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Posted: 5/25/2003 7:31:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 7:41:20 PM EDT by FireControlman]
Another one of my GO NAVY posts. Here we go again, same ole song again: The Navy-Marine Corps Team [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030514-N-5024R-001.jpg[/img] The Fitz-Bradshaw racing team pit crew prepare the U.S. Navy sponsored, Busch series race car for qualifying trials. [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030523-N-5862D-158.jpg[/img] At sea aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) May 20, 2003 -- An SH-60 Seahawk helicopter attached to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) slows down to lower it's rescue swimmer while the destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) sails in the background. The Constellation Carrier Strike Force is returning home from deployment in which it supported Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030520-N-0295M-009.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:35:09 PM EDT
Now thats MAR#AT. Great pics. Jason
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:39:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 7:42:41 PM EDT by FireControlman]
Hope you ladies enjoy the pics Al Kut, Iraq (May 4, 2003) -- Engineering Aide 2nd Class Ji Lee from Alexandria, Va., hands out candy to local children from within the Al Kut Cemetery. U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One Thirty Three (NMCB-133) are restoring the cemetery that is the resting place of British soldiers who died during World War One. The project shows respect for the families of our comrades who fought beside us in recent operations. NMCB-133 is in Iraq to provide construction support and provide humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq. [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030504-N-2517J-002.jpg[/img] Force Protection, why does this look so familiar to me [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_010912-N-1205P-242.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:44:39 PM EDT
Cool pics. Thanks
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:51:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 7:54:51 PM EDT by FireControlman]
One of the more important evolutions of the day : Chaplains baptize a Sailor in a Joint Directional Attack Munitions (JDAM) crate in the hanger bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030326-N-9964S-016.jpg[/img] The 76mm rapid-fire gun aboard the guided missile frigate USS Sides (FFG 14) is fired at the destroyer Towers (DDG 9) during a live fire sinking exercise (SINKEX) conducted off the California coast. Using decommissioned ships for live-fire operations gives ships’ crews the experience of launching operational weapons and honing their war-fighting skills. The decommissioned ships are first made environmentally safe prior to towing and sinking in safe waters off prospective coastlines. Ultimately, the Towers will serve as a man-made reef for marine life in the area. [img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_021009-N-8590B-003.jpg[/img] more??
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:56:42 PM EDT
I sailed with the Towers, when I was on the USS Berkeley DDG-15. Makes me kinda sad........ [usa]
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 8:35:48 PM EDT
There must not be a noncom around, or that guy with long sleeves would be dealt with. Nice shots, though
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 9:01:17 PM EDT
I agree, what a pecker he had to screw it up and ruin the uniformity. To his defense though the norm is the long sleeves. As long sleeves are issued and short sleeves are purchased. Some ships do not allow members to wear short-sleeve shirts for safety reasons.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 10:21:27 PM EDT
Good Job FireControlman you are going to get this post locked becuase those guys are wearing MARPAT.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 6:24:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 10:53:25 AM EDT by FireControlman]
bump for the holiday/morning crew..have a good one I'm stuck on duty.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:13:03 PM EDT
Makes me kinda homesick........ I wonder if they EVER plan to decomm Connie, she's been around an awfully long time. Good pics, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:30:03 PM EDT
[img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_010912-N-1205P-242.jpg[/img] this young sailor on watch or is this a photo-op? where's the damn ammo?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:31:02 PM EDT
Excellent stuff FC [:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:17:16 PM EDT
Left-hand feed. The tray is out of view I believe. The weapon may or may not be in condition one. Either way it takes but a few moments to make ready. Ammo lockers wouldn't be but feet away to feed that puppy more.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 6:03:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 6:05:35 PM EDT by TWHaz]
Thanks for the Pics.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:12:34 PM EDT
Hey is the USS Constellation a Nuclear power ship? also did you take those pics FireControlman?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:32:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sixgun357: Hey is the USS Constellation a Nuclear power ship? also did you take those pics FireControlman?
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I thought all of our carriers were, but I noticed it was labeled as CV and not CVN. So i dunno, im curious myself [:)]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:41:39 PM EDT
Here is a link to information about the Kitty Hawk, Constellation, and America. http://www.warships1.com/UScv63_KHawk_specs.htm
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:17:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sixgun357: Hey is the USS Constellation a Nuclear power ship? also did you take those pics FireControlman?
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Nope...they were authorized and laid down before congress passed the law mandating nuclear power for all future carriers. Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Constellation (CV 64), and John F. Kennedy (CV 67) are the only conventionally steam powered carriers in the active Fleet at this time. BTW...that would be a fine pic of the Milius with her giant battle flag at the fore truck and a bone in her teeth...if it weren't for that cheesy helo mucking up the scene! [;D] Finally...I'll just bet that FFG's little popgun didn't do much damager to ex-Towers. Those Charles F. Adams class DDGs were some tough ships. For example, the hull and main decks were constructed of HY-80 steel. They had great inherent strength and torsional rigidity. When ex-Buchanan (DDG 14) was sunk it took a bunch of missiles, rockets and gun rounds to finally do the old girl in. I served in three of the old Adams class ships. Small and crowded by today's standards but they were the queens of the Fleet then.
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