USS John C. Stennis

11/25/2011: This slideshow is of recent scenes aborad the USS John C. Stennis CVN.

Credit: USN Visual Service:10/13/2011

  • In the first photo, Airman Michael Ryan, from Tempe, Ariz., watches as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 lifts cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a vertical replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
  • In the second photo, Lt. Michael Stamerra attaches a hook to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
  • In the third photo, Seaman Jeavis Harris and Petty Officer 3rd Class Samantha Coccetti secure a bundle of cargo nets during a vertical replenishment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
  • In the fourth photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 lifts cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a vertical replenishment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
  • In the final photo, an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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