U.S., Chinese Sailors Participate in Small-arms Exercise

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. and Chinese sailors listen to final instructions before participating in a combined small-arms exercise aboard the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013. The U.S. sailors, visit, board, search and seizure team members, are assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. The Mason is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Fasoli discusses techniques with Chinese sailors aboard the Chinese destroyer Harbin before a combined small-arms exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013. Fasoli is a gunnery officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tristan McAnaney demonstrates firing safety procedures for the Beretta M9 pistol during a combined small-arms exercise aboard the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Fasoli participates alongside a Chinese sailor during a combined small-arms exercise aboard the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Fasoli demonstrates how to operate an M4 carbine rifle to Chinese sailors aboard the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Fasoli demonstrates how to operate an M4 carbine rifle to Chinese sailors aboard the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason fires its 5-inch, 54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise with the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gary M. Keen
  • An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason during a U.S.-China cross-deck landing exercise with the Chinese army destroyer Harbin in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 24, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Aylward