USNS Guadeloupe and USS George Washington conduct underway replenishment.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Kerlick signals the winch operators on the oiler USNS Guadeloupe (TAO-200) from the hanger deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ships steam side-by-side during an underway replenishment operation in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 21, 1998. The Washington battle group is operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch which is the U.S. and coalition enforcement of the no-fly-zone over Southern Iraq. Kerlick, from Wichita Falls, Texas, is a Navy boatswain's mate. The USNS Guadeloupe is a Military Sea Lift Command ship.