Armed to the teeth! Ready for bear…

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 7, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 is fully loaded with 10 GBU-32 1,000 pound bombs aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush, part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in … Continue reading Armed to the teeth! Ready for bear…

Bonhomme Richard Loaded For Deployment…

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (June 5,2017) Surface and air units embark the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prior to the summer deployment. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy video by … Continue reading Bonhomme Richard Loaded For Deployment…

USS Pinckney (DDG 91) fires missile…

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 7, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) fires a telemetry missile from the forward missile deck. Pinckney is underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class … Continue reading USS Pinckney (DDG 91) fires missile…

Exercise Noble Jump 17!

Exercise Noble Jump 17 Forces from a number of NATO countries will deploy significant numbers of soldiers, vehicles, and helicopters to Romania from May 30 – June 22, 2017, to test the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) concept. Exercise Noble Jump 17 is a logistical challenge that will test the ability of all … Continue reading Exercise Noble Jump 17!

MQ-8B Firescout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

GULF OF THAILAND (June 2, 2017) An MQ-8B Firescout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. CARAT is a series of Pacific Command-sponsored, U.S Pacific Fleet-led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance … Continue reading MQ-8B Firescout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

An F/A-18E Super Hornet!!

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 2, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The ship is underway conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by … Continue reading An F/A-18E Super Hornet!!