Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Nick Maldonado watches Sailors pass a phone and distance line from USS Kauffman.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 18, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Nick Maldonado, right, watches the underway replenishment team pass the phone and distance line from the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) to the Colombian replenishment ship ARC Buenaventura (BM 162). Kauffman is on a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the U.S. Southern Command exercise Southern Seas 2009, part of the Partnerships of the Americas strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Shelander) File# 090718-N-7092S-563