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The new E-2C Hawkeye 2000 comes equipped with the AN/UYQ-70 Advanced Display Systems program, delivered by DRS Technologies and Lockheed Martin. The program also can be found in various configurations on surface ships and submarines throughout the U.S. Navy.
Airman Niles Prasad stands by for chocking and chaining of the CH-60 from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 6 on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Winning ideas from this year’s Enlisted Essay Contest begin on page 57.
A Visby-class stealth corvette from the Swedish Navy highlights this month’s concentration on international navies (coverage begins on page 32) and ties to ongoing discussions of the Littoral Combat Ship—pages 10–14.
SEAL Team Four members perform an insertion and extraction drill at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. This photograph is 1 of 18 winners in this year’s Naval and Maritime Photo Contest sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union. For other winners, turn to page 49. Deadline for entries is 31...
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, provide cover fire as other Marines advance on the headquarters of the Fedayeen in Baghdad on 9 April. Additional commentary on Operation Iraqi Freedom begins on page 50.
The Virginia (SSN-774), under construction in Groton, Connecticut, is the lead ship in a new class of attack submarines being built by Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Northrop Grumman’s Newport News redelivered the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) on 7 May after an Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability.
Personnel from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 patrol the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. For more on Coast Guard support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, see pp. 38-40.
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet takes fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker in the skies near Iraq before continuing on its mission in support of other U.S. and coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
This issue features the winners of the Armed Forces Joint Warfighting Essay Contest. A member of the 870th Military Police Company from Pittsburgh, California, mans his weapon on top of an armored Hummvee damaged by a mob in Karbala, Iraq.
Lieutenant General James Conway addresses the 7th Marines Regimental Combat Team at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. See his interview on page 32.
An F/A-18C opens our salute to the Centennial of Flight. For more on naval aviation, see pages 64-67.