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

Posted on: 9:14 pm, November 1, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22am, December 2, 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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  • Sailors and Marines perform a foreign object damage walk down on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, launches from the flight deck of the Truman as the USS Bulkeley transits alongside. (U.S. Navy)

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley transits alongside the Truman as an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, launches from the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Jedidiah Jolliff carries water hoses on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman transits the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Austin Tedder, left, and Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan Partin, take pictures of a sunset from the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Samuel Murfree assists Specialist 3rd Class Ben White climb aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Ensign John Bozzelli, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, climbs aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Yza Evangelista, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member assigned to the USS San Jacinto, climbs aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dayne Desrosiers climbs aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason from a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Gunner’s Mate James Bangert, assigned to the USS Mason, steadies himself as the rigid hull inflatable boat banks sharply during a combined VBSS exercise with the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • The Mason’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team transits toward the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS Mason’s (DDG 87) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team boards the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Tristan McAnaney, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member assigned to the Mason provides rear security during a combined VBSS exercise with the USS San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team transits toward the USS Mason in rigid hull inflatable boats during a VBSS exercise. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors stand by aboard the USS Bulkeley during a high-speed turn following an underway replenishment with the fleet-replenishment oiler USNS Pecos. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Dave Kostenbauder, assigned to Operations Department’s deck division, releases a fuel nozzle during an underway replenishment aboard the Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • USS Bulkeley, left, sails alongside the French multi-mission stealth frigate Aconit, right, during maneuvering exercises. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Aaron Lint, assigned to Weapons Department’s gunnery division, stows the firing mechanisms on a Mk. 38 machine gun following a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Aviaiont Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Anthony Pena instructs Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Antonio Myers as he fights a simulated class bravo fire. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated class bravo fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated class bravo fire during a general quartersdrill in the hangar bay of the Truman (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O'Neil acts as the on-scene leader during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O'Neil directs Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Gerardo Ramos to his fire team during a simulated fire fighting exercise in the hangar bay. (U. S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated fire on the flight deck. U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Christopher Spires, left, and Airman Justin Head collect and store net used for a flight deck barricade drill. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors move a net for a flight barricade drill on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors move a net for a flight barricade drill on the flight deck. (U. S. Navy)

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

  • Some of the San Jacinto's sonar team. (U.S. Navy)

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

  • Aboard the San Jacinto

  • No fish were hurt during this fish call aboard the San Jacinto. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Marcus Stewart directs a helicopter on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Marcus Stewart directs a helicopter on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Marcus Stewart directs an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, as it delivers cargo on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Michael Winters signals an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, to launch on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts routine flight operations.

  • Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Joanna Ward, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, cleans the windows of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter.

  • Chief Machinist's Mate Orlando Thomas, left, and Airman Christopher Kuehl perform push ups in the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Marvin Garcia sprays water to clean the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors practice boat and aircraft crane operations onboard the Truman.

  • Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class William Franklin, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, performs maintenance on an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • Airman Christopher Kuehl, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Spencer Shepard, right, use needle guns to remove paint from the deck of the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Dequon Smith directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, to the catapult on the flight deck.

  • Sailors fire M-16 assault rifles during crew-served weapons qualifications aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Swim call aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors climb cargo nets to the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason during a swim call.

  • Lt. Justin Powers leaps from the port side of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason during a swim call.

  • Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Alejandra Davila-Valadez connects a fuel line extended from the fast combat support ship USNS Ranier aboard the USS Mason.

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) attempt to free a line trapped between a fuel probe and span wire during a replenishment-at-sea.

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

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Daniel Eldridge, assigned to assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 “Grandmasters” embarked on board USS Bulkeley, removes the fuel line from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Arial Nash, assigned to assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 “Grandmasters” embarked on board USS Bulkeley, sets the chocks on an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter during practice drills. (U.S. Navy)

  • Lt. j.g. Rachel DeQuay, damage control assistant on board USS Bulkeley, fires an M-9 pistol aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors pick up spent shells and clear away targets from the flight deck after small qualifications aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Henry Grandelis, assigned to Weapons Department’s combat missiles division, left, oversees Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Alston Limehouse, assigned to Operations Department’s deck division, during small arms qualifications aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors conduct small arms qualifications on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner's Mate Seaman Aaron Lint, assigned to Weapons Department's combat gunnery division, fires a Mk. 38 machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Bulkeley. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Colby Todd, left, and Seaman Jonathon Dunaway attach a cargo pendant to an SA-330J Puma helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) perform a foreign object debris (FOD) walk-down on the foc’sle prior to a vertical replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez. (U.S. Navy)

  • Seaman Jonathon Dunaway, left, and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Colby Todd attach a cargo pendant to an SA-330J Puma helicopter on the flight deck of the Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Cmdr. Mikal Phillips, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason’s executive officer, right, instructs Electronics Technician 2nd Class Tiffany Conner in proper damage control procedures during an integrated training exercise. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Kathern Thornton prepares .50-caliber machine gun ammunition prior to a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Master-At-Arms 1st Class Daniel Wiggs instructs Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Colby Todd in the proper procedures for operation of a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) heave an inflatable balloon target from the flight deck prior to a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Alexander Evans sends signals to the underway replenishment detail aboard the fleet replenish oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) from the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Ramona Ross prepares a fuel sample during night flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain’s Mate Seamen Darion Jones, right, and Colby Todd prepare lines for the recovery of a rigid hull inflatable boat during a seamanship training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Ruben Montenegro transports an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Anthony Pena serves as a safety observer while a helicopter is moved in the hangar bay of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Bill Lovley, left, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Jesse Tulp and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Marrcel Hinton perform maintenance on an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. . Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Nicholas Rochette pulls a crane in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60R Seahawk, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, lands on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy)

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, patrols the waters around the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Operations Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Miller stands lookout watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors perform a foreign object damage walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors prepare to conduct a foreign object damage walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Airman George Moore mans a fire hose on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman . (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Arthur Johnson, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brandon Moser conduct a simulated overhaul on an F/A-18C Hornet during a mass casualty drill. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors stand in ranks prior to captain's call on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Arthur Johnson conducts a simulated overhaul on an F/A-18C Hornet. (U.S. Navy)

  • Sailors fight a simulated fire on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Arthur Johnson, left, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brandon Moser conduct a simulated overhaul on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the Truman. (U.S. Navy)

  • 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)

  • Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Aaron Stagg, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, assists the pilot of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter in guiding cargo from the dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Raynell Clyne, front, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Carlos Serna attach a cargo hook to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter aboard the aTruman. (U.S. Navy)