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Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) with Naval Beach

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) with Naval Beach

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) with Naval Beach Unit 7 move supplies in preparation to board amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, Jan. 19. 2021. The 31st MEU is operating a... More

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding managers show Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen the engineering systems control station .

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding managers show Chief of Nava...

Avondale, La. (Aug. 12, 2005) Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding managers show Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen the engineering systems control station aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orlean... More

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, center, listens to Cmdr. Brad Skillman, the prospective Commanding Officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18).

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, center, listens to Cmdr. B...

Avondale, La. (Aug. 12, 2005) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, center, listens to Cmdr. Brad Skillman, the prospective Commanding Officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18), along with sh... More

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city...

New Orleans, La (Oct. 23, 2006) The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. The amphibious transport dock was heading to the Gulf of Mexico to... More

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city...

New Orleans, La (Oct. 23, 2006) The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. The amphibious transport dock was heading to the Gulf of Mexico to... More

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city...

New Orleans, La (Oct. 23, 2006) The Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits past the city of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. The amphibious transport dock was heading to the Gulf of Mexico to... More

 Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi ...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007. Throughout... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits down the Mississippi River toward her namesake city.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits down the Mississi...

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits down the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship will be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007. Throughout ... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard and transits up the Mississippi River toward her commissioning site in New Orleans.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard a...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard and transits up the Mississippi River toward her commissioning site in New Orleans. The ship is scheduled to be c... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard and transits underneath the Huey P. Long Bridge on the Mississippi River toward her commissioning site in New Orleans.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard a...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) leaves Avondale Shipyard and transits underneath the Huey P. Long Bridge on the Mississippi River toward her commissioning site in New Orl... More

A line handler awaits instruction, as the Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) looms large in the background.

A line handler awaits instruction, as the Pre-Commissioning Unit New O...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) A line handler awaits instruction, as the Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) looms large in the background. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, ... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescent City Connection Bridge on the Mississippi River toward her namesake city.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescen...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescent City Connection Bridge on the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship will be commissioned in a c... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi R...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007. Throughout... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescent City Connection Bridge, up the Mississippi River, toward her namesake city.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescen...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits under the Crescent City Connection Bridge, up the Mississippi River, toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commis... More

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city.

Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi R...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 05, 2007) Pre-Commissioning Unit New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Mississippi River toward her namesake city. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony March 10, 2007. Throughout... More

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Netzahualcoyotl Lopez, a Sailor assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Orleans (LPD 18), conducts a tour of the ship for residents and visitors of New Orleans.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Netzahualcoyotl Lopez, a Sailor assigned to ...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 08, 2007) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Netzahualcoyotl Lopez, a Sailor assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Orleans (LPD 18), conducts a tour of the ship for residents and visitors of New... More

Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) escorts U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) aboard the Navy's newest warship.

Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of the amphibious transport do...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) escorts U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) aboard the Navy's newest warship. Se... More

Retired Senior Chief Fire Control Technician Hank Wristen, passes the ship's long glass to Chief Warrant Officer Robert McLaughlin.

Retired Senior Chief Fire Control Technician Hank Wristen, passes the ...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Retired Senior Chief Fire Control Technician Hank Wristen, a prior crew member aboard the WW II heavy cruiser USS New Orleans (CA 32), and the second ship to bear the name, passes th... More

On the banks of the Mississippi River, thousands watch from Waldenburg Park as the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joins the U.S. Navy fleet during her commissioning ceremony Saturday, March 10, 2007.

On the banks of the Mississippi River, thousands watch from Waldenburg...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) On the banks of the Mississippi River, thousands watch from Waldenburg Park as the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joins the U.S. Navy fleet during her commis... More

Retired Chief Radioman Jesse Walker and his wife watch the commissioning of the Navy's newest warship, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Saturday, March 10, 2007.

Retired Chief Radioman Jesse Walker and his wife watch the commissioni...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Retired Chief Radioman Jesse Walker and his wife watch the commissioning of the Navy's newest warship, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Saturday, March 10,... More

Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans Sailors escort Secretary of the Navy the Hon. Dr. Donald C. Winter and local dignitaries across the Mississippi River.

Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans Sailors escort Secretary of t...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans Sailors escort Secretary of the Navy the Hon. Dr. Donald C. Winter and local dignitaries across the Mississippi River. Winter visited with lo... More

Sailors prepare to raise the ship's commissioning pennant.

Sailors prepare to raise the ship's commissioning pennant.

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Israel Flores and Quartermaster 3rd Class August Sorvillo assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), prepare to raise th... More

Lt. Ryan Hinz proposes to his girlfriend aboard the newly commissioned ship amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Lt. Ryan Hinz proposes to his girlfriend aboard the newly commissioned...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Lt. Ryan Hinz proposes to his girlfriend aboard the newly commissioned ship amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18). She said yes and both were congratulated by the Secret... More

Marines from 14th Marine Artillery Detachment fire a 19-gun salute in honor of the U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) during arrival honors for the commissioning of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Marines from 14th Marine Artillery Detachment fire a 19-gun salute in ...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Marines from 14th Marine Artillery Detachment fire a 19-gun salute in honor of the U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) during arrival honors for the commissioning of the amphibious tra... More

Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) man the ship and bring her to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony Saturday, March 10, 2007.

Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LP...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) man the ship and bring her to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony Saturday, March 10, 2007. N... More

Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Shelton, gives the officers and crew of the amphibious transport dock sip USS New Orleans (LPD 18) the command to bring the ship to life during the ship�s commissioning ceremony March 10, 2007.

Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Shelton, gives the officers and crew of the amphi...

NEW ORLEANS (Mar. 10, 2007) Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Shelton, gives the officers and crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) the command to "bring the ship to life during the ships commi... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Naval Support Activity New Orleans, following three weeks of ships training, certifications, and maintenance before departing on its maiden cruise to its homeport in San Diego.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Na...

NEW ORLEANS, La (Apr. 03, 2007) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Naval Support Activity New Orleans, following three weeks of ships training, certifications, and maintenance b... More

A motor-whale boat from Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans prepares to make a morning landing on the East Bank of the Mississippi River.l

A motor-whale boat from Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans prepa...

NEW ORLEANS, La (Apr. 03, 2007) A motor-whale boat from Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans prepares to make a morning landing on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. NSA small boat handlers provide val... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Naval Support Activity New Orleans, following three weeks of ships training, certifications, and maintenance before departing on its maiden cruise to its homeport in San Diego.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Na...

NEW ORLEANS, La (Apr. 03, 2007) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departs Naval Support Activity New Orleans, following three weeks of ships training, certifications, and maintenance b... More

The Navy�s newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), arrives in its new homeport of San Diego.

The Navy�s newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), arrives in i...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) The Navys newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), arrives in its new homeport of San Diego. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, commissioned in the Cresent City, is... More

Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pass out beads to represent the city of New Orleans during a homeport arrival ceremony for the ship at Naval Base San Diego.

Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pass out beads to represent th...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pass out beads to represent the city of New Orleans during a homeport arrival ceremony for the ship at Naval Base San Diego. The San Antonio-cla... More

The Navy�s newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), transits through San Diego Bay prior to arriving in her new homeport of San Diego.

The Navy�s newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), transits thr...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) The Navys newest surface ship, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), transits through San Diego Bay prior to arriving in her new homeport of San Diego. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport d... More

Lt. Cmdr. Todd Echols embraces his daughter during a homeport arrival ceremony for crew members assigned to USS New Orleans (LPD 18) .

Lt. Cmdr. Todd Echols embraces his daughter during a homeport arrival ...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Lt. Cmdr. Todd Echols embraces his daughter during a homeport arrival ceremony for crew members assigned to USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego. The San Antonio-class amph... More

Families and friends of Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), gather on the pier at Naval Base San Diego to greet the Sailors as the ship makes its arrival in its new homeport.

Families and friends of Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), gathe...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Families and friends of Sailors aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), gather on the pier at Naval Base San Diego to greet the Sailors as the ship makes its arrival in its new homeport. The ... More

Seaman Brandon Tomason is welcomed home with a kiss by his wife, during a homeport arrival ceremony for the crew members of USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego.

Seaman Brandon Tomason is welcomed home with a kiss by his wife, durin...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Seaman Brandon Tomason is welcomed home with a kiss by his wife, during a homeport arrival ceremony for the crew members of USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego. The San An... More

Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through San Diego harbor as she prepares to arrive in her new homeport at Naval Base San Diego.

Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through Sa...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through San Diego harbor as she prepares to arrive in her new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. The San Antonio-class amphib... More

Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through San Diego harbor as she prepares to arrive in her new homeport of Naval Base San Diego.

Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through Sa...

SAN DIEGO (May. 03, 2007) Sailors man the rails as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) navigates through San Diego harbor as she prepares to arrive in her new homeport of Naval Base San Diego. The San Antonio-class amphib... More

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Erical Pool and Seaman Genevie Vasquez, attached to amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), prepare to moor amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHA 4) as she enters port.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Erical Pool and Seaman Genevie Vasquez, attach...

SAN DIEGO (May. 31, 2007) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Erical Pool and Seaman Genevie Vasquez, attached to amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), prepare to moor amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHA 4... More

USS New Orleans (LPD 18), background, passes the USS Arizona Memorial at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor.

USS New Orleans (LPD 18), background, passes the USS Arizona Memorial ...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Sep. 11, 2007) USS New Orleans (LPD 18), background, passes the USS Arizona Memorial at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock wa... More

The American flag flies at half-mast aboard the USS Arizona Memorial, foreground, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The American flag flies at half-mast aboard the USS Arizona Memorial, ...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Sep. 11, 2007) The American flag flies at half-mast aboard the USS Arizona Memorial, foreground, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In the backgroun... More

Tugboats assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor assist San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) to the pier at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center.

Tugboats assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor assist San Antonio-cla...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Sep. 11, 2007) Tugboats assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor assist San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) to the pier at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center... More

An F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18F Super Hornet and E-2C Hawkeye fly over the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during the city�s Sea and Air Parade.

An F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18F Super Hornet and E-2C Hawkeye fly over the ...

SAN DIEGO (Sep. 29, 2007) An F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18F Super Hornet and E-2C Hawkeye fly over the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during the citys Sea and Air Parade. The annu... More

Navy ships stand pierside during San Diego Fleet Week 2007.

Navy ships stand pierside during San Diego Fleet Week 2007.

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 07, 2007) Navy ships stand pierside during San Diego Fleet Week 2007. USS Nimitz (CVN 78), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) were tied to the pier while Coronado Speedfes... More

Cmdr. John B. Skillman, commanding officer of amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), explains the benefits of an enclosed mast system to Vice Adm. Nirmal Kumar Verma, Vice Chief of Naval Staff for the Indian Navy.

Cmdr. John B. Skillman, commanding officer of amphibious transport doc...

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 14, 2007) Cmdr. John B. Skillman, commanding officer of amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), explains the benefits of an enclosed mast system to Vice Adm. Nirmal Kumar Verma, Vice... More

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class James Barron signals a UH-1N Huey to land aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class James Barron signals a...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2007) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class James Barron signals a UH-1N Huey to land aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18). This marked one the first M... More

Professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher

Professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguar...

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 20, 2007) Professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, from the reality TV show "Rob & Big," serve chow to Sailors aboard the amphibio... More

The Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pass while conducting a submarine familiarization in the Pacific Ocean.

The Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Helena (SSN...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2007) The Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pass while conducting ... More

A U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV).

A U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 15, 2007) A U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) departs the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). U.S. Navy photo by... More

Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of USS New Orleans (LPD 18), presents Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates with a command ball cap and a set of traditional Mardi Gras beads following a tour and lunch aboard amphibious transport dock ship.

Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of USS New Orleans (LPD 18), p...

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 07, 2008) Cmdr. Brad Skillman, commanding officer of USS New Orleans (LPD 18), presents Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates with a command ball cap and a set of traditional Mardi Gras beads follow... More

A lighter amphibious resupply craft (LARC-V) drives through the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during the ship's amphibious warfare certification.

A lighter amphibious resupply craft (LARC-V) drives through the well d...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 19, 2008) A lighter amphibious resupply craft (LARC-V) drives through the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during the ship's amphibious warfare certificati... More

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) tend lines from Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666 during a night recovery training exercise.

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2008) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) tend lines from Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666 during a night recovery training exercise. New Orleans i... More

The amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) performs plane guard duty during flight operations for the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), not pictured.

The amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) performs plane ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 04, 2008) The amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) performs plane guard duty during flight operations for the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), not pictured. New Orlea... More

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies over a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies over a landing craft air cushion...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies over a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise ... More

 An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing craft air cushi...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise... More

The hangar bay doors are open aboard the amphibious

The hangar bay doors are open aboard the amphibious

The hangar bay doors are open aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during preparations for flight deck operations. New Orleans is on a certification exercise supporting the Boxer E... More

Knighthawk in flight

Knighthawk in flight

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies over a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans. New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Stri... More

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (REIN) lands aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18... More

Marines arriving from Camp Pendleton, Calif. depart a CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

Marines arriving from Camp Pendleton, Calif. depart a CH-46E helicopte...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) Marines arriving from Camp Pendleton, Calif. depart a CH-46E helicopter assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (REIN) aboard the amphibious tran... More

Amphibious assault vehicles move toward the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Amphibious assault vehicles move toward the amphibious transport dock ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) Amphibious assault vehicles move toward the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a certification exercise for the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. N... More

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing craft air cushion from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans. New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Str... More

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (REIN) lands aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18... More

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck of amphibious tran...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expe... More

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock s...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary St... More

Members of the flight deck crew aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) signal to an approaching CH-46E helicopter.

Members of the flight deck crew aboard the amphibious transport dock s...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) Members of the flight deck crew aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) signal to an approaching CH-46E helicopter assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine ... More

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock s...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary St... More

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans. New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group preparing for an... More

Approaching the USS New Orleans

Approaching the USS New Orleans

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans. New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group in preparation for an upcomi... More

 A film crew from the Discovery Channel films a segment for the show

A film crew from the Discovery Channel films a segment for the show

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) A film crew from the Discovery Channel films a segment for the show "Build it Bigger" as two CH-46E helicopters from the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 ... More

Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Shawna Clark directs amphibious assault vehicles.

Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Shawna Clark directs amp...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2008) Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Shawna Clark directs amphibious assault vehicles into the well deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18)... More

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious transport ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 07, 2008) Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a helicopter landing for the show, "Build It Bigger". New Orleans is... More

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during a helicopter landing for the show, "Build It Bigger". New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of... More

Sailors participate in a martial arts training exercise.

Sailors participate in a martial arts training exercise.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 07, 2008) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) participate in a martial arts training exercise designed for security reaction scenarios. New Orleans is ... More

Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) handlers prepare for a helicopter landing.

Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) handlers prepare for a helicopter la...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 07, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Fuel) handlers aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepare for a helicopter landing while off the coast of southern Calif... More

Martial arts training aboard the USS New Orleans

Martial arts training aboard the USS New Orleans

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans participate in a martial arts training exercise designed for security reaction scenarios. New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of ... More

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th M...

KUANTAN, Malaysia (Dec. 17, 2008) Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) participate in a stalking exercise with snipers from the Malaysian arm... More

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is underway Friday, March 20, 2009 in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is under...

PERSIAN GULF (Mar. 20, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is underway Friday, March 20, 2009 in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ne... More

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is underway in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is under...

PERSIAN GULF (Mar. 20, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is underway in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). Har... More

he Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will asses and evaluate damage.

he Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls int...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage that r... More

Vice Adm. Bill Gortney watches through binoculars as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) transits into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain.

Vice Adm. Bill Gortney watches through binoculars as the Los Angeles-c...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) Vice Adm. Bill Gortney watches through binoculars as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) transits into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain. Hartford pulled into Bahrain... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage that res... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage that res... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18)  lowers the ships' brow after mooring in Bahrain.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) lowers th...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) lowers the ships' brow after mooring in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damag... More

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will asses and evaluate damage.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls in...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage that r... More

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) arrives pier side at Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will asses and evaluate damage.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) arrives ...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) arrives pier side at Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate dam... More

A Navy Diver assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) helps Master Chief Navy Diver Arne Phillips into his mixed gas diving rig to perform an underwater inspection on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

A Navy Diver assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) h...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 23, 2009) A Navy Diver assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 helps Master Chief Navy Diver Arne Phillips into his mixed gas diving rig to perform an underwater inspection on the amph... More

Chief Navy Diver Jason Potts, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2), jumps into the water to perform an underwater inspection on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Chief Navy Diver Jason Potts, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Un...

BAHRAIN (Mar. 23, 2009) Chief Navy Diver Jason Potts, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, jumps into the water to perform an underwater inspection on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New ... More

he Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) underway Thursday, April 23, 2009 after temporary repairs.

he Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) underway ...

ARABIAN SEA (Apr. 23, 2009) The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) underway Thursday, April 23, 2009 after temporary repairs were made to the submarine at Mina Salman port in Bahrain afte... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is guided Saturday, April 25, 2009 into the Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company dry-dock facility.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is guided ...

MANAMA, Bahrain (Apr. 25, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is guided Saturday, April 25, 2009 into the Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company dry-dock facility in Bahrain to pe... More

An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-docking the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is visible while evaluating the ship

An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-dockin...

MANAMA, Bahrain (Apr. 26, 2009) An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-docking the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is visible while evaluating the ship. New Orle... More

An officer aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) shows members of the Naval Support Activity Bahrain Surface Naval Association the ship's capacity for transporting landing craft vehicles during a ship tour.

An officer aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (...

MANAMA, Bahrain (Apr. 29, 2009) An officer aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) shows members of the Naval Support Activity Bahrain Surface Naval Association the ship's capacity fo... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepares to return to sea fully mission capable after completing repairs at the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) Shipyard dry dock.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepares t...

MANAMA, Bahrain (May. 12, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepares to return to sea fully mission capable after completing repairs at the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASR... More

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) makes her way back to Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain.

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) mak...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) makes her way back to Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. Hartford sustain... More

Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) wait for the brow to be lowered during the ships return home to Submarine Base New London.

Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartfor...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) wait for the brow to be lowered during the ships return home to Submarine Base New London after a ... More

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras holds his four-week old daughter for the first time as his wife looks on.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras holds his four-week old daught...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras holds his four-week old daughter for the first time as his wife looks on. Yaras is returning home aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack ... More

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras kisses his daughter for the first time during the return of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) to Naval Submarine Base New London.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras kisses his daughter for the fi...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chris Yaras kisses his daughter for the first time during the return of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) to Naval Subm... More

The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain.

The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) ret...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. Hartford is expected ... More

Line handlers from the Virginia class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) await the arrival of the Virginia class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768).

Line handlers from the Virginia class attack submarine USS Virginia (S...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) Line handlers from the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) await the arrival of the Virginia class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768). Hartford returned ... More

Line handlers aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) cast lines ashore upon the ships return home to Submarine Base New London.

Line handlers aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS H...

GROTON, Conn. (May. 21, 2009) Line handlers aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) cast lines ashore upon the ships return home to Submarine Base New London after a month-long... More

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts flight operations.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts f...

GULF OF ADEN (May. 28, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts flight operations. New Orleans is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime secur... More

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts operations in preparation for an underway replenishment.

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts opera...

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jul. 02, 2009) Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts operations in preparation for an underway replenishment. New Orleans is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group ... More