US 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY(Sept.21,2013)Landing craft air cushionsfrom Assault Craft Unit(ACU)4 conduct operations while assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge(LHD 3).Flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(USN Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Derek Paumen)
US5th FLEET(May16, 2013)Ships with Combined Task Force(CTF) 523 in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio(LPD 17)during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise.San Antonio part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group,with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit,in support of maritime security ops & theater security coop efforts.IMCMEX13 includes navies from more than 40 countries promoting regional security through mine countermeasure operations in US 5th Fleet area.
Task Force 465 anti piracy patrol - RP Defense. Portugese guided missile frigate Alvares Cabral, French helicopter carrier/assault ship BPC Tonnerre, & French MDTF frigate Georges Leygues.
ROTA, Spain (Feb. 25, 2014) Tugboat V.B. Sargazos approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to guide the ship peirside in Rota, Spain. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael J. Lieberknecht/ Released)
Belgian Navy M921 Lobelia - Minesweeper.
CORAL SEA (July 17, 2013) Sailors and Marines conduct well deck operations during a combat rubber reconnaissance craft and landing craft air cushion (LCAC) joint-force exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)
Marine Boeing-Bell V-22 Osprey – Photo US Navy
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 9, 2014) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) conduct small boat operations in a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill. Stout, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)
CORAL SEA (July 20, 2013) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) land on the beach aboard Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1646 during a beach assault in support of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S. and Australian forces for future combined operations, humanitarian assistance, and natural disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)
GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 14, 2013) Sailors perform a foreign object damage (FOD) walk-down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karl…