Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Michael West cleans the barrel of an MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber gun on the foc'sle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Shoup is currently underway in the Western Pacific operating area.
Fire Controlman 3rd Class John Bridgeman assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Paul Hamilton (CG 65) fakes a Kevlar mooring line as part of line handlers’ duty at Pearl Harbor. Duty personnel assigned to various ships and other commands provide line handlers to support incoming and moving vessels in the harbor.
Seaman Thomas J. Tafoya, left, receives instruction on firing an M-60 machine gun from Chief Gunner's Mate Louis Johnson during a live fire exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61).
Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Augusto Baez assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) plays with two local children on a swing set at the Prince William Alexander School for Special Needs Day Care playground.
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Bruce Tallon and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Trevor Schwendau assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5), simulate a survivor rescue in open water during annual Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standards (NATOPS) training.
Boatswain's Mate Jonathan Harris and Seaman Shawn Monroe await the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu's (LHA 5) approach to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7) for a connected replenishment.
The American flag flies high as the Utility Landing Craft (LCU-1635) travels to unload excess ammunition off of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).
An SH-60B conducts an early morning fly-by of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51).
Sailors participate in a Easter sunrise service held on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA-137) sit on the flight deck prior to flight operations aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Warrne Summers and Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Prunitis, both students in the Air Force Phoenix Raven Class 06-D here, crawl through smoke pulling a patient under wire during combat first aid training.
Sailors patrol through the woods during a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) awareness exercise as part of the Navy's Individual Augmentee Combat Training course at Fort Jackson, S.C.
A Sailor launches a hand grenade during the Navy's Individual Augmentee Combat Training course at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Cpl. Zachary Reed assigned to the Sea Elks of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron One Six Six (HMM-166) inspects the tail rotor of a CH-53 Sea Knight Helicopter for routine maintenance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Quartermaster Seaman Michael L. Lawton assigned to Beachmaster Unit Two (BMU-2) prepares to safely bring ashore Landing Craft Air Cushion Four One (LCAC 41).
Sailors begin to move a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter into the Hangar Bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5).
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Richard W. Hunt salutes the Ensign during the playing of the National Anthem at the conclusion of the Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA) change of command ceremony. Hunt relieved U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Timothy Ghormley as Commander CJTF-HOA at Camp Lemonier.
An F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Attack Squadron One One (VFA-11) approached the flight deck for an arrested gear landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Nathaniel Nasarow assigned to the "Tridents" of Patrol Squadron Two Six (VP-26), directs a P-3C Orion during low power turns.
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Michael West monitors surface contacts in Hong Kong Harbor from the bridge of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86).