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Image: USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), 26 January 2003 — The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approaches the Kitty Hawk during a replenishment at sea (RAS). An RAS is the method by which ammunition and fuel is transferred from one ship to another while at sea. The technique enables a fleet or naval formation to remain at sea for prolonged periods of time. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom.

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