Gulf of Aden activity

07/17/2011: Gulf of Aden activity

Credit: USN Visual Service:03/08/2011

  • In the first photo, a 330EV Puma helicopter with pallets of supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), not pictured, descends to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxton (DDG 103) during a replenishment at sea. Boxer is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • In the second photo, a 330EV Puma helicopter approaches the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), not pictured, to pick up pallets of supplies bound for the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxton (DDG 103), in background, during a replenishment at sea. Truxton is assigned to CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea.
  • In the third photo, the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), left, transfers fuel and stores to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) as the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxton (DDG 103), background, prepares to come alongside Alan Shepard during a replenishment at sea.
  • In the fourth photo, waves crash against the bow of the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) as it transits the Gulf of Aden.
  • In the final photo, Gunner’s Mate Seaman Megan Halliburton fires a shot line from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment at sea. Boxer is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibilities.


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