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East China Sea (Mar. 28, 2003) -- Two CH-46D Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) cross paths while transferring cargo to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a vertical replenishment with the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) as the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) steams behind. The ships passed over one million gallons of fuel and over 480 pallets of cargo during the UNREP. Carl Vinson and Sacramento have just completed participating in Exercise Foal Eagle and are continuing their deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. Exercise Foal Eagle is an annual joint and combined field training exercise between the U.S. and Republic of Korea armed forces. The exercise is designed to strengthen relationships and improve interoperability between both nations through real world training scenarios. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Inez Lawson. (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 28, 2003
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Inez Lawson
Caption Writer
Not available
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 82
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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HC-11 Gunbearers
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