At sea with USS Gary (FFG 51) Nov. 5, 2002 -- The guided missile frigate makes an approach on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while preparing for a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). Replenishment operations are conducted while underway between ship in order to transfer fuel and supplies during extended periods at sea. Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) is currently underway providing a forward presence in the Asian Pacific area of operation, while conducting scheduled training and exercises with regional allies. Kitty Hawk is the Navys only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and is home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. US Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom.
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