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FILE PHOTO - Guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean.

Mrs. Garland Johnson gives the command to "bring our ship alive" to the crew of USS PORTER (DDG 78), thus ordering the crew to board the Navy's newest guided missile destroyer during the ship's official commissioning ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida. Mrs. Johnson, the wife of CHIEF of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson, served as the ship's sponsor. Porter will be homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, and commanded by Commander Kenneth V. Spiro

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A Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM) is launched from the US NAVY (USN) ARLEIGH BURK CLASS: (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Porter (DDG 78) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer, USS PORTER (DDG 78) moored to the pier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during the Change of Command Ceremony when USN Commander (CDR) Douglas Nashold relieved CDR Brad Williamson as the Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS PORTER

A port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Station Norfolk.

Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk for a schedule deployment.

Line-handlers release the mooring lines to the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), as the ship get underway.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit.

Tugboats assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during her arrival for a routine port visit.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit.

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burke-class of AEGIS destroyers.

A US Navy (USN) harbor security boat patrols the area as the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), gets assistance from tugboats, after arriving for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), as the ship arrives for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, during a regularly scheduled six month deployment

A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit.

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), a Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the ship arrives for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, during a regularly scheduled six month deployment

A harbor security boat patrols the area as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat in preparation for training aboard the Bulgarian frigate BGS Drazki (F 41).

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team, from the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), board the Bulgarian Navy Frigate BGS DRAZKI (F 41), from their Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), during an exercise conducted in the Black Sea. USN and Bulgarian Navy ships are engaged in maneuvering, communication, air defense and Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) drills, to strengthen the emerging partnership between the two navies

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members discusses tactics with Bulgarian Sailors.

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), a USN Sailors assigned to the ships Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team, discusses tactics with two Bulgarian Navy Sailors, during bilateral training on the destroyer's aft missile deck. The PORTER is in port at Varna, Bulgaria, engaged in maneuvering, communication, air defense and Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) drills, to strengthen the emerging partnership between the two navies

Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Dixon, executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), watches as Porter pulls alongside fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6).

A Sailor assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) kisses his spouse good-bye prior to boarding Porter to depart for a six-month deployment.

An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on the fantail of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Sailors lift a Mk. 46 torpedo onto the missile deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before loading it into one of the launcher tubes.

Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct boarding exercises aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) for a personnel transfer.

Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) watch as USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside for a personnel transfer via a rigid hull inflatable boat.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195)

Ensign Thomas Brown conducts research on the Internet, to prepare a history brief for an operations and intelligence brief aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to board Porter via hook and ladder during a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) are briefed prior to conducting an exercise.

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) maneuvers to pick up a floating dummy simulating an overboard crew member during a man overboard drill.

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to the ship with personnel from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95)

Command Master Chief Dominick Musso speaks with Information Systems Technician Seaman Dennis Figueroa and Seaman Justin Martin about various firefighting techniques aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pull alongside the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat for a training exercise.

oatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams waves off an SH-60 Seahawk attached to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) from the ship�s flight deck.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull inflatable boat departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) loaded with members of Porter's visit, board, search and seizure team.

Sailors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat from dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) depart guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a personnel transfer.

Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) approaches guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment.

Gunners Mate 2nd Class Peter Bay fires a shot line from the foc'sle of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to the British auxiliary oiler RFA Bayleaf (A109) to begin an underway replenishment.

Cmdr. Robert Hall Jr., commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), presents a command coin to the Mayor of Mombassa, Kenya, Hamisi Mwindani.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare their gear in case they must board a pirated vessel.

A pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) sends a fuel probe to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78)

Sailors on the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) perform preventive maintenance on the torpedoes and torpedo tubes.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an emergency breakaway drill with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 99) after an underway replenishment.

Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) wait for a helicopter from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) to land for a personnel transfer.

A Sailor in full firefighting gear runs down the port side of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during Porter's Damage Control Olympics.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct a pipe patching exercise on the flight deck during Porter's Damage Control Olympics.

The forward Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount fires a volley of rounds during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sort mail on the pier after pulling into Port.

Michael Dale, the Wetlands Manager of the Roche Caiman Bird Sanctuary, gives a tour to community relations project volunteers.

Command Master Chief Dominic Musso attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) interacts with children at a daycare, during a community relations project.

Storekeeper 2nd Class Tomas Lomotan helps to paint the exterior of the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage during a community Relations Project.

Sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) paint the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage during a community relations project.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepares to depart Port Victoria, Seychelles.

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command (Military Sealift Command) dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) delivers stores to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the

An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) raise the American flag during morning colors in Naples.

Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Clark, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), participates in a training exercise.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kossivi Ahonkloo looks through his binoculars while standing an aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Lt. Constance Denmond checks the weapon of Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Imfeld during a safety check on all the weapons of the members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kenneth Haynie participates in a training exercise aboard the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8).

Crewmembers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a Mark 46 recoverable exercise torpedo into a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube.

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jordan Simmons shows Chief Gunner's Mate Michael Melton how to connect a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube arming wire aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Crew members aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a torpedo during a training exercise.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sails behind the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231).

A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stands an aft lookout watch.

Sailors plot the location of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a Joint Warrior 2009 anti-air warfare exercise.

Ensign Chad Fanning gives orders to the helm of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a connected replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Devon Henesley closes a hatch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a general quarters drill while underway to Fleet Week Port Everglades.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Shavon Haywood looks out over the ocean during her aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while underway to Fleet Week Port Everglades.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) enters Port Everglades for the start of Navy Week Port Everglades.

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls into Port Everglades, Fla. for Fleet Week Port Everglades.

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78)

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Cmdr. Tom Peterson, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78),

Sailors board a boat during a training exercise.

Expeditionary Training Group conducts a simulated vessel of interest boarding.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stow the aft mast after shifting colors and getting underway.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) disconnect the collection, holding and transfer system from shore drainage while preparing to get underway.

Quartermaster Seaman James Johnson secures nylon lines aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Cameron Fitzgibbon, right, teaches Boatswain's Mate Seaman Brandon Williams how to stand watch at the helm of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

The Mk-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a live-fire exercise.

Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus, right, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin McKay fire a Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean.

Sailors perform preventative maintenance on a JP-5 refueling nozzle aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Beaver polishes a brass bell on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

A helicopter lands aboard a ship.

A Sailor gives a flight safety briefing.

Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus fires the Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a practice fire exercise aboard.

A Sailor practices shooting during a live-fire exercise.

Sailors use a target for practice during a live-fire exercise.