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Apollo 14 astronauts assisted out of Command Module by Navy divers

Apollo 14 astronauts assisted out of Command Module by Navy divers

S71-19474 (9 Feb. 1971) --- Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, is assisted out of the Command Module (CM) by a U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmer during the Apollo 14 recovery operations... More

Apollo 14 crewmembers sealed inside a Mobile Quarantine Facility

Apollo 14 crewmembers sealed inside a Mobile Quarantine Facility

S71-18557 (9 Feb. 1971) --- Sealed inside a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), Apollo 14 astronauts greet newsmen and crew men aboard the USS New Orleans, Apollo 14 prime recovery ship. They are from left to rig... More

Apollo 14 crewmen step aboard U.S.S. New Orleans after splashdown

Apollo 14 crewmen step aboard U.S.S. New Orleans after splashdown

S71-19473 (9 Feb. 1971) --- The Apollo 14 crew members step aboard the USS New Orleans, after exiting a U.S. Navy helicopter which retrieved the three from their splashdown site not far away. From left to right... More

Apollo 14 Command Module approaches touchdown in South Pacific Ocean

Apollo 14 Command Module approaches touchdown in South Pacific Ocean

S71-18753 (9 Feb. 1971) --- The Apollo 14 Command Module (CM), with astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander; Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot; and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, aboard, approache... More

Flight Controllers in Mission Control Center during splashdown of Apollo 14

Flight Controllers in Mission Control Center during splashdown of Apol...

S71-18400 (9 Feb. 1971) --- Flight controllers in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) of the Mission Control Center (MCC) view a colorful display which signals the successful splashdown and recovery of t... More

Apollo 14 astronauts assisted out of Command Module by Navy divers

Apollo 14 astronauts assisted out of Command Module by Navy divers

S71-19475 (9 Feb. 1971) --- The Apollo 14 crewmembers sit in a life raft beside their Command Module (CM) in the South Pacific Ocean as they await a U.S. Navy helicopter, which will take them aboard the USS New... More

Apollo 14 crewmembers sealed inside a Mobile Quarantine Facility

Apollo 14 crewmembers sealed inside a Mobile Quarantine Facility

S71-19508 (12 Feb. 1971) --- Separated by aluminum and glass of their Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), the Apollo 14 crew members visit with their families and friends upon arriving at Ellington Air Force Base... More

Navy Swimmers Assist - Recovery of Skylab (SL)-3 Command Module (CM) - Pacific

Navy Swimmers Assist - Recovery of Skylab (SL)-3 Command Module (CM) -...

S73-36401 (25 Sept. 1973) --- A team of U.S. Navy swimmers assists with the recovery of the Skylab 3 Command Module following its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean about 230 miles southwest of San Diego, Californ... More

Skylab 3 Command Module is hoisted aboard prime recovery ship

Skylab 3 Command Module is hoisted aboard prime recovery ship

S73-36423 (25 Sept. 1973) --- The Skylab 3 Command Module, with astronauts Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma still inside, is hoisted aboard the prime recovery ship, USS New Orleans, during reco... More

ASTRONAUT LOUSMA, JACK - EGRESS - SKYLAB 3 COMMAND MODULE - PACIFIC

ASTRONAUT LOUSMA, JACK - EGRESS - SKYLAB 3 COMMAND MODULE - PACIFIC

S73-36435 (25 Sept. 1973) --- Astronaut Jack R. Lousma, Skylab 3 pilot, egresses the Skylab 3 Command Module aboard the prime recovery ship, USS New Orleans, during recovery operations in the Pacific Ocean. Ast... More

Mission Control Center (MCC) View - Skylab (SL)-3 Recovery - JSC

Mission Control Center (MCC) View - Skylab (SL)-3 Recovery - JSC

S73-34553 (25 Sept. 1973) --- Skylab flight directors (foreground) and flight controllers (background) view the large screen in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC) at ... More

SkyLab (SL)-3 - Recovery

SkyLab (SL)-3 - Recovery

S73-36451 (25 Sept. 1973) --- The three crewmen of the Skylab 3 mission are seen aboard the prime recovery ship, USS New Orleans, following their successful 59-day visit to the Skylab space station in Earth orb... More

SKYLAB (SL)-4 - RECOVERY (USS NEW ORLEANS)

SKYLAB (SL)-4 - RECOVERY (USS NEW ORLEANS)

S74-17744 (8 Feb. 1974) --- The crewmen of the third and final manned Skylab mission relax on the USS New Orleans, prime recovery ship for their mission, about an hour after their Command Module splashed down a... More

Apollo Command Module Splashdown

Apollo Command Module Splashdown

(July 24, 1975) The ASTP Apollo Command Module, with astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton still inside, awaits pickup by the prime recovery ship, the USS New Orleans, following sp... More

ASTP Apollo Command Module awaits pickup by prime recovery ship

ASTP Apollo Command Module awaits pickup by prime recovery ship

S75-29717 (24 July 1975) --- The ASTP Apollo Command Module, with astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton still inside, awaits pickup by the prime recovery ship, the USS New Orleans,... More

RECOVERY - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - HAWAII

RECOVERY - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - HAWAII

S75-29715 (24 July 1975) --- A team of U.S. Navy swimmers assists with the recovery of the ASTP Apollo Command Module following its splashdown in the Central Pacific Ocean to conclude the historic joint U.S.-US... More

Marine CPT James Brad of Headquarters Company, 31st Marine Amphibious Unit , is highlined from one ship to another (amphibious assault, USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11)

Marine CPT James Brad of Headquarters Company, 31st Marine Amphibious ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL D.C. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Marine CAPT. James Brad of Headquarters Company, 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, is highlined from one ship to another (amphibious assault ship, USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11)

Marine CAPT. James Brad of Headquarters Company, 31st Marine Amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS New Orleans (LPH 11) Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. C. D. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Portside view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter) USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11) underway along the coast of Point Loma with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego (SSC San Diego) including Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) (right) in the background

Portside view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Point Loma State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) M. Cordova, USN Release Status: Release... More

The US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter) USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11) underway. On the deck are US Marine (USMC) CH-46E Sea Knights, from the HMM-268 "Red Dragons", Tustin Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), California. On the hangar elevator is a USMC CH-46E Super Stallion

The US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) M. Cordova, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

A bow view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter) USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11) underway, as the deck is sprayed down. Point Loma is in the background

A bow view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) M. Cordova, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

Midsection portside view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter) USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11) underway, as the deck is sprayed down

Midsection portside view of the US Navy (USN) Iwo Jima Class Amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) M. Cordova, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

US Army GEN John Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, right, stands on the deck of the Amphibious Ship, USS NEW ORLEANS, LPH 11. The ship is in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia. Shalikashvili is touring the area and visited troops assigned to UNOSOM II operations in Somalia. The right side, front nose section, of an UH-1N Huey helicopter is seen at the left. Two members of the NEW ORLEANS flight deck crew are also seen with the General. UNOSOM II is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Army GEN John Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, right...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPEUNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT L. Mcqueen Release Status: Released... More

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) with Naval Beach

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) with Naval Beach

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

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding managers show US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael "Mike" G. Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), the engineering systems control station aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit, San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock Ship, USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18), under construction at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Shipyard in Avondale, Louisiana (LA)

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding managers show US Navy (USN)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Avondale State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Johnny Bivera, Usn Release Status: Released to... More

Marines assigned to the 14th Marine Regiment from Fort Worth, Texas, fire a dummy round from one of a battery of four World War II-era howitzers at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans.

Marines assigned to the 14th Marine Regiment from Fort Worth, Texas, f...

BELLE CHASSE, La. (Mar. 07, 2007) Marines assigned to the 14th Marine Regiment from Fort Worth, Texas, fire a dummy round from one of a battery of four World War II-era howitzers at Naval Air Station Joint Rese... More

Staff Sgt. Robert Reynolds, Sgt. Harold Subia, and Sgt. Christopher Sepeda prepare to load a WWII era howitzer at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans old airfield.

Staff Sgt. Robert Reynolds, Sgt. Harold Subia, and Sgt. Christopher Se...

BELLE CHASSE, La. (Mar. 07, 2007) Staff Sgt. Robert Reynolds, Sgt. Harold Subia, and Sgt. Christopher Sepeda prepare to load a WWII era howitzer at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans old airfi... More

Running along the rails of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La., prepare to man the rails during its commissioning while a formation of FA-8s flew over.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Running along the rails of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm guns on March 10, 2007. The U.S. Marines are saluting during the National Anthem during the Commissioning of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), which is taking place at New Orleans, La.(US U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm guns on March 10, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm guns on March 10, 2007. The U.S. Marines are preparing to fire their rounds during the Commissioning of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), which is taking place at New Orleans, La.(US U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

Manning the rails, March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La., stand and wait during the ceremony of the commissioning of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8).(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Manning the rails, March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Force...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

On March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans take a group photo in front of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), before its commissioning at New Orleans, La.(US U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

On March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

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

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

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

Standing in front of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La., prepare to board the ship and man the rails during its commissioning.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Standing in front of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

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

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

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

U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm guns on March 10, 2007. The U.S. Marines are firing their rounds during the Commissioning of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), which is taking place at New Orleans, La.(US U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve stand behind their 05 mm ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

Standing in front of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La., prepare to board the ship and man the rails during its commissioning.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Standing in front of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

Sitting in port at New Orleans, La., The USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8) is being presented for its commissioning on March 10, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Sitting in port at New Orleans, La., The USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8) is be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

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

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

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

Sailors prepare to raise the ship's commissioning pennant.

Sailors prepare to raise the ship's commissioning pennant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running through the hatch of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 2007, U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La., prepare to board the ship and man the rails during its commissioning.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Christopher Gallagher) (Released)

Running through the hatch of the USS NEW ORLEANS (LDP 8), March 10, 20...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MARFORRES Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Chris... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Navy ships stand pierside during San Diego Fleet Week 2007.

Navy ships stand pierside during San Diego Fleet Week 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sailors aboard USS New Orleans train

Sailors aboard USS New Orleans train

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans tend lines from Landing Craft Utility 1666 during a night recovery training exercise. New Orleans is conducting multiple day and night launches ... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

USS New Orleans operations

USS New Orleans operations

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, performs drills off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a deployment scheduled for earl... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knighthawk in flight

Knighthawk in flight

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

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies above a landing

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

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

A Marine CH-46E helicopter assigned to the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck

Amphibious assault vehicles head into the well deck

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

Approaching the USS New Orleans

Approaching the USS New Orleans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious

Members of the Discovery Channel film aboard the amphibious

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

Sailors participate in a martial arts training exercise.

Sailors participate in a martial arts training exercise.

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

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

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

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

Martial arts training aboard the USS New Orleans

Martial arts training aboard the USS New Orleans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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