Pic of the Day – Vertical Replenishment

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2011) An SA-330J Puma helicopter lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). Preble is conducting humanitarian assistance operations off the coast of Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi. (US Navy photo by Ensign Katherine O’Donnell/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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