Close In Weapons System - Valiant Shield 2006


Close In Weapons System - Valiant Shield 2006

Pacific Ocean (June 19, 2006) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Vincent Ludouici conducts maintenance on the forward Close In Weapons System
(CIWS) aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell, along with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike group, is currently participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held off the coast of Guam, it involves 28 naval vessels including three carrier strike groups. More than 300 aircraft and approximately 20,000 service members from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are also participating in the exercise. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley
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