Navy SEALs Enhance Maritime Dominance During Multi-National Operations at UNITAS
CARTAGENA, Colombia (July 14, 2023) East-coast based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Colombian special operations personnel conduct over the beach movement training during UNITAS 2023. Hosted this year by Colombia, UNITAS is the world’s longest-running maritime exercise bringing together multinational forces from 20 partner nations, training in joint maritime operations that enhance tactical proficiency and increase interoperability. Naval Special Warfare Group 2 produces, trains, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations commandos to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence that support national objectives.
Virginia Block I-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777) visiting Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia on August 2, 2023. Note the attached Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) for SEAL/Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV).
Ohio-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN-728) arrived in the Bay of Naples for a regularly scheduled visit August 4, 2023.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) after launching on a training mission from the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 5 August 2003
Landing Signal Officer (LSO) Lt. j.g. Brian Felloney helps guide an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) to land on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 6 August 2003
Flight deck personnel watch an F/A-18F Super Hornet launching from the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Cayden James, from Columbia, South Carolina, assigned to the USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) air department, observes flight operations on the flight deck, Aug. 3, 2023.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) launches off the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 7 August 2003
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 7 August 2003
(Aug. 7, 2003) -- Final checkers from the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102) leap in the air to inspect the aileron of an F/A-18F Super Hornet prior to launching from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
They are more than likely checking to see that the wingfold pin has dropped. There is a small “pin” about the size of a soda can, and painted, that protrudes on the top of the wing at the wingfold to indicate that the the wings are not locked in the spread position. This pin is up when the wings are folded. As the jet taxies to the cat and spreads its wings, the wings spread, and as they lock, the pin falls into place leaving a flush upper surface. The aircrew can check both sides and there are final checker ground crew that double check by jumping up to look along the top of the wing.
Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Patricia Steele, from Roseburg, Oregon, fires an air slug from a surface vessel torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) in the Baltic Sea, July 27, 2023.
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrives in Middle East. Aug. 6, 2023
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) entering Narvik harbour, Norway, on 05/08/2023
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