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121212-N-JY402-001 Sembach, Germany (December 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott (center) prepares to cut the ribbon for the newly renovated Warrior Transition Program during a ceremony held on December 12, 2012. The facility is designed to assist Sailors going back to their families and jobs after deploying to a combat zone. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Gino Carr/Released)

121212-N-JY402-001 Sembach, Germany (December 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott (center) prepares to cut the ribbon for the newly renovated Warrior Transition Program during a ceremony held on December 12, 2012. The facility is designed to assist Sailors going back to their families and jobs after deploying to a combat zone. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Gino Carr/Released) Related Article

121212-N-LV331-346 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2012) An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, carries supplies to guided-missile destroyer USS Mobile Bay during a vertical replenishment. Mobile Bay is deployed as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121212-N-LV331-346 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2012) An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, carries supplies to guided-missile destroyer USS Mobile Bay during a vertical replenishment. Mobile Bay is deployed as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121212-N-LV331-226 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Justin Shepler, from Sierra Vista, Ariz., plots a course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121212-N-LV331-226 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Justin Shepler, from Sierra Vista, Ariz., plots a course aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121210-N-TI693-024 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Jordan Jones, left, from Greensboro, N.C., explains to Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Thomason, from Denver, Colo.,  how to use one of the compressed melting units in waste room four aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fred M. Gray IV/Released)

121210-N-TI693-024 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Jordan Jones, left, from Greensboro, N.C., explains to Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Thomason, from Denver, Colo., how to use one of the compressed melting units in waste room four aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fred M. Gray IV/Released) Related Article

121210-N-TI693-020 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Jordan Jones, left, from Greensboro, N.C., and Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Thomason, from Denver, Colo., prepare a bag of shredded plastics to be processed in one of the compressed melting units in waste room four aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fred M. Gray IV/Released)

121210-N-TI693-020 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 10, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Jordan Jones, left, from Greensboro, N.C., and Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Thomason, from Denver, Colo., prepare a bag of shredded plastics to be processed in one of the compressed melting units in waste room four aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fred M. Gray IV/Released) Related Article

121213-N-ZB122-030 Arabian Sea (Dec. 13, 2012) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey speaks to the crew in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a USO sponsored holiday tour. The tour featured six time USO entertainer and country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedienne Iliza Shlesinger. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina/Released)

121213-N-ZB122-030 Arabian Sea (Dec. 13, 2012) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey speaks to the crew in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a USO sponsored holiday tour. The tour featured six time USO entertainer and country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedienne Iliza Shlesinger. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina/Released) Related Article

121207-N-BQ817-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 7, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Kenneth Lindquist performs maintenance on the forward vertical launching system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121207-N-BQ817-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 7, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Kenneth Lindquist performs maintenance on the forward vertical launching system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121211-N-XQ375-092  ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class John Goyarola adds oil to the intermediate gearbox on an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121211-N-XQ375-092 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 11, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class John Goyarola adds oil to the intermediate gearbox on an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121211-N-YF306-755 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 11, 2012) USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and a coalition naval vessel escort commercial shipping during exercise Lucky Mariner 13. Lucky Mariner is an annual U.S. Navy, coalition, and commercial shipping Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) exercise in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility designed to integrate the civil-military response to a global shipping threat.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121211-N-YF306-755 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 11, 2012) USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and a coalition naval vessel escort commercial shipping during exercise Lucky Mariner 13. Lucky Mariner is an annual U.S. Navy, coalition, and commercial shipping Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) exercise in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility designed to integrate the civil-military response to a global shipping threat.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

121208-N-OY799-057 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 8, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Robert Vitolo, from Tuscon, Ariz., directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the

121208-N-OY799-057 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 8, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Robert Vitolo, from Tuscon, Ariz., directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 aboard 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121206-N-LV331-222 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 6, 2012)  Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jacob Birch, from Mabank, Texas, signals an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from the foc’sle of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121206-N-LV331-222 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 6, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jacob Birch, from Mabank, Texas, signals an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from the foc’sle of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121209-N-XQ375-014 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 9, 2012) Yeoman 3rd Class Timothy Crowell competes in a Morale, Welfare and Recreation poker tournament aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121209-N-XQ375-014 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 9, 2012) Yeoman 3rd Class Timothy Crowell competes in a Morale, Welfare and Recreation poker tournament aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121208-N-XQ375-102 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 8, 2012) Sailors play a game of “cornhole” during a steel beach picnic aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121208-N-XQ375-102 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 8, 2012) Sailors play a game of “cornhole” during a steel beach picnic aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121206-N-BB534-124 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 06, 2012) A
landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) approaches amphibious transport dock ship
USS Green Bay (LPD 20).  Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready
Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in
support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation
efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

121206-N-BB534-124 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 06, 2012) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) approaches amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

121206-N-BB534-480 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 06, 2012) A
landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) approaches amphibious transport dock ship
USS Green Bay (LPD 20).  Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready
Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in
support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation
efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

121206-N-BB534-480 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 06, 2012) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) approaches amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

121125-M-YG378-036 USS PELELIU (Nov. 25, 2012) Lieutenant Col. Ned M. Biehl(left), commanding officer, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.), and John R. O'Neal, executive officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, greet Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, after he arrived aboard USS Peleliu, Nov. 24. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime securityoperations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart/Released)

121125-M-YG378-036 USS PELELIU (Nov. 25, 2012) Lieutenant Col. Ned M. Biehl (left), commanding officer, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.), and John R. O'Neal, executive officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, greet Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, after he arrived aboard USS Peleliu, Nov. 24. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. John Robbart/Released)

121128-N-SH505-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 28, 2012)
Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5,
hosts an Admiral's call with the chief petty officer's mess and Marine
senior non-commissioned officers during a scheduled ship visit aboard
amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship for the
Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and along with the embarked 15th MEU are
deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security
cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy
photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard/Released)

121128-N-SH505-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 28, 2012) Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, hosts an Admiral's call with the chief petty officer's mess and Marine senior non-commissioned officers during a scheduled ship visit aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and along with the embarked 15th MEU are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard/Released)

121208-N-WB378-150 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 9, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, attends the 8th International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS): The Manama Dialogue. Since 2004 the Manama Dialogues have proven to be a pivotal part in the development and implementation of regional security and provided a platform for leaders from more than 30 countries to engage in inter-governmental dialogue on sensitive regional issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121208-N-WB378-150 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 9, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, attends the 8th International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS): The Manama Dialogue. Since 2004 the Manama Dialogues have proven to be a pivotal part in the development and implementation of regional security and provided a platform for leaders from more than 30 countries to engage in inter-governmental dialogue on sensitive regional issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121209-N-WB378-211 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 9, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander U.S Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, attends the 8th International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS): The Manama Dialogue. Since 2004 the Manama Dialogues have proven to be a pivotal part in the development and implementation of regional security and provided a platform for leaders from more than 30 countries to engage in inter-governmental dialogue on sensitive regional issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121209-N-WB378-211 MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 9, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander U.S Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, attends the 8th International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS): The Manama Dialogue. Since 2004 the Manama Dialogues have proven to be a pivotal part in the development and implementation of regional security and provided a platform for leaders from more than 30 countries to engage in inter-governmental dialogue on sensitive regional issues. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121128-N-YG591-293 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, take off for a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-293 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, take off for a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-226 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, take off for a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-226 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, take off for a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-190 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, prepare to land during a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-190 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, prepare to land during a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-170 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) An MH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, takes off for on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-170 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) An MH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, takes off for on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-725 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, wait to take off for a nighttime training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-725 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Two MH-60B helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, wait to take off for a nighttime training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-686 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, monitors the tarmac while waiting to take off in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-686 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, monitors the tarmac while waiting to take off in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-609 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, scans the horizon for air contacts while flying in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-609 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, scans the horizon for air contacts while flying in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121207-N-LQ799-054 CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Dec. 7, 2012) U.S. 5th Fleet Command Master Chief (AW/SW) James DeLozier speaks to returning Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors during the Warrior Transition Program (WTP). WTP is a five-day program where Sailors attend workshops, decompress, turn in gear and meet with staff chaplains and nurses to discuss their 'down-range' experience following their IA assignment. The WTP is moving from Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, to Sembach Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 13, to better serve returning Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis S. Hunsaker/Released)

121207-N-LQ799-054 CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Dec. 7, 2012) U.S. 5th Fleet Command Master Chief (AW/SW) James DeLozier speaks to returning Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors during the Warrior Transition Program (WTP). WTP is a five-day program where Sailors attend workshops, decompress, turn in gear and meet with staff chaplains and nurses to discuss their 'down-range' experience following their IA assignment. The WTP is moving from Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, to Sembach Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 13, to better serve returning Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis S. Hunsaker/Released)

121130-N-PF210-388 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, awaits the judges critiques with bandmates after performing with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray in Manama, Bahrain.  MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121130-N-PF210-388 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, awaits the judges critiques with bandmates after performing with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray in Manama, Bahrain. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121130-N-PF210-245 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, raises his drumstick to the audience while performing a drum solo with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray in Manama, Bahrain.  MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121130-N-PF210-245 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, raises his drumstick to the audience while performing a drum solo with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray in Manama, Bahrain. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121130-N-PF210-064 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, readies his drum kit before performing with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray.  MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121130-N-PF210-064 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 30, 2012) Lt. Ron Kolpak assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 105, readies his drum kit before performing with a local band during a 'Battle of the Bands' semi-final competition. The winning band will go on to open for Macy Gray. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121203-N-PF210-086 BAHRAIN (Dec. 3, 2012) Builder Constructionman Xavier Knowlesball, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, starts a generator to provide power for the construction site.  NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121203-N-PF210-086 BAHRAIN (Dec. 3, 2012) Builder Constructionman Xavier Knowlesball, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, starts a generator to provide power for the construction site. NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121203-N-PF210-065 BAHRAIN (Dec. 3, 2012) Steel Worker 3rd Class Tyler Hand, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, marks a section of wood to install a support beam.  NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121203-N-PF210-065 BAHRAIN (Dec. 3, 2012) Steel Worker 3rd Class Tyler Hand, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, marks a section of wood to install a support beam. NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121128-N-YG591-114 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) An MH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, conducts a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-114 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) An MH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, conducts a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-099 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, assists talk to the pilot while landing in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-099 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Mark Wohlsen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, assists talk to the pilot while landing in a MH-60B helicopter on a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-038 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Robert Crouch, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, monitors the horizon while flying in a MH-60B helicopter during a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-YG591-038 BAHRAIN (Nov. 28, 2012) Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Robert Crouch, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, monitors the horizon while flying in a MH-60B helicopter during a training flight. HSC-26 is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, which 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 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

121128-N-CG436-048 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Jason Cozort, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, conducts a familiarization dive. EODMU 12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTF) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-048 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Jason Cozort, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, conducts a familiarization dive. EODMU 12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTF) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-108 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Lansford (left) and Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-108 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Lansford (left) and Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-085 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, right, and Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Lansford, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-085 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, right, and Navy Diver 1st Class Chris Lansford, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-095 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-095 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Adam Kitzman, assigned to Fly-Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team 2-1, participate in recompression chamber training. FARC 2-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-074 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Jason Cozort, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, performs tender duties during a recompression chamber tender qualification training. EODMU 12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CG436-074 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Jason Cozort, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, performs tender duties during a recompression chamber tender qualification training. EODMU 12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121128-N-CI175-089 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Lt. Edward Houser, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121128-N-CI175-089 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Lt. Edward Houser, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121128-N-CI175-088 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with one of the children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121128-N-CI175-088 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 28, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with one of the children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) Center during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121205-N-XQ375-297 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 5, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nicholas Sauble, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team prepares to board a Pakistani fishing vessel to provide medical assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121205-N-XQ375-297 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 5, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nicholas Sauble, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team prepares to board a Pakistani fishing vessel to provide medical assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released) Related Article

121202-N-XQ375-097 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 2, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Nicholas Hiatt, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 3rd Class Joseph Debelak perform maintenance on an OE-578 antenna aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121202-N-XQ375-097 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 2, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Nicholas Hiatt, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 3rd Class Joseph Debelak perform maintenance on an OE-578 antenna aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121125-N-DO750-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov.25, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, expends defensive flares during a flight from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). “Rampagers” and Eisenhower are transiting to Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121125-N-DO750-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov.25, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, expends defensive flares during a flight from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). “Rampagers” and Eisenhower are transiting to Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121125-N-DO750-002 ARABIAN SEA (Nov.25, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, expends defensive flares during a flight from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). “Rampagers” and Eisenhower are transiting to Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121125-N-DO750-002 ARABIAN SEA (Nov.25, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, expends defensive flares during a flight from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). “Rampagers” and Eisenhower are transiting to Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121130-N-XQ375-028 JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 30, 2012) Cmdr. Michael Meredith, right, and Cmdr. David Bretz salute as Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Janice Garig sings the national anthem during a change of command ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121130-N-XQ375-028 JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 30, 2012) Cmdr. Michael Meredith, right, and Cmdr. David Bretz salute as Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Janice Garig sings the national anthem during a change of command ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121201-N-BQ817-024 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 1, 2012)  Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Elizabeth Wixey checks Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW) Bruce Anderson’s blood pressure during an annual health fair aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121201-N-BQ817-024 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 1, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Elizabeth Wixey checks Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW) Bruce Anderson’s blood pressure during an annual health fair aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121201-N-BQ817-040 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 1, 2012)  Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Jason Howes talks to Sailors about the importance of physical fitness during an annual health fair aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121201-N-BQ817-040 GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 1, 2012) Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Jason Howes talks to Sailors about the importance of physical fitness during an annual health fair aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121130-N-DC740-024 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

121130-N-DC740-024 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

121130-N-OY799-442 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121130-N-OY799-442 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121130-N-ZB122-078 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina/Released)

121130-N-ZB122-078 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 30, 2012) Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during an all hands call on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsy Alamina/Released)

121126-N-LV331-089 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 26, 2012) Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Caroline Styffe, left, and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Christian Lear, place muffins to be served for a belated Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Chief’s Mess aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121126-N-LV331-089 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 26, 2012) Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Caroline Styffe, left, and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Christian Lear, place muffins to be served for a belated Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Chief’s Mess aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

121125-N-XQ375-007 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 25, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Nicole Roderick, from Boston, directs line handlers during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121125-N-XQ375-007 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 25, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Nicole Roderick, from Boston, directs line handlers during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121125-N-XQ375-051 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 25, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) unload stores from Military Sealift Command dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) during a replenishment-at-sea. Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121125-N-XQ375-051 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 25, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) unload stores from Military Sealift Command dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) during a replenishment-at-sea. Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121123-N-PF210-018 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 23, 2012) Builder 3rd Class Joel Meister, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, cuts wood to make various wedges when installing a door frame during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project.  NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121123-N-PF210-018 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 23, 2012) Builder 3rd Class Joel Meister, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, cuts wood to make various wedges when installing a door frame during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project. NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121123-N-PF210-099 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 23, 2012) Builder 3rd Class Xavier Knowlesball, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, installs a door catch plate during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project.  NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121123-N-PF210-099 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 23, 2012) Builder 3rd Class Xavier Knowlesball, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, installs a door catch plate during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project. NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-004 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, create a simulated crater with a D5 bulldozer in preparation for an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-004 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, create a simulated crater with a D5 bulldozer in preparation for an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-009 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) Construction Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Jeffrey, left, and Builder Constructionman Xavier Knowlesball assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, prepares a batch of cement to patch simulated spalls in the runway during an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-009 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) Construction Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Jeffrey, left, and Builder Constructionman Xavier Knowlesball assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, prepares a batch of cement to patch simulated spalls in the runway during an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-011 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, assemble fiberglass matting during an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121112-N-ZZ999-011 BAHRAIN (Nov. 12, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, assemble fiberglass matting during an airfield damage repair exercise. NMCB 133 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support engineering operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Richard Rickert/Released)

121127-N-BQ817-089 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 27, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Van Gutierrez, from San Diego, performs a clarity check on a fuel sample during a replenishment-at-sea with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121127-N-BQ817-089 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 27, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Van Gutierrez, from San Diego, performs a clarity check on a fuel sample during a replenishment-at-sea with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121127-N-BQ817-021 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 27, 2012) Seaman Lebrontay Motton, left, Boatswain’s Mate’s 3rd Class Francisco Carlos and Michael Powell attach the high line aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), during a replenishment-at-sea with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121127-N-BQ817-021 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 27, 2012) Seaman Lebrontay Motton, left, Boatswain’s Mate’s 3rd Class Francisco Carlos and Michael Powell attach the high line aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), during a replenishment-at-sea with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-019 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), train with different weapons systems at an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-019 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), train with different weapons systems at an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121114-M-HW830-098 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012)  U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

121114-M-HW830-098 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

21114-M-HW830-076 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012) A U.S. Marine assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), swabs the breach of an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer Lightweight Howitzer after firing during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

21114-M-HW830-076 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012) A U.S. Marine assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), swabs the breach of an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer Lightweight Howitzer after firing during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

121114-M-HW830-066 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), adjust the sights on the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

121114-M-HW830-066 BASE SWORD, Kuwait (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), adjust the sights on the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer during exercise Eager Mace 13, at Forward Operating Base Sword, Kuwait, Nov. 14, 2012. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-099 KUWAIT (Nov. 10, 2012) Cpl. Matthew Theiss, TOW gunner, Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operates a radio inside his Humvee at range near Camp Buehring, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 10. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-099 KUWAIT (Nov. 10, 2012) Cpl. Matthew Theiss, TOW gunner, Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operates a radio inside his Humvee at range near Camp Buehring, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 10. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-147 KUWAIT (Nov. 10, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a combat logistics patrol at a range near Camp Buehring, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 10. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-147 KUWAIT (Nov. 10, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a combat logistics patrol at a range near Camp Buehring, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 10. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-227 KUWAIT (Nov. 11, 2012) A Light Armored Reconnaissance vehicle assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a combat logistics patrol at a range near Camp Buehring, during  exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 11. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121111-M-VZ265-227 KUWAIT (Nov. 11, 2012) A Light Armored Reconnaissance vehicle assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a combat logistics patrol at a range near Camp Buehring, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 11. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121108-M-VZ265-008 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 8, 2012)  U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), move a landing craft air cushion (LCAC), into position during the beginning of exercise Eager Mace 13, at Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Nov. 8. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121108-M-VZ265-008 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 8, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), move a landing craft air cushion (LCAC), into position during the beginning of exercise Eager Mace 13, at Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Nov. 8. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121108-M-VZ265-051 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 8, 2012)  A U.S. Navy Sailor directs a Humvee off a landing craft air cushion (LCAC), at Camp Patriot, Kuwait, during the beginning of exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 8. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121108-M-VZ265-051 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 8, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor directs a Humvee off a landing craft air cushion (LCAC), at Camp Patriot, Kuwait, during the beginning of exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 8. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121109-M-VZ265-048 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012)  Lance Cpl. Victor W. Hillmann, machine gunner, assigned to Combined Anti-armor Team 1, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), works out with a tire at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121109-M-VZ265-048 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012) Lance Cpl. Victor W. Hillmann, machine gunner, assigned to Combined Anti-armor Team 1, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), works out with a tire at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121109-M-VZ265-072 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012)  U.S. Marines assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice room-clearing drills at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121109-M-VZ265-072 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice room-clearing drills at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121110-M-VZ265-090 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012)  U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), play basketball during their free-time at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121110-M-VZ265-090 CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), play basketball during their free-time at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in preparation for exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 9. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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 Corp photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-105 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-105 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-062 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-062 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-041 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) A U.S. Marine assigned to Light Armored Reconnaissance Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security while practicing Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121123-M-VZ265-041 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 23, 2012) A U.S. Marine assigned to Light Armored Reconnaissance Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security while practicing Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 23. The 15th MEU is deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121122-M-VZ265-021 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 22, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nick Unwin (right), assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes a break from training to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday meal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 22. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121122-M-VZ265-021 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 22, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nick Unwin (right), assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes a break from training to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday meal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 22. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121122-M-VZ265-015 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 22, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), take a break from training to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday meal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 22. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121122-M-VZ265-015 CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 22, 2012) U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), take a break from training to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday meal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during exercise Eager Mace 13, Nov. 22. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are participating in the bilateral training exercise with the Kuwait Armed Forces to expand levels of cooperation, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and regional partners. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a 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. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

121118-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released)

121118-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released) Related Article

121118-N-ZZ999-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released)

121118-N-ZZ999-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released) Related Article

121118-N-ZZ999-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released)

121118-N-ZZ999-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an mine countermeasures (MCM) defense exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army to coordinate the defense of mine countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released) Related Article

121118-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Defense Exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, US Air Force, and US Army to coordinate the defense of Mine Countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released)

121118-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) turns hard to port while operating with USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during an Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Defense Exercise. Benfold partnered with the Royal Navy, US Air Force, and US Army to coordinate the defense of Mine Countermeasure operations. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Truesdale/Released) Related Article

121120-N-YF306-266 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012)  Fire Controlman 3rd Class (SW) Cassidy J. Ballensky, from Boise, Idaho, fires an M-240B machine gun at a “Killer Tomato” balloon target during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-266 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class (SW) Cassidy J. Ballensky, from Boise, Idaho, fires an M-240B machine gun at a “Killer Tomato” balloon target during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-334 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012)  Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Elizabeth A. Cross, from Virginia Beach, Va., fires a .50-caliber machine during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-334 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Elizabeth A. Cross, from Virginia Beach, Va., fires a .50-caliber machine during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121118-N-YF306-112 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams behind guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121118-N-YF306-112 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 18, 2012) Aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams behind guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-109 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012)  Gun powder exits the barrel of a MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun as guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), fires a round during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-109 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Gun powder exits the barrel of a MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun as guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), fires a round during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-154 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) A round is fired from the MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121120-N-YF306-154 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) A round is fired from the MK 45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121121-N-XQ375-099 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach the Military Sealift Command missile range instrumentation ship USNS Invincible (T-AGM 24) to conduct a personnel transfer. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121121-N-XQ375-099 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach the Military Sealift Command missile range instrumentation ship USNS Invincible (T-AGM 24) to conduct a personnel transfer. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121119-N-DO751-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 19, 2012) Flashes of lighting are seen over the horizon as Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman)

121119-N-DO751-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 19, 2012) Flashes of lighting are seen over the horizon as Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman)

121120-N-YW024-003 MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Yeugeniy Rozhanskiy, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning Center during a community relations event. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

121120-N-YW024-003 MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Yeugeniy Rozhanskiy, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning Center during a community relations event. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

121120-N-YW024-008 MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2012) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Dorian Duncan, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), helps children coloring pages at the Regional Institute for Active Learning Center during a community relations event. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

121120-N-YW024-008 MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Nov. 21, 2012) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Dorian Duncan, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), helps children coloring pages at the Regional Institute for Active Learning Center during a community relations event. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Katarzyna Kobiljak/Released)

120925-O-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012)  U.S. Navy Senior Chief Engineman Bradley Williamson, assigned to Riverine Squadron Two, Detachment Three, prepares to launch the Puma AE (Pointer Upgraded Mission Ability – All Environment) aircraft aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious assault vessel RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009). The U.S. Navy is currently testing Puma AE for land and shipboard operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command AOR. (Royal Navy photo/Released)

120925-O-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) U.S. Navy Senior Chief Engineman Bradley Williamson, assigned to Riverine Squadron Two, Detachment Three, prepares to launch the Puma AE (Pointer Upgraded Mission Ability – All Environment) aircraft aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious assault vessel RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009). The U.S. Navy is currently testing Puma AE for land and shipboard operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command AOR. (Royal Navy photo/Released) Related Article

120925-O-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012)  U.S. Navy Senior Chief Engineman Bradley Williamson, left, and Engineman 1st Class Michael Lamb assigned to Riverine Squadron Two, Detachment Three, conducts pre-flight checks on the Puma AE (Pointer Upgraded Mission Ability – All Environment) aircraft aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious landing dock vessel RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009), as Royal Navy minehunter HMS Shoreham (M112) operates nearby. The U.S. Navy is currently testing Puma AE for land and shipboard operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command AOR. (Royal Navy photo/Released)

120925-O-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) U.S. Navy Senior Chief Engineman Bradley Williamson, left, and Engineman 1st Class Michael Lamb assigned to Riverine Squadron Two, Detachment Three, conducts pre-flight checks on the Puma AE (Pointer Upgraded Mission Ability – All Environment) aircraft aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious landing dock vessel RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009), as Royal Navy minehunter HMS Shoreham (M112) operates nearby. The U.S. Navy is currently testing Puma AE for land and shipboard operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command AOR. (Royal Navy photo/Released) Related Article

121120-N-YQ852-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Interior Communications 1st Class Larry Scott asks Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert a question during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Interior Communications 1st Class Larry Scott asks Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert a question during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert delivers remarks and answers questions during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert delivers remarks and answers questions during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-050 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets Hull Technician 2nd Class Bryan Rollinson during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-050 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets Hull Technician 2nd Class Bryan Rollinson during an all-hands call aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-053 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert re-enlists a group of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Sailors during an all-hands call in Rushmore’s hangar bay. Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121120-N-YQ852-053 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 20, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert re-enlists a group of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Sailors during an all-hands call in Rushmore’s hangar bay. Rushmore is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)

121119-N-PF210-223 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Steel Worker 3rd Class Tyler Hand, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, checks his spot welds on a window frame during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project.  NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121119-N-PF210-223 JUFFAIR, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Steel Worker 3rd Class Tyler Hand, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, checks his spot welds on a window frame during a U.S. Coast Guard training facility repair project. NMCB 133 is deployed with Commander, Task Force 56.2, promoting maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121114-N-XQ375-089 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), pull alongside a Yemeni-flagged dhow to query the vessel during maritime security operations. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121114-N-XQ375-089 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), pull alongside a Yemeni-flagged dhow to query the vessel during maritime security operations. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121114-N-XQ375-289 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) pull alongside a Yemeni-flagged dhow to query the vessel during maritime security operations. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121114-N-XQ375-289 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) pull alongside a Yemeni-flagged dhow to query the vessel during maritime security operations. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121119-N-WB378-021 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens, middle, is greeted by Chief Hospital Corpsman Charles Graves, the Senior Enlisted Leader for Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain, during a visit to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121119-N-WB378-021 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens, middle, is greeted by Chief Hospital Corpsman Charles Graves, the Senior Enlisted Leader for Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain, during a visit to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121119-N-WB378-155 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens meets students at the Bahrain Department of Defense Education Activity school during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121119-N-WB378-155 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens meets students at the Bahrain Department of Defense Education Activity school during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121119-N-WB378-170 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks with Sailors assigned to the Harbor Patrol Unit of Naval Security Forces, Bahrain, during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121119-N-WB378-170 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks with Sailors assigned to the Harbor Patrol Unit of Naval Security Forces, Bahrain, during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. Central Command AOR. U.S. 5th Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released) Related Article

121118-N-WB378-135 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens discusses Embarked Security Team training techniques with Master-at-Arms Seaman Jerald Johnson during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-135 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens discusses Embarked Security Team training techniques with Master-at-Arms Seaman Jerald Johnson during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-063 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to area chief petty officers during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-063 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to area chief petty officers during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-035 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-035 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-026 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-026 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-024 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-059 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to area chief petty officers during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121118-N-WB378-059 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2012) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks to area chief petty officers during a visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). MCPON Stevens is visiting area commands and talking to Sailors throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. U.S. Fifth Fleet's mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-001 CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012) Rear Adm. Kelvin Dixon, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet, speaks with returning Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors during a gear turn-in. The Sailors have all recently completed a tour to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Camp Arifjian is host of the Warrior Transition Program, designed to assist Sailors in returning home from their overseas IA assignments. (U.S. Navy photo by Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Gary Coles/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-001 CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Nov. 9, 2012) Rear Adm. Kelvin Dixon, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet, speaks with returning Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors during a gear turn-in. The Sailors have all recently completed a tour to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Camp Arifjian is host of the Warrior Transition Program, designed to assist Sailors in returning home from their overseas IA assignments. (U.S. Navy photo by Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Gary Coles/Released)

121110-N-XQ375-003 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 10, 2012)  Yeoman 2nd Class (SW) Ras-Neheisi Benzo, from New York, fires an M4 rifle during a weapons qualification shoot for the visit, board search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121110-N-XQ375-003 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 10, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class (SW) Ras-Neheisi Benzo, from New York, fires an M4 rifle during a weapons qualification shoot for the visit, board search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121110-N-XQ375-062 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 10, 2012)  Quartermaster 3rd Class (SW) Hank Golden, from Brunswick, Ga., fires an M9 pistol during a weapons qualification shoot for the visit, board search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121110-N-XQ375-062 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 10, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class (SW) Hank Golden, from Brunswick, Ga., fires an M9 pistol during a weapons qualification shoot for the visit, board search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121113-N-XQ375-034 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 13, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approaches the Comoros-flagged cargo vessel Al Dahab for a routine flag verification. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121113-N-XQ375-034 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approaches the Comoros-flagged cargo vessel Al Dahab for a routine flag verification. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121113-N-XQ375-154 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), board the Comoros-flagged cargo vessel Al Dahab for a routine flag verification. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121113-N-XQ375-154 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), board the Comoros-flagged cargo vessel Al Dahab for a routine flag verification. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121114-N-PF210-114 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), dances with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121114-N-PF210-114 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 14, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), dances with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which provides support for maritime 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 Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121111-N-RE144-136 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), refuel a helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, during flight operations. Decatur is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

121111-N-RE144-136 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), refuel a helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, during flight operations. Decatur is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

121111-N-RE144-142 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), refuel a helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, during flight operations. Decatur is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

121111-N-RE144-142 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), refuel a helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26, during flight operations. Decatur is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

121111-N-CI175-007 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), right, prepares to receive fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), during an underway replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-007 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), right, prepares to receive fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), during an underway replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-040 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB), middle, transfers passengers from guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) to Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a passenger transfer exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-040 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB), middle, transfers passengers from guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) to Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a passenger transfer exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-110 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter prepares to land aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-110 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter prepares to land aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-210 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-210 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-251 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121111-N-CI175-251 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 11, 2012) A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)

121110-N-CG436-073 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 10, 2012) Lt. j.g. Daniel Kasper assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, lowers a remote controlled underwater robot capable during dive operations. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121110-N-CG436-073 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 10, 2012) Lt. j.g. Daniel Kasper assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, lowers a remote controlled underwater robot capable during dive operations. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-104 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Cassi Waddell, right, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Justin Mowery, center, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Daniel Stone score targets during an M9 pistol qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-104 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Cassi Waddell, right, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Justin Mowery, center, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Daniel Stone score targets during an M9 pistol qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-040 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Thomas Clary, from Norlina, N.C., scores targets during an M9 pistol qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-040 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Thomas Clary, from Norlina, N.C., scores targets during an M9 pistol qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-011 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Krystal Glass, left, and Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Komla Sapey, center, fire M9 pistols while Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Nathan Foster observes during a weapons qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121109-N-XQ375-011 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) – Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Krystal Glass, left, and Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Komla Sapey, center, fire M9 pistols while Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Nathan Foster observes during a weapons qualification on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121106-N-CG436-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 6, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Chris Dalton, left, and EOD Technician 3rd Class Jake Sleight, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 (EODMU 1), converge on a practice mine shape during dive operations. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121106-N-CG436-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 6, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Chris Dalton, left, and EOD Technician 3rd Class Jake Sleight, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 (EODMU 1), converge on a practice mine shape during dive operations. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

121112-OY799-329 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2012) An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), is hoisted to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 8, during a casting and recovery exercise. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121112-OY799-329 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 12, 2012) An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), is hoisted to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 8, during a casting and recovery exercise. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121107-N-GC412-010 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 7, 2012)  Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Kimberly Hiebert looks over a maintenance service manual for an MH-60R Seahawk assigned to the “Raptors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 aboard 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

121107-N-GC412-010 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 7, 2012) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Kimberly Hiebert looks over a maintenance service manual for an MH-60R Seahawk assigned to the “Raptors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 aboard 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-080 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors from a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), talk to Yemeni fishermen during a routine visit and assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 3rd Class Marshall Harris/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-080 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors from a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), talk to Yemeni fishermen during a routine visit and assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 3rd Class Marshall Harris/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-024 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors from a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), talk to Yemeni fishermen during a routine visit and assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 3rd Class Marshall Harris/Released)

121109-N-ZZ999-024 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors from a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), talk to Yemeni fishermen during a routine visit and assistance. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 3rd Class Marshall Harris/Released)

121107-N-PF210-069 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 07, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121107-N-PF210-069 ADLIYA, Bahrain (Nov. 07, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Corey Walker, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team 105 (MCAT 105), plays with children at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations event. MCAT 105 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.9, which 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 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121106-N-RE144-159 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 06, 2012)  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Chris Dalton, middle, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, jumps into the water during a training exercise with Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26. EODMU 1 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

121106-N-RE144 159 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 06, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Chris Dalton, middle, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, jumps into the water during a training exercise with Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) squadron 26. EODMU 1 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamar X. Perry/Released)

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121110-M-YG378-009 Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit stand in formation before the ceremony honoring the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps held in the hangar bay of the USS Peleliu, Nov. 10. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart III/Released) Related Article

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121110-M-YG378-093 Colonel Scott D. Campbell, commanding officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, cuts a slice of cake for the oldest and youngest Marines, a Marine Corps tradition, during the 237th Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony held in the hangar bay of the USS Peleliu, Nov. 10. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart III/Released) Related Article

121108-N-OY799-496 ARABIAN SEA (November 08, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk of

121108-N-OY799-496 ARABIAN SEA (November 08, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk of "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies past the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Mobile Bay, assigned to the John C. Stennis Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121105-N-YF306-214 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) stand at parade rest as the ship prepares to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-YF306-214 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) stand at parade rest as the ship prepares to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-GG400-053 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 05, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Pelle, left, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Boyle, both assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 1-5, recover the Assessment and Identification of a Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1, Company 1-5, is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter- terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121105-N-GG400-053 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 05, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Jason Pelle, left, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Boyle, both assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 1-5, recover the Assessment and Identification of a Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1, Company 1-5, is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter- terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121105-N-GG400-016 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 05, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 1-5, recover the Assessment and Identification of a Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1, Company 1-5, is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121105-N-GG400-016 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 05, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 1-5, recover the Assessment and Identification of a Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1, Company 1-5, is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121105-N-YF306-214 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Caroline E. Stacy, left, from Bristol, Ky., and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Judson L. Joyner, from Austin, Texas, lower the nation ensign aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as the ship shifts colors to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-YF306-214 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Caroline E. Stacy, left, from Bristol, Ky., and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Judson L. Joyner, from Austin, Texas, lower the nation ensign aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as the ship shifts colors to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-YF306-202 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Information Systems Technician 3rd Class James E. McNamee, left, from New York, and Information Systems Technician 3rd Class James W. Yeomans, from Alachua County, Fla., unwrap line from a bollard as guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) prepares to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-YF306-202 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Nov. 05, 2012)- Information Systems Technician 3rd Class James E. McNamee, left, from New York, and Information Systems Technician 3rd Class James W. Yeomans, from Alachua County, Fla., unwrap line from a bollard as guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) prepares to get underway. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

121105-N-HV737-145 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 5, 2012) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) refuel an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the

121105-N-HV737-145 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 5, 2012) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) refuel an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during flight operations. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

121105-N-HV737-041 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 5, 2012) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) load ordnance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

121105-N-HV737-041 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 5, 2012) Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) load ordnance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

121104-N-HV737-073 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 4, 2012) Lt. Joe Sallee, from Springfield, Ore., launches an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

121104-N-HV737-073 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 4, 2012) Lt. Joe Sallee, from Springfield, Ore., launches an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 from the waist catapult control room aboard 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

121104-N-HV737-054 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 4, 2012) A Sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), conducts final checks on the flight deck before flight operations. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

121104-N-HV737-054 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 4, 2012) A Sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), conducts final checks on the flight deck before flight operations. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)

121030-N-LV331-590 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012)  U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast rope aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a special operations demonstration. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121030-N-LV331-590 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast rope aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a special operations demonstration. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121030-N-LV331-488 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012)  U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast rope aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a special operations demonstration. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121030-N-LV331-488 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 fast rope aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a special operations demonstration. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121030-N-LV331-534 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, use hand signals during a special operations demonstration on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121030-N-LV331-534 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, use hand signals during a special operations demonstration on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis carrier strike group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security corporation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

121104-N-OY799-272 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Chris Mills, from Palm Harbor, Fla., directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the

121104-N-OY799-272 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Chris Mills, from Palm Harbor, Fla., directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121104-N-OY799-280 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman McKhayla, from Walla Walla, Wash., wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the

121104-N-OY799-280 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman McKhayla, from Walla Walla, Wash., wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121104-N-OY799-292 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Robert Vitolo, from Tucsan, Ariz., directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the

121104-N-OY799-292 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Robert Vitolo, from Tucsan, Ariz., directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121104-N-OY799-322 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brandon Gunn, Copperopolis, Calif., observes flight operations from a P-25 fire truck on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121104-N-OY799-322 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 04, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brandon Gunn, Copperopolis, Calif., observes flight operations from a P-25 fire truck on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121104-N-GC412-020 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 4, 2012)   Logistics Specialists unload a C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

121104-N-GC412-020 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 4, 2012) Logistics Specialists unload a C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

121102-N-XQ375-031 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 2, 2012)  Seaman Eric Kotoun, from New York, attaches a chain to an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121102-N-XQ375-031 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 2, 2012) Seaman Eric Kotoun, from New York, attaches a chain to an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121102-N-XQ375-075 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 2, 2012)  Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class (AW/SW) Patrick Fowler, from Huntington Beach, Calif., lowers an AGM-114N Hellfire missile into a case on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121102-N-XQ375-075 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Nov. 2, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class (AW/SW) Patrick Fowler, from Huntington Beach, Calif., lowers an AGM-114N Hellfire missile into a case on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121025-N-OY799-379 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) A plane captain signals to directors that an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 is ready to be moved on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-379 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) A plane captain signals to directors that an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 is ready to be moved on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-382 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Brittany Meyer, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Joelle Corzine, from Springfield, Ore., grease catapult one on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-382 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Brittany Meyer, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Joelle Corzine, from Springfield, Ore., grease catapult one on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-408 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Corey Stokes, from Pleasant Grove, Ark., wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-408 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Corey Stokes, from Pleasant Grove, Ark., wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-501 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-501 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-540 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-540 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-570 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) A shooter signals to the launch an aircraft from the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121025-N-OY799-570 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 25, 2012) A shooter signals to the launch an aircraft from the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-020 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-020 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches off the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-083 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jarred Scifert directs an aircraft on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-083 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jarred Scifert directs an aircraft on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-137 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Alfred Gronli, from Haywood, Calif., signals for the launching of an aircraft on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-137 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Alfred Gronli, from Haywood, Calif., signals for the launching of an aircraft on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-148 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) A plane captain wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-148 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) A plane captain wipes down the canopy window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-167 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Seaman Nwayo Isiwekpeni, left, from Delta State, Nigeria and Aviation Electronics Technician Patrick Phelan, from Sycamore, Ill., assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, standby with chains on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121029-N-OY799-167 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 29, 2012) Seaman Nwayo Isiwekpeni, left, from Delta State, Nigeria and Aviation Electronics Technician Patrick Phelan, from Sycamore, Ill., assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, standby with chains on the flight deck of 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, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Quartermaster 1st Class Matthew Fleischli was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Senior Sailor of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Quartermaster 1st Class Matthew Fleischli was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Senior Sailor of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Dalyn Padilla was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Sailor of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Dalyn Padilla was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Sailor of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Jennifer Archambault was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Bluejacket of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Jennifer Archambault was selected as the U.S. Naval Forces Cental Command (NAVCENT) Bluejacket of the Year for 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

121023-N-NU634-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class (SW) Marlon Jones, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), plays basketball with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-034 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class (SW) Marlon Jones, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), plays basketball with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-069 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class (SW) Morgan LaBarbera, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), slides down a slide with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-069 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class (SW) Morgan LaBarbera, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), slides down a slide with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-158 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Hull Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Duff, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), works on math problems with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-158 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Hull Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Duff, assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), works on math problems with a student from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-197 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) work on puzzles and board games with students from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121023-N-NU634-197 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) work on puzzles and board games with students from the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a community relations (COMREL) project. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

121026-N-RE144-192 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-192 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-111 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-111 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-106 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121026-N-RE144-106 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 conduct patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. RIVRON 2 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, which 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 2nd Class Jamar Perry/Released)

121024-N-ZZ999-029 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 24, 2012)  Navy Diver 1st Class Walter Dishongh, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 completes the set up for the Assessment and Identification of Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Joe Ziemba/Released)

121024-N-ZZ999-029 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 24, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Walter Dishongh, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 completes the set up for the Assessment and Identification of Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Joe Ziemba/Released)

121024-N-ZZ999-006 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 24, 2012)  Navy Diver 1st Class Walter Dishongh, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 completes the set up for the Assessment and Identification of Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Joe Ziemba/Released)

121024-N-ZZ999-006 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 24, 2012) Navy Diver 1st Class Walter Dishongh, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 completes the set up for the Assessment and Identification of Mine Susceptibility system. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 and provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Joe Ziemba/Released)

121027-N-XD935-189 ARABIAN SEA, (Oct. 27, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) recover the “Fish,” an Airborne Mine Countermeasures device. Pioneer is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet of area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121027-N-XD935-189 ARABIAN SEA, (Oct. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) recover the “Fish,” an Airborne Mine Countermeasures device. Pioneer is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet of area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121027-N-XD935-116 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 27, 2012)  Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, left, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, and Navy Diver 3rd Class Joseph Ziemba assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, Company 1-5, finish final salvage procedures in preparation to recover the “Fish,” an Airborne Mine Countermeasures device.  Commander, Task Group 56.1 provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121027-N-XD935-116 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 27, 2012) Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, left, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, and Navy Diver 3rd Class Joseph Ziemba assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, Company 1-5, finish final salvage procedures in preparation to recover the “Fish,” an Airborne Mine Countermeasures device. Commander, Task Group 56.1 provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121028-N-NN926-011 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 28, 2012) U.S. Sailors and Marines onboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) participate in a swim call from the ship's stern gate. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

121028-N-NN926-011 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 28, 2012) U.S. Sailors and Marines onboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) participate in a swim call from the ship's stern gate. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

121027-N-XO436-080 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) -- From left to right, Lance Cpl. Joseph Thomas, Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobson, Staff Sgt. Patrick Hammer, Lance Cpl. Joshua Wattay and Gunnery Sgt. Robert Downing pose for a picture after completing the 37th Marine Corps Marathon aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/ RELEASED)

121027-N-XO436-080 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) -- From left to right, Lance Cpl. Joseph Thomas, Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobson, Staff Sgt. Patrick Hammer, Lance Cpl. Joshua Wattay and Gunnery Sgt. Robert Downing pose for a picture after completing the 37th Marine Corps Marathon aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/ RELEASED)

121027-N-XO436-022 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) -- Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobson, left, Lance Cpl. Joshua Wattay, center, and Staff Sgt. Patrick Hammer participate in the Marine Corps Marathon aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/ RELEASED)

121027-N-XO436-022 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) -- Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobson, left, Lance Cpl. Joshua Wattay, center, and Staff Sgt. Patrick Hammer participate in the Marine Corps Marathon aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/ RELEASED)

121027-N-NN926-072 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), center, the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), left, and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), right, rendezvous for a replenishment-at-sea. Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

121027-N-NN926-072 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 27, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), center, the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), left, and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), right, rendezvous for a replenishment-at-sea. Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-142 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012)  Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class (SW) Anthony Benz, from Bradenton, Fla., climbs down a ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to conduct a maritime flag verification visit on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-142 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class (SW) Anthony Benz, from Bradenton, Fla., climbs down a ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to conduct a maritime flag verification visit on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-157 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) prepares to conduct a maritime flag verification on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-157 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) prepares to conduct a maritime flag verification on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-172 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) Two visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) prepare to conduct maritime flag verification on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-172 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) Two visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) prepare to conduct maritime flag verification on a nearby vessel. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-248 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012)  A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) boards a dhow during a maritime flag verification. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121024-N-BQ817-248 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 24, 2012) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) boards a dhow during a maritime flag verification. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

121021-N-XQ375-079 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Anthony Boccanelli, left, Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman (AW) Jakarr Greenidge, center, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Thomas Fiedler remove an AGM-114N Hellfire missile from an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121021-N-XQ375-079 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Anthony Boccanelli, left, Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman (AW) Jakarr Greenidge, center, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Thomas Fiedler remove an AGM-114N Hellfire missile from an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121021-N-XQ375-109 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, lower an AGM-114N Hellfire missile into a case on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121021-N-XQ375-109 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, lower an AGM-114N Hellfire missile into a case on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121025-N-XQ375-297 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 25, 2012)  Helicopters assigned to U.S. Army 35th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a formation flyover of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) following U.S. Army-U.S. Navy interoperability training. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121025-N-XQ375-297 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 25, 2012) Helicopters assigned to U.S. Army 35th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a formation flyover of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) following U.S. Army-U.S. Navy interoperability training. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121025-N-XQ375-353 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 25, 2012)  Helicopters assigned to U.S. Army 35th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a formation flyover of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) following U.S. Army-U.S. Navy interoperability training. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121025-N-XQ375-353 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 25, 2012) Helicopters assigned to U.S. Army 35th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a formation flyover of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) following U.S. Army-U.S. Navy interoperability training. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121029-N-ZZ999-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY  (Oct. 29, 2012)  Two small fishing vessels are towed alongside Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after seven Bahraini fisherman were rescued off the coast of Bahrain in heavy weather. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. David P. Wroe/Released)

121029-N-ZZ999-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 29, 2012) Two small fishing vessels are towed alongside Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after seven Bahraini fisherman were rescued off the coast of Bahrain in heavy weather. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. David P. Wroe/Released) Related Article

121029-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 29, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors steer two small fishing vessels alongside Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after seven Bahraini fishermen were rescued off the coast of Bahrain in heavy weather. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. David P. Wroe/Released)

121029-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 29, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors steer two small fishing vessels alongside Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after seven Bahraini fishermen were rescued off the coast of Bahrain in heavy weather. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. David P. Wroe/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-083 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  Bahraini fishermen pose for a photo with U.S. Navy Sailors aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-083 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Bahraini fishermen pose for a photo with U.S. Navy Sailors aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-012 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A Royal Bahrain Coast Guard vessel escorts two skiffs that belong to Bahraini fisherman who were rescued by the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-012 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A Royal Bahrain Coast Guard vessel escorts two skiffs that belong to Bahraini fisherman who were rescued by the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-065 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A Bahraini fisherman dons a command ballcap aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-065 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A Bahraini fisherman dons a command ballcap aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-061 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)   A U.S. Navy Sailor gives a command-engraved lighter to a Bahraini fisherman aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-061 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor gives a command-engraved lighter to a Bahraini fisherman aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-024 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)   Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, speaks with Bahraini fishermen aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-024 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, speaks with Bahraini fishermen aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-121 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)   Bahraini fishermen talk to local customs officials aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-121 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Bahraini fishermen talk to local customs officials aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-094 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  Commanding Officer Capt. Jon Rodgers shakes hands with a Bahraini fisherman aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-094 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Commanding Officer Capt. Jon Rodgers shakes hands with a Bahraini fisherman aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. Seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-110 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  Bahraini fishermen shake hands with local customs officials aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-110 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Bahraini fishermen shake hands with local customs officials aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-086 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A Bahraini fisherman shake hands with a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-086 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A Bahraini fisherman shake hands with a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-100 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A Bahraini fisherman embraces a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-100 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A Bahraini fisherman embraces a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-171 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A U.S. Navy Sailor directs Bahraini fishermen to the well deck of the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-171 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor directs Bahraini fishermen to the well deck of the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-181 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  Bahraini fishermen make their way into the well deck of the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-181 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) Bahraini fishermen make their way into the well deck of the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-206 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A Bahraini fisherman shake hands with a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-206 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A Bahraini fisherman shake hands with a U.S. Navy Sailor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-245 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A U.S. Navy Sailor waves farewell to Bahraini fishermen as they depart the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-245 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor waves farewell to Bahraini fishermen as they depart the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued from their skiffs during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121029-N-PV215-161 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012)  A U.S. Navy Sailor shares a laugh with a Bahraini fisherman aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121029-N-PV215-161 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Oct. 29, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor shares a laugh with a Bahraini fisherman aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) after being rescued during heavy weather. The seven fishermen were assisted aboard by Ponce's crew, treated by the ship's medical staff and returned to shore in Bahrain. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121023-N-PV215-036 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121023-N-PV215-036 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121023-N-PV215-024 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121023-N-PV215-024 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121023-N-PV215-012 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

121023-N-PV215-012 ISA TOWN, Bahrain (Oct. 23, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, deputy public affairs officer, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), speaks on American Studies at the University of Bahrain American Studies Center during a community relations event. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121022-N-WJ640-013 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY  (Oct. 22, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Lavette Cook from the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 tightens bolts on a panel of an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the hangar bay aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Madailein Abbott/Released)

121022-N-WJ640-013 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 22, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Lavette Cook from the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 tightens bolts on a panel of an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the hangar bay aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Madailein Abbott/Released)

121021-N-OY799-184 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Justin Bryan, from Tampa, ducks his head as an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-184 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Justin Bryan, from Tampa, ducks his head as an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-196 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Joshua Pasik, from Lexington Park, Md., directs a fixed wing aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-196 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Joshua Pasik, from Lexington Park, Md., directs a fixed wing aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-223 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launch off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-223 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launch off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-248 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Manolito Recto, from Vallejo, Calif., signals for the launch of a fixed wing aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121021-N-OY799-248 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Manolito Recto, from Vallejo, Calif., signals for the launch of a fixed wing aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

121011-N-DO750-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121011-N-DO750-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121011-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121011-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121011-N-DO750-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121011-N-DO750-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Beaty, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts aerial refueling with an Air Force KC-10A Extender during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-003 U.S. U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-003 U.S. U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121009-N-DO750-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 9, 2012) Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducts flight operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121007-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 7, 2012)  Lt. Matt Reed, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), pilots an F/A-18C Hornet over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121007-N-DO750-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 7, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), pilots an F/A-18C Hornet over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121007-N-DO750-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 7, 2012)  Lt. Matt Reed, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), pilots an F/A-18C Hornet over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121007-N-DO750-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 7, 2012) Lt. Matt Reed, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), pilots an F/A-18C Hornet over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121017-N-PF210-195 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 17, 2012) Civilian personnel from MK 18 MOD2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) detachment lower a rigid hull inflatable boat from the pier before conducting a test mission.  MK 18 MOD2 UUV detachment operates under Commander, Task Force 56 which coordinates theater-wide expeditionary combat warfare missions in order to plan and execute U.S. 5th Fleet oversight for tasks and missions.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121017-N-PF210-195 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 17, 2012) Civilian personnel from MK 18 MOD2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) detachment lower a rigid hull inflatable boat from the pier before conducting a test mission. MK 18 MOD2 UUV detachment operates under Commander, Task Force 56 which coordinates theater-wide expeditionary combat warfare missions in order to plan and execute U.S. 5th Fleet oversight for tasks and missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121017-N-PF210-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 17, 2012) Civilian personnel from to MK 18 MOD 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) detachment raise a UUV to their rigid hull inflatable boat while preparing for a test mission.  MK 18 MOD2 UUV detachment operates under Commander, Task Force 56 which coordinates theater-wide expeditionary combat warfare missions in order to plan and execute U.S. 5th Fleet oversight for tasks and missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121017-N-PF210-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 17, 2012) Civilian personnel from to MK 18 MOD 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) detachment raise a UUV to their rigid hull inflatable boat while preparing for a test mission. MK 18 MOD2 UUV detachment operates under Commander, Task Force 56 which coordinates theater-wide expeditionary combat warfare missions in order to plan and execute U.S. 5th Fleet oversight for tasks and missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

121016-N-UM570-016 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces speaks to Sailors during an All Hands Call. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

121016-N-UM570-016 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces speaks to Sailors during an All Hands Call. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

121016-N-UM570-014 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces speaks to Sailors during an All Hands Call. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

121016-N-UM570-014 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces speaks to Sailors during an All Hands Call. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

121012-N-FI736-254 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted E. Carter, Jr., center, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, speaks with senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials in his office aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-254 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted E. Carter, Jr., center, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, speaks with senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials in his office aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-210 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, briefs senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials in a ready room aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-210 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, briefs senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials in a ready room aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-190 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012)  Ensign Eric Durie, public affairs officer, speaks with senior Egyptian military officials in the ship's museum aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-190 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Ensign Eric Durie, public affairs officer, speaks with senior Egyptian military officials in the ship's museum aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-097 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted Carter, left, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-097 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Rear Adm. Ted Carter, left, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-015 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials come aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-FI736-015 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 12, 2012) Senior U.S. government liaisons and Egyptian military officials come aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121012-N-XQ375-101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 12, 2012)  Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman (AW) Kenzie Lane, left, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (AW) John Goyarola, middle, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Anthony Boccanelli lift an AGM-114N Hellfire missile from its case to load onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121012-N-XQ375-101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 12, 2012) Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman (AW) Kenzie Lane, left, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (AW) John Goyarola, middle, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Anthony Boccanelli lift an AGM-114N Hellfire missile from its case to load onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121011-N-XQ375-067 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012)  Fire Controlman 2nd Class Justin Mowery, left, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Kevin Witt, center, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jennifer Toledo load ammunition into a Close-in Weapons System (CWIS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121011-N-XQ375-067 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Justin Mowery, left, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Kevin Witt, center, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jennifer Toledo load ammunition into a Close-in Weapons System (CWIS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121011-N-XQ375-028 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012)  Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conducts a life-fire test of the MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121011-N-XQ375-028 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 11, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conducts a life-fire test of the MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

121012-N-GG400-073 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to “Crew Bulwark” recover an airborne mine hunting system while embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3). Sentry is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-073 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to “Crew Bulwark” recover an airborne mine hunting system while embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3). Sentry is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-060 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving & Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, prepare to cut the towing cable on a recovered airborne mine hunting system. MDSU 1 and EODMU 1 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-060 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving & Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, prepare to cut the towing cable on a recovered airborne mine hunting system. MDSU 1 and EODMU 1 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Cortez, left, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 dives with a MK 16 re-breather. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Cortez, left, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 dives with a MK 16 re-breather. MDSU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-016 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Cortez, left, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Piotr Dlugolecki, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, dive with MK 16 re-breathers and a underwater imaging system. MDSU 1 and EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-016 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Matthew Cortez, left, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Piotr Dlugolecki, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, dive with MK 16 re-breathers and a underwater imaging system. MDSU 1 and EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-014 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Piotr Dlugolecki, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, dives with  a MK 16 re-breather and underwater imaging system. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-014 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Piotr Dlugolecki, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, dives with a MK 16 re-breather and underwater imaging system. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-005 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, deploys an unmanned underwater vehicle. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-005 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, deploys an unmanned underwater vehicle. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, deploys an unmanned underwater vehicle. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121012-N-GG400-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 10, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Adam Pierce, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, deploys an unmanned underwater vehicle. EODMU 1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasure, EOD, salvage diving, counter terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jumar T. Balacy/Released)

121010-N-XD935-157 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conduct group physical fitness exercises on the flight deck. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121010-N-XD935-157 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conduct group physical fitness exercises on the flight deck. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121010-N-XD935-140 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conduct group physical fitness exercises on the flight deck. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121010-N-XD935-140 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conduct group physical fitness exercises on the flight deck. Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-093 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012)  Navy Diver 3rd Class Joseph Ziemba, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, lowers a SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle into the water prior to a salvage survey of a drifting buoy. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-093 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Navy Diver 3rd Class Joseph Ziemba, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, lowers a SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle into the water prior to a salvage survey of a drifting buoy. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-200 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) stands by as Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5 looks for buoy identification information during a salvage survey of a drifting buoy. Company 1-5 assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, and Benfold are deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-200 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) stands by as Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5 looks for buoy identification information during a salvage survey of a drifting buoy. Company 1-5 assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, and Benfold are deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-087 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012)  Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, conducts a salvage survey of a buoy chain. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-087 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, conducts a salvage survey of a buoy chain. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-010 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012)  Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, conducts a salvage survey of a buoy chain. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121009-N-XD935-010 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Navy Diver 3rd Class Anthony Scott, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Company 1-5, conducts a salvage survey of a buoy chain. Company 1-5 is deployed with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides 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 Jayme Pastoric/Released)

121012-N-PV215-054 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 12, 2012) Capt. Colin S. Walsh, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, presents a token of appreciation to

121012-N-PV215-054 MANAMA, Bahrain (Oct. 12, 2012) Capt. Colin S. Walsh, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, presents a token of appreciation to "The Lone Sailor", retired Lt. Cmdr. Daniel K. Maloney, the guest speaker at NSA Bahrain's 237th Navy Birthday Ball, Oct 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) Related Article

121013-N-ZZ999-001 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jakeila Owens stands by her Navy birthday cake creation before the ceremonial cake cutting ceremony in commemoration of the U.S. Navy's 237th birthday on the mess decks aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).  The cake displays an edible re-creation of the USS Constitution. Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

121013-N-ZZ999-001 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jakeila Owens stands by her Navy birthday cake creation before the ceremonial cake cutting ceremony in commemoration of the U.S. Navy's 237th birthday on the mess decks aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The cake displays an edible re-creation of the USS Constitution. Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)

121013-N-OR551-020 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) stand in formation commemorating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy. Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan E. Dial/Released)

121013-N-OR551 GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) stand in formation commemorating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy. Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan E. Dial/Released)

121008-N-NL401-013 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 8, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Strait of Bab Al Mendeb. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

121008-N-NL401-013 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 8, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Strait of Bab Al Mendeb. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released) Related Article

121010-N-CH661-050 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012)  An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the “Screwtops” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 makes an approach for an arrested landing aboard  aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).  Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121010-N-CH661-050 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the “Screwtops” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 makes an approach for an arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released) Related Article

121010-N-CH661-068 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012)  An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 conducts a refueling with an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 during an air power demonstration aboard  aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121010-N-CH661-068 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 conducts a refueling with an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 during an air power demonstration aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released) Related Article

121010-N-CH661-078 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012)  Two Seahawk helicopters assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11 drop flares during an air power demonstration  aboard  aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121010-N-CH661-078 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) Two Seahawk helicopters assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11 drop flares during an air power demonstration aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released) Related Article

121010-N-CH661-112 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012)  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 rappel onto the flight deck during an air power demonstration  aboard  aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121010-N-CH661-112 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 rappel onto the flight deck during an air power demonstration aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released) Related Article

121010-N-CH661-136 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 fly in formation during an air power demonstration aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).  Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121010-N-CH661-136 RED SEA (Oct. 10, 2012) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 fly in formation during an air power demonstration aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released) Related Article

121002-N-AP176-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits back to its homeport of Norfolk, Va. Porter was deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121002-N-AP176-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits back to its homeport of Norfolk, Va. Porter was deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released) Related Article

121002-N-AP176-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), provides aerial coverage during a transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121002-N-AP176-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), provides aerial coverage during a transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released) Related Article

121002-N-AP176-174 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121002-N-AP176-174 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released) Related Article

121002-N-AP176-195 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va.  Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121002-N-AP176-195 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released) Related Article

121002-N-AP176-200 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121002-N-AP176-200 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, right, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), middle, and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, Porter and Vicksburg were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released) Related Article

121002-N-FI736-063 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121002-N-FI736-063 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released) Related Article

121002-N-FI736-095 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121002-N-FI736-095 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released) Related Article

121002-N-FI736-134 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

121002-N-FI736-134 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit back to their homeport of Norfolk, Va. Enterprise was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released) Related Article

121009-F-KX404-011 MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (Oct. 9, 2012) Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Cook operates a circular saw to cut wood at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 9, 2012. Cook spends his free time handcrafting wooden toy boxes for the Friends of Children orphanage in Sokuluk, Kyrgyzstan. He is the U.S. Naval Forces Central Forward Headquarters lead chief petty officer of pay and travel deployed out of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released)

121009-F-KX404-011 MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (Oct. 9, 2012) Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Cook operates a circular saw to cut wood at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 9, 2012. Cook spends his free time handcrafting wooden toy boxes for the Friends of Children orphanage in Sokuluk, Kyrgyzstan. He is the U.S. Naval Forces Central Forward Headquarters lead chief petty officer of pay and travel deployed out of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released) Related Article


121009-F-KX404-007 MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (Oct. 9, 2012) Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Cook marks a reference point to cut on a wood piece at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 9, 2012. Cook spends his free time handcrafting wooden toy boxes for the Friends of Children orphanage in Sokuluk, Kyrgyzstan. He is the U.S. Naval Forces Central Forward Headquarters lead chief petty officer of pay and travel deployed out of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released)

121009-F-KX404-007 MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (Oct. 9, 2012) Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Cook marks a reference point to cut on a wood piece at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 9, 2012. Cook spends his free time handcrafting wooden toy boxes for the Friends of Children orphanage in Sokuluk, Kyrgyzstan. He is the U.S. Naval Forces Central Forward Headquarters lead chief petty officer of pay and travel deployed out of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released) Related Article

121004-N-LQ799-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, thanks Command Master Chief (CMC), Charles Clarke (SW/AW/IDW), for his leadership and council during his tour as 5th Fleet CMC from July 2010 to Oct. 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. Fifth Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

121004-N-LQ799-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, left, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, thanks Command Master Chief (CMC), Charles Clarke (SW/AW/IDW), for his leadership and council during his tour as 5th Fleet CMC from July 2010 to Oct. 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. Fifth Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

121004-N-LQ799-002 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents, Command Master Chief (CMC) Charles Clarke (SW/AW/IDW), with a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service as 5th Fleet CMC from July 2010 to Oct. 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. Fifth Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

121004-N-LQ799-002 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Oct. 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents, Command Master Chief (CMC) Charles Clarke (SW/AW/IDW), with a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service as 5th Fleet CMC from July 2010 to Oct. 2012. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. Fifth Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

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121004-N-AP176-020 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012)  Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepares to move alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), as Supply conducts a replenishment-at-sea with aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-020 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepares to move alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), as Supply conducts a replenishment-at-sea with aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-052 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012)  Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-052 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-061 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012)    U.S. Navy Sailors provide tension to a phone and distance line aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) as aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) pulls away. Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-061 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors provide tension to a phone and distance line aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) as aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) pulls away. Nitze and Enterprise are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-064 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012)    Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-AP176-064 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

121004-N-PK218-037 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clayton Duke inspects tomatoes and strawberries aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121004-N-PK218-037 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clayton Duke inspects tomatoes and strawberries aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121004-N-PK218-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Cmdr. Carl Brobst, executive officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), observes a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121004-N-PK218-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 4, 2012) Cmdr. Carl Brobst, executive officer, guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), observes a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121006-N-PK218-028 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 6, 2012) Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman Recruit Kyle Hannah participates in a damage control drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121006-N-PK218-028 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 6, 2012) Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman Recruit Kyle Hannah participates in a damage control drill aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

121004-N-CH661-290 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), receives hand signals from an aircraft director while taxiing on the flight deck in a F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 after participating in an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-290 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), receives hand signals from an aircraft director while taxiing on the flight deck in a F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 after participating in an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-223 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, make an arrested landing in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 after participating in an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-223 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, make an arrested landing in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 after participating in an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-195 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, and Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) perform a fly-by in F/A-18 Super Hornets during an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-195 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, and Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) perform a fly-by in F/A-18 Super Hornets during an aerial change of command for Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-103 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, prepare to launch from aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 for an aerial change of command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

121004-N-CH661-103 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 4, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Robert D. Boyer, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, prepare to launch from aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 for an aerial change of command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120929-G-ZZ999-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 29, 2012) Iraqi Swift Boat 307, front, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB 1326) transit toward Umm Qasr, Iraq after completing a joint security exercise. Monomoy is assigned to 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 by Fireman Austin Echols/Released)

120929-G-ZZ999-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 29, 2012) Iraqi Swift Boat 307, front, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB 1326) transit toward Umm Qasr, Iraq after completing a joint security exercise. Monomoy is assigned to 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 by Fireman Austin Echols/Released) Related Article

121003-N-NL401-134 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 3, 2012) Culinary Specialist Andrew Myers, from Buyallup, Wash., prepares dinner for the crew aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

121003-N-NL401-134 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 3, 2012) Culinary Specialist Andrew Myers, from Buyallup, Wash., prepares dinner for the crew aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

121003-N-NL401-104 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 3, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Robert Stork, right, from Springfield, Mo., and Culinary Specialist Seaman Robert Zuniga, from Mcallen, Texas, follow a checklist while performing maintenance on a CO2 fire extinguisher aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

121003-N-NL401-104 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 3, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Robert Stork, right, from Springfield, Mo., and Culinary Specialist Seaman Robert Zuniga, from Mcallen, Texas, follow a checklist while performing maintenance on a CO2 fire extinguisher aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

121002-N-DO750-011 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 conduct in-flight refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10A Extender during flight operations. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121002-N-DO750-011 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 conduct in-flight refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10A Extender during flight operations. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121002-N-DO750-010 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 conduct in-flight refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10A Extender during flight operations. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121002-N-DO750-010 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 conduct in-flight refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10A Extender during flight operations. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121002-N-DO750-007 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Lt. Schuyler Onderdonk assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 inspects ordnance loaded on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to flight. VFA 83 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

121002-N-DO750-007 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2012) Lt. Schuyler Onderdonk assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 inspects ordnance loaded on an F/A-18C Hornet prior to flight. VFA 83 is embarked aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman/Released)

120930-N-YF306-079 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill connect a fuel line from the fast fleet tanker Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler (A390) during a replenishment-at-sea. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120930-N-YF306-079 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill connect a fuel line from the fast fleet tanker Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler (A390) during a replenishment-at-sea. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120930-N-YF306-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) stand at ease as the ship comes alongside fast fleet tanker Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler (A390) for a replenishment-at-sea. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120930-N-YF306-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) stand at ease as the ship comes alongside fast fleet tanker Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler (A390) for a replenishment-at-sea. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120927-N-NL401-095 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors transfer a Sailor portraying an injury during a simulated flight deck fire aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120927-N-NL401-095 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors transfer a Sailor portraying an injury during a simulated flight deck fire aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120927-N-NL401-065 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors combat a simulated flight deck fire during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120927-N-NL401-065 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors combat a simulated flight deck fire during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120927-N-PK218-108 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 load AGM-114 Hellfire missiles onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120927-N-PK218-108 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 load AGM-114 Hellfire missiles onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120927-N-PK218-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Phillip Craven, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Lionel Harris, both assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, load AGM-114 Hellfire missiles onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120927-N-PK218-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Phillip Craven, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Lionel Harris, both assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, load AGM-114 Hellfire missiles onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120927-N-NU634-235 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) shoot rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire weapons qualification. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120927-N-NU634-235 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) shoot rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire weapons qualification. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120927-N-NU634-162 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Cory Blakely, right, from Magnolia, Texas, assists Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Stephen Viar, from Firestone, Co., during a live-fire weapons qualification aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120927-N-NU634-162 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Cory Blakely, right, from Magnolia, Texas, assists Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Stephen Viar, from Firestone, Co., during a live-fire weapons qualification aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120927-N-UM570-038 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Culinary Specialist Seaman Mariechen Bezuidenhout recognizing her selection as “Blue Jacket of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120927-N-UM570-038 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Culinary Specialist Seaman Mariechen Bezuidenhout recognizing her selection as “Blue Jacket of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released) Related Article

120927-N-UM570-039 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Culinary Specialist Seaman 2nd Class Dong Ruan recognizing his selection as “Junior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120927-N-UM570-039 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Culinary Specialist Seaman 2nd Class Dong Ruan recognizing his selection as “Junior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released) Related Article

120927-N-UM570-013 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Yeoman 1st Class Denise Hernandez recognizing her selection as “Senior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120927-N-UM570-013 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 27, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, presents a plaque to Yeoman 1st Class Denise Hernandez recognizing her selection as “Senior Sailor of the Quarter” for the 4th Quarter of 2012, during an awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released) Related Article

120925-N-NL401-083 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120925-N-NL401-083 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120925-N-NL401-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120925-N-NL401-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120925-N-NL401-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) Seaman Alejandro Conchas, from Nyssa, Ore., performs topside preservation aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120925-N-NL401-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 25, 2012) Seaman Alejandro Conchas, from Nyssa, Ore., performs topside preservation aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-129 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) lowers cargo during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-129 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) lowers cargo during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-075 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Christopher D. Haynes, from Statesville, N.C., connects a pendant to the cargo hook of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-075 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Christopher D. Haynes, from Statesville, N.C., connects a pendant to the cargo hook of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-038 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) attach a pendant to the cargo hook of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-038 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) attach a pendant to the cargo hook of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-012 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) A fuel probe is brought across a tension line from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120924-N-NL401-012 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 24, 2012) A fuel probe is brought across a tension line from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-PK218-285 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, conduct a live-fire exercise using the Beretta M9 pistol aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120921-N-PK218-285 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, conduct a live-fire exercise using the Beretta M9 pistol aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120921-N-PK218-281 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Phillip H. Craven, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, loads a magazine for a Beretta M9 pistol during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120921-N-PK218-281 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Phillip H. Craven, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, loads a magazine for a Beretta M9 pistol during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120922-N-NL401-050 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 22, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, left, from Loganville, Ga., checks the integrity of a firefighting ensemble during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120922-N-NL401-050 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 22, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, left, from Loganville, Ga., checks the integrity of a firefighting ensemble during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120922-N-NL401-017 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY(Sept. 22, 2012) Damage Controlman Fireman Christopher Kleinholz, from Cleveland, Ohio, unspools a fire hose during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120922-N-NL401-017 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY(Sept. 22, 2012) Damage Controlman Fireman Christopher Kleinholz, from Cleveland, Ohio, unspools a fire hose during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-094 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat  to the water during a man-overboard exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-094 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the water during a man-overboard exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-070 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Chief Boatswain’s Mate Norman Vest, left, from Backley, West Va., tightens the life-jacket of search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Fire Controlman 2nd Class Timothy Furlong, from Kennewick, Wa., during a man-overboard exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-070 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Chief Boatswain’s Mate Norman Vest, left, from Backley, West Va., tightens the life-jacket of search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Fire Controlman 2nd Class Timothy Furlong, from Kennewick, Wa., during a man-overboard exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-047 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Operations Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Naugle, from Butler, Ohio, recovers a training mannequin during a man-overboard exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-047 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Operations Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Naugle, from Butler, Ohio, recovers a training mannequin during a man-overboard exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-039 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Operations Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Naugle, from Butler, Ohio, is lowered to the water as guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) performs a shipboard recovery during a man-overboard exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120921-N-NL401-039 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2012) Search and rescue (SAR) swimmer Operations Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Naugle, from Butler, Ohio, is lowered to the water as guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) performs a shipboard recovery during a man-overboard exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120919-N-YF306-043 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) A round is fired from the MK45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-043 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) A round is fired from the MK45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-338 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) A tracer round is fired from the barrel of the close-in weapons system (CIWS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-338 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) A tracer round is fired from the barrel of the close-in weapons system (CIWS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-476 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Frederick W. Neubrand, from Baltimore, fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the port bridge wing of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) while Cmdr. Chris D. Stone, Churchill’s commanding officer, observes. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-476 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Frederick W. Neubrand, from Baltimore, fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the port bridge wing of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) while Cmdr. Chris D. Stone, Churchill’s commanding officer, observes. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-514 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) Personnel Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brannan J. Burch, from Atlanta, fires an M240B machine gun on the port bridge wing of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120919-N-YF306-514 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 19, 2012) Personnel Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brannan J. Burch, from Atlanta, fires an M240B machine gun on the port bridge wing of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120920-N-JC800-057 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Crystal J. Rone, from St. Petersburg, Fla., participates in a weapons exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler/Released)

120920-N-JC800-057 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Crystal J. Rone, from St. Petersburg, Fla., participates in a weapons exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler/Released)

120920-N-JC800-018 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Information Systems Technician Seaman Dominic Guetierrez, from San Bernardino, Calif., participates in a weapons exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler/Released)

120920-N-JC800-018 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2012) Information Systems Technician Seaman Dominic Guetierrez, from San Bernardino, Calif., participates in a weapons exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler/Released)

120914-N-AP176-061 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collective) Coleen Quick has her chief petty officer combination cover placed by Chief Electrician's Mate William Whitaker during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120914-N-AP176-061 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collective) Coleen Quick has her chief petty officer combination cover placed by Chief Electrician's Mate William Whitaker during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120914-N-AP176-079 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Justin Johnson has his chief petty officer combination cover placed during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120914-N-AP176-079 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Justin Johnson has his chief petty officer combination cover placed during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120914-N-AP176-105 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Operations Specialist Teah Owens is piped aboard as a chief petty officer during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120914-N-AP176-105 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 14, 2012) Chief Operations Specialist Teah Owens is piped aboard as a chief petty officer during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120919-N-PK218-052 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 19, 2012) Dolphins swim ahead of the bow of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Supply is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120919-N-PK218-052 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 19, 2012) Dolphins swim ahead of the bow of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Supply is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120919-N-PK218-074 U.S. 5TH  FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 19, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class William A. Clough talks on a sound-powered phone aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120919-N-PK218-074 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 19, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class William A. Clough talks on a sound-powered phone aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120918-N-NL401-081 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, from Tallahassee, Fla., signals the approach of stores aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120918-N-NL401-081 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, from Tallahassee, Fla., signals the approach of stores aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120918-N-NL401-124 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, from Tallahassee, Fla., signals the approach of stores during replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120918-N-NL401-124 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, from Tallahassee, Fla., signals the approach of stores during replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120918-N-NL401-137 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, left, from Tallahassee, Fla., and Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Julian Skelton, from Miami, signal during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120918-N-NL401-137 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 18, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Maisonet, left, from Tallahassee, Fla., and Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Julian Skelton, from Miami, signal during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120917-N-PF210-1652 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

120917-N-PF210-1652 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released) Related Article

120917-N-PF210-1689 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released)

120917-N-PF210-1689 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez/Released) Related Article

120918-N-LQ799-002 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2012) Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, commander, Task Force 522, conducts an interview with Mass Communications 2nd Class Blake Midnight as phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise starts. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries focusing to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120918-N-LQ799-002 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2012) Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, commander, Task Force 522, conducts an interview with Mass Communications 2nd Class Blake Midnight as phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise starts. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries focusing to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120918-N-LQ799-001 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2012) Two Japanese Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) are moored to the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), after completing an equipment check prior to the start of phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120918-N-LQ799-001 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Sept. 18, 2012) Two Japanese Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) are moored to the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), after completing an equipment check prior to the start of phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120908-N-AP176-042 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) hold a distance line during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120908-N-AP176-042 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) hold a distance line during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120908-N-AP176-080 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transfers cargo during a vertical replenishment.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120908-N-AP176-080 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 8, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transfers cargo during a vertical replenishment. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120910-N-AP176-017 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 10, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires an MK-38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120910-N-AP176-017 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 10, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires an MK-38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-039 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) Lt. j.g. Ashley Sanford, right, gives a tour of the bridge aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to British Royal Navy Sailors.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-039 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) Lt. j.g. Ashley Sanford, right, gives a tour of the bridge aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to British Royal Navy Sailors. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-060 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy Sailors climb from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) into a rigid-hull inflatable boat following a visit aboard Nitze.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-060 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy Sailors climb from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) into a rigid-hull inflatable boat following a visit aboard Nitze. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-068 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland (F81) transits through the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-068 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland (F81) transits through the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-074 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland (F81), left, pulls into position alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). USNS Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-074 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) British Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland (F81), left, pulls into position alongside Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). USNS Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-010 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires a shot line from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120911-N-AP176-010 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires a shot line from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120917-N-YF306-197 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) and a VBSS team member from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) take defensive positions aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-197 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) and a VBSS team member from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) take defensive positions aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-210 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) and a VBSS team member from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) conduct a sweep aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-210 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) and a VBSS team member from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) conduct a sweep aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-218 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Devon B. Dusseualt, from Weston, Conn., and a Sailor from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548)  stand rear guard aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-218 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Devon B. Dusseualt, from Weston, Conn., and a Sailor from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) stand rear guard aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-233 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A U.S.-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548), conduct a VBSS boarding during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-233 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A U.S.-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548), conduct a VBSS boarding during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-247 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A U.S-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised of Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548), holds a brief aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-247 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A U.S-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised of Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548), holds a brief aboard Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-255 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Qing Su, from New York, translates for a U.S-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised of Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-255 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Qing Su, from New York, translates for a U.S-China combined visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, comprised of Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-315 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-315 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) participates in a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-335 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure member Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Evan T. Gainer, from Lancaster, Pa., checks his surroundings aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-335 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure member Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Evan T. Gainer, from Lancaster, Pa., checks his surroundings aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-373 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Ensign Phillip S. Neff, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), right, shakes hands with a member of the VBSS team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-373 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Ensign Phillip S. Neff, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), right, shakes hands with a member of the VBSS team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-390 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) boards a rigid-hull inflatable boat after completing a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-390 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) boards a rigid-hull inflatable boat after completing a bilateral counter-piracy exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-420 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) wave goodbye from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-420 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) wave goodbye from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) transits through the Gulf of Aden prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels.  Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-006 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) transits through the Gulf of Aden prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Members of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) board the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) to meet prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-107 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Members of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) board the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) to meet prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-N-YF306-182 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) takes position aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120917-N-YF306-182 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) takes position aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), during a bilateral counter-piracy exercise. The focus of the exercise was American and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120917-QD718-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 17, 2012) France Navy Lt. Cdr. Dimitri Arghirudis discuss underwater technology with Jim Honey, an underwater technology expert, during phase 1 of International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12). IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries focusing to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120917-QD718-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 17, 2012) France Navy Lt. Cdr. Dimitri Arghirudis discuss underwater technology with Jim Honey, an underwater technology expert, during phase 1 of International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12). IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries focusing to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 12, 2012) Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, left, and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, right, listen as Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller speaks to the crew aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), during a visit to discuss voting opportunities while deployed. Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 12, 2012) Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, left, and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, right, listen as Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller speaks to the crew aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), during a visit to discuss voting opportunities while deployed. Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120913-N-YF306-114 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jamal H. Wilson, from Baltimore, portrays a mass casualty victim as the 9th Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) team performs a simulated surgery during a mass casualty drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120913-N-YF306-114 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jamal H. Wilson, from Baltimore, portrays a mass casualty victim as the 9th Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) team performs a simulated surgery during a mass casualty drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120913-N-YF306-091 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) secure a Sailor in a stretcher during a mass casualty drill. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120913-N-YF306-091 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) secure a Sailor in a stretcher during a mass casualty drill. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120911-N-NU634-088 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 11, 2012) German Officer Lt. Florian Gocht observes approaching ships on a radar during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120911-N-NU634-088 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 11, 2012) German Officer Lt. Florian Gocht observes approaching ships on a radar during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120911-N-NU634-075 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 11, 2012) German Officer Lt. Florian Gocht, right, and Quartermaster Seaman Nicholas Frank plot coordinates during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120911-N-NU634-075 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 11, 2012) German Officer Lt. Florian Gocht, right, and Quartermaster Seaman Nicholas Frank plot coordinates during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120913-N-FI736-085 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Carlos Luckey, from Detroit, changes the barrel of an M-240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-085 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Carlos Luckey, from Detroit, changes the barrel of an M-240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors fire a twin barrel .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors fire a twin barrel .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-071 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Airman Davonta Carter, from Jacksonville, Fla., fires an M-4 carbine during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-071 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Airman Davonta Carter, from Jacksonville, Fla., fires an M-4 carbine during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor fires an M-240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor fires an M-240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class William Hudson, from Jacksonville, N.C., points out a training target to Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jon Cales, from Toledo, Ohio, during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class William Hudson, from Jacksonville, N.C., points out a training target to Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jon Cales, from Toledo, Ohio, during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-011 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Barrette, from Alexandria, Va., observes as Sailors prepare an M-240B machine gun for a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-011 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Barrette, from Alexandria, Va., observes as Sailors prepare an M-240B machine gun for a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-009 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Barrette, from Alexandria, Va., reports the status of aft .50-caliber machine gun mounts during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-009 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Barrette, from Alexandria, Va., reports the status of aft .50-caliber machine gun mounts during a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Seaman Jeb Wheeler, from Traverse City, Mich., talks into a sound-powered phone while standing aft lookout watch aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-FI736-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) Seaman Jeb Wheeler, from Traverse City, Mich., talks into a sound-powered phone while standing aft lookout watch aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120913-N-NL401-141 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) An MH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) performs a vertical replenishment with guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-141 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) An MH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) performs a vertical replenishment with guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-137 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor observes a fuel line as it is guided into position between Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) and guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during an underway replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-137 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor observes a fuel line as it is guided into position between Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) and guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during an underway replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-111 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-111 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) observe a MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), during a vertical replenishment with guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) observe a MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter, assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), during a vertical replenishment with guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-070 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) take the Navy-wide advancement exam. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120913-N-NL401-070 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) take the Navy-wide advancement exam. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120912-N-PK218-018 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 12, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Anthony uses the ship’s PA system to make a ship-wide announcement aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120912-N-PK218-018 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 12, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Anthony uses the ship’s PA system to make a ship-wide announcement aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120916-N-LQ799-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces welcomes those in attendance to phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120916-N-LQ799-001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces welcomes those in attendance to phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

120916-N-LQ799-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Professor Sean P. Henseler, U.S. Naval War College, gives a brief about the Law of Mining during phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120916-N-LQ799-003 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Professor Sean P. Henseler, U.S. Naval War College, gives a brief about the Law of Mining during phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

120916-N-LQ799-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces welcomes those in attendance to phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

120916-N-LQ799-002 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 16, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces welcomes those in attendance to phase one of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. IMCMEX 12 includes navies from more than 30 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released) Related Article

120908-M-RO494-007 USS IWO JIMA, U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (Sept 8, 2012) - Rear Adm. William Lescher, commanding officer, Expeditionary Strike Group Five, speaks to Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group during his visit  aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Sept 8, 2012.  The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima ARG as a theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command and is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl)

120908-M-RO494-007 USS IWO JIMA, U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (Sept 8, 2012) - Rear Adm. William Lescher, commanding officer, Expeditionary Strike Group Five, speaks to Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group during his visit aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Sept 8, 2012. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima ARG as a theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command and is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl) Related Article

120908-N-OR551-042 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 08, 2012) – Rear Adm. William Lescher, commander Expeditionary Strike Group Five, addresses Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan E. Dial/Released)

120908-N-OR551-042 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 08, 2012) – Rear Adm. William Lescher, commander Expeditionary Strike Group Five, addresses Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan E. Dial/Released) Related Article

120911-N-NL401-039 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 11, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks to the crew during a 9/11 memorial ceremony. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120911-N-NL401-039 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 11, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks to the crew during a 9/11 memorial ceremony. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120912-N-UM570-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, passes through U.S. and Bahrain sideboys during his arrival at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).  NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashante Hammons/Released)

120912-N-UM570-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, passes through U.S. and Bahrain sideboys during his arrival at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashante Hammons/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, meets with Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, meets with Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-002 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, arrives at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).  NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-002 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, arrives at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, is escorted by Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces as he departs NAVCENT. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, is escorted by Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces as he departs NAVCENT. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-004 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, meets with Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, right, and U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Thomas Krajeski. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-004 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, meets with Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, right, and U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Thomas Krajeski. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, is escorted by Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces as he departs NAVCENT. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-005 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, is escorted by Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces as he departs NAVCENT. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, arrives at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).  NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120912-N-ZZ999-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Supreme Commander, arrives at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120902-N-YF306-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sep. 2, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Caleb A. Moyers, from Jacksonville, Fla., performs maintenance on the main rotor blades for an SH-60B Seahawk attached to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Det. 8 aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120902-N-YF306-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sep. 2, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Caleb A. Moyers, from Jacksonville, Fla., performs maintenance on the main rotor blades for an SH-60B Seahawk attached to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Det. 8 aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120902-N-YF306-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) are moored together during a port visit to Bahrain. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120902-N-YF306-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) are moored together during a port visit to Bahrain. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120903-N-YF306-051 BAHRAIN (Sept. 3, 2012) Ensign Benjamin F. Pitzel, left, from Charlotte, N.C., and Ensign Phillip S. Neff, from Austin, Texas, pose for a photo taken by Ensign Jaylyn D. Hagen, from Austin, Texas, while the three visit the Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre in Bahrain. The visit was part of a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) tour for Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120903-N-YF306-051 BAHRAIN (Sept. 3, 2012) Ensign Benjamin F. Pitzel, left, from Charlotte, N.C., and Ensign Phillip S. Neff, from Austin, Texas, pose for a photo taken by Ensign Jaylyn D. Hagen, from Austin, Texas, while the three visit the Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre in Bahrain. The visit was part of a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) tour for Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120903-N-YF306-067 BAHRAIN(Sept. 3, 2012) A tour guide from the Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre in Bahrain talks to Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) trip. Both ships are on a port visit to Bahrain. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston S. Churchill are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120903-N-YF306-067 BAHRAIN(Sept. 3, 2012) A tour guide from the Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre in Bahrain talks to Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) trip. Both ships are on a port visit to Bahrain. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston S. Churchill are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120904-N-YF306-084 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 4, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) are moored together during a port visit to Bahrain. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120904-N-YF306-084 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 4, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) are moored together during a port visit to Bahrain. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120905-N-YF306-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 5, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jamal S. Wilson, from Baltimore, and Seaman Lindsey M. Reynolds, from Huntington, N.Y., salute the American flag during morning colors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) while guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) simultaneously raises its flag. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120905-N-YF306-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 5, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Jamal S. Wilson, from Baltimore, and Seaman Lindsey M. Reynolds, from Huntington, N.Y., salute the American flag during morning colors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) while guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) simultaneously raises its flag. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120905-N-YF306-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 5, 2012) Aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) maneuvers out of port in Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120905-N-YF306-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 5, 2012) Aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) maneuvers out of port in Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120912-N-UM570-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, meets and talks with Secretaries of State about absentee voting for Sailors overseas. The Secretaries represent the states of Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Michigan. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120912-N-UM570-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, meets and talks with Secretaries of State about absentee voting for Sailors overseas. The Secretaries represent the states of Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Michigan. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120912-N-UM570-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, meets and talks with Secretaries of State about absentee voting for Sailors overseas. The Secretaries represent the states of Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Michigan. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120912-N-UM570-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 12, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, meets and talks with Secretaries of State about absentee voting for Sailors overseas. The Secretaries represent the states of Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Michigan. NAVCENT is responsible for an area of approximately 2.5 million square miles, including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ashanté Hammons/Released)

120910-N-WO496-007 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2012) Seaman Keith Coleman lifts weights in the gym aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120910-N-WO496-007 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2012) Seaman Keith Coleman lifts weights in the gym aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120910-N-WO496-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2012) Operations Specialist 2nd Class August Sander performs maintenance on a scuttle aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120910-N-WO496-003 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2012) Operations Specialist 2nd Class August Sander performs maintenance on a scuttle aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120902-N-WO496-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, speaks to the commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), Cmdr. Dave Richardson, during a visit to the ship. Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120902-N-WO496-002 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, speaks to the commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), Cmdr. Dave Richardson, during a visit to the ship. Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120902-N-WO496-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, speaks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a visit to the ship. Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120902-N-WO496-001 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 2, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, speaks to the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a visit to the ship. Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120909-N-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (May 28, 2012) Mineman 2nd Class William Morse, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., operates the vehicle handling system during the recovery of the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System on board mine countermeasure ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13).  Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120909-N-ZZ999-002 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (May 28, 2012) Mineman 2nd Class William Morse, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., operates the vehicle handling system during the recovery of the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System on board mine countermeasure ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13). Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120909-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 9, 2012) Mineman 3rd Class Brian Wheeler, from Dayton, Ohio, performs pre-flight checks on the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle on board mine countermeasure ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13).  Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120909-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 9, 2012) Mineman 3rd Class Brian Wheeler, from Dayton, Ohio, performs pre-flight checks on the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle on board mine countermeasure ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13). Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force 52, supporting mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan H. Jones/Released)

120905-N-AP176-047 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 5, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Josiah Wells and Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Zachary Hazelip, search and rescue swimmers aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), are hoisted onto Nitze following a man overboard drill. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120905-N-AP176-047 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 5, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Josiah Wells and Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Zachary Hazelip, search and rescue swimmers aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), are hoisted onto Nitze following a man overboard drill. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120905-N-AP176-029 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 5, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Josiah Wells, a search and rescue swimmer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), is lowered into the water as Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Zachary Hazelip recovers a training device used to simulate a person during a man overboard drill. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120905-N-AP176-029 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 5, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Josiah Wells, a search and rescue swimmer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), is lowered into the water as Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Zachary Hazelip recovers a training device used to simulate a person during a man overboard drill. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120908-N-NL401-117 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors practice pipe-patching techniques during a general quarters exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120908-N-NL401-117 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors practice pipe-patching techniques during a general quarters exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120908-N-NL401-096 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, left, from Loganville, Ga., instructs Sailors on pipe-patching techniques during general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120908-N-NL401-096 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, left, from Loganville, Ga., instructs Sailors on pipe-patching techniques during general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120908-N-NL401-069 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, from Loganville, Ga., instructs Sailors on pipe-patching techniques during general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120908-N-NL401-069 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Terrel Rowan, from Loganville, Ga., instructs Sailors on pipe-patching techniques during general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-116 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) An AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) conducts a vertical replenishment on the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-116 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) An AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) conducts a vertical replenishment on the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-053 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) An AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) conducts a vertical replenishment on the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-053 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) An AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) conducts a vertical replenishment on the foc’sle of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-034 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-034 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-018 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-006 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120907-N-NL401-006 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare for a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120906-N-JV638-084 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Lt. j.g. James Eilers, right, and Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (Select) Silas Sutterby, from Winter Park, Fla., both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, rig a helicopter for fast roping during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-084 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Lt. j.g. James Eilers, right, and Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (Select) Silas Sutterby, from Winter Park, Fla., both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, rig a helicopter for fast roping during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-091 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (Select) Silas Sutterby, left, from Winter Park, Fla., and Lt. j.g. James Eilers, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, rig a helicopter for fast roping during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-091 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (Select) Silas Sutterby, left, from Winter Park, Fla., and Lt. j.g. James Eilers, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, rig a helicopter for fast roping during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-137 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, approaches guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-137 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, approaches guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-144 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, approaches guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-144 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) A helicopter assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, approaches guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-172 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Lt. j.g. James Eilers of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, fast ropes to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-172 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) Lt. j.g. James Eilers of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1, fast ropes to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-198 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 fast rope to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-198 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 fast rope to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-226 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 steady the fast rope on the the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-226 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 steady the fast rope on the the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-279 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 fast rope to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and post security positions during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120906-N-JV638-279 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 fast rope to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and post security positions during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120901-N-RY232-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Yvonne Dumas, left, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), serves food to residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

120901-N-RY232-023 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Yvonne Dumas, left, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), serves food to residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released) Related Article

120901-N-RY232-039 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), play ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ with residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

120901-N-RY232-039 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), play ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ with residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released) Related Article

120901-N-RY232-072 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), play games during a community relations (COMREL) project at the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

120901-N-RY232-072 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), play games during a community relations (COMREL) project at the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released) Related Article

120901-N-RY232-139 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), serve food to residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)

120901-N-RY232-139 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), serve food to residents of the Philippine Embassy Women’s Shelter during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released) Related Article

120901-N-YX169-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher Boulton, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), competes in a Captain’s Cup bowling tournament during a port visit to Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

120901-N-YX169-003 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher Boulton, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), competes in a Captain’s Cup bowling tournament during a port visit to Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

120901-N-YX169-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Saunders, assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), competes in a Captain’s Cup bowling tournament during a port visit to Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

120901-N-YX169-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Sept. 1, 2012) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Saunders, assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), competes in a Captain’s Cup bowling tournament during a port visit to Bahrain. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

120902-N-NB538-049 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Amber Benson, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), up-roots weeds at Bahrain Mobility International during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120902-N-NB538-049 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2012) Yeoman 2nd Class Amber Benson, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), up-roots weeds at Bahrain Mobility International during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120902-N-NB538-115 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), clear weeds at Bahrain Mobility International during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120902-N-NB538-115 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 2, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), clear weeds at Bahrain Mobility International during a community relations (COMREL) project. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120902-N-NL401-045 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) A Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) takes a photograph of a ‘Welcome to Egypt’ sign as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-045 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) A Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) takes a photograph of a ‘Welcome to Egypt’ sign as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-041 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Pilot boats come alongside guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-041 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Pilot boats come alongside guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-037 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) passes the El Ferdan Swing Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-037 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) passes the El Ferdan Swing Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-019 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) passes under the Friendship Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120902-N-NL401-019 SUEZ CANAL (Sept. 2, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) passes under the Friendship Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120909-N-NZ569-016 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tanner Merino and Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Apprentice Scott Korbal, both assigned to the

120909-N-NZ569-016 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tanner Merino and Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Apprentice Scott Korbal, both assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, wash an FA/18F Super on the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Bloom/Released)

120909-N-NZ569-011 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Brian McVeigh, assigned to the

120909-N-NZ569-011 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Brian McVeigh, assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, performs maintenance on an FA/18C Hornet aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Bloom/Released)

120909-N-NB538-216 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat during small boat operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NB538-216 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat during small boat operations. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NB538-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NB538-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NB538-096 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Seaman Recruit Chareese Knox stands during a man overboard exercise aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NB538-096 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Seaman Recruit Chareese Knox stands during a man overboard exercise aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

120909-N-NZ569-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tanner Merino, from the

120909-N-NZ569-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 9, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Tanner Merino, from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 washes an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Bloom/Released)

120908-N-NU634-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120908-N-NU634-081 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120908-N-NU634-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120908-N-NU634-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120908-N-NU634-188 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120908-N-NU634-188 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 8, 2012) A member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two Platoon 2-3-2, embarked aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), executes a fast rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk to the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as part of helicopter rope suspension training. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120907-N-NU634-043 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) Hull Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Duff, from Henderson, Texas, works on a hydraulic line for a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120907-N-NU634-043 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 7, 2012) Hull Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Duff, from Henderson, Texas, works on a hydraulic line for a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120906-N-NU634-088 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 6, 2012) - Gunner's Mate Seaman Halie Miller, from Kemp, Texas, shines the edge of watertight door aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120906-N-NU634-088 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 6, 2012) - Gunner's Mate Seaman Halie Miller, from Kemp, Texas, shines the edge of watertight door aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120906-N-NU634-030 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 6, 2012) -Damage Controlman 2nd Class John Legezdh, from Margate, Fla., and Damage Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Bianca Love, from Dallas, practice aiding an injured pilot during a simulated crash and salvage drill on the flight deck aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120906-N-NU634-030 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 6, 2012) -Damage Controlman 2nd Class John Legezdh, from Margate, Fla., and Damage Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Bianca Love, from Dallas, practice aiding an injured pilot during a simulated crash and salvage drill on the flight deck aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120828-N-YF306-206 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cassidy J. Ballensky, from Boise, Idaho, mans a M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during the ship’s transit of the Strait of Hormuz. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120828-N-YF306-206 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cassidy J. Ballensky, from Boise, Idaho, mans a M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during the ship’s transit of the Strait of Hormuz. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120828-N-YF306-118 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) steams forward as the carrier transits the Strait of Hormuz.  Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120828-N-YF306-118 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) steams forward as the carrier transits the Strait of Hormuz. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120828-N-YF306-077 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Lt. Erica C. Coburn, from Henniker, N.H., checks bearings on the port bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120828-N-YF306-077 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 28, 2012) Lt. Erica C. Coburn, from Henniker, N.H., checks bearings on the port bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) approaches Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Dextrous was the first ship to attempt and successfully complete an astern refueling with the newly refitted Ponce. Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) approaches Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Dextrous was the first ship to attempt and successfully complete an astern refueling with the newly refitted Ponce. Dextrous is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-102 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), center, USS Sentry (MCM 3), right, and USS Pioneer (MCM 9), left, photographed from the fantail of mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13). The four ships are forming a “column open order” with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) as part of a photo exercise. The mine countermeasures ships are assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-102 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), center, USS Sentry (MCM 3), right, and USS Pioneer (MCM 9), left, photographed from the fantail of mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13). The four ships are forming a “column open order” with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) as part of a photo exercise. The mine countermeasures ships are assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6), left, conducts an astern refueling with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Devastator is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-ZZ999-103 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6), left, conducts an astern refueling with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Devastator is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Brendan Jones/Released)

120829-N-AP176-013 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 29, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors examine an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-013 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 29, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors examine an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-030 GULF OF OMAN (August 29, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors man a fire hose during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-030 GULF OF OMAN (August 29, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors man a fire hose during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120831-N-AP176-009 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 31, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Gary Reed takes an oil sample aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120831-N-AP176-009 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 31, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Gary Reed takes an oil sample aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120831-N-AP176-018 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 31, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor climbs down a ladderwell  during a damage control training drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120831-N-AP176-018 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 31, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor climbs down a ladderwell during a damage control training drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120831-N-RB391-029 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Master-at-Arms Seaman Caleb J. Donald from Virginia Beach, Va., prepares to participate in a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120831-N-RB391-029 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Master-at-Arms Seaman Caleb J. Donald from Virginia Beach, Va., prepares to participate in a live-fire exercise aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120831-N-RB391-125 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) fire a .50-caliber machine gun during a nighttime live-fire exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120831-N-RB391-125 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) fire a .50-caliber machine gun during a nighttime live-fire exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120831-N-RB391-137 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) clean up expended .50-caliber machine gun rounds after a live-fire exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120831-N-RB391-137 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 31, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) clean up expended .50-caliber machine gun rounds after a live-fire exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory White/Released)

120903-N-XO436-019 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a freshwater wash down of the anchor chain during a recovery of the ship's anchor aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120903-N-XO436-019 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a freshwater wash down of the anchor chain during a recovery of the ship's anchor aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120903-N-XO436-107 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Shelby Mahle prepares to raise the national ensign aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120903-N-XO436-107 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Shelby Mahle prepares to raise the national ensign aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120830-N-JV638-004 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Timothy Lumpkin explains the use of a boatswain's pipe to cartoonists during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120830-N-JV638-004 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Timothy Lumpkin explains the use of a boatswain's pipe to cartoonists during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120830-N-JV638-040 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Megan Villapudua, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fun Boss, talks to cartoonist Dave Coverly, creator of “Speed Bump,” while observing a replenishment-at-sea during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120830-N-JV638-040 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Megan Villapudua, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fun Boss, talks to cartoonist Dave Coverly, creator of “Speed Bump,” while observing a replenishment-at-sea during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120830-N-CH661-020 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Tom Richmond, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, draws a caricature of Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jessica Alvarez, from Fayettsville, Tenn., during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120830-N-CH661-020 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Tom Richmond, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, draws a caricature of Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jessica Alvarez, from Fayettsville, Tenn., during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120830-N-CH661-052 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Cartoonist Jeff Bacon, creator of

120830-N-CH661-052 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2012) Cartoonist Jeff Bacon, creator of "Broadside," draws a cartoon featuring Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Waylon Joe, from Farmington, N.M., during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120829-N-FI736-055 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (ENTCSG), talks with cartoonists during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-055 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (ENTCSG), talks with cartoonists during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-112 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) A shooter launches an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 from a catapult aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-112 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) A shooter launches an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 from a catapult aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-222 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonists draw caricatures of Sailors and Marines on the aft mess decks during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-222 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonists draw caricatures of Sailors and Marines on the aft mess decks during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-229 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Sam Viviano, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, draws a caricature of Lt. Daniel Foose, assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-229 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Sam Viviano, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, draws a caricature of Lt. Daniel Foose, assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-235 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonist Dave Coverly, left, creator of “Speed Bump,” draws a caricature of Information Systems Technician 1st Class Stephen Wolff during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions forf Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-235 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonist Dave Coverly, left, creator of “Speed Bump,” draws a caricature of Information Systems Technician 1st Class Stephen Wolff during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions forf Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-244 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonist Jeff Bacon, creator of “Broadside,” draws a caricature of a Sailor during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-244 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Cartoonist Jeff Bacon, creator of “Broadside,” draws a caricature of a Sailor during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-254 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Tom Richmond, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, gives a caricature to a Marine during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120829-N-FI736-254 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2012) Tom Richmond, a cartoonist with MAD Magazine, gives a caricature to a Marine during a USO-sponsored tour aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120828-N-AP176-262 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors fire M9 service pistols during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120828-N-AP176-262 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors fire M9 service pistols during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-031 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK45 5-inch/.54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-031 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK45 5-inch/.54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-068 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Josiah Jackson loads rounds into the close-in weapons system (CIWS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-068 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Josiah Jackson loads rounds into the close-in weapons system (CIWS) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-097 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman Albert Callos fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-097 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman Albert Callos fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-105 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman Albert Callos fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120829-N-AP176-105 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman Albert Callos fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120827-N-PK218-005 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Richard A. Navarro prepares lunch for the crew in the galley aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120827-N-PK218-005 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Richard A. Navarro prepares lunch for the crew in the galley aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120827-N-PK218-014 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian S. Olinger and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kokou Kossi review award letters aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120827-N-PK218-014 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian S. Olinger and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kokou Kossi review award letters aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120828-N-QD718-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, speaks with Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) technicians during a visit aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120828-N-QD718-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, speaks with Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) technicians during a visit aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) From left to right, mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Sentry (MCM 3) and USS Dexrous (MCM 13) approach for an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) From left to right, mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Sentry (MCM 3) and USS Dexrous (MCM 13) approach for an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), left, and USS Dexrous (MCM 13) approach for an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), left, and USS Dexrous (MCM 13) approach for an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) observe mine countermeasure ships USS Sentry (MCM 3) and USS Devastator (MCM 6) from the well deck during an astern replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) observe mine countermeasure ships USS Sentry (MCM 3) and USS Devastator (MCM 6) from the well deck during an astern replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-046 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Dexrous (MCM 13) conducts an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-QD718-046 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Dexrous (MCM 13) conducts an astern replenishment-at-sea with Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walk down in preparation for flight quarters aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walk down in preparation for flight quarters aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-051 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A Military Sealift Command civilian mariner lays out chain in preparation for flight quarters aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-051 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A Military Sealift Command civilian mariner lays out chain in preparation for flight quarters aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Mathew Hosea, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), cleans a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Mathew Hosea, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), cleans a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-105 U.S. NAVY FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Gunner's Mate Seaman Joshua Carlos, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), cleans a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-105 U.S. NAVY FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Gunner's Mate Seaman Joshua Carlos, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), cleans a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-117 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Mathew Hosea, left, and Gunner's Mate Seaman Joshua Carlos, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), clean and lubricate a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120827-N-QD718-117 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Mathew Hosea, left, and Gunner's Mate Seaman Joshua Carlos, assigned to Costal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2, embarked security team (EST), clean and lubricate a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120829-N-YG591-006 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight videos U.S Navy mine countermeasures ships from the flight deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-006 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight videos U.S Navy mine countermeasures ships from the flight deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-023 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine Countermeasures Ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Sentry (MCM 3) approach Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-023 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine Countermeasures Ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Sentry (MCM 3) approach Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-035 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine Countermeasures Ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Sentry (MCM 3) approach Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-035 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) Mine Countermeasures Ships USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Sentry (MCM 3) approach Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to refuel. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-072 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) The crew of Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) haul in a refueling line deployed by Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during refueling operations. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120829-N-YG591-072 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 29, 2012) The crew of Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) haul in a refueling line deployed by Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during refueling operations. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base Interim Ship to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-104 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, talks with contractor Bob Stitt about tests he is running on unmanned underwater vehicles aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-104 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, talks with contractor Bob Stitt about tests he is running on unmanned underwater vehicles aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-115 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, second from right, observes tests being conducted on unmanned underwater vehicles from a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-115 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, second from right, observes tests being conducted on unmanned underwater vehicles from a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-126 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) A rigid hull inflatable boat manned by members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 enters the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-126 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) A rigid hull inflatable boat manned by members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 enters the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-136 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, observes unmanned underwater vehicle tests aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), background. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-136 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Rear Admiral Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command/commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 52.2, observes unmanned underwater vehicle tests aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), background. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120828-N-YG591-146 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Contractors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) recover an underwater unmanned vehicle. The RHIB was launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.

120828-N-YG591-146 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 28, 2012) Contractors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) recover an underwater unmanned vehicle. The RHIB was launched from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility.

120826-N-QD718-067 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command Able Body Seaman (Maintenance) Joe Ewing signals to a MH-60C helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26

120826-N-QD718-067 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command Able Body Seaman (Maintenance) Joe Ewing signals to a MH-60C helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 "Desert Hawks" as it lands aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-048 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technicians in an UUV 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat are lowered into the water to conduct engine testing aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-048 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technicians in an UUV 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat are lowered into the water to conduct engine testing aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-016 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) lower a rigid hull inflatable boat into the water. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-016 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) lower a rigid hull inflatable boat into the water. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-YF306-163 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Junwen Liang, from New York, observes coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120825-N-YF306-163 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 25, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Junwen Liang, from New York, observes coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120825-N-QD718-112 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners Donald Enns, left, and Robert Alvarado check the fuel aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-112 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners Donald Enns, left, and Robert Alvarado check the fuel aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) A contractor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) sets up prior to a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle launch. Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) A contractor aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) sets up prior to a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle launch. Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-012 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) lower a rigid hull inflatable boat into the water. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120826-N-QD718-012 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 26, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) lower a rigid hull inflatable boat into the water. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-108 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners Donald Enns, left, and Robert Alvarado check the fuel aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-108 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners Donald Enns, left, and Robert Alvarado check the fuel aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-098 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) heave lines during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-098 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) heave lines during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) heave lines during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) heave lines during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-088 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB 15) and Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-QD718-088 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Aug. 25, 2012) Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB 15) and Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120825-N-AP176-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120825-N-AP176-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120826-N-AP176-025 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) picks up cargo during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120826-N-AP176-025 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) picks up cargo during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120826-N-AP176-088 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) picks up cargo during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120826-N-AP176-088 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2012) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) picks up cargo during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120827-N-AP176-014 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Capt. Joseph Leonard, commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) Two, talks to Sailors during an all-hands call on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120827-N-AP176-014 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Capt. Joseph Leonard, commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) Two, talks to Sailors during an all-hands call on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120827-N-NL401-056 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Expended cartridges lie on the deck during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120827-N-NL401-056 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Expended cartridges lie on the deck during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120827-N-NL401-066 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a live-fire exercise with an M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120827-N-NL401-066 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a live-fire exercise with an M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120827-N-NL401-087 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Breanna Williams, from Little Rock, Ark., fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120827-N-NL401-087 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 27, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Breanna Williams, from Little Rock, Ark., fires an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120825-N-YG591-036 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Francis Dexter, background, an inside tender for the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team, awaits a simulated casualty during a dive casualty drill aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). FARC is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120825-N-YG591-036 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Francis Dexter, background, an inside tender for the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team, awaits a simulated casualty during a dive casualty drill aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). FARC is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120825-N-YG591-070 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Civilian mariners prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120825-N-YG591-070 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Civilian mariners prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120825-N-YG591-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Civilian mariners prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120825-N-YG591-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 25, 2012) Civilian mariners prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-048 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and civilian mariners launch and recover a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-048 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and civilian mariners launch and recover a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and civilian mariners launch and recover a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-093 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and civilian mariners launch and recover a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-104 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team, conduct a dive casualty drill in the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 and FARC are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-104 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, and the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team, conduct a dive casualty drill in the well deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15). EODMU-12 and FARC are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-F-ZZ999-101 BAGHDAD (Aug. 27, 2012) Iraqi Gen. Babakir al-Zebari, left, Joint Headquarters chief of staff, discusses future naval security cooperation engagements with Vice Adm. John W. Miller, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/Fifth Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) commander, during a meeting at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Aug. 27. The meetings were part of a familiarization visit for Miller, and covered topics including Iraq's commitment to modernizing its military, as well as the growing partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Tony Richardson/Released)

120827-F-ZZ999-101 BAGHDAD (Aug. 27, 2012) Iraqi Gen. Babakir al-Zebari, left, Joint Headquarters chief of staff, discusses future naval security cooperation engagements with Vice Adm. John W. Miller, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/Fifth Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) commander, during a meeting at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Aug. 27. The meetings were part of a familiarization visit for Miller, and covered topics including Iraq's commitment to modernizing its military, as well as the growing partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Tony Richardson/Released) Related Article

120826-N-YG591-157 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  26, 2012) Crew aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) recover an unmanned aircraft. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120826-N-YG591-157 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 26, 2012) Crew aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) recover an unmanned aircraft. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) MH-60S helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 prepare to take off from the deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), Platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) MH-60S helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 prepare to take off from the deck of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), Platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-127 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) Two members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, jump from an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-127 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Two members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, jump from an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-252 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, is recovered by an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a live demolition maneuver. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-252 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, is recovered by an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a live demolition maneuver. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-345 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, is recovered by an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a live demolition maneuver. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-345 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, Platoon 12-0-1, is recovered by an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a live demolition maneuver. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-423 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) A demolition charge, attached to a practice buoy by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-0-1, explodes. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-423 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A demolition charge, attached to a practice buoy by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-0-1, explodes. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-490 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) Two MH-60S helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 prepare to take off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to return to base after carrying members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), Platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-490 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Two MH-60S helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 prepare to take off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to return to base after carrying members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), Platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-572 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug.  27, 2012) An MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15)  to return to base after carrying members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-572 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) An MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) to return to base after carrying members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU), platoon 12-0-1. EODMU-12 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-638 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Crew aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) and the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team from Commander, Task Group 56.1 run a dive casualty drill with a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) utilizing the ship's crane. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-YG591-638 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Crew aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) and the Fly Away Recompression Chamber (FARC) team from Commander, Task Group 56.1 run a dive casualty drill with a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) utilizing the ship's crane. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120827-N-WB378-217 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) lower an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-217 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) lower an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-228 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) lower an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-228 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian mariners aboard Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) lower an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship, was converted and reclassified in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in its area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-283 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractor Bob Stitt travels in a 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-283 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractor Bob Stitt travels in a 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) Ship USS Ponce (ASFB(I) 15) to conduct tests on two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-288 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractors track the progress of two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish, Unmanned Underwater Vehicle from an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-288 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractors track the progress of two M18 Mod 2 Kingfish, Unmanned Underwater Vehicle from an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-348 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A civilian contractor prepares to deploy an M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) from an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-348 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A civilian contractor prepares to deploy an M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) from an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-453 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A civilian contractor steadies a M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) as it is lifted with a crane onto the deck of an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-453 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) A civilian contractor steadies a M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) as it is lifted with a crane onto the deck of an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-475 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractors secure an M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) to the deck of an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120827-N-WB378-475 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 27, 2012) Civilian contractors secure an M18 Mod 2 Kingfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) to the deck of an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The Kingfish uses side scan sonar to search and discover objects of interest. This marks the first time these UUVs have been added to mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

120825-N-NL401-024 SUEZ CANAL (Aug. 25, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) approaches the Friendship Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120825-N-NL401-024 SUEZ CANAL (Aug. 25, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) approaches the Friendship Bridge as the ship transits the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120825-N-NL401-004 SUEZ CANAL (Aug. 25, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) begins a morning transit of the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120825-N-NL401-004 SUEZ CANAL (Aug. 25, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) begins a morning transit of the Suez Canal. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120824-N-YF306-074 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, from Keyser, W.Va., fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a target balloon during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120824-N-YF306-074 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, from Keyser, W.Va., fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a target balloon during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120824-N-YF306-019 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Eric Alfaro, from Houston, fires an M240B machine gun at a target balloon during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120824-N-YF306-019 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Eric Alfaro, from Houston, fires an M240B machine gun at a target balloon during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120826-N-VR372-012 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 26, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks during an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 change of command ceremony. Rear Adm. Peter Fanta was relieved by Rear Adm. William Lescher. 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 Tracey L. Whitley/Released)

120826-N-VR372-012 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 26, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks during an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 change of command ceremony. Rear Adm. Peter Fanta was relieved by Rear Adm. William Lescher. 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 Tracey L. Whitley/Released) Related Article

120823-N-NL401-091 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors combat a simulated fire on an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-091 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors combat a simulated fire on an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-073 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Arthur Hoskins, from Coldwater, Mich., supervises a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-073 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Arthur Hoskins, from Coldwater, Mich., supervises a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-055 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-055 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-042 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-042 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors conduct a firefighting drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-011 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors perform routine maintenance on tomahawk cruise missile launchers aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120823-N-NL401-011 RED SEA (Aug. 23, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors perform routine maintenance on tomahawk cruise missile launchers aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120824-N-NL401-066 RED SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) hose the mast during a fresh water washdown. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120824-N-NL401-066 RED SEA (Aug. 24, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) hose the mast during a fresh water washdown. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-YG591-025 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) A SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle places training explosives next to simulated unidentified ordnance during training conducted by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YG591-025 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) A SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle places training explosives next to simulated unidentified ordnance during training conducted by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YG591-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jake Sherman, left, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1, shows the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YG591-008 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jake Sherman, left, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1, shows the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YG591-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jake Sherman, center assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1, shows the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YG591-006 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 21, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jake Sherman, center assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1, shows the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

120821-N-YF306-031 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher Stone, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), fires an M240B machine gun as part of a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-031 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher Stone, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), fires an M240B machine gun as part of a live-fire exercise. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-096 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Charles McConnell, from Norfolk, Va., fires an MK38 25mm gun under the supervision of Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, of Keyser, W.V., during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-096 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Charles McConnell, from Norfolk, Va., fires an MK38 25mm gun under the supervision of Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, of Keyser, W.V., during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-115 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Junwen Liang, from New York, fires an MK38 25mm gun under the supervision of Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, of Keyser, W. Va., during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-115 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Junwen Liang, from New York, fires an MK38 25mm gun under the supervision of Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, of Keyser, W. Va., during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-217 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) The MK45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun is test-fired aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120821-N-YF306-217 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 21, 2012) The MK45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun is test-fired aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120819-N-AP176-021 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Nikki Weir signals from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/ Released)

120819-N-AP176-021 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Nikki Weir signals from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/ Released)

120819-N-AP176-014 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires a shot line from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120819-N-AP176-014 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Williams fires a shot line from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120819-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea as Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) pulls alongside. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120819-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 19, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea as Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) pulls alongside. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120821-N-NL401-053 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., conducts maintenance on the ship’s sonar dome pressurization system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-NL401-053 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., conducts maintenance on the ship’s sonar dome pressurization system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-NL401-052 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., conducts maintenance on the ship’s sonar dome pressurization system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-NL401-052 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., conducts maintenance on the ship’s sonar dome pressurization system aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-NL401-019 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Megan Hughes, from Richmond, Va., performs a passive-acoustic search for subsurface contacts aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120821-N-NL401-019 RED SEA (Aug. 21, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Megan Hughes, from Richmond, Va., performs a passive-acoustic search for subsurface contacts aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) The MK-45 5-inch/.54-caliber lightweight gun fires aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) The MK-45 5-inch/.54-caliber lightweight gun fires aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Benjamin Holter, from Boulder, Colo., heaves a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-097 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Benjamin Holter, from Boulder, Colo., heaves a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-116 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare pallets for transfer during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahanok (T-AO 204). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-116 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare pallets for transfer during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahanok (T-AO 204). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-126 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahanok (T-AO 204). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-NL401-126 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahanok (T-AO 204). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120820-N-WO496-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain inventories a pipe-patching kit aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain inventories a pipe-patching kit aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-074 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain inventories a pipe-patching kit aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-074 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain inventories a pipe-patching kit aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-065 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain hangs a tamper-proof tag on an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) valve aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-065 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jacob St. Romain hangs a tamper-proof tag on an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) valve aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-063 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Gerald Laborce prepares corn in the galley aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-063 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Gerald Laborce prepares corn in the galley aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Justin Lohr performs a routine check on a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Justin Lohr performs a routine check on a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-020 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Justin Lohr performs routine checks on a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-WO496-020 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 20, 2012) Electrician's Mate Fireman Justin Lohr performs routine checks on a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120820-N-YF306-669 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) depart from Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde after medically evacuating one of its crew members. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120820-N-YF306-669 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) depart from Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde after medically evacuating one of its crew members. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120820-N-YF306-533 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde is hoisted up to a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 attached to guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The injured crew member was medically evacuated to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120820-N-YF306-533 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde is hoisted up to a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 attached to guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The injured crew member was medically evacuated to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120820-N-YF306-508 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Medical and rescue personnel assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) assist in airlifting an injured crew member from Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde. The crew member was transported by an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120820-N-YF306-508 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Medical and rescue personnel assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) assist in airlifting an injured crew member from Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde. The crew member was transported by an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120820-N-YF306-467 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) board Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call issued by the vessel. After initial assessment by Churchill’s medical personnel, an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 medically evacuated an injured crew member to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120820-N-YF306-467 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) board Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call issued by the vessel. After initial assessment by Churchill’s medical personnel, an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8 medically evacuated an injured crew member to a hospital in Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120820-N-YF306-363 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) transit toward Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released

120820-N-YF306-363 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) transit toward Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released Related Article

120820-N-YF306-284 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) approaches Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call issued by the vessel. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120820-N-YF306-284 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) approaches Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier M/V Belde in response to a medical-related distress call issued by the vessel. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released) Related Article

120820-N-ZZ999-008 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, conducts a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120820-N-ZZ999-008 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, conducts a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

120820-N-ZZ999-006 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, conducts a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120820-N-ZZ999-006 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 20, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, conducts a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured crew member from the Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Oman. Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

120817-N-NG641-008 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Lt. j.g. Jonathan Edwards, from Norfolk, Va., demonstrates a take-down technique during force protection training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-008 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Lt. j.g. Jonathan Edwards, from Norfolk, Va., demonstrates a take-down technique during force protection training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-055 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Chief Intelligence Specialist James Underwood, from Dallas, conducts force protection training after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-055 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Chief Intelligence Specialist James Underwood, from Dallas, conducts force protection training after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-072 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Chief Intelligence Specialist James Underwood, from Dallas, washes oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray from his face after force protection training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-072 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Chief Intelligence Specialist James Underwood, from Dallas, washes oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray from his face after force protection training aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-089 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Seaman Joshua Beyer, from Crivitz, Wis., takes down a suspect during force protection training after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120817-N-NG641-089 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Seaman Joshua Beyer, from Crivitz, Wis., takes down a suspect during force protection training after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-AP176-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Explosives rigged to a barrel by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), explode during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-080 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Explosives rigged to a barrel by explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), explode during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-067 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) lifts an explosive ordnance disposal technician, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Platoon (EODMU) 12-3-1, embarked aboard Enterprise, out of the water during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-067 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) lifts an explosive ordnance disposal technician, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Platoon (EODMU) 12-3-1, embarked aboard Enterprise, out of the water during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-061 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), gives a thumbs up after explosives are attached to a barrel during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-061 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), gives a thumbs up after explosives are attached to a barrel during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), jumps from an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to Enterprise during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), jumps from an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to Enterprise during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), swim toward a barrel while an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter flies overhead during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120816-N-AP176-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2012) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Platoon 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), swim toward a barrel while an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter flies overhead during a training exercise. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-122 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) lands on Nitze's flight deck. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-122 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) lands on Nitze's flight deck. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-101 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) delivers cargo to Nitze's flight deck.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-101 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) delivers cargo to Nitze's flight deck. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-072 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), jumps into the water from an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter. Enterprise is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-072 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-3-1, embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), jumps into the water from an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter. Enterprise is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-044 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), picks up an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-3-1 as guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-044 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), picks up an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12-3-1 as guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-030 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor signals to an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), as guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-030 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sailor signals to an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), as guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-007 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits while deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120815-N-AP176-007 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 15, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits while deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120817-N-ZZ999-2137 RED SEA (Aug. 17, 2012) Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Clifford Turner, left, and Ensign Jessica Gray, the Electrical Officer, conduct a maintenance assist module inventory in the central control station aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120817-N-ZZ999-2137 RED SEA (Aug. 17, 2012) Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Clifford Turner, left, and Ensign Jessica Gray, the Electrical Officer, conduct a maintenance assist module inventory in the central control station aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120817-N-ZZ999-2159 RED SEA (Aug. 17, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors practice fire-fighting techniques during a simulated fire aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120817-N-ZZ999-2159 RED SEA (Aug. 17, 2012) U.S Navy Sailors practice fire-fighting techniques during a simulated fire aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Calvin Brooks, from Oxford, N.C., performs maintenance on a M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Calvin Brooks, from Oxford, N.C., performs maintenance on a M240B machine gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-017 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Donald Oldengarm, from Williamsburg, Va., dons battle gear during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-017 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Donald Oldengarm, from Williamsburg, Va., dons battle gear during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Lt. j.g. Kortney Fink, from Gilbert, Ariz., plots damage control information on the bridge during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Lt. j.g. Kortney Fink, from Gilbert, Ariz., plots damage control information on the bridge during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Calvin Brooks, from Oxford, N.C., mans a small-caliber action team (SCAT) watch station during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Calvin Brooks, from Oxford, N.C., mans a small-caliber action team (SCAT) watch station during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-042 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Dayna Balek, from Sparta, Tenn., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Donald Oldengarm, from Williamsburg, Va., operate the MK38 25mm machine gun console during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-042 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Dayna Balek, from Sparta, Tenn., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Donald Oldengarm, from Williamsburg, Va., operate the MK38 25mm machine gun console during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-047 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Darius Thrweatt, from Columbus, Ohio, acts as lee helmsman during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions forf Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120818-N-NL401-047 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 18, 2012) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Darius Thrweatt, from Columbus, Ohio, acts as lee helmsman during a general quarters drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions forf Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-039 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) is approached by guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-039 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) is approached by guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-071 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-071 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-090 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Leanne Lucas, from San Diego, Calif., heaves a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120816-N-NL401-090 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 16, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Leanne Lucas, from San Diego, Calif., heaves a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E.Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-YF306-140 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 2nd Class Glenn Miller displays a forward weapons posture during a tactical weapons handling exercise with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120809-N-YF306-140 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 2nd Class Glenn Miller displays a forward weapons posture during a tactical weapons handling exercise with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120809-N-YF306-146 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Lt. j.g. Robert List, left, and Navy Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Ronald Raquinio draw weapons during a tactical weapons handling exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120809-N-YF306-146 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Lt. j.g. Robert List, left, and Navy Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Ronald Raquinio draw weapons during a tactical weapons handling exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120809-N-YF306-158 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes displays a forward weapons posture during a tactical weapons handling exercise with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120809-N-YF306-158 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsman Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Nathaniel Fuentes displays a forward weapons posture during a tactical weapons handling exercise with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team is working with a U.S. Coast Guard advanced interdiction team. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120814-N-NU634-023 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) A close-in weapons system (CIWS) is test-fired aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120814-N-NU634-023 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) A close-in weapons system (CIWS) is test-fired aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120814-N-NU634-069 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Orlando Soto, from Lehigh, Fla., checks a MK38 25mm machine gun after a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120814-N-NU634-069 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Orlando Soto, from Lehigh, Fla., checks a MK38 25mm machine gun after a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120814-N-NU634-217 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) Master Chief Fire Controlman Matthew Wess fires a MK38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120814-N-NU634-217 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2012) Master Chief Fire Controlman Matthew Wess fires a MK38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120813-N-ZZ999-1935 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Brett Hansen, a member of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), performs maintenance on an M4 assault rifle. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Chadwick Anderson/Released)

120813-N-ZZ999-1935 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Brett Hansen, a member of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), performs maintenance on an M4 assault rifle. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Chadwick Anderson/Released)

120813-N-ZZ999-1958 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman James Iko, right, observes while Fire Controlman 3rd Class Robert Perry demonstrates his ability to operate a .50-caliber machine gun during a qualification shoot aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Seaman Anders Carter/Released)

120813-N-ZZ999-1958 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2012) Chief Fire Controlman James Iko, right, observes while Fire Controlman 3rd Class Robert Perry demonstrates his ability to operate a .50-caliber machine gun during a qualification shoot aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Seaman Anders Carter/Released)

120809-N-ZZ999-9930 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors man a phone-and-distance line during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7), aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Carl Brashear is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Anders Carter/Released)

120809-N-ZZ999-9930 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors man a phone-and-distance line during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7), aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Carl Brashear is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Anders Carter/Released)

120809-N-XQ232-1896 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) Cmdr. Dennis Volpe, executive officer and damage control training team leader, center, and Chief Damage Controlman David Helegda, damage control training team coordinator, right, observe Lt. j.g. Kenneth Perfido, damage control assistant, aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), during a toxic gas drill. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120809-N-XQ232-1896 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) Cmdr. Dennis Volpe, executive officer and damage control training team leader, center, and Chief Damage Controlman David Helegda, damage control training team coordinator, right, observe Lt. j.g. Kenneth Perfido, damage control assistant, aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), during a toxic gas drill. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120809-N-XQ232-1884 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Ben Bekkering, commander, NATO Task Force 508, presents a challenge coin to Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Chadwick Anderson during his visit aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Anderson was recognized for his outstanding performance as a member of Taylor’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released)

120809-N-XQ232-1884 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 9, 2012) Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Ben Bekkering, commander, NATO Task Force 508, presents a challenge coin to Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Chadwick Anderson during his visit aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Anderson was recognized for his outstanding performance as a member of Taylor’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jennifer Gabriel/Released) Related Article

120815-N-NU634-388 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Mitchell Johnson, from North Augusta, S.C., left, speaks with a crewmember aboard Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120815-N-NU634-388 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) Culinary Specialist Seaman Mitchell Johnson, from North Augusta, S.C., left, speaks with a crewmember aboard Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released) Related Article

120815-N-NU634-289 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) Members of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City’s (CG 66) visit, board, search, and seizure team board Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Hue City provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released)

120815-N-NU634-289 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) Members of guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City’s (CG 66) visit, board, search, and seizure team board Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Hue City provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released) Related Article

120815-N-NGY309-001 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) come alongside to assist Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Hue City provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Adam R. Cole/Released)

120815-N-NGY309-001 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) come alongside to assist Iranian-flagged dhow M/V Payam. Hue City provided medical assistance, food, water and fuel to the vessel after it had issued a distress call. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Adam R. Cole/Released) Related Article

120813-N-NL401-061 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 13, 2012) The sun sets as guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conducts a routine patrol. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120813-N-NL401-061 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 13, 2012) The sun sets as guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conducts a routine patrol. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-004 U.S. 5TH  FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Brian Parker, from Lafayette, Ind., exercises aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Brian Parker, from Lafayette, Ind., exercises aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug 14. 2012) Ensign Joseph Huett, from Hueytown, Ala., supervises a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-028 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug 14. 2012) Ensign Joseph Huett, from Hueytown, Ala., supervises a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-041 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond to simulated flooding during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-041 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond to simulated flooding during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Dwight Matthews, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., responds to simulated flooding during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120814-N-NL401-045 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 14, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Dwight Matthews, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., responds to simulated flooding during a damage control training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-JV638-041 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-041 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-047 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) An F/A-18 launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34), maneuvers alongside. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-047 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) An F/A-18 launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34), maneuvers alongside. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-063 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-063 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-068 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120808-N-JV638-068 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 8, 2012) British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D 34) maneuvers alongside aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-163 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class John Solomon, from Sparta, N.C., second from left, shows a MK14 enhanced battle rifle to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, second from right, during his visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-163 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class John Solomon, from Sparta, N.C., second from left, shows a MK14 enhanced battle rifle to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, second from right, during his visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-175 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Saul Botelbjoffe, from Greensboro, S.C., right, shows the SUG-V robotic system to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, during his visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-175 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Saul Botelbjoffe, from Greensboro, S.C., right, shows the SUG-V robotic system to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, during his visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-240 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 prepare for training aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120809-N-JV638-240 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 9, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 12-3-1 prepare for training aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

120808-N-PK218-004 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) observe as aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-004 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) observe as aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-023 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-023 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-080 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-080 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-229 ARABIAN SEA (August 8, 2012) Midshipman 1st Class Rebecca Speer, a student at the State University of New York, dons protective gear before a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120808-N-PK218-229 ARABIAN SEA (August 8, 2012) Midshipman 1st Class Rebecca Speer, a student at the State University of New York, dons protective gear before a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120810-N-QD718-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2012) Chief selectees pass out bottles of water during a fundraiser. The selectees are participants in U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365, or “Chiefs in Training,” program. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. 5th Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton /Released)

120810-N-QD718-001 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2012) Chief selectees pass out bottles of water during a fundraiser. The selectees are participants in U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365, or “Chiefs in Training,” program. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. 5th Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton /Released) Related Article

120808-N-QD718-1686 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 8, 2012) Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), center, speaks with chief selectees during Phase-3 of NAVCENT’s Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365, or “Chiefs in Training,” program. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. 5th Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton /Released)

120808-N-QD718-1686 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 8, 2012) Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), center, speaks with chief selectees during Phase-3 of NAVCENT’s Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365, or “Chiefs in Training,” program. NAVCENT is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries. U.S. 5th Fleet’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton /Released) Related Article

120807-N-AZ513-056 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Bill Chambers, right, assigned to the MK18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Det. (UUVDET), shows a MK18 Mod 2 Underwater Unmanned Vehicle (UUV) deployment system to Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, center, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, left, vice commander Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command The UUV system will enhance mine countermeasures in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). UUVDET is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120807-N-AZ513-056 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Bill Chambers, right, assigned to the MK18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Det. (UUVDET), shows a MK18 Mod 2 Underwater Unmanned Vehicle (UUV) deployment system to Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, center, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, left, vice commander Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command The UUV system will enhance mine countermeasures in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). UUVDET is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120807-N-AZ513-032 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Jack Crosby, left, assigned to the MK18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Det. (UUVDET), shows a MK18 Mod 2 Underwater Unmanned Vehicle (UUV) to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, right, vice commander Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, and Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, second from right, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.. The UUV system will enhance mine countermeasures in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). UUVDET is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120807-N-AZ513-032 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Jack Crosby, left, assigned to the MK18 Mod 2 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Det. (UUVDET), shows a MK18 Mod 2 Underwater Unmanned Vehicle (UUV) to Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, right, vice commander Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, and Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, second from right, vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.. The UUV system will enhance mine countermeasures in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). UUVDET is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSISBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy aircrewmen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, fly an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter while conducting deck landing qualifications aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-001 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSISBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy aircrewmen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, fly an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter while conducting deck landing qualifications aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-005 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-007 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-007 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-013 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a transit in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy aircrewmen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, fly an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter while conducting deck landing qualifications aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy aircrewmen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, fly an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter while conducting deck landing qualifications aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which coordinates theater security cooperation activities with regional partners and conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shawn Truesdale/Released)

120807-N-QD718-075 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-075 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-079 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-079 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-084 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-084 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-082 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120807-N-QD718-082 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 7, 2012) Mike Domitrz speaks during the show ‘Can I Kiss You?’ produced by a group called the ‘Date Safe Project.’ The group is providing sexual assault prevention training to service members stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-145 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 6, 2012) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Bethea troubleshoots a circuit card aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 1st Class Travis Krause/Released)

120806-N-ZZ999-145 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 6, 2012) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Bethea troubleshoots a circuit card aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 1st Class Travis Krause/Released)

120812-N-XO436-314 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-314 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120812-N-XO436-093 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-093 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120812-N-XO436-114 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-114 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120812-N-XO436-152 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-152 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120812-N-XO436-116 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-116 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120812-N-XO436-025 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

120812-N-XO436-025 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz, Aug., 12. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment 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 Jonathan Sunderman/Released) Related Article

120807-N-NL401-048 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participates in a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-NL401-048 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participates in a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-NL401-046 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participates in a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-NL401-046 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participates in a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-NL401-080 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer is lifted aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-NL401-080 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 7, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer is lifted aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a man overboard recovery exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-104 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) receive stores from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-104 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) receive stores from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-098 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) receive stores from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-098 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) receive stores from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-073 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors unload stores during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-073 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors unload stores during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-008 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) transits the Gulf of Oman. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-NL401-008 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) transits the Gulf of Oman. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120807-N-AP176-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-044 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-031 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) flies over the Strait of Hormuz. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-031 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) flies over the Strait of Hormuz. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors load a Hellfire missile onto an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-004 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors load a Hellfire missile onto an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to load a Hellfire missile onto an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120807-N-AP176-003 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 7, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to load a Hellfire missile onto an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120804-N-YF306-322 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsmen and Navy chief petty officer selectees sing “Semper Paratus,” the Coast Guard marching song, during a celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-322 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsmen and Navy chief petty officer selectees sing “Semper Paratus,” the Coast Guard marching song, during a celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-325 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsmen and Navy chief petty officer selectees sing “Semper Paratus,” the Coast Guard marching song, during a celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-325 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guardsmen and Navy chief petty officer selectees sing “Semper Paratus,” the Coast Guard marching song, during a celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-335 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Nicholas Spence, left, and Navy Cmdr. Michael Hutchens, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), cut a birthday cake in celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-335 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Nicholas Spence, left, and Navy Cmdr. Michael Hutchens, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), cut a birthday cake in celebration of the Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120808-N-SE064-170 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug. 8, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice John Haynes/Released)

120808-N-SE064-170 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug. 8, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice John Haynes/Released) Related Article


120704-N-QD716-026 ARABIAN SEA (July 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120704-N-QD716-026 ARABIAN SEA (July 4, 2012) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addresses the crew of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton/Released)

120731-N-AZ513-054 ARABIAN SEA (July 31, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Russell Barnhill, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, enters the water from a rigid-hull inflatable boat. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120731-N-AZ513-054 ARABIAN SEA (July 31, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Russell Barnhill, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, enters the water from a rigid-hull inflatable boat. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120731-N-AZ513-060 ARABIAN SEA (July 31, 2012) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Daniel Martin, left, performs a gear check on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Russell Barnhill. Both are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120731-N-AZ513-060 ARABIAN SEA (July 31, 2012) Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Daniel Martin, left, performs a gear check on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Russell Barnhill. Both are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120730-N-AZ513-016 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Christine Franklin, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, prepares to conduct dive operations. EODMU-11 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120730-N-AZ513-016 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Christine Franklin, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, prepares to conduct dive operations. EODMU-11 is assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120730-N-AZ513-040 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) transits the Arabian Sea. Pioneer is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120730-N-AZ513-040 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) transits the Arabian Sea. Pioneer is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, supporting mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Callahan/Released)

120729-N-XD935-205 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Clifton Frazier, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 1, watches the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle during pool testing. The Underwater Man Transportable Robotics System is guided by a surface operator, mitigating danger to the EOD diver, and better align...ing limpet mine response techniques, tactics and procedures. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-205 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Clifton Frazier, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 1, watches the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle during pool testing. The Underwater Man Transportable Robotics System is guided by a surface operator, mitigating danger to the EOD diver, and better align...ing limpet mine response techniques, tactics and procedures. EODMU-1 is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1, which provides mine counter-measure, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-151 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Billy Hedgepath, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 1, watches the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle during pool testing. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-151 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Billy Hedgepath, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 1, watches the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle during pool testing. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-100 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12 conduct pool tests of the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-100 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12 conduct pool tests of the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-029 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Bell explains the controls of the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120729-N-XD935-029 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 29, 2012) Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Aaron Bell explains the controls of the SEABOTIX underwater reconnaissance vehicle to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units (EODMU) 1, 11 and 12. EODMU-1, 11 and 12 are assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, providing mine countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal, salvage-diving, counter-terrorism, and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

120809-N-NL401-026 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks with Mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-026 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks with Mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-029 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Lt.j.g. Najib Hamdouni translates for mariners rescued by Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). All 10 crewmembers were rescued after they were forced to abandon their vessel, which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-029 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Lt.j.g. Najib Hamdouni translates for mariners rescued by Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). All 10 crewmembers were rescued after they were forced to abandon their vessel, which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-070 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Mariners rescued by Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams’ (DDG 95) are instructed on wearing protective equipment before being transported by helicopter to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Ten Mariners were rescued after they were forced to abandon their vessel, which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-070 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Mariners rescued by Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams’ (DDG 95) are instructed on wearing protective equipment before being transported by helicopter to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Ten Mariners were rescued after they were forced to abandon their vessel, which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-026 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks with Mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-026 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), speaks with Mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel, Aug. 8. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-016 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), presents command ball-caps to mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-016 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), presents command ball-caps to mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-008 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), presents command ball-caps to mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120809-N-NL401-008 GULF OF OMAN (August 9, 2012) Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), presents command ball-caps to mariners rescued after their vessel caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. Sailors from Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rescued 10 crewmembers after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-PK218-082 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors hold up chocks and chains to show the pilot of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter they have been removed from the helicopter’s wheels prior to flight operations aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120806-N-PK218-082 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors hold up chocks and chains to show the pilot of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter they have been removed from the helicopter’s wheels prior to flight operations aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120806-N-PK218-026 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emmanuel Dixon signals to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, as it lands aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120806-N-PK218-026 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emmanuel Dixon signals to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, as it lands aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120806-N-PK218-009 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) Seaman Michael Feist prepares to chock and chain a helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120806-N-PK218-009 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 6, 2012) Seaman Michael Feist prepares to chock and chain a helicopter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)


120710-N-FI736-018 ARABIAN SEA (July 10, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Chris Medick, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jonathan Hernandez stand watch at an SLQ-32 console, the primary anti-missile defense system aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120710-N-FI736-018 ARABIAN SEA (July 10, 2012) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Chris Medick, left, and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Jonathan Hernandez stand watch at an SLQ-32 console, the primary anti-missile defense system aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)


120710-N-FI736-099 ARABIAN SEA (July 10, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Philip Ochieng, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, replaces the quick disconnect cables of the transfer module of an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). ). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120710-N-FI736-099 ARABIAN SEA (July 10, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Philip Ochieng, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, replaces the quick disconnect cables of the transfer module of an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). ). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)


120802-N-CH661-212 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120802-N-CH661-212 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)


120802-N-CH661-180 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120802-N-CH661-180 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)


120802-N-CH661-212 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120802-N-CH661-212 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Arabian Sea. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)

120806-N-NL401-201 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors hook the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) with a caving-ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-201 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors hook the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) with a caving-ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-153 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors descend a pilot’s ladder to board a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-153 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors descend a pilot’s ladder to board a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-142 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-142 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-122 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors perform an operational test on a collapsible ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-122 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors perform an operational test on a collapsible ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-029 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) are lowered into the water aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-029 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) are lowered into the water aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-013 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Julian Skelton, from Miami, lowers a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-013 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Julian Skelton, from Miami, lowers a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-232 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Garcia, from Norfolk, Va., climbs aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120806-N-NL401-232 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 6, 2012) Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Garcia, from Norfolk, Va., climbs aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120808-N-ZZ999-020 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) A starboard beam view photograph of a dhow flying the Iranian flag, taken from the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). The James E. Williams rendered assistance to 10 Iranian mariners who had to abandon their burning vessel. James E. Williams is currently deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

120808-N-ZZ999-020 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) A starboard beam view photograph of a dhow flying the Iranian flag, taken from the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). The James E. Williams rendered assistance to 10 Iranian mariners who had to abandon their burning vessel. James E. Williams is currently deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Related Article

120804-N-YF306-290 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), conducts air operations. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-290 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), conducts air operations. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-280 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, departs guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-280 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 8, departs guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-242 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, from Keyser, W.Va., stands watch aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-YF306-242 RED SEA (Aug. 4, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Blacka, from Keyser, W.Va., stands watch aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)

120804-N-AP176-035 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 4, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Benzon Desamero, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), signals as supplies are transferred from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Joshua Humphreys is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120804-N-AP176-035 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 4, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Benzon Desamero, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), signals as supplies are transferred from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) during a replenishment-at-sea. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Joshua Humphreys is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120804-N-AP176-025 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 4, 2012) Ensign Tyler Hammett gives orders to the helm of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Joshua Humphreys is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120804-N-AP176-025 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 4, 2012) Ensign Tyler Hammett gives orders to the helm of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Joshua Humphreys is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-078 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assess a smoke-filled space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-078 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assess a smoke-filled space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assess a smoke-filled space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-077 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assess a smoke-filled space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-050 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to enter a space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120803-N-AP176-050 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to enter a space during a damage control drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120801-N-KG934-134 SOMALI BASIN (Aug. 1, 2012) Lt. j.g. Kenneth Perfido, a member of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), inspects a vessel during a boarding. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terrence Siren/Released)

120801-N-KG934-134 SOMALI BASIN (Aug. 1, 2012) Lt. j.g. Kenneth Perfido, a member of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), inspects a vessel during a boarding. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terrence Siren/Released)

120801-N-KG934-345 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 1, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terrence Siren/Released)

120801-N-KG934-345 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 1, 2012) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terrence Siren/Released)

120803-N-NL401-028 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-028 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-035 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-035 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-060 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jarrell Burton, from Baltimore, hurls a grappling hook during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-060 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jarrell Burton, from Baltimore, hurls a grappling hook during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-077 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors recover a rigid-hull inftalable boat (RHIB) during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120803-N-NL401-077 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 3, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors recover a rigid-hull inftalable boat (RHIB) during a man overboard drill aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120802-N-FI736-018 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) U.S. Marine Cpl. Joel Ojida, from Cleveland, Ohio, assigned to the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, checks the connections of a laser-guided bomb unit (GBU) 54 attached to an F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-018 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) U.S. Marine Cpl. Joel Ojida, from Cleveland, Ohio, assigned to the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, checks the connections of a laser-guided bomb unit (GBU) 54 attached to an F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-037 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the “Screwtops” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 change a condenser fan on an E-2C Hawkeye aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-037 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the “Screwtops” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 change a condenser fan on an E-2C Hawkeye aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-075 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class John Shalla, from Kissimmee, Fla., assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, uploads 20mm rounds into the weapons system of an F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-075 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class John Shalla, from Kissimmee, Fla., assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, uploads 20mm rounds into the weapons system of an F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christ Williams, from Chicago, right, explains aircraft positioning procedures to Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Chase Spurlock, from Cedartown, Ga., on the flight of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-087 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christ Williams, from Chicago, right, explains aircraft positioning procedures to Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Chase Spurlock, from Cedartown, Ga., on the flight of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-091 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Chase Spurlock, from Fayetteville, Ariz., watches the tires of an F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter being repositioned aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-091 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Chase Spurlock, from Fayetteville, Ariz., watches the tires of an F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter being repositioned aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-100 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Amber Stevens, from Seymour, Conn., assigned to the “Knighthawks”of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, sits in the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter while it is repositioned on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-100 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Amber Stevens, from Seymour, Conn., assigned to the “Knighthawks”of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, sits in the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter while it is repositioned on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-123 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Taira Prewitt, from Cleveland, stands watch in flight deck control aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-123 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Taira Prewitt, from Cleveland, stands watch in flight deck control aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-127 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Edwin Mangona, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Charles Ardinger, the aircraft handling officer, stand watch in flight deck control aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120802-N-FI736-127 ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Edwin Mangona, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Charles Ardinger, the aircraft handling officer, stand watch in flight deck control aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

120730-N-NL401-071 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-071 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-044 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-044 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-040 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-040 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Big Horn is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120729-N-PK218-004 ARABIAN SEA (July 29, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jason Thompson makes a purchase in the ship’s store aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120729-N-PK218-004 ARABIAN SEA (July 29, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jason Thompson makes a purchase in the ship’s store aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120730-N-PK218-019 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class George DeCoste performs a communications check aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120730-N-PK218-019 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class George DeCoste performs a communications check aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120730-N-PK218-025 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Norven Shultz, left, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Terrence Robinson participate in a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120730-N-PK218-025 ARABIAN SEA (July 30, 2012) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Norven Shultz, left, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Terrence Robinson participate in a weapons exercise aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

120801-N-NL401-103 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors move a simulated electric-shock victim during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-103 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors move a simulated electric-shock victim during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-100 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors secure a simulated electric-shock victim to a stretcher during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-100 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors secure a simulated electric-shock victim to a stretcher during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-087 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors secure a simulated electric-shock victim to a stretcher during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-087 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors secure a simulated electric-shock victim to a stretcher during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-077 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond to a simulated electric shock injury during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-NL401-077 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors respond to a simulated electric shock injury during a medical training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120801-N-WO496-006 GULF OF OMAN (August 1, 2012) Yeoman Seaman Darrell Lambert talks on a headset aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120801-N-WO496-006 GULF OF OMAN (August 1, 2012) Yeoman Seaman Darrell Lambert talks on a headset aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), during a replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)

120725-N-QS318-130 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Chief Engineman Alan Turner inspects one of four diesels engines aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-130 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Chief Engineman Alan Turner inspects one of four diesels engines aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-108 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Robert Purdy prepares lunch for the crew aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-108 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Robert Purdy prepares lunch for the crew aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-068 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Lt. Jeffrey Jaglowicz stands Officer of the Deck watch aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-068 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Lt. Jeffrey Jaglowicz stands Officer of the Deck watch aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Quartermaster 2nd Class Gregory Sober, assigned to coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), reports the ship's course to the bridge. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-057 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Quartermaster 2nd Class Gregory Sober, assigned to coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), reports the ship's course to the bridge. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-046 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Boatswain Mate 1st Class Joe Sanchez assists securing the mooring line aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-046 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 25, 2012) Boatswain Mate 1st Class Joe Sanchez assists securing the mooring line aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-020 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 25, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Robert Purdy receives the mooring line on the deck of coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), as the ship gets underway. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-020 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 25, 2012) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Robert Purdy receives the mooring line on the deck of coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), as the ship gets underway. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-013 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 25, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Barnes, right, and Information Systems Technician Seaman Matthew Spangler perform line-handling duties aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), in preparation for getting underway. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120725-N-QS318-013 MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (July 25, 2012) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Barnes, right, and Information Systems Technician Seaman Matthew Spangler perform line-handling duties aboard coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10), in preparation for getting underway. Firebolt is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hueming Mui/Released)

120730-N-NL401-028 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a fresh-water washdown aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-028 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a fresh-water washdown aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-093 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Christopher Haynes, from Statesville, N.C., participates in a fresh-water washdown aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-093 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Christopher Haynes, from Statesville, N.C., participates in a fresh-water washdown aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-120 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Shane Huskey, from Dayton, Ohio, and Electrician’s Mate Fireman Thomas King, from Indianapolis, assist a Sailor donning a fire fighting ensemble aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-120 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Shane Huskey, from Dayton, Ohio, and Electrician’s Mate Fireman Thomas King, from Indianapolis, assist a Sailor donning a fire fighting ensemble aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-178 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Marcella Hawkins, from Lakewood, N.J., participates in a live-fire exercise with a 9mm pistol aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120730-N-NL401-178 GULF OF OMAN (July 30, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Marcella Hawkins, from Lakewood, N.J., participates in a live-fire exercise with a 9mm pistol aboard guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

120727-N-AP176-206 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339), left, steams ahead of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-206 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339), left, steams ahead of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-193 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conduct a joint training exercise.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-193 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conduct a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-186 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conduct a joint training exercise.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-186 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conduct a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-096 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) simulate apprehending Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jehovani Berrocales, during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-096 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) simulate apprehending Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jehovani Berrocales, during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-095 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) simulate apprehending Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jehovani Berrocales, during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-095 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) simulate apprehending Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jehovani Berrocales, during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-056 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) climb a ladder aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise.  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-056 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) climb a ladder aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-051 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) move into position alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-051 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Sailors assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) move into position alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), during a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-048 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) (foreground) and a RHIB assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conduct a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-048 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) assigned to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) (foreground) and a RHIB assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conduct a joint training exercise. Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-037 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Reinaldo Hernandez, left, explains a piece of equipment to Royal Canadian Navy sailors from frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-037 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Reinaldo Hernandez, left, explains a piece of equipment to Royal Canadian Navy sailors from frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-032 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Reinaldo Hernandez, center, explains a piece of equipment to Royal Canadian Navy sailors from frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).  Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-032 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Reinaldo Hernandez, center, explains a piece of equipment to Royal Canadian Navy sailors from frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-014 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012)  Ensign Tyler Hammett, center, talks to a Canadian sailors from Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Atherton/Released)

120727-N-AP176-014 GULF OF OMAN (July 27, 2012) Ensign Tyler Hammett, center, talks to a Canadian sailors from Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a joint training exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS N