More Photos: The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group on deployment

Posted on: 12:02 pm, October 14, 2013, by , updated on: 09:14pm, November 1, 2013

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group is on an eight to nine-month deployment supporting  maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operations. The Truman is accompanied by the Norfolk-based USS San Jacinto, USS Mason and the USS Bulkeley.

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  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, approaches the dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) while conducting a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, delivers cargo to the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Varneau, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, attaches a cargo hook to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors brace for the rotor wash of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • The dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) transfers fuel to the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Steven Kushner, assigned to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department’s IM-2 division, performs maintenance on an after burner in the jet shop on board the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Members of the band "Xperimento," perform in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Yeoman 3rd Class Miles D. Gallagher, left, and Master Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Martin S. Snowden play saxophones aboard the Truman during a concert. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Enoc Silva, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, helps move an engine for an F/A-18E Super Hornet. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan Barstow, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, cleans and inspects the exhaust nozzle of an EA-18G Growler aboard the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman sails at sunset in the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Cpl. Zakary Werkheiser, assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, performs a release and control check on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, launches from the flight deck as a E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126, moves into position on the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Airman Recruit Alexander Manley, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, cleans the window of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Marine Capt. Derek Heinz, a landing signal officer assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, communicates with an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, as it prepares to land on the Truman's flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105 wash an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Truman. (U. S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Timothy Soltysiak, left, and Airman Joseph Hernandez, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, wash an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Airman Joseph Hernandez, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, washes an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Lt. Thomas McDonald directs an EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, to launch from the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Culinary Specialist Seaman Wesley Greer prepares bacon in the aft galley aboard the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Jeremy Lucas performs maintenance on a catapult on the flight deck of the Truman. (U. S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Ryan Pennel, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Michael Harris prepare an aircraft for launch on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Edward Harris watches an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, prepare for launch on the Truman. (U. S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Olivia Anzaldua, left, and Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kara Bates, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, perform maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Truman. (U. S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kenneth Harris adjusts Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Toetofi Taifai's proximity suit during a general quarters drill aboard the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Seaman Ryan Chaney, assigned to Operations Department’s deck division, guides a pallet of supplies to the deck during an underway replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Amber Inhot, assigned to Engineering Department’s EM 01 Division, performs maintenance checks aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Master-at-Arms Lisa Butt, assigned to Weapons Department’s Force Protection Division, left, instructs Fire Controlman 3rd Class Ian Singleton, assigned to Weapons Department’s Combat Missiles Division, how to operate an M-16 assault rifle aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Kathleen Cruz, assigned to Supply Department’s S-1 division, moves boxes during an underway replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Jonathan Strong, assigned to Weapons Department’s combat missiles division, tosses a bollard line to “Oscar,” a dummy designed for man overboard drills aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jessica Dailey, assigned to Combat Systems Department’s Operations Intelligence Division, right, practices a strike during a self-defense course aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey Bard, assigned to Weapons Department’s Combat Gunnery Division, inspects an M9 pistol aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Master-at-Arms Lisa Butt receives her chief cover aboard the USS Buikeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Petty Officers pin Chief Interioir Communications Electrician Jason McDowell aboard the USS Buikeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • The New chiefs aboard the Bulkeley sing Anchors Aweigh. (U.S. Navy)

  • The Bulkeley's color guard renders honors during the pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy)

  • Damage ZControlman 2nd Class Caitlyn Well sings the national anthem aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Boatswain's Mate Charlie Summers renders a salute during the pinning ceremony aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors move boxes of mail during a vertical replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60R “Sea Hawk” helicopter delivers a palette of mail on the flight deck during a vertical replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class Michael Vernon, tests IVCS telephones during routine maintenance aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Ensign Elizabeth Moten, assigned to Operations Department’s deck divison, right, checks search and rescue swimmer Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Joseph Heinlen, assigned to Operations Department’s OT division, left, before he enters the water during small boat exercises aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Ensign Frank Cifaldi, assigned to Engineering Department’s EA Division, left, and Ensign James Lewis, assigned to Combat Systems Department’s CF Division, right, help Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Joseph Heinlen, assigned to Operations Department’s OT Division, out of the water during small boat and search-and-rescue exercises aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Lace Alexander, assigned Weapons Department’s combat gunnery division, repaints the base of the 5-inch gun aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Fire Controlman 3rd Class Brandon Collinsfix, assigned to Weapons Department’s combat gunnery division, performs maintenance on a CIWS aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Michael Owens oversees Gunner's Mate Seaman John Kinley, both assigned to Weapons Department's combat gunnery division, as he manually fires the MK-38 machine gun aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors heave a line during an underway replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class David Riddle, left, assigned to Combat Systems department’s CF Division, and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brandon Ortiz, right, assigned to Operation’s Department’s OD division, shout orders to line handlers during an underway replenishment aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • The 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • A round escapes its sabot as it fires from a CIWS aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Hospital Corpsman Adriana Mirandarodriguez, assigned to Medical Department, administers a smallpox vaccination aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Schalk, assigned to Weapons Department’s combat gunnery division, performs preventative maintenance on the barrel of the 5-inch gun aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Shannon McKay, assigned to Air Department, performs a pull-up during a cross-fit exercise aboard the USS Bulkeley (U.S. Navy)

  • Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate Leonard Corazo, assigned to Engineering Department, performs a pull-up during a cross-fit exercise aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Justin Ashley, assigned to Supply Department’s S-2 division, stirs macaroni and cheese in the galley aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Machinist Repairman Fireman John Gray, assigned to Engineering Department’s repair 03 division, grinds down a bolt for rethreading aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors don their firefighting equipment during a general quarters drill aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Devonte Moore, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Sparks lead the cleaning of the boat deck aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Lt. Justin Powers dons a helmet before performing a preflight inspection on an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Marcia Puello, right, and Hull Technician 2nd Class Sean Roberts lower safety nets prior to flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Clayton Henly tends a mooring line from the fo'csle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Sparks throws a heaving ball from the foc'sle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) to a tug boat during mooring operations. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) raise the jack staff on the bow prior to mooring pier side. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Ramona Ross fills a centrifuge cylinder with fuel prior to a bottom sediment and water test in the oil lab of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gas Turbine System Technicians (Mechanical) 2nd Class Anita Preetam, left, Kristen Nicolas, center, and Ramona Ross visually inspect an F-76 fuel sample for purity in the oil lab of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • In case you ever wanted to know how to make 300 omelets in 30 minutes. Aboard the USS San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS San Jacinto's September birthday celebration. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS San Jacinto. It was topped with mini-chocolate chip cookies and dribbling with hot fudge. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS San Jacinto. (U. S. Navy)

  • Aboard the USS San Jacinto. (U. S. Navy)

  • One of the USS San Jacinto's helicopters coming in from a routine patrol flight. (U.S. Navy)

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