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Expedition 8

Expedition 8

Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TMA-3 October 18, 2003.Duration: On ISS: 193 days On orbit: 195 days.Return Vehicle: Soyuz-3 April 29, 2004.Astronauts: Michael Foale and Alexander Kaleri.. This emblem represents the eigh... more

Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo

Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo

Description About 50 million square kilometers of the Earth's terrestrial surface undergo a transition each year from freeze to thaw, thus setting off a series of global biospheric processes. Much of this activ... more

Boarding teams from ESG 1 take a dhow under tow.

Boarding teams from ESG 1 take a dhow under tow.

North Arabian Sea (Jan. 01, 2004) Boarding teams from USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG 1) take a dhow, u... more

Over 2,800 pounds of narcotics, believed to be hashish was seized.

Over 2,800 pounds of narcotics, believed to be hashish was seized.

North Arabian Sea (Jan. 01, 2004) Boarding teams from USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG 1) seized over 2,... more

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Stan Proctor from Crofton, Md., inserts the calcium-fluoride crystal from a Thermal-Luminescent Dosimeter (TLD).

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Stan Proctor from Crofton, Md., inserts the...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 01, 2004) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Stan Proctor from Crofton, Md., inserts the calcium-fluoride crystal from a Thermal-Luminescent Dosimeter (TLD) into a TLD reader to record radiation expo... more

Personnel from the Air Transport Office, Post Office, and Supply Department unload mail and cargo from a MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron One Five (HM-15).

Personnel from the Air Transport Office, Post Office, and Supply Depar...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 02, 2004) Personnel from the Air Transport Office, Post Office, and Supply Department unload mail and cargo from a MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasu... more

Iraqi merchant seaman Atif Youssifin displays a souvenir American flag patch received during his stay aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Iraqi merchant seaman Atif Youssifin displays a souvenir American flag...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 04, 2004) Iraqi merchant seaman Atif Youssifin displays a souvenir American flag patch received during his stay aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), while Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Ope... more

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel destroy a captured dhow after a successful interception mission by ships from Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1).

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel...

North Arabian Sea (Jan. 04, 2004) U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel destroy a captured dhow after a successful interception mission by ships from Expeditionary Strike Group ... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) catches the wire during an arrested landing on the flight deck during night flight operations aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) catches the ...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 04, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) catches the wire during an arrested landing on the flight deck during night flight operations aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65... more

Air Officer or Air Boss Cdr. Brian J. Broene from Virginia Beach, Va., supervise flight operations with the Assistant Air Officer or Mini Boss Cdr. Mark S. Kinnane, also from Virginia Beach, Va.

Air Officer or Air Boss Cdr. Brian J. Broene from Virginia Beach, Va.,...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 04, 2004) Air Officer or Air Boss Cdr. Brian J. Broene from Virginia Beach, Va., supervise flight operations with the Assistant Air Officer or Mini Boss Cdr. Mark S. Kinnane, also from Virgin... more

 Airman Recruit Milton H. Saul of New York, N.Y., keeps track of on-going flight operations on a light board in the Primary Flight Control (PRI-FLY).

Airman Recruit Milton H. Saul of New York, N.Y., keeps track of on-go...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 04, 2004) Airman Recruit Milton H. Saul of New York, N.Y., keeps track of on-going flight operations on a light board in the Primary Flight Control (PRI-FLY). Situated approximately 7 stories... more

 Personnel from the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) prepare to place a jet engine onto an installation trailer aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Personnel from the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 04, 2004) Personnel from the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) prepare to place a jet engine onto an installation trailer aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The Enterprise Car... more

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier launches from the flight deck aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier launches from the flight deck aboard...

Red Sea (Jan. 05, 2004) A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier launches from the flight deck aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The Harrier is the primary close air support/intermediate range intercept/attack mission fixe... more

 Ensign Tracy Mackey from Bradyville, Iowa, signals launch shoot an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Two (VMFA-312).

Ensign Tracy Mackey from Bradyville, Iowa, signals launch shoot an F/...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Ensign Tracy Mackey from Bradyville, Iowa, signals launch shoot an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Two (VMFA-312), from one o... more

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class John E. Fraas, from Perrysburg, N.Y., descends the mainmast aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) after successfully making repairs to the ship's whistle.

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class John E. Fraas, from Perrysburg, N.Y., des...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class John E. Fraas, from Perrysburg, N.Y., descends the mainmast aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) after successfully making repairs to the ship's whistle. The... more

Airman Eric Overstreet from Friendswood, Texas, observes as an S-3B Viking assigned to the Maulers of Sea Control Squadron Three Two (VS-32) launch from one of four catapults aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Airman Eric Overstreet from Friendswood, Texas, observes as an S-3B Vi...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Airman Eric Overstreet from Friendswood, Texas, observes as an S-3B Viking assigned to the Maulers of Sea Control Squadron Three Two (VS-32) launch from one of four catapults aboard... more

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway past Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to San Diego Bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway past Fort Ro...

Point Loma, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway past Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to San Diego Bay. Midway will be moored temporarily at Naval Air Station North... more

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into the San Diego bay. Midway will be moored temporarily at Naval Air Station North Island to t... more

Tugboats tow the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the San Diego bay.

Tugboats tow the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway into the S...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) Tugboats tow the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into the San Diego bay. Midway will be moored temporarily at Naval Air Station North Island to take... more

 A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Di...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay. The 968-foot carrier completed a six-day journey from Oakland, Calif. Midway will be moored tempo... more

An aerial view of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC 63) heading towards Manda Bay Kenyan Naval training area in Kenya, Africa.

An aerial view of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC 63) heading toward...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 05, 2004) An aerial view of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC 63) heading towards Manda Bay Kenyan Naval training area in Kenya, Africa. Manda Bay Naval Base is the primary site for bilater... more

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).

Landing Craft Air Cushion Eight Two (LCAC 82) assigned to Assault Craf...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 05, 2004) 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 ... more

 Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Shuntun Goodman from Miami, Fla., directs an F/A-18 Hornet onto one of four catapults on the flight deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Shuntun Goodman from Miami, Fla., di...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Shuntun Goodman from Miami, Fla., directs an F/A-18 Hornet onto one of four catapults on the flight deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier... more

 A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Di...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay. Midway will be moored temporarily at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., to take-on restored ... more

Aviation Ordnanceman Jeffrey W. Brannon, from Panama City, Fla., and fellow Aviation Ordnancemen load a laser guided bomb onto an F-14.

Aviation Ordnanceman Jeffrey W. Brannon, from Panama City, Fla., and f...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Aviation Ordnanceman Jeffrey W. Brannon, from Panama City, Fla., and fellow Aviation Ordnancemen load a laser guided bomb onto an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the Checkmates of Fighter S... more

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay.

A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Die...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 05, 2004) A tugboat tows the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway into San Diego bay. Midway will be moored temporarily at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., to take-on restored ... more

High above the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Chief Electrician's Mate David E. Zelinski from Toms River, N.J. prepares to lowers a tool bag .

High above the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Chief Elect...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) High above the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Chief Electrician's Mate David E. Zelinski from Toms River, N.J. prepares to lowers a tool bag while Electrician's Mate 2n... more

Sailors carefully scour the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prior to the day�s flight operations

Sailors carefully scour the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) Sailors carefully scour the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prior to the days flight operations. FOD walk downs are conducted frequently ... more

An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Two (VMFA-312) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighte...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 05, 2004) An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Two (VMFA-312) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard ... more

Aviation Ordnancemen wait to retrieve crates of ammunition on the flight deck.

Aviation Ordnancemen wait to retrieve crates of ammunition on the flig...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 06, 2004) Aviation Ordnancemen wait to retrieve crates of ammunition on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a weapons on-load off the coast of Camp P... more

 Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) talks to the senior enlisted leadership community in Navy Region South.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) talks to the senior ...

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas (Jan. 06, 2004) Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) talks to the senior enlisted leadership community in Navy Region South. The CNO was visiting to outline ... more

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) outlines his vision for 2004 Accelerating our Advantages during a visit to facilities and units in Navy Region South.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) outlines his vision f...

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas (Jan. 06, 2004) Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) outlines his vision for 2004 Accelerating our Advantages during a visit to facilities and units in Navy R... more

The Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez  (T-AKR 306) sits pierside in Souda harbor during a brief port visit.

The Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 3...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Jan. 06, 2004) The Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306) sits pierside in Souda harbor during a brief port visit. Benavidez is carrying more than 230,0... more

Naval special warfare members test the capabilities of a new night vision target system.

Naval special warfare members test the capabilities of a new night vis...

REMOTE TRAINING FACILITY (Jan. 06, 2004) Naval special warfare members test the capabilities of a new night vision target system. Navy SEALs are maritime special operations forces that strike from the sea, air ... more

 U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance L. Smith, Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command and Rear Adm. James Stavridis, Commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance L. Smith, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cent...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 06, 2004) U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance L. Smith, Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command and Rear Adm. James Stavridis, Commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG), inspect laser-guide... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Luis Perez from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, mans a crash and salvage and firefighting watch.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Luis Perez from Arecibo, Puerto Ri...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 06, 2004) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Luis Perez from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, mans a crash and salvage and firefighting watch on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) on patrol.

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 07, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) on patrol. VFA-82 is deployed with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) a... more

Airman David Palatox from Palo Alto, Calif., shields his eyes from the sun's glare during flight operations.

Airman David Palatox from Palo Alto, Calif., shields his eyes from the...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 07, 2004) Airman David Palatox from Palo Alto, Calif., shields his eyes from the sun's glare during flight operations and weapons transfer on the flight deck aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxe... more

Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306) heads out of Souda harbor following a brief port

Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306) h...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Jan. 07, 2004) Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306) heads out of Souda harbor following a brief port visit. Benavidez is carrying more than 230,000 squa... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 380th Aerial Refueling Wing

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 07, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) on patrol

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 07, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) on patrol. The aircraft is carrying a Joint Direct Attack Munitio... more

Seabees assigned to the The Professionals of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5).

Seabees assigned to the The Professionals of Naval Mobile Construction...

Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 07, 2004) Seabees assigned to the The Professionals of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) apply the Can Do spirit during the first concrete placement of their 2003-2004 West... more

Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Vaughn Francis from Lorain, Okla., tests aircraft engine oils.

Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Vaughn Francis from Lorain, Okla., t...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 07, 2004) Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Vaughn Francis from Lorain, Okla., tests aircraft engine oils for contamination as part of a standard quality assurance check during a five-day a... more

Hull Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Blaies from Santa Maria, Calif., welds a tin container to be used as a laundry bin.

Hull Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Blaies from Santa Maria, Calif., we...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 07, 2004) Hull Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Blaies from Santa Maria, Calif., welds a tin container to be used as a laundry bin by the ships crew aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer departed f... more

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to 380th Aerial Refueling Wing.

An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 07, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA-82) prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanke... more

Airman David Palatox of Palo Alto, Calif., uses ship�s sound powered phones, while awaiting orders.

Airman David Palatox of Palo Alto, Calif., uses ship�s sound powered p...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 07, 2004) Airman David Palatox of Palo Alto, Calif., uses ships sound powered phones, while awaiting orders from an elevator supervisor, before he can safely operate one of two aircraft ele... more

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego Calif., provides training to Kenyan EOD .

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 08, 2004) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego Calif., provide... more

A retired A-6 Intruder is hoisted aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island,

A retired A-6 Intruder is hoisted aboard the decommissioned aircraft c...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 08, 2004) A retired A-6 Intruder is hoisted aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Midway is moored temporarily ... more

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego Calif., provides training to Kenyan EOD.

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 08, 2004) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego Calif., provide... more

A member assigned to Kenyan Consolidated Dive Unit (CDU) receives training.

A member assigned to Kenyan Consolidated Dive Unit (CDU) receives trai...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 08, 2004) A member assigned to Kenyan Consolidated Dive Unit (CDU) receives training on Improvised Explosive Devices from members assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (E... more

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island.

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft car...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 08, 2004) A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Midway is moored temporarily at... more

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif., provides training to Kenyan EOD technicians.

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., ass...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 08, 2004) Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif., provide... more

Machinery Repairman Fireman Paul May, from Amarillo, Texas, uses a lathe in the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) machine shop to repair a potable water pump.

Machinery Repairman Fireman Paul May, from Amarillo, Texas, uses a lat...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 08, 2004) Machinery Repairman Fireman Paul May, from Amarillo, Texas, uses a lathe in the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) machine shop to repair a potable water pump. Enterprise is underway in the A... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mates direct a CH-53E �Sea Stallion� as it maneuvers for landing on the ship�s flight deck.

Aviation Boatswain�s Mates direct a CH-53E �Sea Stallion� as it maneuv...

Pacific Ocean (Jan. 08, 2004) Aviation Boatswains Mates assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) air department, direct a CH-53E Sea Stallion as it maneuvers for landing on the ships flight dec... more

An air crewman checks a JP-5 aviation fuel sample for an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter.

An air crewman checks a JP-5 aviation fuel sample for an HH-60H Seahaw...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 08, 2004) An air crewman checks a JP-5 aviation fuel sample for an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter prior to flight deck refueling operations. Boxer departed for the Arabian Gulf on Jan. 14, 2004... more

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft car...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 08, 2004) A retired E-2 Hawkeye is hoisted aboard the decomissioned aircraft carrier Midway at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Midway is moored temporarily at the naval station t... more

Capt. Scott T. Anhalt, Commanding Officer of USS Lake Erie (CG 70) applies gold paint to one of two Navy standard stockless anchors aboard USS Lake Erie.

Capt. Scott T. Anhalt, Commanding Officer of USS Lake Erie (CG 70) app...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 08, 2004) Capt. Scott T. Anhalt, Commanding Officer of USS Lake Erie (CG 70) applies gold paint to one of two Navy standard stockless anchors aboard USS Lake Erie, recently honored wi... more

Airman Holly Wagoner walks cautiously beside a U.S. Maine CH-53 Sea Stallion.

Airman Holly Wagoner walks cautiously beside a U.S. Maine CH-53 Sea St...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 08, 2004) Airman Holly Wagoner walks cautiously beside a U.S. Maine CH-53 Sea Stallion while the aircraft is being towed to its designated spot on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assa... more

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif., provides training.

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska, assigned t...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 08, 2004) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif., provid... more

Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Gross, V-22 Osprey Integrated Test Team�s Government Flight Test Director, seated left, and Marine Maj. Gen. Jim Amos, Commanding General 3rd Marine Air Wing, pose for a photo.

Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Gross, V-22 Osprey Integrated Test Team�s Govern...

Patuxent River, Md. (Jan. 09, 2004) Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Gross, V-22 Osprey Integrated Test Teams Government Flight Test Director, seated left, and Marine Maj. Gen. Jim Amos, Commanding General 3rd Marine Air ... more

An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA 82) refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-10A Fuel Tanker assigned to the 380th Aerial Refueling Wing

An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 09, 2004) An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA 82) refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the... more

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., and Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3).

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., and...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 09, 2004) Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., and Gunners Mate 2nd Class Josh Rivera from Talkeetna, Alaska, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobil... more

Two Mark 5 Special Operations Craft assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Four (NSWG-4) Special Boat Team Twenty (SBT-20) slowly accumulate the falling snow during the region's first snow storm of the year.

Two Mark 5 Special Operations Craft assigned to Naval Special Warfare ...

Norfolk, Va. (Jan. 09, 2004) Two Mark 5 Special Operations Craft assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Four (NSWG-4) Special Boat Team Twenty (SBT-20) slowly accumulate the falling snow during the region's fi... more

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif., provides field training to Kenyan EOD.

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., ass...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 09, 2004) Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, Stationed in San Diego Calif.... more

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego, Calif., provides training to Kenyan EOD.

Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., ass...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 09, 2004) Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Flemming from Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment One, stationed in San Diego, Calif... more

41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush addresses an audience of 300 specially invited guests at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush addresses an audi...

Pensacola, Fla. (Jan. 09, 2004) 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush addresses an audience of 300 specially invited guests at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. On his 18th birthday George ... more

An F/a-18 and an F-14 refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Sratotanker assigned to the 380th Aerial Refueling Wing

An F/a-18 and an F-14 refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Sratotanker...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 09, 2004) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two (VFA 82) refuels with a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 380th... more

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its fin...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviati... more

The fast combat support ship, USS Detroit (AOE-4) steams alongside USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while conducting an early morning Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

The fast combat support ship, USS Detroit (AOE-4) steams alongside USS...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 10, 2004) The fast combat support ship, USS Detroit (AOE-4) steams alongside USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while conducting an early morning Replenishment at Sea (RAS). Enterprise is underway in t... more

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its fin...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviati... more

Members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) security force provide search and takedown training to members of the Kenyan army during Exercise Edged Mallet 04.

Members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 10, 2004) Members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) security force provide search and takedown training to members of the Kenyan army during Exerci... more

Against the backdrop of the Battle of Letye Gulf Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier

Against the backdrop of the Battle of Letye Gulf Memorial in downtown ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Against the backdrop of the Battle of Letye Gulf Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Suppl... more

Port of San Diego CEO Bruce Hollingsworth and a member of the aircraft museum, Roger Tubbesing, look over one of the aircraft aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway

Port of San Diego CEO Bruce Hollingsworth and a member of the aircraft...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Port of San Diego CEO Bruce Hollingsworth and a member of the aircraft museum, Roger Tubbesing, look over one of the aircraft aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway.... more

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier where she will be the centerpiece of the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final ber...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Against the backdrop of the Aircraft Carrier Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pi... more

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its fin...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviati... more

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) check out their MCU/2P gas masks.

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) che...

Quantico, Va. (Jan. 10, 2004) Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) check out their MCU/2P gas masks prior to entering a chamber full of tear gas. Nearly 200-selected Reserve Seabe... more

Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) burns tear gas.

Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile...

Quantico, Va. (Jan. 10, 2004) Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) burns tear gas in preparation for gas chamber training for Seabees... more

Against the backdrop of the Aircraft Carrier Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier .

Against the backdrop of the Aircraft Carrier Memorial in downtown San ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Against the backdrop of the Aircraft Carrier Memorial in downtown San Diego, the decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pi... more

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four (NMCB-4) work to level concrete in the foundation of a Habitat for Humanity house located in Oxnard, Calif.

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four (NMCB-4) work to l...

Oxnard, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four (NMCB-4) work to level concrete in the foundation of a Habitat for Humanity house located in Oxnard, Calif. NMCB-4 is home por... more

Spectators view the carrier Midway as she is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier where she will be the centerpiece of the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation

Spectators view the carrier Midway as she is moved into her final bert...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2004) Spectators view the carrier Midway as she is moved into her final berth at the old Naval Supply Pier where she will be the centerpiece of the largest museum devoted to carriers... more

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway makes its way across the San Diego bay to its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway makes its way across the Sa...

San Diego, Calif (Jan. 10, 2004) The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway makes its way across the San Diego bay to its final resting place at Navy pier where it will become the largest museum devoted to carr... more

Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) burns tear gas.

Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile...

Quantico, Va. (Jan. 10, 2004) Marine Gysgt. Victor Szalankiewicz, the Marine advisor to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) burns tear gas while members of NMCB-23 stand in the background aw... more

Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, shakes hands with one of the many naval reservists and active duty Sailors.

Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay ...

Fort Worth, Texas (Jan. 11, 2004) Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, shakes hands with one of the many naval reservists and active duty Sailors assi... more

Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, meets with over 300 naval reservists and active duty Sailors.

Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay ...

Fort Worth, Texas (Jan. 11, 2004) Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, meets with over 300 naval reservists and active duty Sailors assigned to the Lo... more

Spanish and Republic of Singapore Naval Officers greet eachother prior to the start of Sea Saber 2004.

Spanish and Republic of Singapore Naval Officers greet eachother prior...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 11, 2004) Officer in Charge Capt. Jose de la Pisa, left, and Executive Officer Lt. Carlos Cortes, center, from Spains 19th Special Forces unit, greet Lt. Col. Li Lit Siew, Commanding Officer ... more

Navigation Officer, Captain Edmund Teh aboard the Republic of Singapore Navy tank landing ship RSS Endurance (L 207), completes final checks on the ship�s bridge.

Navigation Officer, Captain Edmund Teh aboard the Republic of Singapor...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 11, 2004) The ships Navigation Officer, Captain Edmund Teh aboard the Republic of Singapore Navy tank landing ship RSS Endurance (L 207), completes final checks on the ships bridge prior to d... more

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

Journalist 2nd Class Andrea Lahey assigned to the amphibious transport...

Kenya, Africa (Jan. 11, 2004) Journalist 2nd Class Andrea Lahey assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Germantown (LSD 42) interviews the coach of a local Kenyan Soccer team. Marines assigned to the 13t... more

3rd Sgt. Andrew Chng assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) tank landing ship RSS Endurance (L 207), sights one of five 12.7mm machine guns aboard the ship.

3rd Sgt. Andrew Chng assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) ...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 11, 2004) 3rd Sgt. Andrew Chng assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) tank landing ship RSS Endurance (L 207), sights one of five 12.7mm machine guns prior to the start of the multi... more

Blood Sample at Navy Medical Facility

Blood Sample at Navy Medical Facility

Agana Heights, Guam (Jan. 12, 2004) Lt. Erika McQuaid takes a blood sample from a patient who is recovering from a viral infection. Lt. McQuaid is a Registered Nurse assigned to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) a... more

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class David R. Shelton, left, and Gunner�s Mate 3rd Class Gabriel Zuniga, right, endure frigid temperatures to monitor the safe removal of ordnance from the flight deck aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class David R. Shelton, left, and Gunner�s Mate 3rd ...

Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J. (Jan. 12, 2004) Gunners Mate 2nd Class David R. Shelton, left, and Gunners Mate 3rd Class Gabriel Zuniga, right, endure frigid temperatures to monitor the safe removal of ordna... more

Members of the Spanish 19th Special Forces team approach the Spanish Navy Santa Maria-class frigate Victoria (F 82), in a Landing Craft Utility (LCU).

Members of the Spanish 19th Special Forces team approach the Spanish N...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 12, 2004) Members of the Spanish 19th Special Forces team approach the Spanish Navy Santa Maria-class frigate Victoria (F 82), in a Landing Craft Utility (LCU). Spanish Navy units are part o... more

The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard laid out for display.

The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard ...

Annapolis, Md. (Jan. 12, 2004) The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard laid out for display. The FBI recovered the priceless sword missing since 1931, and returned it to the U.S. ... more

The view from the rear of a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) embarked aboard RSS Endurance (L 207) as it departs the Spanish Navy Santa Maria-class frigate Victoria (F 82).

The view from the rear of a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Landing C...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 12, 2004) The view from the rear of a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) embarked aboard RSS Endurance (L 207) as it departs the Spanish Navy Santa Maria-class friga... more

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joe Trotter carefully moves ordnance aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joe Trotter carefully moves ordnance ab...

Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J. (Jan. 12, 2004) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joe Trotter carefully moves ordnance aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima arrived at Naval Weapons ... more

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman David Bradley watches as Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Orlando Fernandez guides a crate of ammunition onto a weapons magazine elevator aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman David Bradley watches as Aviation Ordnance...

Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J. (Jan. 12, 2004) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman David Bradley watches as Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Orlando Fernandez guides a crate of ammunition onto a weapons magazine eleva... more

The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard laid out for display.

The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard ...

Annapolis, Md. (Jan. 12, 2004) The historic Worden Sword rests on a table with its belt and scabbard laid out for display. The FBI recovered the priceless sword missing since 1931, and returned it to the U.S. ... more

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Enrico Tatad, assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Valley Forge (CG 50) asks the captain of a cargo ship if there is an operating copier on board.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Enrico Tatad, assigned to the guided missile...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jan. 12, 2004) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Enrico Tatad, assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Valley Forge (CG 50) asks the captain of a cargo ship if there is an ope... more

U.S. Naval Academy Commandant of Midshipmen Capt. Joe Leidig, left, shakes hands with Jeffrey A. Lampinski, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI.

U.S. Naval Academy Commandant of Midshipmen Capt. Joe Leidig, left, sh...

Annapolis, Md. (Jan. 12, 2004) U.S. Naval Academy Commandant of Midshipmen Capt. Joe Leidig, left, shakes hands with Jeffrey A. Lampinski, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI during ... more

Naval Station security personnel use one of the station�s K-9 drug inspection dogs during a random vehicle inspection at the front gate at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Naval Station security personnel use one of the station�s K-9 drug ins...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2004) Naval Station security personnel use one of the stations K-9 drug inspection dogs during a random vehicle inspection at the front gate at Naval Air Station J... more

Sailors aboard a Naval Support Activity's (NSA) Harbor Patrol Unit practice high-speed maneuvering during a training session.

Sailors aboard a Naval Support Activity's (NSA) Harbor Patrol Unit pra...

Gaeta Harbor, Italy (Jan. 13, 2004) Sailors aboard a Naval Support Activity's (NSA) Harbor Patrol Unit practice high-speed maneuvering during a training session. Twenty members of the NSA Gaeta Security departm... more