Pic of the Day – Watching the Tonga Pull Out

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2011) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Bowen Derik, assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 23, watches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) as it pulls out of Tonga after completing the first mission of Pacific Partnership 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Grandin/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

Published by

Charles McCain

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/

Leave a Reply