I could spend hours looking at some of the pictures they have on the Navy site that are released. Thought I would share a couple that are really great.
090423-N-1580K-141 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) is underway with, from left, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Thetis (WMEC 910), the Chilean Navy frigate Almirante Blanco Encalada (FF-15), and the Brazilian Navy frigate BNS Constituicao (F42) during UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the longest-running multinational maritime exercise in the world.
Naval units from the U.S. are participating in several realistic tactical training scenarios with maritime forces from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay off the coast of Florida April 20-May 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Kuzlik/Released)
Here’s the 2nd one and note that the ship is fully dressed with signal flags:
090428-N-9588L-039 PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 28, 2009) The U.S. Coast Guard medium-endurance cutter USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) is moored pier side with the Canadian auxiliary oil replenishment ship HMCS Preserver (AOR 510) for Fleet Week Port Everglades 2009. Other ships participating in Fleet Week are the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).
More than 1,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating in a number of community outreach activities April 27 to May 2 as well as enjoying the hospitality and tourism of South Florida. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dean Lohmeyer/Released)
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