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An operations specialist writes data onto a transparent board on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jose Acosta, left, and Quartermaster 2nd Class Henry Torres, right, plot positions of Unitas XXXII '82 ships, as a Chilean sailor observes while visiting aboard the destroyer USS O'BANNON (DD-987)

AIRMAN 1ST Class Martin Graf, an operations specialist, assists Captain Joost Van Bastelaar, an A-37 pilot, as he files his flight plan during Exercise AIR WARRIOR

PETTY Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Jeffrey Berke, an operations specialist with Commander Amphibious Squadron 5, monitors a radar console on the flag bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS TRIPOLI (LPH 10). The TRIPOLI is acting as a command ship for US forces during Exercise VALIANT USHER '87, a joint military exercse with Royal Australian forces

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Townsend adjusts the paper in a printer at the Navy Regional Data Automatic Center

CHIEF MASTER at Arms George P. Riley, head of physical security, discusses patrol of the station's perimeter with Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Wayne W. Nance

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Wayne W. Nance stands beside a patched section of fence

SSGT Rex C. Brunelli, an electronic intelligence (ELINT) operations specialist with Detachment 4, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, processes data in the detachment's ELINT analysis van

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class (OS2) Robert C. Bean monitors a radar console in the combat information center aboard the destroyer USS INGERSOLL (DD 990)

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class John Fatheree monitors a radar screen aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26)

Operations SPECIALIST 1ST Class (Surface Warfare) Tracy G. Pierce, chosen as the air station's Sailor of the Year, monitors a radar screen. Pierce, whose outstanding performance at work earned him the title, is the leading petty officer of the Military Radar Unit, Fleet Area Control Surveillance Facility (FACSFAC) at Air Operations Department. As representative of the air station, Pierce will now compete for the title of Training Wing Six Sailor of the Year

An operations specialist aboard the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) uses a sound-powered phone to communicate with the combat information center as the vessel enters port. The cruiser is one of five U.S. Navy ships taking part in Unitas XXXI, an annual joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of nine South American countries

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Erick P. Welcome, right, stands with two Soviet sailors following the arrival of three ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet for a five-day goodwill visit

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Jeff Clinton monitors a radar screen aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Tom Wolfe, United States Naval Reserve, plots a ship's course on a maneuvering board in the combat information center aboard the frigate USS MILLER (FF 1091)

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Tom Wolfe, United States Naval Reserve, plots a ship's course on a maneuvering board in the combat information center aboard the frigate USS MILLER (FF 1091)

Operations SPECIALIST 1ST Class (SW) William Tanner plots mine locations on a chart aboard the ocean minesweeper USS EXPLOIT (MSO-440) while Sonar Technician G 3rd Class Steve Paquin monitors a radar screen as the vessel travels to Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Va. The EXPLOIT will remain at the base while its 82 crew members and officers will deploy to the Middle East to replace the crew of the ocean minesweeper USS ADROIT (MSO-509).ADROIT's current crew has been operating in support of Operation Desert Shield since September

James Kelvin, British leading diver with the Royal Navy's logistic landing ship RFA Sir Galahad (L-3005), converses with Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class (SW) John Lewis from the frigate USS VREELAND (FF-1068) during a port call, their first since the beginning of Operation Desert Storm

James Kelvin, British leading diver with the Royal Navy's logistic landing ship RFA Sir Galahad (L-3005), converses with Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class (SW) John Lewis from the frigate USS VREELAND (FF-1068) during a port call, their first since the beginning of Operation Desert Storm

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Terry Kulink, foreground, monitors a radar console as Operations SPECIALIST 1ST Class Dennis Chandler, background, communicates information during a simulated attack on the guided missile cruiser USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47). The vessel is underway in the gulf during maritime interdiction operations

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Mike Smotherman monitors a radar screen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996) as the vessel takes part in maritime interdiction operations

Operations SPECIALIST 1ST Class Ronald Freeman of Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 210 plots enemy ship contacts inside the AN/TSQ-108 radar and sonar surveillance control van during the joint military training exercise Ocean Venture '92

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Cory Shenk, a member of Assault Craft Unit 5, mans the radar console of an air-cushion landing craft (LCAC) during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope in Somalia

Operations SPECIALIST SEAMAN Wayne J. Ehret, left, and Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Christopher A. Zukowski, right, examine a street vendor's merchandise while on liberty from the guided missile frigate USS DOYLE (FFG-39) during exercise BALTOPS '93. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise. DEYO is serving as flagship for the exercise commander

Operations SPECIALIST Second Class (OS2) Howard Fuller, left, and Air Force Major Bob Ricci from the fictitious country of Green monitor their terminals for information from the front as the country of Orange carries out military operations during a war game

Operations SPECIALIST Second Class (OS2) Merced Melchor operates a Track system in USS TARAWA (LHA 1) combat information center during Exercise Kernel Blitz '97. The system locates and tracks friendly and enemy aircraft. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class Jeff Krueger operates the Surface Warfare Supervisor console in the combat information center aboard USS CARNEY (DDG 64). Carney is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Operations SPECIALIST SENIOR CHIEF Ron Morris works on the Force Over The Horizon Coordinator (FOTC) system in the combat information center onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) while underway in the Arabian Sea. The ship is in the gulf as part of the Southwest Asia (SWA) build-up of forces in reaction to Iraq's refusal of U.N. sponsored weapon's inspections

With battle stations manned, LT Shanti Sethi (SW), left with helmet, the Officer of the Deck aboard the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS HOPPER (DDG 70), looks at the surface picture provided by the AEGIS Weapon System operated by Operations SPECIALIST 2nd class Amber Clark. Both women, wearing fire protection hood and gloves, are deployed in the Pacific during exercise RIMPAC 98

An Operations SPECIALIST on board the USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) updates the ships "Event Board" in the Combat Information Center (CIC). USS GONZALEZ is participating in the NATO Operation Allied Force in Kosovo, Yugoslavia

On board USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), May 3rd, 1999, Adriatic Sea - Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class Terrjon R. Faison (center), from Bainbridge, Georgia, monitors a wide array of information systems, as a watch supervisor for the Detection and Tracking (DNT) site in the ship's Combat Direction Center. THEODORE ROOSEVELT is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment, and is participating in the NATO Operation Allied Force over the former Yugoslavia

CDC Training

Operations SPECIALIST 3rd Class (OS3) Archeilla Riley monitors the tactical data link picture from the Combat Direction Center (CDC), aboard the US Navy NIMITZ CLASS: Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 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

Operations SPECIALIST 2nd Class (OS2) Michael Standfill, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, assigned to the destroyer USS MAHAN (DDG 72) is greeted by his wife Terri and son Michael

Fox Sports celebrity Howie Long autographs ballcaps for Quartermaster Third Class Dawn M. Odien and Operations SPECIALIST Second Class Frank Bias during his visit on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Fox Sports host is on board to tape the popular NFL Pre-Game Show aired on the FOX Network. TRUMAN is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST, SEAMAN (SN) Justin Alongi, plots the ships position inside the Combat Information Center, onboard the Dock Landing Ship, USS ANCHORAGE (LSD 36), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST (OS) SEAMAN (SN) Mario Carpintieri, uses the sound powered telephone to communicates with the bridge team, while manning an in-port watch, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST (OS) SEAMAN (SN) Mario Carpintieri, uses the sound powered telephone and "Big Eyes" shipboard binoculars, while manning an in-port watch, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Wilson, of Dallas, Texas, uses an Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) baton during ASP training drills.

Lt. Scott Henrickson, center, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Martin Haebeck, left, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Edison Faggett, stand at parade rest during the guided missile destroyer USS Preble's (DDG 88) commissioning ceremony.

Capt. Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Pre-commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), presents a plaque to Ronald Reagan's Sailor of the Year for 2002, Operations Specialist 1st Class Brian Hollars.

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Natasha Whiteside tracks contacts in the Tactical Operations Plot room

Senior Chief Tom Leonard, the senior Operations Specialist aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).

Senior Chief Tom Leonard, the senior Operations Specialist aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).

At sea, next to an MK19 40mm Machine Gun mounted on top of an MK 96 25mm rapid fire gun, US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST Second Class (OS2) Matthew Burton, scans the horizon for contacts and potential aggressors onboard the Cyclone class coastal patrol boat USS CHINOOK (PC 9), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST Second Class (OS2) Matthew Burton, stands next to an MK 95 Twin 50-cal. Browning machine gun system, as he scans the horizon for contacts and potential aggressors onboard the Cyclone class coastal patrol boat USS CHINOOK (PC 9), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Debbie Johnson from Tulsa, Okla., records aircraft launches and recoveries during flight operations on the air events board in the ship�s Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Eugene Gant watches a contact on the horizon through the Big Eyeswhile standing the Forward Lookout Watch on the Signal Bridge aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71

Operations Specialist 1st Class Maurice Bringier from Miami, Fla., uses a compass to plot a contact�s position on the Blue Force Locator Chart in the Sea Combat Center aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An Operations Specialist 1st Class (left) conducts a briefing in the Tactical Flag Command Center aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)

Imaging Specialist Barbaranne Foster, reviews a patient�s x-ray

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

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Anton Welke from Plainview, Minn., reports ship bearings using a sound-powered telephone as the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) pulls alongside.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Ignacio Prado from Williams, Calif., updates the ship's vertical plot

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Terrance Stokes observes the turnover of Officer of the Deck responsibilities in the pilot house aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Operations Specialist 1st Class Derrick L. Johnston from Meadville, Pa., tracks interceptions of aircraft

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Joe Day, from Riverside, Calif., manages a Tactical Data Link (TDL) among the ships and aircraft assigned to USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

Operations Specialist 1st Class Tim Martin of Jacksonville, Fla., monitors surface contacts in USS Enterprise�s (CVN 65) Tactical Flag Command Center (TFCC).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Bonincontri, assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, races down a straightaway in front of a crowd over 3,000 spectators at the 9th Annual Hawaiian Electric Electron Marathon.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Cacese, of Irwin, Pa., tracks contacts on a screen in the Combat Intelligence Center (CIC).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Randy Proctor, of Melbourne, Fla., stands watch on the Global Command Control System (GCCS) in the Combat Direction Center (CDC).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class William Scott, of Jefferson, Ohio, waters a jasmine flower.

Operations Specialist 1st Class David S. Smith shows students from Peace Lutheran School, Davie, Fla., the sound powered.

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), USN CHIEF Operations SPECIALIST (OSC) Geronimo Lagasca (left) and an unidentified USN Sailor (right) concentrate on their radar screens as they communicate with aircraft during their air defense weapons coordinators watch in the Combat Direction Center (CDC). The REAGAN and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW 14) are currently deployed in the Persian Gulf supporting maritime security operations in the region

Cpl. Lana D. Waters, Operations Specialist 2nd Class John E. Scill and Seaman Leroy Stokes unveil WWII memorial stamp.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Patterson monitors a radar screen on the Strike Control System in the Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Andres Yanez, of Houston, Texas, plots the ship�s position on a digital dead reckoning tracer (DDRT) inside the combat information center (CIC) aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Andres Yanez, of Houston, Texas, stands watch in the combat information center (CIC) aboard guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63).

Operations Specialist 1st Class Robert G. Swigart, of Fountain Valley, Calif., plots the position of the amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood LHA 3.

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Jamek Long of Mayport, Fla., an outfielder for the U.S. Navy Baseball team, slides into third base during the 15th Annual Navy/Marine Corps All-Star baseball game.

Combat Direction Center (CDC) Operations Specialist 1st Class Greg Glaeser of Chicago, Ill., monitors the surrounding area with the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system while aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Operations Specialist 1st Class Joseph A. Waldren.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Larry White of Houston, Texas, plots a safe passage for the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) using an inbound harbor chart.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Vern Clark is briefed by Operations Specialist 1st Class Abraham Nantin of Commander Task Force Seven Four (CTF-74).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Marvell A. Gillespie reads a bedtime story to his kids via video.

Operations Specialist�s monitor Global Command Control Systems (GCCS) in the Combat Direction Center (CDC).

Operations Specialist 3rd class Jon Morgantini of Santa Barbra, Calif., uses the SPA-25 surface radar aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to plot surface contacts.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Trenesa Perkins, of Landcaster Pa., and Chief Operations Specialist Nick Desoto, of Aurora, Co., monitor aircraft in the combat direction center aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class Shelenn Wilson, 52nd Mission Support Squadron, outbound assignments, processes TECH. SGT. Guadalupe Vasquez, 23rd Fighter Squadron, operations specialist, for a deployment during a phase one exercise at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on Nov. 16, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Andrew Rodier) (Released)

Honor guard team member, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Maryann Fernandez, assists Storekeeper 2nd Class Ramiro Vazquez in positioning of the proper hand grip during a rifle drill.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Sherod Melvin looks through the crosshairs as he mans an M240 machine gun on the fantail.

Operations Specialist 1st Class Russell Spralling of Chattanooga, Tenn., left, and Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Cynthia Daniels of Ahoskie, N.C., review equipment loading schedules.

US Navy (USN) Operations SPECIALIST Second Class (OS2) Roland Reed assigned to the Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 105 (MIUWU-105), Long Beach, California (CA), tracks surface contacts during a training exercise using a mobile sensor platform (MSP) built onto a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The mission of MIUWU 105 is to provide seaward surveillance and security to US and Allied forces in ports, waterways and amphibious objective areas throughout the world

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Roland Reed assigned to the Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 105 (MIUWU-105) tracks surface contacts during a training exercise using a mobile sensor platform.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chantina Demons and Operations Specialist Seaman Jennifer Giles investigate a surface contact from the signal bridge during a General Quarters drill.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Mathew Medeiros checks his goggles during diving proficiency training on board Naval Station Everett.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Alex Ponce inspects a U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank for the U.S. Navy Customs Inspection Battalion at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Lt. Andrew Neboshynsky and Operations Specialist 1st Class Troy Tyson monitor Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) activity in the Pacific using the Navy�s Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Spurlock, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8), reads a page from a book.

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Becky Wyskiel assigned to Naval Station Everett, Wash., keeps score during a Jeopardy style tournament.

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Michelle Orello mans an AN/SPA-25G Radar Console on the bridge aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Oliver Williams, center, assigned to Naval Recruiting District Miami, seats Courtney Perry and Armando Munoz into a F/A-18 Hornet aircraft simulator.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Fredrick Arnold assigned aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's (CVN 69) informs the bridge phone talker of a possible surface contact spotted on radar.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Fredrick Arnold assigned aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's (CVN 69) trains a fellow Sailor on the proper technique of marking contacts on a radar.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gilham from Denver, Colo., plots the position of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Operations Specialist 1st Class Marlon Patterson plots the transit course of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Vanessa Delgado uses a Digital Dead Reckoning Tracer (DDRT) to plot surface and sub-surface contacts .

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Lucas Weaver of Three Rivers, Mich., mans the strike control console.

Operations Specialist 1st Class Jason Madott and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jason Pursell man Aircraft Contact Control Center inside the Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).