Tuesday, April 05, 2011
ARABIAN GULF (April 1, 2011) Lt. Eric Eckstrand, submarine operations officer assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, stands watch as assistant staff tactical action officer in the sea combat control room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions for Operation New Dawn in the
5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher K. Hwang/Released) U.S.