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FILE PHOTO  - Guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean.

FILE PHOTO - Guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts se...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 01, 1999) FILE PHOTO - Guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Ingalls Shipbuilding. File# 990101-N-0000X-001

Mrs. Garland Johnson gives the command to "bring our ship alive" to the crew of USS PORTER (DDG 78), thus ordering the crew to board the Navy's newest guided missile destroyer during the ship's official commissioning ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida. Mrs. Johnson, the wife of CHIEF of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson, served as the ship's sponsor. Porter will be homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, and commanded by Commander Kenneth V. Spiro

Mrs. Garland Johnson gives the command to "bring our ship alive" to th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Porter (DDG 78) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kevin Elliott, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Navy F-4

Navy F-4

Puerto Rico Area of Operation (Jul. 02, 1999) Following an in-flight refueling with an Air Force KC-135, an F-4 "Phantom" attached to Naval Weapons Test Squadron, Point Mugu, California heads out to conduct wea... more

A Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM) is launched from the US NAVY (USN) ARLEIGH BURK CLASS: (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Porter (DDG 78) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM) is launched from the US NAVY (U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: USS Porter (DDG 78) Scene Camera Operator: LT Christopher Senenko, USN Release Status: Released to Public... more

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk L...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 22, 2003) The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe. Por... more

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk L...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 22, 2003) The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of shock and awe. Por... more

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer, USS PORTER (DDG 78) moored to the pier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during the Change of Command Ceremony when USN Commander (CDR) Douglas Nashold relieved CDR Brad Williamson as the Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS PORTER

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Dest...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Timothy Bensken, Usn Release Status: Released to... more

A port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Station Norfolk.

A port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) d...

Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 10, 2005) A port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a change of command ceremony held on board Naval Station Norfolk. Cmdr. Douglas Nashold relieved Cmdr. Br... more

Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk for a schedule deployment.

Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG ...

Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 28, 2005) Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk for a schedule deployment. As part of a Surface Strike G... more

Line-handlers release the mooring lines to the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), as the ship get underway.

Line-handlers release the mooring lines to the guided missile destroye...

Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 28, 2005) Line-handlers release the mooring lines to the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), as the ship get underway for a schedule deployment. As part of a Surface Strike Group (S... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Feb. 03, 2006) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit. Porter is homeported ... more

Tugboats assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during her arrival for a routine port visit.

Tugboats assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) durin...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Feb. 03, 2006) Tugboats assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during her arrival for a routine port visit. Porter is homeported in Norfolk, Va., is currently on a reg... more

 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handl...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Feb. 03, 2006) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) handle lines during mooring operations upon their arrival for a routine port visit. Porter is homeported ... more

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burke-class of AEGIS destroyers.

The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Apr. 01, 2006) The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burke-class of AEGIS destroyers. Porter is hom... more

A US Navy (USN) harbor security boat patrols the area as the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), gets assistance from tugboats, after arriving for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

A US Navy (USN) harbor security boat patrols the area as the USN Arlei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Souda Harbor State: Crete Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Farley, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), as the ship arrives for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, during a regularly scheduled six month deployment

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) G...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Souda Harbor State: Crete Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Farley, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit.

A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the guided missile destroyer ...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Apr. 01, 2006) A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burke-... more

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), a Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the ship arrives for a routine port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, during a regularly scheduled six month deployment

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Souda Harbor State: Crete Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Farley, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A harbor security boat patrols the area as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit.

A harbor security boat patrols the area as the guided missile destroye...

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Apr. 01, 2006) A harbor security boat patrols the area as the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burk... more

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat in preparation for training aboard the Bulgarian frigate BGS Drazki (F 41).

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and ...

Black Sea (Apr. 18, 2006) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat in preparation for training aboard the Bulgarian ... more

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team, from the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), board the Bulgarian Navy Frigate BGS DRAZKI (F 41), from their Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), during an exercise conducted in the Black Sea. USN and Bulgarian Navy ships are engaged in maneuvering, communication, air defense and Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) drills, to strengthen the emerging partnership between the two navies

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bgs Drazki (F 41) Country: Tunisia (TUN) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Eric Brown, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members discusses tactics with Bulgarian Sailors.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and ...

Varna, Bulgaria (Apr. 19, 2006) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team members discusses tactics with Bulgarian Sailors, during bilateral training on the destr... more

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS PORTER (DDG 78), a USN Sailors assigned to the ships Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team, discusses tactics with two Bulgarian Navy Sailors, during bilateral training on the destroyer's aft missile deck. The PORTER is in port at Varna, Bulgaria, engaged in maneuvering, communication, air defense and Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) drills, to strengthen the emerging partnership between the two navies

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Porter (DDG 78) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Eric Brown, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Dixon, executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), watches as Porter pulls alongside fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6).

Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Dixon, executive officer of the guided missile destro...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 01, 2007) Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Dixon, executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), watches as Porter pulls alongside fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) for... more

A Sailor assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) kisses his spouse good-bye prior to boarding Porter to depart for a six-month deployment.

A Sailor assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) kiss...

NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 01, 2007) A Sailor assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) kisses his spouse good-bye prior to boarding Porter to depart for a six-month deployment. Porter is currently under... more

An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on the fantail of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on the fantail of the gu...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 02, 2007) An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on the fantail of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment... more

Sailors lift a Mk. 46 torpedo onto the missile deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before loading it into one of the launcher tubes.

Sailors lift a Mk. 46 torpedo onto the missile deck of the guided miss...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 07, 2007) Sailors lift a Mk. 46 torpedo onto the missile deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) before loading it into one of the launcher tubes. Porter is currently under... more

Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided m...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 08, 2007) Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to determine the distance between Porter and the dock landing ship USS G... more

Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct boarding exercises aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boar...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 08, 2007) Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct boarding exercises aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter... more

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) for a personnel transfer.

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided missile destroyer USS James E...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 04, 2007) A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) for a personnel transfer. Port... more

Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) watch as USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside for a personnel transfer via a rigid hull inflatable boat.

Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) watch as U...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 04, 2007) Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) watch as USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) pulls alongside for a personnel transfer via a rigid hull inflatable boat. Porter... more

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195)

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an underway repl...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 07, 2007) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an underway replenishment with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), as dock landin... more

Ensign Thomas Brown conducts research on the Internet, to prepare a history brief for an operations and intelligence brief aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Ensign Thomas Brown conducts research on the Internet, to prepare a hi...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 08, 2007) Ensign Thomas Brown conducts research on the Internet, to prepare a history brief for an operations and intelligence brief aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porte... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to board Porter via hook and ladder during a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guide...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 21, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to board Porter via hook and ladder during a training exercise.... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) are briefed prior to conducting an exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-mis...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 21, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) are briefed prior to conducting an exercise. Porter is conducting maritime o... more

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) maneuvers to pick up a floating dummy simulating an overboard crew member during a man overboard drill.

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter ...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 21, 2007) A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) maneuvers to pick up a floating dummy simulating an overboard crew member during a man overboard drill... more

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to the ship with personnel from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95)

A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter ...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 27, 2007) A rigid hull inflatable boat from guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to the ship with personnel from guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James... more

Command Master Chief Dominick Musso speaks with Information Systems Technician Seaman Dennis Figueroa and Seaman Justin Martin about various firefighting techniques aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Command Master Chief Dominick Musso speaks with Information Systems Te...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 28, 2007) Command Master Chief Dominick Musso speaks with Information Systems Technician Seaman Dennis Figueroa and Seaman Justin Martin about various firefighting techniques aboard guided-mi... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pull alongside the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat for a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned t...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 29, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pull alongside the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat for a tr... more

oatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams waves off an SH-60 Seahawk attached to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) from the ship�s flight deck.

oatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams waves off an SH-60 Seahawk ...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 06, 2007) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams waves off an SH-60 Seahawk attached to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) from the ships flight deck. Porter is conducting mari... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull inflatable boat departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) loaded with members of Porter's visit, board, search and seizure team.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull i...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 06, 2007) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull inflatable boat departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) loaded with members of Porter's visit, boar... more

Sailors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat from dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) depart guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a personnel transfer.

Sailors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat from dock landing ship USS...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 07, 2007) Sailors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat from dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) depart guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a personnel transfer. Porter i... more

Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) approaches guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment.

Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) approaches guided-missile d...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 07, 2007) Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) approaches guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment. Porter is conducting maritime operations in the ... more

Gunners Mate 2nd Class Peter Bay fires a shot line from the foc'sle of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to the British auxiliary oiler RFA Bayleaf (A109) to begin an underway replenishment.

Gunners Mate 2nd Class Peter Bay fires a shot line from the foc'sle of...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2007) Gunners Mate 2nd Class Peter Bay fires a shot line from the foc'sle of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to the British auxiliary oiler RFA Bayleaf (A109) to begin an und... more

Cmdr. Robert Hall Jr., commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), presents a command coin to the Mayor of Mombassa, Kenya, Hamisi Mwindani.

Cmdr. Robert Hall Jr., commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer ...

MOMBASA, Kenya (Oct. 19, 2007) Cmdr. Robert Hall Jr., commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), presents a command coin to the Mayor of Mombassa, Kenya, Hamisi Mwindani, after discussi... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare their gear in case they must board a pirated vessel.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard gu...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 28, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare their gear in case they must board a pirated vessel. The shi... more

A pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

A pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 28, 2007) A pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). The skiff belonged to a group of pirates that boarded Pan... more

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) sends a fuel probe to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78)

The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Cl...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 11, 2007) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) sends a fuel probe to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to begin an underway reple... more

Sailors on the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) perform preventive maintenance on the torpedoes and torpedo tubes.

Sailors on the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Po...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2007) Sailors on the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) perform preventive maintenance on the torpedoes and torpedo tubes. Porter is conducting maritime ... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an emergency breakaway drill with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 99) after an underway replenishment.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an emergency...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2007) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an emergency breakaway drill with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 99) after an... more

Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) wait for a helicopter from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) to land for a personnel transfer.

Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG ...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2007) Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) wait for a helicopter from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-A... more

A Sailor in full firefighting gear runs down the port side of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during Porter's Damage Control Olympics.

A Sailor in full firefighting gear runs down the port side of the guid...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 30, 2007) A Sailor in full firefighting gear runs down the port side of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during Porter's Damage Control Olympics. Porter is conducting maritime... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct a pipe patching exercise on the flight deck during Porter's Damage Control Olympics.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduc...

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 30, 2007) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct a pipe patching exercise on the flight deck during Porter's Damage Control Olympics. Porter is conducting mar... more

The forward Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount fires a volley of rounds during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

The forward Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount fires a volley of rou...

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 03, 2007) The forward Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) mount fires a volley of rounds during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is conducting m... more

Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sort mail on the pier after pulling into Port.

Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sort ...

VICTORIA, Seychelles (Dec. 18, 2007) Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sort mail on the pier after pulling into Port. Porter is part of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group co... more

Michael Dale, the Wetlands Manager of the Roche Caiman Bird Sanctuary, gives a tour to community relations project volunteers.

Michael Dale, the Wetlands Manager of the Roche Caiman Bird Sanctuary,...

VICTORIA, Seychelles (Dec. 18, 2007) Michael Dale, the Wetlands Manager of the Roche Caiman Bird Sanctuary, gives a tour to community relations project volunteers attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Po... more

Command Master Chief Dominic Musso attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) interacts with children at a daycare, during a community relations project.

Command Master Chief Dominic Musso attached to the guided-missile dest...

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES (Dec. 19, 2007) Command Master Chief Dominic Musso attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) interacts with children at a daycare, during a community relations project. P... more

Storekeeper 2nd Class Tomas Lomotan helps to paint the exterior of the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage during a community Relations Project.

Storekeeper 2nd Class Tomas Lomotan helps to paint the exterior of the...

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES (Dec. 19, 2007) Storekeeper 2nd Class Tomas Lomotan attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) helps to paint the exterior of the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage duri... more

Sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) paint the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage during a community relations project.

Sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) p...

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES (Dec. 19, 2007) Sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) paint the St. Elizabeth Convent and Orphanage during a community relations project. Porter is part of th... more

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepares to depart Port Victoria, Seychelles.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepares to depart Port V...

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES (Dec. 21, 2007) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepares to depart Port Victoria, Seychelles. Porter is conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the 5th Fleet area of o... more

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command (Military Sealift Command) dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) delivers stores to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command (Military ...

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 22, 2007) An SA-330 Puma helicopter from the Military Sealift Command (Military Sealift Command) dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) delivers stores to the guided-missile d... more

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams directs an MH-60S Seahawk ...

RED SEA (Dec. 27, 2007) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Emanuel Williams directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 carrying members of an evaluation team aboa... more

An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the

An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the

RED SEA (Dec. 27, 2007) An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) after transferring inspection team members... more

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) raise the American flag during morning colors in Naples.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) raise ...

NAPLES, Italy (Jan. 08, 2008) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) raise the American flag during morning colors in Naples. Porter is in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility with the ... more

Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Clark, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), participates in a training exercise.

Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Clark, assigned to the ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2009) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Clark, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), participates in a ... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kossivi Ahonkloo looks through his binoculars while standing an aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kossivi Ahonkloo looks through his binoculars ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2009) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kossivi Ahonkloo looks through his binoculars while standing an aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is partic... more

 Lt. Constance Denmond checks the weapon of Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Imfeld during a safety check on all the weapons of the members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Lt. Constance Denmond checks the weapon of Sonar Technician (Surface)...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2009) Lt. Constance Denmond checks the weapon of Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Imfeld during a safety check on all the weapons of the members of the visit, board, search,... more

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kenneth Haynie participates in a training exercise aboard the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8).

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kenneth Haynie participates in a training ex...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 11, 2009) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kenneth Haynie, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), participates in a training exe... more

Crewmembers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a Mark 46 recoverable exercise torpedo into a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube.

Crewmembers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) lo...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 14, 2009) Crewmembers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a Mark 46 recoverable exercise torpedo into a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube. Porter is participating... more

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jordan Simmons shows Chief Gunner's Mate Michael Melton how to connect a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube arming wire aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jordan Simmons shows Chief Gunner's Mate Micha...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 14, 2009) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jordan Simmons shows Chief Gunner's Mate Michael Melton how to connect a Mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube arming wire aboard the guided-missile destroye... more

Crew members aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a torpedo during a training exercise.

Crew members aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) l...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 14, 2009) Crew members aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) load a torpedo during a training exercise. Porter is participating in a group sail activity in the Atlantic Oc... more

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sails behind the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231).

Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sails behind the Royal Na...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 13, 2009) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sails behind the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) while conducting operations off the coast of the United Kingdom during Exercise ... more

A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stands an aft lookout watch.

A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stand...

SCOTLAND (May. 15, 2009) A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stands an aft lookout watch as the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) moves past. Porter and Ne... more

Sailors plot the location of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a Joint Warrior 2009 anti-air warfare exercise.

Sailors plot the location of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (...

SCOTLAND (May. 17, 2009) Sailors plot the location of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a Joint Warrior 2009 anti-air warfare exercise. Joint Warrior is a two-week NATO exercise off the co... more

Ensign Chad Fanning gives orders to the helm of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a connected replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Ensign Chad Fanning gives orders to the helm of the guided-missile des...

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 07, 2009) Ensign Chad Fanning gives orders to the helm of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a connected replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishme... more

Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Devon Henesley closes a hatch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a general quarters drill while underway to Fleet Week Port Everglades.

Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Devon Henesley closes a hatch aboard th...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 25, 2010) Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Devon Henesley closes a hatch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a general quarters drill while underway to Fleet Week P... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Shavon Haywood looks out over the ocean during her aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while underway to Fleet Week Port Everglades.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Shavon Haywood looks out over the ocean during...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 25, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Shavon Haywood looks out over the ocean during her aft lookout watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while underway to Fleet Week P... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) enters Port Everglades for the start of Navy Week Port Everglades.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) enters Port Everglade...

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) enters Port Everglades for the start of Fleet Week Port Everglades. This is the twentieth Fleet Week Port Everglades, South... more

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls into Port Everglades, Fla. for Fleet Week Port Everglades.

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG ...

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls into Port Everglades, Fla. for Fleet Week Port Everglades. This is the twentieth Fleet Week ... more

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78)

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with S...

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (Apr. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a ship visit while Porter i... more

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Cmdr. Tom Peterson, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78),

Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with C...

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (Apr. 28, 2010) Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr., commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, speaks with Cmdr. Tom Peterson, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), during a sh... more

Sailors board a boat during a training exercise.

Sailors board a boat during a training exercise.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2011) Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure team board a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a training exe... more

Expeditionary Training Group conducts a simulated vessel of interest boarding.

Expeditionary Training Group conducts a simulated vessel of interest b...

NORFOLK (Oct. 12, 2011) Expeditionary Training Group conducts a simulated vessel of interest boarding as Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) condu... more

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stow the aft mast after shifting colors and getting underway.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Po...

NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 05, 2011) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) stow the aft mast after shifting colors and getting underway. Porter is underway to prepare for a... more

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) disconnect the collection, holding and transfer system from shore drainage while preparing to get underway.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Po...

NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 05, 2011) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) disconnect the collection, holding and transfer system from shore drainage while preparing to get... more

Quartermaster Seaman James Johnson secures nylon lines aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Quartermaster Seaman James Johnson secures nylon lines aboard the Arle...

NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 05, 2011) Quartermaster Seaman James Johnson secures nylon lines aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is underway to prepare for an upcoming dep... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Cameron Fitzgibbon, right, teaches Boatswain's Mate Seaman Brandon Williams how to stand watch at the helm of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Cameron Fitzgibbon, right, teaches Boatswain's...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Cameron Fitzgibbon, right, teaches Boatswain's Mate Seaman Brandon Williams how to stand watch at the helm of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destro... more

The Mk-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a live-fire exercise.

The Mk-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun aboard the Arleigh Burke c...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) The Mk-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a live-fire exercise. Porter is underway pr... more

Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus, right, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin McKay fire a Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus, right, and Gunner...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus, right, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin McKay fire a Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile de... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman) File# 111206-N-FI736-003

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Po...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water. Porter is underway preparing for an upcoming... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 06, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman) File# 111206-N-FI736-102

Sailors perform preventative maintenance on a JP-5 refueling nozzle aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Sailors perform preventative maintenance on a JP-5 refueling nozzle ab...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 07, 2011) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Calvin Stephens, right, oversees as Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Ernest Williams performs preventative... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Beaver polishes a brass bell on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Beaver polishes a brass bell on the ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 07, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Robert Beaver polishes a brass bell on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is underway preparing ... more

A helicopter lands aboard a ship.

A helicopter lands aboard a ship.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 08, 2011) A SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 lands aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porte... more

A Sailor gives a flight safety briefing.

A Sailor gives a flight safety briefing.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 08, 2011) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Paul Self, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, gives a flight safety briefing to a Sailor aboard the Arleigh... more

Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus fires the Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus fires the Mk 38 25mm...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 11, 2012) Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Gareth Erasmus fires the Mk 38 25mm machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a practice fire exercise. Porter ... more

The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a practice fire exercise aboard.

The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer U...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 11, 2012) The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is fired during a practice fire exercise aboard. Porter is part of the Enterprise Carrier ... more

A Sailor practices shooting during a live-fire exercise.

A Sailor practices shooting during a live-fire exercise.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 14, 2012) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Christina Marsh fires a .50-caliber machine gun at the killer tomato' a large inflatable device used for target practice during a live-fire exercise aboard... more

Sailors use a target for practice during a live-fire exercise.

Sailors use a target for practice during a live-fire exercise.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 14, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) deploy, the killer tomato' a large inflatable device used for target practice during a liv... more