The Ballet to Provide Support at Sea

01/27/2012: Support at Sea

Credit: USN Visual Service: 01/13/12

  • In the first photo, Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Charlesa Anderson signals to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier as cargo is offloaded during a replenishment at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • In the second photo, a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40, approaches for landing on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are underway on a western Pacific deployment.
  • In the third photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 delivers supplies as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a replenishment at sea.
  • In the fourth photo, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Roberto Lopez watches as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 delivers supplies during a vertical replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
  • In the final photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Juan Arciniega signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 to unload supplies during a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

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