Indeed, they have become key elements in the Navy's ability to achieve its operational and tacti- cal objectives.Most Fleet ships have the capability to support air operations and all of them can be serviced by helicopters.
l| Editorial Offices: Send submissions and m correspondence to: Naval Media Center, Publishing W Division, ATTN: Editor, Naval Station Anacostia, Bldg. ” - Theodore Roosevelt G eography and world events have conspired to make the United States a sea power. Even at this writing, there are two carrier battle groups poised in the Persian Gulf to answer our nation's call. On the pages that follow you'll get a snapshot of the Fleet today: its people, its ships and its air- craft. You'll see some of the new equipment our Sailors will train on, sail in and fight with.
(Photo by PH2 James Watson) Photo by LUG Marc Boyd “A great nation must have a great Navy. From the Barbary Coast in 1800 to the shores of Kuwait in 1990; from the Gulf of Mexico to the Persian Gulf — the Fleet has been there, protecting American honor, American inter- ests and American lives. In this era of "chaotic peace," where threats to national security are at once ambiguous and daunt- ing, such forward presence is reassuring.
Essentially designed to comple- ment the F/A-18E/F, the Fleet's version of the JSF will be a stealthy, multi-role strike fighter, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2008. No other Navy can put to sea with a force equal to that of the United States.
Our nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, surface combatants and submarines give us a distinct tactical advantage in any environ- ment against any threat.
Imbued with a special trust, these young men and women are actively engaged in meaningful work around the globe right now, putting the skills and education they have received to good use. 4 ALL HANDS Photo by JOCS Gary Smith “My goal is to give our people the tools they need to do what they have always done - to go in harm’s way and prevail. Johnson Chief of Naval Operations Aircraft Forward presence and domi- nance of both the sea and the littoral are simply not possible without control of the corre- sponding airspace. In and of itself a unique team of people, aircraft and shore facilities, naval aviation provides maritime forces with incredible flexibility and rapid response.
Our aircraft are multifaceted, capable of a broad range of missions and payloads.
Beamon DM1 Rhea Mac Kenzie ;■ SN Michael Noeth All Hands Distribution Garland Powell Numbei Ratings F/A-18 E/F Aircraft 50 Pay Chart 52 Network Centric Warfare 54 Snapshot of The Fleet ‘ All Hands (USPS 372-970; ISSN 0002-5&77) (Number 969) is published monthly by Naval Media,.., . They are your schoolteachers, pharma- cists and your dentists.
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Our ships may be the Fleet's lifeblood, but our Sailors are its heart. Welcome to this, the fifth in- stallment of the All Hands Own- er's and Operator's Manual. Counter Drug Operations Caribbean/Western Pacific July 1990 - present U. Navy support provided to law enforcement agencies conducting counterdrug opera- tions in the Western Hemisphere.