Proceedings Archive - 2002

  • The USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), commissioned in New York City last month, is the first all-fiber optic ship in the Navy. This view shows the Q70 in the Navy’s newest combat information center.

  • A T-45C Goshawk sits on the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) awaiting a launch signal. The T-45C is equipped with Cockpit-21, a digital display for navigation, weapon delivery, performance, and communication data. Boeing photo. For naval aviation flight training, see pp. 54-59....

  • “We Stand by You” is a refrain that runs through the coverage in this, the 22nd annual focus on international navies. HMS Southampton, on cover, represents the allied naval contribution to Enduring Freedom.

  • The Naval Institute publishes the winners of its 40th Annual Photo Contest. See pages 57-72. VFA-146 Hornet from USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) by Lt. Rauch.

  • This lone U.S. Marine sentry from 2d FAST Company casts a protective shadow onto the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in New York in the aftermath of the terrorists’ 11 September attacks.

  • Every Proceedings covers issues important to submarines, but each June includes extra submarine-related coverage. See the first three articles and the U.S. Navy column; cover of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet's USS Hampton (SSN-767) off Norfolk, Virginia.

  • The Navy has a roadmap for tactical aircraft; it also needs one for support and surveillance aircraft. See pages 52–55. The E-2C Hawkeye 2000 is a new production aircraft.

  • Rick Gallant of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod inspects the helicopter landing pad at Massachusetts General Hospital during a practice drill. The Coast Guard HH-60J Jayhawk is reflected in the building next to the hospital.

  • The F-35B varient of the Joint Strike Fighter, shadowed by a harrier, could be the right aircraft for the Corps—see pages 32–33.

  • Under Old Glory the USS Ramage (DDG-61) returns to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  For details on the future of the U.S. Navy from the CNO Admiral Vern Clark see pages 32-41.  (U.S. Navy, Michael Sandburg, USN)

  • This issue features Marine Corps coverage. Flying over the USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Arabian Sea this June, two CH-53E Sea Stallions prepare to refuel from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252’s KC-135 Hercules. The Sea Stallions from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261...

  • A member of Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 106 stands watch as other team members depart a tug suspected of smuggling oil from Iraq. For more on interception ops in the Gulf, see pp. 38-41.


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