Sunday, July 10, 2011

USS Whirlwind (PC 11)

The Cyclone-class Coastal patrol craft USS Whirlwind (PC 11), steams along while escorting the Navy's new Joint Maritime Staging Terminal (JMAST) that will support multi-national commander with Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf. MSO sets the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. MSO deny international terrorists use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin K. Thomas)

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