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Machine Shop at sea.

Machine Shop at sea.

Arabian Gulf, (Feb. 25, 1998) Machinery Repairman 2nd Class George Price, from Baltimore, MD eyes up a job on a lathe aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Oak Hill is deployed in Supp... more

Ship Anchor Maintenance

Ship Anchor Maintenance

ABOARD USS GERMANTOWN (Jul. 04, 2000) Seaman Lance Carlos is sent over the side of USS Germantown (LSD 42) to paint the ship's 30,000 pound anchor for the opening ceremonies of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and ... more

USS Rushmore (LSD 47)

USS Rushmore (LSD 47)

Pearl Harbor, HI (Jun. 28, 2002) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) leaves Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) 2002. RIMPAC 2002 is designed to improve t... more

USS Harpers Ferry arrives in Sasebo

USS Harpers Ferry arrives in Sasebo

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan (Sep. 10, 2002) USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrives in her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan, and will relieve the forward based amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 4... more

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

Sailors respond to possible intruders swimming up to the amphibious do...

San Diego, Calif. (Dec. 04, 2002) Sailors respond to possible intruders swimming up to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), during force protection training held at Pier 8 aboard Naval Statio... more

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

USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularl...

San Diego, Ca. (Aug. 22, 2003) USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularly scheduled deployment. The 569-foot-long amphibious warfare ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike ... more

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

USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularl...

San Diego, Ca. (Aug. 22, 2003) USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularly scheduled deployment. The 569-foot-long amphibious warfare ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike ... more

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

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Rushmore the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are part of the USS Tar... more

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

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Rushmore the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are part of the USS Tar... more

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

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

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. (Jan. 12, 2003) The amphibious landing dock ship USS Portland (LSD 37) stands out of the harbor at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. Portland will be part of a... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

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

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Lan...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 24, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) to prepare for another load of equipment and Marines, ... more

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

The amphibious transport dock ship U.S.S. Juneau (LPD-10) and the amph...

White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 28, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Juneau (LPD-10) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort Mc Henry (LSD 43) are pier side in Okinawa, Japan.... more

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

Seaman Juan Macias mans a 25 mm machine gun aboard the amphibious dock...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 02, 2003) Seaman Juan Macias mans a 25 mm machine gun aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) keeping an eye out for a possible attack against the ship. Comstock is on ... more

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

Seaman Shawnrayell Foster drives the 609-foot amphibious dock landing ...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 03, 2003) Seaman Shawnrayell Foster drives the 609-foot amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during her 4-hour deck watch on the bridge. Comstock is operating in the Arabian Gu... more

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

The flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comst...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 03, 2003) The flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) readies a CH-46 Sea Knight for departure. Comstock is on a scheduled six-month deployment in supp... more

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

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from ...

Iwo Jima, Japan (Mar. 03, 2003) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to the island of Iwo Jima. The Essex ARG, consisting of USS Essex (L... more

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

flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 03, 2003) The flight deck crew aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) conduct a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down prior to daily flight operations. Comstock is... more

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

Seaman Charmeka Breckenridge and Seaman Nicole Hays, assigned to the a...

North Arabian Gulf (Mar. 05, 2003) Seaman Charmeka Breckenridge and Seaman Nicole Hays, assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Comstock (LSD 45); take a break from work while underway in the North Arabia... more

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

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Gary Rocke from Ione, Calif., defends the amph...

Valdez, Alaska (Mar. 10, 2003) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Gary Rocke from Ione, Calif., defends the amphibious dock landing ship USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39) while docked pier side during Exercise Northern Edge 2003.... more

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

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach ...

Iwo Jima, Japan (Mar. 10, 2003) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach Master Unit One (BMU-1) as it transports U.S. Marines and their equipment ashore from the Essex Amphibious R... more

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

Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) push their dive boat off the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)... more

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

Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) brushes the teeth of a Bottle Nose Dolphin in the we... more

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

Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival ge...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival gear for diving operations in the well deck aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). CTU-5... more

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

Spetz a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Spetz a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) is beached up on a transfer mat before going out on a training mission from the w... more

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

Signalman 2nd Class Harlold Bickford a mammal handler assigned to Comm...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Signalman 2nd Class Harlold Bickford a mammal handler assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) sprays water on a Bottle Nose Dolphin before tran... more

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

Shipboard Inflatable pools setup by Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Shipboard Inflatable pools setup by Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) hold nine Bottle Nose Dolphins used to locate man made objects on the sea floor... more

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

Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit...

Central Command Area of Operation (Mar. 17, 2003) Members of the Deep/Shallow Water Mark 7 crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) deploy a Miller Pen that will house a Bottle Nose Dolphin operating near the... more

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

Staff Sgt. Steven Torrance, consults with Staff Sgt. Kevin Harris assi...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Staff Sgt. Steven Torrance, consults with Staff Sgt. Kevin Harris assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) while setting his compasses for the n... more

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

Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Signalman 2nd Class Diver (DV) Harlold Bickford a mammal handler from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) brushes the teeth of a Bottle Nose Dolphin in the we... more

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

Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival ge...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Members of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) prepare survival gear for diving operations in the well deck aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) in the... more

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

Members of the Dive Platoon crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3)...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Members of the Dive Platoon crew from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) launch their dive boats from the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operatin... more

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

Dive Platoon member Builder 1st Class Dean Ferguson assigned to Comman...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 17, 2003) Dive Platoon member Builder 1st Class Dean Ferguson assigned to Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-55.4.3) sets up his dive gear before going out on a trainin... more

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

Staff Sgt. Justin Roberts escorts K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belongin...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 18, 2003) Staff Sgt. Justin Roberts escorts K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3 in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) back to ... more

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

Hefi, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Command Task Unit (CTU) 55.4....

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 18, 2003) Hefi, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Command Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, receives a routine medical evaluation on the well deck aboard USS Gunston Hall (LS... more

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

K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 18, 2003) K-Dog, a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, leaps out of the water in front Sgt. Andrew Garrett while training near the USS... more

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

Dive Platoon service members assigned to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 20, 2003) Dive Platoon service members assigned to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) transit the flight deck to board a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the amphibi... more

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

Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Marcus E. Robbins, from Tulsa, Okla., guide...

Central Command Area of Operation (Mar. 20, 2003) Boatswains Mate 1st Class Marcus E. Robbins, from Tulsa, Okla., guides the driver of a British Army light armored vehicle into position on a U.S. Navy Landing C... more

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

Hull Technician 1st Class Aaron Marshall, Sailor Of the Year presents ...

Sasebo, Japan (Mar. 28, 2003) Hull Technician 1st Class Aaron Marshall, Sailor Of the Year (SOY) aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), presents a command ball cap to Master Chief P... more

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

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses ...

Sasebo, Japan (Mar. 28, 2003) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses enlisted Sailors assembled in the well deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).... more

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

U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) emba...

Santa Rita, Guam (Apr. 25, 2003) U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) board a landing craft on Guam. Fort McHenry and the 31st MEU are partici... more

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

A lone Marine sits amongst a sea of flags and Amphibious Assault Vehi...

Camp Patriot, Kuwait (May. 04, 2003) A lone U.S. Marine sits amongst a sea of flags and Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV), as the Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15 MEU) prepare for their return ... more

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

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ft. McHenry (LSD 43) crew spends ...

Santa Rita, Guam (May. 07, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ft. McHenry (LSD 43) crew spends a couple of days on liberty in Guam at the end of Exercise Tandem Thrust '03. Tandem Thrust is a joint mil... more

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

Sailors from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) pay a final tribute to the Vietnam ...

New York, N.Y. (May. 27, 2003) Sailors from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) pay a final tribute to the Vietnam Wall Experience before the wall was packed up and shipped to Happague, N.Y. Sailors from Oak Hill were in to... more

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

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) returns to her h...

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. (May. 29, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) returns to her homeport of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek. The Tortuga is returning from a depl... more

AAV's approach USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

AAV's approach USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

Okinawa, Japan (May. 29, 2003) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, approach USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), as they load up and prepare to deploy for exerci... more

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

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Steven Peters� daughter waves her flag...

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. (May. 29, 2003) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Steven Peters daughter waves her flags for her father. Petty Officer Peters is assigned to USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and return... more

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

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

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. (May. 29, 2003) Hull Technician 2nd Class Byron Gibbs holds his son for the first time. Gibbs is stationed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) a... more

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

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Nathan Snyder shows Royal Thai Navy member...

Sattahip, Thailand (Jun. 08, 2003) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Nathan Snyder shows Royal Thai Navy members an emergency water activated repair patch (EWARP) during a familiarization tour of the amphibious dock ... more

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

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Krystle Vernon (right) checks a team of 3r...

At sea aboard USS Whidbey Island (Jun. 10, 2003) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Krystle Vernon (right) checks a team of 3rd class midshipmens work suiting up in firefighting equipment during Damage Control Olympic... more

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

Lt. Atkins Jinadu (left) runs alongside a team of three midshipmen com...

At sea aboard USS Whidbey Island (Jun. 10, 2003) Lt. Atkins Jinadu (left) runs alongside a team of three midshipmen competing in a Damage Control Olympics relay, an event which gives the midshipmen hands on exp... more

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

Lt. Shrikanth Ragavajan, left provides dental services to a local comm...

Rayong, Thailand (Jun. 10, 2003) Lt. Shrikanth Ragavajan, left, a member of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) medical and dental civic action project team, along with volunteer assistant, U.... more

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

Lt. Michael Monsour and a Royal Thai Navy counterpart, provide service...

Rayong, Thailand (Jun. 10, 2003) Lt. Michael Monsour, senior medical officer aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), and a Royal Thai Navy counterpart, provide services to a young ch... more

Signalman Seaman Adrian Delaney practices his semaphore

Signalman Seaman Adrian Delaney practices his semaphore

South China Sea (Jun. 11, 2003) Signalman Seaman Adrian Delaney practices his semaphore aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during an at-sea training evolution with the Royal Thai... more

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

The 5 year-old daughter of Lt. j.g. Edwin Copleand screams, as she see...

Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia (Jun. 25, 2003) The 5 year-old daughter of Lt. j.g. Edwin Copleand screams, as she sees him making his way toward her after departing the amphibious dock landing sh... more

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

Muara, Brunei Darussalam (Jun. 26, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway for the at-sea portion of the weeklong Brunei phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness an... more

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway

Muara, Brunei Darussalam (Jun. 26, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gets underway for the at-sea portion of the weeklong Brunei phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness an... more

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

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Buddy Estelle heaves out a line from the a...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 03, 2003) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Buddy Estelle heaves out a line from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) to line handlers on the pier. Comstock ret... more

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

ussian navy sailors take a look at the helm on the bridge of the amphi...

Vladivostok, Russia (Jul. 05, 2003) Russian navy sailors take a look at the helm on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), during a goodwill tour. U.S. Navy photo by Journalis... more

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

Rear Adm. Jeff Cassias conducts a pier side all hands call for the amp...

Changi Naval Base, Singapore (Jul. 14, 2003) Rear Adm. Jeff Cassias, Commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Commander Task Force 712, conducts a pier side "all hands call" for the amphibious dock lan... more

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

Seaman Chris Keefer assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) damage cont...

Sembawang, Singapore (Jul. 15, 2003) Seaman Chris Keefer assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) damage control team, along with counterparts from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), attempt to control floodin... more

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

Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Latonya Felton damage control tea...

Sembawang, Singapore (Jul. 15, 2003) Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Latonya Felton assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) damage control team, works with 2nd Sgt. Willy Lim of the Republic of Singapore Na... more

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

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

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into San Diego Harbor on her way to her berth at Naval Station San Diego with her Sailors "manning the rails." ... more

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

Family and loved ones anxiously wait as the amphibious dock landing sh...

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) Family and loved ones anxiously wait as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into her berth at Naval Station San Diego. Pearl Harbor is part of the... more

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

USS Germantown (LSD 42) makes wake in San Diego's harbor as she begin...

San Diego, Ca. (Aug. 22, 2003) USS Germantown (LSD 42) makes wake in San Diego's harbor as she begins a regularly scheduled deployment. The dock landing ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike Group (E... more

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

USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams towards the Coronado Bridge as she departs...

San Diego, Ca. (Aug. 22, 2003) USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams towards the Coronado Bridge as she departs the comforts of home and begins her scheduled deployment. The Aegis destroyer is part of the first Expediti... more

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

Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. Jo...

Atlantic Ocean (Aug. 27, 2003) Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Armed Services Committee, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7... more

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

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the channel i...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Aug. 29, 2003) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the channel into Pearl Harbor for a short port visit. Peleliu will be in port for a couple of days before heading o... more

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

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LH...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Aug. 29, 2003) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. Peleliu will be in port fo... more

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

Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman Alan Marlin gathers up the heav...

Pearl harbor, Hawaii (Aug. 29, 2003) Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman Alan Marlin gathers up the heaving line after mooring the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu will be in port for a ... more

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

USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed for deployment Sept. 1, 2003, as pa...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed for deployment Sept. 1, 2003, as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), which set sail Aug. 22 from Naval Station San Diego for w... more

USS Port Royal (DDG 73)  departed on deployment

USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) USS Port Royal (CG 73) departed on deployment as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious fo... more

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

A family watches as the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) ...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) A family watches as the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sails out of Pearl Harbor to join the Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new... more

USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed

USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed for deployment Sept. 1, 2003, as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), which set sail Aug. 22 from Naval Station San Diego for w... more

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

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

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) Family members watch as USS Greeneville (SSN 772) departed on deployment as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force desi... more

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

A family member waves goodbye as USS Greeneville (SSN 772) deploys wit...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) A family member waves goodbye as USS Greeneville (SSN 772) deploys with Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip... more

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

The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sails ou...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sep. 03, 2003) The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) sails out of Pearl Harbor to join Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strik... more

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

during amphibious operations off the coast of the Republic of the Phil...

Philippine Sea (Sep. 12, 2003) An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) launched from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harper's Ferry (LSD 49) makes its way toward the well deck of USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) duri... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) wait to transport personnel

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) wait to transport personnel

Luzon, Philippines (Sep. 18, 2003) USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) cruises off the coast of the Philippines as Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) wait to transport personnel and equipment back to the ship. AAV's mov... more

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

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) launched from the amphibious dock la...

Luzon, Philippines (Sep. 18, 2003) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) launched from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) practice at a firing range on Luzon Island, Philippines. The Essex ... more

lands on Luzon Island

lands on Luzon Island

Luzon, Philippines (Sep. 18, 2003) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to the Providers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5) launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) lands o... more

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

A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main batt...

U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain (Oct. 01, 2003) A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main battle tank from Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle at U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain. The... more

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

A CH-53 Sea Stallion lifts off from the flight deck of USS Peleliu (LH...

Arabian Sea (Oct. 06, 2003) A CH-53E "Super Stallion" from the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron One Six Three (HMM-163) is about to lift off from the flight deck of USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during ... more

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

The Russian Federation Navy Udaloy Class destroyer Marshal Shaposhniko...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Oct. 24, 2003) The Russian Federation Navy Udaloy Class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDG 543) passes the USS Nevada Memorial while transiting the channel into Pearl Harbor for a five-da... more

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

Members of the official greeting party and interpreters prepare for a ...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Oct. 24, 2003) Members of the official greeting party and interpreters prepare for a press conference in front of Federation Navy Udaloy Class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDG 543) afte... more

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

Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, visits with Sailors statione...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Nov. 28, 2003) Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, visits with Sailors stationed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a holiday vi... more

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

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

Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (Dec. 24, 2003) The country western band Rushlow plays before a crowd of Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and the amphibious tr... 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

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

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

Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry ...

Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 14, 2004) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) handle a fully charged fire hose on a class alpha fire during firefighting training at the Yokosuka... more

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

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

Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 16, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Salvador Labuzon works in a medical department space aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Sailors like Labuzon are skilled i... more

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

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departs her...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Feb. 09, 2004) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departs her homeport of San Diego, Calif., for routine work-up training. Dock landing ships tran... more

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

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship U...

Norfolk, Va. (Feb. 17, 2004) Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on a scheduled deployment in support of the global wa... more

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

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship U...

Norfolk, Va. (Feb. 17, 2004) Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on a scheduled deployment in support of the global w... more

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

Sailors and Marines flood the flight deck aboard the amphibious assaul...

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 20, 2004) Sailors and Marines flood the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) after securing from an abandon ship drill, while transiting the Atlantic Ocean on a s... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 22, 2004) The dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) is shown underway with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The Wasp ESG consists of th... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 22, 2004) The guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) is shown underway with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The Wasp ESG also consists ... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 22, 2004) The guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), amphibious transport ship USS Shreveport (LPD 12), guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) and the guided missile destroyer ... more