Image of the Day: Damaged Aircraft Rigging Exercise
Sailors assigned to the crash and salvage team practice rigging a damaged aircraft with the crash crane during flight deck drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
Kearsarge is underway conducting sea trials.
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the fifth ship to be named (the fourth actually commissioned) in honor of the USS Kearsarge, a sloop-of-war that gained fame during the American Civil War, which was in turn named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.