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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.

Freedom FRIES

U.S. Navy SEALs train members of the Republic of the Phillipines' Naval Special Warfare Unit on Fast Rope Infiltration and Exfiltration Systems (FRIES) concepts. FRIES is a method of dropping off and picking up special operations groups from a variety of field environments. U.S. and Phillipine forces are training together in an "advise and assist" mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by PH2(AW) Andrew Meyers

Shipboard Security

A Marine from the 31st Marine Expectionary Unit maintains security of a passageway on board USS Essex (LHD 2), as other members of the platoon continue searching the ship during close-quarters training.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Kemp Szczepanski

* Water Warriors

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) enter USS Fort McHenry's (LSD 43) well deck. The AAVs, embarked from USS Juneau (LPD 10), are conducting well deck training for the Sailors and Marines of both ships during Blue-Green Workups, a semi-annual amphibious integration training period between the USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 31st MEU.

* Night Fight

Two Navy firefighters train to contain a blaze during a night fire exercise at the NAS Whidbey Island Aviation Firefighting Training School. All Sailors receive basic firefighting instruction at recruit training. Additional shipboard and aviation damage control firefighting is provided throughout an individual's career.

* Net Check

During a training scenario on the flight deck of USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), an aircraft handling officer inspects an aircraft recovery net used to stop aircraft making distressed carrier landings.

To be considered, forward your high resolution (5" x 7" at 300 dpi) images with full credit and cutline information, including full name, rank and duty station. Name all identifiable people within the photo and include important information about what is happening, where the photo was taken and the date. Commands with digital photo capability can send attached .jpg files to:

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Navy Visual Information Division * Naval Media Center

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Publication:All Hands
Date:Jun 1, 2002
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