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Machine Shop at sea.

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USS Rushmore (LSD 47)

USS Harpers Ferry arrives in Sasebo

Sailors respond to possible intruders swimming up to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularly scheduled deployment

USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularly scheduled deployment

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Portland (LSD 37) sails through the harbor as it heads out to sea

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) to prepare for another load of equipment and Marines, assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Battalion (1 MEB), for a trip to shore.

The amphibious transport dock ship U.S.S. Juneau (LPD-10) and the amphibious dock landing ship U.S.S. Fort Mc Henry (LSD 43) are pier side in Okinawa, Japan

Seaman Juan Macias mans a 25 mm machine gun aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) keeping an eye out for a possible attack against the ship

Seaman Shawnrayell Foster drives the 609-foot amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during her 4-hour deck watch on the bridge

The flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) readies a CH-46 Sea Knight for departure

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to the island of Iwo Jima

flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) conduct a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down

Seaman Charmeka Breckenridge and Seaman Nicole Hays, assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Comstock (LSD 45); take a break from work while underway in the North Arabian Gulf.

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Gary Rocke from Ione, Calif., defends the amphibious dock landing ship USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39) while docked pier side during Exercise Northern Edge 2003

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach Master Unit One (BMU-1) as it transports U.S. Marines and their equipment ashore from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)

Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) push their dive boat off the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)

Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) brushes the teeth of a Bottle Nose Dolphin

Spetz a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) is beached up on a transfer mat before going out on a training mission

Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival gear for diving operations

Shipboard Inflatable pools setup by Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) hold nine Bottle Nose Dolphins

Signalman 2nd Class Harlold Bickford a mammal handler assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) sprays water on a Bottle Nose Dolphin before transporting

Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) deploy a Miller Pen that will house a Bottle Nose Dolphin operating near the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)

Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival gear for diving operations in the well deck aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) in the Arabian Gulf.

Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) brushes the teeth of a Bottle Nose Dolphin

Staff Sgt. Steven Torrance, consults with Staff Sgt. Kevin Harris assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) while setting his compasses for the new degree difference

Members of the Dive Platoon crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) launch their dive boats from the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf.

Dive Platoon member Builder 1st Class Dean Ferguson assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) sets up his dive gear

Staff Sgt. Justin Roberts escorts K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3 i

Hefi, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Command Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, receives a routine medical evaluation on the well deck aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)

K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) leaps out of the water

Dive Platoon service members assigned to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) transit the flight deck to board a MH-53 Sea Dragon

Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Marcus E. Robbins, from Tulsa, Okla., guides the driver of a British Army light armored vehicle into position on a U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)

Hull Technician 1st Class Aaron Marshall, Sailor Of the Year presents a command ball cap to Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott during his visit to Sasebo

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses enlisted Sailors assembled in the well deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)

A lone Marine sits amongst a sea of flags and Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) at Camp Patriot, Kuwait

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ft. McHenry (LSD 43) crew spends a couple of days on liberty in Guam.

Sailors from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) pay a final tribute to the Vietnam Wall Experience before the wall was packed up and shipped to Happague, N.Y.

AAV's approach USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) returns to her homeport of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek

Hull Technician 2nd Class Byron Gibbs holds his son for the first time

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Steven Peters� daughter waves her flags for her father

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Nathan Snyder shows Royal Thai Navy members an emergency water activated repair patch (EWARP) during a familiarization tour of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Krystle Vernon (right) checks a team of 3rd class midshipmen�s work suiting up in firefighting equipment during Damage Control Olympics

Lt. Michael Monsour and a Royal Thai Navy counterpart, provide services to a young child from the neighboring community during a medical and dental civic action project conducted at the Ban Takrao Thong School

Lt. Atkins Jinadu (left) runs alongside a team of three midshipmen competing in a Damage Control Olympics relay, an event which gives the midshipmen hands on experience with damage control situations

Lt. Shrikanth Ragavajan, left provides dental services to a local community member as a Royal Thai armed forces member looks on

Signalman Seaman Adrian Delaney practices his semaphore

The 5 year-old daughter of Lt. j.g. Edwin Copleand screams, as she sees him making his way toward her

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Buddy Estelle heaves out a line from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) to line handlers on the pier

ussian navy sailors take a look at the helm on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), during a goodwill tour

Rear Adm. Jeff Cassias conducts a pier side all hands call for the amphibious dock landing USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) personnel

Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Latonya Felton damage control team, works with 2nd Sgt. Willy Lim of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) to erect shoring designed to control flooding during a training evolution

Seaman Chris Keefer assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) damage control team, along with counterparts from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), attempt to control flooding in a training evolution at the RSN's Damage Control Training Center

USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into San Diego Harbor

Family and loved ones anxiously wait as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into her berth

USS Germantown (LSD 42) makes wake in San Diego's harbor as she begins a regularly scheduled deployment

USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams towards the Coronado Bridge as she departs the comforts of home and begins her scheduled deployment

Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Armed Services Committee, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the channel into Pearl Harbor for a short port visit

Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman Alan Marlin gathers up the heaving line after mooring the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri

USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed for deployment Sept. 1, 2003, as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One

USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment

A family watches as the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sails out of Pearl Harbor to join the Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1)

USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed

Family members watch as USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed on deployment

A family member waves goodbye as USS Greeneville (SSN 772) deploys with Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities

The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sails out of Pearl Harbor to join Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1)

during amphibious operations off the coast of the Republic of the Philippines

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) wait to transport personnel

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) launched from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) practice at a firing range

lands on Luzon Island

A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main battle tank from Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle at U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain

A CH-53 Sea Stallion lifts off from the flight deck of USS Peleliu (LHA 5)

The Russian Federation Navy Udaloy Class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDG 543) passes the USS Nevada Memorial

Members of the official greeting party and interpreters prepare for a press conference in front of Federation Navy Udaloy Class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDG 543)

Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, visits with Sailors stationed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a holiday visit to the region.

The country western band �Rushlow� plays before a crowd of Sailors and Marines.

Landing Craft Air Cushion Eight Two (LCAC 82) assigned to Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5) stationed in Camp Pendleton Calif., prepares to pull into the well deck of the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

Journalist 2nd Class Andrea Lahey assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Germantown (LSD 42) interviews the coach of a local Kenyan Soccer team.

Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) handle a fully charged fire hose on a class alpha fire during firefighting training at the Yokosuka Afloat Training Group (ATG).

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Salvador Labuzon works in a medical department space.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departs her homeport of San Diego, Calif., for routine work-up training.

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

Sailors and Marines flood the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) after securing from an abandon ship drill, while transiting the Atlantic Ocean on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

The dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) is shown underway.

USS Wasp (LHD 1) Expeditionary Strike Group ships underway.

The guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) is shown underway.