Vella Gulf

210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210703-N-RG587-1031 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021) Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), left, guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), and Italian Navy destroyer ITS Andrea Doria(D 553), right, sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210703-N-RG587-1031 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021) Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), left, guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), and Italian Navy destroyer ITS Andrea Doria(D 553), right, sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210703-N-RG587-1036 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021) Italian Navy destroyer ITS Andrea Doria(D 553), sails alongside guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210703-N-RG587-1036 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021) Italian Navy destroyer ITS Andrea Doria(D 553), sails alongside guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210703-N-RG587-1050 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021)  Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transit the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210703-N-RG587-1050 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 3, 2021) Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transit the Mediterranean Sea, July 3. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210704-N-RG587-1012 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Bryan Johnson, from Murietta, California, assembles a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210704-N-RG587-1012 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Bryan Johnson, from Murietta, California, assembles a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210704-N-RG587-1013 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Bryan Johnson, from Murietta, California, assembles a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210704-N-RG587-1013 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Bryan Johnson, from Murietta, California, assembles a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210704-N-RG587-1024 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Byran Johnson, from Murietta, California, left, secures Lt. Matthew Smutny, from Miami, into a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210704-N-RG587-1024 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Byran Johnson, from Murietta, California, left, secures Lt. Matthew Smutny, from Miami, into a search-and-rescue litter aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210706-N-RG587-1118 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Arian Anderson, from Peoria, Illinois, gives landing signals to an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210706-N-RG587-1118 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Arian Anderson, from Peoria, Illinois, gives landing signals to an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210706-N-RG587-1093 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) An MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, delivers supplies to guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210706-N-RG587-1093 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) An MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, delivers supplies to guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210706-N-RG587-1033 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Arian Anderson, from Peoria, Illinois, gives landing signals to an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210706-N-RG587-1033 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Arian Anderson, from Peoria, Illinois, gives landing signals to an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, on the flight deck of guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during a vertical replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210706-N-RG587-1024 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210706-N-RG587-1024 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 6, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Mediterranean Sea, July 6. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210704-N-RG587-1045 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Karl Karcher, from Buffalo, New York, loads a search-and-rescue litter into an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210704-N-RG587-1045 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Karl Karcher, from Buffalo, New York, loads a search-and-rescue litter into an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210704-N-RG587-1030 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Kyle Shiner, from Gainesville, Virginia, right, hoists Lt. Matthew Smutny, from Miami into an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210704-N-RG587-1030 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 4, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Kyle Shiner, from Gainesville, Virginia, right, hoists Lt. Matthew Smutny, from Miami into an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, July 4. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1003 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1003 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1007 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1007 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1009 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1009 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1020 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1020 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1023 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1023 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

210707-N-RG587-1025 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
210707-N-RG587-1025 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit the Strait of Gibraltar, July 7, 2021. Vella Gulf is operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)

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