Pic of the Day – Guiding the Pilots for Cargo Retrieval

ARABIAN GULF (March 6, 2012) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Cory Merritt, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15, guides the pilots of an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter as they retrieve cargo from the deck of the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/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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