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Status of the Fleet: Oct. 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM UTC

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations and training to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations and training to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

141018-N-XJ695-002 ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) –  Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Barry Bryant, from New Orleans, stands watch during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).  Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released) 141018-N-XJ695-002
ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) – Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Barry Bryant, from New Orleans, stands watch during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)

 

 

141018-N-XJ695-021 ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) –  Gunner's Mate Seaman Trillany Sims, from Philadelphia, Miss., stands watch during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).  Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released) 141018-N-XJ695-021 ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) – Gunner's Mate Seaman Trillany Sims, from Philadelphia, Miss., stands watch during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)

 

 

141018-N-XJ695-012 ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) –  Sailors stand watch on the bridge during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).  Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released) 141018-N-XJ695-012
ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2014) – Sailors stand watch on the bridge during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)

 

 

141019-N-KT328-006 MEDITERRANEAN (Oct. 19, 2014) – The MK75 76mm main battery aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), fires downrange during a live-fire exercise. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Evan Albright) 141019-N-KT328-006 MEDITERRANEAN (Oct. 19, 2014) – The MK75 76mm main battery aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), fires downrange during a live-fire exercise. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Evan Albright)

 

 

141017-N-IY142-021 BLACK SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) – A Sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) stands guard during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released) 141017-N-IY142-021 BLACK SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) – A Sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) stands guard during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

 

 

141017-N-RB546-124 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) Machinist’s Mate Fireman Kristopher Jones closes valves aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released) 141017-N-RB546-124 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) Machinist’s Mate Fireman Kristopher Jones closes valves aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

 

 

141017-N-RB546-104 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class David Benkendorf signals to lower an accommodation ladder aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released) 141017-N-RB546-104 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class David Benkendorf signals to lower an accommodation ladder aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Released)

 

 

141017-N-FQ994-074 BATUMI, Georgia (Oct. 17, 2014) – U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) compete against the Batumi State Maritime Academy during a basketball game hosted by the Academy. Mount Whitney is conducting naval operations with allies and regional partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released) 141017-N-FQ994-074 BATUMI, Georgia (Oct. 17, 2014) – U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) compete against the Batumi State Maritime Academy during a basketball game hosted by the Academy. Mount Whitney is conducting naval operations with allies and regional partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)