U.S. Sailors Conduct Riverine Training in the Arabian Gulf

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Senior Chief Dion Dupree, foreground, instructs sailors as they rehearse riverine command boat movements before getting underway in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Dupree, an operations specialist, is assigned to Task Group 56.7.4. Riverine command boats provide a multimission platform for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility by focusing on maritime security operations, maritime infrastructure protection, theater security cooperation efforts and offensive combat operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Cole Kearns, left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Myers prepare targets aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Kearns, an electronics technician, and Myers, an engineman, are assigned to Task Group 56.7. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy riverine command boats pass a dhow during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. The sailors are assigned to Task Group 56.7.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Lindsey mans a GAU-17 minigun aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Lindsey is a gunner's mate assigned to Task Group 56.7. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. sailors transit the Arabian Gulf aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise, Jan. 21, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Larsen mans a .50-caliber machine gun aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Larsen is a boatswain's mate assigned to Task Group 56.7.4. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Jose Romo, left, and Chase Grote man weapons aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Romo and Grote are enginemen assigned to Task Group 56.7.4. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Larsen mans a .50-caliber machine gun aboard a riverine command boat as it passes under Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway in Bahrain during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 21, 2014. Larsen is a boatswain's mate assigned to Task Group 56.7.4. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle L. Turner