Saturday, June 30, 2012

USS Wasp (LHD 1)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is alongside coalition partner ships during a sailing event while participating in the War of 1812 fleet exercise. The exercise is a week-long multi-national exercise involving 19 ships from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, and Portugal, and is designed to increase interoperability with allied nations, improve tactical prowess and certification of participating units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class Gretchen M. Albrecht/Released)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Air Traffic Controller

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 25, 2012) A Sailor runs the status board from the carrier air traffic control center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kasey Krall/Released)

Monday, June 25, 2012

USS McCampbell (DDG 85)

EAST CHINA SEA (June 21, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), left, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Shirane-class destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144), and the Republic of Korea navy Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer Munmu the Great (DDH-976) pull alongside the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a trilateral exercise. The exercise is designed to improve interoperability and readiness among the three Navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Libraries and free works

Interesting public domain-oriented article: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/22/3670570/libraries-publishers-skirmish.html

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MH-60R Sea Hawk

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2012) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wolf Pack of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 lifts off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz recently got underway to participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

Monday, June 18, 2012

High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2)

MAPUTO, Mozambique (June 8, 2012) High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Maputo for a seven-day port visit to support Africa Partnership Station (APS) East 2012. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative intended to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Suzanna Brugler/Released)

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Capitol of Connecticut located in Hartford

Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Connecticut Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

USS Normandy (CG 60)

BALTIC SEA (June 7, 2012) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) fire a live round of ammunition from the 5-inch gun during a pre-aim calibration firing exercise in support of Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise 2012. Normandy, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser is a representative of the U.S. during the 40th iteration of BALTOPS, a multinational exercise intended to improve interoperability with partner nations by conducting realistic training both on land and at sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian T. Glunt/Released)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2012) A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter takes off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The helicopter landed aboard Peleliu to refuel while on a medical evacuation mission. Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex Van'tLeven/Released)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

USS Mitscher (DDG)

NEW YORK(May 23, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG) makes its way past the New Jersey skyline in New York Harbor to participate in Fleet Week New York 2012. Fleet Week New York 2012 marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation's sea services. This year, the seven-day event coincides with he commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/Released)