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ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 24, 2011) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Heath, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), prepares frosting for a Christmas cookie competition on Christmas Eve. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 24, 2011) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Heath, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), prepares frosting for a Christmas cookie competition on Christmas Eve. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released) Related Article

111228-N-ED900-562 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 28, 2011). Ensign Adam Powell, a member of the visit board search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), keeps watch as other team members prepare a rescue litter for an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the

111228-N-ED900-562 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 28, 2011). Ensign Adam Powell, a member of the visit board search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), keeps watch as other team members prepare a rescue litter for an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, during medical-evacuation training. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Dec. 6, 2011) Divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 prepare to enter the water on a diving platform to perform salvage operations.  CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (Dec. 6, 2011) Divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 prepare to enter the water on a diving platform to perform salvage operations. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 21, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Albert Farmer, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), poses with Santa Claus during a ‘cross-deck’ visit aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 21, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Albert Farmer, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), poses with Santa Claus during a ‘cross-deck’ visit aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 17, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ashley Kelly, center, and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Michell Saucedo, right, receive their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins during a ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman First Class Keith Barrow/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 17, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ashley Kelly, center, and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Michell Saucedo, right, receive their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins during a ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman First Class Keith Barrow/Released)

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Dec. 12, 2011) Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello attaches electric blasting caps to a demolition charge, during demolition operations supervisor training. Mello is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Dec. 12, 2011) Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello attaches electric blasting caps to a demolition charge, during demolition operations supervisor training. Mello is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Dec. 12, 2011) Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, prepares an electric cap during demolition operations supervisor training. CTG 56.1 provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Dec. 12, 2011) Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, prepares an electric cap during demolition operations supervisor training. CTG 56.1 provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (Dec. 11, 2011) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Matt Clausen climbs aboard a combat rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) after conducting anti-terrorism/force protection dives on a pier. Clausen is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (Dec. 11, 2011) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Matt Clausen climbs aboard a combat rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) after conducting anti-terrorism/force protection dives on a pier. Clausen is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

PORT AL-SHUAIBAH, Kuwait (Dec. 10, 2011) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Matt McCord gets the 'OK' signal from Chief Master-at-Arms Cris Miller before she conducts anti-terrorism/force protection dives on a pier. Both are assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, which provides minecounter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

PORT AL-SHUAIBAH, Kuwait (Dec. 10, 2011) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Matt McCord gets the 'OK' signal from Chief Master-at-Arms Cris Miller before she conducts anti-terrorism/force protection dives on a pier. Both are assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, which provides minecounter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

111224-N-ED900-015-GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 24, 2011) Ensign Jiatian Yue, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), uses a statometer to measure range as the ship approaches the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

111224-N-ED900-015-GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 24, 2011) Ensign Jiatian Yue, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), uses a statometer to measure range as the ship approaches the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

111224-N-ED900-1057-GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 24, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Victor Hernandez, landing Signal enlisted (LSE), aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), directs a SA330J Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

111224-N-ED900-1057-GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 24, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Victor Hernandez, landing Signal enlisted (LSE), aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), directs a SA330J Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)

ADLIYA, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Chris Horgan, executive officer of fast-attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), colors pictures of animals with students at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations in Bahrain. Jefferson City is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 54, which commands U.S. submarine forces and coordinates theater-wide anti-submarine warfare in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

ADLIYA, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Chris Horgan, executive officer of fast-attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), colors pictures of animals with students at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations in Bahrain. Jefferson City is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 54, which commands U.S. submarine forces and coordinates theater-wide anti-submarine warfare in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

UMM QASR, Iraq (Dec. 20, 2011)  U.S. Coast Guardsmen Boatswain’s Mate 2nd class Brodie MacDonald (left) explains how to secure line around a ballard, while Boatswain’s Mate Seaman David Killough (center) demonstrates wrapping the line, during a professional exchange with Iraqi Navy sailors aboard USCGC Adak (WPB 1333). Adak is the first U.S. military ship to conduct a port visit to Iraq following the official end of the war, and the last U.S. military port visit for 2011. Adak is assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, under Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/released)

UMM QASR, Iraq (Dec. 20, 2011) U.S. Coast Guardsmen Boatswain’s Mate 2nd class Brodie MacDonald (left) explains how to secure line around a ballard, while Boatswain’s Mate Seaman David Killough (center) demonstrates wrapping the line, during a professional exchange with Iraqi Navy sailors aboard USCGC Adak (WPB 1333). Adak is the first U.S. military ship to conduct a port visit to Iraq following the official end of the war, and the last U.S. military port visit for 2011. Adak is assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, under Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/released) Related Article

111210-N-NP071-021 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 10, 2011) Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) prepare for a refueling-at-sea. Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111210-N-NP071-021 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 10, 2011) Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) prepare for a refueling-at-sea. Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111209-N-NP071-001 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 9, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Johathan Burrell, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Candace Wortham steer guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111209-N-NP071-001 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 9, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Johathan Burrell, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Candace Wortham steer guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111209-N-NP071-028 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 9, 2011) Lt. James Myers, chaplain aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), looks out at the Arabian Peninsula using the ship’s “big eyes.” Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111209-N-NP071-028 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 9, 2011) Lt. James Myers, chaplain aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), looks out at the Arabian Peninsula using the ship’s “big eyes.” Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class J. Denise Martin/Released)

111218-N-ZZ999-070 GULF OF ADEN (Dec 19, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), approached a suspected pirate after the Motor Vessel Nordic Apollo reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates.  Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean.
(U.S. Navy photo/Released)

111218-N-ZZ999-070 GULF OF ADEN (Dec 19, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), approached a suspected pirate after the Motor Vessel Nordic Apollo reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

111218-N-ZZ999-076 GULF OF ADEN (Dec 19, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), approached a suspected pirate after the Motor Vessel Nordic Apollo reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates.  Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

111218-N-ZZ999-076 GULF OF ADEN (Dec 19, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), approached a suspected pirate after the Motor Vessel Nordic Apollo reported being under attack and fired upon by pirates. Pinckney is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

111215-N-HM233-014 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Ensign James Kelling, left,  reenlists Fire Controlman 1st class Alejandro Garcia on his birthday aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111215-N-HM233-014 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Ensign James Kelling, left, reenlists Fire Controlman 1st class Alejandro Garcia on his birthday aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111214-N-HM233-005 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 14, 2011) Lt. Shawn Osborne, a Navy chaplain aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), speaks with Sailors about suicide prevention. The annual training covered topics such as myths and truths, signs and symptoms, and where to get help. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111214-N-HM233-005 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 14, 2011) Lt. Shawn Osborne, a Navy chaplain aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), speaks with Sailors about suicide prevention. The annual training covered topics such as myths and truths, signs and symptoms, and where to get help. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111215-N-ZZ999-008 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) technicians place a giant Santa hat on a CIWS turret aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), to commemorate the holiday season. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Michael Quaglino/Released)

111215-N-ZZ999-008 KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 15, 2011) Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) technicians place a giant Santa hat on a CIWS turret aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), to commemorate the holiday season. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Michael Quaglino/Released)

The ceremony was attended by Commodore Simon Ancona Royal Navy (Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces), and the Australian and British Ambassadors to Bahrain (Image by Lieutenant GH Turner Royal Navy)

The ceremony was attended by Commodore Simon Ancona Royal Navy (Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces), and the Australian and British Ambassadors to Bahrain (Image by Lieutenant GH Turner Royal Navy) Related Article

111214-N-IR479-035 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 14, 2011) Ensign Bradley Taylor, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), stands by to participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111214-N-IR479-035 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 14, 2011) Ensign Bradley Taylor, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), stands by to participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111204-N-VR372-030 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2011) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West talks with Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

111204-N-VR372-030 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2011) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West talks with Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

111207-N-RP435-222 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 prepare to launch one of the riverine command boats into the Arabian Gulf for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111207-N-RP435-222 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 prepare to launch one of the riverine command boats into the Arabian Gulf for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111207-N-RP435-379 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) A Sailor assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 steadies the bow of a riverine command boat as it is lowered into the Arabian Gulf for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111207-N-RP435-379 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) A Sailor assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 steadies the bow of a riverine command boat as it is lowered into the Arabian Gulf for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111207-N-RP435-872 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 get underway in one of their riverine command boats, for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111207-N-RP435-872 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 7, 2011) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 get underway in one of their riverine command boats, for the first time. The boats provide riverine forces with the new capability of operating in littoral waters, as well as the traditional river, or brown water, environment. RIVRON 2 detachment is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, conducting maritime 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)


111208-N-RP435-055 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 8, 2011) Builder 2nd Class Clinton Monpas salutes Rear Adm. Mark A. Handley, Commander, First Naval Construction Division, Naval Construction Forces Command, during a frocking ceremony. Handley visited Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 detachment in Bahrain as part of a U.S. 5th Fleet regional tour. NMCB 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.2, providing maintenance and construction support in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111208-N-RP435-055 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 8, 2011) Builder 2nd Class Clinton Monpas salutes Rear Adm. Mark A. Handley, Commander, First Naval Construction Division, Naval Construction Forces Command, during a frocking ceremony. Handley visited Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 detachment in Bahrain as part of a U.S. 5th Fleet regional tour. NMCB 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.2, providing maintenance and construction support in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111208-N-IR479-005 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 8, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) prepare to board a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to assess a nearby dhow. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111208-N-IR479-005 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 8, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) prepare to board a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to assess a nearby dhow. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111208-N-IR479-034 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 8, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) board a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to go assess a nearby dhow. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111208-N-IR479-034 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 8, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) board a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to go assess a nearby dhow. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111202-N-JY598-051 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 2, 2011) Rear Adm. Craig Faller, commander, Carrier Strike Group 3, speaks to members of the crew during an all-hands call aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

111202-N-JY598-051 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 2, 2011) Rear Adm. Craig Faller, commander, Carrier Strike Group 3, speaks to members of the crew during an all-hands call aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Dec. 1, 2010) Donald McCracken stands with Capt. Jesus Cantu, deputy commander, Command Task Force (CTF) 53, after a ceremony recognizing McCracken’s selection as U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Civilian of the Year for fiscal year 2011. McCracken was honored for his achievements as the supervisor of air terminal operations for CTF 53 at the Navy/Air Mobility Command Air Terminal in Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Dec. 1, 2010) Donald McCracken stands with Capt. Jesus Cantu, deputy commander, Command Task Force (CTF) 53, after a ceremony recognizing McCracken’s selection as U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Civilian of the Year for fiscal year 2011. McCracken was honored for his achievements as the supervisor of air terminal operations for CTF 53 at the Navy/Air Mobility Command Air Terminal in Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin) Related Article

MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2011) Sailors from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 inspect two riverine command boats shipped from Norfolk, Va., via container ship. The boats provide riverine forces with a new capability to operate in littoral waters versus the traditional river or brown water environment. The new RIVRON 2 detachment will supplement maritime security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2011) Sailors from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 inspect two riverine command boats shipped from Norfolk, Va., via container ship. The boats provide riverine forces with a new capability to operate in littoral waters versus the traditional river or brown water environment. The new RIVRON 2 detachment will supplement maritime security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111203-N-BT887-079 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) A Sailor wipes down an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-BT887-079 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) A Sailor wipes down an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-BT887-141 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) Airman Christopher Hotella, from Lawton, Okla., wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-BT887-141 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) Airman Christopher Hotella, from Lawton, Okla., wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-BT887-175 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-BT887-175 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 03, 2011) A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111203-N-GC412-143 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 3, 2011) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Gabriel Shaw welds a bracket in the sheet metal shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111203-N-GC412-143 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 3, 2011) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Gabriel Shaw welds a bracket in the sheet metal shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111128-N-IR479-198 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 28, 2011) Somali fisherman, Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamud speaks with a member of guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd’s (DDG 100) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team as they conduct an approach and assist visit of the fishing boat. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111128-N-IR479-198 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 28, 2011) Somali fisherman, Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamud speaks with a member of guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd’s (DDG 100) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team as they conduct an approach and assist visit of the fishing boat. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111128-N-IR479-094 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 28, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Josue Gallegos, a member of guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd’s (DDG 100) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team watches a Somali fishing vessel as they approach it to conduct an approach and assist visit. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111128-N-IR479-094 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 28, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Josue Gallegos, a member of guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd’s (DDG 100) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team watches a Somali fishing vessel as they approach it to conduct an approach and assist visit. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111124-N-OY799-204 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 24, 2011) Engineering Department Sailor of the Year, Damage Controlman 1st Nathan Snyder, from Sumner, Wash., receives a phone call from the President of the United States on Thanksgiving in the Command Master Chief's office aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111124-N-OY799-204 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 24, 2011) Engineering Department Sailor of the Year, Damage Controlman 1st Nathan Snyder, from Sumner, Wash., receives a phone call from the President of the United States on Thanksgiving in the Command Master Chief's office aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released) Related Article

111120-N-YM590-005 SUEZ CANAL (Nov. 20, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) prepares to pass under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Anzio is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush 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 Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111120-N-YM590-005 SUEZ CANAL (Nov. 20, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) prepares to pass under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Anzio is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush 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 Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111116-N-YM590-005 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 16, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), left, takes on fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), during a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111116-N-YM590-005 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 16, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), left, takes on fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), during a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111123-N-WM272-021 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 23, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Deeds replaces the wedding band on the barrel of a MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). The wedding band protects the inside of the barrel from corrosion. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111123-N-WM272-021 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 23, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Deeds replaces the wedding band on the barrel of a MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). The wedding band protects the inside of the barrel from corrosion. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) Members of the rescue and assistance team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) rig a fire hose while responding to a simulated fire. The drill was part of aviation firefighting training conducted to maintain damage control proficiency. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) Members of the rescue and assistance team aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) rig a fire hose while responding to a simulated fire. The drill was part of aviation firefighting training conducted to maintain damage control proficiency. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 14, 2011) Operations Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Caleb Olsen takes sounding measurements on lighter amphibious re-supply cargo vehicle (LARC) while a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) stands by for offload. Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 14, 2011) Operations Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Caleb Olsen takes sounding measurements on lighter amphibious re-supply cargo vehicle (LARC) while a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) stands by for offload. Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 13, 2011) Sailors attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 load wooden pallets onto a tractor rubber-tired, articulated steering, multipurpose vehicle (TRAM) aboard a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 13, 2011) Sailors attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 load wooden pallets onto a tractor rubber-tired, articulated steering, multipurpose vehicle (TRAM) aboard a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 14, 2011) A Humvee launches from a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 14, 2011) A Humvee launches from a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan 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 (SW) James Turner/Released)

BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2011) Royal Bahrain Army Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians prepare a detonation cord during Neon Response (NR) 2012. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal and diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2011) Royal Bahrain Army Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians prepare a detonation cord during Neon Response (NR) 2012. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal and diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Thomas Hensen, left, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, observes Royal Bahrain Navy divers and Royal Bahrain Army EOD as they assemble blasting devices during Neon Response (NR) 2012 . NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal and diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Thomas Hensen, left, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, observes Royal Bahrain Navy divers and Royal Bahrain Army EOD as they assemble blasting devices during Neon Response (NR) 2012 . NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal and diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 22, 2011) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) board and search a dhow during counter piracy operations.  Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 22, 2011) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) board and search a dhow during counter piracy operations. Kidd is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 17, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Thomas Hensen, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, prepares a dive tank for a diving engagement with Royal Bahrain divers during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 17, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Thomas Hensen, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, prepares a dive tank for a diving engagement with Royal Bahrain divers during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 20, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, right, talks with Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Powers, assigned to Naval Munitions Command, Det., Bahrain, during a meeting with members of NSA Bahrain’s Coalition of Service Members Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). Fox met with the Sailors to learn more about CSADD and its members. Fox’s key message was Sailors have to take responsibility for their decisions; they are the sum of all the choices they have ever made. CSADD is a Navywide peer mentoring program, primarily focused on influencing Sailors in the 18 to 25 year age group, to reinforce a culture of shipmates helping shipmates, and contribute to command unity and mission readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 20, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, right, talks with Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Powers, assigned to Naval Munitions Command, Det., Bahrain, during a meeting with members of NSA Bahrain’s Coalition of Service Members Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). Fox met with the Sailors to learn more about CSADD and its members. Fox’s key message was Sailors have to take responsibility for their decisions; they are the sum of all the choices they have ever made. CSADD is a Navywide peer mentoring program, primarily focused on influencing Sailors in the 18 to 25 year age group, to reinforce a culture of shipmates helping shipmates, and contribute to command unity and mission readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors fire M16 rifles during a nighttime weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors fire M16 rifles during a nighttime weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) approaches a dhow in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) approaches a dhow in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) prepares to conduct an approach and assist visit of a skiff in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) prepares to conduct an approach and assist visit of a skiff in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2011) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Jeriel Delacruz fires an M16 rifle during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under the Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2011) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Jeriel Delacruz fires an M16 rifle during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under the Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Chief Information Systems Technician Alcario Bustamante facilitates an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Management Supervisors (ADAMS) class aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). ADAMS is a Navy-wide program given to all Sailors in supervisory roles, E-5 to O-4, to teach drug and alcohol awareness and how to recognize problem signs in troubled Sailors. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Chief Information Systems Technician Alcario Bustamante facilitates an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Management Supervisors (ADAMS) class aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). ADAMS is a Navy-wide program given to all Sailors in supervisory roles, E-5 to O-4, to teach drug and alcohol awareness and how to recognize problem signs in troubled Sailors. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Apprentice Frankie Laster collects a fuel sample aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Apprentice Frankie Laster collects a fuel sample aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt  (Nov. 17, 2011) Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Suez Canal. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Nov. 17, 2011) Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Suez Canal. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Nov. 20, 2011) Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. George H.W. Bush is 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 Billy Ho/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Nov. 20, 2011) Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. George H.W. Bush is 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 Billy Ho/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Nov. 20, 2011) Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush 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 Billy Ho/Released)

SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Nov. 20, 2011) Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) passes under the Friendship Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush 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 Billy Ho/Released)

111115-N-YC505-021 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, meets Col. Frederick Chew, commander, Singapore Armed Forces Task Group to discuss counter-piracy, aboard the Singapore landing ship tank, RSS Endeavour (LST 210).   Endeavour is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly Treece/Released)

111115-N-YC505-021 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, meets Col. Frederick Chew, commander, Singapore Armed Forces Task Group to discuss counter-piracy, aboard the Singapore landing ship tank, RSS Endeavour (LST 210). Endeavour is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly Treece/Released)

111115-N-YC505-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, front center, Col. Frederick Chew, commander, Singapore Armed Forces Task Group, front left, Lt. Col. Kenny Chen, commanding officer, RSS Endeavour, front right, and officers from the Republic of Singapore and U.S. Navies pose for a photo aboard the Singapore landing ship tank, RSS Endeavour (LST 210).  Endeavour is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly Treece/Released)

111115-N-YC505-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, front center, Col. Frederick Chew, commander, Singapore Armed Forces Task Group, front left, Lt. Col. Kenny Chen, commanding officer, RSS Endeavour, front right, and officers from the Republic of Singapore and U.S. Navies pose for a photo aboard the Singapore landing ship tank, RSS Endeavour (LST 210). Endeavour is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly Treece/Released)

111115-N-TU894-077 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) steams alongside the Singaporean landing platform dock ship, RSS Endeavour (LPD 210), in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

111115-N-TU894-077 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2011) Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) steams alongside the Singaporean landing platform dock ship, RSS Endeavour (LPD 210), in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

111112-N-QL471-332 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, transfers ordnance to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), during a vertical replenishment. Bush is deployed on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

111112-N-QL471-332 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, transfers ordnance to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), during a vertical replenishment. Bush is deployed on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

111112-N-WH671-045 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) take photos of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), as the ships steam alongside during a vertical replenishment. Bush is deployed on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory M. Wilhelmi/Released)

111112-N-WH671-045 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) take photos of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), as the ships steam alongside during a vertical replenishment. Bush is deployed on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory M. Wilhelmi/Released)

111121-N-BT887-125 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111121-N-BT887-125 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111121-N-BT887-162 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111121-N-BT887-162 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111121-N-HU799-245 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) Culinary Specialist Seaman Lindsay Ocampo places a cornucopia centerpiece in the oven aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen O'Keefe/Released)

111121-N-HU799-245 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 21, 2011) Culinary Specialist Seaman Lindsay Ocampo places a cornucopia centerpiece in the oven aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen O'Keefe/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-006 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Chief Logistics Specialist David Brown, a Columbus, Ga., native talks with a Navy Exchange sponsored salesman on the mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-006 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Chief Logistics Specialist David Brown, a Columbus, Ga., native talks with a Navy Exchange sponsored salesman on the mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-009 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sandra Kimball reviews a personnel qualification standard with Fire Controlman 3rd Class James Gaughan after a damage control training class aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-009 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sandra Kimball reviews a personnel qualification standard with Fire Controlman 3rd Class James Gaughan after a damage control training class aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-016 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Troy Harbour, a Catham, Ill. native, performs an engine bay cavity inspection inside an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111121-N-RJ456-016 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2011) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Troy Harbour, a Catham, Ill. native, performs an engine bay cavity inspection inside an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111101-N-SI148-148 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Line handlers stand at parade rest as guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) commences an approach with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111101-N-SI148-148 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Line handlers stand at parade rest as guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) commences an approach with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111101-N-SI148-172 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Adam Rausche, left, and Lt. j.g. Stephanie Menzen perform a duet aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111101-N-SI148-172 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Adam Rausche, left, and Lt. j.g. Stephanie Menzen perform a duet aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111101-N-SI148-254 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Lt. Shawn Osborne, chaplain aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), plays his guitar during a concert aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111101-N-SI148-254 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 1, 2011) Lt. Shawn Osborne, chaplain aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), plays his guitar during a concert aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

111114-N-RP435-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2011) Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 Cmdr. Richard Hayes, addresses members of the Royal Bahrain Navy prior to beginning Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain Navy forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111114-N-RP435-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2011) Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 Cmdr. Richard Hayes, addresses members of the Royal Bahrain Navy prior to beginning Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain Navy forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111114-N-RP435-010 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team discuss their method of searching for and identifying Limpet mines with Royal Bahrain Navy divers as part of Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain Navy forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111114-N-RP435-010 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team discuss their method of searching for and identifying Limpet mines with Royal Bahrain Navy divers as part of Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bi-lateral explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/diving engagement between U.S. Navy and Royal Bahrain Navy forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111115-N-RP435-042 BAHRAIN (Nov. 15, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Thomas Hensen, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, shows Royal Bahrain Army EOD Technician 1st Sgt. Yusuf Dairei, assigned to the Royal Field Engineering Unit, a handheld sonar device used by divers to hunt mines, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111115-N-RP435-042 BAHRAIN (Nov. 15, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Thomas Hensen, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, shows Royal Bahrain Army EOD Technician 1st Sgt. Yusuf Dairei, assigned to the Royal Field Engineering Unit, a handheld sonar device used by divers to hunt mines, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111115-N-RP435-143 BAHRAIN (Nov. 15, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Carey Peekstock, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, shows Royal Bahrain Army EOD technicians, assigned to the Royal Bahrain Army's Royal Field Engineering Unit, a handheld sonar device, used by divers to hunt mines, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111115-N-RP435-143 BAHRAIN (Nov. 15, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Carey Peekstock, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, shows Royal Bahrain Army EOD technicians, assigned to the Royal Bahrain Army's Royal Field Engineering Unit, a handheld sonar device, used by divers to hunt mines, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111116-N-RP435-090 BAHRAIN (Nov. 16, 2011), Chief Hospital Corpsman (Dive Medical Technician/Independent Duty Corpman) Joseph Francom, right, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Carey Peekstock, both assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, demonstrate to Royal Bahrain Naval force how to check for illness after a dive, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to which increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111116-N-RP435-090 BAHRAIN (Nov. 16, 2011), Chief Hospital Corpsman (Dive Medical Technician/Independent Duty Corpman) Joseph Francom, right, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 1st Class Carey Peekstock, both assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, demonstrate to Royal Bahrain Naval force how to check for illness after a dive, during Exercise Neon Response (NR) 12. NR 12 is a bilateral, EOD/diving engagement between the U.S. and Royal Bahrain forces to which increase tactical proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability. CTG 56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, EOD, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111114-N-YZ751-512 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts an approach and assist visit of a dhow in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combine Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

111114-N-YZ751-512 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 14, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts an approach and assist visit of a dhow in the Gulf of Aden. Truxtun is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force working under Combine Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

111110-N-RP435-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 10, 2011) Navy Diver 3rd Class Daniel T. Grace, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, is shown the proper hand placement during, rappel training on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111110-N-RP435-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 10, 2011) Navy Diver 3rd Class Daniel T. Grace, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, is shown the proper hand placement during, rappel training on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111110-N-RP435-009 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 10, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desiree Vigil, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, rappels down the side of a building on Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111110-N-RP435-009 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 10, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desiree Vigil, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, rappels down the side of a building on Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 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 Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111112-N-OY799-264 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 12, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) steam alongside one another in the Straits of Hormuz. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111112-N-OY799-264 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 12, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) steam alongside one another in the Straits of Hormuz. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111106-N-AX571-311 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Ensign Arielle Holland is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during security reaction force basic training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111106-N-AX571-311 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Ensign Arielle Holland is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during security reaction force basic training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111106-N-AX571-374 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Ensign Arielle Holland hits the striking bag after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, during security reaction force basic training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111106-N-AX571-374 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Ensign Arielle Holland hits the striking bag after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, during security reaction force basic training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111111-N-IA861-035 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 11, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Joseph Maloney, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, verifies an inventory  list of all equipment and vehicles that were part of the final Navy EOD convoy out of Iraq during the drawdown of forces. EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors/Released)

111111-N-IA861-035 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 11, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Joseph Maloney, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, verifies an inventory list of all equipment and vehicles that were part of the final Navy EOD convoy out of Iraq during the drawdown of forces. EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors/Released)

111026-N-RP435-049 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2011) An explosive ordnance disposal diver, right, assigned to Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463), shows Mineman 3rd Class James Roberts, assigned to mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), how to tie a quick release knot during a mine countermeasures exercise. Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111026-N-RP435-049 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 26, 2011) An explosive ordnance disposal diver, right, assigned to Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463), shows Mineman 3rd Class James Roberts, assigned to mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), how to tie a quick release knot during a mine countermeasures exercise. Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111025-N-RP435-024 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 25, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Wayne Liebold, left, commanding officer of mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), discusses diving operations during a mine countermeasures exercise with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463). Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111025-N-RP435-024 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 25, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Wayne Liebold, left, commanding officer of mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), discusses diving operations during a mine countermeasures exercise with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463). Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111018-N-RP435-055 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 18, 2011) Lt. Cmdr.  Wayne Liebold, left, commanding officer of mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), explains how Gladiator will break away from Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463), after a successful at-sea mooring exercise between the two ships. Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111018-N-RP435-055 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 18, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Wayne Liebold, left, commanding officer of mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11), explains how Gladiator will break away from Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Uraga (MST 463), after a successful at-sea mooring exercise between the two ships. Gladiator and allied forces participated in a mine countermeasures exercise to refine tactical proficiency while strengthening partnerships and enhancing regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Krishna M. Jackson/Released)

111106-N-AX571-012 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Lt. j.g. Karen Lingner, damage control assistant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), speaks on the ship’s general-announcing system during a general-quarters drill. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111106-N-AX571-012 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 6, 2011) Lt. j.g. Karen Lingner, damage control assistant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), speaks on the ship’s general-announcing system during a general-quarters drill. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111109-N-IR479-160 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, is assisted by fellow platoon members in removing his bomb suit after he ran a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K.  Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-160 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, is assisted by fellow platoon members in removing his bomb suit after he ran a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K. Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-155 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K along with other members of CTG 56.1.  Ryan ran in a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-155 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K along with other members of CTG 56.1. Ryan ran in a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-122 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs in a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K along with other members of CTG 56.1.  Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-122 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs in a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K along with other members of CTG 56.1. Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-007 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K with other members of his platoon.  Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-007 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, runs a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K with other members of his platoon. Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, sits before running in a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K Run.  Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111109-N-IR479-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 9, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Ryan, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, sits before running in a Veteran's Day Memorial 5K Run. Ryan ran wearing a bomb suit in memory of fallen EOD technicians. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111105-N-AX571-063 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 5, 2011) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) man the phone-and-distance line, during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111105-N-AX571-063 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 5, 2011) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) man the phone-and-distance line, during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111105-N-AX571-080 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 5, 2011) Seaman Wendell Lawson , assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), signals Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), during a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111105-N-AX571-080 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 5, 2011) Seaman Wendell Lawson , assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), signals Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), during a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111102-N-XQ375-289 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 2, 2011) Pakistani navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (D 186), right, and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Arabian Sea, during a division tactics exercise with guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), not pictured. Mitscher and Mobile Bay are conducting maritime 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 Deven B. King/Released)

111102-N-XQ375-289 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 2, 2011) Pakistani navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (D 186), right, and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Arabian Sea, during a division tactics exercise with guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), not pictured. Mitscher and Mobile Bay are conducting maritime 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 Deven B. King/Released)

111101-N-AX571-215 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 1, 2011) Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) take part in mechanical advantage control holds (MACH) takedown and self-defense striking technique drills during a Security Reaction Force Basic Training Course on Anzio’s weather deck.  Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111101-N-AX571-215 GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 1, 2011) Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) take part in mechanical advantage control holds (MACH) takedown and self-defense striking technique drills during a Security Reaction Force Basic Training Course on Anzio’s weather deck. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111015-N-WM272-020 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Oct. 15, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jerry Truong stows a mooring line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) after the ship moors for a port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111015-N-WM272-020 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Oct. 15, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jerry Truong stows a mooring line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) after the ship moors for a port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

111025-N-GC412-086 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2011) Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111025-N-GC412-086 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2011) Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111025-N-BT887-075 ARABIAN SEA (October 25, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman David Worrell collects a hold-back bar after launching aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111025-N-BT887-075 ARABIAN SEA (October 25, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman David Worrell collects a hold-back bar after launching aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111024-N-OY799-024 ARABIAN SEA(October 24, 2011) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Zachary Maldonado, from San Antonio, adjusts generator voltage regulator on an F/A-18C Hornet generator converter unit aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111024-N-OY799-024 ARABIAN SEA(October 24, 2011) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Zachary Maldonado, from San Antonio, adjusts generator voltage regulator on an F/A-18C Hornet generator converter unit aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111017-N-AX571-215 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 17, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Joshua  Mokracek, left, and Sonar Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer Jason Dunaway, both U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), participate in defensive tactic drills on the ships weatherdeck.  Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111017-N-AX571-215 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 17, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mokracek, left, and Sonar Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer Jason Dunaway, both U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), participate in defensive tactic drills on the ships weatherdeck. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111017-N-AX571-025 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 17, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), practice defensive tactics on the ships weatherdeck. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111017-N-AX571-025 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 17, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), practice defensive tactics on the ships weatherdeck. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111017-N-IA861-030- KIRKUK, Iraq (Oct. 17, 2011)  Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 speak with Maj. Saleh Rashid Adon, Chief of Iraqi Ordnance Disposal Kirkuk Governorate, during an office call as part of a vehicle-born improvised explosive device recognition engagement between U.S. Navy and Iraq forces.  EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111017-N-IA861-030- KIRKUK, Iraq (Oct. 17, 2011) Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 speak with Maj. Saleh Rashid Adon, Chief of Iraqi Ordnance Disposal Kirkuk Governorate, during an office call as part of a vehicle-born improvised explosive device recognition engagement between U.S. Navy and Iraq forces. EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111017-N-IA861-037- KIRKUK, Iraq (Oct. 17, 2011)  Maj. Saleh Rashid Adon, Chief of Iraqi Ordnance Disposal Kirkuk Governorate shows Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dan Owens, foreground, photographs during  a vehicle-born improvised explosive device recognition engagement between U.S. Navy and Iraq forces.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111017-N-IA861-037- KIRKUK, Iraq (Oct. 17, 2011) Maj. Saleh Rashid Adon, Chief of Iraqi Ordnance Disposal Kirkuk Governorate shows Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Dan Owens, foreground, photographs during a vehicle-born improvised explosive device recognition engagement between U.S. Navy and Iraq forces. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111013-N-IA861-121 - FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2011)  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Joshua Stevenson, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU)12, monitors an infrared gyro-camera, during a nine-line response call to unexploded ordnance found outside a local village.  EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111013-N-IA861-121 - FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Joshua Stevenson, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU)12, monitors an infrared gyro-camera, during a nine-line response call to unexploded ordnance found outside a local village. EODMU 12 is deployed as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 in support of maritime and theater security operation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eileen Kelly Fors /Released)

111010-N-IR479-243 UMM QSAR, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 wrap up a physical training session with Iraqi Navy divers. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111010-N-IR479-243 UMM QSAR, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy divers assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 wrap up a physical training session with Iraqi Navy divers. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

111010-N-IR479-310 UMM QSAR, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2011) Machinist’s Mate 1st Class James Seeley, assigned to the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission (ITAM) Navy, replaces a water pump aboard a 35-meter Iraqi patrol boat. Sailors assigned to the ITAM Navy work with their Iraqi counterparts, building relationships and working to ensure the Iraqi Navy and Marines are in a position to assume full responsibility for the security of Iraq’s ports, territorial waters and maritime infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111010-N-IR479-310 UMM QSAR, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2011) Machinist’s Mate 1st Class James Seeley, assigned to the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission (ITAM) Navy, replaces a water pump aboard a 35-meter Iraqi patrol boat. Sailors assigned to the ITAM Navy work with their Iraqi counterparts, building relationships and working to ensure the Iraqi Navy and Marines are in a position to assume full responsibility for the security of Iraq’s ports, territorial waters and maritime infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

111101-N-OY799-090 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michell Prom, from San Diego, receives reports from lookouts in the bridge aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-090 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michell Prom, from San Diego, receives reports from lookouts in the bridge aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-002 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Sailors review the next event prior to flight operation in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-002 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Sailors review the next event prior to flight operation in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-292 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-292 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-203 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Roberto Andiarena directs a fixed-wing aircraft onto catapult one while Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Douglas Pharr observes on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111101-N-OY799-203 ARABIAN SEA (November 1, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Roberto Andiarena directs a fixed-wing aircraft onto catapult one while Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Douglas Pharr observes on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110928-N-BA263-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant conducts pre-drill checks on a recompression chamber before members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors using scenario-based drills. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-022 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Daniel Grace role plays as a patient during a recompression chamber supervisor drill. Members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 used the drill to requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-022 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Daniel Grace role plays as a patient during a recompression chamber supervisor drill. Members of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 used the drill to requalify as dive recompression chamber supervisors. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-033 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant, a member of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, performs as an under instruction chamber supervisor during a decompression sickness casualty scenario drill. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

110928-N-BA263-033 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 28, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Sargeant, a member of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, performs as an under instruction chamber supervisor during a decompression sickness casualty scenario drill. CTG 56.1 conducts maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-040 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) – Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello performs a final check on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Michael Dillon before he dives to requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. Both Mello and Dillon are assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-040 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) – Lt. j.g. Jacob Mello performs a final check on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Michael Dillon before he dives to requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. Both Mello and Dillon are assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-051   NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) -- Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and Navy divers assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. CTG-56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-051 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) -- Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and Navy divers assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. CTG-56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-052   NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) -- Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and Navy divers assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. The MK-16 is used for bubble-free diving operations. CTG-56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111003-N-AJ852-052 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) -- Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and Navy divers assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 requalify on the MK-16 MOD 1 underwater-breathing apparatus, used for bubble-free diving operations. The MK-16 is used for bubble-free diving operations. CTG-56.1 provides mine-countermeasure, salvage-diving, anti-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Jones/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-346 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), signals to be raised from the water after recovering a training mannequin during a man overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-346 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), signals to be raised from the water after recovering a training mannequin during a man overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-317 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), recovers a training mannequin during a man overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-317 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), recovers a training mannequin during a man overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-276 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), swims to recover a training dummy during a man-overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111015-N-XQ375-276 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) Seaman Robert Reynolds, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), swims to recover a training dummy during a man-overboard drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111013-N-YM590-093 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2011) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Lowen decorates cake for the U.S. Navy's 236th Birthday celebration aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111013-N-YM590-093 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2011) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Lowen decorates cake for the U.S. Navy's 236th Birthday celebration aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111013-N-YM590-078 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2011) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Lowen decorates a cake for the U.S. Navy's 236th Birthday celebration aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111013-N-YM590-078 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2011) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Lowen decorates a cake for the U.S. Navy's 236th Birthday celebration aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111018-N-BT887-083 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Jaqueline Casanova, from Los Angeles, moves simulated aircraft across the Ouija board in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111018-N-BT887-083 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Jaqueline Casanova, from Los Angeles, moves simulated aircraft across the Ouija board in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111018-N-OY799-003 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Sailors participate in a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored poker tournament on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111018-N-OY799-003 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Sailors participate in a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored poker tournament on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

111018-N-GC412-347 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Lee Venable (left), from Clarkville, Va., and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ryan Waldron, from Beaver, Ore., perform maintenance on a tailhook actuator after a scheduled inspection on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111018-N-GC412-347 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Lee Venable (left), from Clarkville, Va., and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ryan Waldron, from Beaver, Ore., perform maintenance on a tailhook actuator after a scheduled inspection on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111018-N-RJ456-035 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Andreamiguel Aponte, a Cayey, Puerto Rico native, disassembles a bomb rack unit, which connects ordnance to planes, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111018-N-RJ456-035 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Andreamiguel Aponte, a Cayey, Puerto Rico native, disassembles a bomb rack unit, which connects ordnance to planes, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

111009-N-YZ751-061 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Sailors patch a leaking pipe during a damage control Olympics event aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

111009-N-YZ751-061 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Sailors patch a leaking pipe during a damage control Olympics event aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released) Related Article

111009-N-YZ751-024 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Sailors don fire-fighting equipment during a damage control Olympics event aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

111009-N-YZ751-024 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Sailors don fire-fighting equipment during a damage control Olympics event aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released) Related Article

111009-N-AX571-044 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 09, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111009-N-AX571-044 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 09, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111009-N-AX571-018 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 09, 2011) Damage Controlman 1st Class Jerry Pfefferkorn waves flag’s to simulate a class bravo fire during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A class bravo fire is fueled by a flammable or combustible liquid or gas. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111009-N-AX571-018 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 09, 2011) Damage Controlman 1st Class Jerry Pfefferkorn waves flag’s to simulate a class bravo fire during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A class bravo fire is fueled by a flammable or combustible liquid or gas. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David-Michael Ross/Released)

111013-N-BT887-253 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Logistics Specialists bundle cargo nets during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111013-N-BT887-253 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Logistics Specialists bundle cargo nets during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111013-N-BT887-238 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Sailors remove cargo from an aircraft elevator during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111013-N-BT887-238 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Sailors remove cargo from an aircraft elevator during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111013-N-BT887-222 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Sailors unwrap and transfer cargo during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111013-N-BT887-222 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2011) Sailors unwrap and transfer cargo during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111012-N-GC412-079 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2011) Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Jerry Fore (left) and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Gerrod Hays re-pin an auto-flight control on an MH-60S Knighthawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111012-N-GC412-079 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 12, 2011) Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Jerry Fore (left) and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Gerrod Hays re-pin an auto-flight control on an MH-60S Knighthawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

111006-N-DU438-574 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 rappels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-DU438-574 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 rappels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-DU438-617 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 rappel from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-DU438-617 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 rappel from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-DU438-814 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 board an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-DU438-814 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2011) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 board an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). HSC 9 and Gettysburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-033 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dustyn Walker performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-033 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dustyn Walker performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-052 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Augustin Villatoro, left, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dustyn Walker perform maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-052 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Augustin Villatoro, left, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dustyn Walker perform maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-057 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Seaman Recruit Christopher Mcghee paints a fuel receptacle aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111006-N-XQ375-057 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 6, 2011) Seaman Recruit Christopher Mcghee paints a fuel receptacle aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-040 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Glenn Mccants stands by aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) as Mitscher comes alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), for replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-040 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Glenn Mccants stands by aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) as Mitscher comes alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), for replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-069 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Dave Mullins observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, as it hovers over the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), while transporting supplies from Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), during a vertical replenishment. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-069 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Dave Mullins observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, as it hovers over the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), while transporting supplies from Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), during a vertical replenishment. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-203 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors unload supplies on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-203 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors unload supplies on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-312 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Seaman Matt Binnie, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Ruben Cruz clear the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), after attaching cargo nets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111005-N-XQ375-312 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2011) Seaman Matt Binnie, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Ruben Cruz clear the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), after attaching cargo nets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

111003-N-LY640-096 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-096 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-374 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-374 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-372 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-372 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-373 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-373 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, lifts an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member from the water, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-280 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, conducts a training exercise in the Arabian Sea as aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) steams by. HSC 9 is currently deployed with George H.W. Bush. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-280 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, conducts a training exercise in the Arabian Sea as aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) steams by. HSC 9 is currently deployed with George H.W. Bush. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-270 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member repels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111003-N-LY640-270 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member repels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea. HSC 9 is currently deployed with aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandi Grimnes/Released)

111001-N-ZZ999-001 CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Oct. 1, 2011) Capt. Dan Forney, officer in charge, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Forward Detachment Afghanistan, left, congratulates his son, Ensign Rick Forney, officer in charge of the water well detachment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, after pinning him with the Seabee Combat Warfare Officer Qualification, Oct. 1. (Official U.S. Navy photo/Released)

111001-N-ZZ999-001 CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Oct. 1, 2011) Capt. Dan Forney, officer in charge, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Forward Detachment Afghanistan, left, congratulates his son, Ensign Rick Forney, officer in charge of the water well detachment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, after pinning him with the Seabee Combat Warfare Officer Qualification, Oct. 1. (Official U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

111010-N-BT887-024 ARABIAN SEA (October 10, 2011) Sailors prep the flight deck and aircraft for flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111010-N-BT887-024 ARABIAN SEA (October 10, 2011) Sailors prep the flight deck and aircraft for flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111009-N-VN693-1058 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011)  Capt. Ronald Reis, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), taxis an EA-6B Prowler across the flight deck aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-1058 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Capt. Ronald Reis, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), taxis an EA-6B Prowler across the flight deck aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-311 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011)  Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Nicolas Espasandin, from Montevideo, Uruguay, keeps personnel clear of rotating propellers on an E2-C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-311 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Nicolas Espasandin, from Montevideo, Uruguay, keeps personnel clear of rotating propellers on an E2-C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-526 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011)  Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Colin Hodge, from Norfolk, Va., tracks information while preparing the bow catapults for flight operations aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-526 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Colin Hodge, from Norfolk, Va., tracks information while preparing the bow catapults for flight operations aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-845 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011)  An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 makes an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-845 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 makes an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-130 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011)  Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Gabrielle Engler, from Ocean City, N.J.,  secures ordnance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

111009-N-VN693-130 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Gabrielle Engler, from Ocean City, N.J., secures ordnance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

110929-N-YM590-047 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Sept. 29, 2011) Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Christian Magnin, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), reads to students at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations (COMREL) event. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110929-N-YM590-047 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Sept. 29, 2011) Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Christian Magnin, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), reads to students at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations (COMREL) event. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110929-N-YM590-085 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Sept. 29, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Alfred Baughman, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), plays catch with a student at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations (COMREL) event. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110929-N-YM590-085 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Sept. 29, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Alfred Baughman, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), plays catch with a student at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a community relations (COMREL) event. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

111003-N-YM590-028 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, talks to Quartermaster 3rd Class Jamarcus Hardy, during a visit to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111003-N-YM590-028 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, talks to Quartermaster 3rd Class Jamarcus Hardy, during a visit to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111003-N-YM590-022 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, talks to Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eric Burns about the Mk 38, 25mm machine gun weapons system, during a visit to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

111003-N-YM590-022 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 3, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, left, talks to Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eric Burns about the Mk 38, 25mm machine gun weapons system, during a visit to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110930-N-YM590-010 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 30, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) man the rails as the ship departs Bahrain after a scheduled port visit. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110930-N-YM590-010 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 30, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) man the rails as the ship departs Bahrain after a scheduled port visit. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110908-N-YM590-086 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) German Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Jugel, right, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 465, and Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour, center, CTF 151, listen to a brief, during a visit aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110908-N-YM590-086 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) German Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Jugel, right, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 465, and Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour, center, CTF 151, listen to a brief, during a visit aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110908-N-YM590-021 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Capt. John Dorey, left, commanding officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), gives a tour of the ship's combat information center to German Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Jugel, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 465, center, and CTF 465 staff members. Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110908-N-YM590-021 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Capt. John Dorey, left, commanding officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), gives a tour of the ship's combat information center to German Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Jugel, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 465, center, and CTF 465 staff members. Anzio is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110928-N-QL471-036 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2011) A Pakistani SA-319B Alouette III helicopter sits on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Personnel assigned to Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) visited Bush for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110928-N-QL471-036 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2011) A Pakistani SA-319B Alouette III helicopter sits on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Personnel assigned to Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) visited Bush for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110928-N-QL471-015 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2011) A Pakistani SA-319B Alouette III helicopter lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Personnel assigned to Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) visited Bush for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110928-N-QL471-015 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 28, 2011) A Pakistani SA-319B Alouette III helicopter lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Personnel assigned to Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) visited Bush for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110927-N-TB177-105 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2011) Lt. Jordan Kelly, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 22, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), right, speaks with Royal Navy Sailors while aboard Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F 83). Personnel assigned to George H.W. Bush visited St. Albans for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

110927-N-TB177-105 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2011) Lt. Jordan Kelly, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 22, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), right, speaks with Royal Navy Sailors while aboard Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F 83). Personnel assigned to George H.W. Bush visited St. Albans for a coordinated professional exchange while the two ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

110925-N-JD207-017 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2011) USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Commanding Officer, Capt. Brian Luther, center, presents a framed photo to Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F 83) Commanding Officer Cdr. Tom Sharpe, R.N., left, and Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) Commanding Officer Capt. Muhammad Naveed Akhtar, as part of a gift exchange in the commanding officer's inport cabin aboard Bush. The visit was a coordinated professional exchange while the three ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica Echerri/Released)

110925-N-JD207-017 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2011) USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Commanding Officer, Capt. Brian Luther, center, presents a framed photo to Royal Navy frigate HMS St. Albans (F 83) Commanding Officer Cdr. Tom Sharpe, R.N., left, and Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) Commanding Officer Capt. Muhammad Naveed Akhtar, as part of a gift exchange in the commanding officer's inport cabin aboard Bush. The visit was a coordinated professional exchange while the three ships were operating in the vicinity of one another in the Arabian Sea. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica Echerri/Released)

111003-N-VR372-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, gives remarks during a Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) kickoff celebration, Oct. 3. This season marks the CFC's 50th Anniversary. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

111003-N-VR372-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, gives remarks during a Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) kickoff celebration, Oct. 3. This season marks the CFC's 50th Anniversary. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

111003-N-VR372-020 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) Capt. Rick Sadsad, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, left, and Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, cut a cake during a Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) kickoff celebration, Oct. 3. This season marks the CFC's 50th Anniversary. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

111003-N-VR372-020 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 3, 2011) Capt. Rick Sadsad, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, left, and Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, cut a cake during a Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) kickoff celebration, Oct. 3. This season marks the CFC's 50th Anniversary. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110927-N-SI148-019 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 27, 2011) Ensign Emma Mattson, left, practices ‘striking’ movements, during a Navy Security Forces Sentry Course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110927-N-SI148-019 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 27, 2011) Ensign Emma Mattson, left, practices ‘striking’ movements, during a Navy Security Forces Sentry Course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110927-N-SI148-007 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 27, 2011) Fire Controlman Todd Wilson, right, practices ‘striking’ movements, during a Navy Security Forces Sentry Course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110927-N-SI148-007 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 27, 2011) Fire Controlman Todd Wilson, right, practices ‘striking’ movements, during a Navy Security Forces Sentry Course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110920-N-PJ348-008 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 20, 2011) Senior Chief Electronics Technician Paris Bishop, left, and Engineman Fireman Shawn Weitzenhoffer cut the ‘September’ birthday cake on the mess deck aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), as the oldest and youngest September born members of the crew. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist John Bristow/Released)

110920-N-PJ348-008 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 20, 2011) Senior Chief Electronics Technician Paris Bishop, left, and Engineman Fireman Shawn Weitzenhoffer cut the ‘September’ birthday cake on the mess deck aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), as the oldest and youngest September born members of the crew. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist John Bristow/Released)

110916-N-JY598-006 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 16 , 2011) Ensign Matthew James receives guidance from Capt. Eric F. Weilenman, commanding officer aboard guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conning the ship underway from the pier in Jebel Ali, UAE, following a four-day port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110916-N-JY598-006 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 16 , 2011) Ensign Matthew James receives guidance from Capt. Eric F. Weilenman, commanding officer aboard guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), while conning the ship underway from the pier in Jebel Ali, UAE, following a four-day port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110912-N-JY598-017 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 12, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Raymond Dunn, left, Lt. j.g. Adam Warchal and Ensign Daniel Fowler watch as guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) approaches Jebel Ali, UAE, for a scheduled port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110912-N-JY598-017 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 12, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Raymond Dunn, left, Lt. j.g. Adam Warchal and Ensign Daniel Fowler watch as guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) approaches Jebel Ali, UAE, for a scheduled port visit. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110901-N-JY598-010 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 1, 2011)  Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Cox, chief engineer aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) pins lieutenant- commander collar-devices on Lt. Cmdr. Chris Donnelly, the ship’s supply officer, while underway in the Arabian Gulf. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110901-N-JY598-010 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 1, 2011) Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Cox, chief engineer aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) pins lieutenant- commander collar-devices on Lt. Cmdr. Chris Donnelly, the ship’s supply officer, while underway in the Arabian Gulf. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110825-N-JY598-002 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 25, 2011)  Operations Specialist Seaman Sean Storms and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rodrigo Martinez stand at attention while they are presented their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualifications aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73).  Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110825-N-JY598-002 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 25, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Sean Storms and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rodrigo Martinez stand at attention while they are presented their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualifications aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110927-N-VR372-006 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general, Third Army/ARCENT, arrives in Bahrain for an official visit with the Bahraini Defense Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110927-N-VR372-006 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general, Third Army/ARCENT, arrives in Bahrain for an official visit with the Bahraini Defense Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110927-N-VR372-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general, Third Army/ARCENT, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Abdulla Hassah Al Noaimi, Bahrain Inspector General, for an official visit with the Bahraini Defense Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110927-N-VR372-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general, Third Army/ARCENT, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Abdulla Hassah Al Noaimi, Bahrain Inspector General, for an official visit with the Bahraini Defense Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110922-N-IR479-009 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Casey Anderson, assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, inspects a global positioning system at the coxswain’s helm aboard a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) before conducting a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-009 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Casey Anderson, assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, inspects a global positioning system at the coxswain’s helm aboard a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) before conducting a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-020 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok, assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, prepares for a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-020 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok, assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, prepares for a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-051 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and divers assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU 11) conduct a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-051 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and divers assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU 11) conduct a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-092 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Chief Navy Diver William Feser inspects Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok’s dive equipment. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and divers assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU 11) conducted a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-092 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Chief Navy Diver William Feser inspects Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok’s dive equipment. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians and divers assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU 11) conducted a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-104 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok, left, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Casey Anderson, both assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, participate in a diver supervisor qualification exercise.  TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110922-N-IR479-104 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Carey Peekstok, left, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Casey Anderson, both assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.1, participate in a diver supervisor qualification exercise. TG 56.1 conducts maritime 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 John Hulle/Released)

110927-N-YM590-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, shakes hands with Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after a change of command ceremony where Shaukat relieved Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-035 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, shakes hands with Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after a change of command ceremony where Shaukat relieved Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-020 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, observes the change of command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 from Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour, left, to Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-020 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), center, observes the change of command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 from Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour, left, to Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-017 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), left, gives remarks during a Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 change of command ceremony. Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour was relieved by Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat as commander of CTF 151. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-017 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), left, gives remarks during a Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 change of command ceremony. Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour was relieved by Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat as commander of CTF 151. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the CMF in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour gives opening remarks during a Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 change of command ceremony. Gilmore was relieved by Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat as commander of CTF 151. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110927-N-YM590-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2011) Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Jim Gilmour gives opening remarks during a Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 change of command ceremony. Gilmore was relieved by Pakistan Navy Rear Adm. Kaleem Shaukat as commander of CTF 151. CTF 151 is a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110922-N-OY799-163 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, left, gifts a ceremonial plate in the inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-163 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, left, gifts a ceremonial plate in the inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-160 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, right, receives a coin board along with command coins in the inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-160 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, right, receives a coin board along with command coins in the inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-151 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa signs the guest log in the commanding officer’s inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-151 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa signs the guest log in the commanding officer’s inport cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-124 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, middle left, listens to Air Operations Officer Cmdr. Doug Walker in air operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-124 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, middle left, listens to Air Operations Officer Cmdr. Doug Walker in air operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-113 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, right, walks the flight deck with Commander, Fifth Fleet Vice Admiral Mark Fox aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-113 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, right, walks the flight deck with Commander, Fifth Fleet Vice Admiral Mark Fox aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-110 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, middle left, visits with the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-110 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, middle left, visits with the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-017 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa greets Commander, Fifth Fleet Vice Admiral Mark Fox on the ceremonial quarterdeck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-017 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa greets Commander, Fifth Fleet Vice Admiral Mark Fox on the ceremonial quarterdeck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-016 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) Sideboys pass honors to the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa as he departs on the ceremonial quarterdeck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110922-N-OY799-016 KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (Sept. 22, 2011) Sideboys pass honors to the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa as he departs on the ceremonial quarterdeck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

110918-N-VR372-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, gives opening remarks during a Mine Warfare (MIW) symposium, Sept. 18. The two-day symposium brought 45 different organizations together to address capability and capacity within the MIW community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110918-N-VR372-008 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, gives opening remarks during a Mine Warfare (MIW) symposium, Sept. 18. The two-day symposium brought 45 different organizations together to address capability and capacity within the MIW community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110922-N-TO930-015 Manama, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) John C. Stennis Sailor Quartermaster 3rd Class Desiree Tolcacher, from Prosser, Wash., assists a Bahraini girl with her studies at a community relations project at the American Cultural and Educational Center during a scheduled port visit in Manama, Bahrain.  John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heather Seelbach/Released)

110922-N-TO930-015 Manama, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2011) John C. Stennis Sailor Quartermaster 3rd Class Desiree Tolcacher, from Prosser, Wash., assists a Bahraini girl with her studies at a community relations project at the American Cultural and Educational Center during a scheduled port visit in Manama, Bahrain. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heather Seelbach/Released) Related Article

110918-N-YM590-022 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Jack Smythe mans the SQS-53C Acoustic Operator console, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-YM590-022 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Jack Smythe mans the SQS-53C Acoustic Operator console, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-YM590-029 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Michael Moon writes in the Sonar Watch Log, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-YM590-029 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Michael Moon writes in the Sonar Watch Log, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-YM590-054 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jesse Hankins mans the SQR-19B Towed Sensor Operator console, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-YM590-054 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jesse Hankins mans the SQR-19B Towed Sensor Operator console, during an anti-submarine warfare general quarters drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-008 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Duane Childs conducts a safety brief before a .50-caliber machine gun exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-008 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Duane Childs conducts a safety brief before a .50-caliber machine gun exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-543 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle, left, and Ensign Naomi Sullivan, force protection officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), observe as Seaman Josh Abernathy fires a M240B machine gun, during a weapons exercise. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-543 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle, left, and Ensign Naomi Sullivan, force protection officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), observe as Seaman Josh Abernathy fires a M240B machine gun, during a weapons exercise. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-574 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Duane Childs, right, observes as Sonar Technician Seaman Nicholas Yeager fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-574 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Duane Childs, right, observes as Sonar Technician Seaman Nicholas Yeager fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-738 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Galvin fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110918-N-XQ375-738 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 18, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Galvin fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-041 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne uses a naval firefighters thermal imager (NFTI) to check for ‘hot spots’ as Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis descends a ladder into main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-041 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne uses a naval firefighters thermal imager (NFTI) to check for ‘hot spots’ as Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis descends a ladder into main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-046 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne, left, Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Brian Holmquist assess the lower level of main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-046 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne, left, Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Brian Holmquist assess the lower level of main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-053 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne uses a naval firefighters thermal imager (NFTI) to check for ‘hot spots’ in main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-053 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Joseph Towne uses a naval firefighters thermal imager (NFTI) to check for ‘hot spots’ in main engine room two, during a fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-058 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Calvin Lewis, left, communicates with the central control station using a sound-powered phone as Ensign Naomi Sullivan, force protection officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), center, and Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Michael Pavlovick review damage control charts, during a fire drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110917-N-XQ375-058 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2011) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Calvin Lewis, left, communicates with the central control station using a sound-powered phone as Ensign Naomi Sullivan, force protection officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), center, and Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Michael Pavlovick review damage control charts, during a fire drill. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-032 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief petty officers stand as side boys as chief petty officers (select) descend a ladder to the flight deck aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-032 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief petty officers stand as side boys as chief petty officers (select) descend a ladder to the flight deck aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-145 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief (select) Fire Controlman Donald Goldsworthy, left, Chief (select) Gunner’s Mate Omar Elhoss, center, and Chief (select) Information Systems Technician Edward Richman stand in front of the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-145 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief (select) Fire Controlman Donald Goldsworthy, left, Chief (select) Gunner’s Mate Omar Elhoss, center, and Chief (select) Information Systems Technician Edward Richman stand in front of the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-198 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Senior Chief Electronics Technician David Garner explains the history behind the Chief’s charge book, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-198 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Senior Chief Electronics Technician David Garner explains the history behind the Chief’s charge book, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-361 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Fire Controlman Kenneth Scearce recites the chief petty officer’s creed, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony while Cmdr. Brian Sorenson, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), right, Capt. John Fuller, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron 22, second from right, Chief Machinist Mate Thomas Starr, center, and Command Master Chief William Mullinax stand at attention on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110916-N-XQ375-361 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Fire Controlman Kenneth Scearce recites the chief petty officer’s creed, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony while Cmdr. Brian Sorenson, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), right, Capt. John Fuller, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron 22, second from right, Chief Machinist Mate Thomas Starr, center, and Command Master Chief William Mullinax stand at attention on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher pinned five new chief petty officers during the ceremony. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110915-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Seaman Marlon Thompson, right, takes the U.S. Navy-wide E-4 exam on the mess decks of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110915-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Seaman Marlon Thompson, right, takes the U.S. Navy-wide E-4 exam on the mess decks of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110915-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Michael Martinez, left, and Quartermaster 3rd Class Jamarcus Hardy clean the top of the bridge aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110915-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Michael Martinez, left, and Quartermaster 3rd Class Jamarcus Hardy clean the top of the bridge aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110915-N-YM590-030 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Yeoman Seaman Robert Frey stands a lookout watch on the bridge wing of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110915-N-YM590-030 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2011) Yeoman Seaman Robert Frey stands a lookout watch on the bridge wing of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110916-N-IR479-051 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Hospital Corpsman Evelyn Escalante is pinned, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-IR479-051 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Hospital Corpsman Evelyn Escalante is pinned, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-IR479-090 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Master-at-Arms Andrew Wakefield is presented with his combination cover by his daughter, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-IR479-090 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Master-at-Arms Andrew Wakefield is presented with his combination cover by his daughter, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-IR479-113 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Justin Obyen is presented with his combination cover, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-IR479-113 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Justin Obyen is presented with his combination cover, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hulle/Released)

110916-N-SC392-068 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Logistics Specialist Jesse Johnson renders a salute after being pinned with chief anchors, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released)

110916-N-SC392-068 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Logistics Specialist Jesse Johnson renders a salute after being pinned with chief anchors, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released)

110916-N-SC392-079 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Central Command, congratulates Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Alishia Howard, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released)

110916-N-SC392-079 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Central Command, congratulates Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Alishia Howard, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felix Garza/Released)

110914-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors score targets, during a 9mm weapons qualification course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors score targets, during a 9mm weapons qualification course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-073 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a 9mm weapons qualification course on the forecastle of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-073 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a 9mm weapons qualification course on the forecastle of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-108 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a 9mm weapons qualification course on the forecastle of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-108 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a 9mm weapons qualification course on the forecastle of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-237 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) Ensign Lauren Gaidry clears the designated gun range of 9mm shell casings aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a weapons qualification course. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110914-N-YM590-237 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14, 2011) Ensign Lauren Gaidry clears the designated gun range of 9mm shell casings aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a weapons qualification course. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110913-N-XQ375-145 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Juan Rodriguez, left, a member of a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), watches as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Austen Alaspa, a member of Mitscher’s visit, board, search and seizure team, practices movements on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110913-N-XQ375-145 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Juan Rodriguez, left, a member of a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), watches as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Austen Alaspa, a member of Mitscher’s visit, board, search and seizure team, practices movements on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110913-N-XQ375-226 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors practice processing a downed suspect on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). These Sailors are part of Mitscher’s visit, board, search and seizure team conducting training with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110913-N-XQ375-226 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors practice processing a downed suspect on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). These Sailors are part of Mitscher’s visit, board, search and seizure team conducting training with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110913-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors stand by on guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) as the ship makes it approach to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), for a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110913-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors stand by on guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) as the ship makes it approach to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), for a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110913-N-YM590-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) steams along in the Gulf of Aden in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110913-N-YM590-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 13, 2011) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) steams along in the Gulf of Aden in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-ZZ999-001 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the flag detail, hold the American flag before folding it, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45). De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released)

110911-N-ZZ999-001 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the flag detail, hold the American flag before folding it, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45). De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released) Related Article

110911-N-ZZ999-002 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors stand on the flight deck of guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45), during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released)

110911-N-ZZ999-002 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors stand on the flight deck of guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45), during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released) Related Article

110911-N-ZZ999-003 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the flag detail, stand on the flight deck of guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45), during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released)

110911-N-ZZ999-003 (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the flag detail, stand on the flight deck of guided missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45), during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. De Wert is on a scheduled seven-month deployment supporting Operation Ocean Shield with other NATO coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Peter W. Dietz/Released) Related Article

110910-N-YM590-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), head toward a suspicious skiff in one of the ship's rigid hull inflatable boats as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110910-N-YM590-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), head toward a suspicious skiff in one of the ship's rigid hull inflatable boats as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110910-N-YM590-133 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspicious skiff as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110910-N-YM590-133 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspicious skiff as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110910-N-YM590-166 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspicious skiff as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110910-N-YM590-166 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure team members from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspicious skiff as part of a maritime interdiction operation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110902-N-DX087-160 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2011) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Allen Green, right, and Lt. Cmdr. Rick Manglona, both assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, prep classrooms for painting, during a community relations (COMREL) project at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), Sept. 2. ESG 5 commands amphibious forces deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The forces are tasked with crisis response missions, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Donnell Evans/Released)

110902-N-DX087-160 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2011) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Allen Green, right, and Lt. Cmdr. Rick Manglona, both assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, prep classrooms for painting, during a community relations (COMREL) project at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), Sept. 2. ESG 5 commands amphibious forces deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The forces are tasked with crisis response missions, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Donnell Evans/Released) Related Article

110911-N-XQ375-036 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Richard E. Byrd is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-XQ375-036 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Richard E. Byrd is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-XQ375-391 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Lt. j.g. Ken Kerr, disbursing officer and helicopter control officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), communicates with a SA-330J Puma helicopter from the helicopter control tower, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-XQ375-391 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Lt. j.g. Ken Kerr, disbursing officer and helicopter control officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), communicates with a SA-330J Puma helicopter from the helicopter control tower, during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-XQ375-476 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice C.L. Barnes Jr. attaches a cargo net to a SA-330J Puma helicopter on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-XQ375-476 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice C.L. Barnes Jr. attaches a cargo net to a SA-330J Puma helicopter on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110911-N-YM590-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Christopher Radford, right, hands a M16 rifle magazine to Fire Controlman 3rd Class James Van Huyck during a weapons turnover aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-YM590-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Christopher Radford, right, hands a M16 rifle magazine to Fire Controlman 3rd Class James Van Huyck during a weapons turnover aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-YM590-071 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors watch a presentation on the mess decks, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-YM590-071 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors watch a presentation on the mess decks, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-YM590-076 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Chaplain, Lt. Lesa Welliver, recites a prayer, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110911-N-YM590-076 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Chaplain, Lt. Lesa Welliver, recites a prayer, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-HM233-001 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 6, 2011) Ensign Lydia Barrett reacts after being exposed to oleoresin capsicum spray, during a security training course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110906-N-HM233-001 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 6, 2011) Ensign Lydia Barrett reacts after being exposed to oleoresin capsicum spray, during a security training course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110906-N-HM233-008 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 6, 2011) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Seaman Benjamin Limon completes an engagement station after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, during a security training course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110906-N-HM233-008 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 6, 2011) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Seaman Benjamin Limon completes an engagement station after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, during a security training course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110905-N-JY598-055 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 5, 2011) Damage Controlman 1st Class Jonathan Davis, right, and Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Robert French, left, carry pilot Lt. Patrick Magno away from an SH-60B helicopter, during a helicopter crash drill on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110905-N-JY598-055 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 5, 2011) Damage Controlman 1st Class Jonathan Davis, right, and Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Robert French, left, carry pilot Lt. Patrick Magno away from an SH-60B helicopter, during a helicopter crash drill on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Keith Barrow/Released)

110904-N-SI148-005 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 4, 2011) Seaman Matthew Lascola runs on the flight deck aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110904-N-SI148-005 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 4, 2011) Seaman Matthew Lascola runs on the flight deck aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Geoffrey Phippeny/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-009 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Nelson Felix communicates with a repair locker using an integrated voice communications system, during a damage control exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-009 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Nelson Felix communicates with a repair locker using an integrated voice communications system, during a damage control exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-037 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Brian Holmquist uses a Naval Firefighter’s Thermal Imager to check for hot spots while investigating main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-037 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Brian Holmquist uses a Naval Firefighter’s Thermal Imager to check for hot spots while investigating main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-073 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Brian Holmquist uses a Naval Firefighter’s Thermal Imager to check for hot spots in main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-073 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Brian Holmquist uses a Naval Firefighter’s Thermal Imager to check for hot spots in main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-078 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Machinery Repairman Fireman Apprentice Chase Fleck investigates main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110910-N-XQ375-078 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 10, 2011) Machinery Repairman Fireman Apprentice Chase Fleck investigates main engine room one, during a main space fire drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-035 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen performs a maintenance check of a strikedown crane on the aft missile deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-035 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen performs a maintenance check of a strikedown crane on the aft missile deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-102 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle observes as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adam Kowatch fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-102 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle observes as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adam Kowatch fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-120 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz, left, observes as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adam Kowatch fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-120 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz, left, observes as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adam Kowatch fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-132 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110909-N-XQ375-132 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz fires a .50-caliber machine gun, during a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110908-N-XQ375-094 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and members of a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team practice tactical movements on the flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110908-N-XQ375-094 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and members of a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team practice tactical movements on the flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110908-N-XQ375-173 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and members of a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team conduct a brief after performing tactical movements on the flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110908-N-XQ375-173 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 8, 2011) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and members of a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team conduct a brief after performing tactical movements on the flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110908-N-DU438-084 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, shakes hands with Capt. Patrick Shea, commanding officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a change of command ceremony aboard the ship. Shea served as the commanding officer for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110908-N-DU438-084 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, shakes hands with Capt. Patrick Shea, commanding officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a change of command ceremony aboard the ship. Shea served as the commanding officer for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released) Related Article

110908-N-DU438-130 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Commanding Officer, Capt. Patrick Shea, right, passes the 1MC microphone to Capt. Robert Hein, during a change of command ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Shea served as commanding officer aboard Gettysburg for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110908-N-DU438-130 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Commanding Officer, Capt. Patrick Shea, right, passes the 1MC microphone to Capt. Robert Hein, during a change of command ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Shea served as commanding officer aboard Gettysburg for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released) Related Article

110908-N-DU438-297 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Command Master Chief Brent Tidwell, left, and Executive Officer John Gray, right, bid farewell to Capt. Patrick Shea, as he departs in a MH-60S Sea Hawk after a change of command aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Shea served as commanding officer for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110908-N-DU438-297 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2011) Command Master Chief Brent Tidwell, left, and Executive Officer John Gray, right, bid farewell to Capt. Patrick Shea, as he departs in a MH-60S Sea Hawk after a change of command aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Shea served as commanding officer for 22 months. Gettysburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released) Related Article

110907-N-XQ375-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Fireman Apprentice Trevor Underwood fires a 9mm pistol, during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Fireman Apprentice Trevor Underwood fires a 9mm pistol, during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-044 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Galvin, left, and Sonar Technician Seaman Nicholas Yeager, right, listen as Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle conducts .50-caliber machine gun training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-044 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Galvin, left, and Sonar Technician Seaman Nicholas Yeager, right, listen as Chief Gunner’s Mate Richard Randle conducts .50-caliber machine gun training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Sonar Technician 1st Class Mark Thompson fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Sonar Technician 1st Class Mark Thompson fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-154 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Ensign Natalie Logan, auxiliary officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-154 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Ensign Natalie Logan, auxiliary officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard on Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-188 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Ensign Natalie Logan, auxiliary officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110907-N-XQ375-188 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Ensign Natalie Logan, auxiliary officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), fires a 9mm pistol during weapons qualification aboard Mitscher’s flight deck. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110906-N-YM590-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Chief Fire Controlman Chad McQueen, right, reviews the underway replenishment watch bill with junior Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-007 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Chief Fire Controlman Chad McQueen, right, reviews the underway replenishment watch bill with junior Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-009 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brandon Cain tightens a life preserver aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 105). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-009 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brandon Cain tightens a life preserver aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 105). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-011 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison observes Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), as guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) commences her approach for a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-011 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison observes Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), as guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) commences her approach for a replenishment-at-sea. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-028 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison secures shot-line to a birdie aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110906-N-YM590-028 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison secures shot-line to a birdie aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110902-N-PW494-241 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 2, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Sarver, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), studies a sculpture during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released)

110902-N-PW494-241 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 2, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Sarver, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), studies a sculpture during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released) Related Article

110902-N-PW494-196 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 2, 2011) A U.S. Navy Sailor, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), slides down a waterslide during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released)

110902-N-PW494-196 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 2, 2011) A U.S. Navy Sailor, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), slides down a waterslide during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released) Related Article

110901-N-TB177-245 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 1, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), ride camels during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

110901-N-TB177-245 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 1, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), ride camels during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tour. Several thousand Sailors enjoyed a host of activities while the ship was in port Jebel Ali, including camel rides, shopping, and tours of the area. George H.W. Bush is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg/Released) Related Article

110906-N-XQ375-116 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transfer personnel in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-116 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transfer personnel in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-132 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Seaman Matt Binnie operates a slew arm davit to lift a rigid-hull inflatable boat out of the water aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-132 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Seaman Matt Binnie operates a slew arm davit to lift a rigid-hull inflatable boat out of the water aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-222 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Zachary Maciejewski, right, prepares to fire a shot-line from the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188), in preparation for conducting a replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-222 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Zachary Maciejewski, right, prepares to fire a shot-line from the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188), in preparation for conducting a replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-261 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to receive pallets of supplies aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-261 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to receive pallets of supplies aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-342 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joshua Dickey signals to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), as pallets of supplies are transferred, during a replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110906-N-XQ375-342 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 6, 2011) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joshua Dickey signals to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), as pallets of supplies are transferred, during a replenishment-at-sea. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-296 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Quartermaster 2nd Class Steven Parrish draws a 9mm pistol from its holster, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-296 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Quartermaster 2nd Class Steven Parrish draws a 9mm pistol from its holster, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-317 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Quartermaster 2nd Class Steven Parrish ejects an empty magazine from a 9mm pistol, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-317 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Quartermaster 2nd Class Steven Parrish ejects an empty magazine from a 9mm pistol, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-326 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis, left, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Nils Hagen fire 9mm pistols, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-326 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis, left, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Nils Hagen fire 9mm pistols, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-458 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz fires a 9mm pistol, during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-458 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Andrew Beetz fires a 9mm pistol, during weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-489 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Kenny Carriel fires a 9mm pistol, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110905-N-XQ375-489 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Travis Kaizen watches as Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Kenny Carriel fires a 9mm pistol, during a weapons qualification aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)

110904-N-YM590-011 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Recruit Joshua Grisdale, left, gets assistance from Seaman Andrew Ralph attaching a training canister to his MCU2-P gas mask, during a chemical, biological and radiological drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110904-N-YM590-011 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Recruit Joshua Grisdale, left, gets assistance from Seaman Andrew Ralph attaching a training canister to his MCU2-P gas mask, during a chemical, biological and radiological drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110904-N-YM590-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Steven Jones, left, and Seaman John Jennings point at Oscar, the man overboard training mannequin, during a man overboard boat recovery drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110904-N-YM590-025 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Steven Jones, left, and Seaman John Jennings point at Oscar, the man overboard training mannequin, during a man overboard boat recovery drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110904-N-YM590-053 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) prepare to disembark a rigid hull inflatable boat after a man overboard boat recovery drill. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110904-N-YM590-053 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) prepare to disembark a rigid hull inflatable boat after a man overboard boat recovery drill. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110901-N-XQ375-016 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joseph Waite rinses a MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons system during a freshwater wash down aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher conducts weekly freshwater wash downs to rinse salt and dirt off the exterior surfaces of the ship. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-016 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joseph Waite rinses a MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons system during a freshwater wash down aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher conducts weekly freshwater wash downs to rinse salt and dirt off the exterior surfaces of the ship. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-032 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Miguel Bravo sprays an MK 45 5-inch, 54-caliber gun with a fire hose during a freshwater wash down aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher conducts weekly freshwater wash downs to rinse salt and dirt off the exterior surfaces of the ship. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-032 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Miguel Bravo sprays an MK 45 5-inch, 54-caliber gun with a fire hose during a freshwater wash down aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher conducts weekly freshwater wash downs to rinse salt and dirt off the exterior surfaces of the ship. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-141 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Sailors participate in a damage control exercise simulating a helicopter crash aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-141 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Sailors participate in a damage control exercise simulating a helicopter crash aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-176 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Sailors participate in a damage control exercise simulating a helicopter crash aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-176 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Sailors participate in a damage control exercise simulating a helicopter crash aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-220 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis, left, and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matt Evans simulate carrying a casualty from the sight of a helicopter crash as Chief Damage Controlman Brennan Barrett, observes during a damage control exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110901-N-XQ375-220 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Jeff Davis, left, and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matt Evans simulate carrying a casualty from the sight of a helicopter crash as Chief Damage Controlman Brennan Barrett, observes during a damage control exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110830-N-YM590-004 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 30, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph Gregory looks through a sextant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A sextant is a navigational instrument used for celestial navigation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110830-N-YM590-004 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 30, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph Gregory looks through a sextant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A sextant is a navigational instrument used for celestial navigation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110830-N-YM590-007 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 30, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph Gregory looks through a sextant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A sextant is a navigational instrument used for celestial navigation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110830-N-YM590-007 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 30, 2011) Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph Gregory looks through a sextant aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). A sextant is a navigational instrument used for celestial navigation. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110826-N-YM590-440 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 26, 2011) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Marcelo Martis dead-lifts 455 pounds as part of a strongman competition held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110826-N-YM590-440 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 26, 2011) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Marcelo Martis dead-lifts 455 pounds as part of a strongman competition held aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-024 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class David Womba heaves a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-024 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) Logistics Specialist 3rd Class David Womba heaves a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-026 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-026 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110825-N-YM590-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2011) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110824-N-WM272-002 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 24, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sits at anchor in the Arabian Gulf. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

110824-N-WM272-002 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 24, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sits at anchor in the Arabian Gulf. Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Emma Mattson/Released)

110823-N-HM233-007 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 23, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Emanuel Bolton is inspected during a personnel inspection conducted by Capt. Eric Weilenman, commanding officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110823-N-HM233-007 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 23, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Emanuel Bolton is inspected during a personnel inspection conducted by Capt. Eric Weilenman, commanding officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). Port Royal is conducting maritime security operations and missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Joseph Baskin/Released)

110824-N-LQ799-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 24, 2011) Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, left, relieves Rear Adm. Margaret Klein as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes, during the change of command ceremony, Aug. 24. ESG 5 commands amphibious forces deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The forces are tasked with crisis response missions, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110824-N-LQ799-024 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 24, 2011) Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, left, relieves Rear Adm. Margaret Klein as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 as Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes, during the change of command ceremony, Aug. 24. ESG 5 commands amphibious forces deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The forces are tasked with crisis response missions, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110823-N-VR372-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 23, 2011) Guest speaker, Capt. Maxie Davis, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command communications and information systems department head, gives a speech during a Women's Equality Day celebration on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Aug. 23. The celebration commemorated the 91st anniversary of the American woman's right to vote. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110823-N-VR372-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 23, 2011) Guest speaker, Capt. Maxie Davis, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command communications and information systems department head, gives a speech during a Women's Equality Day celebration on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Aug. 23. The celebration commemorated the 91st anniversary of the American woman's right to vote. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110823-N-DU438-026 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 23, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 hovers above U.S. Navy SEALs in rigid-hull inflatable boats, during a training exercise with guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110823-N-DU438-026 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 23, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 hovers above U.S. Navy SEALs in rigid-hull inflatable boats, during a training exercise with guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110823-N-DU438-199 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 23, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 hovers above U.S. Navy SEALs in rigid-hull inflatable boats, during a training exercise with guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110823-N-DU438-199 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 23, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 hovers above U.S. Navy SEALs in rigid-hull inflatable boats, during a training exercise with guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-003 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, right, greets Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, upon arrival aboard Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-003 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, right, greets Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, upon arrival aboard Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-015 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commanding Officer, Capt. Fabrizio Cerrai, left, speaks with Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, on the bridge of Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-015 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commanding Officer, Capt. Fabrizio Cerrai, left, speaks with Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, on the bridge of Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-024 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Capt. Fabrizio Cerrai, commanding officer, Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553), left, speaks with Rear Adm. Peg Klein, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, as Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, listens. Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-024 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Capt. Fabrizio Cerrai, commanding officer, Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553), left, speaks with Rear Adm. Peg Klein, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, as Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, listens. Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-057 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, left, presents a plaque to Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, in the wardroom aboard Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110808-ZS026-N-057 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Rear Adm. Peg Klein, left, presents a plaque to Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, Rear Adm. Gualtiero Mattesi, in the wardroom aboard Italian Navy anti-air warfare destroyer Andrea Doria (D 553). Klein visited Andrea Doria to tour the ship and speak with Italian Navy leaders about maritime security operations, mutual maritime cooperation efforts and resources available within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

110811-N-YM590-062 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 11, 2011) Quartermaster Seaman John Maxwell, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman stand on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and wait for an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 to come overhead in order to connect the cargo pendant, during a vertical replenishment. Anzio, with embarked air squadron HSL-46, are assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110811-N-YM590-062 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 11, 2011) Quartermaster Seaman John Maxwell, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman stand on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and wait for an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 to come overhead in order to connect the cargo pendant, during a vertical replenishment. Anzio, with embarked air squadron HSL-46, are assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110811-N-YM590-071 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 11, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman, left, and Quartermaster Seaman John Maxwell, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), prepare to connect a cargo pendant to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, during a vertical replenishment. Anzio, with embarked air squadron HSL-46, are assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110811-N-YM590-071 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 11, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman, left, and Quartermaster Seaman John Maxwell, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), prepare to connect a cargo pendant to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, during a vertical replenishment. Anzio, with embarked air squadron HSL-46, are assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110813-N-XQ375-361 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Crewmembers aboard the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel, Al Habib raise a bag of supplies from a visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Mitscher responded to Al Habib’s distress call and provided two three-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water, and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crewmembers. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110813-N-XQ375-361 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Crewmembers aboard the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel, Al Habib raise a bag of supplies from a visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Mitscher responded to Al Habib’s distress call and provided two three-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water, and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crewmembers. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King) Related Article

110813-N-XQ375-317 GULF OF ADEN (August 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team pull alongside the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel, Al Habib in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Mitscher responded to Al Habib’s distress call and provided two three-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water, and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crewmembers aboard. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King)

110813-N-XQ375-317 GULF OF ADEN (August 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team pull alongside the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel, Al Habib in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Mitscher responded to Al Habib’s distress call and provided two three-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water, and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crewmembers aboard. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King) Related Article

110813-N-TY225-022 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) helps a Somali mariner down a ladder into a rigid-hull inflatable boat. The VBSS team rescued seven Somalis from a skiff that had been dead in the water for two days. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-022 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) helps a Somali mariner down a ladder into a rigid-hull inflatable boat. The VBSS team rescued seven Somalis from a skiff that had been dead in the water for two days. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-078 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore.  The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-078 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore. The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-097 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore.  The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-097 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore. The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-123 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore.  The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-123 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) tows a skiff with seven Somali mariners aboard, toward the shore. The skiff had been dead in the water for two days before the Anzio came upon it, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-165 GULF OF ADEN (Aug.13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) bids farewell to seven Somali mariners after towing the skiff close to shore. The VBSS team rescued the mariners the night before after finding their vessel dead in the water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110813-N-TY225-165 GULF OF ADEN (Aug.13, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) bids farewell to seven Somali mariners after towing the skiff close to shore. The VBSS team rescued the mariners the night before after finding their vessel dead in the water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110810-N-OT964-148 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Leo, a military-working dog, stands with his trainer, Master-at-Arms Seaman Steve Ross, assigned to Naval Security Forces, Bahrain’s K-9 unit, after successfully locating a simulated improvised explosive device. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-148 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Leo, a military-working dog, stands with his trainer, Master-at-Arms Seaman Steve Ross, assigned to Naval Security Forces, Bahrain’s K-9 unit, after successfully locating a simulated improvised explosive device. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-111 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 3rd Class Scott Carlson, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit in response to a simulated improvised explosive device as part of an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, provide maritime 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 Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-111 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 3rd Class Scott Carlson, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit in response to a simulated improvised explosive device as part of an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, provide maritime 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 Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-106 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Christopher Gardiner, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit in response to a simulated improvised explosive device as part of an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, provide maritime 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 Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-106 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Christopher Gardiner, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit in response to a simulated improvised explosive device as part of an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, provide maritime 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 Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-010 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians 3rd Class Scott Carlson, left, and Christian Rivera, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, leave the building after successfully disabling a simulated improvised explosive device during an emergency response training scenario. TG 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 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-OT964-010 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians 3rd Class Scott Carlson, left, and Christian Rivera, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 11, deployed to Task Group (TG) 56.1, leave the building after successfully disabling a simulated improvised explosive device during an emergency response training scenario. TG 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 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

110810-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ronnie Gana tests a drinking water sample for proper levels of bromine, a water purification agent, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-002 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ronnie Gana tests a drinking water sample for proper levels of bromine, a water purification agent, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-027 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-027 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-035 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-035 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-042 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110810-N-YM590-042 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 10, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors man an aqueous film forming foam hose, during a flight deck fire drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110809-N-QL471-047 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 9, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Clayton Hatchett reports the status of a simulated fire to Cmdr. Andrew Biehn, executive officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), during a fire drill. Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and is supporting missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110809-N-QL471-047 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 9, 2011) Damage Controlman Fireman Clayton Hatchett reports the status of a simulated fire to Cmdr. Andrew Biehn, executive officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), during a fire drill. Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and is supporting missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110809-N-QL471-070 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 9, 2011) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Lorena Guzman mans a firehose during an in-port fire drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and is supporting missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110809-N-QL471-070 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 9, 2011) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Lorena Guzman mans a firehose during an in-port fire drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and is supporting missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

110808-N-YM590-006 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison fires a messenger shot line toward Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-006 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Derek Saddison fires a messenger shot line toward Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-023 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Kyle Coleman cuts a line securing the messenger line to the span wire aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-023 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Kyle Coleman cuts a line securing the messenger line to the span wire aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-027 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-027 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-081 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Alexander Acker coils a messenger line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110808-N-YM590-081 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 8, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Alexander Acker coils a messenger line aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110813-N-YM590-132 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team tow a disabled skiff of Somali marines back to Somalia after discovering the stranded vessel, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110813-N-YM590-132 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team tow a disabled skiff of Somali marines back to Somalia after discovering the stranded vessel, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110813-N-YM590-090 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team returns Somali mariners to their skiff before being towed to Somalia. The seven mariners were discovered adrift, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110813-N-YM590-090 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team returns Somali mariners to their skiff before being towed to Somalia. The seven mariners were discovered adrift, Aug. 12. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)Related Article

110812-N-YM590-396 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110812-N-YM590-396 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110812-N-YM590-441 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110812-N-YM590-441 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110812-N-YM590-453 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110812-N-YM590-453 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110812-N-YM590-482 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110812-N-YM590-482 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110812-N-YM590-350 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110812-N-YM590-350 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team assist a distressed skiff in the Gulf of Aden by providing food and water. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110807-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 7, 2011) Seaman Wendell Lawson, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman clean a refueling station, during a  maintenance check aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110807-N-YM590-004 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 7, 2011) Seaman Wendell Lawson, left, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kyle Coleman clean a refueling station, during a maintenance check aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110807-N-YM590-017 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 7, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Benjamin Sharples cleans a fire hose connector aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110807-N-YM590-017 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 7, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Benjamin Sharples cleans a fire hose connector aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110728-N-VR372-023 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents a plaque to Electronics Technician 1st Class Glenn Ichikawa signifying his selection as “Sailor of the Quarter” for the 2nd Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, July 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released)

110728-N-VR372-023 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents a plaque to Electronics Technician 1st Class Glenn Ichikawa signifying his selection as “Sailor of the Quarter” for the 2nd Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, July 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released) Related Article

110728-N-VR372-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents a plaque to Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Lee Duwors signifying his selection as “Bluejacket of the Quarter” for the 2nd Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, July 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released)

110728-N-VR372-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, presents a plaque to Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Lee Duwors signifying his selection as “Bluejacket of the Quarter” for the 2nd Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, July 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released) Related Article

110717-M-QZ892-070 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Patrick Zuber, left, platoon commander, Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a planning brief with members of the Kuwait Armed Forces during the kick-off of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17.  Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait armed forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-070 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Patrick Zuber, left, platoon commander, Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a planning brief with members of the Kuwait Armed Forces during the kick-off of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait armed forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-054 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Kuwait Army 1st Lt Mo Al-Duraibi, left, speaks with his U.S. Marine Corps counterparts during the opening brief of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-054 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Kuwait Army 1st Lt Mo Al-Duraibi, left, speaks with his U.S. Marine Corps counterparts during the opening brief of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-043 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Members of the Kuwait Army, converse with their U.S. Marine Corps counterparts during the opening brief of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17.  Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-043 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Members of the Kuwait Army, converse with their U.S. Marine Corps counterparts during the opening brief of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace 11-2 is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-014 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) U.S. Army Col Frank Molinari, U.S. Armed Forces liaison for Kuwait, conducts the opening brief for Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-014 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) U.S. Army Col Frank Molinari, U.S. Armed Forces liaison for Kuwait, conducts the opening brief for Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, July 17. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-004 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Members of the Kuwait Armed Forces listen to the opening brief for Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, conducted between the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Kuwait Armed Forces, aboard Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 17. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110717-M-QZ892-004 KUWAIT (July 17, 2011) Members of the Kuwait Armed Forces listen to the opening brief for Exercise Eager Mace 11-2, conducted between the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Kuwait Armed Forces, aboard Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 17. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. 13th MEU is deployed with Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesse D. Leger/Released)

110720-N-RC734-040 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 20, 2011) A member of the Kuwait Marine unit practices hand-cuffing and searching techniques on Damage Controlman 2nd Class Doug Newland, during training with visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110720-N-RC734-040 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 20, 2011) A member of the Kuwait Marine unit practices hand-cuffing and searching techniques on Damage Controlman 2nd Class Doug Newland, during training with visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110720-N-RC734-009 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 20, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Andrew Fuller, a member of amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock's (LSD 45) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, demonstrates cuffing techniques, during VBSS training with the Kuwait Marine unit as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110720-N-RC734-009 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 20, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Andrew Fuller, a member of amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock's (LSD 45) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, demonstrates cuffing techniques, during VBSS training with the Kuwait Marine unit as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110719-N-RC734-118 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 19, 2011) A Kuwait visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member climbs a boarding ladder during a engagement with VBSS teams from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110719-N-RC734-118 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 19, 2011) A Kuwait visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member climbs a boarding ladder during a engagement with VBSS teams from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110719-N-RC734-220 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 19, 2011) U.S. Marine Cpl. Jason Istre, center, a member of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, instructs a Kuwait VBSS team member on close quarters combat techniques, during an engagement between VBSS teams from Kuwait, 13th MEU and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110719-N-RC734-220 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 19, 2011) U.S. Marine Cpl. Jason Istre, center, a member of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, instructs a Kuwait VBSS team member on close quarters combat techniques, during an engagement between VBSS teams from Kuwait, 13th MEU and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110719-N-GW695-184 ARABIAN GULF (July 19, 2011) A Kuwait Coast Guard patrol boat makes a high speed turn during a small boat training exercise with amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), during exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

110719-N-GW695-184 ARABIAN GULF (July 19, 2011) A Kuwait Coast Guard patrol boat makes a high speed turn during a small boat training exercise with amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), during exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

110719-N-GW695-153 ARABIAN GULF (July 19, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit to Kuwait Naval Base aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat as part of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

110719-N-GW695-153 ARABIAN GULF (July 19, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit to Kuwait Naval Base aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat as part of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

110718-N-RC734-053 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 18, 2011) Kuwait Marine Lt. Bader Al Abduljaleel, right, gives a tour of training facilities at Kuwait Navy Base to U.S. Navy visit, board, search and seizure team boarding officer Lt. j.g. Ryan McMorrow, assigned amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), as part of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwaiti Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110718-N-RC734-053 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 18, 2011) Kuwait Marine Lt. Bader Al Abduljaleel, right, gives a tour of training facilities at Kuwait Navy Base to U.S. Navy visit, board, search and seizure team boarding officer Lt. j.g. Ryan McMorrow, assigned amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), as part of Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwaiti Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110718-N-RC734-057 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 18, 2011) Kuwait Marine Lt. Bader Al Abduljaleel, left, discusses training on Kuwait Navy Base with visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) boarding officers Lt. j.g. Ryan Pau, right, and Lt. j.g. Ryan McMorrow from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110718-N-RC734-057 KUWAIT NAVY BASE, Kuwait (July 18, 2011) Kuwait Marine Lt. Bader Al Abduljaleel, left, discusses training on Kuwait Navy Base with visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) boarding officers Lt. j.g. Ryan Pau, right, and Lt. j.g. Ryan McMorrow from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during Exercise Eager Mace 11-2. Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted bi-annual between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-091 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A U.S. rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) comes alongside a Kuwait Coast Guard boat to transfer personnel prior to the start of a high value unit (HVU) exercise. During the exercise, the Kuwait Coast Guard protected Comstock from simulated small boat threats as part of  exercise Eager Mace 11-2, a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-091 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A U.S. rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) comes alongside a Kuwait Coast Guard boat to transfer personnel prior to the start of a high value unit (HVU) exercise. During the exercise, the Kuwait Coast Guard protected Comstock from simulated small boat threats as part of exercise Eager Mace 11-2, a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-157 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A Kuwait Coast Guard boat, left, intercepts rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIB), from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), acting as small boat threats, during a high value unit (HVU) exercise in which the Kuwait Coast Guard protected Comstock as part of “Eager Mace 11.” Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted twice annually between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-157 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A Kuwait Coast Guard boat, left, intercepts rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIB), from amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), acting as small boat threats, during a high value unit (HVU) exercise in which the Kuwait Coast Guard protected Comstock as part of “Eager Mace 11.” Eager Mace is a bilateral amphibious engagement conducted twice annually between U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with Kuwait Armed Forces to increase tactical proficiency, broaden levels of cooperation, and enhance mutual maritime capabilities. Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110728-N-LQ799-021, NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Capt. Edward Cashman, left, relieves  Capt. James Malloy, right, as commander, Destroyer Squadron 50 (DESRON), while Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes during the change of command ceremony. DESRON 50 conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, developing security in the maritime environment, to promote stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110728-N-LQ799-021, NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 28, 2011) Capt. Edward Cashman, left, relieves Capt. James Malloy, right, as commander, Destroyer Squadron 50 (DESRON), while Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, observes during the change of command ceremony. DESRON 50 conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, developing security in the maritime environment, to promote stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110722-N-YM590-150 GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure teams from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

110722-N-YM590-150 GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) Visit, board, search and seizure teams from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigate a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released) Related Article

110722-N-TY225-067, GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigates a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110722-N-TY225-067, GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigates a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released) Related Article

110722-N-TY225-077, GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigates a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)

110722-N-TY225-077, GULF OF ADEN (July 22, 2011) A visit, board, search and seizure team from guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), investigates a suspected pirate skiff. Anzio is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Weyers/Released) Related Article

110717-N-RC734-399 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) Flight deck personnel stand by for supplies as a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, delivers cargo to amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-399 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) Flight deck personnel stand by for supplies as a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, delivers cargo to amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8). Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-101 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, hovers above Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a vertical replenishment with amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), background, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), not pictured. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-101 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, hovers above Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a vertical replenishment with amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), background, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), not pictured. Comstock and Green Bay are underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-322 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Randy Buono signals a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during a vertical replenishment on the flight deck aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-RC734-322 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Randy Buono signals a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during a vertical replenishment on the flight deck aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Comstock is underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-124 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors on the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) use the fixed fire hose mount on a P-25 Flight Deck Firefighting Vehicle to wash the exterior windows of primary flight control prior to night flight operations. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-124 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors on the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) use the fixed fire hose mount on a P-25 Flight Deck Firefighting Vehicle to wash the exterior windows of primary flight control prior to night flight operations. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-131 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) A view of the mast from

110717-N-ZS026-131 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) A view of the mast from "vultures row" aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) as the ship steams through the Gulf of Aden, during night flight operations. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-142 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, from the

110717-N-ZS026-142 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, from the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163, assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), refuel on the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during night flight operations. Boxer and 13th MEU are underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-146 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, from the

110717-N-ZS026-146 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, from the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163, assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), refuels on the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during night flight operations. Boxer and 13th MEU are underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110717-N-ZS026-147 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) An AV-8 Harrier, from the

110717-N-ZS026-147 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2011) An AV-8 Harrier, from the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 , assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to taxi across the flight deck after landing, during night flight operations aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer and 13th MEU are underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110705-N-WL435-261 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 5, 2011) Master Chief Equipment Operator Charles Boris assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.2 uses a bulldozer to push sand and reinforce an existing berm at a joint forces weapons training range in Kuwait. TG 56.2 naval construction forces provide expeditionary engineering and construction support for forward deployed forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/ Released)

110705-N-WL435-261 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 5, 2011) Master Chief Equipment Operator Charles Boris assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.2 uses a bulldozer to push sand and reinforce an existing berm at a joint forces weapons training range in Kuwait. TG 56.2 naval construction forces provide expeditionary engineering and construction support for forward deployed forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/ Released) Related Article

110705-N-WL435-224 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 5, 2011) A Seabee assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.2 uses a bulldozer to push sand and reinforce an existing berm at a joint forces weapons training range in Kuwait. TG 56.2 naval construction forces provide expeditionary engineering and construction support for forward deployed forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110705-N-WL435-224 KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (July 5, 2011) A Seabee assigned to Task Group (TG) 56.2 uses a bulldozer to push sand and reinforce an existing berm at a joint forces weapons training range in Kuwait. TG 56.2 naval construction forces provide expeditionary engineering and construction support for forward deployed forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released) Related Article

110706-N-L7704-037 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) rescue a crew member from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux/ Released)

110706-N-L7704-037 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) rescue a crew member from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux/ Released) Related Article

110706-N-L7704-058 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) Crew members from the M/T Brilliante Virtuoso are awaiting rescue from U.S. Navy Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Philipine Sea (CG 58), July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux/ Released)

110706-N-L7704-058 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) Crew members from the M/T Brilliante Virtuoso are awaiting rescue from U.S. Navy Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Philipine Sea (CG 58), July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux/ Released) Related Article

110706-N-L7704-048 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) rescue a crew member from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux)

110706-N-L7704-048 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) rescue a crew member from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux) Related Article

110706-N-L7704-063 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) approach a life boat from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux)

110706-N-L7704-063 GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors from guided- missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) approach a life boat from M/T Brilliante Virtuoso, July 6. Brilliante Virturoso’s crew abandoned ship due to a fire onboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald Lenieux) Related Article

110623-N-VR372-068 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 23, 2011) Children participate in a water balloon fight during a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) 'Fun Day' at Fleet Park, June 23. The function was hosted by NAVCENT's Pride Association, to promote morale and give Sailors a chance to spend time with their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110623-N-VR372-068 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 23, 2011) Children participate in a water balloon fight during a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) 'Fun Day' at Fleet Park, June 23. The function was hosted by NAVCENT's Pride Association, to promote morale and give Sailors a chance to spend time with their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110623-N-VR372-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 23, 2011) U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) personnel help themselves to food during a command 'Fun Day' at Fleet Park, June 23. The function was hosted by NAVCENT's Pride Association, to promote morale and give Sailors a chance to spend time with their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110623-N-VR372-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 23, 2011) U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) personnel help themselves to food during a command 'Fun Day' at Fleet Park, June 23. The function was hosted by NAVCENT's Pride Association, to promote morale and give Sailors a chance to spend time with their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110616-N-EE978-112 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-112 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-094 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, right, answers Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Carlos Gutierrez’s question, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-094 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, right, answers Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Carlos Gutierrez’s question, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-085 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-085 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-049 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-049 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-UO379-463 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-UO379-463 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-UO379-266 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-UO379-266 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-UO379-397 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-UO379-397 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

110616-N-EE978-153 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander,  U.S. 5th Fleet, listens as Midshipman 2nd Class Nicholas Perez, left, explains why he joined the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), during a visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).  Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110616-N-EE978-153 ARABIAN SEA (June 16, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, listens as Midshipman 2nd Class Nicholas Perez, left, explains why he joined the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), during a visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1701 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Adriana Luna, right, a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman fires a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 2nd Class Claire Kobal observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1701 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Adriana Luna, right, a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman fires a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 2nd Class Claire Kobal observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1660 ARABIAN SEA (June 06, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Jordann Lee, right, a visiting Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman, prepares to fire a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 1st Class Brittany Davis observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1660 ARABIAN SEA (June 06, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Jordann Lee, right, a visiting Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman, prepares to fire a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 1st Class Brittany Davis observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1604 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Adriana Luna, right, a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman fires a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 2nd Class Claire Kobal observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).  The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1604 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Midshipman 1st Class Adriana Luna, right, a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman fires a .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, center, supervises and Midshipman 2nd Class Claire Kobal observes, while aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1494 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, left, supervises as Midshipmen 2nd Class Steven Beaudet, center, prepares to fire a .50-caliber machine gun and Midshipmen 2nd class Nicholas Lindsay observes, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1494 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, left, supervises as Midshipmen 2nd Class Steven Beaudet, center, prepares to fire a .50-caliber machine gun and Midshipmen 2nd class Nicholas Lindsay observes, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1455 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, right, instructs Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen on gun safety prior to a .50-caliber machine gun shoot aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1455 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Pruett, right, instructs Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen on gun safety prior to a .50-caliber machine gun shoot aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1393 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Lt. Jason Horning, left, gives Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen a safety brief prior to a .50-caliber machine gun shoot aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110606-N-BZ392-1393 ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2011) Lt. Jason Horning, left, gives Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen a safety brief prior to a .50-caliber machine gun shoot aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The midshipmen visited Leyte Gulf during their summer training cruise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Guerra/Released)

110605-N-XO436-046 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (June 5, 2011) Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) approaches Friendship Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt connecting the Mediterranean and Red Sea, allowing maritime tramsportation between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa. Barry is on a routine deployment conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

110605-N-XO436-046 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (June 5, 2011) Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) approaches Friendship Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt connecting the Mediterranean and Red Sea, allowing maritime tramsportation between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa. Barry is on a routine deployment conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

110605-N-XO436-050 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (June 5, 2011) Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) passes Friendship Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal. The Egyptian flag is flying from the mast as it is customary to raise a country’s official flag while transiting their waters. Barry is on deployment conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

110605-N-XO436-050 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (June 5, 2011) Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) passes Friendship Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal. The Egyptian flag is flying from the mast as it is customary to raise a country’s official flag while transiting their waters. Barry is on deployment conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

110514-N-WL435-007 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Divers attached to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 make preparations aboard U.S. Army Runnymede-class large landing craft USAV Five Forks (LCU 2018) for dive operations. CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110514-N-WL435-007 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Divers attached to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 make preparations aboard U.S. Army Runnymede-class large landing craft USAV Five Forks (LCU 2018) for dive operations. CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110514-N-WL435-052 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Anthony Hanni, attached to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, assists Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Carrington with his Kirby Morgan 37 Dive Helmet aboard U.S. Army Runnymede-class large landing craft USAV Five Forks (LCU 2018). CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110514-N-WL435-052 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class Anthony Hanni, attached to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, assists Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Carrington with his Kirby Morgan 37 Dive Helmet aboard U.S. Army Runnymede-class large landing craft USAV Five Forks (LCU 2018). CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110514-N-WL435-665 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Chief Navy Diver Ryan Oakley, inspects Navy Diver 2nd Class Anthony Hanni’s diving equipment, both attached to CTG 56.1, before clearing him for dive operations. CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110514-N-WL435-665 UMM QASR, Iraq (May 14, 2011) Chief Navy Diver Ryan Oakley, inspects Navy Diver 2nd Class Anthony Hanni’s diving equipment, both attached to CTG 56.1, before clearing him for dive operations. CTG 56.1 is taking part in a joint operation between Iraqi and U.S. Navy divers to raise a sunken pier in Umm Qasr. CTG 56.1 supports maritime 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 Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-126 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) A MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, transfers pallets of supplies as a fuel line is sent from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment at sea. Boxer and HSC 23 are part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-126 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) A MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, transfers pallets of supplies as a fuel line is sent from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment at sea. Boxer and HSC 23 are part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-051 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters, from the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, prepare to take off from the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Boxer and HSC 23, are part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-051 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters, from the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, prepare to take off from the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Boxer and HSC 23, are part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-129 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), left, provides fuel while a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, transfers supplies to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment-at-sea. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110519-ZS026-N-129 GULF OF ADEN (May 19, 2011) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), left, provides fuel while a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, transfers supplies to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), during a replenishment-at-sea. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

110514-N-MM360-175 ARABIAN GULF (May 14, 2011) Singaporean Rear Adm. Harris Chan, commander, Coalition Task Force (CTF) 151, left, talks with Lt. Ryan Kehoe during “Singapore Night” aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). CTF is embarked on Mason, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffry A. Willadsen/Released)

110514-N-MM360-175 ARABIAN GULF (May 14, 2011) Singaporean Rear Adm. Harris Chan, commander, Coalition Task Force (CTF) 151, left, talks with Lt. Ryan Kehoe during “Singapore Night” aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). CTF is embarked on Mason, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffry A. Willadsen/Released) Related Article

115019-N-3074R-157 ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2011) Ensign Bilal Agha, boarding officer of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), hands out water bottles to fishermen aboard the Pakistani fishing vessel Al Sohail. Hopper provided food, water, medical and engineering assistance, responding to Al Sohail’s distress signals after the vessel lost all power and communications. Hopper is on a routine deployment and is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Hannah Roberts/Released)

115019-N-3074R-157 ARABIAN SEA (May 19, 2011) Ensign Bilal Agha, boarding officer of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), hands out water bottles to fishermen aboard the Pakistani fishing vessel Al Sohail. Hopper provided food, water, medical and engineering assistance, responding to Al Sohail’s distress signals after the vessel lost all power and communications. Hopper is on a routine deployment and is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Hannah Roberts/Released) Related Article

110518-N-0000X-044 ARABIAN SEA (May 18, 2011) Pakistani fishing vessel Al Sohail drifts at sea after having lost all power and communications, her crew attempted to rig a sail out of rugs. Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) was directed to locate and render medical and engineering assistance. Hopper is on a routine deployment and is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

110518-N-0000X-044 ARABIAN SEA (May 18, 2011) Pakistani fishing vessel Al Sohail drifts at sea after having lost all power and communications, her crew attempted to rig a sail out of rugs. Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) was directed to locate and render medical and engineering assistance. Hopper is on a routine deployment and is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

110509-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 9, 2011) Commander, U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, speaks with service members during an all hands call at Naval Support Activity, (NSA) Bahrain. Mattis spoke about the importance of the service members’ mission in the area of responsibility (AOR) and answered questions regarding operations in the area. NSA Bahrain provides operational support to U.S. and coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin)

110509-N-5821P-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 9, 2011) Commander, U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, speaks with service members during an all hands call at Naval Support Activity, (NSA) Bahrain. Mattis spoke about the importance of the service members’ mission in the area of responsibility (AOR) and answered questions regarding operations in the area. NSA Bahrain provides operational support to U.S. and coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin)

110509-N-5821P-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 9, 2011) Commander, U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, speaks with service members during an all hands call at Naval Support Activity, (NSA) Bahrain.  Mattis spoke about the importance of the service member’s mission in the area of responsibility (AOR) and answered questions regarding operations in the area.  NSA Bahrain provides operational support to U.S. and coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin)

110509-N-5821P-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 9, 2011) Commander, U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, speaks with service members during an all hands call at Naval Support Activity, (NSA) Bahrain. Mattis spoke about the importance of the service member’s mission in the area of responsibility (AOR) and answered questions regarding operations in the area. NSA Bahrain provides operational support to U.S. and coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin)

110509-N-5474W-016 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Cmdr. Edward J. Eder, commanding officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), meet with department heads for lunch in the wardroom aboard the ship. Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-016 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Cmdr. Edward J. Eder, commanding officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), meet with department heads for lunch in the wardroom aboard the ship. Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-017 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Cmdr. Edward J. Eder, commanding officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), meet with department heads for lunch in the wardroom aboard the ship. Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-017 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Cmdr. Edward J. Eder, commanding officer, guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), meet with department heads for lunch in the wardroom aboard the ship. Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-031 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-031 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-046 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-046 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-052 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, fields a question from Fire Controlman 1st Class Nathan A. Heck during an all hands call aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-052 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, fields a question from Fire Controlman 1st Class Nathan A. Heck during an all hands call aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-059 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, greets Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Marcel R. Beckford while visiting guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110509-N-5474W-059 U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, greets Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Marcel R. Beckford while visiting guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Mattis was visiting the ship during a trip to the region to speak with leaders and service members under his command. Paul Hamilton is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CTF) 152, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Casi M. Wagoner /Released)

110424-N-YX920-045 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, performs a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-045 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, performs a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-066 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, performs a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-066 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, performs a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-075 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011)  Aviation Warfare Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Kernen (left) and Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley, both assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 perform a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011.  Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-075 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Aviation Warfare Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Kernen (left) and Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Ackley, both assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 perform a battle space profile drop check to ensure water clarity during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-126 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011)  A Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 CH-53 helicopter flies above mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-126 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) A Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 CH-53 helicopter flies above mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-244 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 flies in formation with U.K., Pakistani mine and U.S. countermeasure ships during Arabian Gauntlet 2011.  Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-244 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 flies in formation with U.K., Pakistani mine and U.S. countermeasure ships during Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-332 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Ships from U.K., France, Pakistan and the U.S., sail in formation at the conclusion of Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-332 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Ships from U.K., France, Pakistan and the U.S., sail in formation at the conclusion of Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-343 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Ships from U.K., France, Pakistan and the U.S., sail in formation at the conclusion of Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110424-N-YX920-343 ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2011) Ships from U.K., France, Pakistan and the U.S., sail in formation at the conclusion of Arabian Gauntlet 2011. Arabian Gauntlet is an exercise consisting of multi-national forces designed to refine coalition warfare capabilities, specifically in the areas of mine warfare, surface warfare and offshore infrastructure protection, enhancing regional security in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant/Released)

110427-N-LQ799-037 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy’s Maritime Security Agency prepare to enter a hatch during visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110427-N-LQ799-037 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy’s Maritime Security Agency prepare to enter a hatch during visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110427-N-LQ799-055 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy, Maritime Security Agency, instruct a member of the, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training team to ”keep his hands up” during training evolution. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110427-N-LQ799-055 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy, Maritime Security Agency, instruct a member of the, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training team to ”keep his hands up” during training evolution. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110427-N-LQ799-081 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy’s Maritime Security Agency, instruct a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training team to “show his hands” during VBSS training. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110427-N-LQ799-081 MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (April 27, 2011) Sailors from the Pakistan Navy’s Maritime Security Agency, instruct a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training team to “show his hands” during VBSS training. U.S. Sailors and Coast Guardsman from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Middle East training team provided two-weeks of routine VBSS training to coalition forces in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110428-N-VR372-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate  to Yeoman 1st Class Shawn Croon signifying his selection as the “Sailor of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released)

110428-N-VR372-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate to Yeoman 1st Class Shawn Croon signifying his selection as the “Sailor of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released) Related Article

110428-N-VR372-022 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate to Yeoman 2nd Class Leon Courtney signifying his selection as the “Junior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released)

110428-N-VR372-022 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate to Yeoman 2nd Class Leon Courtney signifying his selection as the “Junior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released) Related Article

110428-N-VR372-020 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate to Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Graziano signifying his selection as the “Bluejacket of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released)

110428-N-VR372-020 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (April 28, 2011) Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents a certificate to Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Graziano signifying his selection as the “Bluejacket of the Quarter” for the 1st Quarter of 2011, during an awards ceremony held on board Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, April 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Whitley/Released) Related Article

110426-N-VR372-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks during a memorial service held to continue to honor Coast Guardsman Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown. N.Y, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Monroe, N.Y., Signalman 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn., who were killed April 24, 2004 after an unidentified dhow exploded while conducting a maritime interdiction operations (MIO), in the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley /Released)

110426-N-VR372-018 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks during a memorial service held to continue to honor Coast Guardsman Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown. N.Y, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Monroe, N.Y., Signalman 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn., who were killed April 24, 2004 after an unidentified dhow exploded while conducting a maritime interdiction operations (MIO), in the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley /Released) Related Article

110426-N-VR372-009 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2011) Lt. Richard Lee, chaplain, Destroyer Squadron 50, gives the invocation during a memorial service held to continue to honor Coast Guardsman Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown. N.Y, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Monroe, N.Y., Signalman 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn., who were killed April 24, 2004 after an unidentified dhow exploded while conductting a maritime interdiction operations (MIO), in the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110426-N-VR372-009 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2011) Lt. Richard Lee, chaplain, Destroyer Squadron 50, gives the invocation during a memorial service held to continue to honor Coast Guardsman Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown. N.Y, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Monroe, N.Y., Signalman 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn., who were killed April 24, 2004 after an unidentified dhow exploded while conductting a maritime interdiction operations (MIO), in the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110425-N-LQ799-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) An Australian Sailor looks at the wreaths after they are placed at the base of the flag pole during the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110425-N-LQ799-137 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) An Australian Sailor looks at the wreaths after they are placed at the base of the flag pole during the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110425-N-LQ799-132 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) Cdr. Aaron Nye, Royal Australian Navy, deputy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, left, and Cdr. Adem Tanriseven, Turkish Naval Force, salute the wreathes after placing them at the base of the flag pole during the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

10425-N-LQ799-132 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) Cdr. Aaron Nye, Royal Australian Navy, deputy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, left, and Cdr. Adem Tanriseven, Turkish Naval Force, salute the wreathes after placing them at the base of the flag pole during the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110425-N-LQ799-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) Cdr. Aaron Nye, Royal Australian Navy, deputy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, welcomes guests to the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110425-N-LQ799-037 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 25, 2011) Cdr. Aaron Nye, Royal Australian Navy, deputy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, welcomes guests to the 96th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand held to honor those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

110422-N-VR372-046 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Horn, left, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Junior Sailor of the Year, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Cryptologic Technician Repair 1st Class Jerry Adams, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd quarter talk with country music star Toby Keith during breakfast, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110422-N-VR372-046 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Horn, left, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Junior Sailor of the Year, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Cryptologic Technician Repair 1st Class Jerry Adams, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd quarter talk with country music star Toby Keith during breakfast, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110422-N-VR372-042 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Horn, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Junior Sailor of
the Year, talks with country music star Toby Keith during breakfast, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110422-N-VR372-042 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Horn, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Junior Sailor of the Year, talks with country music star Toby Keith during breakfast, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110422-N-VR372-026 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Rear Adm. Peg Klein, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, talks during breakfast with Toby Keith band members, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110422-N-VR372-026 MANAMA, Bahrain (April 22, 2011) Rear Adm. Peg Klein, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, talks during breakfast with Toby Keith band members, April 22. Keith visited servicemembers in the Middle East as part of a USO-sponsored tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110416-N-0569K-019 ARABIAN GULF (April 16, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) transits the Arabian Gulf after a port visit. Leyte Gulf is part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King/Released)

110416-N-0569K-019 ARABIAN GULF (April 16, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) transits the Arabian Gulf after a port visit. Leyte Gulf is part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King/Released)

110413-N-ZS026-029 GULF OF ADEN (April 13, 2011) Rear Adm. Peg Klein,
commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, addresses Sailors and Marines 
aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during an all-hands call
in the hangar bay. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/ Released)

110413-N-ZS026-029 GULF OF ADEN (April 13, 2011) Rear Adm. Peg Klein, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, addresses Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Boxer is underway 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 Trevor Welsh/ Released) Related Article

110409-N-RC734-091 ARABIAN SEA (April 9, 2011) Sailors stand watch on the portside bridge wing aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). Comstock is deployed as part of Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

110409-N-RC734-091 ARABIAN SEA (April 9, 2011) Sailors stand watch on the portside bridge wing aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). Comstock is deployed as part of Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Joseph M. Buliavac/Released) Related Article

110406-O-9999G-608 KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - A mountainous, land-locked country isn't a place most would expect naval forces to be serving, but the U.S. Navy's top admiral from Central Command was here to say thanks to the sailors who are boots on ground.

110406-O-9999G-608 KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - A mountainous, land-locked country isn't a place most would expect naval forces to be serving, but the U.S. Navy's top admiral from Central Command was here to say thanks to the sailors who are boots on ground. Related Article

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, talks with Lt. Cmdr. Scott Kelley, a Seabee with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 26, at the battalion’s supply yard at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, April 6. NMCB 26, a reserve battalion based in Harrison, Mich., is deployed to Kandahar as part of Task Force Overlord. The task force, commanded by 25th NCR from Gulfport, Miss., is responsible for all construction engineering and engineering support in South and Southwest Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenny E. Ragland/Released)

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, talks with Lt. Cmdr. Scott Kelley, a Seabee with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 26, at the battalion’s supply yard at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, April 6. NMCB 26, a reserve battalion based in Harrison, Mich., is deployed to Kandahar as part of Task Force Overlord. The task force, commanded by 25th NCR from Gulfport, Miss., is responsible for all construction engineering and engineering support in South and Southwest Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenny E. Ragland/Released) Related Article

110404-N-0569K-081 ARABIAN SEA (April 4, 2011) An arresting gear officer watches the flight deck to ensure it is safe for aircraft to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are conducting close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King/Released)

110404-N-0569K-081 ARABIAN SEA (April 4, 2011) An arresting gear officer watches the flight deck to ensure it is safe for aircraft to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are conducting close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King/Released)

110323-N-8497H-080 ARABIAN GULF (Mar. 23, 2011) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Raymond Albuna answers questions during his engineering officer of the watch (EOOW) board, which he passed, on USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent  is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110330-N-ZS029-488 INDIAN OCEAN (March 30, 2011) A merchant marine aboard the Military Sealift Command replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) prepares to attach a cargo net to an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, in transit to the amphibious transport ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) (not pictured). Green Bay is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway 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 Trevor Welsh/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 23, 2011) Chief Mineman Scott Seevers monitors the precise integration navigation system (PINS) from Combat Information Center (CIC) during a mine counter-measure exercise onboard USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent is underway, with elements of Combined Task Force 52, participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 23, 2011) Chief Mineman Scott Seevers monitors the precise integration navigation system (PINS) from Combat Information Center (CIC) during a mine counter-measure exercise onboard USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent is underway, with elements of Combined Task Force 52, participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 23, 2011) Electrician's Mate 1st Class Jaime Garcia monitors the electronic propulsion plant console from the central control station aboard  USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 23, 2011) Electrician's Mate 1st Class Jaime Garcia monitors the electronic propulsion plant console from the central control station aboard USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) is underway in the Arabian Gulf. Higgins is deployed with the Carl Vinson 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 Lt. Cmdr. Alex T. Mabini/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) is underway in the Arabian Gulf. Higgins is deployed with the Carl Vinson 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 Lt. Cmdr. Alex T. Mabini/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2011) A small boat being towed by a pirate mothership in the Arabian Sea is fired upon and damaged by Australian frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH 153). Stuart is deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces and operating under Combined Task Force 151, supporting counter-piracy operations in the region. (Australian Navy photo/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (March 22, 2011) A small boat being towed by a pirate mothership in the Arabian Sea is fired upon and damaged by Australian frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH 153). Stuart is deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces and operating under Combined Task Force 151, supporting counter-piracy operations in the region. (Australian Navy photo/Released) Related Article

110321-N-XT273-673 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) Spanish Navy, M36 Tajo, Segura class minehunter, left, French Eridan-class Minesweeper M646 Croix du sud, right, and British Royal Fleet Bay class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) underway with NATO, U.K., French forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

110321-N-XT273-673 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) Spanish Navy, M36 "Tajo", "Segura" class minehunter, left, French Eridan-class Minesweeper M646 Croix du sud, right, and British Royal Fleet Bay class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) underway with NATO, U.K., French forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

110321-N-XT273-808 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) Mine Countermeasure ships underway including NATO, U.K., French forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

110321-N-XT273-808 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) Mine Countermeasure ships underway including NATO, U.K., French forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

110321-N-XT273-833 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) French Eridan-class Minesweeper M646 Croix du Sud underway with NATO, U.K. forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

110321-N-XT273-833 ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) French Eridan-class Minesweeper M646 Croix du Sud underway with NATO, U.K. forces and elements of U.S. 5th Fleet’s, Combined Task Force 52 participating in a joint mine counter-measure exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) USS Scout (MCM 8) is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 21, 2011) USS Scout (MCM 8) is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine counter-measure exercise with NATO, U.S., U.K. and French forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

110320-N-9670S-041 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) Children play during a base personnel family picnic at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released)

110320-N-9670S-041 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) Children play during a base personnel family picnic at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released)

110320-N-9670S-047 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) Two girls play during a base personnel family picnic onboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released)

110320-N-9670S-047 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) Two girls play during a base personnel family picnic onboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released)

110320-N-1317D-037 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) A 7-year-old boy jumps on a Blast N Launch during a base personnel family picnic held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

110320-N-1317D-037 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) A 7-year-old boy jumps on a "Blast N' Launch" during a base personnel family picnic held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

110320-N-1317D-040 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) A 7-year-old boy jumps on a 'Blast N' Launch' during a base personnel family picnic held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

110320-N-1317D-040 Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (March 20, 2011) A 7-year-old boy jumps on a Blast N Launch during a base personnel family picnic held onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

110303-N-3686T-380 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 3, 2011) The Military Sealift Command submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) provides intermediate maintenance capabilities to strategic assets throughout 5th Fleet. USS Scout (MCM 8) and USS Dexterous (MCM 13) can be seen in the background as USS Hampton (SSN 767) is tended along side. Forward deployed to Diego Garcia, Emory S. Land conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Will Tonacchio/Released)

110303-N-3686T-380 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 3, 2011) The Military Sealift Command submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) provides intermediate maintenance capabilities to strategic assets throughout 5th Fleet. USS Scout (MCM 8) and USS Dexterous (MCM 13) can be seen in the background as USS Hampton (SSN 767) is tended along side. Forward deployed to Diego Garcia, Emory S. Land conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Will Tonacchio/Released) Related Article

110303-N-6145R-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 3, 2011) - USS Hampton (SSN 767) moors to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land's (AS 39) imposing hull as part of a repair and maintenance period in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Forward deployed to Diego Garcia, Emory S. Land conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Roe/Released)

110303-N-6145R-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 3, 2011) - USS Hampton (SSN 767) moors to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land's (AS 39) imposing hull as part of a repair and maintenance period in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Forward deployed to Diego Garcia, Emory S. Land conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Roe/Released) Related Article

110315-N-3442D-059 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 15, 2011) Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Calvin Do, left, Yeoman First Class Leviticus McNeal, center, and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith salute the U.S. flag as it is brought to half-mast outside U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain. In honor of the memory of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, and in remembrance of the generation of American veterans of World War I, President Barack Obama approved a proclamation directing that all flags of the United States be flown at half-staff, March 15. Buckles, who hailed from Bethany, Mo., died Feb. 27 at the age of  110. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia De Leon/Released)

110315-N-3442D-059 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 15, 2011) Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Calvin Do, left, Yeoman First Class Leviticus McNeal, center, and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith salute the U.S. flag as it is brought to half-mast outside U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain. In honor of the memory of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, and in remembrance of the generation of American veterans of World War I, President Barack Obama approved a proclamation directing that all flags of the United States be flown at half-staff, March 15. Buckles, who hailed from Bethany, Mo., died Feb. 27 at the age of 110. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia De Leon/Released)

110311-N-9985W-002 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 11, 2011) Lt. Jimmy Wang, left, combat systems officer on USS Lake Champlain, speaks with Nigerian Capt. WoKayoda on the bridge of Aegis guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG 57). Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN 11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110311-N-9985W-002 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 11, 2011) Lt. Jimmy Wang, left, combat systems officer on USS Lake Champlain, speaks with Nigerian Capt. WoKayoda on the bridge of Aegis guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG 57). Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN 11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110311-N-9985W-003 ARABIAN SEA (March 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Capt. Mark  Johnson, left, commanding officer, USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), stands with Nigerian Capt. WoKayoda on the bridge-wing of Aegis guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN'11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110311-N-9985W-003 ARABIAN SEA (March 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Johnson, left, commanding officer, USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), stands with Nigerian Capt. WoKayoda on the bridge-wing of Aegis guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN'11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110310-N-9985W-162 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 11, 2011) Sailors from Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), pose for a photo with a Japanese dignitary at Aman'11's Pre-Sail Conference and Food Gala, March 10. Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN'11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110310-N-9985W-162 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 11, 2011) Sailors from Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), pose for a photo with a Japanese dignitary at Aman'11's Pre-Sail Conference and Food Gala, March 10. Lake Champlain is participating in AMAN'11, a multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Pakistan in the Northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110309-N-9985W-109 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 9, 2011)  U.S. Navy Ensign David Melendez, center, gunnery officer onboard Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) poses for a photo with two Pakistani navy officers at the Pakistani Maritime Museum during Aman 11, March 9. Aman' 11 is the third installment in a series of multinational exercises hosted by Pakistan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110309-N-9985W-109 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 9, 2011) U.S. Navy Ensign David Melendez, center, gunnery officer onboard Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) poses for a photo with two Pakistani navy officers at the Pakistani Maritime Museum during Aman 11, March 9. Aman' 11 is the third installment in a series of multinational exercises hosted by Pakistan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110309-N-9985W-072 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 9, 2011) Sailors assigned to Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) pose at the pier after attending the Pakistani Maritime Museum during Aman 11, March 9. Aman' 11 is the third installment in a series of multinational exercises hosted by Pakistan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110309-N-9985W-072 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 9, 2011) Sailors assigned to Aegis guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) pose at the pier after attending the Pakistani Maritime Museum during Aman 11, March 9. Aman' 11 is the third installment in a series of multinational exercises hosted by Pakistan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)

110313-N-VF350-048 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (March 13, 2011) Sonar Technician, Surface 1st Class Keith Boise, right, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, explains some of the components of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) to Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, during his visit to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1. ROVs are used to perform deep-sea search and rescue operations on the ocean floor. MDSU 2 is deployed with CTG 56.1 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 Anderson Bomjardim/Released)

110313-N-VF350-048 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (March 13, 2011) Sonar Technician, Surface 1st Class Keith Boise, right, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, explains some of the components of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) to Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, during his visit to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1. ROVs are used to perform deep-sea search and rescue operations on the ocean floor. MDSU 2 is deployed with CTG 56.1 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 Anderson Bomjardim/Released)

110309-N-DR144-274 ARABIAN SEA (March 9, 2011) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson 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 James R. Evans/Released)

110309-N-DR144-274 ARABIAN SEA (March 9, 2011) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson 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 James R. Evans/Released)

110310-G-5556W-010 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Dion Nicely, commanding officer, USCGC Maui (WPB 1304), center, is presented with a plaque by Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir as LT Ruben Boudreaux, commanding officer, USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) looks on. Maui and Wrangell are participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110310-G-5556W-010 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Dion Nicely, commanding officer, USCGC Maui (WPB 1304), center, is presented with a plaque by Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir as LT Ruben Boudreaux, commanding officer, USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) looks on. Maui and Wrangell are participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110310-G-5556W-016 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Ruben Boudreaux, commanding officer, USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332), second from left, and LT Dion Nicely, center, commanding officer of USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) pose for a photo on the bridge of Maui with Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir, second from right, and members of his staff. Maui and Wrangell are participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110310-G-5556W-016 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Ruben Boudreaux, commanding officer, USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332), second from left, and LT Dion Nicely, center, commanding officer of USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) pose for a photo on the bridge of Maui with Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir, second from right, and members of his staff. Maui and Wrangell are participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110310-G-5556W-013 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Dion Nicely, right, commanding officer of USCGC Maui (WPB 1304), discusses the ships capabilities with Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir. Maui is participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110310-G-5556W-013 KARACHI, Pakistan (March 10, 2011) U.S. Coast Guard LT Dion Nicely, right, commanding officer of USCGC Maui (WPB 1304), discusses the ships capabilities with Chief of Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Adm. Noman Bashir. Maui is participating in AMAN 11, a Pakistan-led multilateral exercise to increase military to military cooperation and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatwain's Mate Second Class Derek Waters/Released)

110308-N-8463W-038 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 8, 2011) Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Mike Dicks, right, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 Det 2, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, about the capabilities of the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during a visit to the Aviation Unit March 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

110308-N-8463W-038 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 8, 2011) Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Mike Dicks, right, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 Det 2, speaks with Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, about the capabilities of the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during a visit to the Aviation Unit March 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

110309-N-DS731-032 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 9, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents the Meritorious Unit Commendation to Royal Navy Commodore Tony Radakin, commander, Task Force – Iraqi Maritime (CTF-IM). Commodore Radakin’s task force distinguished itself in the execution of arduous and challenging defend, transition, and deter missions of Iraqi maritime infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released)

110309-N-DS731-032 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 9, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents the Meritorious Unit Commendation to Royal Navy Commodore Tony Radakin, commander, Task Force – Iraqi Maritime (CTF-IM). Commodore Radakin’s task force distinguished itself in the execution of arduous and challenging defend, transition, and deter missions of Iraqi maritime infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released) Related Article

110309-N-DS731-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (March. 9, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents the Meritorious Unit Commendation to Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, right, commander, Task Force – Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA), and Captain Wayne Harrison, deputy commander CTF-IA. The task force distinguished itself in provided comprehensive service support to more than 15,637 Sailors in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at more than 106 locations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released)

110309-N-DS731-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (March. 9, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command presents the Meritorious Unit Commendation to Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, right, commander, Task Force – Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA), and Captain Wayne Harrison, deputy commander CTF-IA. The task force distinguished itself in provided comprehensive service support to more than 15,637 Sailors in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at more than 106 locations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released) Related Article

110309-N-DS731-031 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 9, 2011) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet presents Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Emerson, with the new Information Dominance Warfare pin. Emerson is the first enlisted NAVCENT/5th Fleet Sailor to earn the pin. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released)

110309-N-DS731-031 MANAMA, Bahrain (March 9, 11) Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander, Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet presents Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Christopher Emerson, with the new Information Dominance Warfare pin. Emerson is the first enlisted NAVCENT/5th Fleet Sailor to earn the pin. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David S. Sidney/Released) Related Article

110306-N-5324W-038 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) A rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), assigned to Combined Maritime Forces, approaches Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara with Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508 in the background.  Bulkeley was responding to the reported pirating of Guanabara which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released)

110306-N-5324W-038 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) A rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), assigned to Combined Maritime Forces, approaches Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara with Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508 in the background. Bulkeley was responding to the reported pirating of Guanabara which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released) Related Article

110306-N-5324W-241 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara received assistance from Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508.  Bulkeley and Giresun responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released)

110306-N-5324W-241 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara received assistance from Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508. Bulkeley and Giresun responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released) Related Article

110306-N-5324W-243 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara received assistance from Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508.  Bulkeley and Giresun responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released)

110306-N-5324W-243 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara received assistance from Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508. Bulkeley and Giresun responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of four suspected pirates and freeing 24 crew members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released) Related Article

110306-N-5324W-309 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Suspected pirates indicate their surrender on the bow of Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara. Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508 responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of the four suspected pirates and freeing of 24 crew members.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released)

110306-N-5324W-309 ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 6, 2011) Suspected pirates indicate their surrender on the bow of Japanese-owned commercial oil tanker M/V Guanabara. Combined Maritime Forces warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), with support from Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO’s counter-piracy Task Force 508 responded to the reported pirating of Guanabara, which resulted in the detention of the four suspected pirates and freeing of 24 crew members. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released) Related Article

110208-N-7981E-312 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 8, 2011) Sailors assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 prepare an EA-6B Prowler for a mission at sunset aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson 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 James R. Evans/Released)

110208-N-7981E-312 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 8, 2011) Sailors assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 prepare an EA-6B Prowler for a mission at sunset aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson 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 James R. Evans/Released)

110203-N-0749T-002 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 3, 2011) A rescue and assistance team from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provides aid to an Iranian fishing vessel and its 16 passengers who’s engine had failed in the Gulf of Oman. Cape St. George provided fuel, food and water to the crewmembers, which enabled to get underway. Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Kenneth D. Tate/Released)

110203-N-0749T-002 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 3, 2011) A rescue and assistance team from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provides aid to an Iranian fishing vessel and its 16 passengers who’s engine had failed in the Gulf of Oman. Cape St. George provided fuel, food and water to the crewmembers, which enabled to get underway. Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Kenneth D. Tate/Released) Related Article

110203-N-0749T-003 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 3, 2011) An Iranian fishing vessel carrying 16 mariners gets underway after receiving fuel, food and water from guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71).  Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Kenneth D. Tate/Released)

110203-N-0749T-003 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 3, 2011) An Iranian fishing vessel carrying 16 mariners gets underway after receiving fuel, food and water from guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Kenneth D. Tate/Released) Related Article

110202-N-2907P-001 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) Two small boats used by suspected pirates in the Arabian Sea are destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel in a coordinated rescue and assist effort.  Momsen and Bunker Hill Strike Groups are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released)

110202-N-2907P-001 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) Two small boats used by suspected pirates in the Arabian Sea are destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel in a coordinated rescue and assist effort. Momsen and Bunker Hill Strike Groups are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released) Related Article

110202-N-2907P-002 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) A small boat being towed by a suspected pirate mothership in the Arabian Sea is destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort.  Momsen and Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released)

110202-N-2907P-002 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) A small boat being towed by a suspected pirate mothership in the Arabian Sea is destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort. Momsen and Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released) Related Article

110202-N-2907P-003 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) Small boats being used by suspected pirates in the Arabian Sea are destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort.  Momsen and Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released)

110202-N-2907P-003 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) Small boats being used by suspected pirates in the Arabian Sea are destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker. Momsen and USS Bunker Hill (CG 54) came to the aid of the merchant vessel simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort. Momsen and Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin/Released) Related Article

110127-N-8369A-069 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 27, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) prepare to receive supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Rainier is supporting the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Lee Apsley/Released)

110127-N-8369A-069 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 27, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) prepare to receive supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Rainier is supporting the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Lee Apsley/Released)

110128-N-3875T-002 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released)

110128-N-3875T-002 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released) Related Article

110128-N-3875T-003 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released)

110128-N-3875T-003 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released) Related Article

110128-N-3875T-004 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released)

110128-N-3875T-004 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 28, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) carries a boarding team to render assistance to a Yemeni fishing dhow. The dhow had been adrift for 10 days prior to the arrival of Halyburton. The boarding team repaired the dhow’s engine, enabling the dhow to get underway again. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Taylor/Released) Related Article

110119-N-0080L-005 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 19, 2011) Marines from the Combat Cargo Department aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) battle the winds from an MV-22 Osprey hovering overhead as they attach a pallet to the Osprey’s cargo hook during external lift training. Kearsarge is the command ship of the 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 2nd Class Mike Lenart/Released)

110119-N-0080L-005 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 19, 2011) Marines from the Combat Cargo Department aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) battle the winds from an MV-22 Osprey hovering overhead as they attach a pallet to the Osprey’s cargo hook during external lift training. Kearsarge is the command ship of the 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 2nd Class Mike Lenart/Released)

110125-N-6499D-147 QARUH ISLAND, Kuwait (Jan. 25, 2011) Kuwaiti military personnel and dignitaries celebrate the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Qaruh Island, Kuwait, Jan. 25. Qaruh was liberated by U.S. and Kuwaiti forces on Jan. 21 1991, and was the first territory to be restored to Kuwaiti sovereignty from Iraqi occupation during the Gulf War. Kuwait is scheduled to host more celebrations commemorating the Gulf War during the last week of February, with participation from many of the 34 nations in the coalition that liberated Kuwait Feb. 28, 1991. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released)

110125-N-6499D-147 QARUH ISLAND, Kuwait (Jan. 25, 2011) Kuwaiti military personnel and dignitaries celebrate the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Qaruh Island, Kuwait, Jan. 25. Qaruh was liberated by U.S. and Kuwaiti forces on Jan. 21 1991, and was the first territory to be restored to Kuwaiti sovereignty from Iraqi occupation during the Gulf War. Kuwait is scheduled to host more celebrations commemorating the Gulf War during the last week of February, with participation from many of the 34 nations in the coalition that liberated Kuwait Feb. 28, 1991. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro Diaz/Released) Related Article

110102-M-8875C-078 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Jan. 2, 2011) Cpl. Bradley Schultz, left, Cpl. Jonathan E. Farthing, center, and Lance Cpl. James Sneed, mortarmen with Guns Platoon, Fox Battery 2/12, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an Expeditionary Fire Support System 120 mm mortar during an indirect fire exercise at a range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 2. Elements of 26th MEU debarked the ships of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group to conduct sustainment training in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr./Released)

110102-M-8875C-078 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Jan. 2, 2011) Cpl. Bradley Schultz, left, Cpl. Jonathan E. Farthing, center, and Lance Cpl. James Sneed, mortarmen with Guns Platoon, Fox Battery 2/12, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an Expeditionary Fire Support System 120 mm mortar during an indirect fire exercise at a range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 2. Elements of 26th MEU debarked the ships of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group to conduct sustainment training in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr./Released)

110123-G-8612D-004 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2011) Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard USCGC Baranof (WPB 1318) assist three stranded fisherman whose vessel capsized in the waters about 9 miles east of the Kuwait Navy Base. Baranof is supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) Iraqi Maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Machinery Technician 3rd Class Robert J. Davis III/Released)

110123-G-8612D-004 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2011) Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard USCGC Baranof (WPB 1318) assist three stranded fisherman whose vessel capsized in the waters about 9 miles east of the Kuwait Navy Base. Baranof is supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) Iraqi Maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Machinery Technician 3rd Class Robert J. Davis III/Released) Related Article

110123-G-8526W-002 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2011) A Kuwaiti and two Indian fisherman sit atop their capsized vessel about 9 miles east of the Kuwait Navy Base, while awaiting assistance from USCGC Baranof (WPB 1318). Baranof is supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) Iraqi Maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Clayton S. Williams/Released)

110123-G-8526W-002 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2011) A Kuwaiti and two Indian fisherman sit atop their capsized vessel about 9 miles east of the Kuwait Navy Base, while awaiting assistance from USCGC Baranof (WPB 1318). Baranof is supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) Iraqi Maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Clayton S. Williams/Released) Related Article

110118-N-0413B-045 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Jan. 18, 2011) CNO Adm. Gary Roughead, speaks with Sailors, Marines and soldiers stationed at Naval Support Activity Bahrain during an all-hands call. NSA Bahrain is home to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim/Released)

110118-N-0413B-045 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Jan. 18, 2011) CNO Adm. Gary Roughead, speaks with Sailors, Marines and soldiers stationed at Naval Support Activity Bahrain during an all-hands call. NSA Bahrain is home to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim/Released) Related Article

110115-N-2893B-039 PHILIPPINES EMBASSY, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2011) Cryptologic Technician – Collection 1st Class Hannah Ryder, right, assists a mother as she puts her baby into a new stroller during a community relations project at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office on Jan. 15. Six Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command delivered donated food, clothing and toiletries to the women’s shelter, which serves 72 women and three babies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

110115-N-2893B-039 PHILIPPINES EMBASSY, Bahrain (Jan. 15, 2011) Cryptologic Technician – Collection 1st Class Hannah Ryder, right, assists a mother as she puts her baby into a new stroller during a community relations project at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office on Jan. 15. Six Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command delivered donated food, clothing and toiletries to the women’s shelter, which serves 72 women and three babies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

110109-N-3442D-027 MUHARRAQ AIRFIELD, Bahrain (Jan. 9, 2011) Capt. David Geisler, left, shakes hands with Capt. Donald Hodge after relieving him as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 at a ceremony at Sea Logistics Command Central’s Aviation Unit in Muharraq, Bahrain on Jan 9. CTF 53 provides air and sea logistics support to the U.S. Navy in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility, and has tactical control of all combat logistics force ships, strategic sealift, special mission ships and logistics aircraft operating in the theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released)

110109-N-3442D-027 MUHARRAQ AIRFIELD, Bahrain (Jan. 9, 2011) Capt. David Geisler, left, shakes hands with Capt. Donald Hodge after relieving him as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 at a ceremony at Sea Logistics Command Central’s Aviation Unit in Muharraq, Bahrain on Jan 9. CTF 53 provides air and sea logistics support to the U.S. Navy in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility, and has tactical control of all combat logistics force ships, strategic sealift, special mission ships and logistics aircraft operating in the theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon/Released) Related Article

110105-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from USS Momsen (DDG 92) responds to a medical emergency aboard an Iranian fishing vessel approximately 400 nautical miles north of Seychelles Jan. 5. Momsen is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, supporting counter-piracy operations in the Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

110105-N-0000X-001 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2011) A rigid-hulled inflatable boat from USS Momsen (DDG 92) responds to a medical emergency aboard an Iranian fishing vessel approximately 400 nautical miles north of Seychelles Jan. 5. Momsen is attached to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, supporting counter-piracy operations in the Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

110102-N-8069G-072 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2011) Sailors aboard a landing craft personnel (large) boat from amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) board a fishing vessel to render medical assistance to an injured mariner. Carter Hall 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 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover/Released)

110102-N-8069G-072 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2011) Sailors aboard a landing craft personnel (large) boat from amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) board a fishing vessel to render medical assistance to an injured mariner. Carter Hall 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 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover/Released) Related Article

110102-N-8069G-140 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2011) Sailors aboard a landing craft personnel (large) boat from amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transfer a mariner from a fishing vessel to receive medical assistance abpard Carter Hall. Carter Hall 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 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover/Released)

110102-N-8069G-140 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2011) Sailors aboard a landing craft personnel (large) boat from amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transfer a mariner from a fishing vessel to receive medical assistance abpard Carter Hall. Carter Hall 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 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover/Released) Related Article

110106-N-9670S-087 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, observes as Capt. Gerard O’Regan salutes Capt. Glenn Allen during the Mine Countermeasures Squadron 5/Commander, Task Force 52 change of command held at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain on Jan. 6. Allen relieved O’Regan, who is retiring after 29 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released)

110106-N-9670S-087 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, observes as Capt. Gerard O’Regan salutes Capt. Glenn Allen during the Mine Countermeasures Squadron 5/Commander, Task Force 52 change of command held at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain on Jan. 6. Allen relieved O’Regan, who is retiring after 29 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Smith/Released) Related Article

110106-N-8053S-021 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, Capt. Gerard O’Regan, center, and Capt. Glenn Allen render honors during the presentation of colors during the Mine Countermeasures Squadron 5/Commander, Task Force 52 at a change of command held at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain on Jan. 6. Allen relieved O’Regan, who is retiring after 29 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released)

110106-N-8053S-021 MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, Capt. Gerard O’Regan, center, and Capt. Glenn Allen render honors during the presentation of colors during the Mine Countermeasures Squadron 5/Commander, Task Force 52 at a change of command held at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain on Jan. 6. Allen relieved O’Regan, who is retiring after 29 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released) Related Article

110106-N-2893B-036 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Kuwait Naval Force Brigadier General Jassim al Ansari, left, shakes hands with Royal Bahrain Naval Force Colonel Isa Al Doseri, his successor as the commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 52, during a change of command ceremony at Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain on Jan. 6. CTF 152 is one of three task forces that reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Mark Fox, center. Established in March 2004, CTF 152 coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations, as well as being prepared to respond to any crisis inside the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

110106-N-2893B-036 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) Kuwait Naval Force Brigadier General Jassim al Ansari, left, shakes hands with Royal Bahrain Naval Force Colonel Isa Al Doseri, his successor as the commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 52, during a change of command ceremony at Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain on Jan. 6. CTF 152 is one of three task forces that reports to Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Mark Fox, center. Established in March 2004, CTF 152 coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations, as well as being prepared to respond to any crisis inside the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released) Related Article

110101-N-3415O-099 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 01, 2011) Coast Guardsman Maritime Expeditionary Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Simmons, assigned to Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team, attached to guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), monitors a suspected pirate vessel during counterpiracy operations. Lake Champlain is deployed with Commander, Task Force 151 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)

110101-N-3415O-099 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 01, 2011) Coast Guardsman Maritime Expeditionary Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Simmons, assigned to Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team, attached to guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), monitors a suspected pirate vessel during counterpiracy operations. Lake Champlain is deployed with Commander, Task Force 151 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)

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