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Tank in ships well deck

Tank in ships well deck

ABOARD USS TARAWA (Mar. 23, 2001) Marines embarked on USS Tarawa (LHA 1) load equipment in the Well Deck area of the ship in support of "Exercise Kernel Blitz 2001". Kernel Blitz a large-scale amphibious landi... more

USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

Pearl Harbor, HI (Jun. 28, 2002) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) leaves Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) 2002. RIMPAC 2002 is designed to improve tactical pro... more

U.S. Marine beach assault

U.S. Marine beach assault

Barking Sands, Kauai, HI (Jul. 15, 2002) U.S. Marines from Battalion Landing Team 2/3, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Three, off load from Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-47) as part of a beach as... more

Sailors participating in RIMPAC 2002 attend closing reception.

Sailors participating in RIMPAC 2002 attend closing reception.

In port Pearl Harbor, HI (Jul. 21, 2002) A Sailor with the Japanese Self Defense Force shares tea with a guest at the closing reception for exercise Rim of the Pacific 2002 (RIMPAC 2002). The reception was hel... 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 Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), steams out of San Diego Bay as she begins a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditiona...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), steams out of San Diego Bay as she begins a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo... more

After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams through San Diego Bay on her way to join elements of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) at the start of a scheduled six-month deployment.

After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6)...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams through San Diego Bay on her way to join elements of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Read... more

USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), steams out of San Diego Bay as she begins a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditionar...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with elements of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), steams out of San Diego Bay as she begins a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo... more

A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Ta...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Ex... more

With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)

With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) "manning the rails," USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams out of San Diego Bay for a scheduled six-month deploym... more

Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) depart for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.

Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) dep...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) depart for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit ... more

Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship as U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait.

Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship as U....

The Arabian Gulf, (Feb. 12, 2003) Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), as U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait. A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) leaves the ship's well ... more

U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable (SOC)) unload a light armored vehicle from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) after it goes ashore in Kuwait.

U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Oper...

Port Facility, Kuwait (Feb. 12, 2003) U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) unload a light armored vehicle from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) after it goes as... more

15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) land on a beach for use in future operations

15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) ...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) 15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) land on a beach for use in future operations. The Duluth is part of the USS Tarawa (L... more

A High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) roles off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)

A High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) roles off of a L...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) A High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) roles off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) t... more

15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) come ashore for future operations

15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) ...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) 15 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV's) from aboard USS Duluth (LPD 6) come ashore for future operations. The Duluth is part of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphi... more

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) offloads an M1-A1 Abrams Tank

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibi...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) offloads an M1-A1 Abrams Tank on a cement parking pad for futur... more

A 5-ton truck roles off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from the USS Tarawa Amphibious (LHA 1) Ready Group (ARG) to be used for future operations.

A 5-ton truck roles off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from the USS ...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) A 5-ton truck roles off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from the USS Tarawa Amphibious (LHA 1) Ready Group (ARG) to be used for future operations. The ARG... more

A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) drives off of a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC)

A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) drives off of a Landing Craft Air Cushio...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) drives off of a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa Amphibi... more

Sailors use a fork lift to off load ammunition for future operations off of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

Sailors use a fork lift to off load ammunition for future operations o...

Central Command Area Of Responsibility (Feb. 12, 2003) Sailors use a fork lift to off load ammunition for future operations from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) assigned to the amphibious assualt ship USS Tarawa ... more

LCAC departs from a large cement parking pad on a beach

LCAC departs from a large cement parking pad on a beach

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 13, 2003) A Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) departs from a large cement parking pad on a beach, where i... more

A flight deck Shooter signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier as it launches from the flight deck

A flight deck Shooter signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier as it l...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 10, 2003) A flight deck Shooter signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier as it launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is the command ship ... more

NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes time out to enjoy a meal with Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes time out to enjoy a meal with Sailo...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 13, 2003) NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes time out to enjoy a meal with Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is on a scheduled six month deplo... more

AH-1 Super Cobra Launch

AH-1 Super Cobra Launch

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 13, 2003) Airman Samantha Little (left) and Airman Jessica Jaramillo (right) pull the tie-down chains from an AH-1 Super Cobra as Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class George Gonzales gives the ... more

NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes a moment to pose with Dental Technician 1st Class Ervin Borja

NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes a moment to pose with Dental Techni...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 13, 2003) NBC anchorman Brian Williams takes a moment to pose with Dental Technician 1st Class Ervin Borja during lunch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is on a ... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Luke Willdig directs an AV-8B Harrier attack jet as it performs a vertical take-off

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Luke Willdig directs an AV-8B Harr...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 13, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate 1st Class Luke Willdig directs an AV-8B Harrier attack jet as it performs a vertical take-off as part of a Functional Flight Check aboard the amphibious ass... more

Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) and Fox News contributor Oliver North signs autographs for the crew of USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) and Fox News contributor Oliver North signs aut...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) and Fox News contributor Oliver North signs autographs for the crew of USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during an unexpected visit to the amphibious assault ship at sea. T... more

Airmen Leon Martinez III mans an MK-38 machine gun aboard the amphibious assult ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Airmen Leon Martinez III mans an MK-38 machine gun aboard the amphibio...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) Airmen Leon Martinez III mans an MK-38 machine gun aboard the amphibious assult ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multinati... more

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Haywood searches for surface contacts while standing the forward lookout watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Haywood searches for surface co...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Haywood searches for surface contacts while standing the forward lookout watch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Ta... more

A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attack jet begins its takeoff roll on the flight deck of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attack jet begins its takeoff roll on the...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 25, 2003) A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attack jet begins its takeoff roll on the flight deck of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on its way to provide close air support (CAS) for United States and ... more

Gun mount watch standers, Petty Officers 3rd Class Brian Kephart and Kelly Brian, man a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the San Diego based amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Gun mount watch standers, Petty Officers 3rd Class Brian Kephart and K...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 26, 2003) Gun mount watch standers, Petty Officers 3rd Class Brian Kephart and Kelly Brian, man a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the San Diego based amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LH... more

EOD personnel conduct checks on their equipment before beginning their diving operations in the Arabian Gulf

EOD personnel conduct checks on their equipment before beginning their...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 02, 2003) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Matthew Harrison and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Glenn Landers assigned to Explosive Ordnance disposal Mobile Unit(EODMU) 2 Det. 5 conduct ... more

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202)

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment with...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 07, 2003) USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). Tarawa and embarked Marines are deployed ... more

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment (UNREP) with Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment (UNR...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 07, 2003) USS Tarawa (LHA 1) receives fuel during an underway replenishment (UNREP) with Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). Tarawa is deployed in support of Operation ... more

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation.

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-5...

North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation during operations in the North Arabian Gulf. This marked t... more

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation.

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-5...

North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) moves into position as the amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented... more

A CH-53E �Super Stallion� helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMM-464)

A CH-53E �Super Stallion� helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squa...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 30, 2003) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMM-464) transfers a gear box from USS Tarawa (LHA 1) to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is deployed ... 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

ailors and Marines attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) go on liberty in Pearl Harbor during a four-day port visit

ailors and Marines attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa ...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 02, 2003) Sailors and Marines attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) go on liberty in Pearl Harbor during a four-day port visit. The Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group ... more

Sailors secure the forward mooring line for the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship begins a four-day port visit

Sailors secure the forward mooring line for the amphibious assault shi...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 02, 2003) Sailors secure the forward mooring line for the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship begins a four-day port visit. The Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) ... more

Lt. Robert Naudin Jr. holds his seven-week-old son for the first time as his wife looks on

Lt. Robert Naudin Jr. holds his seven-week-old son for the first time ...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 13, 2003) Lt. Robert Naudin Jr. holds his seven-week-old son for the first time as his wife looks on. Lt. Naudin is attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA... more

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) heads toward her berth

USS Tarawa (LHA 1) heads toward her berth

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 13, 2003) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) heads toward her berth at Naval Station San Diego with her Sailors and Marines "manning the rails," as they complete their six-mo... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Apprentice Aaron Robeck and his wife talk with news media

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Airman Apprentice Aaron Robeck and his wife ...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 13, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Apprentice Aaron Robeck and his wife talk with news media upon Robeck's return from deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship ... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Shaw�s friends and family await the return of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Shaw�s friends and family await th...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 13, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Shaws friends and family await the return of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is returning from deployme... more

 Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and crewmembers stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony.

Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and...

San Diego, Calif (Jan. 22, 2004) Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and crewmembers stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony. Three flag-draped castes and the cremat... more

Food shelter employee Ms. Lorie Williams, second from right, instructs volunteers assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on serving meals .

Food shelter employee Ms. Lorie Williams, second from right, instructs...

San Diego, Calif. (Jun. 16, 2004) Food shelter employee Ms. Lorie Williams, second from right, instructs volunteers assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on serving meals at the St. Vincent... more

The Landing Signaling Enlisted (LSE), Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christina Duvall, directs a MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Gunbearers of HC-11 aboard the USS Tarawa.

The Landing Signaling Enlisted (LSE), Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Cl...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 22, 2004) The Landing Signaling Enlisted (LSE), Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christina Duvall, of San Diego, directs a MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the "Gunbearers of Helicopter Comb... more

A member from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment 55 repels from an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11).

A member from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) ...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 22, 2004) A member from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three (EODMU-3) Detachment 55 repels from an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadro... more

Chilean Leander-class frigate CS Lynch (PFG 07) pulls alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Chilean Leander-class frigate CS Lynch (PFG 07) pulls alongside the am...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 24, 2004) Crew members watch as Chilean Leander-class frigate CS Lynch (PFG 07) pulls alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) before beginning an underway replenishment. Tar... more

US Navy (USN) Sailors watch as Chilean (Armada de Chile (ACh)) Leander Class Frigate LYNCH (FFG 07) pulls alongside the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) before beginning an underway replenishment. TARAWA and LYNCH are two of many naval warships participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC es the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while...

US Navy (USN) Sailors watch as Chilean (Armada de Chile (ACh)) Leander...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy (USN) Sailors watch as Chilean (Armada de Chile (ACh)) Leander Class Frigate LYNCH (FFG 07) pulls alongside the USN Tara... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man the ...

Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jun. 28, 2004) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) "man the rails" as the ship pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Tarawa is in Pearl Harbor to t... more

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man the rails as the ship approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man...

Hawaiian Coast (Jun. 28, 2004) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) "man the rails" as the ship approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tarawa is one of many U.S. ships part... more

 The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Stati...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 28, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tarawa will be in Pearl Harbor to take part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPA... more

A UH-3H Sea King helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A UH-3H Sea King helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amph...

Hawaiian Coast (Jun. 28, 2004) A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the "Golden Gators" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight Five (HC-85) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship ... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Statio...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 28, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tarawa will be in Pearl Harbor to take part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPA... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Statio...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 28, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tarawa will be in Pearl Harbor to take part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPA... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) man the ...

Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jun. 28, 2004) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) "man the rails" as the ship pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Tarawa is in Pearl Harbor to t... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Statio...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 28, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Tarawa will be in Pearl Harbor to take part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPA... more

Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, Royal Australian Army embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, Royal Australian Army embark the...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, Royal Australian Army embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) in preparation for multi-national training exercises with R... more

Gunnery Sgt. Carl Melrose of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment provides crucial instructions before embarking aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Gunnery Sgt. Carl Melrose of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Bat...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Gunnery Sgt. Carl Melrose of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment provides crucial instructions before embarking aboard the amphibious assaul... more

Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment embark the amph...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) in preparation for multi-national training exercises Rim of the ... more

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Army work together to distribute gear.

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and Soldiers of Char...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Army work together to distribute gear in preparation for th... more

A Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment carries his gear aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment carries his gear ...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) A Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment carries his gear aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while preparing to get underway for exercise Rim ... more

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment board the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment board the amphibious...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment board the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) in preparation for the exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMP... more

Combat Cargo Assistant, Gunnery Sgt. Lee Griffey, briefs soldiers from the Royal Australian Army's Charlie Company about how life aboard the ship.

Combat Cargo Assistant, Gunnery Sgt. Lee Griffey, briefs soldiers from...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Combat Cargo Assistant, Gunnery Sgt. Lee Griffey, briefs soldiers from the Royal Australian Army's Charlie Company about how life aboard the ship, while making preparations ... more

Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Army board the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Army board...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Army board the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) to participate with U.S. Marines during the Rim of the ... more

Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, Royal Australian Army embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and soldiers as...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 05, 2004) Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, Royal Australian Army embark the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) ... more

Seaman Recruit Jino Domingo from Seattle, Wash., heaves on a mooring line while preparing the ship to get underway aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Seaman Recruit Jino Domingo from Seattle, Wash., heaves on a mooring l...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 06, 2004) Seaman Recruit Jino Domingo from Seattle, Wash., heaves on a mooring line while preparing the ship to get underway aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tar... more

Port quarter view of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) moored pier side at the Navy Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor. She is here to participate in the exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC enhances the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region

Port quarter view of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIMPAC 2004 Base: Naval Base, Pearl Harbor State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sh... more

Airman Tony Pavlich signals a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) .

Airman Tony Pavlich signals a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy He...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) Airman Tony Pavlich signals a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) preparing to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Taraw... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 3rd Class Chris Colyn directs a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 3rd Class Chris Colyn directs a CH...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 3rd Class Chris Colyn directs a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) as it lands aboard the amphibious assaul... more

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of the amphibio...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while the Chilean Leander-class frigate CS Lynch (PFG 07) operates in the w... more

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of amphibious a...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) approaches the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is one of many U.S. ships participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific ... more

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) enters the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) enters the well deck of amphibious assau...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) enters the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is one of many U.S. ships participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIM... more

Maintenance crews from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Three Six Three (HMH-363) prepare to stow the rotor blades on a CH-53D Sea Stallion.

Maintenance crews from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Three Six Thre...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 06, 2004) Maintenance crews from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Three Six Three (HMH-363) prepare to stow the rotor blades on a CH-53D Sea Stallion after successfully landing aboard the am... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa LHA 1 sits pierside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa LHA 1 sits pierside Pearl Harbo...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jul. 06, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) sits pierside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it will participate in the exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the ... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304).

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Aus...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304) to prepare for a replenishment at Sea (RAS) ... more

The Dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), right, Australian replenishment vessel HMAS Success (AOR 304), center, and the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), left, conduct a Refuel At Sea (RAS) operation

The Dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), right, Australian repleni...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2004) The Dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), right, Australian replenishment vessel HMAS Success (AOR 304), center, and the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), left, conduc... more

U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John Parker documents a Refuel At Sea (RAS) operation

U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John Parker documents a Refuel...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2004) U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John Parker documents a Refuel At Sea (RAS) operation conducted by the Dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), left, Australian replenishme... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) observe as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) comes alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304).

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) observe ...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2004) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) observe as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) comes alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler reple... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304).

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Aus...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) pulls alongside the Australian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304) to prepare for a replenishment at sea (RAS) ... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) conducts flight operations during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) conducts flight operati...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 19, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) conducts flight operations during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in... more

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Douglas Perry, looks out at the Island of Oahu from the well-deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004.

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Douglas Perry, looks out at the Island of O...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 19, 2004) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Douglas Perry, looks out at the Island of Oahu from the well-deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (R... more

Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004.

Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 20, 2004) Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the la... more

 Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004.

Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard th...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 20, 2004) Marine Heavy Helicopter squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the la... more

Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1) crew members along with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combat Assault Company, off-load heavy equipment from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU).

Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1) crew members along with 3rd Battalion, ...

Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii (Jul. 20, 2004) Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1) crew members along with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combat Assault Company, off-load heavy equipment from a Landing Craft Ut... more

A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water level prior to the disembarking members of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combat Assault Company.

A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water lev...

Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii (Jul. 20, 2004) A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water level prior to the disembarking members of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combat Assault Co... more

The amphibious Assault Ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on station off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii during amphibious assault training in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004.

The amphibious Assault Ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on station off the coas...

Pacific Ocean (Jul. 20, 2004) The amphibious Assault Ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on station off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii during amphibious assault training in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. ... more

A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water level prior to disembarking members of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) assigned to the Surf Riders  of Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1).

A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water lev...

Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii (Jul. 20, 2004) A Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessel (LARC) checks the water level prior to disembarking members of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, from a Landing Craft ... more

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), passes in front of Naval Base Coronado/Naval Air Station North Island with the American Flag in the back ground.

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to the amphibious assault...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 02, 2004) A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), passes in front of Naval Base Coronado/Naval Air Station North Island with the A... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) sails under the Golden Gate Bridge.

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) sails under the Golden ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) sails under the Golden Gate Bridge signaling the start of San Francisco Fleet Week 2004. Canadian and U.S. ships sailed in to... more

Gunner's Mate Seaman William Sanders, of San Jose, Calif., fires a 40mm Saluting Battery from the signal bridge aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Gunner's Mate Seaman William Sanders, of San Jose, Calif., fires a 40m...

San Francisco Bay, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2004) Gunner's Mate Seaman William Sanders, of San Jose, Calif., fires a 40mm Saluting Battery from the signal bridge aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). C... more

Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever, left, relieves Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway, Jr.

Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever, left, relieves Commander, Expeditionary ...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2004) Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever, left, relieves Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway, Jr., aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (... more

 Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever (right) and Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway Jr. cut a cake during a reception following the change of command ceremony.

Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever (right) and Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway J...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2004) Rear Adm. Michael A. LeFever (right) and Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway Jr. cut a cake during a reception following the change of command ceremony of Commander, Expeditionary Strik... more

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Marching Band performed on Naval Station 32nd Street pier 13 for the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and members of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Marching Band performed on Naval Station 32...

San Diego, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2004) The Texas Tech Red Raiders Marching Band performed on Naval Station 32nd Street pier 13 for the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and members of the amphib... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Maria Chacon explains the various ribbons she is wearing to players from the Golden Bears of University of California football team.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Maria Chacon explains the various ribbons ...

San Diego, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2004) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Maria Chacon explains the various ribbons she is wearing to players from the Golden Bears of University of California football team in the hangar ba... more

Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach presents Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Mitchel Deshotel a team jersey and making him an honorary team captain.

Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach presents Air Traffic Controller 1st C...

San Diego, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2004) Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach presents Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Mitchel Deshotel a team jersey and making him an honorary team captain. Deshotel will join the team d... more

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Heather Reul wears the new concept Navy Working Uniform while performing a routine inspection on the WCS-3 UHF satellite terminal.

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Heather Reul wears the new concept Na...

San Diego, Calif. (Feb. 08, 2005) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Heather Reul wears the new concept Navy Working Uniform while performing a routine inspection on the WCS-3 UHF satellite terminal aboard the am... more

 Aviation Ordnance Airman Nicholas Gravesande models the new concept Navy Working Uniform while explaining the safety precautions of using the 25mm MK-38 machine gun.

Aviation Ordnance Airman Nicholas Gravesande models the new concept N...

San Diego, Calif. (Feb. 08, 2005) Aviation Ordnance Airman Nicholas Gravesande models the new concept Navy Working Uniform while explaining the safety precautions of using the 25mm MK-38 machine gun aboard the ... more