Memorable Moments of 2012~ pt 1

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.

January – April 2012

As our sailors await their orders to boot camp… this is what our Navy was doing.

JANUARY

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) Naval Air Crewmen 3rd Class Victor Hurtado and Matthew Cefalo observe as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers stores to the flight deck of 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 Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class KennethAbbate/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) Naval Air Crewmen 3rd Class Victor Hurtado and Matthew Cefalo observe as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers stores to the flight deck of 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 Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth
Abbate/Released)

ROTA, Spain (Jan. 11, 2012) The crew of an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conduct helicopter rope suspension training with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2. The crew is a special operations forces-capable detachment based out of Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Brandon Dewey/Released)

ROTA, Spain (Jan. 11, 2012) The crew of an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conduct helicopter rope suspension training with members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2. The crew is a special operations forces-capable detachment based out of Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Brandon Dewey/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 18, 2012) Shell casings from a .50 caliber machine gun collect around the feet of Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jeffery Harris as he fires on a floating target during a live-fire exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 18, 2012) Shell casings from a .50 caliber machine gun collect around the feet of Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jeffery Harris as he fires on a floating target during a live-fire exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 26, 2012) Seaman Sara Schmid, assigned to the deck department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), operates a sliding padeye during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 26, 2012) Seaman Sara Schmid, assigned to the deck department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), operates a sliding padeye during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO (Jan. 30, 2012) Culinary Specialists 2nd Class Ruel Sulangi, left, and Class Sophia Palafox, both assigned to Naval Base San Diego, prepare a dish during the Navy Region Southwest Culinary Competition, held in the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado galley. The team from Naval Base San Diego won the competition and will represent the region in an upcoming Navy wide competition later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Joseph M. Buliavac/Released) U.S. Navy

NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO (Jan. 30, 2012) Culinary Specialists 2nd Class Ruel Sulangi, left, and Class Sophia Palafox, both assigned to Naval Base San Diego, prepare a dish during the Navy Region Southwest Culinary Competition, held in the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado galley. The team from Naval Base San Diego won the competition and will represent the region in an upcoming Navy wide competition later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Joseph M. Buliavac/Released) U.S. Navy

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 31, 2012) A Sailor performs maintenance on the rotors of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 31, 2012) A Sailor performs maintenance on the rotors of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

FEBRUARY

GUANTANAMO BAY (Feb. 8, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Raegen, a member of Expeditionary Combat Camera's underwater photo team, moves into position to photograph underwater diving operations. The team conducts semi-annual training to hone its divers' specialized skill set and ensure valuable support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

GUANTANAMO BAY (Feb. 8, 2012) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Raegen, a member of Expeditionary Combat Camera’s underwater photo team, moves into position to photograph underwater diving operations. The team conducts semi-annual training to hone its divers’ specialized skill set and ensure valuable support of Department of Defense activities worldwide. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2012) SEALs and divers from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1 swim back to the guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) during an exercise for certification on SEAL delivery vehicle operations in the southern Pacific Ocean. The exercises educate operators and divers on the techniques and procedures related to the delivery vehicle and its operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Kirsop/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2012) SEALs and divers from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1 swim back to the guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) during an exercise for certification on SEAL delivery vehicle operations in the southern Pacific Ocean. The exercises educate operators and divers on the techniques and procedures related to the delivery vehicle and its operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Kirsop/Released)

MARCH

RIDGECREST, Calif. (March 2, 2012) Reserve component Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 7 use a Man Transportable Robot System "Talon" Mark 2 to approach a suspected bomb maker's building during a mobility exercise at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. EODOSU-7 conducts training for reserve and active component personnel to prepare them for future mobilizations and deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

RIDGECREST, Calif. (March 2, 2012) Reserve component Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 7 use a Man Transportable Robot System “Talon” Mark 2 to approach a suspected bomb maker’s building during a mobility exercise at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. EODOSU-7 conducts training for reserve and active component personnel to prepare them for future mobilizations and deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2012) Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1. The Marine Mammal Program uses bottlenose dolphins operated by EODMU-1 as a means of locating and marking mines that are on the sea floor, tethered in the water column or in shallow water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2012) Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1. The Marine Mammal Program uses bottlenose dolphins operated by EODMU-1 as a means of locating and marking mines that are on the sea floor, tethered in the water column or in shallow water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

ARCTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2011) Sailors and members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) as it surfaces above the ice during ICEX 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

ARCTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2011) Sailors and members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) as it surfaces above the ice during ICEX 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien/Released)

APRIL

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2: 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65):: the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69):: and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) participate in an replenishment at sea. Enterprise:: Vicksburg:: and Supply deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2: 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65):: the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69):: and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) participate in an replenishment at sea. Enterprise:: Vicksburg:: and Supply deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2012) Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary S. Welch/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Sailors assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 carry a heavy chain used to secure aircraft for high power turns on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)U.S. Navy

INDIAN OCEAN (April 3, 2012) Sailors assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 carry a heavy chain used to secure aircraft for high power turns on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
U.S. Navy

ARABIAN GULF (April 20, 2012) U.S. Navy and French navy sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and the French navy destroyer FS Cassard (D614) train together during a damage control drill aboard Vicksburg. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cassard is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces, Combined Task Force 152, conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (April 20, 2012) U.S. Navy and French navy sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and the French navy destroyer FS Cassard (D614) train together during a damage control drill aboard Vicksburg. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cassard is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces, Combined Task Force 152, conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)

GULF OF OMAN (April 24, 2012) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) raise a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Sterett is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

GULF OF OMAN (April 24, 2012) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) raise a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Sterett is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

… To Be Continued…
Memorable Moments of 2012~ Pt. 2

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