Sunday, July 05, 2009
Sailors aboard multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit watch from the ship's flight deck as amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce puts on a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. Bataan is deployed and is serving as the flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of operations. The 22nd MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, is serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command.
Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy L. Grisham
Spc. Sabrina Bricker of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Combat Aviation Brigade watched the fireworks video at Camp Adder's Big Top.
Photo by Sgt. Matthew Jones
07/04/2009 - U.S. Navy Damage Control Fireman Apprentice Katie Krueger and Hull Technician 3rd Class Derek Marsh, both of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), watch fireworks on board the ship while in port in Cairns, Australia, July 4, 2009. Essex is visiting Cairns prior to the start of Talisman Sabre 2009, a biennial, joint, combined exercise sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and the Australian Defense Force that focuses on the planning and execution of contingency response operations.
DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Deatherage, U.S. Navy/Released