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A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach a skiff during maritime security operations. The stateless skiff was found carrying a shipment of over 1,000 illicit weapons.

A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destro...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 28, 2018) A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach a skiff during maritime security operations. The stateless skiff was fo... more

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Kropp from Freeport, Pa., enjoys a work-out on the flight deck aboard USS Mount Whitney

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Kropp from Freeport, Pa., enjoys a work-out on the fli...

Gulf of Aden (Jan. 25, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Kropp from Freeport, Pa., enjoys a work-out on the flight deck aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during a lull in his schedule of piloting the CH-46 Sea Knight h... more

Scud missile parts  and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the N...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to eva... more

 The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded duri...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Na... more

Scud missile parts  and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the N...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to eva... more

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded durin...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Na... more

Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard t...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to... more

Scud missile parts  and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the N...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to eva... more

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded durin...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Na... more

North Korean cargo vessel, So San, shown just prior to being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships

North Korean cargo vessel, So San, shown just prior to being stopped a...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, shown just prior to being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Ma... more

Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) man provide cover for boarding teams,  during a hostile boarding of the North Korean vessel, So San

Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) ma...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) man provide cover for boarding teams, during a hostile boarding of the North Korean vessel, So San. So San atte... more

Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) man provide cover for boarding teams,  during a hostile boarding of the North Korean vessel, So San

Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) ma...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Spanish Sailors aboard the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) man provide cover for boarding teams, during a hostile boarding of the North Korean vessel, So San. So San atte... more

Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard t...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Containers found to have scud missile parts in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to... more

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded durin...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Na... more

Scud missile parts  and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered  after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces

Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the N...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) Scud missile parts and equipment found in the cargo hold aboard the North Korean vessel, So San, discovered after being boarded by Spanish Special Forces. So San attempted to eva... more

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra (F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)

The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded durin...

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 09, 2002) The North Korean cargo vessel, So San, being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Na... more

U.S. Marines stand watch on the main deck aboard USS Mount Whitney

U.S. Marines stand watch on the main deck aboard USS Mount Whitney

Gulf of Aden (Dec. 23, 2002) U.S. Marines stand watch on the main deck aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during gun quarters. Mount Whitney and her embarked Marines are deployed to the Horn of Africa regio... more

USS Gary at sea in the Gulf of Aden

USS Gary at sea in the Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 07, 2003) A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) makes a return trip from the frigate USS Gary (FFG 51), to the amphibious command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC-20) after transferr... more

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Sixty One (HMH-461).

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2003) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Sixty One (HMH-461) lands on the flight deck of the USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20). Mount Whitn... more

 Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Lynskey stands the Gunnery Liason Officer (GLO) watch on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as the ship patrols the Gulf of Aden

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Lynskey stands the Gunnery Liason Of...

Gulf of Aden (Jul. 09, 2003) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Lynskey stands the Gunnery Liason Officer (GLO) watch on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as the ship patrols the Gulf ... more

The guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) pulls along side of USS George Washington (CVN 73).

The guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) pulls along side of ...

Gulf of Aden (Feb. 21, 2004) The guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) pulls along side of USS George Washington (CVN 73) to transfer passengers using a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) while operating... more

HIJACKED THAI FISHING VESSEL

HIJACKED THAI FISHING VESSEL

GULF OF ADEN, NORTH AFRICA (Mar. 17, 2005)--A British helicopter from the HMS Invincible and two small boats from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro provide cover as a Coast Guard boarding team takes control of the h... more

Sailors aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) prepare to receive survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) prepare...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2005) Sailors aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) prepare to receive survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of... more

A rigid hull inflatable boat carry survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden to the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

A rigid hull inflatable boat carry survivors rescued from the Gulf of ...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2005) A rigid hull inflatable boat carry survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden to the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast o... more

A small vessel underway 25 miles off the coast of Somalia just prior to capsizing, into the Gulf of Aden.

A small vessel underway 25 miles off the coast of Somalia just prior t...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2005) A small vessel underway 25 miles off the coast of Somalia just prior to capsizing, into the Gulf of Aden. Eighty-nine people survived the incident, with 5 pronounced dead on the sce... more

Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden.

Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist sur...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2005) Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia. Eight... more

Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden.

Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist sur...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 29, 2005) Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia. Eight... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailorstransfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailorstransfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after th...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), transfer men and women in a rigid hu... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after t...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), transfer men and women in a rigid hul... more

Rescued men and women sit together after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Rescued men and women sit together after their boat, a fishing vessel,...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Rescued men and women sit together after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia. The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), coastal... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), transfer men and women in a rigid hu... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors aid men and women after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), aid men and women after their boat, a... more

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after t...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), transfer men and women in a rigid hul... more

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after their boat, a fishing vessel, capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Sailors transfer men and women in a rigid hull inflatable boat after t...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), transfer men and women in a rigid hul... more

Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), prepare to board a dhow in the Gulf of Aden.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), ...

Gulf of Aden (Apr. 30, 2005) Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), prepare to board a dhow in the Gulf ... more

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2), delivers munitions to the forecastle of the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) during a vertical replenishment.

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the fast combat support ship...

Gulf of Aden (May. 13, 2005) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2), delivers munitions to the forecastle of the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) du... more

Fire Controlman 1st Class Ron Sanders and Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Clovis Long assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) wrap up loading pallets.

Fire Controlman 1st Class Ron Sanders and Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Clo...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) Fire Controlman 1st Class Ron Sanders and Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Clovis Long assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) wrap up loading pallets ... more

Seaman Lionel Richardson and Seaman Colin Power assigned to Deck Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) communicate with personnel aboard the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) during a replenishment at sea.

Seaman Lionel Richardson and Seaman Colin Power assigned to Deck Depar...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) Seaman Lionel Richardson and Seaman Colin Power assigned to Deck Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) communicate with personnel aboard the fast combat ... more

A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transports Yemen Coast Guard Sailors to Normandy.

A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (C...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transports Yemen Coast Guard Sailors to Normandy. The Yemen Sailors came aboard Normandy to learn how the... more

Gunners Mate 2nd Class Jose Sanchez assigned to Weapons Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) moves munitions off the Focsal during a replenishment at sea with the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2).

Gunners Mate 2nd Class Jose Sanchez assigned to Weapons Department abo...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Jose Sanchez assigned to Weapons Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) moves munitions off the Focsal during a replenishment at se... more

The Sacramento-class fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) pulls along side the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) in prior to a replenishment at sea.

The Sacramento-class fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) pulls...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) The Sacramento-class fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) pulls along side the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) in prior to a replenishment at sea. Normandy is cur... more

Seaman Ruslan Stanischevskiy and Seaman John Parker both assigned to Deck Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), attach a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.

Seaman Ruslan Stanischevskiy and Seaman John Parker both assigned to D...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) Seaman Ruslan Stanischevskiy and Seaman John Parker both assigned to Deck Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), attach a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Seah... more

Fire Controlman Steven Baumgartner from Oelwein, Iowa, assigned to Combat Systems Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), fires the twin .50 caliber machine gun during a Pre-aimed Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) exercise.

Fire Controlman Steven Baumgartner from Oelwein, Iowa, assigned to Com...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) Fire Controlman Steven Baumgartner from Oelwein, Iowa, assigned to Combat Systems Department aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), fires the twin .50 caliber machi... more

A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transports Yemen Coast Guard Sailors to Normandy.

A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (C...

Gulf of Aden (May. 14, 2005) A boarding team assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transports Yemen Coast Guard Sailors to Normandy. The Yemen Sailors came aboard Normandy to learn how the... more

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximat...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximat...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximat...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

 The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approxima...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximat...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen.

The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximat...

Gulf of Aden (Mar. 21, 2006) The Motor Vessel Hyundai Fortune burns in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) and the c... more

 Ship's Hospital Corpsman and stretcher-bearers report to a mass casualty drill in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Ship's Hospital Corpsman and stretcher-bearers report to a mass casua...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 23, 2006) Ship's Hospital Corpsman and stretcher-bearers report to a mass casualty drill in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima recently deployed f... more

 Seaman Raphael G. Knight from Jacksonville, Fla. stands forward lookout during flight quarters, while U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters conduct flight operations.

Seaman Raphael G. Knight from Jacksonville, Fla. stands forward looko...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24, 2006) Seaman Raphael G. Knight from Jacksonville, Fla. stands forward lookout during flight quarters, while U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters conduct flight operations a... more

U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) prepare to board a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) prepare ...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24, 2006) U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) prepare to board a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima ... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 46 from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 46 from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24, 2006) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 46 from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima recently deployed fro... more

 A U.S. Marine Humvee boards a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

A U.S. Marine Humvee boards a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) in t...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24, 2006) A U.S. Marine Humvee boards a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) in the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima recently deployed from her homepo... more

 U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters conduct flight op...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24, 2006) U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima recently deployed from her homeport o... more

Lt.j.g. Stephan M. Beltran, left, and Cryptologist 3rd Class Brandon Cason reference a repair party manual during a General Quarters drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Lt.j.g. Stephan M. Beltran, left, and Cryptologist 3rd Class Brandon C...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 25, 2006) Lt.j.g. Stephan M. Beltran, left, and Cryptologist 3rd Class Brandon Cason reference a repair party manual during a General Quarters drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo... more

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Collingham from Boise, Idaho, stands the Digital Dead Reckoning Tracer (DDRT) watch in the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Collingham from Boise, Ida...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 26, 2006) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Collingham from Boise, Idaho, stands the Digital Dead Reckoning Tracer (DDRT) watch in the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard the amp... more

Operations Specialist 1st Class Sterlin Williams from Biloxi, Miss., stands Combat Information Center Watch Officer (CICWO) in the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima LHD 7.

Operations Specialist 1st Class Sterlin Williams from Biloxi, Miss., s...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 26, 2006) Operations Specialist 1st Class Sterlin Williams from Biloxi, Miss., stands Combat Information Center Watch Officer (CICWO) in the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard the amphibi... more

Air crew personnel observe flight operations a short distance from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Air crew personnel observe flight operations a short distance from the...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) During plane-guard operations aboard a U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Mathew Estep from Jacksonville, N.C., left, and Aviation Warfare Sys... more

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Brian L. Spears and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Rolland Tisdale move boxes of frozen food to an assembly line on the mess decks aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Brian L. Spears and Culinary Specialist ...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Brian L. Spears and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Rolland Tisdale move boxes of frozen food to an assembly line on the mess decks aboard the amphibious... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway.

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway. Amphibious Assault Ships project power and maintain presence by serving as the cornerstone of the Expeditionary Strike Gro... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway.

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) underway. Amphibious assault ships project power and maintain presence by serving as the cornerstone of the Expeditionary Strike Gro... more

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amphibious USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replen...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amph... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway patrolling the Gulf of Aden.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway patrolling the...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Cole deployed from her homeport of Norf... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Command Master Chief (CMDCM) James M. Cox helps Store Keeper Seaman Karron L. David and other Sailors on the port side elevator move stores.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Command Master Chief (CMDCM) James M. Cox helps S...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Command Master Chief (CMDCM) James M. Cox helps Store Keeper Seaman Karron L. David and other Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical re... more

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Rolland Tisdale moves boxes of frozen food to an assembly line on the mess decks aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Rolland Tisdale moves boxes of frozen fo...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Rolland Tisdale moves boxes of frozen food to an assembly line on the mess decks aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima rece... more

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amphibious USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replen...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amph... more

A sailor on the flight deck directs a helicopter loaded with pallets, during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amphibious USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

A sailor on the flight deck directs a helicopter loaded with pallets, ...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) A sailor on the flight deck directs a helicopter loaded with pallets, during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Satur... more

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amphibious USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replen...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Sailors on the port side elevator move stores during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) aboard amph... more

Piles of mail sit in the hangar bay after a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10).

Piles of mail sit in the hangar bay after a vertical replenishment (VE...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Piles of mail sit in the hangar bay after a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10). Iwo Jima recently dep... more

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Kevin C. Marks from Deland, Fla., observes the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Kevin C. Marks from Deland...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 29, 2006) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Kevin C. Marks from Deland, Fla., observes the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway while conducting flight operations from the... more

Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Miguel Parra and Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Tina Austin assigned to the Skylords of Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two man the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) .

Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Miguel Parra and Air Traffic Controll...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 30, 2006) Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Miguel Parra and Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Tina Austin assigned to the Skylords of Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two man the Tactical Air... more

Operation's Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Faieta from Clinton, Mass., assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) mans the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Operation's Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Faieta from Clinton, Mass., a...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 30, 2006) Operation's Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Faieta from Clinton, Mass., assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) mans the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) aboard... more

Operation's Specialists and Air Traffic Controllers assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) man the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Operation's Specialists and Air Traffic Controllers assigned to Tactic...

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 30, 2006) Operation's Specialists and Air Traffic Controllers assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) man the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) aboard the amphibious as... more

Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Thurgood Lane, from Newport News, Va., assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) mans the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Thurgood Lane, from Newport News, Va....

Gulf of Aden (Aug. 30, 2006) Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Thurgood Lane, from Newport News, Va., assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON-22) mans the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC) abo... more

A Landing Craft Personnel Large (LCPL) is lowered over the side of the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2).

A Landing Craft Personnel Large (LCPL) is lowered over the side of the...

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 06, 2006) A Landing Craft Personnel Large (LCPL) is lowered over the side of the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2). Saipan is currently underway on a routine deployment in support of... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Handler 3rd Class Theodore Nkwocha signals to a MH-53E Super Stallion that it is clear to depart the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Saipan.

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Handler 3rd Class Theodore Nkwocha signals t...

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 07, 2006) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handler 3rd Class Theodore Nkwocha signals to a MH-53E Super Stallion that it is clear to depart the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Saipan. Saip... more

Hull Technician 1st Class Billy D. King uses a Gas Tungsten Arc Welder to patch together piping aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2).

Hull Technician 1st Class Billy D. King uses a Gas Tungsten Arc Welder...

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 07, 2006) Hull Technician 1st Class Billy D. King uses a Gas Tungsten Arc Welder to patch together piping aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commun... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler 3rd Class Dukins Admettre signals to an MH-60S Seahawk of Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron Two Six (HSC-26) during a vertical replenishmen.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler 3rd Class Dukins Admettre signals to...

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 09, 2006) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler 3rd Class Dukins Admettre signals to an MH-60S Seahawk of Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron Two Six (HSC-26) during a vertical replenishment w... more

Quartermaster 2nd Class Jason Lentz checks the distance between the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) supply ship USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) and the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2).

Quartermaster 2nd Class Jason Lentz checks the distance between the U....

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 09, 2006) Quartermaster 2nd Class Jason Lentz checks the distance between the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) and the amphibious... more

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Zachary A. MacDonald prepares to strike at Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Christopher Carlson's Red Man bag during boarding team training.

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Zachary A. MacDonald prepares to strike at ...

Gulf of Aden (Sep. 11, 2006) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Zachary A. MacDonald prepares to strike at Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Christopher Carlson's "Red Man" bag during boarding team training aboard the... more

Crew members assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) move stores and cargo during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP).

Crew members assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5...

Gulf of Aden (Feb. 06, 2007) Crew members assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) move stores and cargo during a vertical replenishme... more

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker, Scott Hand and William Reed from USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault ship�s firemain.

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker, Scott Hand and William Reed fr...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 13, 2007) Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker, Scott Hand and William Reed from USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault s... more

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault ship�s firemain.

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (L...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 13, 2007) Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault ships firemain by... more

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault ship�s firemain.

Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (L...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 13, 2007) Damage Controlman Firemen Jeret Parker and Scott Hand of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Repair Division conduct preventative maintenance on the multipurpose amphibious assault ships firemain by... more

A boarding team launched from French Navy Ship (FS) Guepratte (F 714) delivers a case of bottled water to a fishing dhow off the coast of Djibouti.

A boarding team launched from French Navy Ship (FS) Guepratte (F 714) ...

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 29, 2007) A boarding team launched from French Navy Ship (FS) Guepratte (F 714) delivers a case of bottled water to a fishing dhow off the coast of Djibouti. Guepratte departed Djibouti Nov. ... more

 A French Navy sailor uses the 'big eyes' to look on as a boarding team launched from French Navy Ship (FS) Guepratte (F 714) delivers a case of bottled water to a fishing dhow off the coast of Djibouti.

A French Navy sailor uses the 'big eyes' to look on as a boarding tea...

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 29, 2007) A French Navy sailor uses the 'big eyes' to look on as a boarding team launched from French Navy Ship (FS) Guepratte (F 714) delivers a case of bottled water to a fishing dhow off t... more

Merchant vessel Golden Nori is underway after pirates departed the vessel.

Merchant vessel Golden Nori is underway after pirates departed the ves...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 10, 2007) Merchant vessel Golden Nori is underway after pirates departed the vessel. The dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) is in the vicinity and standing by to provide assistance... more

Golden Nori Uunderway After Pirates Departed the Vessel

Golden Nori Uunderway After Pirates Departed the Vessel

Merchant vessel Golden Nori is currently underway after pirates departed the vessel. The dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) is in the vicinity and standing by to provide assistance to the crew. The r... more

boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) provides food and stores to merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12.

boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) provi...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2007) A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) provides food and stores to merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 1... more

A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) approaches merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12.

A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) app...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2007) A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) approaches merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12. The pirates s... more

A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) approaches merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12.

A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) app...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2007) A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) approaches merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12. The pirates s... more

The Merchant vessel Golden Nori comes along side the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) for refueling following its release from Somalia-based pirates Dec. 12.

The Merchant vessel Golden Nori comes along side the U.S. Navy dock la...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 13, 2007) The Merchant vessel Golden Nori comes along side the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) for refueling following its release from Somalia-based pirates Dec. 12. ... more

The Merchant vessel Golden Nori refuels with the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) following its release from Somalia-based pirates Dec. 12.

The Merchant vessel Golden Nori refuels with the U.S. Navy dock landin...

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 13, 2007) The Merchant vessel Golden Nori refuels with the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) following its release from Somalia-based pirates Dec. 12. Pirates seized the... more