At sea aboard USS Enterprise, Oct. 11, 2001 — Sailors aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) take a break from the business of the day for meals and relaxation. However, never far away are reminders of the serious mission supported by every member of the crew. Bombs stand ready on the mess decks, prior to their transfer to the flight deck above, for missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

PACIFIC OCEAN (May Aviation Ordnanceman Class Kenneth Crow, a native of Wolfforth, Texas, transports ordnance across the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2012) A group of aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) unload a pallet of ammo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz is conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jess Lewis/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN (June 7, 2013) Marines assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 move nitrogen tanks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

Aviation Ordnanceman Class Dennis Marchei, back, and Aviation Ordnanceman…

My sailors an AO (working with bombs may be really dangerous, but someones got to do it!) IF YOU AINT ORDNANCE YOU AINT SHIT!

ARABIAN GULF (April 26, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 carries cargo during a vertical replenishment aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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