Image of the Day: Safety Handling Ops of 40mm Saluting Battery

Image of the Day Safety Handling Ops of 40mm Saluting Battery

Chief Gunner’s Mate Anthony Russell observes safety handling operations of a 40mm saluting battery with Sailors assigned to Weapons Department.


These ops were conducted during a 21-gun salute evolution aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before the ship anchored off the coast of Callao, Peru, for a scheduled port visit.

America is traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on her maiden transit. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco.

Naval Today Staff, September 03, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Lawrence Grove