EVERETT, Wash. (Dec. 16, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes by Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on its way to homeport at Naval Station Everett. Nimitz concluded an extended deployment to the western Pacific, U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command areas of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Lockwood)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Sumner, a San Francisco Maritime Enforcement specialist, conducts helicopter hoist training in the San Francisco Bay Friday, June 20, 2014, with Pluto, his K-9 partner. The goal of the exercise is to get the explosive detection K-9s like Pluto acclimated to deploying from an aircraft to a vessel at sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton)
The right door gunner of a Navy armed gunship prepared for a firing run over a Viet Cong ambush site in the Mekong Delta. The helicopter was answering a distress call from the burning river patrol boat (PBR) which had been hit by recoilless rifle fire m
US Navy Fighter/Attack F/A-18A Hornet of VFA-192 escorting an Airborne Early Warning Aircraft E-2C Hawkeye of VAW-115; both squadrons are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41), June 1989.
Presidential support squadron, Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, received the first of 12 Ospreys to be operated by the squadron in May 2013. The HMX-1 tilrotors will carry presidential support staff and news media representatives traveling with the President, but not the President himself.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Corey Sumner, a San Francisco Maritime Enforcement specialist, conducts helicopter hoist training in the San Francisco Bay, Friday, June 20, 2014. The purpose of the training was to ensure Pluto is proficient in this deployment method. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton)