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Pacific Ocean (Mar. 19, 2003) -- A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) transfers supplies from the fast combat support ship USS Bridge (AOE 10) to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) follows behind during vertical replenishment (VERT REP) operations.  Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven are operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Airman Maebel Tinoko.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 19, 2003
Airman Maebel Tinoko
Caption Writer
Mr. C.J. Madden, Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 62
Other Visible Equipment
CH-46 Sea Knight
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
HC-11 Gunbearers