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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.