(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
PACIFIC OCEAN – An MH-60S Knight Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 passes the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) while delivering supplies to aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a vertical replenishment with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed in the Western Pacific.
The MH-60s is a Sikorsky helicopter designed to conduct vertical replenishment, special warfare support, personnel transfer, and anti-mine countermeasures.
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