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Lance Cpl. Glenn Rini, a scout sniper assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires a MK-11 sniper rifle from a HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter.

Lance Cpl. Glenn Rini, a scout sniper assigned to Battalion Landing Te...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2008) Lance Cpl. Glenn Rini, a scout sniper assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires a MK-11 sniper rifle from a HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned t... more

Seaman Ian Ebbler and Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jason Dunaway conduct force protection training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Seaman Ian Ebbler and Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jason Dunaw...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 30, 2008) Seaman Ian Ebbler and Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jason Dunaway conduct force protection training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship... more

Sailors aboard USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) approaches for a replenishment at sea.

Sailors aboard USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) ...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) approaches for a replenishmen... more

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf of Aden.

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf o...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) hovers a... more

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf of Aden.

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf o...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) hovers a... more

Sailors pass stores received from USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replenishment at sea.

Sailors pass stores received from USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a rep...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) pass stores received from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replen... more

Vice Adm. William Gortney briefs the press on the U.S. 5th Fleet operational situation, Task Force 151.

Vice Adm. William Gortney briefs the press on the U.S. 5th Fleet opera...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2009) Vice Adm. William Gortney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, briefs the press on the U.S. 5th Fleet operational situation, Task Force 151, and counter piracy operations in... more

An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the

An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 3 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD) 17 duri... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sort pallets during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sort pa...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sort pallets during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecan... more

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) pulls along side the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72).

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) pulls along side the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a vertical replenishment. M... more

Officers and enlisted personnel stand watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Officers and enlisted personnel stand watch aboard the guided-missile ...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) Officers and enlisted personnel stand watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishm... more

Sailors assigned to Deck Department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) watch as the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Sailors assigned to Deck Department aboard the amphibious transport do...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 20, 2009) Sailors assigned to Deck Department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) watch as the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecano... more

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden.

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 20, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the flag ship for Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), which is a multinational... more

Cpl. Marco Beuhler looks over the scope of an M107 special application scoped rifle.

Cpl. Marco Beuhler looks over the scope of an M107 special application...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 20, 2009) Cpl. Marco Beuhler, a scout sniper of Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), looks over the scope of an M107 special application scoped rifle (SASR) ... more

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) patrols in...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 20, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), a multinational task forc... more

The Navy and Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure teams are driven in rigid-hull inflatable boats.

The Navy and Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure teams are d...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 20, 2009) The Navy and Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure teams aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) are driven in rigid-hull inflatable boats. San An... more

Ship's bosun Kien Williams signals an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter to take off.

Ship's bosun Kien Williams signals an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter to ta...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 06, 2009) Ship's bosun Kien Williams signals an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3), Combined Task Force 151 to take off from the Mil... more

Lt. j.g. Richard Laraway, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), is assisted by Damage Controlman 2nd Class Christina Alverado as he climbs down the ladder of a dhow in the Gulf of Aden.

Lt. j.g. Richard Laraway, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS V...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 07, 2009) Lt. j.g. Richard Laraway, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), is assisted by Damage Controlman 2nd Class Christina Alverado as he climbs down the ladder o... more

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopterassigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) flies near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopterassigned to the Russian destroyer Admi...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 09, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopterassigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) flies near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operatio... more

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) passes over a cargo ship.

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Adm...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 09, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) passes over a cargo ship while cooperating with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella ... more

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler.

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Adm...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 09, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler. The helicopter and Admiral Vinogradov are working wit... more

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler.

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Adm...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 09, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler. The helicopter and Admiral Vinogradov are working wit... more

The Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) is underway near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden.

The Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) is underway near th...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 09, 2009) The Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) is underway near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden. Vella Gulf is ... more

Suspected pirates keep their hands in the air as directed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).

Suspected pirates keep their hands in the air as directed by the guide...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Suspected pirates keep their hands in the air as directed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) as the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team prepares to appreh... more

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected pirates.

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected ... more

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected pirates.

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected ... more

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected pirates.

Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected ... more

An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) keeps watch on suspected pirates.

An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Li...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) keeps watch on suspected pirates as ... more

Crew members from the Marshall Islands -flagged cargo ship, M/V Polaris, climb aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) to identify suspected pirates apprehended by the Vella Gulf visit, board,  search and seizure (VBSS) team.

Crew members from the Marshall Islands -flagged cargo ship, M/V Polari...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Crew members from the Marshall Islands -flagged cargo ship, M/V Polaris, climb aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) to identify suspected pirates apprehended by ... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) conduct bridge operations while suspected pirates are being apprehended by the ship�s visit, board, search and seizure team (VBSS).

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) condu...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) conduct bridge operations while suspected pirates are being apprehended by the ships visit, board, search and seizur... more

Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members  from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in on rigid-hulled inflatable boats to apprehend suspected pirates.

Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members from the guided-...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2009) Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in on rigid-hulled inflatable boats to apprehend suspected pirates... more

A Dutch Lynx SH-14C helicopter assigned to the Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), conducts a personnel transfer with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).

A Dutch Lynx SH-14C helicopter assigned to the Dutch flexible support ...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 17, 2009) A Danish Lynx SH-14C helicopter assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), conducts a personnel transfer with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72... more

he visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) conduct VBSS training aboard USS Vela Gulf (CG 72).

he visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible suppo...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) conduct training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vela Gulf (C... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) trains trains aboard USS Vela Gulf (CG 72).

The visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible supp...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) trains by boarding the guided-missile cruiser USS Vela Gulf (CG 72). Vela ... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) boards USS Vela Gulf (CG 72).

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the Dutch flexib...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) trains by boarding the guided-missile cruiser USS Vela Gulf (CG 72). Vela ... more

he visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) conduct VBSS training aboard USS Vela Gulf (CG 72).

he visit, board, search and seizure team from the Dutch flexible suppo...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16) conduct VBSS training with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vela Gulf... more

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden.

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mah...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 20, 2009) The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), right, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf o... more

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden.

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mah...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 20, 2009) The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), left, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of... more

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden.

The Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Mah...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 20, 2009) The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), right, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf o... more

he Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden. and

he Dutch ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) USS Mahan (D...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 20, 2009) The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), front, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf o... more

The Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit the Gulf of Aden.

The Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the aircraft carrier...

GULF OF ADEN (Mar. 22, 2009) The Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit the Gulf of Aden. Boxer is the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, a ... more

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., uses a brush to remove carbon build-up from a 9mm M9 Beretta service pistol after a small arms live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., uses a brus...

GULF OF ADEN (Mar. 27, 2009) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., uses a brush to remove carbon build-up from a 9mm M9 Beretta service pistol after a small arms live-fire exercise aboard t... more

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., breaks down a 9mm M9 Beretta service pistol for cleaning after a small arms live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., breaks down...

GULF OF ADEN (Mar. 27, 2009) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Brown, from Coco Beach, Fla., breaks down a 9mm M9 Beretta service pistol for cleaning after a small arms live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious assau... more

A Sailor assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5) directs a landing craft air cushion during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

A Sailor assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5) directs a landing cr...

DJIBOUTI (Apr. 01, 2009) A Sailor assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5) directs a landing craft air cushion during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. ACU-5 is assigned to USS Boxer Expeditionary Strik... more

A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (L...

DJIBOUTI (Apr. 01, 2009) A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. The LCACs deployed to the beach fr... more

A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (L...

DJIBOUTI (Apr. 01, 2009) A light armored vehicle disembarks from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. The LCACs deployed to the beach fr... more

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, is pulled out of the water during a training mission.

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer ...

GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 01, 2009) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, is pulled out of the water during a training mission. ... more

Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, conduct search and rescue training near the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, cond...

GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 01, 2009) Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, conduct search and rescue training near the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). HSC-21 is embarked aboard Bo... more

Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) disembark a landing craft air cushion after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) disembark a...

DJIBOUTI (Apr. 01, 2009) Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) disembark a landing craft air cushion after landing on the beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. The service ... more

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, is pulled into a helicopter during a training mission.

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer ...

GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 01, 2009) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, is pulled into a helicopter during a training mission.... more

he amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Boxer is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations.

he amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden...

GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 01, 2009) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Boxer is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy oper... more

Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, conduct search and rescue training near the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, cond...

GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 01, 2009) Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Detachment 3, conduct search and rescue training near the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). HSC-21 is embarked aboard Bo... more

Chief Electrician's Mate Gregory Outman from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), reunites with his three-month old daughter.

Chief Electrician's Mate Gregory Outman from the guided-missile destro...

NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 04, 2009) Chief Electrician's Mate Gregory Outman from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), reunites with his three-month old daughter during the ships homecoming at Naval Station... more

Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72).

Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer ...

NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 09, 2009) Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during the ships homecoming at Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan returned after a six-month deplo... more

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) wave to family members during homecoming celebrations at Naval Station Norfolk.

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) wa...

NORFOLK (Apr. 09, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) wave to family members during homecoming celebrations at Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan is returning after a six-month d... more

Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72).

Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer ...

NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 09, 2009) Family members welcome home Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during the ships homecoming at Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan returned after a six-month deplo... more

 Lt. j.g. Matt Johnson, from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), holds his wife in his arms during homecoming.

Lt. j.g. Matt Johnson, from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (D...

NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 09, 2009) Lt. j.g. Matt Johnson, from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), embraces his wife during the ships homecoming at Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan returned after a six-month... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg assist crewmembers from the Republic of Singapore Navy amphibious ship RSS Persistence (LPDM 209) onto Gettysburg.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg assist crewme...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 17, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg assist crewmembers from the Republic of Singapore Navy amphibious ship RSS Persistence (LPDM 209) onto USS Gettysburg (CG 64... more

Capt. Chang Jun Tao, assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy amphibious ship RSS Persistence (LPDM 209), meets Officer of the Deck Lt. j.g. Dennis Panos aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64).

Capt. Chang Jun Tao, assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy amphib...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 17, 2009) Capt. Chang Jun Tao, assigned to the Republic of Singapore Navy amphibious ship RSS Persistence (LPDM 209), meets Officer of the Deck Lt. j.g. Dennis Panos aboard the guided-missile... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG64) conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG64) conducts an underway ...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 18, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG64) conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Gett... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG68) conducts an underway replenishment with the French Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG68) conducts an underway reple...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 06, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) conducts an underway replenishment with the French Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 15... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG68) breaks away after an underway replenishment with the French Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG68) breaks away after an under...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 06, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) breaks away after an underway replenishment with the French Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task ... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) breaks away after an underway replenishment with the French Navy Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) breaks away after an unde...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 06, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) breaks away after an underway replenishment with the French Navy Durance-class tanker FS Var (A608). Anzio is the flagship for Combined ... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) sailors pass stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) sailors pass stores durin...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) sailors pass stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). Anzio is the flagship for Combi... more

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a c...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). Anzio is the flag... more

Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) connect a lift cable to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a vertical replenishment.

Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) connect a lift cable to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS... more

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a c...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AF... more

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a c...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) removes a cargo net from pallets of stores during a vertical replenishment with USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). Anzio is the flag... more

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) pass stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) pass stores...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) pass stores during a vertical replenishment with the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). Anzio is the flagship for... more

Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) wait to connect a lift cable to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a vertical replenishment.

Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) Air Department personnel aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) wait to connect a lift cable to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jos... more

A SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) drops a load of stores onto the flight deck of USS Anzio (CG 68) during a vertical replenishment.

A SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San J...

GULF OF ADEN (Jul. 16, 2009) A SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) drops a load of stores onto the flight deck of USS Anzio (CG 68) during a vertical replenishment.... more

Seaman Jared Hanschu directs an SA-330 Puma helicopter to drop a pallet onto the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Seaman Jared Hanschu directs an SA-330 Puma helicopter to drop a palle...

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 05, 2009) Seaman Jared Hanschu directs an SA-330 Puma helicopter to drop a pallet onto the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a vertical replenishment with the... more

Chief Fire Controlman Rob Skinner, leading chief petty officer of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68)

Chief Fire Controlman Rob Skinner, leading chief petty officer of the ...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 25, 2009) Chief Fire Controlman Rob Skinner, leading chief petty officer of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) briefs his team befo... more

U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class William Porter, assigned to maritime safety and security team 91104, climbs a caving ladder during visit, board, search, and seizure training exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68)

U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class William Porter, assign...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 26, 2009) U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class William Porter, assigned to maritime safety and security team 91104, climbs a caving ladder during visit, board, search, and seizure ... more

U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned to maritime safety and security team 91104, instructs visit, board, search, and seizure team members

U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned ...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 27, 2009) U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned to maritime safety and security team 91104, instructs visit, board, search, and seizure team members on proper ... more

Lt. j.g. Andrew Mechling, visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) lead boarding officer, speaks with other VBSS team members during an approach operation

Lt. j.g. Andrew Mechling, visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) lea...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 30, 2009) Lt. j.g. Andrew Mechling, visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) lead boarding officer, speaks with other VBSS team members during an approach operation on a dhow near the guided-... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) approach a dhow to question the crew.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-mi...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 30, 2009) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) approach a dhow to question the crew. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task F... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) return to the ship after questioning the crew of a dhow.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-mi...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 30, 2009) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) return to the ship after questioning the crew of a dhow. Anzio is the flagship ... more

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and members of U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety and security team 91104 prepare to investigate a skiff during a maritime security operation in the Gulf of Aden.

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and m...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 01, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and members of U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety and security team 91104 prepare to investigate a skiff during a mari... more

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) approach a skiff for questioning

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) appro...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 01, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and members of U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety and security team 91104 approach a skiff for questioning during a ma... more

U.S. Coast Guard Lt j.g. Jared Hitzel, maritime safety and security team 91104 officer in charge, examines a global positioning satellite handheld device during a boarding operation

U.S. Coast Guard Lt j.g. Jared Hitzel, maritime safety and security te...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 01, 2009) U.S. Coast Guard Lt j.g. Jared Hitzel, maritime safety and security team 91104 officer in charge, examines a global positioning satellite handheld device during a boarding operation... more

Royal Navy Capt. Keith Blount, chief of staff of Combined Task Force 151, addresses officers from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Harusame (DD 102) aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Royal Navy Capt. Keith Blount, chief of staff of Combined Task Force 1...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 05, 2009) Royal Navy Capt. Keith Blount, chief of staff of Combined Task Force 151, addresses officers from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Harusame (DD 102) aboard the gui... more

he guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) receives fuel and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during an underway replenishment.

he guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) receives fuel and supplies...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 06, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) receives fuel and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during an underway ... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team members check cargo during a boarding operation aboard a dhow near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

The visit, board, search, and seizure team members check cargo during ...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 08, 2009) The visit, board, search, and seizure team members check cargo during a boarding operation aboard a dhow near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship for... more

An NCIS Special Agent climbs a caving ladder to board a dhow for questioning, near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68)

An NCIS Special Agent climbs a caving ladder to board a dhow for quest...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 08, 2009) An NCIS Special Agent climbs a caving ladder to board a dhow for questioning, near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a... more

A rigid hull inflatable boat maneuvers during a boarding operation near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

A rigid hull inflatable boat maneuvers during a boarding operation nea...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 08, 2009) A rigid hull inflatable boat maneuvers during a boarding operation near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinatio... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 approach a dhow near Anzio.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-mi...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 08, 2009) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 approach a dhow ne... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team member guard the crew aboard a dhow during a boarding operation near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

The visit, board, search, and seizure team member guard the crew aboar...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 08, 2009) The visit, board, search, and seizure team member guard the crew aboard a dhow during a boarding operation near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship f... more

A Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure team provides cover during a right-of-visit boarding near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

A Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure team pro...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 10, 2009) A Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure team provides cover during a right-of-visit boarding near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the fl... more

Yemeni fishermen greet a Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure team during a right-of-visit boarding near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Yemeni fishermen greet a Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, searc...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 10, 2009) Yemeni fishermen greet a Navy and U.S. Coast Guard visit, board, search, and seizure team during a right-of-visit boarding near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio i... more

 U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104, asks Yemeni fishermen navigational questions.

U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 10, 2009) U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 1st Class Dan Morales, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104, asks Yemeni fishermen navigational questions during a right-of-visi... more

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders explains equipment to Col. Lofta Al Barati and Brig. Gen. Shamshan Radhan during a visit aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders explains equipment to Col. Lofta Al Barati ...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 12, 2009) Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders, commander of Combined Task Force 151, explains equipment to Col. Lofta Al Barati, Aden District commander of the Yemen coast guard, and Brig. Gen. Shamsh... more

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders explains a medical training exercise to Col. Lofta Al Barati and Brig. Gen. Shamshan Radhan during a visit aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders explains a medical training exercise to Col...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 12, 2009) Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders, commander of Combined Task Force 151, explains a medical training exercise held by members of the expeditionary resuscitate surgical system to Col. Lofta... more

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders speaks with Col. Lofta Al Barati during a visit aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders speaks with Col. Lofta Al Barati during a v...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 12, 2009) Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders, commander of Combined Task Force 151, speaks with Col. Lofta Al Barati, Aden District commander of the Yemen coast guard, during a visit aboard the guide... more

A Pakastani sailor assigned to the visit, board, search, and seizure team (VBSS) from the Pakistan navy destroyer PNS Khaibar (DDG 183) stands security during a VBSS boarding exercise.

A Pakastani sailor assigned to the visit, board, search, and seizure t...

GULF OF ADEN (Sep. 13, 2009) A Pakastani sailor assigned to the visit, board, search, and seizure team (VBSS) from the Pakistan navy destroyer PNS Khaibar (DDG 183) stands security during a VBSS boarding exerci... more

Gunner's Mate Seaman Fernando Varillas fires a dual M2 .50 caliber machine gun from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

Gunner's Mate Seaman Fernando Varillas fires a dual M2 .50 caliber mac...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 15, 2009) Gunner's Mate Seaman Fernando Varillas fires a dual M2 .50 caliber machine gun from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, ... more

ailors launch a Navy gunnery target balloon, or killer tomato, from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a live-fire exercise.

ailors launch a Navy gunnery target balloon, or killer tomato, from th...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 15, 2009) Sailors launch a Navy gunnery target balloon, or killer tomato, from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a live-fire exercise. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Tas... more

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), spend a day of their liberty during a port call to the Republic of Seychelles helping with landscaping work at a local rehabilitation clinic.

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), spen...

MAHE ISLAND, Seychelles (Sep. 21, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), spend a day of their liberty during a port call to the Republic of Seychelles helping with landscaping w... more

The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 board the Anzio during a simulated boarding exercise.

The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guid...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 24, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 board the Anz... more

The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 conduct a simulated boarding exercise.

The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guid...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 24, 2009) The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 conduct a sim... more