U.S. Sailors Conduct Operations in South China Sea

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrian Ramilo directs the pilots of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the South China Sea, Oct. 19, 2013. Ramilo is an aviation boatswain’s mate handling. The Hawkeye is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115. The Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the maritime interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Kelly
  • U.S. Navy Airman Tyler Dufford tightens a bolt on a water break aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the East China Sea, Oct. 18, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Liam Kennedy
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Barnes signals to an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin in the South China Sea, Oct. 19, 2013. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams
  • U.S. Navy Seaman Austin Klug signals to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a replenishment in the South China Sea, Oct. 20. 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ramon G. Go
  • The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon, center, conducts a replenishment with the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens, top, and the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the South China Sea, Oct. 20, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Chris Cavagnaro
  • U.S. sailors refuel an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin in the South China Sea, Oct. 20, 2013. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during night flight operations in the South China Sea, Oct, 20, 2013. The Super Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 27. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Burghart
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Timocy Vatuloka performs corrosion control on an F/A-18E Super Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the South China Sea, Oct. 21, 2013. Vatuloka is an aviation machinist's mate and the Super Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 27. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman
  • U.S. sailors fight a simulated fire during a mass casualty drill in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the South China Sea, Oct. 21, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Chris Cavagnaro
  • U.S. sailors conduct a live-fire exercise aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the South China Sea, Oct. 21, 2013. The sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paolo Bayas