Monday, August 15, 2011

AS365 Dauphin

The Dauphin 35F from the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FNS Charles De Gaulle (R 91) takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) after participating in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise with the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8. Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as aid counter-terrorism and security efforts to the regional nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins)

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