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Port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS MONSOON (PC 4) getting underway while exiting Apra Harbor, Guam after completion of Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

Port side view of the US Navy (USN) Oliver Hazard Perry Class: Guided Missile Frigate, USS JOHN H. SIDES (FFG 14) underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, and Naval Special Warfare support operations

Long shot, bow on view of the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS MONSOON (PC 4), underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, and Naval Special Warfare support operations while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

Stern on view of the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS MONSOON (PC 4), underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, and Naval Special Warfare support operations while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

Long shot, port side view of the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS MONSOON (PC 4), underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, and Naval Special Warfare support operations while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

A view taken from onboard the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS HURRICANE (PC 3), showing as a trailing refueling line being extended from the USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class: Guided Missile Frigate, USS JOHN H. SIDES (FFG 14), as the two ships conduct Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations while underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

A view onboard the US Navy (USN) Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS MONSOON (PC 4), taken from the aft section looking forward at the main mast and antenna array, during a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class: Guided Missile Frigate, USS JOHN H. SIDES (FFG 14). The ships are underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise, while executing the first trans-Pacific cruise of a Patrol Forces boat

US Navy (USN) Sailors onboard the Cyclone Class Coastal Defense Ship, USS HURRICANE (PC 3), fire the twin mounted.50 caliber Browning M2 machine gun, while underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in a Coordination Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise

Amphibious assault in the Philippines

Assault Vehicle on Beach

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Gabriel Morris from Wahiawa, Hawaii, works with an Indonesian Marine at the Nambangan Elementary School in Surabuya, Indonesia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT 2000)

United States Navy constructionmen from the Naval Mobil Construction BataIlion 3 (NMCB3), out of Port Hueneme, California and Indonesian Marines work to repair the Nambangan Elementary School in Surabuya, Indonesia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT 2000)

Builder Constructionman (BU) Shawn Pringle from Kansas City, Kansas from the Naval Mobil Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB3) out of Port Hueneme, California, helps Indonesian Marines repairing the Nambangan Elementary School in Surabuya, Indonesia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2000)

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Keolani Arruda explains the controls of the amphibious assault ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) to a group of Malaysian paratroopers during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise, CARAT 2000. Carat is an annual series of bilateral exercises between the United States and Southwest Asian Navies designed to promote cooperation and interoperability

The Honorable William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense, as he speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2000

An American Flag flies above The Honorable William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense, as he speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2000

The Honorable William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense, as he speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2000

During early morning light a Republic of Singapore warship moves swiftly through the waters of the South China Sea during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT)

At first light a Republic of Singapore warship moves swiftly through the waters of the South China Sea during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT)

Bow on view showing unidentified US Navy (USN) and Republic of Singapore Navy warships underway in the South China Sea returning home after four days of training during the final phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral training exercises between the United States and Southeast Asian navies designed to promote interoperability

At first light, Republic of Singapore warships move swiftly through the waters of the South China Sea during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT 2000)

During early morning light Republic of Singapore warships move swiftly through the waters of the South China Sea during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2000 (CARAT)

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, lifts off from the flight deck onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Charles Wilhelmus (left), shows Royal Thai Navy (RTN), ENSIGN (ENS) Jitti Sampattakul, how to properly splice a piece of rope, on the deck of the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001. A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-70B-7 Seahawk helicopter is flying in the background

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (left), and US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG) Nicolas Avila, deploy the Tactical Towed Array Sonar, (TACTAS), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN), ENSIGN (ENS) Jitti Sampattakul (left), and US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG3), Nicholas Wood, discuss the operation of the MK-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube, (SVTT), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-70B-7 Seahawk helicopter prepares to takeoff from the flight deck onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officers, Rawit Khongchart (left) and, Boonum Chanhom (center) learn about proper preventative maintenance procedures from US Navy Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class (AD2) Maxime Zebihi, Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL-37), in the hangar bay onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class (AD2) Maxime Zebihi (left), Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL-37), explains proper preventative maintenance procedures for USN helicopters, to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officers, Rawit Khongchart, Boonum Chanhom, and Pairat Khonpien, in the hangar bay onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Commander (CDR) Kiatkul Suwan, Commanding Officer 302nd Squadron, RTN, and US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Smith, Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL-37) discuss the capabilities of a USN helicopter onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG3), Nicholas Wood (left), explains the MK-46 torpedo to Royal Thai Navy (RTN), ENSIGN (ENS) Jitti Sampattakul, onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (foreground), and US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG2) Steven Richardson, prepare to deploy a Tactical Towed Array Sonar, (TACTAS), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in flight during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN), ENSIGN (ENS) Jitti Sampattakul (left), and US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG3), Nicholas Wood, discuss the MK-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube, (SVTT), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG1), Kevin Cain (standing), explains the OJ452 sonar display console to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) CHIEF Gunners Mate (GMC) Richard McDonough (left) discusses the flash suppression device of the MK-75, 76mm automatic gun, with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right), shows Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (left) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, the SPS-55 Surface Search Radar, on the bridge of the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, receives information about the MK-75, 76mm Automatic Gun hydraulic suspension recoil system from US Navy (USN) CHIEF Gunners Mate (GMC) Richard McDonough onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

The MK-75, 76mm automatic gun, fires off the starboard side of the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

The MK-75, 76mm automatic gun, fires off the starboard side of the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, receives basic operating instructions on the MK-75, 76mm automatic gun, from US Navy (USN) CHIEF Gunners Mate (GMC) Richard McDonough onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Starboard side view of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS) PHUTTHALOETLA NAPHALAI (462) underway in the Gulf of Thailand, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Store Keeper Third Class (SK3) Aristides Somarriba (foreground), explains casualty control procedures to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, RTN, ENSIGN (ENS) Jitti Sampattakul, and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard the bridge of the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left), explains the type A-3 oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA), canister to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (right) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (center) explains the capabilities of the Telescopic Alidade onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (left) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left) uses a warning sing to help explain the hazards of electromagnetic energy, as Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (center) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, observe. The Officers are onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right) stand aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) as he explains the control panel to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (center) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (center) discuss the capabilities of the OE-82 radar system, as RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, stand by. The Officers are onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left), explains the type A-3 oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA), to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (right) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (center); Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (right) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, discuss the capabilities of the MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right), discuss the damage control console, in the Central Control Station, (CCS), with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (left) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (center), discuss the electrical plant, (EPSY), control panel inside the Central Control Station, (CCS) with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong as RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, looks on. The RTN Officers are onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right) explains the capabilities of the Mk 36 Infrared (IF) flares and chaff Decoy dispenser onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (left) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right); Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (center) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, discuss the MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (foreground), shows Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (center) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, the capabilities of the MK-75, 76 mm automatic gun inside the gun mount, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right); Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (left) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, discuss the ships refueling capabilities, standing topside onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left), uses a free weight to explains the US Navy's physical fitness program to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (right) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left), explains the aqueous film forming foam system, (AFFF), to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (right) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (left), explains clearing charges to Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ENS Sikabhum Krataitong (right) and RTN CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo, onboard USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A port side view of the USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial view showing the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS), CHAKRI NARUEBET (911) (center) followed by the USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688) (rear) and the HTMS PHUTTHALOETLA NAPHALAI (462); HMTS TAPI (431); USS CURTS (FFG 38) and USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial port side view of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HTMS) PHUTTHALOETLA NAPHALAI (462) underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial stern quarter port view showing the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS), CHAKRI NARUEBET (911) (center) followed by the USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688) (rear) and the HTMS PHUTTHALOETLA NAPHALAI (462); HMTS TAPI (431); USS CURTS (FFG 38) and USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial port side view of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS), TAPI (431) underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial port side view of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS), TAPI (431) underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Aerial port side view of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) His Majestys Thai Ship (HMTS), CHAKRI NARUEBET (911), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A starboard quarter bow view of the USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A starboard side view of the USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688), underway in the Gulf of Thailand during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A member of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Band plays his instrument during the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sailors stand in formation during the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Inside the Chart Room onboard the USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Christie Brown, uses a protractor and slide rule while plotting the ships course, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Captain (CAPT) Teprangsan Silapabanliang, speaks during the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM), Chai Suwanapat (facing camera), Commander RTN, is saluted by RTN personnel a Military Police (MP) upon his arrival at the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM), Chai Suwanapat (left), Commander RTN, and US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT), Gary Erickson, Commander Destroyer Squadron One, attend the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Sailors and US Marines along with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sailors and Royal Thai Marines stand in formation during the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Christie Brown, uses the Telescopic Alidade, onboard the USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), while plotting the ships course, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Gary Erickson (left), Commander Destroyer Squadron One speaks during the closing Ceremonies for the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001. Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM) Chai Suwanapat, Commander, RTN, is also pictured on the podium

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Christie Brown, uses a protractor while plotting the ships course onboard the USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, is secured to the flight deck onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Royal Thai Navy (RTN) PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (left), and US Navy (USN) Sonar Technician Surface (STG3) David Easterling, deploy the Tactical Towed Array Sonar, (TACTAS), onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-70B-7 Seahawk helicopter, shortly after takeoff from the USS CURTS (FFG 38) (not shown) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sikorsky S-70B-7 Seahawk helicopter, is secured to the flight deck onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ENS) David Ziegler (right), discusses food perparation with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) CHIEF PETTY Officer Second Class (PO2), Bunkurd Wannoo (left) and RTN, ENS Sikabhum Krataitong, in the mess deck onboard the USS CURTS (FFG 38) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2001

A Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Commodore (CMDR) at the opening ceremonies of the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001, Changi Naval Base, Singapore

US Navy (USN) Captain (CPT) Gary Erickson, Commander Destroyer Squadron One (COMDESRON 1, and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Colonel (COL) Chew Men Leong, Commander 1ST Flotilla, shake hands in front of the USN guided missile frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), and RSN landing ship tank PERSISTENCE (L 209), after the opening ceremonies of the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) EXERCISE 2001, Changi Naval Base, Singapore

The US Navy (USN) nuclear powered attack submarine USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688) (starboard bow quarter view) berthed at a pier on Changi Naval Base, Singapore, during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

The US Navy (USN) guided missile frigate USS CURTS (FFG 38) (stern view) at a pier on Changi Naval Base, Singapore during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Two US Navy (USN) ships (port stern quarter view), the guided missile frigate USS CURTS (FFG 38) and the nuclear powered attack submarine USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688) berthed at a pier on Changi Naval Base, Singapore during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Corporal (CPL) John Murray, United States Marine Corps (USMC) from West Palm Beach, Florida, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001 (left), Samuel (center) and Frances Sagayam, prepare Samuel for his hydrotherapy session, which is provided to children with multiple disabilities at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

US Navy (USN) Musician 3rd Class (MU3) Jeremiah Garwick (left), Musician 2nd Class (MU2) Jeremy Bustillos (center), and MU2 Guy Gregg, from the USN Seventh Fleet Band, play at a reception onboard the USN dock landing ship USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Lucas Nunes, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Willows, California, attached to Landing Force CARAT 2001, lends a hand with improvements at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Lieutenant (LT) Benny Chua (left) with US Navy (USN) LT Tony Then (right), at a reception held onboard the USN dock landing ship USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

United States Navy (USN) and Singaporean Sailors end the 4th of July day of sports with a barbecue at the Terror Club in Singapore, during the seventh annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2001 exercise

Corporal (CPL) Thomas Maynard, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Detroit Michigan, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001, prepares a playful Nicholas Tae for hydrotherapy treatment for children with multiple disabilities at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

United States Marine Corps (USMC) personnel with Landing Force CARAT 2001, participate in a hydrotherapy session for children with multiple disabilities at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

Corporal (CPL) Thomas Maynard, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Detroit Michigan, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001, prepares Nicholas Tae for a hydrotherapy treatment at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore, July 4, 2001

Private First Class (PFC) Adam Rysdyk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Titusville, Florida, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001, lends a hand by making improvements to the property at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

Corporal (CPL) John Murray, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from West Palm Beach, Florida, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001 and Samuel Sagayam enjoy a hydrotherapy session for children with multiple disabilities at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore

Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Colonel (COL) Tan Kai Hoe, (left), commanding officer, 185th Missile Gunboat Squadron, US Navy (USN) Captain (CPT). Gary Erickson, Commander Destroyer Squadron One (COMDESRON 1) (center), and RSN COL M. L. Chew, (right), enjoy a reception onboard the USN dock landing ship USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) during the seventh annual COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT) Exercise 2001

Corporal (CPL) Thomas Maynard, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Detroit Michigan, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001, prepares Nicholas Tae for hydrotherapy treatment for children with multiple disabilities at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore