Saturday, June 25, 2011
Sailors remove the chocks and chains from a British Royal Navy Lynx helicopter and clear the flight area aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational and multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter/Released)
A Danish Lynx SH-14C helicopter assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), conducts a personnel transfer with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counter piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)
A Royal Netherlands Navy Lynx helicopter, assigned to the HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (FFG 80), prepares to land aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg
Royal Netherlands Marines assigned to the frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (FFG 802) fast rope from a Lynx helicopter onto the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise. The exercise provided an opportunity for both navies to train in a combined coalition environment to form a more effective and cohesive force. Nassau is deployed as flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8) supporting maritime security operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Andrew King)
A United Kingdom Royal Navy HMA 8 Lynx helicopter flies near the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the Mediterranean Sea during exercise Destined Glory (Loyal Midas) 2005. The exercise is a medium-scale NATO amphibious live exercise designed to certify selected NATO units and assigned forces. U.S. participation is to enhance the training for NATO partners, provide training for U.S. forces and to show U.S. commitment. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Timm Duckworth)
A British Royal Navy GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter acts as plane guard for an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Vanguards” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14), pulling a Mark 105 magnetic sled during mine countermeasures operations near the mouth of the Khawar Abd Allah river. The Vanguards are embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho.