USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 & USS Jupiter AVS-8 Association
Our Fishing Fleet
 

Seldom seen together...
The assembled military force in these pictures is probably larger than the combined forces of the 5th through 10th largest countries in the world!  
For the first time in over 20 some odd years, three carrier strike groups got together in formation for a great photo op.  


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From top to bottom are the aircraft carriers,

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, KITTY HAWK, and RONALD REAGAN

We even had Air Force planes fly-over, see the B-2 Stealth Bomber in the fifth & seventh picture down.  The only warships not seen in the photos are the 4 nuclear powered submarines standing guard. 

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http://www.pacom.mil/exercises/vs2006/imagery060619e.shtml

060618-N-8492C-276 PACIFIC OCEAN, (June 18, 2006) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (foreground),

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) (middle), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike
groups steam in formation while 17 aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over them during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) while preparing for exercise Valiant Shield 2006.

The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are al so participating in the exercise. Offici al U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P.
Cichonowicz (RELEASED)
060618-N-8492C-276 PACIFIC OCEAN, (June 18, 2006) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (foreground),

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) (middle), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike
groups steam in formation while 17 aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over them during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) while preparing for exercise Valiant Shield 2006.

The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are al so participating in the exercise. Offici al U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P.
Cichonowicz (RELEASED)

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