Memorable Moments of 2012- Pt. 3

As the end of the year approaches we take the time to sit and remember the year as it passed. And with a 100% on watch Navy 100% of the time… we have a lot to remember.

July – December 2012

JULY

July saw our sailors go in different directions. Some joined the fleet off the bat, and others went on to gain more schooling. In the end it was in an effort to be able to do this:

SAN DIEGO (July 4, 2012) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Antonio Dunlap and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Wai Li prepare the Navy Jack for morning colors in celebration of Independence Day on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) at Naval Base San Diego. Boxer is conducting a planned maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Biller/Released)

SAN DIEGO (July 4, 2012) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Antonio Dunlap and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Wai Li prepare the Navy Jack for morning colors in celebration of Independence Day on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) at Naval Base San Diego. Boxer is conducting a planned maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Biller/Released)

(photo credit: US Navy)

July 4th celebrations from a US Navy Ship (photo credit: US Navy)

A sailor salutes during a parade that marks the independence of the USA(Photo Credit: Carol Lee Mudd Fuchs)

A sailor salutes during a parade that marks the independence of the USA(Photo Credit: Carol Lee Mudd Fuchs)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 5, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Vanriper, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 5, Platoon 503, repels from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) while participating in a fast rope and repelling exercise. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that will protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 5, 2012) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Vanriper, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 5, Platoon 503, repels from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) while participating in a fast rope and repelling exercise. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that will protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (July 24, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) practice firefighting during a general quarters drill. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Luis Fiallos/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (July 24, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) practice firefighting during a general quarters drill. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Luis Fiallos/Released)

POLARIS POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) A boy in a Sailor's outfit watches as Sailors man the rails aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as the ship returns to Guam following a six-month regular overhaul and dry-docking maintenance availability period in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

POLARIS POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) A boy in a Sailor’s outfit watches as Sailors man the rails aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as the ship returns to Guam following a six-month regular overhaul and dry-docking maintenance availability period in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

POLARIS POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) Island dancers perform for the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as it returns to Guam following a six-month regular overhaul and dry-docking maintenance availability period in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

POLARIS POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) Island dancers perform for the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as it returns to Guam following a six-month regular overhaul and dry-docking maintenance availability period in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

AUGUST

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Scott Carlson, right, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit during an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, are assigned to Task Group 56.1, providing maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (Aug. 10, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Scott Carlson, right, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit during an emergency response training scenario. The Sailors, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, are assigned to Task Group 56.1, providing maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

IWO JIMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Andrew Thomasson and his grandfather share one last moment together on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach. Thomasson laid his grandfather's ashes to rest on the same beach the young Motor Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson swam to after his landing craft was destroyed during the U.S. assault on the island during WWII. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford/Released)

IWO JIMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2012) Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Andrew Thomasson and his grandfather share one last moment together on Iwo Jima’s Invasion Beach. Thomasson laid his grandfather’s ashes to rest on the same beach the young Motor Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson swam to after his landing craft was destroyed during the U.S. assault on the island during WWII. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford/Released)

SEPTEMBER 

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 20, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transits the Arabian Gulf. Mobile Bay 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 20, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transits the Arabian Gulf. Mobile Bay 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2012) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West, right, passes the cutlass to MCPON Michael D. Stevens during the MCPON Change of Office ceremony at the Sail Loft at the Washington Navy Yard. Stevens replaced West as the 13th MCPON, and was selected while serving as the U.S. Fleet Forces Fleet Master Chief. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller/Released) U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2012) Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West, right, passes the cutlass to MCPON Michael D. Stevens during the MCPON Change of Office ceremony at the Sail Loft at the Washington Navy Yard. Stevens replaced West as the 13th MCPON, and was selected while serving as the U.S. Fleet Forces Fleet Master Chief. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiona Miller/Released) U.S. Navy

OCTOBER

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) makes its way through New York Harbor in preparation for its commissioning Oct. 6. The new destroyer honors the late Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, a New York native, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. #murph (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Released)

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) makes its way through New York Harbor in preparation for its commissioning Oct. 6. The new destroyer honors the late Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, a New York native, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. #murph (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Released)

GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 5, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., and Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Shane Huskey, from Englewood, Ohio, classify sonar contacts aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 5, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class William Lovett, from Stedman, N.C., and Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Shane Huskey, from Englewood, Ohio, classify sonar contacts aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

NEW YORK (Oct. 6, 2012) The ship's officers and crew man the ship during the commissioning ceremony of the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Murphy is named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient who posthumously received the nation's highest military honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

NEW YORK (Oct. 6, 2012) The ship’s officers and crew man the ship during the commissioning ceremony of the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Murphy is named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient who posthumously received the nation’s highest military honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 8, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 sits on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) at night. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr./Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 8, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 sits on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) at night. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr./Released)

NOVEMBER 

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) push a nitrogen cart across the flight deck. Nimitz is currently underway participating in the ship’s Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 3, 2012) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) push a nitrogen cart across the flight deck. Nimitz is currently underway participating in the ship’s Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan J. Mayes/Released)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2012) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Shawn Cutter, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), removes debris from a street in Staten Island, New York, that was leveled during Hurricane Sandy. More than 130 Sailors and Marines volunteered to help remove debris from sections from the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhoods, roads, and alleys. Wasp, USS San Antonio (LPD 17), and USS Carter Hill (LSD 50) are positioned in New York City's harbor to provide relief support to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen Albrecht/Released) U.S. Navy

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2012) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Shawn Cutter, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), removes debris from a street in Staten Island, New York, that was leveled during Hurricane Sandy. More than 130 Sailors and Marines volunteered to help remove debris from sections from the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhoods, roads, and alleys. Wasp, USS San Antonio (LPD 17), and USS Carter Hill (LSD 50) are positioned in New York City’s harbor to provide relief support to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gretchen Albrecht/Released) U.S. Navy

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 14, 2012) Wounded Warriors participate in track and field practice at the first Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsman from across the country are going head-to-head in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball for one of 35 places on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 14, 2012) Wounded Warriors participate in track and field practice at the first Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsman from across the country are going head-to-head in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball for one of 35 places on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 28, 2012) Sailors move a simulated victim during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is undergoing training as part of a fast cruise, or simulated underway, aimed at returning the ship and its crew to operational status following the successful completion of a four-month planned incremental availability period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Smevog/Released)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 28, 2012) Sailors move a simulated victim during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is undergoing training as part of a fast cruise, or simulated underway, aimed at returning the ship and its crew to operational status following the successful completion of a four-month planned incremental availability period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Smevog/Released)

DECEMBER 

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) stands watch aboard a 7-meter rigid hull inflatable boat. Boxer is currently conducting operations off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Veronica Mammina/Released) U.S. Navy

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2012) A search and rescue swimmer assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) stands watch aboard a 7-meter rigid hull inflatable boat. Boxer is currently conducting operations off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Veronica Mammina/Released) U.S. Navy

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2012) Musician assigned to the Pacific Fleet Band, plays Taps during a sunset ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Utah was sunk during the surprise Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 6, 2012) Musician assigned to the Pacific Fleet Band, plays Taps during a sunset ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Utah was sunk during the surprise Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2012) Navy Seaman First Class Duane Reyelts, a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, tosses flowers off the side of the guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony. The ceremony commemorated the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damian Berg/Released)

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2012) Navy Seaman First Class Duane Reyelts, a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, tosses flowers off the side of the guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony. The ceremony commemorated the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damian Berg/Released)

The remains of retired Master Chief Glenn Harvey Lane, who was serving aboard USS Arizona during the Dec. 7 attack at Pearl Harbor, sit on a table at the USS Arizona Memorial during an interment ceremony held in his honor. His ashes were buried with his fellow shipmates. RIP.

The remains of retired Master Chief Glenn Harvey Lane, who was serving aboard USS Arizona during the Dec. 7 attack at Pearl Harbor, sit on a table at the USS Arizona Memorial during an interment ceremony held in his honor. His ashes were buried with his fellow shipmates. RIP.

Navy Midshipman win 11th straight game over Army (photo credit: US Navy)

Navy Midshipman win 11th straight game over Army (photo credit: US Navy)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2012)  Flight deck officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), launches an F/A-18C Hornet while dressed as Santa Claus during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7Õs fly off. Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to homeport in Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Wesley/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2012) Flight deck officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), launches an F/A-18C Hornet while dressed as Santa Claus during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7Õs fly off. Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to homeport in Norfolk, Va. after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Wesley/Released)

Over all our navy has has a busy year. We have one more thing to say:

Thank You for your time and your support!

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4 thoughts on “Memorable Moments of 2012- Pt. 3

  1. Well done. Enjoyable and informative. Thank you.

  2. Definitely nice, as always! Bravo zulu!

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