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

Posted on: 2:26 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 04:29pm, February 27, 2014

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. (All photos courtesy U.S. Navy)

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Carrier USS Harry S. Truman wins Battle ‘E’

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  • An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, lands on the flight deck.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, lands on the flight deck.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, prepares to launch from the flight deck.

  • Operations Specialist Seaman Aaron Jackson, of Chicago, looks through high-powered binoculars while standing watch aboard the Truman.

  • Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Rolando Donato, from Houston, Texas, cuts a Sailor's hair in the barber shop on board the Truman.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Clint Henry, of Pensacola, Fla., speaks in to a sound-powered telephone on a catwalk aboard the Truman.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, lands on the flight deck.

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

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, launches from the flight deck.

  • Electronics Technician Seaman Shelby Black performs maintenance on a flight deck cranial communication device aboard the Truman.

  • Chief Damage Controlman Cesar Gomez instructs sailors during a damage control drill aboard the Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Terry cleans the countermeasure wash down system on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, is moved on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Christina Counihan, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, performs a release check on a missile launcher of an F/A-18C Hornet.

  • Airman Maurice Bloodser, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, washes the windshield of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Airman Dante Roberts, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, washes the canopy of an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck.

  • Seaman Derek Peeples adjusts a life line on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley.

  • Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley prepare to board the ship during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise.

  • Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley participate in a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise.

  • Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) participate in a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise.

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • The USS Bulkeley.

  • The USS Bulkeley.

  • Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Nicholas Moe, left, Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Benjamin Wagner, middle, and Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Alexander Maddox, right, load a torpedo into a MK-32 surface vessel torpedo tube on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley.

  • Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley heave in a line during a replenishment-at-sea.

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) sails away from he Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley conduct a replenishment-at-sea with he Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Justin Ashley serves as a line handler on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley.

  • Sailors serve as a line handlers on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley.

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Airman Samantha Morland, 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.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Recruit Angelica Gastelum, left, instructs Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Micah Griffin on the operating procedures of the programable logic controller in the hangar bay of the USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Apprentice Nyah Lake drains the fuel from an EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman .

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman .

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Rodolfo Ojeda, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, performs maintenance on a machine gun from an F/A-18E Super Hornet.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Ryan Fox, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, removes a chock from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck.

  • An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, launches from the flight deck.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Chelsey Fucito gathers a fuel hose on the flight deck.

  • Aviation boatswain's mates (Equipment) place a slot seal into a catapult on the flight deck.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, launches from the flight deck.

  • Aviation Ordnancemen disarm an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, on the flight deck.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, launches from the flight deck.

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

  • Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Natasha Cruz, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, removes paint from an F/A-18F Super Hornet.

  • Sailors fight a simulated fire during a mass casualty drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Cpl. Mark Alvarez, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, uploads bullets to the gun bay of an F/A-18C Hornet.

  • Sailors direct aircraft onto a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Luis Rivera guides an arresting wire back into position on the flight deck.

  • From the left, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Monique Carmona and Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) 3rd Class Roberto Roque and Tylan Remata perform pre-launch checks on a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Varneau removes a cable from a cargo pallet on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Ruben Anderson directs an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, after the helicopter delivers cargo on the flight deck.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, retrieves cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, fly near the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto.

  • Sailors attach a pendant hook to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Sailors, assigned to the Weapons Department, wait as an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, delivers cargo to the flight deck.

  • Sailors receive cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • Sailors prepare outgoing cargo on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, delivers cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic

  • Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Caswell takes photos of an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, landing on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Antonio Dominguez, left, plays his violin on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Airman Christopher Dowd performs maintenance on an angle iron with a needle gun on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Mely Non cleans an engine cover in the hangar bay.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O'Neil directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, onto a catapult on the flight deck.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, catches an arresting gear wire on the flight deck.

  • Culinary Specialist Seaman Deantae Kirkwood prepares grilled chicken on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Airman Mark Spencer, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, washes an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck.

  • Sailors assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, wash an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck.

  • Chief petty officers run a 5k on the flight deck on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Sharon Fuiono, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Atriom Ryder unreel an arresting wire on the flight deck.

  • Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Apprentice Cameron Hall, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, washes an EA-18G Growler on the flight deck.

  • Sailors assigned to Deck Department on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman conduct boat operations.

  • Sailors prepare to launch a rigid hull inflatable boat aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An E/A-18G Growler, assigned to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, launches from the flight deck.

  • Landing signal officers observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, as it lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Chief Boatswain’s Mate Mark Maxwell gives directions to Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Drake Gardner tends a line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason conducts a test fire of its MK 38 MOD 2, 25mm chain gun.

  • Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Edwin McCulley, right, practices self-defense techniques with Cryptologic Technician (Techninal) 1st Class Matt Truelove on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, left, tend lines on the foc’sle as a fuel probe is extended from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard during a replenishment-at-sea.

  • Information Systems Technician Seaman Krystina Silva aims an M9 service pistol on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Ensign Timothy McDaniel, top, signals Sailors on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason to begin hoisting Fire Controlman 2nd Class Douglas O’neil during a seamanship training drill.

  • Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Alejandra Davila-Valadez loads an M500 shotgun on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason as Master-At-Arms 1st Class Daniel Wiggs looks on during a weapons qualification.

  • Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason heave an inflatable balloon target from the flight deck prior to a live-fire exercise.

  • Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Kyle Rice, right, and Ships Serviceman Seaman Myles Wynn fight a simulated fire during a training exercise on board the USS San Jacinto.

  • Sailors aboard the USS San Jacinto (CG 56) don life vests in preparation for an abandon ship drill during a training exercise.

  • Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Kyle Rice stands watch during a training exercise on board the USS San Jacinto.

  • Aboard the USS San Jacinto.

  • The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) receives supplies and fuel from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) receives supplies and fuel from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.