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Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, is given the red carpet treatment as he boards the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) and is greeted by a Navy admiral

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, is given the red ca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ron Wood Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ron Wood Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ron Wood Release Status: Released to Public ... More

A Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter airlifts a 105mm howitzer from the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) to a gun position ashore during Operation Valiant Usher 1-81-A. The 31st Marine Amphibious Unit (31st MAU) is also participating in the operation

A Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter airlifts a 105mm howitze...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VALIANT USHER 1-81-A Country: Western Australia Scene Camera Operator: SSGT R.G. Brown Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

Radioman SEAMAN Rick Taqinta performs a routine check on a satellite communications antenna aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise COBRA GOLD '86

Radioman SEAMAN Rick Taqinta performs a routine check on a satellite c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD '86 Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise THALAY THAI '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A sailor driving a forklift stacks a pallet of ammunition crates on a helicopter cargo net on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A sailor driving a forklift stacks a pallet of ammunition crates on a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A Navy officer helps Marine ordnancemen lift an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile off of an Aero 21 weapons skid on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A Navy officer helps Marine ordnancemen lift an AIM-9 Sidewinder missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Two flight deck crewmen wait for flight operations to resume aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

Two flight deck crewmen wait for flight operations to resume aboard th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) approaching Pearl Harbor through the channel.

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Hawaii(HI) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: OS2 John Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... More

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ships USS TARAWA (LHA-1), left, and USS ESSEX (LHD-2), right moored at the shipyard. The decommissioned aircraft carrier RANGER (CV-61) is in a graving dock in the background

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ships USS TARAWA (LHA-1), lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach Naval Shipyard State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 R.J. Davis Release Status: R... More

(left to Right) Captain Richard Mayo, Pacific Fleet Surgeon General, Captain Thomas Wachtel, Commanding Officer Reserve Medical Unit San Diego and Lieutenant Commander Charles Smith Shipping Control Coordinator on the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) bridge wing enjoy the ride as the TARAWA heads out to sea during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

(left to Right) Captain Richard Mayo, Pacific Fleet Surgeon General, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Stephen B... More

USS TARAWA (LHA 1) seaman from the deck division prepare mooring line for storage during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

USS TARAWA (LHA 1) seaman from the deck division prepare mooring line ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Steph... More

Aviation Boatswains Mate CHIEF Rick "Boats" Poedtke briefs his USS Tarawa (LHA 1) flight deck crew on the upcoming events during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The yellow jerseys are worn by aircraft handlers in charge of flight deck and aircraft movement. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Aviation Boatswains Mate CHIEF Rick "Boats" Poedtke briefs his USS Tar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Steph... More

Quartermaster Second Class (QM2) Robert Tricer plots the coarse of USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 off the Southern California coast. KERNEL BLITZ is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Quartermaster Second Class (QM2) Robert Tricer plots the coarse of USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Scott Blackhall, U... More

Navy Journalist Second Class Lee Rhoades, Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific, is documenting the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) conducting fleet maneuvers during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Navy Journalist Second Class Lee Rhoades, Fleet Combat Camera Group Pa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Coronado (AGF 11) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scen... More

Marines make their way out of a CH-53 Sea Dragon on the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Marines make their way out of a CH-53 Sea Dragon on the flight deck of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

A Landing Craft, Utility (LCU), from Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California, (ACU-1), (DET-A) load vital equipment needed to storm the beach aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

A Landing Craft, Utility (LCU), from Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

A lone sailor takes a moment from the hectic life on board the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) prior to the Amphibious landing during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

A lone sailor takes a moment from the hectic life on board the USS TAR...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Steph... More

Flight deck personnel aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) take a break on an Marine AH-1W Super Cobra between flight quarters during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Flight deck personnel aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) take a break on an Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA Scene Camera Op... More

A Navy doctor aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) checks on Marines role-playing as casualties in the ship's hospital during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The Marines were flown in on a medevac helicopter from the front lines of a beach assault on enemy forces at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

A Navy doctor aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) checks on Marines role-playing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA Scene Camera Operator: PH2 (Nac) Jeff Viano, ... More

A group of four CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters make their way to the USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the exercise

A group of four CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters make their way to the US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEEP STRIKE '97 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jon W. Halinkowski Release Status: Released to Public... More

A Bahrainian, Al Riffa Class Fast Attack Craft, HAWAR (PCF 11), passes in front of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA 1), just before the TARAWA, part of the Southwest Asia buildup in the Persian Gulf, moors at the Mina Sulman pier in Manama, Bahrain

A Bahrainian, Al Riffa Class Fast Attack Craft, HAWAR (PCF 11), passes...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Charles Neff, Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy Sailors aboard the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), refuel a US Marine AH-1W Huey Super Cobra helicopter at the edge of the TARAWA's deck. This mission is in direct support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Sailors aboard the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Craig P. Strawser, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

Marines and Sailors deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, California, Man the Rails as the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) pulls away from the pier to embark upon a six month Western Pacific Cruise

Marines and Sailors deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Branden P. O'Brien, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Aviators train night-flying a USMC CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter using night vision goggles onboard the Amphibious Assault Ship (AAS) USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during West Pacific Operation

US Marine Corps (USMC) Aviators train night-flying a USMC CH-46 Sea Kn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Branden P. O'Brien, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

Sunset aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

Sunset aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '01 Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Christopher Surber, Usmc R... More

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) underway off the coast of Virginia Beach

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Virginia Beach State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A U.S. Navy search and rescue swimmers (SAR) Air Warfare System's Operator Second Class Randy Eaton and Damage Controlman Second Class Christopher Johnson are hoisted out of the water by an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, from Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 26, during a combined training with SAR personnel from the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) in the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 24, 2006. SAIPAN is currently underway conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Patrick W. Mullen III) (Released)

A U.S. Navy search and rescue swimmers (SAR) Air Warfare System's Oper...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Patrick W. Mullen, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors "man the rails" as the USN Tarawa class Amphibious Assault Ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) approaches the pier following a six-and-a-half month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism

US Navy (USN) Sailors "man the rails" as the USN Tarawa class Amphibio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Scene Camera Operator: P... More

Representative Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-NC) (with book) visits with Base military and civilian personnel at Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School to discuss Department of Defense (DoD) school issues that may affect Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC)

Representative Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-NC) (with book) visits with Base...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MCB Camp Lejeune S... More

A US Navy (USN) MH-60S Knighthawk, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 (HC-6), Chargers, Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), gets hooked up with a bundle of ammunition, bound for a nearby Navy vessel, from the flight deck onboard the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at sea. The SAIPAN is at sea conducting training exercises for a scheduled deployment

A US Navy (USN) MH-60S Knighthawk, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Gary L. Johnson III, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

The Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Gordon R. England, congratulates US Navy (USN) Hospitalman (HN) Luis E. Fonseca, Jr., after presenting him with the Navy Cross during a ceremony held by the Flag Pole onboard the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC). USN HN Fonseca was honored for his actions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM while serving with Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Platoon (PLT), Company (CO) C, 1ST Battalion (BN), 2nd Marines (MAR), Task Force Tarawa, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)

The Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Gordon R. England, congra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Camp Lejeune Scene... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion maneuvers through the waters of the Pacific Ocean, after exiting the well deck of the US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS PELEIU (LHA 5), heading toward the beach at Training Area Bellows, Hawaii (HI), to conduct infantry and amphibious training. (SUBSTANDARD)

A US Marine Corps (USMC) AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Zack Baddorf, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Assault Amphibian Vehicle Recovery Model 7A1 (AAVR7A1) deployed from the well deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) make its way toward shore. US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines assigned to the PELELIU are currently conducting amphibious training on the beaches of Pacific Missile Range Facility

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Assault Amphibian Vehicle Recovery Model 7A1 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Prince A. Hughes III, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... More

The US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4) (right) approaches the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Henry J. Kaiser Class Underway Replenishment Oiler USNS PATUXENT (T-AO 201) to receive fuel during an underway replenishment (UNREP). The NASSAU deployed as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 8 (ESG-8) supporting maritime security operations (MSO) in the 5th Fleet Area of Operations

The US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS NASSAU (LHA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Andrew King, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) the Community and Family Policy person, Leslye A. Arsht (center) and US Army (USA) Colonel (COL) Valerie Ratliff get a tour of the bridge aboard the USN Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) from Lieutenant (LT) Jennifer Mitchell (right), TARAWA's Public Affairs Officer (PAO)

Aboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: LHA-1 Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tony Spiker... More

During a man overboard drill the US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Personnel Large (LCPL) is lowered over the side of the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2)

During a man overboard drill the US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Personnel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Patrick W. Mullen Release Status: Released to P... More

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS PELELIU (LHA 5), US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Carlos Aponte, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) performs a liquid penetrate inspection on welds in the exhaust duct of an USMC AV-8B Harrier aircraft. The PELELIU is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and is currently underway in the Arabian Sea on a routine deployment in support of the global war on terrorism

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS PE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Kerryl Cacho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Safety Crew observe as a USN MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 (HSC-21), approaches for a cargo pickup, during an ammunition offload. The TARAWA is currently conducting operation in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California (CA)

Two US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Safety Crew observe as a USN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PHAA Bryan Niegel, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy (USN) Sailors and US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assemble on the flight deck of the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS NASSAU (LHA 4), to listen as Commander, US Sixth Fleet, USN Vice Admiral (VADM) John Stufflebeem, congratulates the crew on the completion of a successful deployment. The NASSAU served as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 8 (ESG-8) during the scheduled six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

US Navy (USN) Sailors and US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assemble on t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nassau (LHA 4) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Andrew King, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS NASSAU (LHA 4), throw out the first pitch before a Major Base Ball (MBL) Florida Marlins vs. Boston Red Sox baseball game at Dolphin Stadium, located in Hollywood, Florida (FL).  The Marlins hosted Military Appreciation Night in support of the US Armed Forces. Pictured background left-to-right are; USN Interior Communications SPECIALIST First Class (IC1) Sollie Davis, Sailor of the Year; USN Captain (CAPT) John Roberti, Commanding Officer (CO); and USN Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) Michael Cassidy, Junior Sailor of the Year

US Navy (USN) Sailors from the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hollywood State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Amanda Clayton, USN Release Status: Released t... More

The U.S. Navy Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) test fires its close-in weapons system while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 17, 2006. SAIPAN is currently underway on a routine deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Patrick W. Mullen III) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Patrick W. Mullen, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

U.S. Navy Quartermaster Second Class Jason Lentz checks the distance between his ship, the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), and the Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser Class Oiler USNS LEROY GRUMMAN (T-AO 195) in preparation for an underway replenishment operation in the Gulf of Aden on Sept. 9, 2006. SAIPAN is currently underway conducting maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class Gary L. Johnson III) (Released)

U.S. Navy Quartermaster Second Class Jason Lentz checks the distance b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Gary L. Johnson III, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

U.S. Navy (USN) CHIEF Machinist's Mate (MMC) Jordan Rosado speaks to first class petty officers aboard the USN Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4) about success, advancement, and the Sailor of the Year program. MMC Rosado was selected as the 2006 Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year for and was meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class Arif Patani) (Released)

U.S. Navy (USN) CHIEF Machinist's Mate (MMC) Jordan Rosado speaks to f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nassau (LHA 4) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Arif Patani, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

U.S. Navy (USN) Machinist Mate First Class Dariamie Jackson and USN CHIEF Machinist Mate Jack Hunt hoist a broom up the mast of the USN Amphibious Assault Ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) as the ship pulls into port on Nov. 7, 2006. The Broom was raised to symbolize the Engineering Departments"Clean Sweep"of the Afloat Training Group's assessment of engineering readiness over the past month an a half. The TARAWA passed the final tests with flying colors, completing a difficult portion of its workups for its next western Pacific Deployment (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST Second Class Tony Spiker) (Released)

U.S. Navy (USN) Machinist Mate First Class Dariamie Jackson and USN CH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Tony Spiker, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

U.S. Army Col. Christensen Hsu examines the mouth of

U.S. Army Col. Christensen Hsu examines the mouth of

U.S. Army Col. Christensen Hsu examines the mouth of a patient during a dental clinic at Tungauru Hospital June 8 during a Pacific Partnership visit to the Independent Republic of Kiribati. Joint High Speed Ves... More

Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)

Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)

Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) transfer seventeen sets of remains to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during a repatriation ceremony for service members recovered form the battle o... More

Service members assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting

Service members assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting

Service members assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) salute a transfer case on an aircraft during a repatriation ceremony, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, March 14, 2018. The contents of the t... More

150608-M-GO800-067 KIRIBATI (June 8, 2015) – Musician

150608-M-GO800-067 KIRIBATI (June 8, 2015) – Musician

150608-M-GO800-067 KIRIBATI (June 8, 2015) – Musician 3rd Class Manuel Pelayo dances with a teacher during a concert at the School and Center for Children with Disabilities June 8. The event gave the children a... More

TARAWA, Kiribati (June 17, 2015) – (Left to right)

TARAWA, Kiribati (June 17, 2015) – (Left to right)

TARAWA, Kiribati (June 17, 2015) – (Left to right) Kiribati Minister of Education Maere Tekanene, Commodore, Task Force Forager, Capt. James Meyer, and principal of Red Beach Primary School, Mary Noere, cut the... More

150608-N-HY254-027 TARAWA, Kiribati (June 8, 2015)

150608-N-HY254-027 TARAWA, Kiribati (June 8, 2015)

150608-N-HY254-027 TARAWA, Kiribati (June 8, 2015) Royal Australian Navy Lt. Emma Thornburn teaches kids proper tooth brushing techniques at the Dai Nippon Primary School in Betio, Kiribati, during Pacific Part... More

Marine Pfc. James O. Whitehurst was attached to 2nd

Marine Pfc. James O. Whitehurst was attached to 2nd

Marine Pfc. James O. Whitehurst was attached to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Whitehurst joined the Marine Corps on 20 May, 1941 and was killed in action on the first day of the Battl... More

Marine Corps Cpl. John V. McNichol, 20, of Altoona,

Marine Corps Cpl. John V. McNichol, 20, of Altoona,

Marine Corps Cpl. John V. McNichol, 20, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, accounted for on Sept. 25, 2017, was buried May 14, in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In November 1943, McNichol was assigne... More

The lights on the island of amphibious assault ship

The lights on the island of amphibious assault ship

The lights on the island of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) turn on in preparation for flight deck night operations while under way in the Indian Ocean Dec. 20, 2007. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communi... More

U.S. military members from Marine Forces Pacific Command,

U.S. military members from Marine Forces Pacific Command,

U.S. military members from Marine Forces Pacific Command, American officials and distinguished guests from partner nations gather for a memorial ceremony in Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati, Nov. 20, 2... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) member with the 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, speaks with a visitor inspecting World War II relics, during the "Tarawa Day" at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Veterans of the Battle of Tarawa are invited every November to share their battle experience

A US Marine Corps (USMC) member with the 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Mari...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Kayli Olinde, USMC ... More

Chai Zemien, Chinese ambassador to the United States, and the delegation from the People's Republic of China prepare to leave the docks after touring the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Chai Zemien, Chinese ambassador to the United States, and the delegati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ron Wood Release Status: Released to Public ... More

An AV-8B Harrier II lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

An AV-8B Harrier II lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines(PHL) Scene Camera Operator: OS2 Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

A Navy officer helps Marine ordnancemen lift an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile off of an Aero 21 weapons skid on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A Navy officer helps Marine ordnancemen lift an AIM-9 Sidewinder missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1), seen from a departing UH-1 Iroquois helicopter during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1), see...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) sits on the edge of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. In the background is the amphibious transport dock USS VANCOUVER (LPD-2)

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) sits on the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A video cameraman focuses his camera set near a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A video cameraman focuses his camera set near a CH-46E Sea Knight heli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A sailor stands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) near an AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A sailor stands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope-descending techniques from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter positioned at the edge of the stern elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) use a forklift to position cases of small arms ammunition onto helicopter cargo nets on the ship's flight deck during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) use a fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

An aerial view of various ships moored at the shipyard. In the foreground are the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR-7) and another Wichita class oiler. On the left are the amphibious assault ships USS ESSEX (LHD-2) and the USS TARAWA (LHA-1). The decommissioned aircraft carrier RANGER (CV-61) is in a graving dock in the upper right

An aerial view of various ships moored at the shipyard. In the foregro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach Naval Shipyard State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 R.J. Davis Release Status: R... More

A starboard view of the stern of the TARAWA CLASS AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) as it gets a tow entering the harbor at Naval Station Rota, Spain. The SAIPANS crew will assist in wash-down and inspection of all land vehicles onboard ship during the port visit

A starboard view of the stern of the TARAWA CLASS AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Navy Unique Base: Naval Station, Rota Country: Spain (ESP) Scene Camera Operator: PO2 Keith W. Devinney Release Status: Rele... More

Aviation Boatswains Mate CHIEF Rick "Boats" Poedtke briefs his USS Tarawa (LHA 1) flight deck crew on the upcoming events during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The yellow jerseys are worn by aircraft handlers in charge of flight deck and aircraft movement. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Aviation Boatswains Mate CHIEF Rick "Boats" Poedtke briefs his USS Tar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Steph... More

The USS TARAWA (LHA 1) naval amphibious assault ship on patrol off Southern California in support of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

The USS TARAWA (LHA 1) naval amphibious assault ship on patrol off Sou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC(Nac) Douglas S. Bean, USN Release Status: Released t... More

Operations SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice (OSSA) Ahmeer Rivac plots bridge status of USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 off the Southern California coast. KERNEL BLITZ is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Operations SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice (OSSA) Ahmeer Rivac plots brid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Scott Blackhall, U... More

During Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 the night gave no rest for the Marines and sailors onboard the USS Tarawa (LHA 1), as flight deck operations continued into the night. A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter is seen being guided in. KERNEL BLITZ taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious...

During Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 the night gave no rest for the Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: During Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 the night gave no rest for the Marines and sailors onboard the USS Tarawa (LHA 1), as flight de... More

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 take off of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97.  KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Stephen Batiz, US... More

Captain Chris Ames, Commanding Officer of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) briefs his Operations Officer during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Captain Chris Ames, Commanding Officer of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) brief...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Tarawa Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Nac) Stephen Batiz... More

USMC Brigadier General Lanston asks questions during a brief received by the crew aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

USMC Brigadier General Lanston asks questions during a brief received ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: I MEF Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Scott Blackhall, USN R... More

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Aircraft Handler third class (ABH3) Marc Plotner, a boardmen, keeps track of all the status of aircraft assigned to the USS TARAWA (LHA 1), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Aircraft Handler third class (ABH3) Marc Plo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

A Navy CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) lands on the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

A Navy CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

Seen from the fan tail of USS TARAWA (LHA 1), the oiler USNS RAPPAHANNOCK (T AO 204) refuels two other ships during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Seen from the fan tail of USS TARAWA (LHA 1), the oiler USNS RAPPAHANN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Scott Blackhall, USN Relea... More

Sailors practice their fire-fighting skills during a flight deck fire drill onboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) as part of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. Personnel in jerseys colored brown are plane captains; in yellow are aircraft handlers; in blue are plane handlers, elevator operators, messenger, chocks and chains, tractor drivers. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Sailors practice their fire-fighting skills during a flight deck fire ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

A new filling is an eye opening experience for SEAMAN Joealbert Rodriquez while in USS TARAWA (LHA 1) dental department. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

A new filling is an eye opening experience for SEAMAN Joealbert Rodriq...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

Sailors practice their fire-fighting skills during a flight deck fire drill onboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) as part of Exercise Kernel Blitz '97. Personnel in jerseys colored red are crash/salvage, ordnance; in yellow are aircraft handlers; in blue are plane handlers, elevator operators, messenger, chocks and chains, tractor drivers. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Sailors practice their fire-fighting skills during a flight deck fire ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

Lieutenant Commander Wayne Wiess conducts an examination on a Marine role-playing as a casualty during a mass-casualty drill on-board USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ, largely taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton, is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Lieutenant Commander Wayne Wiess conducts an examination on a Marine r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Scott J. Rector, USN Rele... More

Medical personnel aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) attend to a Marine role-playing as a casualty during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 was flown in on a medevac flight from the front lines of a beach assault by Marines on enemy forces at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Medical personnel aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) attend to a Marine role-pl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 (Nac) Jeff... More

In a Mass Casualty drill a Marine with a simulated wound is attended to onboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) naval amphibious assault ship on patrol off Southern California coast in support of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

In a Mass Casualty drill a Marine with a simulated wound is attended t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

An (LAV-25) Light Armored Vehicle hangs from a crane as it gets loaded onto the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

An (LAV-25) Light Armored Vehicle hangs from a crane as it gets loaded...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEEP STRIKE '97 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jon W. Halinkowski Release Status: Released to Public... More

Marines from the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, Headquarters and Service Company look towards the USS TARAWA (LHA-1) from an LCU shortly after leaving the wet dock. The Marines are on their way to assault Red Beach at Camp Pendleton, California during the amphibious phase of the exercise

Marines from the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, Hea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEEP STRIKE '97 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jon W. Halinkowski Release Status: Released to Public... More

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Saul Mendo prepares to signal the US Marine pilot of an AV-8B Harrier for take-off from the flight deck of the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), during operations in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Saul Mendo prepares t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Craig P. Strawser, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U. S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier hovers above the flight deck of Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), during operations in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

A U. S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier hovers above the flight deck of Tar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Craig P. Strawser, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Skyline view of Kuwait City, Kuwait, from the flight deck of USS TARAWA (LHA 1) (Not shown)

Skyline view of Kuwait City, Kuwait, from the flight deck of USS TARAW...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Craig P. Strawser, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Navy Sailor aboard the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), guides Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-44) into the well deck of the ship to pick up Marines (Not shown) during an amphibious landing operation off the coast of Kuwait in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

A US Navy Sailor aboard the Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Craig P. Strawser, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Marine Lance Corporal Gregory Hughes, a SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) GUNNER with Third Platoon, India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13TH Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), holds security at the Beach Landing Zone on Arturo Island during a Humanitarian Assistance Operation, East Timor, September 2000. US Marines and Sailors from Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group spent three days in East Timor providing Medical and Community Relations Services to help rebuild the war torn nation

US Marine Lance Corporal Gregory Hughes, a SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE OPERATION, EAST TIMOR Base: Arturo Island Country: East Timor (TMP) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Brande... More

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, load up gear in preparation to deploy to the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), Marine Corps Air St...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '01 Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT C... More

Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), Marine Corps Air Station, yuma, Arizona, AV8B Harriers and a CH-53 helicopter on the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), Marine Corps Air Station, yuma, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '01 Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Christopher Surber, Usmc R... More

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft lands aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft lands aboard the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during E...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '01 Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Christopher Surber, Usmc R... More

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft onboard the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft onboard the flight deck of the USS TARAWA (L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '01 Base: USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Christopher Surber, Usmc R... More

Stern on view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) underway off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA)

Stern on view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Virginia Beach State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) underway off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA)

Starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Virginia Beach State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) underway off the coast of Virginia Beach

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) underway off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA)

Port bow view of the US Navy (USN) TARAWA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Virginia Beach State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC), enjoy a couple of beverages during the steel beach picnic aboard the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The USMC Marines of 2/8 are currently on their way home from Iraq after serving in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as part of Task Force Tarawa

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kearsarge (LHD 3) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Bryan J. Nealy, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

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