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Schnugg

It's gettin' a bit dramatic 'round here...
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From the Navy Web Site. Released image.

Waking Up the Shoes!!!! :D:D


 

HeyJoe

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090429-G-6464J-132 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 29, 2009) The ex-USS Conolly (DD 979) is struck by cannon fire during the sinking exercise portion of UNITAS Gold. This year marks the 50th iteration of UNITAS, a multinational exercise that provides opportunities for participating nations to increase their collective ability counter illicit maritime activities that threaten regional stability. Participating countries are Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, U.S. and Uruguay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson/Released)
 

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090501-N-7478G-228 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 1, 2009) A member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force boards the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while conducting a visit, board, search, and seizure drill during Exercise Malabar 2009. The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy are participating in Malabar, an annual exercise led by the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)
 

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090501-N-1251W-048 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 1, 2009) Quartermaster 1st Class Marc Morency, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), climbs a pilot ladder to board the Indian Navy replenishment tanker INS Jyoti (A58) during Malabar 2009. Malabar is a trilateral exercise between the U.S., India, and Japan involving air, surface, and sub-surface warfare. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White/Released)
 

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090430-N-3666S-018 PEARL HARBOR (April 30, 2009) Quartermaster Seaman Sammy Sitich stands the topside rover watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is in a training cycle supporting the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. The program calls for all 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments and is designed to improve the U.S. Pacific Fleet's war fighting readiness and effectiveness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Stirrup/Released)
 

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090430-N-2013O-190 YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 30, 2009) Capt. Matthew Loughlin, the new commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), speaks to the officers and crew of Shiloh during the ship's change of command ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Shiloh is assigned to Commander, Task Force 70 and is a part of the U.S 7th Fleet forward deployed naval forces at Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki/Released)
 

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090501-N-1251W-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 1, 2009) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Thomas Frederick, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), secures a perimeter during a Malabar 2009 training exercise with the Indian Navy replenishment tanker INS Jyoti (A58). Malabar is a trilateral exercise between the U.S., India, and Japan involving air, surface, and sub-surface warfare. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White/Released)
 

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090430-N-7478G-200 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 30, 2009) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JDS Kurama (DDH 144) leads the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), flying their battle flag, and the Indian Navy guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvir (DDG 54) are underway in formation during Exercise Malabar 2009. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy are participating in Exercise Malabar 2009, an annual exercise led by the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)
 

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090428-N-9588L-024 PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 28, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) is moored next to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) with the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) in the background. The three naval vessels are in South Florida to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2009. More than 1,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating in a number of community outreach activities April 27 to May 2 as well as enjoying the hospitality and tourism of South Florida. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dean Lohmeyer/Released)
 

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090426-N-6247V-061 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 26, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) approach the ship in rigid hull inflatable boats to embark members of the visit, board, search and seizure team before conducting boarding training evolutions in the Atlantic Ocean. Arleigh Burke is underway on a six-month deployment and is headed to the Horn of Africa region supporting maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)
 

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090429-N-2821G-139 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 29, 2009) A Mexican BO-105 Bolkow helicopter fires 2.75 inch high-explosive rockets at the ex-USS Connolly (DD 979) during the sinking exercise portion of UNITAS Gold. This year marks the 50th iteration of UNITAS, a multinational exercise that provides opportunities for participating nations to increase their collective ability counter illicit maritime activities that threaten regional stability. Participating countries are Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, U.S. and Uruguay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)



090429-N-2354M-166 ATLANTIC OCEAN (APRIL 29, 2009) A 2.75 inch helicopter-launched rocket hits the signal tower of the ex-USS Connolly (DD979) during the sinking exercise portion of UNITAS Gold. This year marks the 50th iteration of UNITAS, a multinational exercise that provides opportunities for participating nations to increase their collective ability counter illicit maritime activities that threaten regional stability. Participating countries are Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, U.S. and Uruguay. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dawn C. Montgomery/Released)
 

SteveG75

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We had some folks from TACRON supporting UNITAS from onboard MESA VERDE. I'll have to ask them about the SINKEX.
 
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