Nassey and Logistics Specialist Seaman Marlena Russel set up a giant chess set during a Steel Beach picnic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on Eisenhower's last full day in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a five-month deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Jamieson/Released) Related Article

100705-N-4091C-023 USS ELROD, Gulf of Aden (July 5, 2010) – A U.S. Navy SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, from the frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55), hovers above a life raft while performing a search and rescue operation July 5. Elrod rescued 16 Pakistani mariners who were floating in a life raft after their fishing skiff sunk off the coast of the Horn of Africa. A Navy P-3C Orion aircraft spotted the life raft near debris while conducting a routine counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician - Technical 2nd Class Charles Canale/Released)

100705-N-4091C-023 USS ELROD, Gulf of Aden (July 5, 2010) – A U.S. Navy SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, from the frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55), hovers above a life raft while performing a search and rescue operation July 5. Elrod rescued 16 Pakistani mariners who were floating in a life raft after their fishing skiff sunk off the coast of the Horn of Africa. A Navy P-3C Orion aircraft spotted the life raft near debris while conducting a routine counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician - Technical 2nd Class Charles Canale/Released) Related Article

100705-N-4091C-010 USS ELROD, Gulf of Aden (July 5, 2010) – Command Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Charles Gum (left) supervises as Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Christopher Bomil assists in recovering four Pakistani mariners from a rigid-hall inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard the U.S. Navy frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) July 5. Elrod rescued 16 Pakistani mariners who were floating in a life raft after their fishing skiff sunk off the coast of the Horn of Africa. A Navy P-3C Orion aircraft spotted the life raft near debris while conducting a routine counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician - Technical 2nd Class Charles Canale/Released)

100705-N-4091C-010 USS ELROD, Gulf of Aden (July 5, 2010) – Command Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Charles Gum (left) supervises as Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Christopher Bomil assists in recovering four Pakistani mariners from a rigid-hall inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard the U.S. Navy frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) July 5. Elrod rescued 16 Pakistani mariners who were floating in a life raft after their fishing skiff sunk off the coast of the Horn of Africa. A Navy P-3C Orion aircraft spotted the life raft near debris while conducting a routine counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician - Technical 2nd Class Charles Canale/Released) Related Article

100705-N-8825R-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, right, relieves Vice Adm. Bill Gortney as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) as J. Adam Ereli, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, observes during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 5. Gortney, who finished a two-year tour in Bahrain, is scheduled to report to the Pentagon, where he will serve as Director, Joint Staff in Washington, D.C.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

100705-N-8825R-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 5, 2010) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, right, relieves Vice Adm. Bill Gortney as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) as J. Adam Ereli, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, observes during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 5. Gortney, who finished a two-year tour in Bahrain, is scheduled to report to the Pentagon, where he will serve as Director, Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released) Related Article

100630-N-6003P-118 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Caleb (right) and Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Adam Chenevert (center) conduct an Airborne Countermeasure Dispenser System ALE-47 inspection during routine pre-flight checks on an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100630-N-6003P-118 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (June 30, 2010) - Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Caleb (right) and Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Adam Chenevert (center) conduct an Airborne Countermeasure Dispenser System ALE-47 inspection during routine pre-flight checks on an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Swordsmen' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

100701-N-8102J-022 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 1, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toiete Jackson/Released)

100701-N-8102J-022 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 1, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toiete Jackson/Released)

100701-N-4142G-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 1, 2010) – Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III speaks with Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Florence Fenton (left) and Logistics Support Specialist 2nd Class Liza Jo Montgomery after an “All Hands” call at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 1. Ferguson was visiting as part of a tour of commands in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) to meet with Sailors and their leadership to address various Navy policies’ impact on Sailors and their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released)

100701-N-4142G-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (July 1, 2010) – Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III speaks with Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Florence Fenton (left) and Logistics Support Specialist 2nd Class Liza Jo Montgomery after an “All Hands” call at Naval Support Activity Bahrain July 1. Ferguson was visiting as part of a tour of commands in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) to meet with Sailors and their leadership to address various Navy policies’ impact on Sailors and their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-015 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF/SW) Joe Williams, of Savannah, Ohio, teaches a local child how to juggle at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-015 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF/SW) Joe Williams, of Savannah, Ohio, teaches a local child how to juggle at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-041 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Jeremy Medina, of Chicago, plays soccer with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-041 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Jeremy Medina, of Chicago, plays soccer with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-068 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Mark Valanawski plays basketball with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-068 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Lance Cpl. Mark Valanawski plays basketball with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-084 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jessica Castro paints a wall at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-084 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jessica Castro paints a wall at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-125 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - USS Nassau (LHA 4) Chaplain Lt. Victoria Chappell helps a local child put on a painter’s suit at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-125 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - USS Nassau (LHA 4) Chaplain Lt. Victoria Chappell helps a local child put on a painter’s suit at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100628-N-8936G-134 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jorge Resto plays with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage.  More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100628-N-8936G-134 MONT FLEURI, Seychelles (June 28, 2010) - Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jorge Resto plays with a local child at the St. Elisabeth orphanage. More than 50 Sailors and Marines from USS Nassau (LHA 4) volunteered to help paint the interior of the orphanage as well as play with some of the children there. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released) Related Article

100630-N-6430T-495 MANAMA, Bahrain – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Adm. Bill Gortney stands among four of his staff members who celebrated a time-honored U.S. Navy tradition and extended their tenure with the Navy by taking the oath of enlistment today. The re-enlistment ceremonies mark the last four Adm. Gortney would officiate as NAVCENT’s commander, as he is to be relieved by Vice Adm. Mark Fox during a change of command ceremony being held Monday, July 5th. The four Sailors who re-enlisted are, from left: Electronic Technician 1st Class Lequan Lee, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Damien Cantrell, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Cleopatra Myers and Yeoman 1st Class George Clark.

100630-N-6430T-495 MANAMA, Bahrain – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Adm. Bill Gortney stands among four of his staff members who celebrated a time-honored U.S. Navy tradition and extended their tenure with the Navy by taking the oath of enlistment today. The re-enlistment ceremonies mark the last four Adm. Gortney would officiate as NAVCENT’s commander, as he is to be relieved by Vice Adm. Mark Fox during a change of command ceremony being held Monday, July 5th. The four Sailors who re-enlisted are, from left: Electronic Technician 1st Class Lequan Lee, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Damien Cantrell, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Cleopatra Myers and Yeoman 1st Class George Clark.

100625-N-1056B-002 – Scouts from Girl Scout Troop 104 Saudi Arabia Abqaiq and Desert Fox Abqaiq Patrol Boy Scout Troop 1 learn about the SH-60 helicopter from Lt. David Yee of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 detachment 1, the “Desert Hawks,” during a day long tour of U.S. naval facilities in Bahrain, June 24. The visit included a tour of U.S. naval facilities in Bahrain June 24. The visit also included a tour of mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8), USCG Baranof (WPB 1318) and RFA Bayleaf, a British oiler. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

100625-N-1056B-002 – Scouts from Girl Scout Troop 104 Saudi Arabia Abqaiq and Desert Fox Abqaiq Patrol Boy Scout Troop 1 learn about the SH-60 helicopter from Lt. David Yee of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 detachment 1, the “Desert Hawks,” during a day long tour of U.S. naval facilities in Bahrain, June 24. The visit included a tour of U.S. naval facilities in Bahrain June 24. The visit also included a tour of mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8), USCG Baranof (WPB 1318) and RFA Bayleaf, a British oiler. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

100628-N-6362C-024 AT SEA (June 28, 2010) - Aerographers Mate 3rd Class Robert Dietrich prepares to launch  a weather balloon off the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Aerographers mates on the ship launch weather balloons twice a day to gather data about ambient temperature, dew point and other atmospheric data for weather forecasting and climatology.  Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areaa of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100628-N-6362C-024 AT SEA (June 28, 2010) - Aerographers Mate 3rd Class Robert Dietrich prepares to launch a weather balloon off the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Aerographers mates on the ship launch weather balloons twice a day to gather data about ambient temperature, dew point and other atmospheric data for weather forecasting and climatology. Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet areaa of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

100624-N-6832D-087 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 24, 2010) Boy Scout Salah Al-Oaby, looks through binoculars during a visit to USS Scout (MCM 8) during a visit to the ship June 24. Scouts from Desert Fox Abqaiq Patrol Boy Scout Troop 1 spent the day visiting Scout, USCG Baranof (WPB 1318) and RFA Bayleaf, a British oiler. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge)

100624-N-6832D-087 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 24, 2010) Boy Scout Salah Al-Oaby, looks through binoculars during a visit to USS Scout (MCM 8) during a visit to the ship June 24. Scouts from Desert Fox Abqaiq Patrol Boy Scout Troop 1 spent the day visiting Scout, USCG Baranof (WPB 1318) and RFA Bayleaf, a British oiler. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge) Related Article

100626-N-3595W-005 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) stand at attention on the flight deck as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-005 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) stand at attention on the flight deck as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released) Related Article

100626-N-3595W-002 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) watch from the flight deck as aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-002 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) watch from the flight deck as aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-004 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) take photos from vultures row as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-004 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) take photos from vultures row as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-005 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) stand at attention on the flight deck as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-3595W-005 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) stand at attention on the flight deck as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails past. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100626-N-0901C-014 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gather on vultures row to watch USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pass by. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-014 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gather on vultures row to watch USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pass by. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-057 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) -Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) man the rails as they pass by the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-057 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) -Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) man the rails as they pass by the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-298 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gather at the bow of the ship for a Foreign Object Debris walk-down. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-298 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Sailors aboard Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gather at the bow of the ship for a Foreign Object Debris walk-down. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-235 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes by the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100626-N-0901C-235 ARABIAN SEA (June 26, 2010) - Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) passes by the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shonna Cunningham/Released)

100624-N-6604E-011 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 24, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman John Greene uses binoculars to watch as guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) cruises alongside aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).  The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100624-N-6604E-011 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 24, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman John Greene uses binoculars to watch as guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) cruises alongside aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Truman CSG is relieving USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and its associated strike group as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100623-N-2833J-355 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) A Sailor works on the engine of an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-355 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) A Sailor works on the engine of an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-271 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares to catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-271 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares to catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-182 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin' Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepares to catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-182 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepares to catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-136 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 flies overhead of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100623-N-2833J-136 ARABIAN SEA (June 23, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 flies overhead of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Albert K. Jones/Released)

100622-N-6604E-025 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Aviation Structural
Mechanic (Equipment) 2nd Class Stephen Bessette installs a wire harness on a
replacement canopy for an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the 'Pukin Dogs' of
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a
part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-025 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 2nd Class Stephen Bessette installs a wire harness on a replacement canopy for an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-122 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard
aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct a foreign object
debris (FOD) walkdown. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a
part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-122 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-202 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's
Mate (Handling) Airman Robert Giles directs the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet
from the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 during flight
operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going
rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations
in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-202 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Robert Giles directs the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-183 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - An Aviation
Boatswain's Mate signals for the arresting wire to be retracted during
flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going
rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations
in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100622-N-6604E-183 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 22, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate signals for the arresting wire to be retracted during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-3595W-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A Sailor washes the
windows on an SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the
'Nightdippers,' before it takes off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part
of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  US Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A Sailor washes the windows on an SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the "Nightdippers," before it takes off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-004 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An SH-60F from
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the 'Nightdippers,' lands on the
flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier
Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-004 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An SH-60F from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the "Nightdippers," lands on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Sailors carry tire
chocks across the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation
of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Sailors carry tire chocks across the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super
Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, the 'Pukin Dogs,' lands on
the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier
Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, the "Pukin Dogs," lands on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super
Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the 'Jolly Rogers,' lands on
the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier
Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100621-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the "Jolly Rogers," lands on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100620-N-4236E-079 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 20, 2010) A Sailor inspects an
F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)
83 after flight operations, on flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft
carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike
Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces
to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100620-N-4236E-079 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 20, 2010) A Sailor inspects an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 after flight operations, on flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100620-N-4236E-053 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 20, 2010) A Sailor inspects an
F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)
83 after flight operations, on flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft
carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike
Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces
to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100620-N-4236E-053 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 20, 2010) A Sailor inspects an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 after flight operations, on flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100621-N-6604E-097 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A F/A-18C Hornet
breaks formation, preparing to land aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a
part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-097 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A F/A-18C Hornet breaks formation, preparing to land aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-094 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A F/A-18F Super
Hornet launches off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a
part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-094 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - A F/A-18F Super Hornet launches off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-045 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's
Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Clarisa Lozano drives an aircraft tow tractor
aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of
forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S.
5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-045 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Clarisa Lozano drives an aircraft tow tractor aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-042 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman
Airman Daniel Montoya gives a thumbs up after successfully arming a missile
aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of
forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S.
5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-042 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Daniel Montoya gives a thumbs up after successfully arming a missile aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-154 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - The tailhook of an
F/A-18C Hornet from the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83
catches the arresting gear wire aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a
part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime
security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-154 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - The tailhook of an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 catches the arresting gear wire aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-140 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super
Hornet from the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares
to land aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going
rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations
in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-140 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares to land aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-114 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Lt. Bill Brody
signals a clear landing area during flight operations aboard aircraft
carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike
Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Bradley Evans/Released)

100621-N-6604E-114 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 21, 2010) - Lt. Bill Brody signals a clear landing area during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100610-N-5821P-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 10, 2010) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Lakisha Johnson installs a keyboard, video and mouse switch to a local area network system at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.  Johnson, assigned to the Combined Maritime Force (CMF) Coalition Coordination Center, ensures all official computer and telephone communications for CMF’s 24 coalition countries remain operational.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100610-N-5821P-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 10, 2010) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Lakisha Johnson installs a keyboard, video and mouse switch to a local area network system at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Johnson, assigned to the Combined Maritime Force (CMF) Coalition Coordination Center, ensures all official computer and telephone communications for CMF’s 24 coalition countries remain operational. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100617-N-6604E-041 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) collect fuel samples as an F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Pukin Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron  (VFA) 143 launches from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-041 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) collect fuel samples as an F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Pukin Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-028 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) collect fuel samples aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-028 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) collect fuel samples aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-015 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Eric Cooper inspects aircraft ordnance prior to the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet from the 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-015 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Eric Cooper inspects aircraft ordnance prior to the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet from the 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-164 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Daniel Cates performs an inspection on the backup hydraulic pump of a SH-60F helicopter from the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100617-N-6604E-164 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 17, 2010) - Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Daniel Cates performs an inspection on the backup hydraulic pump of a SH-60F helicopter from the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100611-N-0553R-155 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Capt. John Cordle, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), shows students how to write their names during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-155 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Capt. John Cordle, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), shows students how to write their names during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100611-N-0553R-150 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Tiffany Brown, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56),  plays a game with students during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-150 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Tiffany Brown, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), plays a game with students during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100611-N-0553R-133 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) Students play hopscotch during a community relations project hosted USS San Jacinto (CG 56), at Beau Vallon Elementary School. The Aegis cruiser is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-133 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) Students play hopscotch during a community relations project hosted USS San Jacinto (CG 56), at Beau Vallon Elementary School. The Aegis cruiser is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100611-N-0553R-093 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Devaro, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56),  White plays basketball with students during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-093 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Devaro, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), White plays basketball with students during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100611-N-0553R-058 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Ens. Nicholas Gonzales, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), performs grounds beautification during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-058 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - Ens. Nicholas Gonzales, assigned to USS San Jacinto (CG 56), performs grounds beautification during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100611-N-0553R-003 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - USS San Jacinto (CG 56) Sailors perform grounds beautification during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED)

100611-N-0553R-003 BEAU VALLON, Seychelles (June 11, 2010) - USS San Jacinto (CG 56) Sailors perform grounds beautification during a community relations project at Beau Vallon Elementary School. USS San Jacinto is deployed in support of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy to protect global maritime security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/RELEASED) Related Article

100526-N-5821P-103 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) – Lt. Jeremy Steffen, a pilot assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 Detachment 1 “Desert Hawks,” performs a pre-flight inspection on an MH-60S Knighthawk.  Steffen, who has been with the “Desert Hawks” since February of 2010, recently achieved a 500 flight-hour milestone and is training to become an aircraft commander.  The MH-60S is a twin-engine helicopter used for logistics support, search and rescue, vertical replenishment and naval special warfare support.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100526-N-5821P-103 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) – Lt. Jeremy Steffen, a pilot assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 Detachment 1 “Desert Hawks,” performs a pre-flight inspection on an MH-60S Knighthawk. Steffen, who has been with the “Desert Hawks” since February of 2010, recently achieved a 500 flight-hour milestone and is training to become an aircraft commander. The MH-60S is a twin-engine helicopter used for logistics support, search and rescue, vertical replenishment and naval special warfare support. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100603-N-5821P-028 MANAMA,Bahrain (June 3, 2010) – Chief Special Warfare Operator Robert Reed, assigned to Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command Recruiting Directorate, promotes NSW awareness to Sailors during a brief at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.  More than 40 Sailors in attendance learned about package submission requirements and benefits awarded by the special operations community, which includes SEALs and special warfare combatant-craft crewmen.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100603-N-5821P-028 MANAMA,Bahrain (June 3, 2010) – Chief Special Warfare Operator Robert Reed, assigned to Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command Recruiting Directorate, promotes NSW awareness to Sailors during a brief at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. More than 40 Sailors in attendance learned about package submission requirements and benefits awarded by the special operations community, which includes SEALs and special warfare combatant-craft crewmen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100614-N-6604E-218 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - Airman David Carraway inspects the main rotor of an SH-60F helicopter from the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-6604E-218 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - Airman David Carraway inspects the main rotor of an SH-60F helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-6604E-022 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Lavada McDaniels removes a screw from an maintenance panel on a C-2A Greyhound from the 'Rawhides' Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-6604E-022 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Lavada McDaniels removes a screw from an maintenance panel on a C-2A Greyhound from the "Rawhides" Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-6604E-084 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - An SH-60F helicopter from the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) after Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Charles Schaerer removes tie-down chains and tire chocks. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-6604E-084 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) - An SH-60F helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) after Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Charles Schaerer removes tie-down chains and tire chocks. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-195 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) watch as an SH-60F helicopter from the 'Nightdippers' of Anti-submarine Helicopter Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off the flight deck. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-195 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) watch as an SH-60F helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Anti-submarine Helicopter Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off the flight deck. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-223 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) – Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Rhatigan (center) inspects an arresting gear wire support with Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Nyran Gayle and Airman David Sifuentes prior to flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-223 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) – Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Rhatigan (center) inspects an arresting gear wire support with Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Nyran Gayle and Airman David Sifuentes prior to flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-114 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Aviation Ordnancemen from the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 carry a guided missile across the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-114 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Aviation Ordnancemen from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 carry a guided missile across the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-127 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Aviation Ordnancemen from the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 attach a guided missile to a F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100613-N-6604E-127 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 13, 2010) - Aviation Ordnancemen from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 attach a guided missile to a F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100614-N-3595W-007 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June, 14 2010) A Sailor looks out over the wake as he stands on the aft end of the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100614-N-3595W-007 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June, 14 2010) A Sailor looks out over the wake as he stands on the aft end of the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100614-N-3595W-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) Sailors from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the “Nightdippers,” conduct routine maintenance on an SH-60F on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100614-N-3595W-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) Sailors from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, the “Nightdippers,” conduct routine maintenance on an SH-60F on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100614-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) A Sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 the “Pukin’ Dogs” across the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100614-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 14, 2010) A Sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 the “Pukin’ Dogs” across the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released).

100606-N-6604E-138 ARABIAN GULF (June 6, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Parry Williams carries tie-down chains across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100606-N-6604E-138 ARABIAN GULF (June 6, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Parry Williams carries tie-down chains across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100603-N-5549O-088 DELARAM, Afghanistan (June 3, 2010) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus speaks with Hospital Corpsman Michael Martinez during a tour of a forward operating base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Mabus spent the day touring Helmand Province and visiting with Sailors and Marines deployed to the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

100603-N-5549O-088 DELARAM, Afghanistan (June 3, 2010) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus speaks with Hospital Corpsman Michael Martinez during a tour of a forward operating base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Mabus spent the day touring Helmand Province and visiting with Sailors and Marines deployed to the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

100601-N-6604E-042 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 1, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ashley Schumm guides an aircraft engine as it is moved aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100601-N-6604E-042 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 1, 2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ashley Schumm guides an aircraft engine as it is moved aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100603-N-4236E-018 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 3, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 prepares to catapult from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100603-N-4236E-018 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 3, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 prepares to catapult from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100526-N-5821P-115 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) – Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Jason Stotridge, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 Detachment 1 'Desert Hawks,' stands by a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter at Naval Support Activity Bahrain’s aviation unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released)

100526-N-5821P-115 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) – Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Jason Stotridge, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 Detachment 1 '“Desert Hawks,' stands by a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter at Naval Support Activity Bahrain’s aviation unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released) Related Article

100601-N-6832D-093 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 1, 2010) – After assuming command of Destroyer Squadron 50, Capt. James Malloy salutes Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, during a change of command ceremony held aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Chinook (PC 9). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100601-N-6832D-093 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 1, 2010) – After assuming command of Destroyer Squadron 50, Capt. James Malloy salutes Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, during a change of command ceremony held aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Chinook (PC 9). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released) Related Article

100601-N-4236E-452 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 01, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 catapults from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100601-N-4236E-452 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (June 01, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 catapults from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-0000S-001 AFGHANISTAN (May 2, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) refuels from an Air Force KC-10 tanker aircraft from the 379th Expeditionary Wing.  VFA 143 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100502-N-0000S-001 AFGHANISTAN (May 2, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) refuels from an Air Force KC-10 tanker aircraft from the 379th Expeditionary Wing. VFA 143 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100531-N-5821P-016 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 31, 2010) – U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Adam Ereli and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Bill Gortney carry a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at  Naval Support Activity Bahrain.  Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May every year to commemorate U.S. military members who died serving their country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released)

100531-N-5821P-016 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 31, 2010) – U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Adam Ereli and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Bill Gortney carry a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May every year to commemorate U.S. military members who died serving their country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Poplin/Released) Related Article

100527-N-5821P-053 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 27, 2010) – Yeoman 1st Class Raafia Ali prepares 37 medals and ribbons to be presented prior to a Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command awards ceremony at  Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.  As the command’s awards division leading petty officer, Ali processes 40- 50 award submissions daily for the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100527-N-5821P-053 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 27, 2010) – Yeoman 1st Class Raafia Ali prepares 37 medals and ribbons to be presented prior to a Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command awards ceremony at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. As the command’s awards division leading petty officer, Ali processes 40- 50 award submissions daily for the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100520-N-0000S-001 AFGHANISTAN (May 2, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 flies over the Kajaki Dam reservoir in Afghanistan.  VFA 83 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100520-N-0000S-001 AFGHANISTAN (May 2, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 flies over the Kajaki Dam reservoir in Afghanistan. VFA 83 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100530-N-4236E-531 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catapults off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-531 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catapults off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-420 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the 'Rawhides' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-420 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the 'Rawhides' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-404 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-404 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 catches the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-395 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) – Executive Officer Capt. Ted Williams watches an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100530-N-4236E-395 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 30, 2010) – Executive Officer Capt. Ted Williams watches an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catch the arresting cable on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100527-N-6604E-230 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 27, 2010) - Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) practice setting up an emergency aircraft landing barricade during a drill. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100527-N-6604E-230 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 27, 2010) - Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) practice setting up an emergency aircraft landing barricade during a drill. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100519-N-3358S-235 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (May 19, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) cruises toward the sun while conducting approach and visit (AAV) operations.  Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100519-N-3358S-235 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (May 19, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) cruises toward the sun while conducting approach and visit (AAV) operations. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100514-N-4776G-003 BAHRAIN (May 14, 2010) A harbor patrol boat assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain conducts a patrol mission. Based off Mina-Salman pier, the harbor patrol unit provides anti-terrorism force protection, escort and patrol as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

100514-N-4776G-003 BAHRAIN (May 14, 2010) A harbor patrol boat assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain conducts a patrol mission. Based off Mina-Salman pier, the harbor patrol unit provides anti-terrorism force protection, escort and patrol as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen A. Gorby/Released)

100526-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) - U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli (fourth from left) and other U.S. and Bahraini officials begin a $580 million military construction project during a groundbreaking ceremony at Mina Salman Port. This project, scheduled to be completed in 2015, will develop 70 acres of land to support U.S. and coalition ships and personnel, and a flyover bridge will link the site to Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED)

100526-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 26, 2010) - U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli (fourth from left) and other U.S. and Bahraini officials begin a $580 million military construction project during a groundbreaking ceremony at Mina Salman Port. This project, scheduled to be completed in 2015, will develop 70 acres of land to support U.S. and coalition ships and personnel, and a flyover bridge will link the site to Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED) Related Article

100521-N-1283O-001 RFN Marshal Shaposhnikov, Gulf of Aden (May 21, 2010) -- A helmsman from RFN Marshal Shaposhnikov steers the ship through rough waters while the staff of Combined Task Forces 151 (CTF 151) and crewmen from the ROKS Kang Gam Chan tour the bridge. The visit focused on coordinating counter-piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden between the coalition ships of CTF 151, and the Russian Navy, which is operating independently escorting merchant vessels through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor. CTF 151 is a multi-national task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission based mandate to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. It operates in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia. (U.S Navy Photo by Lieutenant Tracy Reynolds/Released)

100521-N-1283O-001 RFN Marshal Shaposhnikov, Gulf of Aden (May 21, 2010) -- A helmsman from RFN Marshal Shaposhnikov steers the ship through rough waters while the staff of Combined Task Forces 151 (CTF 151) and crewmen from the ROKS Kang Gam Chan tour the bridge. The visit focused on coordinating counter-piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden between the coalition ships of CTF 151, and the Russian Navy, which is operating independently escorting merchant vessels through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor. CTF 151 is a multi-national task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission based mandate to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. It operates in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia. (U.S Navy Photo by Lieutenant Tracy Reynolds/Released) Related Article

100523-N-5821P-064 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 23, 2010) - USS Ardent (MCM 12) returns to sea after the three-month dry dock portion of the service restricted availability period at the Mina Salman pier.  During this scheduled maintenance period, the ship underwent painting, preservation, renovations and repairs inside and out.  USS Ardent conducts mine-counter-measure operations, supports operations and exercises, and coalition-building port visits with various nations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100523-N-5821P-064 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 23, 2010) - USS Ardent (MCM 12) returns to sea after the three-month dry dock portion of the service restricted availability period at the Mina Salman pier. During this scheduled maintenance period, the ship underwent painting, preservation, renovations and repairs inside and out. USS Ardent conducts mine-counter-measure operations, supports operations and exercises, and coalition-building port visits with various nations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100520-N-4236E-216 ARABIAN SEA (May 20, 2010) Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 conduct a vertical replenishment between the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100520-N-4236E-216 ARABIAN SEA (May 20, 2010) Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 conduct a vertical replenishment between the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100520-F-2207D-084-NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Killingbeck, Provincial Reconstruction Team engineer assistant, from New Castle, Ind., speaks with local workers about the progress of a new footpath during a security patrol and engineer assessment in Kautiak village, Nuristan Province, May 20.  The new foot path will create a more established and safe route of travel to and from Kautiak village, and the surrounding areas, thus helping to secure future development projects in the village such as a water storage tank.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty)

100520-F-2207D-084-NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Killingbeck, Provincial Reconstruction Team engineer assistant, from New Castle, Ind., speaks with local workers about the progress of a new footpath during a security patrol and engineer assessment in Kautiak village, Nuristan Province, May 20. The new foot path will create a more established and safe route of travel to and from Kautiak village, and the surrounding areas, thus helping to secure future development projects in the village such as a water storage tank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty)

100520-F-2207D-090-NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team complete the end of their security patrol and engineer assessment in Kautiak village, Nuristan Province, May 20.  The Nuristan PRT, in close coordination with the provincial government, district government, and local leaders works to extend the reach of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty)

100520-F-2207D-090-NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team complete the end of their security patrol and engineer assessment in Kautiak village, Nuristan Province, May 20. The Nuristan PRT, in close coordination with the provincial government, district government, and local leaders works to extend the reach of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty)

100519-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 19, 2010) – Yeoman 2nd Class Kevin Clark gives documents to Vice Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Rear Adm. John Jolliffe on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.  Clark handles all correspondence for the command’s chief of staff, flag secretary, deputy commander, and commander. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100519-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 19, 2010) – Yeoman 2nd Class Kevin Clark gives documents to Vice Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Rear Adm. John Jolliffe on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Clark handles all correspondence for the command’s chief of staff, flag secretary, deputy commander, and commander. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100519-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2010) – A SH-60 F Seahawk lands aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100519-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2010) – A SH-60 F Seahawk lands aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100519-N-9537D-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2010) – Pilots perform preflight checks as they get a thumbs up sign from a Sailor on the flight deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100519-N-9537D-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2010) – Pilots perform preflight checks as they get a thumbs up sign from a Sailor on the flight deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100518-N-6832D-025 (MANAMA, Bahrain) Chief Personnel Specialist Donnie
Haynes, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 volunteers to teach swimming at the Regional Institute for Active Learning, a school focused on providing education to children with learning disabilities, May 18. The RIA School is a nonprofit special needs school and houses approximately 100 students of varying educational and physical abilities. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100518-N-6832D-025 (MANAMA, Bahrain) Chief Personnel Specialist Donnie Haynes, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 volunteers to teach swimming at the Regional Institute for Active Learning, a school focused on providing education to children with learning disabilities, May 18. The RIA School is a nonprofit special needs school and houses approximately 100 students of varying educational and physical abilities. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100516-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 16, 2010) – Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Harrison, assigned to Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Sigonella Detachment Bahrain, sorts mail in preparation for “mail call” at the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command mail room on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.  Harrison receives and delivers hundreds of pounds of mail every day for more than 500 service members and civilians serving at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/RELEASED)

100516-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 16, 2010) – Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Harrison, assigned to Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Sigonella Detachment Bahrain, sorts mail in preparation for “mail call” at the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command mail room on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Harrison receives and delivers hundreds of pounds of mail every day for more than 500 service members and civilians serving at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/RELEASED) Related Article

100514-N-3358S-295 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) -  The  amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) waits in the distance as a team of Sailors go aboard a disabled dhow. Mesa Verde Sailors provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas.  The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100514-N-3358S-295 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) waits in the distance as a team of Sailors go aboard a disabled dhow. Mesa Verde Sailors provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas. The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100514-N-3358S-208 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) return to the ship to collect supplies needed to repair a disabled dhow.  Mesa Verde Sailors provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas.  The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100514-N-3358S-208 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) return to the ship to collect supplies needed to repair a disabled dhow. Mesa Verde Sailors provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas. The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100514-N-3358S-141 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Marcotte, from Crestview, Fla., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) treats a crew member of a disabled dhow for a leg injury.   Mesa Verde Sailors also provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas.  The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100514-N-3358S-141 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Marcotte, from Crestview, Fla., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) treats a crew member of a disabled dhow for a leg injury. Mesa Verde Sailors also provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas. The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100514-N-3358S-098 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Marcotte, from Crestview, Fla., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) treats a crew member of a disabled dhow for a severe burn.   Mesa Verde Sailors also provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas.  The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100514-N-3358S-098 USS MESA VERDE, Arabian Gulf (May 14, 2010) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Marcotte, from Crestview, Fla., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) treats a crew member of a disabled dhow for a severe burn. Mesa Verde Sailors also provided food and water repaired the dhow’s severed steering cable and restored engine power during heavy seas. The mariners were adrift for four days with minimal food and no water. Mesa Verde is currently assigned to CTF 152, one of the Task Forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released) Related Article

100516-N-6604E-109 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 16, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100516-N-6604E-109 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 16, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100515-N-6935K-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Lt. Chris Dirkschneider, an arresting gear officer aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), observes the flight deck as an F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to land aboard Ike. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Released)

100515-N-6935K-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Lt. Chris Dirkschneider, an arresting gear officer aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), observes the flight deck as an F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to land aboard Ike. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Released)

100515-N-6935K-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Lt. Chris Dirkschneider, an arresting gear officer aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), signals that the flight deck is clear and ready for aircraft to land. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Released)

100515-N-6935K-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Lt. Chris Dirkschneider, an arresting gear officer aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), signals that the flight deck is clear and ready for aircraft to land. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Released)

100508-F-6228l-060 PATIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Wilson Santiago, a member of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), writes notes on his reminder board at Bagram Air Field (BAF). Santiago is currently the only PRT member from his unit assigned to BAF as a liaison officer (LNO). Paktika PRT is a joint team charged with the mission to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Santiago, a native of Irvington, N.J and 1999 graduate of Irvington High School, is deployed from the USS George H. W. Bush. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester/Released)

100508-F-6228l-060 PATIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Wilson Santiago, a member of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), writes notes on his reminder board at Bagram Air Field (BAF). Santiago is currently the only PRT member from his unit assigned to BAF as a liaison officer (LNO). Paktika PRT is a joint team charged with the mission to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Santiago, a native of Irvington, N.J and 1999 graduate of Irvington High School, is deployed from the USS George H. W. Bush. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester/Released) Related Article

100515-N-9537D-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) - Sailors move an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 to a hangar bay elevator aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) - Sailors move an F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 to a hangar bay elevator aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-004 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15 2010) - F/A-18 Hornet prepare to launch aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-004 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15 2010) - F/A-18 Hornet prepare to launch aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Two F/A-18F Super Hornet’s from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepare to launch aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) – Two F/A-18F Super Hornet’s from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepare to launch aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100514-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) Guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires it’s main guns during a shooting exercise while sailing alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100514-N-3595W-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) Guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires it’s main guns during a shooting exercise while sailing alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100513-F-2207D-009 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lieutenant Andrew Jones, Provincial Reconstruction Team Chief Engineer Officer, from Saint Louis, MO, documents the progress of a new Shura Hall during a mission in Nurgram District Center, Nuristan Province May 13.  The completion of the new Shura Hall will allow the Nuristan PRT, in close coordination with the provincial government, district governments, and local leader’s works to extend the reach of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on its focus in economic development, governance, information operations and security.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-009 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lieutenant Andrew Jones, Provincial Reconstruction Team Chief Engineer Officer, from Saint Louis, MO, documents the progress of a new Shura Hall during a mission in Nurgram District Center, Nuristan Province May 13. The completion of the new Shura Hall will allow the Nuristan PRT, in close coordination with the provincial government, district governments, and local leader’s works to extend the reach of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on its focus in economic development, governance, information operations and security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-014, Afghanistan –Petty Officer 3rd Class Dominique Rodriguez, Provincial Reconstruction Team corpsman from Lubbock, TX, provides security during an engineer assessment in Nurgram District Center on May 13.  The Nuristan PRT engineers help to create the conditions for effective local governance, a growing economy and a stable environment  by  increasing Nuristan’s capacity to govern in order to respond effectively to the full spectrum of the population’s needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-014, Afghanistan –Petty Officer 3rd Class Dominique Rodriguez, Provincial Reconstruction Team corpsman from Lubbock, TX, provides security during an engineer assessment in Nurgram District Center on May 13. The Nuristan PRT engineers help to create the conditions for effective local governance, a growing economy and a stable environment by increasing Nuristan’s capacity to govern in order to respond effectively to the full spectrum of the population’s needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-042, Afghanistan – Petty Officer Second Class William Padilla, Provincial Reconstruction Team Military Police, from Pearland, TX, utilizes the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE), a component of the Biometric Automated Tool set (BAT), during a mission in Nurgram District Center, Nuristan Province May 13.  The BAT and HIIDE technology are used in conjunction to collect and store critical biometric data to include fingerprint, eye and facial data which is then stored in the database used to identify individuals within the Nuristan province.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-042, Afghanistan – Petty Officer Second Class William Padilla, Provincial Reconstruction Team Military Police, from Pearland, TX, utilizes the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE), a component of the Biometric Automated Tool set (BAT), during a mission in Nurgram District Center, Nuristan Province May 13. The BAT and HIIDE technology are used in conjunction to collect and store critical biometric data to include fingerprint, eye and facial data which is then stored in the database used to identify individuals within the Nuristan province. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-020, Afghanistan – Engineers from the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, meet with local engineers in Nurgram District Center at the site for a new headquarters facility set to host various provincial line directors on May 13.  The Nuristan PRT engineers help to create the conditions for effective local governance, a growing economy and a stable environment  by  increasing Nuristan’s capacity to govern in order to respond effectively to the full spectrum of the population’s needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100513-F-2207D-020, Afghanistan – Engineers from the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, meet with local engineers in Nurgram District Center at the site for a new headquarters facility set to host various provincial line directors on May 13. The Nuristan PRT engineers help to create the conditions for effective local governance, a growing economy and a stable environment by increasing Nuristan’s capacity to govern in order to respond effectively to the full spectrum of the population’s needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100515-N-9537D-009 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) - Sailors move ordnance across the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100515-N-9537D-009 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) - Sailors move ordnance across the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100514-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) A sailor from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 the “Patriots” enjoys the sunset while standing on top of an EA-6B Prowler aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100514-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 15, 2010) A sailor from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 the “Patriots” enjoys the sunset while standing on top of an EA-6B Prowler aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100512-N-6107D-055 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from the 'Pukin' Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launch off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/Released)

100512-N-6107D-055 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launch off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/Released)

100512-N-6107D-054 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An C-2A Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/RELEASED)

100512-N-6107D-054 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An C-2A Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches off the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/RELEASED)

100512-N-6107D-052 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An C-2A Greyhound from the 'Rawhides' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 is directed to catapult one on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/RELEASED)

100512-N-6107D-052 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An C-2A Greyhound from the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 is directed to catapult one on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick/RELEASED)

100512-N-9537D-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) – Sailors refuel an F/A-18C Hornet aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/RELEASED)

100512-N-9537D-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) – Sailors refuel an F/A-18C Hornet aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/RELEASED)

100513-N-6604E-360 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - An MH-60S helicopter from the 'Chargers' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 takes off from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/RELEASED)

100513-N-6604E-360 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - An MH-60S helicopter from the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 takes off from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/RELEASED)

100513-N-6604E-131 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - An MH-60S helicopter from the 'Chargers' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/RELEASED)

100513-N-6604E-131 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - An MH-60S helicopter from the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/RELEASED)

100513-N-4236E-095 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6)  performs a replenishment at sea with aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100513-N-4236E-095 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) - Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) performs a replenishment at sea with aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100512-N-4236E-310 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned the 'Pukin Dogs' of VFA 143 wait to launch from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100512-N-4236E-310 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 12, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned the "Pukin Dogs" of VFA 143 wait to launch from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100513-N-5085J-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) – Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryan mans the forward sprinkler board during a maintenance exercise to flush out sprinklers in the magazine aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Jamieson)

100513-N-5085J-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 13, 2010) – Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryan mans the forward sprinkler board during a maintenance exercise to flush out sprinklers in the magazine aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Jamieson/RELEASED)

100513-N-0000N-084 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 13, 2010) – Commodore Tim Lowe, Royal Navy, stands with his successor Commodore Tim Fraser and Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after an informal handover held at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters. Lowe served 19 months as the Deputy Commander for CMF as well as the UK Maritime Component Commander. (Royal Navy Photo by Lt James Nisbet/RELEASED).

100513-N-0000N-084 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 13, 2010) – Commodore Tim Lowe, Royal Navy, stands with his successor Commodore Tim Fraser and Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after an informal handover ceremony held at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters. Lowe served 19 months as the Deputy Commander for CMF as well as the UK Maritime Component Commander. (Royal Navy Photo by Lt James Nisbet/RELEASED). Related Article

100429-N-2893B-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Bill Gortney (left), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Genaro Stewart the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED)

100429-N-2893B-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Bill Gortney (left), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Genaro Stewart the Senior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED) Related Article

100429-N-2893B-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Bill Gortney (left), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Robert Gibson the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED)

100429-N-2893B-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Bill Gortney (left), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Robert Gibson the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED) Related Article

100429-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) –  Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Logistics Specialist Seaman Amina Mutesi the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED)

100429-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 29, 2010) – Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents Logistics Specialist Seaman Amina Mutesi the Bluejacket of the Quarter award during a ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/RELEASED) Related Article

100512-F-2207D-002 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician Chief Petty Officer Anthony Roberti, Provincial Reconstruction Team radio transmitter operator non-commissioned officer in charge, from Lake Zurich, Illinois, learns Pashto from Afghanistan National Army 2nd Lieutenant Mohammad Raheem, from Kabul, District 11, in the Joint Operations Center (JOC) on Forward Operating Base Kala Gush, May 12.  The JOC completed the recent move in order to directly support and coordinate with the Afghanistan National Security Forces as needed to promote security and stability in the province. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs/Released)

100512-F-2207D-002 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician Chief Petty Officer Anthony Roberti, Provincial Reconstruction Team radio transmitter operator non-commissioned officer in charge, from Lake Zurich, Illinois, learns Pashto from Afghanistan National Army 2nd Lieutenant Mohammad Raheem, from Kabul, District 11, in the Joint Operations Center (JOC) on Forward Operating Base Kala Gush, May 12. The JOC completed the recent move in order to directly support and coordinate with the Afghanistan National Security Forces as needed to promote security and stability in the province. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sergeant Steven R. Doty, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs/Released)

100505-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 5, 2010) A Sailor carries equipment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100505-N-9537D-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 5, 2010) A Sailor carries equipment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jules Dean/Released)

100508-N-8959T-134 GULF OF ADEN (May 8, 2010) Sonar Technician 1st Class Anthony Benz, left, and Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Brian Chance, members of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) visit, board, search and seizure team, help Somali mariners restore power to their vessel. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100508-N-8959T-134 GULF OF ADEN (May 8, 2010) Sonar Technician 1st Class Anthony Benz, left, and Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Brian Chance, members of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) visit, board, search and seizure team, help Somali mariners restore power to their vessel. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100508-N-8959T-124 GULF OF ADEN (May 8, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Benjamin Perkins, left, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Brian Chance and Sonar Technician 1st Class Anthony Benz, all three assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) visit, board, search and seizure team, help a Somali mariner restore power to his dhow. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100508-N-8959T-124 GULF OF ADEN (May 8, 2010) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Benjamin Perkins, left, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Brian Chance and Sonar Technician 1st Class Anthony Benz, all three assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) visit, board, search and seizure team, help a Somali mariner restore power to his dhow. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

100309-N-0000S-003 AFGHANISTAN (March 9, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 flies over the mountains of Afghanistan. VFA-143 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100309-N-0000S-003 AFGHANISTAN (March 9, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 flies over the mountains of Afghanistan. VFA-143 is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney/Released)

100502-N-6604E-026 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 2, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Zack Adams scrubs corrosion and debris off of aircraft parts in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100502-N-6604E-026 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 2, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Zack Adams scrubs corrosion and debris off of aircraft parts in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100502-N-4236E-052 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - Pilots prepare for flight operations on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-052 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - Pilots prepare for flight operations on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-056 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor assigned to crash and salvage watches the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-056 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor assigned to crash and salvage watches the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-063 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) -  An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 takes off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-063 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 takes off from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-090 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the 'Bluetails' of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 toward a catapult on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-090 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 toward a catapult on the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-140 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor prepares a catapult to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100502-N-4236E-140 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 02, 2010) - A Sailor prepares a catapult to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100428-N-1045B-341 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-341 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-339 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-339 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-338 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mo100428-N-1045B-338bile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-338 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 leap from an altitude of 10,000 feet from an SH-60 Seahawk during a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-307 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval 100428-N-1045B-307Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-307 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-274 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-274 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-258 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.    (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-258 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 stand ready at an altitude of 10,000 feet aboard an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-252 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 board an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-252 BAHRAIN (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 board an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-113 Manama, Bahrain (April 28, 2010)  Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 prepare to board an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise.  EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100428-N-1045B-113 Manama, Bahrain (April 28, 2010) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Naval Special Warfare Unit (NSWU) 3 prepare to board an SH-60 Seahawk prior to a free fall jump training exercise. EODMU 1 and NSWU 3 conduct joint training operations in Manama, Bahrain to increase cohesiveness between the two special warfare units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Blackwell II/RELEASED)

100422-N-3358S-102 - USS MESA VERDE, At sea  (April 22, 2010)  Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team leader Lt. j.g. Kevin Powers from Parsippany, N.J., communicates with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during a training drill.  Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100422-N-3358S-102 - USS MESA VERDE, At sea (April 22, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team leader Lt. j.g. Kevin Powers from Parsippany, N.J., communicates with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during a training drill. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100428-N-1082Z-051 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 28, 2010) An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100428-N-1082Z-051 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 28, 2010) An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100422-N-3358S-093 - USS MESA VERDE, At sea (April 22, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members take part in a training drill near the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100422-N-3358S-093 - USS MESA VERDE, At sea (April 22, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members take part in a training drill near the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100423-N-3358S-057 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 23, 2010) Sailors direct Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 84, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 and part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, which is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100423-N-3358S-057 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 23, 2010) Sailors direct Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 84, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 and part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, which is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100427-N-1082Z-078 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 27, 2010) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and the German Navy Frigate Emden (F 210) conduct a replenishment at sea. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100427-N-1082Z-078 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 27, 2010) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and the German Navy Frigate Emden (F 210) conduct a replenishment at sea. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100422-N-7434C-076 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, delivers a speech during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG).  U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED)

100422-N-7434C-076 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, delivers a speech during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG). U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED) Related Article

100422-N-7434C-079 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, delivers a speech during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG).  U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED)

100422-N-7434C-079 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, delivers a speech during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG). U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED) Related Article

100422-N-7434C-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Chaplain Brent Scott delivers the benediction during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG).  U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED)

100422-N-7434C-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2010) Chaplain Brent Scott delivers the benediction during a memorial ceremony April 22 on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain honoring two U.S. Navy Sailors and one Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004 during an attack on Iraq's oil terminals in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG). U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War and the only to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and two U.S. Navy Sailors - Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Pernaselli and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Watts, were killed while boarding a dhow that was approaching the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) in Iraqi Waters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Michael Campbell/RELEASED) Related Article

100421-N-8959T-101 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Korean Navy Rear Adm. Lee Beom-Rim (right) assumes command of Combined Task Force 151 from Singapore Navy Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda (left), in a ceremony aboard Korean Navy destroyer Kang Kam Chan. Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, Combined Maritime Forces (center), presided over the ceremony. This is the first time that a Korean naval officer will be commanding a multinational unit.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED).

100421-N-8959T-101 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Korean Navy Rear Adm. Lee Beom-Rim (right) assumes command of Combined Task Force 151 from Singapore Navy Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda (left), in a ceremony aboard Korean Navy destroyer Kang Kam Chan. Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, Combined Maritime Forces (center), presided over the ceremony. This is the first time that a Korean naval officer will be commanding a multinational unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED) Related Article

100421-N-8959T-261 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, addresses quality of life and retention issues, and answers questions about the counter-piracy mission in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra
Thompson/UNRELEASED)

100421-N-8959T-261 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, addresses quality of life and retention issues, and answers questions about the counter-piracy mission in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/UNRELEASED)

100421-N-8959T-221 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents his personal coin to Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kelly Chism, during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra
Thompson/UNRELEASED)

100421-N-8959T-221 GULF OF ADEN (April 21, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents his personal coin to Seaman Boatswain's Mate Kelly Chism, during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/UNRELEASED)

100420-N-6604E-027 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Nicole Jacques uses hand signals to communicate with the driver of an aircraft tow tractor in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-6604E-027 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Nicole Jacques uses hand signals to communicate with the driver of an aircraft tow tractor in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-6604E-018 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Airman Apprentice Vladimir Stadnik steers a tow tractor while moving aircraft in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-6604E-018 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Airman Apprentice Vladimir Stadnik steers a tow tractor while moving aircraft in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-6604E-015 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Airman Apprentice Vladimir Stadnik steers a tow tractor while moving aircraft in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-6604E-015 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Airman Apprentice Vladimir Stadnik steers a tow tractor while moving aircraft in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100420-N-4236E-030 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Eulogio Velazquez performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-030 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Eulogio Velazquez performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-027 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class DaMorris Gibson performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-027 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class DaMorris Gibson performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-020 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) – Sailors train on forklift operations in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-020 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) – Sailors train on forklift operations in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-014 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - A Sailor performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Rampagers' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100420-N-4236E-014 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 20, 2010) - A Sailor performs maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 in the hangar bay of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-6107D-016 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) A SH-60F Seahawk from
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off from the flight deck of
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  The
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation
of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick/Released)

100417-N-6107D-016 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) A SH-60F Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 lifts off from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick/Released)

100417-N-6107D-035 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) A F/A-18 Hornet of
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 lands on the flight of Nimitz-class
aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  The Eisenhower Carrier
Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Jesse Dick/Released)

100417-N-6107D-035 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) A F/A-18 Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 lands on the flight of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick/Released)

100417-N-6935K-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17,2010) -  Aviation Structural
Mechanic 2nd Class Ivan Ramirez sands the side of a F/A-18 Hornet in an
effort to fight corrosion.  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed
as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support
maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David
Kolmel/Release)

100417-N-6935K-003 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17,2010) - Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ivan Ramirez sands the side of a F/A-18 Hornet in an effort to fight corrosion. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Release)

100417-N-6935K-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17,2010) - Aviation Machinist's
Mate 1st Class Audrey Cutchin works on the engine bay of an EA-6B Prowler
during routine inspections.  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed
as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support
maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David
Kolmel/Release)

100417-N-6935K-005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17,2010) - Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Audrey Cutchin works on the engine bay of an EA-6B Prowler during routine inspections. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel/Release)

100418-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 18, 2010) Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Christina Desrochers helps Sailors sign up to learn more about becoming a U.S. citizen the 2010 Military Member Advantage Naturalization Campaign kick off ceremony held aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100418-N-3595W-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 18, 2010) Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Christina Desrochers helps Sailors sign up to learn more about becoming a U.S. citizen the 2010 Military Member Advantage Naturalization Campaign kick off ceremony held aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an-ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

100417-N-4236E-346 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - A Sailor directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-346 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - A Sailor directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-326 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - Two Sailors signal an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-326 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - Two Sailors signal an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-254 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 'Patriots' of  Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 prepare to catapult from the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) .Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-254 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 prepare to catapult from the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-116 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - Sailors transport an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 across the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-4236E-116 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) - Sailors transport an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 across the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100417-N-6107D-020 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) Sailors from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 conduct maintenance on a E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick/Released)

100417-N-6107D-020 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 17, 2010) Sailors from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 conduct maintenance on a E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick/Released)

100415-N-1056B-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010)- Royal Marines assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F-83), conduct a visitation, boarding, search and seizure (VBSS) drill in the Northern Arabian Sea Apr. 15, 2010. St. Albans successfully concluded an assignment today providing security at the Al Basra oil terminal (ABOT) as part of Combined Task Force, Iraqi Maritime (CTF-IM), a coalition including armed forces from the United Kingdom, the United States and Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

100415-N-1056B-002 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010)- Royal Marines assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F-83), conduct a visitation, boarding, search and seizure (VBSS) drill in the Northern Arabian Sea Apr. 15, 2010. St. Albans successfully concluded an assignment today providing security at the Al Basra oil terminal (ABOT) as part of Combined Task Force, Iraqi Maritime (CTF-IM), a coalition including armed forces from the United Kingdom, the United States and Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

100415-N-4236E-039 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the 'Nightdippers' of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100415-N-4236E-039 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - An HH-60H Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100415-N-4236E-175 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - Two Sailors direct the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100415-N-4236E-175 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - Two Sailors direct the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100415-N-1056B-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - An MH-60 helicopter assigned to Helicopter Squadron Command (HSC) 26, the 'Desert Hawks' who are headquartered in Bahrain, prepares to land on the guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) while operating in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The Sullivans is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

100415-N-1056B-001 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (April 15, 2010) - An MH-60 helicopter assigned to Helicopter Squadron Command (HSC) 26, the "Desert Hawks" who are headquartered in Bahrain, prepares to land on the guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) while operating in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The Sullivans is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

100415-N-8959T-109 INDIAN OCEAN The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Faragut (DDG 99) intercepts a suspected pirate skiff.  Members of the boarding team take details from the suspected pirates. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED).

100415-N-8959T-109 INDIAN OCEAN The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Faragut (DDG 99) intercepts a suspected pirate skiff. Members of the boarding team take details from the suspected pirates. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED). Related Article

100415-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 15, 2010) Australian Commodore Richard Menhinick (left) passes a ceremonial scroll to Pakistani Rear. Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi during a Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150 change of command ceremony. In December, Menhinick assumed command of CTF 150, responsible for conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. CTF 150 reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, and is one of three task forces charged with patrolling more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters to conduct both integrated and coordinated operations to increase the security and prosperity in the region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

100415-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 15, 2010) Australian Commodore Richard Menhinick (left) passes a ceremonial scroll to Pakistani Rear. Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi during a Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150 change of command ceremony. In December, Menhinick assumed command of CTF 150, responsible for conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. CTF 150 reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, and is one of three task forces charged with patrolling more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters to conduct both integrated and coordinated operations to increase the security and prosperity in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

100410-N-1082Z-027 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members arrive on the scene in a rigid hull inflatable boat to pull suspected pirates from the sea to be brought to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100410-N-1082Z-027 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members arrive on the scene in a rigid hull inflatable boat to pull suspected pirates from the sea to be brought to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED) Related Article

100410-N-1082Z-119 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members pull suspected pirates from the sea to be brought to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100410-N-1082Z-119 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members pull suspected pirates from the sea to be brought to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED) Related Article

100410-N-6110S-194 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Suspected pirates skiff burns after being destroyed near the  amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED)

100410-N-6110S-194 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Suspected pirates skiff burns after being destroyed near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED) Related Article

100410-N-6110S-263 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Suspected pirates skiff drifts at sea after being burnt the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED)

100410-N-6110S-263 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 10, 2010) Suspected pirates skiff drifts at sea after being burnt the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED) Related Article

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GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
(U.S. Navy photo/Released)

100405-N-0000X-001 GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

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GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
(U.S. Navy photo/Released)

100405-N-0000X-003 GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Related Article

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GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
(U.S. Navy photo/Released)

100405-N-0000X-004 GULF OF OMAN -- (Apr. 5, 2010) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at Motor Vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

100325-F-6228L-008 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 25, 2010) - Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) members Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Lang and Lt. j.g. Russell Glass inspect a road linking Sharana and Mata Khan villages being worked on by local villagers March 25th. Lang is the quality assurance representative for the PRT, and Glass is the engineering officer. Lang is deployed from Amphibious Construction Battalion One, Coronado, Calif., where he is the communications chief. Glass is deployed from Fallon, Nev., where he is the assistant public works officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester/Released)

100325-F-6228L-008 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 25, 2010) - Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) members Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Lang and Lt. j.g. Russell Glass inspect a road linking Sharana and Mata Khan villages being worked on by local villagers March 25th. Lang is the quality assurance representative for the PRT, and Glass is the engineering officer. Lang is deployed from Amphibious Construction Battalion One, Coronado, Calif., where he is the communications chief. Glass is deployed from Fallon, Nev., where he is the assistant public works officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester/Released)

100403-N-7062A-157 DEHDADI II, Afghanistan (April 3, 2010) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4) erect a tent. NMCB-4 deployed in January to expand the Forward Operating Base and provide necessary engineering support to arriving U.S. and Coalition Forces in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Sandra Arnold/Released)

100403-N-7062A-157 DEHDADI II, Afghanistan (April 3, 2010) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4) erect a tent. NMCB-4 deployed in January to expand the Forward Operating Base and provide necessary engineering support to arriving U.S. and Coalition Forces in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Sandra Arnold/Released)

100331-F-6228L-009 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 31, 2010) – Two local children stand with Lt. Cmdr. Robert Gerstemeier, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Executive Officer, as his unit checks on a local veterinarian and the status of a recently repaired dam in Yosef Khel, Afghanistan. Upon completion of his deployment, Gerstemeier will be assigned to Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane, IN as the commanding officer. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)

100331-F-6228L-009 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 31, 2010) – Two local children stand with Lt. Cmdr. Robert Gerstemeier, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Executive Officer, as his unit checks on a local veterinarian and the status of a recently repaired dam in Yosef Khel, Afghanistan. Upon completion of his deployment, Gerstemeier will be assigned to Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane, IN as the commanding officer. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)

100401-N-1082Z-029 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 01, 2010) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 67, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Nassau and Ashland are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and are currently supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100401-N-1082Z-029 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (April 01, 2010) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 67, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, transports personnel and equipment from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Nassau and Ashland are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and are currently supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100331-N-8959T-308 INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Faragut (DDG 99) passes by the smoke from a disabled pirate skiff.  USS Faragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/UNRELEASED).

100331-N-8959T-308 INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Faragut (DDG 99) passes by the smoke from a disabled pirate skiff. USS Faragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/UNRELEASED). Related Article

100401-N-8053S-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Chief Petty Officers from the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), along with Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, pose for a group photo during the CPOA luncheon, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released)

100401-N-8053S-007 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Chief Petty Officers from the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), along with Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, pose for a group photo during the CPOA luncheon, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released) Related Article

100401-N-5821P-014 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Covington, Command Master Chief, U.S. Fifth Fleet, kicks off the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officer Association picnic, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank, April 1, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released)

100401-N-5821P-014 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Covington, Command Master Chief, U.S. Fifth Fleet, kicks off the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officer Association picnic, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank, April 1, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin/Released) Related Article

100401-N-4142G-125 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Sanket Sadalge, left, the youngest Chief Petty Officer, and Logistics Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Chester A. Hurshman, the oldest Chief Petty Officer, cut the birthday cake during the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officers Association picnic, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank, April 1, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza Jr./Released)

100401-N-4142G-125 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Sanket Sadalge, left, the youngest Chief Petty Officer, and Logistics Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Chester A. Hurshman, the oldest Chief Petty Officer, cut the birthday cake during the Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officers Association picnic, celebrating the 117th birthday of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer rank, April 1, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza Jr./Released) Related Article

100331-N-8959T-044 INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) Members of Combined Task Force 151's Visit Board Search and Seizure team, currently deployed on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) board a suspicious dhow. USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED).

100331-N-8959T-044 INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) Members of Combined Task Force 151's Visit Board Search and Seizure team, currently deployed on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) board a suspicious dhow. USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/RELEASED).

100329-N-1082Z-023 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (March 29, 2010) The guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) breaks away after conducting a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command, fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) while underway in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100329-N-1082Z-023 USS ASHLAND, At Sea (March 29, 2010) The guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) breaks away after conducting a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command, fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) while underway in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100329-N-3973P-036 DOHA, Qatar (Mar. 29, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks with USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Blue Jacket of the Year (BJOY), Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Fireman (SW)Aaron Johnson during his visit to the ship. Mesa Verde is participating in the second annual Doha International Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2010. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hodges Pone/RELEASED)

100329-N-3973P-036 DOHA, Qatar (Mar. 29, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks with USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Blue Jacket of the Year (BJOY), Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman (SW)Aaron Johnson during his visit to the ship. Mesa Verde is participating in the second annual Doha International Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2010. Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hodges Pone/RELEASED)

100101-N-0311M-013 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) – Navy Chiefs, Sailors and civilians from Naval Support Activity Bahrain and its tenant commands run by the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) building during a ‘Run with the Chiefs’ to celebrate the Chief’s 117th birthday. More than 600 runners and walkers participated in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation – sponsored event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr)

100101-N-0311M-013 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 1, 2010) – Navy Chiefs, Sailors and civilians from Naval Support Activity Bahrain and its tenant commands run by the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) building during a ‘Run with the Chiefs’ to celebrate the Chief’s 117th birthday. More than 600 runners and walkers participated in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation – sponsored event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr)

100329-N-4236E-148 USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, Deployed At Sea (March 29, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 prepares to catch an arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100329-N-4236E-148 USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, Deployed At Sea (March 29, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 prepares to catch an arresting wire aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed as part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100328-N-4585M-002 USS WHIRLWIND, Southern Arabian Gulf (March 28, 2010) Coast Guardsman, Sailors and Marines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) train while participating in Exercise Goalkeeper as a detachment of the Coast Guard Patrol Force Southwest Asia Middle East Training Team embarked aboard USS Whirlwind (PC 11).  Goalkeeper is a multinational exercise that is part of their Combined Maritime Forces tasking to build cooperation among allied Gulf coastal nations, highlighting techniques of maritime surveillance, tracking, coordination, and culminating in live boardings of simulated Contacts of Interest. (U.S. Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa)

100328-N-4585M-002 USS WHIRLWIND, Southern Arabian Gulf (March 28, 2010) Coast Guardsman, Sailors and Marines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) train while participating in Exercise Goalkeeper as a detachment of the Coast Guard Patrol Force Southwest Asia Middle East Training Team embarked aboard USS Whirlwind (PC 11). Goalkeeper is a multinational exercise that is part of their Combined Maritime Forces tasking to build cooperation among allied Gulf coastal nations, highlighting techniques of maritime surveillance, tracking, coordination, and culminating in live boardings of simulated Contacts of Interest. (U.S. Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa)

100328-N-4585M-001 USS WHIRLWIND, Southern Arabian Gulf (March 28, 2010) Coast Guardsmen Lt. j.g. Robert S. Poitinger, right, and Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey D. Carlson train Sailors and Marines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while participating in Exercise Goalkeeper as a detachment of the Coast Guard Patrol Force Southwest Asia, Middle East Training Team embarked aboard USS Whirlwind (PC 11).  Goalkeeper is a multinational exercise that is part of their Combined Maritime Forces tasking to build cooperation among allied Gulf coastal nations, highlighting techniques of maritime surveillance, tracking, coordination, and culminating in live boardings of simulated Contacts of Interest. (U.S. Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa)

100328-N-4585M-001 USS WHIRLWIND, Southern Arabian Gulf (March 28, 2010) Coast Guardsmen Lt. j.g. Robert S. Poitinger, right, and Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey D. Carlson train Sailors and Marines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while participating in Exercise Goalkeeper as a detachment of the Coast Guard Patrol Force Southwest Asia, Middle East Training Team embarked aboard USS Whirlwind (PC 11). Goalkeeper is a multinational exercise that is part of their Combined Maritime Forces tasking to build cooperation among allied Gulf coastal nations, highlighting techniques of maritime surveillance, tracking, coordination, and culminating in live boardings of simulated Contacts of Interest. (U.S. Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa)

100322-N-0553R-142 RED SEA (March 22, 2010) Members assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 conduct dive equipment familiarization and training operations in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

100322-N-0553R-142 RED SEA (March 22, 2010) Members assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 conduct dive equipment familiarization and training operations in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)

100329-N-0008P-023 GULF OF ADEN (March 29, 2010) - USS MCFAUL, an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer on a 7-month deployment in the Gulf of Aden, conducts a rescue operation for 29 Somali men and women on a drifting skiff during a routine patrol. The stranded Somalis, whose skiff engine malfunctioned one day after setting sail, had been drifting with no food and little water for four days since departing the Somali coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician 3rd Class Cory Phelps)

100329-N-0008P-023 GULF OF ADEN (March 29, 2010) - USS MCFAUL, an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer on a 7-month deployment in the Gulf of Aden, conducts a rescue operation for 29 Somali men and women on a drifting skiff during a routine patrol. The stranded Somalis, whose skiff engine malfunctioned one day after setting sail, had been drifting with no food and little water for four days since departing the Somali coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician 3rd Class Cory Phelps) Related Article

100324-M-6001S-145 DJIBOUTI (March 24, 2010) - Reconnaissance Marines from 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) remain suspended from a hovering CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during an exercise March 24 in Djibouti, Africa. 24th MEU Marines performed a series of sustainment and joint exercises alongside French and Djiboutian military during their visit in Djibouti. The 24th MEU is currently on a deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theatre reserve force for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda)

100324-M-6001S-145 DJIBOUTI (March 24, 2010) - Reconnaissance Marines from 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) remain suspended from a hovering CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during an exercise March 24 in Djibouti, Africa. 24th MEU Marines performed a series of sustainment and joint exercises alongside French and Djiboutian military during their visit in Djibouti. The 24th MEU is currently on a deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels as the theatre reserve force for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda)

100317-N-6430T-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 17, 2010) – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney awards a Bronze Star Medal to Cmdr. Tim Murphy, former commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, March 17, 2010. The medal recognizes sustained meritorious performance in combat from March – June 2009, while Murphy led the VAQ 140 “Patriots” electronic warfare mission while deployed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VAQ-140, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., flies one of the Navy's premier tactical electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Russell Tafuri)

100317-N-6430T-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 17, 2010) – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney awards a Bronze Star Medal to Cmdr. Tim Murphy, former commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, March 17, 2010. The medal recognizes sustained meritorious performance in combat from March – June 2009, while Murphy led the VAQ 140 “Patriots” electronic warfare mission while deployed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VAQ-140, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., flies one of the Navy's premier tactical electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Russell Tafuri)

100322-F-6228L-009 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lt. j.g. Vince Lopez, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) medical officer, looks at a child's medical chart with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Paktika province. Lopez toured the Sharana hospital to view completed projects, scheduled staff training for new equipment and received an update on future hospital plans. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Lopez is deployed from Naval Clinic Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)

100322-F-6228L-009 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lt. j.g. Vince Lopez, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) medical officer, looks at a child's medical chart with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Paktika province. Lopez toured the Sharana hospital to view completed projects, scheduled staff training for new equipment and received an update on future hospital plans. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Lopez is deployed from Naval Clinic Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester) Related Article

100322-F-6228L-015 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lt. j.g. Vince Lopez, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) medical officer, speaks with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Paktika province, about the quantity and quality of medical supplies in Sharana Hospital. Lopez toured the Sharana hospital to view completed projects, scheduled staff training for new equipment and received an update on future hospital plans. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Lopez is deployed from Naval Clinic Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)

100322-F-6228L-015 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Navy Lt. j.g. Vince Lopez, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) medical officer, speaks with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Paktika province, about the quantity and quality of medical supplies in Sharana Hospital. Lopez toured the Sharana hospital to view completed projects, scheduled staff training for new equipment and received an update on future hospital plans. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Lopez is deployed from Naval Clinic Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester) Related Article

100320-N-8936G-014
USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 20, 2010) An MH-60S Knighthawk with HSC 28
Dragonwhales picks up supplies from the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4)
for delivery to USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Nassau is the command platform for
the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit,
currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security
Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman (SW) Jonathan
Pankau/Released)

100320-N-8936G-014 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 20, 2010) An MH-60S Knighthawk with HSC 28 Dragonwhales picks up supplies from the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4) for delivery to USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman (SW) Jonathan Pankau/Released)

100318-N-5712P-001
USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 17, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Courtright from
Norfolk, Va., stands the Tactical Action Officer watch on the bridge of USS
Nassau (LHA 4). Courtright received the Junior Officer Award for Excellence
in Tactics for 2009.  Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau
Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently
supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security
Cooperation (TSC) operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. 
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman (SW) Jonathan
Pankau/Released)

100318-N-5712P-001 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 17, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Courtright from Norfolk, Va., stands the Tactical Action Officer watch on the bridge of USS Nassau (LHA 4). Courtright received the Junior Officer Award for Excellence in Tactics for 2009. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman (SW) Jonathan Pankau/Released)

100318-N-2893B-001 ZALLAQ, Bahrain – U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Sailors comprising the U.S. Armed Forces Sailing Team compete in the 44th World Military Sailing Championship March 18, 2010. The American team, part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Armed Forces Sports Program, competed against teams from 25 countries in this annual event that was held in Bahrain for the first time. The DoD Armed Forces Sports Program promotes goodwill and physical fitness through a highly competitive sports program, and creates opportunities for military athletes to participate in national and international competitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown)

100318-N-2893B-001 ZALLAQ, Bahrain – U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Sailors comprising the U.S. Armed Forces Sailing Team compete in the 44th World Military Sailing Championship March 18, 2010. The American team, part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Armed Forces Sports Program, competed against teams from 25 countries in this annual event that was held in Bahrain for the first time. The DoD Armed Forces Sports Program promotes goodwill and physical fitness through a highly competitive sports program, and creates opportunities for military athletes to participate in national and international competitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown) Related Article

100322-N-4236E-296 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2010) - A Sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the 'Pukin Dogs' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 to transit across the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100322-N-4236E-296 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2010) - A Sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 to transit across the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100321-N-8936G-018 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 21, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier attack jet with Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) participates in a hover exercise off the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4). The exercise is part of a functional check flight to test the power output of the Harrier's engine. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100321-N-8936G-018 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 21, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier attack jet with Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) participates in a hover exercise off the flight deck of USS Nassau (LHA 4). The exercise is part of a functional check flight to test the power output of the Harrier's engine. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

100310-N-5700G-006 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 10, 2010) Landing Craft Air Cushion 87 (LCAC 87), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4), glides through the water during amphibious operations. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is currently supporting maritime and theater security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Desiree Green)

100310-N-5700G-006 USS NASSAU, At Sea (March 10, 2010) Landing Craft Air Cushion 87 (LCAC 87), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4), glides through the water during amphibious operations. Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is currently supporting maritime and theater security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Desiree Green)

100317-N-6906G-064 MINA SALMAN, BAHRAIN (March 17, 2010) USS HOPPER (DDG 70) Command Master Chief Jay L. Stuckey presents Cmdr. Timothy Kott with the ship’s commissioning pennant as he bids farewell to the crew during a change of command ceremony held on the ship in Mina Salman Port in Manama.  Kott was relieved by Cmdr. Kevin Melody. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Hector Gamez)

100317-N-6906G-064 MINA SALMAN, BAHRAIN (March 17, 2010) USS HOPPER (DDG 70) Command Master Chief Jay L. Stuckey presents Cmdr. Timothy Kott with the ship’s commissioning pennant as he bids farewell to the crew during a change of command ceremony held on the ship in Mina Salman Port in Manama. Kott was relieved by Cmdr. Kevin Melody. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Hector Gamez) Related Article

100317-N-4776G-003 (March 17, 2010Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Randy Leppell, from the Combined Task Group (CTG 56.1), does a back roll water entry off a ridge hall inflatable boat March 17, 2010, in the Arabian Gulf. Members of CTG 56.1 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobil Unit-11 are conducting dive-training operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby)

100317-N-4776G-003 (March 17, 2010Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Randy Leppell, from the Combined Task Group (CTG 56.1), does a back roll water entry off a ridge hall inflatable boat March 17, 2010, in the Arabian Gulf. Members of CTG 56.1 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobil Unit-11 are conducting dive-training operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby)

100321-N-2893B-001
MANAMA, Bahrain – Commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney welcomes Yemini Coast Guard Maj. Majed Mastoor and other international naval officers from the region on the first day of the Commander’s Operational Planning Course, March 21, 2010. More than 20 commanders and lieutenant commanders from 10 countries are participating in the conference, hosted by Maritime Center of Excellence, as part of Combined Maritime Forces(CMF), and facilitated by the U.S. Naval War College. The course is designed to improve operational planning, maritime security and relationship building among the 24 nations comprising CMF that patrol 2.5 million square milesof international waters in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown.

100321-N-2893B-001 MANAMA, Bahrain – Commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney welcomes Yemini Coast Guard Maj. Majed Mastoor and other international naval officers from the region on the first day of the Commander’s Operational Planning Course, March 21, 2010. More than 20 commanders and lieutenant commanders from 10 countries are participating in the conference, hosted by Maritime Center of Excellence, as part of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), and facilitated by the U.S. Naval War College. The course is designed to improve operational planning, maritime security and relationship building among the 24 nations comprising CMF that patrol 2.5 million square miles of international waters in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown. Related Article

100309-N-4236E-337 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 9, 2010) Distinguished visitors with the Legends of Aerospace Tour watch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepare to catch an arresting wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The tour was sponsored by Morale Entertainment and featured astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan and aviators Bob Gilliland and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie. Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann)

100309-N-4236E-337 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 9, 2010) Distinguished visitors with the Legends of Aerospace Tour watch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepare to catch an arresting wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The tour was sponsored by Morale Entertainment and featured astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan and aviators Bob Gilliland and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie. Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann)

100318-N-4236E-295 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to 'Jolly Rogers' of strike fighter squadron 103 (VFA 103), flies by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in international waters, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100318-N-4236E-295 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2010) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to "Jolly Rogers" of strike fighter squadron 103 (VFA 103) flies by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in international waters, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)


20101315-N-4776G-002 ARABIAN GULF (March 16, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Wagner , attached to Combined Task Group (CTG 56.1), does a back roll water entry off a Ridge Hall Inflatable Boat (RHIB) in the Arabian
Gulf. Members of CTG 56.1 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobil Unit-11 conduct dive-training operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby/released)

20101315-N-4776G-002 ARABIAN GULF (March 16, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Wagner , attached to Combined Task Group (CTG 56.1), does a back roll water entry off a Ridge Hall Inflatable Boat (RHIB) in the Arabian Gulf. Members of CTG 56.1 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobil Unit-11 conduct dive-training operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby/released)

100310-F-6228L-017 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Commander Brian Hoyt, new Paktika Reconstruction Team commander, speaks with Paktika Government leaders after the transfer of authority at Forward Operating Base Sharana March 10.  Government leaders as well as local Afghans gave Hoyt a warm reception after Paktika Governor Abdul Qayum Katawazay expressed great confidence in the new PRT leader in his keynote address. Hoyt took command of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team from outgoing Navy Cmdr. Timothy Cauthen and is in charge of roughly 100 military personnel and interagency partners throughout Paktika Province. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100310-F-6228L-017 PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Commander Brian Hoyt, new Paktika Reconstruction Team commander, speaks with Paktika Government leaders after the transfer of authority at Forward Operating Base Sharana March10. Government leaders as well as local Afghans gave Hoyt a warm reception after Paktika Governor Abdul Qayum Katawazay expressed great confidence in the new PRT leader in his keynote address. Hoyt took command of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team from outgoing Navy Cmdr. Timothy Cauthen and is in charge of roughly 100 military personnel and interagency partners throughout Paktika Province. Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs) Related Article

100312-N-4236E-096 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 12, 2010) Two MH-60S Knighthawks
perform a vertical replenishment between the  Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66).  Hue City  on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other
coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100312-N-4236E-096 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 12, 2010) Two MH-60S Knighthawks perform a vertical replenishment between the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100309-N-4236E-429 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 09, 2010) A Sailor salutes as an
HH-60H assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100309-N-4236E-429 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 09, 2010) A Sailor salutes as an HH-60H assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

1003010-N-3595W-007 USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, North Arabian Sea (March 10, 2010) Astronaut legend Neil Armstrong is presented with honorary Naval Astronaut Wings by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a two-day visit aboard the ship as part of the Legends of Aerospace tour sponsored by Morale Entertainment. Armstrong was joined by fellow Astronauts Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan during the presentation. Eisenhower is conducting a regularly-scheduled six-month deployment to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman)

1003010-N-3595W-007 USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, North Arabian Sea (March 10, 2010) Astronaut legend Neil Armstrong is presented with honorary Naval Astronaut Wings by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a two-day visit aboard the ship as part of the Legends of Aerospace tour sponsored by Morale Entertainment. Armstrong was joined by fellow Astronauts Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan during the presentation. Eisenhower is conducting a regularly-scheduled six-month deployment to support maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman) Related Article

100306-N-1082Z-046 USS ASHLAND, Arabian Gulf (March 6, 2010) - Landing Craft Air Cushioned 67 (LCAC 67), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, glides toward the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) March 6 to pick up Marines and equipment. Ashland and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and are currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) operations throughout the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky)

100306-N-1082Z-046 USS ASHLAND, Arabian Gulf (March 6, 2010) - Landing Craft Air Cushioned 67 (LCAC 67), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, glides toward the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) March 6 to pick up Marines and equipment. Ashland and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and are currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) operations throughout the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky)

100306-N-4236E-408 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 06, 2010) An F/A-18E Super
Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepares to catapult from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other
coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100306-N-4236E-408 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 06, 2010) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 prepares to catapult from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to supportmaritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100306-N-4236E-533 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 06, 2010) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catapults from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100306-N-4236E-533 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 06, 2010) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 catapults from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as apart of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100307-N-6604E-297 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 7, 2010) - Aviation Boatswains
Mate (Handling) 1st Class Juan Ramos directs an aircraft during flight
operations aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
(CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going
rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations
and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other
coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist
3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100307-N-6604E-297 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 7, 2010) - Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 1st Class Juan Ramos directs an aircraft during flight operations aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100307-N-6604E-009 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 7, 2010) - Sailors aboard
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) use a rigid
hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a man-overboard drill. Eisenhower is on a
six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in
international waters working with other coalition maritime
forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley
Evans/Released)

100307-N-6604E-009 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March 7, 2010) - Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) use a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a man-overboard drill. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in international waters working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/RELEASED)

100305-M-7514K-012 USS ASHLAND, Arabian Gulf (March 5, 2010) - A Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit 4, part of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, approaches the USS Ashland (LSD 48) near the coast of Africa. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was conducting training throughout the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl))

100305-M-7514K-012 USS ASHLAND, Arabian Gulf (March 5, 2010) - A Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit 4, part of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, approaches the USS Ashland (LSD 48) near the coast of Africa. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was conducting training throughout the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl)

100303-N-4236E-204 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 03, 2010) An Explosive Ordnance
Disposal (EOD) member participates in a fast-rope training exercise in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
(CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations
and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100303-N-4236E-204 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 03, 2010) An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) member participates in a fast-rope training exercise in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100228-N-3358S-031 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (Feb. 28, 2010)  The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) waits in line behind the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) for an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). Mesa Verde and Nassau are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100228-N-3358S-031 USS MESA VERDE, At Sea (Feb. 28, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) waits in line behind the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) for an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). Mesa Verde and Nassau are part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

100228-N-4236E-004 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 28, 2010) An SH-60F assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while the guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) steams along side the Eisenhower. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100228-N-4236E-004 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 28, 2010) An SH-60F assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 prepares to Sland on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while the guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) steams along side the Eisenhower. Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

SUEZ CANAL (Feb. 26, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS MESA VERDE
(LPD 19) transits the Suez Canal while deployed as part of the
Nassau Amphibious Ready Group/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (NAS ARG/24MEU).
The NAS ARG/24 MEU is comprised of embarked Marines from the 24th Marine
Expeditionary Unit, the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU
(LHA 4), the amphibious dock landing ship USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) and Mesa
Verde. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R.
Zalasky/RELEASED)

SUEZ CANAL (Feb. 26, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19) transits the Suez Canal while deployed as part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (NAS ARG/24MEU). The NAS ARG/24 MEU is comprised of embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4), the amphibious dock landing ship USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) and Mesa Verde. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/RELEASED)

100223-N-6604E-112 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 23, 2010) - Aviation's Boatswain's
Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Derrick Delhomme and Aviation Boatswain's Mate
(Equipment) 2nd Class Kenneth London give a thumbs up to signal the launch
of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron
(VFA) 143 during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of
the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security
operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working
with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100223-N-6604E-112 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 23, 2010) - Aviation's Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Derrick Delhomme and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Kenneth London give a thumbs up to signal the launch of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Evans/Released)

100220-N-4236E-225 GULF OF OMAN (February 20, 2010) - Lt. Cmdr. Kim DaCosta,
'shooter,' signals to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the 'Pukin' Dogs'
of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class
aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a
six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed
forces to support maritime security operations in conjunction with other nations' coalition
maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100220-N-4236E-225 GULF OF OMAN (February 20, 2010) - Lt. Cmdr. Kim DaCosta, 'shooter,' signals to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in conjunction with other nations' coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/RELEASED)

100216-N-3925A-005 USS CLEVELAND, Arabian Gulf (Feb. 16, 2010) - Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) secure an AH-1W Super Cobra from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 to the ship’s flight deck after the attack helicopter participated in a maritime infrastructure defense exercise with six U.S. and Coalition surface combatants operating near the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal in the North Arabian Gulf. Cleveland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon)

100216-N-3925A-005 USS CLEVELAND, Arabian Gulf (Feb. 16, 2010) - Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) secure an AH-1W Super Cobra from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 to the ship’s flight deck after the attack helicopter participated in a maritime infrastructure defense exercise with six U.S. and Coalition surface combatants operating near the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal in the North Arabian Gulf. Cleveland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon) Related Article

100217-N-8825R-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 17, 2010) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailor of the Year Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Tychicious Turner, center, and other Sailors during a Q&A luncheon held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The luncheon was held to allow senior first and second class petty officers the opportunity to address their concerns about Navy issues. The admiral is currently on a tour of 5th Fleet commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100217-N-8825R-081 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 17, 2010) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailor of the Year Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Tychicious Turner, center, and other Sailors during a Q&A luncheon held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The luncheon was held to allow senior first and second class petty officers the opportunity to address their concerns about Navy issues. The admiral is currently on a tour of 5th Fleet commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED) Related Article

100217-N-8825R-033 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 17, 2010) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks with Sailors during a Q&A luncheon held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The luncheon was held to allow senior first and second class petty officers the opportunity to address their concerns about Navy issues. The admiral is currently on a tour of 5th Fleet commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED)

100217-N-8825R-033 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 17, 2010) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks with Sailors during a Q&A luncheon held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The luncheon was held to allow senior first and second class petty officers the opportunity to address their concerns about Navy issues. The admiral is currently on a tour of 5th Fleet commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED) Related Article

100216-N-0311M-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 16, 2010) – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Staff Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez (left), Bluejacket of the Year Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Richard Mace, Jr., Sailor of the Year Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Tychicious Turner, Commander, NAVCENT Vice Adm. Bill Gortney and Junior Sailor of the Year Operations Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Meyers pose for a photo after an awards presentation Feb. 16 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Gortney applauded the Sailor's performance and congratulated them for their selection. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr)

100216-N-0311M-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 16, 2010) – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Staff Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez (left), Bluejacket of the Year Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Richard Mace, Jr., Sailor of the Year Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Tychicious Turner, Commander, NAVCENT Vice Adm. Bill Gortney and Junior Sailor of the Year Operations Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Meyers pose for a photo after an awards presentation Feb. 16 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Gortney applauded the Sailor's performance and congratulated them for their selection. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/RELEASED) Related Article

100216-N-4236E-256 GULF OF OMAN (February 16, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by Cmdr. Benjamin Hewlett, prospective commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) prior to the squadron's airborne change of command ceremony. The VFA 131 'Wildcats' are embarked aboard Eisenhower for six-month deployment as part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100216-N-4236E-256 GULF OF OMAN (February 16, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by Cmdr. Benjamin Hewlett, prospective commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) prior to the squadron's airborne change of command ceremony. The VFA 131 "Wildcats" are embarked aboard Eisenhower for six-month deployment as part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100216-N-4236E-325 GULF OF OMAN (February 16, 2010) - Piloting an F/A-18C Hornet, Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 Cmdr. Thomas Bush executes a high-speed fly-by over USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) signifying he is turning command over to Cmdr. Benjamin Hewlett during a change of command ceremony.  The VFA 131 'Wildcats' are embarked aboard Eisenhower for six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100216-N-4236E-325 GULF OF OMAN (February 16, 2010) - Piloting an F/A-18C Hornet, Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 Cmdr. Thomas Bush executes a high-speed fly-by over USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) signifying he is turning command over to Cmdr. Benjamin Hewlett during a change of command ceremony. The VFA 131 "Wildcats" are embarked aboard Eisenhower for six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

100216-N-0311M-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 16, 2010) – Haiti Relief Fundraiser volunteers pose for a photo Feb. 16 with a check representing donations collected from Jan. 31 – Feb. 4, which will be given equally to the American Red Cross and the United Nations Children's Fund. Several base organizations, including the Southwest Asia E6 Association, the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command First Class Petty Officers' Association, and James R. Jones Military Lodge 172, donated to the fundraiser. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr)

100216-N-0311M-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 16, 2010) – Haiti Relief Fundraiser volunteers pose for a photo Feb. 16 with a check representing donations collected from Jan. 31 – Feb. 4, which will be given equally to the American Red Cross and the United Nations Children's Fund. Several base organizations, including the Southwest Asia E6 Association, the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command First Class Petty Officers' Association, and James R. Jones Military Lodge 172, donated to the fundraiser. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr) Related Article

100215-N-8053S-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 15, 2010) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain speaks to families onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Feb 15. The Crown Prince was onboard NSA to welcome families back to living on the island country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keith Simmons)

100215-N-8053S-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 15, 2010) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain speaks to families onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Feb 15. The Crown Prince was onboard NSA to welcome families back to living on the island country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keith Simmons/RELEASED) Related Article

100215-N-8053S-013 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 15, 2010) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, Naval Forces Central Command, listen to an Arabic greeting from Ethan Snell Feb. 15 at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain. The Crown Prince was onboard NSA to welcome families back to living on the island country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keith Simmons)

100215-N-8053S-013 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 15, 2010) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, Naval Forces Central Command, listen to an Arabic greeting from Ethan Snell Feb. 15 at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain. The Crown Prince was onboard NSA to welcome families back to living on the island country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keith Simmons/RELEASED) Related Article

100212-N-4585M-001 NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 12, 2010) Electrician's
Mate Second Class Michael Brockway scans the horizon aboard USS
WHIRLWIND (PC 11). The ship is conducting  Maritime Security Operations
while assigned to Combined Task Force Iraqi, Maritime. (U.S. Navy
photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100212-N-4585M-001 NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 12, 2010) Electrician's Mate Second Class Michael Brockway scans the horizon aboard USS WHIRLWIND (PC 11). The ship is conducting Maritime Security Operations while assigned to Combined Task Force Iraqi, Maritime. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100213-N-4585M-002 AL-BASRA OIL TERMINAL, NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13,
2010) Sailors and Coast Guardsmen conduct a security patrol over the
catwalks suspended between towers at the Al-Basra oil terminal. U.S. and British
forces have provided point and perimeter defense of the critical maritime
off shore oil ditribution asset since 2003. More than 75-percent of Iraq's national income flows through this platform to fill
awaiting supertankers. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100213-N-4585M-002 AL-BASRA OIL TERMINAL, NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13, 2010) Sailors and Coast Guardsmen conduct a security patrol over the catwalks suspended between towers at the Al-Basra oil terminal. U.S. and British forces have provided point and perimeter defense of the critical maritime off shore oil ditribution asset since 2003. More than 75-percent of Iraq's national income flows through this platform to fill awaiting supertankers. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100206-N-8288P-078 USNS GRAPPLE, Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 6, 2010) - Sailors attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU-8) submerge a MK-16 Mod 1 underwater breathing apparatus to check for leaks before a dive off the coast of Lebanon. Both units are embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), which is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED)

100206-N-8288P-078 USNS GRAPPLE, Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 6, 2010) - Sailors attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU-8) submerge a MK-16 Mod 1 underwater breathing apparatus to check for leaks before a dive off the coast of Lebanon. Both units are embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), which is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED) Related Article

100209-N-8288P-160 USNS GRAPPLE, Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh and Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Trautman await submersion into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Both divers are attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2), currently embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) for a scheduled deployment. Grapple is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED)

100209-N-8288P-160 USNS GRAPPLE, Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh and Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Trautman await submersion into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Both divers are attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2), currently embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) for a scheduled deployment. Grapple is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED) Related Article

100213-N-4585M-001 NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13, 2010) Coast Guardsmen from the USCGC MONOMOY (WPB-1326) patrol the waters around the Al-Basra Oil Terminal, south of Al-Faw, Iraq. Monomoy is one of six 110-foot island-class Coast Guard patrol boats permanently stationed and operating in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (CGPATFORSWA) is responsible for administrative operations of Coast Guard patrol boats as well as the Navy's Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100213-N-4585M-001 NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 13, 2010) Coast Guardsmen from the USCGC MONOMOY (WPB-1326) patrol the waters around the Al-Basra Oil Terminal, south of Al-Faw, Iraq. Monomoy is one of six 110-foot island-class Coast Guard patrol boats permanently stationed and operating in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (CGPATFORSWA) is responsible for administrative operations of Coast Guard patrol boats as well as the Navy's Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100208-N-4585M-001 NOTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 8, 2010) USS WHIRLWIND (PC
11) conducts Maritime Security Operations near the Al-Basra Oil Terminal
(ABOT) in the Northern Arabian Gulf. Whirlwind is currently deployed to the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to to support Combined Task Force Iraqi,
Maritime. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100208-N-4585M-001 NOTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 8, 2010) USS WHIRLWIND (PC 11) conducts Maritime Security Operations near the Al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT) in the Northern Arabian Gulf. Whirlwind is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to to support Combined Task Force Iraqi, Maritime. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth J. Marcusa/RELEASED)

100210-N-0475N-326 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 10, 2010) During a port visit, Sailors from the USS Mount Rushmore (LHD 47) donate materials for Project Handclasp to a community thrift shop at St. Christopher's Anglican Cathedral in Manama.  The project was coordinated by the ship’s chaplain Peter Dahlstorm in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Chaplain's office. Project Handclasp accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material overseas on U.S. Navy ships. (U.S Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ron Nordan)

100210-N-0475N-326 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 10, 2010) During a port visit, Sailors from the USS Mount Rushmore (LHD 47) donate materials for Project Handclasp to a community thrift shop at St. Christopher's Anglican Cathedral in Manama. The project was coordinated by the ship’s chaplain Peter Dahlstorm in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Chaplain's office. Project Handclasp accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material overseas on U.S. Navy ships. (U.S Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ron Nordan/RELEASED)

100210-N-8825R-047 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 10, 2010) Instructors from the Children’s Development Center (CDC) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain escort children on their daily morning walk around the base. The CDC held its grand opening in January to support Sailors who bring their families when reporting for duty on board NSA Bahrain. In 2003 dependents of Sailors stationed in Bahrain were ordered to leave by military leadership citing safety concerns in the wake of the Global War on Terrorism. Last summer, NSA Bahrain was reauthorized Sailors to bring their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED)

100210-N-8825R-047 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 10, 2010) Instructors from the Children’s Development Center (CDC) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain escort children on their daily morning walk around the base. The CDC held its grand opening in January to support Sailors who bring their families when reporting for duty on board NSA Bahrain. In 2003 dependents of Sailors stationed in Bahrain were ordered to leave by military leadership citing safety concerns in the wake of the Global War on Terrorism. Last summer, NSA Bahrain was reauthorized Sailors to bring their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED)

100209-N-8288P-177 USNS GRAPPLE, at sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Sailors attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU8) assist in removing gear from Navy Diver 2nd Class Matt Trautman (left) and Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh (right) after a dive before putting them into a decompression chamber.  Both units are embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), which is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airways flight 409 on January 25.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)

100209-N-8288P-177 USNS GRAPPLE, at sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Sailors attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU8) assist in removing gear from Navy Diver 2nd Class Matt Trautman (left) and Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh (right) after a dive before putting them into a decompression chamber. Both units are embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53), which is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airways flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED)

100209-N-8288P-171 USNS GRAPPLE, at sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd
Class Matthew Trautman and Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh are pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea after a dive off the coast of Lebanon.  Both divers are attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2), currently embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) for a scheduled deployment.  Grapple is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airways flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)

100209-N-8288P-171 USNS GRAPPLE, at sea (Feb. 9, 2010) - Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Trautman and Navy Diver 2nd Class Todd Walsh are pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea after a dive off the coast of Lebanon. Both divers are attached to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU-2), currently embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) for a scheduled deployment. Grapple is on scene assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces-led recovery operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airways flight 409 on January 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/RELEASED)

100205-F-7498H-105 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class (ABF3) Robert Wagner, left, poses for a photo with Cmdr. Russell McCormack, commander, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, during an awards and promotion ceremony at Forward Operating Base Kalagush, Feb. 5.  Wagner was awarded a combat action ribbon and promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class through the Combat Meritorious Advancement Program in recognition of his heroic actions in early Nov. 2009 which helped to repel an attack on an observation post (OP) in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.  While standing guard at an entry control point, Wagner quickly responded to the attack and returned fire with 800 rounds using an M-240B Machine Gun.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

100205-F-7498H-105 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class (ABF3) Robert Wagner, left, poses for a photo with Cmdr. Russell McCormack, commander, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, during an awards and promotion ceremony at Forward Operating Base Kalagush, Feb. 5. Wagner was awarded a combat action ribbon and promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class through the Combat Meritorious Advancement Program in recognition of his heroic actions in early Nov. 2009 which helped to repel an attack on an observation post (OP) in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. While standing guard at an entry control point, Wagner quickly responded to the attack and returned fire with 800 rounds using an M-240B Machine Gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs/RELEASED) Related Article

00127-N-00000-25071 Manama, Bahrain (Jan. 27, 2010)  Representatives from
the Saudi Arabian, Yemeni, Australian and French navies were greeted onboard the UK Type 23 Frigate, HMS Lancaster on January 27, by Capt, Warren
Bairstow, Royal Australian Navy, whilst at sea off the Yemeni coast. The guest of honour at the conference was Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda, Republic of
Singapore Navy, who is in command of the Coalition counter-piracy group, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. The Commanding Officers of the represented
Navies successfully discussed how the national units could work together in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the area. (Royal Navy
photo/RELEASED)

00127-N-00000-25071 Manama, Bahrain (Jan. 27, 2010) Representatives from the Saudi Arabian, Yemeni, Australian and French navies were greeted onboard the UK Type 23 Frigate, HMS Lancaster on January 27, by Capt, Warren Bairstow, Royal Australian Navy, whilst at sea off the Yemeni coast. The guest of honour at the conference was Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda, Republic of Singapore Navy, who is in command of the Coalition counter-piracy group, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. The Commanding Officers of the represented Navies successfully discussed how the national units could work together in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the area. (Royal Navy photo/RELEASED) Related Article

100114-N-0000H-77686 Manama, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010) - Currently operating in the Gulf region as part of Operation Telic, HMS Monmouth (The Black Duke) recently participated in Exercise Stakenet Plus. The exercise lasted 11 days with 22 ships from the UK, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, France and the US taking part. The aim of Stakenet Plus was to test a range of scenarios in order to develop regional capacity for the protection of key economic and energy infrastructure in the region. (Royal Navy photo by Leading Airman (Photo) Stuart Hill/RELEASED)

100114-N-0000H-77686 Manama, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010) - Currently operating in the Gulf region as part of Operation Telic, HMS Monmouth (The Black Duke) recently participated in Exercise Stakenet Plus. The exercise lasted 11 days with 22 ships from the UK, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, France and the US taking part. The aim of Stakenet Plus was to test a range of scenarios in order to develop regional capacity for the protection of key economic and energy infrastructure in the region. (Royal Navy photo by Leading Airman (Photo) Stuart Hill/RELEASED) Related Article

100114-N-0000H-0516 Manama, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010).  Currently operating in the Gulf region as part of Operation Telic, HMS Monmouth (The Black Duke) recently participated in Exercise Stakenet Plus.  The exercise lasted 11 days with 22 ships from the UK, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, France and the US taking part.  The aim of Stakenet Plus was to test a range of scenarios in order to develop regional capacity for the protection of key economic and energy infrastructure in the region.
 (Royal Navy photo by Leading Airman (Photo) Stuart Hill/RELEASED)

100114-N-0000H-0516 Manama, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010). Currently operating in the Gulf region as part of Operation Telic, HMS Monmouth (The Black Duke) recently participated in Exercise Stakenet Plus. The exercise lasted 11 days with 22 ships from the UK, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, France and the US taking part. The aim of Stakenet Plus was to test a range of scenarios in order to develop regional capacity for the protection of key economic and energy infrastructure in the region.(Royal Navy photo by Leading Airman (Photo) Stuart Hill/RELEASED) Related Article

100119-AF-2222C-128: NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Lt. Brian Ferguson, a physician’s assistant assigned to the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), and a native of Stevensville, Md., Nuristan PRT Executive Officer Navy Cmdr. Rodney Ottinger, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, the senior medical officer assigned to the Nuristan PRT, a McLean, Va. native, check vitals for a young boy and splint his arm Jan. 19. The Nuristan PRT’s medical team treated the boy after he was shot in the chest by celebratory fire at a local wedding party. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Natassia Cherne, Nuristan PRT Public Affairs)

100119-AF-2222C-128: NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Lt. Brian Ferguson, a physician’s assistant assigned to the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), and a native of Stevensville, Md., Nuristan PRT Executive Officer Navy Cmdr. Rodney Ottinger, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, the senior medical officer assigned to the Nuristan PRT, a McLean, Va. native, check vitals for a young boy and splint his arm Jan. 19. The Nuristan PRT’s medical team treated the boy after he was shot in the chest by celebratory fire at a local wedding party. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Natassia Cherne, Nuristan PRT Public Affairs/RELEASED) Related Article

100119-AF-2222C-142: NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, the senior medical officer assigned to the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), and a McLean, Va. native, and Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Dailey, a Rutherford, N.J. native, of check vital signs of a young boy who was accidentally shot at a wedding celebration Jan. 19. The Nuristan PRT’s medical team stabilized the boy and evacuated him to a local hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne, Nuristan PRT Public Affairs)

100119-AF-2222C-142: NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, the senior medical officer assigned to the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), and a McLean, Va. native, and Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Dailey, a Rutherford, N.J. native, of check vital signs of a young boy who was accidentally shot at a wedding celebration Jan. 19. The Nuristan PRT’s medical team stabilized the boy and evacuated him to a local hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne, Nuristan PRT Public Affairs/RELEASED) Related Article

100121-N-1056B-002 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Kingdom of Bahrain - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central 
Command, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, speaks with naval aviators assigned to F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron VFA 106 before performing at the first ever Bahrain International Air Show Jan 21. A U.S. Navy air power demonstration was one of many world class performances during the 3-day air show celebrating the grand opening of the Sakhir Air Base located outside Bahrain's capital city of Manama. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

100121-N-1056B-002 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Kingdom of Bahrain - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, speaks with naval aviators assigned to F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron VFA 106 before performing at the first ever Bahrain International Air Show Jan 21. A U.S. Navy air power demonstration was one of many world class performances during the 3-day air show celebrating the grand opening of the Sakhir Air Base located outside Bahrain's capital city of Manama. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt Cmdr. Corey Barker/RELEASED) Related Article

100121-N-0803S-533 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Bryan Pinckney, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 106), conducts a pre-flight check before performing during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base.  (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-533 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Bryan Pinckney, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 106), conducts a pre-flight check before performing during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-645 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) A F/A-18 Super Hornet from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41) performs during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base.  VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-645 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) A F/A-18 Super Hornet from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41) performs during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base. VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-661 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Sara “Delilah” Donnelly, an F/A-18 Super Hornet Naval Flight Officer from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41), talks with spectators during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base.  VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-661 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Sara “Delilah” Donnelly, an F/A-18 Super Hornet Naval Flight Officer from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41), talks with spectators during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base. VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-656 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41) talk with spectators during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base.  VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100121-N-0803S-656 SAKHIR AIR BASE, Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2010) F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 41) talk with spectators during the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 21 at Sakhir Air Base. VFA 41 is currently assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), which is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100112-N-8053S-090 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Jan.12, 2010) Senior Naval Representatives from ten international navies working at the Combined Maritime Forces in Bahrain were welcomed on board the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay by Captain Peter Farmer and his crew. The ship’s tour gave a practical insight to the RFA Lyme Bay’s roles and capabilities.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Simmons/Released)

100112-N-8053S-090 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Jan.12, 2010) Senior Naval Representatives from ten international navies working at the Combined Maritime Forces in Bahrain were welcomed on board the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay by Captain Peter Farmer and his crew. The ship’s tour gave a practical insight to the RFA Lyme Bay’s roles and capabilities. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Simmons/Released) Related Article

100119-N-6832D-395 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan.19, 2010) Rear Adm. T. C. Cropper, Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Japanese Navy Cdr. Eiji Imanishi prepare to cut the cake at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.- Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100119-N-6832D-395 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan.19, 2010) Rear Adm. T. C. Cropper, Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Japanese Navy Cdr. Eiji Imanishi prepare to cut the cake at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.- Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released) Related Article

100120-N-0311M-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 20, 2010) Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Singapore Rear Adm. Chew Men Leong, Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Combined Maritime Forces, and Singapore Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda salute the colors during a change of command ceremony held on board USS HOPPER (DDG 70). Miranda relieved Sanders and assumed the task of deterring, disrupting and suppressing piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released)

100120-N-0311M-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 20, 2010) Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Singapore Rear Adm. Chew Men Leong, Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Combined Maritime Forces, and Singapore Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda salute the colors during a change of command ceremony held on board USS HOPPER (DDG 70). Miranda relieved Sanders and assumed the task of deterring, disrupting and suppressing piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rachel McMarr/Released) Related Article

100120-N-8825R-194 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 20, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Combined Maritime Forces, congratulates Singapore Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda after he assumed command of Combined Task Force 151 in a ceremony held on board USS HOPPER (DDG 70). Miranda relieved Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders and assumed the task of deterring, disrupting and suppressing piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released)

100120-N-8825R-194 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 20, 2010) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Combined Maritime Forces, congratulates Singapore Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda after he assumed command of Combined Task Force 151 in a ceremony held on board USS HOPPER (DDG 70). Miranda relieved Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders and assumed the task of deterring, disrupting and suppressing piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/Released) Related Article

100115-N-0000X-590 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2010) Members of the Queens Division Brass Quintet perform with children from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) School as part of a community relations project coordinated by the UK Maritime Component operating at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. After the performance, children were invited to play along with instruments provided by the RIA school. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Iain Jones, RN/RELEASED)

100115-N-0000X-590 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2010) Members of the Queens Division Brass Quintet perform with children from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) School as part of a community relations project coordinated by the UK Maritime Component operating at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. After the performance, children were invited to play along with instruments provided by the RIA school. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Iain Jones, RN/RELEASED) Related Article

100115-N-0000X-564 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2010) Members of the Queens Division Brass Quintet perform with children from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) School as part of a community relations project coordinated by the UK Maritime Component operating at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. After the performance, children were invited to play along with instruments provided by the RIA school. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Iain Jones, RN/RELEASED)

100115-N-0000X-564 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2010) Members of the Queens Division Brass Quintet perform with children from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) School as part of a community relations project coordinated by the UK Maritime Component operating at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. After the performance, children were invited to play along with instruments provided by the RIA school. (Royal Navy photo by Lt. Iain Jones, RN/RELEASED) Related Article

100114-N-8825R-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 14, 2010) James A. Shipp, support program manager, Middle East, for Commander, Navy Installations Command, Forward Deployed receives chief petty officer pins from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington. Shipp is serving as the Morale, Welfare and Recreation representative for the entire 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last three years, Shipp has monitored and coordinated the construction and managing of MWR facilities and events throughout 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100114-N-8825R-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 14, 2010) James A. Shipp, support program manager, Middle East, for Commander, Navy Installations Command, Forward Deployed receives chief petty officer pins from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Master Chief Jeffrey Covington. Shipp is serving as the Morale, Welfare and Recreation representative for the entire 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last three years, Shipp has monitored and coordinated the construction and managing of MWR facilities and events throughout 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED)

100114-N-8825R-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 14, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West presents James A. Shipp, support program manager, Middle East, for Commander, Navy Installations Command, Forward Deployed Services with a certificate recognizing him as an honorary chief petty officer during a presentation at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Shipp is serving as the Morale, Welfare and Recreation representative for the entire 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last three years, Shipp has monitored and coordinated the construction and managing of MWR facilities and events throughout 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez)

100114-N-8825R-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 14, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West presents James A. Shipp, support program manager, Middle East, for Commander, Navy Installations Command, Forward Deployed Services with a certificate recognizing him as an honorary chief petty officer during a presentation at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Shipp is serving as the Morale, Welfare and Recreation representative for the entire 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last three years, Shipp has monitored and coordinated the construction and managing of MWR facilities and events throughout 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez/RELEASED)

100114-N-6832D-361 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West joins Naval Security Forces Sailors in Bahrain Jan. 14 for a morning run at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. West is currently traveling through the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100114-N-6832D-361 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan.14, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West joins Naval Security Forces Sailors in Bahrain Jan. 14 for a morning run at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. West is currently traveling through the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge/Released)

100110-F-7498H-105 BABA KALA VILLAGE, Afghanistan (Jan. 10, 2009) U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Dailey, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team medic from Rutherford, N.J., provides security while the civil affairs team meets with village elders to gain information on the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Afghanistan's Baba Kala village The Nuristan PRT civil affairs team visited the local people with the purpose of developing positive relations with the villagers and better understand their government and security forces, so the team is able to consider the problems within the system and help solve them.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins/RELEASED)

100110-F-7498H-105 BABA KALA VILLAGE, Afghanistan (Jan. 10, 2009) U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Dailey, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team medic from Rutherford, N.J., provides security while the civil affairs team meets with village elders to gain information on the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Afghanistan's Baba Kala village The Nuristan PRT civil affairs team visited the local people with the purpose of developing positive relations with the villagers and better understand their government and security forces, so the team is able to consider the problems within the system and help solve them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins/RELEASED)

100110-N-0803S-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 10, 2010) Rear Adm. Thomas Cropper, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, congratulates United Arab Emirates soldiers on their completion of a U.S. Coast Guard run visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) course. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100110-N-0803S-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 10, 2010) Rear Adm. Thomas Cropper, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, congratulates United Arab Emirates soldiers on their completion of a U.S. Coast Guard run visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) course. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100110-N-0803S-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 10, 2010) Rear Adm. Thomas Cropper, deputy commander,U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, shakes hands with a United Arab Emirates soldier during a visit to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training facility.  The United Arab Emirates soldiers completed a VBSS course conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

100110-N-0803S-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 10, 2010) Rear Adm. Thomas Cropper, deputy commander,U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, shakes hands with a United Arab Emirates soldier during a visit to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training facility. The United Arab Emirates soldiers completed a VBSS course conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer/RELEASED)

091228-F-7498H-013 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Stacey Gross, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team information officer from Lakeville, Minn., left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathleen Leach, Nuristan PRT operations specialist from Smithfield, R.I., wait to be introduced to the women of Nengarach village in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan province, Dec. 28. The women of Nuristan PRT, along with United States Agency for International Development, conducted a women's shura to discuss various avenues in developing a literacy program for the women in the local area and promote female equality throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins/RELEASED)

091228-F-7498H-013 NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Stacey Gross, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team information officer from Lakeville, Minn., left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathleen Leach, Nuristan PRT operations specialist from Smithfield, R.I., wait to be introduced to the women of Nengarach village in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan province, Dec. 28. The women of Nuristan PRT, along with United States Agency for International Development, conducted a women's shura to discuss various avenues in developing a literacy program for the women in the local area and promote female equality throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins/RELEASED)

091226-M-9508D-041 BAGHDAD, Iraq (Dec. 26, 2009) General Raymond Odierno, Commanding General, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, center, stands with sailors from C-RAM 7, Joint Intercept Battery 1 who completed an Oath of Reenlistment in the conference room of the presidential palace in Baghdad. Combined, the nine sailors reenlisted for a total of 37 years. C-RAM 7, Joint Intercept Battery 1 operates and maintains the Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems at the Victory Base Complex which provides intercept protection from enemy indirect fire attacks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Guadalupe M. Deanda III/RELEASED)

091226-M-9508D-041 BAGHDAD, Iraq (Dec. 26, 2009) General Raymond Odierno, Commanding General, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, center, stands with sailors from C-RAM 7, Joint Intercept Battery 1 who completed an Oath of Reenlistment in the conference room of the presidential palace in Baghdad. Combined, the nine sailors reenlisted for a total of 37 years. C-RAM 7, Joint Intercept Battery 1 operates and maintains the Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems at the Victory Base Complex which provides intercept protection from enemy indirect fire attacks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Guadalupe M. Deanda III/RELEASED)

100106-N-8273J-145 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, left, answers questions from Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Roughead is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility meeting with senior leadership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)

100106-N-8273J-145 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, left, answers questions from Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Roughead is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility meeting with senior leadership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)

100106-N-8273J-295 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead answers questions from Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Roughead is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility meeting with senior leadership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)

100106-N-8273J-295 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead answers questions from Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Roughead is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility meeting with senior leadership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)

100106-N-3327M-035 NORTH ARABIAN GULF (January 6, 2010) Rainbow side boys render honors to arriving distinguished visitor Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).  Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are currently deployed to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability in the 5th Fleet area of operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell /Released)

100106-N-3327M-035 NORTH ARABIAN GULF (January 6, 2010) Rainbow side boys render honors to arriving distinguished visitor Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are currently deployed to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability in the 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell /Released)

100105-N-1291E-056 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 5, 2010) Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Valle directs Easy Rider 62, an SH-60 Seahawk Helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron Light (HSL-37) out of Kaneohe Bay, HI, during a vertical replenishment at sea from the flight deck of USS Chosin (CG 65) in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task
Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)

100105-N-1291E-056 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 5, 2010) Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Valle directs Easy Rider 62, an SH-60 Seahawk Helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron Light (HSL-37) out of Kaneohe Bay, HI, during a vertical replenishment at sea from the flight deck of USS Chosin (CG 65) in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)

091129-N-3038W-130 ARABIAN GULF (November 29, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).  The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the region.  Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr/ Released)

091129-N-3038W-130 ARABIAN GULF (November 29, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Black Ravens" of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the region. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr/ Released) Related Article

100105-N-2600H-021 Gulf of Aden (January 05, 2009) USS Chosin (CG 65) steams alongside USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) for a replenishment at sea. Chosin is the flagship of CTF-151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn)

100105-N-2600H-021 Gulf of Aden (January 05, 2009) USS Chosin (CG 65) steams alongside USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) for a replenishment at sea. Chosin is the flagship of CTF-151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Hepburn/RELEASED)

100101-N-1291E-275 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 1, 2010) - USS Chosin (CG 65), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, patrols the Gulf of Aden in support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established toconduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel
Edgington/Released)

100101-N-1291E-275 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 1, 2010) - USS Chosin (CG 65), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, patrols the Gulf of Aden in support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)


100101-N-1291E-165 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 1, 2010) - Members of USS Chosin's (CG 65) Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team and the Coast Guard's Maritime Safety and Security Team approach a dhow, prior to boarding the vessel, in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and
suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)

100101-N-1291E-165 - GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 1, 2010) - Members of USS Chosin's (CG 65) Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team and the Coast Guard's Maritime Safety and Security Team approach a dhow, prior to boarding the vessel, in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate to actively deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Edgington/Released)

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