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Eye on the fleet.

Eye on the Fleet is a monthly photo feature sponsored by the Chief of information Navy Visual News Service. We are looking for high impact, quality photography from Sailors in the fleet to showcase the American Sailor in action.

* On a Solemn Note

MUCS Michael La Pean directs the Pacific Fleet Band during the Dec. 7th commemoration ceremony. Hosted by Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, the ceremony featured Hawaii's senior senator and Medal of Honor recipient, Sen. Daniel Inouye, as the guest speaker. The solemn commemoration marked the 61st anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan.

* Valians Away

Catapult Safety Observer, ABM2 Joseph Noriega moves out of position after launching an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valians" of Strike Fighter Squadrom (VFA) 15 from one of four steam-driven catapults on USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) flight deck.

* Drop'n the Hammer

On board USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), AM3 Jeremiah Graham breaks an aircraft tire's seal from its rim with a sledge hammer in preparation for a disassembly and inspection in the ship's Tire-Wheel Shop.

* Iraqi Freedom

The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) launches a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) toward Iraq during the initial stages of the Operation Iraqi Freedom.

* Smokin'

PH1 Michael Pendergrass goes through gas mask training at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. During the five-day training exercise, personnel honed their skills at combat documentation, land navigation and marksmanship.
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Publication:All Hands
Date:Apr 1, 2003
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