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Super Hornet Landing

Super Hornet Landing

(Jan. 18, 1997) The U.S. Navy's newest Strike Fighter, the F/A-18F Super Hornet, makes a final approach to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)... more

Super Hornet aboard CVN 74

Super Hornet aboard CVN 74

(Jan. 23, 1997) The U.S. Navy's newest Strike Fighter, the F/A-18F Super Hornet, taxis towards a catapult aboard the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), at the successfu... more

USS Ford at Sea

USS Ford at Sea

At sea with USS Ford (Sep. 25, 1997) The Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) is currently on deployment in the South China Sea as part of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) battle group. ... more

USS Kincade

USS Kincade

ABOARD USS NIMITZ (Sep. 25, 1997) The Spruance-Class destroyer USS Kincade (DD 965) is currently on deployment in the South China Sea as a part of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) battle group. U.S. Na... more

USS Nimitz

USS Nimitz

ABOARD USS NIMITZ (Oct. 12, 1997) Demonstrating the inherent mobility and flexibility of the forward deployed Navy aircraft carrier battle group, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is now ... more

F/A-18s on Flight Deck

F/A-18s on Flight Deck

Aboard USS George Washington (Nov. 14, 1997) A catapult team performs a first run no-load on the number two catapult steam system during morning preparations for launch. George Washington and her embarked Carri... more

CG 57 At Sea

CG 57 At Sea

ABOARD USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (Nov. 16, 1997) . . . .The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) patrols the Arabian Gulf with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) battle group in support of Operation... more

SH 60 Approach at Sea

SH 60 Approach at Sea

ABOARD USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (Nov. 16, 1997) A flight deck crew aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain guides an SH-60B "Seahawk" onto the ships helo deck. Lake Champlain is operating in the Norther... more

RHIB Boat

RHIB Boat

(Nov. 21, 1997) Northern Persian Gulf. . . .A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), makes a pass by the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). The ship, home ported in San Diego, California , is currently deplo... more

Chain Gun

Chain Gun

(Nov. 21, 1997) On board the destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) operating in the Northern Persian Gulf. . . .Gunner's Mate (Guns) 1st Class Joe Brown, from Arlington, Texas, mans a 25mm chain gun while on watch i... more

CVBG at Sea

CVBG at Sea

ABOARD USS NIMITZ (Dec. 15, 1997) The guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) (left), and the nuclear powered submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) steam in formation with the nuclear powered aircraft carrier... more

Sailor Studies aboard ship

Sailor Studies aboard ship

ABOARD USS NIMITZ (Feb. 04, 1998) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Tara Maass, of Moline, IL, studies the aviation ordnance modules for the March advancement exam aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). ... more

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fight a simulated fire during a mass causality drill.

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fight a s...

BAY OF BENGAL (Sep. 14, 2000) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fight a simulated fire during a mass causality drill in the ship'shanger bay. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW... more

Steam Catapult Maintenance

Steam Catapult Maintenance

ABOARD USS JOHN C. STENNIS (Oct. 12, 2000) Airman Candance Laplaca measures the internal diameter of the steam catapult cylinder aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) using a diameter gauge. The diameter gauge o... more

F/A-18 Launch

F/A-18 Launch

At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (Jul. 12, 2001) An F/A-18 "Hornet" assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps training squadron VMFAT-101 completes a night-time catapult launch from the flight deck. The ship and emba... more

USS Nimitz Port Visit Hawaii

USS Nimitz Port Visit Hawaii

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Nov. 03, 2001) USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes by the Arizona Memorial as Sailors spell out "FREEDOM" and man the rails of the ship as the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor for a liberty visit. The... more

USS Nimitz Arrives Home

USS Nimitz Arrives Home

San Diego, CA (Nov. 13, 2001) Sailors display a 3,000 sq. ft. flag on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the carrier approaches the pier at Naval Air Station North Island and completes a homeport cha... more

USS Port Royal at Sea

USS Port Royal at Sea

At sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Dec. 25, 2001) The Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) as seen from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the early morning hours, Christmas Day, 2001. U.S.... more

CVN 74 At Sea

CVN 74 At Sea

Operation Enduring Freedom (Jan. 16, 2002) A high altitude view of the Nimitz Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while at sea she is currently conducting missions in support of ... more

SH-60F Flying Plane Guard

SH-60F Flying Plane Guard

Operation Enduring Freedom (Jan. 25, 2002) An SH-60F "Seahawk" assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8), conducts plane guard maneuvers near the U.S. Navy nuclear powere... more

Flight operations at night aboard CVN 74

Flight operations at night aboard CVN 74

At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (Jan. 27, 2002) A long camera exposure shot at night from a forward observation platform on the ships island superstructure, creates lighted trails from the afterburners of air... more

F/A-18 Damaged during refueling

F/A-18 Damaged during refueling

Operation Enduring Freedom (Feb. 01, 2002) Maintenance personnel dispatched from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) remove a refueling basket from the refueling probe on an F/A-18 Horne... more

SH-60 helicopter maintenance

SH-60 helicopter maintenance

At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (Feb. 02, 2002) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Micheal Tabingo from Sacramento, CA, conducts a routine inspection on a tail rotor section of an SH-60F "Seahawk" helicopter... more

Fuel Control Board CVN 74

Fuel Control Board CVN 74

At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (Feb. 02, 2002) File# 020202-N-4768W-097

USS John C. Stennis Enduring Freedom

USS John C. Stennis Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom (Feb. 20, 2002) USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) turns out of the wind and picks up speed to reset its course in preparation for the next cycle of flight operations. John C. Stennis and ... more

An EA-6B Prowler navigates during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission

An EA-6B Prowler navigates during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) missi...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 17, 2002) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) navigates during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission in support of Operation ... more

Aviation Ordnancemen reload 20mm bullets into the 20mm gun system

Aviation Ordnancemen reload 20mm bullets into the 20mm gun system

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 17, 2002) Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA-97) reload 20mm bullets into the 20mm gun system (M61A1) on an F/A-18 Hornet during flight o... more

A Pilot assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) plots tactical points for navigation during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A Pilot assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack Squadron O...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 17, 2002) A Pilot assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) plots tactical points for navigation during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission in sup... more

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135)

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squ...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 17, 2002) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) navigates during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission in support of Operation ... more

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack S...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 18, 2002) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimit... more

An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the �Wallbangers� of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Seven (VAW-117) prepares to launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the �Wallbangers� of Carrier Airborne Earl...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 18, 2002) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Seven (VAW-117) prepares to launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flig... more

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

San Diego, CA (May. 21, 2002) File# 020521-N-8894M-002

USS John C. Stennis

USS John C. Stennis

Pearl Harbor, HI (May. 21, 2002) Tug boats push aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) alongside the pier at Pearl Harbor Naval Station. The Stennis is returning from a regularly scheduled six month dep... more

Pearl Harbor - USS Stennis

Pearl Harbor - USS Stennis

Pearl Harbor, HI (May. 23, 2002) Tugboats churn up Pearl Harbor's shallow basin as the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departs from Pier H at the naval station. John C. Stennis and her embarked C... more

USS Stennis homecoming

USS Stennis homecoming

San Diego, CA (May. 28, 2002) USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) approaches the pier at Naval Air Station North Island after a six and a half month deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Free... more

USS Bridge - homecoming

USS Bridge - homecoming

Naval Station Bremerton, WA (May. 28, 2002) Friends and family members gather together to greet the Sailors of the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10), as they return from deployment. The Bridge is at... more

USS Stennis homecoming

USS Stennis homecoming

San Diego, CA (May. 28, 2002) A Stennis Sailor reunites with his wife during the homecoming ceremony for USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) after a six and a half month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Fre... more

USS Stennis homecoming

USS Stennis homecoming

Naval Air Station North Island, CA (May. 28, 2002) Aviation Storekeeper 3rd Class Laura Short from Baltimore, MD, receives a big welcome home hug from her mother during the homecoming ceremony for USS John C. S... more

CVN 74 Returns from Operation Enduring Freedom

CVN 74 Returns from Operation Enduring Freedom

Naval Air Station North Island, CA (May. 28, 2002) Crewmembers on board the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) man the rails as the aircraft carrier returns to her homeport of San Diego. Stennis and... more

USS Stennis homecoming

USS Stennis homecoming

Naval Air Station North Island, CA (May. 28, 2002) Sgt. Maj. Timothy Lesane from Baltimore, MD, gives his daughter a big hug, after returning home from a six and a half month deployment. Sgt. Maj. Lesane is as... more

CNO attends change of command ceremony

CNO attends change of command ceremony

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Aug. 02, 2002) Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Vern Clark is flanked between Vice Adm. Michael D. Malone and Adm. Walter F. Doran Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet during a c... more

managing the account of repair parts for the Supply Department aboard USS John C. Stennis

managing the account of repair parts for the Supply Department aboard ...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Dec. 09, 2002) Aviation Storekeeper 1st Class Alejandro Bernardo from San Diego, Calif., manages the account of repair parts for the Supply Department aboard USS John C. ... more

Seaman Leanne Connelly from Denver, Colo., applies gold paint to one of two 30-ton Navy standard stockless anchors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Seaman Leanne Connelly from Denver, Colo., applies gold paint to one o...

Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2003) Seaman Leanne Connelly from Denver, Colo., applies gold paint to one of two 30-ton Navy standard stockless anchors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). S... more

Lt. j.g. Amelia Ebhardt assigned to Patrol Squadron Four Zero (VP-40), home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wa flies on a routine mission

Lt. j.g. Amelia Ebhardt assigned to Patrol Squadron Four Zero (VP-40),...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2003) The pilot of a P-3C "Orion" from Patrol Squadron Four Zero (VP-40), home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., guides her aircraft on a routine... more

A P-3C Orion patrol aircraft takes off from Naval Air Station North Island.

A P-3C Orion patrol aircraft takes off from Naval Air Station North Is...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2003) A P-3C Orion patrol aircraft assigned to the "Skinny Dragons" of Patrol Squadron Four (VP 4), takes off from Naval Air Station North Island. VP-4 was parti... more

USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departs homeport for deployment.

USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departs homeport for deployment.

Naval Station Everett, Wash. (Mar. 03, 2003) "Anchors Aweigh" is played on Scottish bagpipes by a member of the local Tacoma, Wash., Fire Department, to honor the Sailors aboard the frigate USS Rodney M. Davis ... more

Nimitz ships out

Nimitz ships out

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) Family and friends bid farewell to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) before the ship pulls away from her berth. Nimitz is beginning ... more

Sailor says goodbye to his daughter before deploying with USS Nimitz battle group.

Sailor says goodbye to his daughter before deploying with USS Nimitz b...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) Amidst tears and last kisses, Machinists Mate Fireman Luis Rangel a crewmember assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), says goodbye to his daughter before boardin... more

Families say farewell

Families say farewell

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) Family and friends bid farewell to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) before the ship pulls away from its berth. Nimitz is beginning ... more

 Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dean Shears stands watch as pier sentry watch as the guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) sets out to sea

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dean Shears stands watch as pier sentry wat...

Naval Station Everett, Everett Wash. (Mar. 03, 2003) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dean Shears stands watch as pier sentry watch as the guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) sets out to sea. The Davis... more

Sailors man the rail aboard USS Nimitz while they depart for deployment.

Sailors man the rail aboard USS Nimitz while they depart for deploymen...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) In a time-honored naval tradition, crewmembers assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails while getting underway from her homeport in San Diego, Calif. ... more

USS Princeton (CG 59) pulls away from its homeport of Naval Station San Diego. Princeton is part of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike force deployed in the Arabian Gulf conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

USS Princeton (CG 59) pulls away from its homeport of Naval Station Sa...

San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) USS Princeton (CG 59) pulls away from its homeport of Naval Station San Diego. Princeton is part of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Group deployed in the Arabian Gulf conducting mis... more

Nimitz pulls out

Nimitz pulls out

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls away from its berth as her crew "man the rails" and bid farewell to their friends, family, and loved ones. N... more

Radm. Locklear meets with media before deployment with USS Nimtiz battle group.

Radm. Locklear meets with media before deployment with USS Nimtiz batt...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) Rear Adm. Samuel Jones Locklear, Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Five, speaks with a media representative about the upcoming deployment of USS Nimitz (CV... more

USS Fitzgerald DDG 62 departs for deployment with USS Nimitz battle group.

USS Fitzgerald DDG 62 departs for deployment with USS Nimitz battle gr...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Mar. 03, 2003) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departs Naval Station San Diego on a regularly scheduled six month deployment in support ... more

Deck inspection

Deck inspection

At sea in the Pacific Ocean (Mar. 04, 2003) Flight deck personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz perform a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck before beginning normal flight operatio... more

Fresh coat of paint

Fresh coat of paint

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 04, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Opoku Asare from Lemore, Calif. assigned to the Mighty Shrikes Strike Fighter Squadron Ninety Four (VFA-94) paints a ladder for an F/A-18 Hor... more

USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) pulls along side USS Nimitz

USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) pulls along side USS Nimitz

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 05, 2003) USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) pulls along side USS Nimitz (CVN 68), preparing for an underway replenishment (UNREP). The UNREP allows ships to take on fuel and other supplies whi... more

FA-18F Super Hornet assigned to the �Black Aces� of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) comes in for a landing

FA-18F Super Hornet assigned to the �Black Aces� of Strike Fighter Squ...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 05, 2003) An FA-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) comes in for a landing aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Battle Group, Cruis... more

Second Class Petty Officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Second Class Petty Officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CV...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 06, 2003) Second Class Petty Officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) concentrate while taking E-6 Navy-wide advancement exam in the aft mess decks. Nimitz and her embar... more

Sailors assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing One One (CVW-11) man the rails upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Sailors assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (C...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Sailors assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing One One (CVW-11) man the rails upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.... more

SH-60 Seahawk stands plane guard for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

SH-60 Seahawk stands plane guard for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) An SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the Screaming Indians of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six (HS-6) stands plane guard for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as she mak... more

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the ra...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and... more

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the ra...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and... more

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the ra...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and... more

Airman Jaclyn Noriega, of Columbia, Md., �mans the rails� upon entering Pearl Harbor aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Airman Jaclyn Noriega, of Columbia, Md., �mans the rails� upon enterin...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Airman Jaclyn Noriega, of Columbia, Md., mans the rails upon entering Pearl Harbor aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike... more

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the ra...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and... more

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the ra...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and... more

USS Nimitz (CVN 68), makes a port visit in Pearl Harbor before continuing on her scheduled deployment

USS Nimitz (CVN 68), makes a port visit in Pearl Harbor before continu...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), makes a port visit in Pearl Harbor before continuing on her scheduled deployment. Nimitz and her battle group are currently deploye... more

A T-45C Goshawk receives the launch signal from a shooter on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

A T-45C Goshawk receives the launch signal from a shooter on the fligh...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 14, 2003) A T-45C "Goshawk" receives the launch signal from "a shooter" on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The T-45 aircraft are used for intermediate and advanced port... more

A T-45C Goshawk comes in for a land on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

A T-45C Goshawk comes in for a land on the flight deck aboard USS John...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 14, 2003) A T-45C Goshawk comes in for a land on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Goshawks are used for both intermediate and advanced portions of both the Navy and Mari... more

A T-45C Goshawk recieves the launch signal from a shooter on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

A T-45C Goshawk recieves the launch signal from a shooter on the fligh...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 14, 2003) A T-45C Goshawk recieves the launch signal from a 'shooter' on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Goshawks are used for both intermediate and advanced portions o... more

A T-45C Goshawk makes a touch and go pass on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

A T-45C Goshawk makes a touch and go pass on the flight deck aboard US...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 14, 2003) A T-45C Goshawk makes a 'touch and go' pass on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Goshawks are used for both intermediate and advanced portions of both the Navy ... more

Flight deck Sailors refuel a T-45C Goshawk aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Flight deck Sailors refuel a T-45C Goshawk aboard USS John C. Stennis ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 15, 2003) Flight deck Sailors refuel a T-45C "Goshawk" aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The T-45 aircraft are used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot ... more

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls alongside fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) in preparation for a underway replenishment (UNREP).

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls alongside fast combat s...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 16, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls alongside fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) in preparation for a underway replenishment (UNREP). The UNREP allows ship... more

Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters transfer ordnance

Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters transfer ordnance

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 16, 2003) Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) transfer ordnance from the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE... more

Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Richard Dillio from New York, N.Y., and Jarred Young from Salt Lake City, Utah

Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Richard Dillio from New York, N.Y., and Jarr...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 16, 2003) Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Richard Dillio from New York, N.Y., and Jarred Young from Salt Lake City, Utah, load a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) into a Guided Missile Launcher S... more

The fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) transfers MK-84 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) bombs to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

The fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) transfers MK-84 Joint...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 16, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) transfers MK-84 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) bombs to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during an underway reple... more

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Damien Bernicky loads a live NATO RIM-7 surface-to-air missile into one of the ship�s missile launchers

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Damien Bernicky loads a live NATO RIM-7 surf...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 17, 2003) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Damien Bernicky from Mishawaka, Ind., loads a live NATO RIM-7 surface-to-air missile into one of the ships missile launchers aboard the nuclear powered ai... more

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams off the coast of southern California.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams off the coast of southern Californ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 17, 2003) USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams off the coast of southern California. The ship is currently conducting pilot carrier qualifications with T-45 "Goshawk" aircraft. T-45's are u... more

A T-45C Goshawk catches one of four arresting wires as it lands on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

A T-45C Goshawk catches one of four arresting wires as it lands on the...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 18, 2003) A T-45C Goshawk catches one of four arresting wires as it lands on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The T-45 aircraft are used for intermediate and advanced portio... more

A T-45 Goshawk lands on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

A T-45 Goshawk lands on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CV...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 18, 2003) A T-45 Goshawk lands on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). T-45's are used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training pro... more

 Chief Warrant Officer Gary W. Dedmon, Fire Marshall of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz instructs crew members on how to properly inspect each other's Advanced Chemical Protective Garments

Chief Warrant Officer Gary W. Dedmon, Fire Marshall of the aircraft c...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) Chief Warrant Officer Gary W. Dedmon, Fire Marshall of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), instructs crew members on how to properly inspect each other's Advanced Chemica... more

A CH-46 Sea Knight transfers supplies from the fast combat support ship USS Bridge

A CH-46 Sea Knight transfers supplies from the fast combat support shi...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) transfers supplies from the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) to the a... more

erographer�s Mate 3rd Class Robert Cherek from Wausau, Wis., uses a PMQ-3 on the 010 level aboard ship to take a wind reading aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

erographer�s Mate 3rd Class Robert Cherek from Wausau, Wis., uses a PM...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) Aerographers Mate 3rd Class Robert Cherek from Wausau, Wis., uses a PMQ-3 on the 010 level aboard ship to take a wind reading aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The PMQ-3 is a hand-held ... more

USS Nimitz pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Bridge in preparation for a replenishment at sea

USS Nimitz pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Bridge in ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) in preparation for a replenishment at sea (RAS) as the guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65... more

The fast combat support ship USS Bridge underway following replenishment operations with elements of USS Nimitz battle group currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

The fast combat support ship USS Bridge underway following replenishme...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) underway following replenishment operations with elements of USS Nimitz battle group currently deployed in support of Operation End... more

 A Sailor concentrates on his E-4 exam in the aft mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

A Sailor concentrates on his E-4 exam in the aft mess decks aboard th...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 20, 2003) A Sailor concentrates on his E-4 exam in the aft mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are condu... more

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Erica Harris from Warner Robins, Ga., uses a psychometric computer temperature wheel to calculate the dew point from the weather office the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Erica Harris from Warner Robins, Ga., use...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 20, 2003) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Erica Harris from Warner Robins, Ga., uses a psychometric computer temperature wheel to calculate the dew point from the weather office the aircraf... more

An F/A-18A Hornet makes a final approach while making an arrested landing aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

An F/A-18A Hornet makes a final approach while making an arrested land...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 21, 2003) An F/A-18A Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA-97) makes a final approach while making an arrested landing aboard the nuclear powered aircraf... more

The U.S. Navy  nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) underway while in the Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) an...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 21, 2003) The U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) underway while in the Pacific Ocean. Nimitz and her embark... more

Photographer�s Mate Airman Basil K. Hutton from Chilhowie, Va., videotapes Seaman Shirley Leonard from Sweet Home, Ore., as she reads a book to her daughter

Photographer�s Mate Airman Basil K. Hutton from Chilhowie, Va., videot...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 21, 2003) Photographers Mate Airman Basil K. Hutton from Chilhowie, Va., videotapes Seaman Shirley Leonard from Sweet Home, Ore., as she reads a book to her daughter back home, courtesy of a... more

An E-2C Hawkeye attaached to the

An E-2C Hawkeye attaached to the

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An E-2C Hawkeye attaached to the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Seventeen (VAW-117) approaches the flight deck for a landing aboard USS Nimitz (CV... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from one of four steam driv...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) prepares to launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) lands on the flight deck aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Battle Group... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) prepares to make an arrested landing aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and her emb... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) prepares to make an arrested landing aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and her emb... more

An Aviation Boatswain�s Mate removes a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) pod

An Aviation Boatswain�s Mate removes a forward-looking infrared (FLIR)...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) Aviation Electronics Technician Michael Holmes assigned to the "Mighty Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA-97), removes a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) pod from a... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Top Hatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron Fourteen (VFA-14) prepares to make an arrested landing aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and her ... more

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the 'Black Aces' of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the 'Black Aces' of Strike Fighter...

The Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) goes through final checks before launching from the flight deck aboard USS Ni... more