PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2011) Sailors simulate fighting a fire during a mass casualty drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael Feddersen/Released)
ARABIAN SEA (April 18, 2011) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
The terrain for the scientific work conducted by ICESCAPE scientists on July 4, 2010, was Arctic sea ice and melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea. The five-week field mission was dedicated to sampling the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the ocean and sea ice. Impacts of Climate change on the Eco-Systems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment, or ICESCPE Mission, is a multi-year NASA shipborne project. The bulk of the research will take place in the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea’s in summer of 2010 and fall of 2011.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 12, 2011) The crew of an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) conducts pre-flight checks aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) is underway in the background. Bataan and Mesa Verde are deploying to the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 23, 2011) Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 train marines from the Royal Netherlands marine corps to operate riverine craft in formation during a three-week cross-training exercise to exchange tactics and refine skills. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Williams/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 1, 2011) Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct a chemical, biological, and radiological environment weapons training exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the command ship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2011) An SA-330J Puma helicopter lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS PREBLE (DDG-88) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Preble is conducting humanitarian assistance operations off the coast of Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Katherine O'Donnell/Released)