Military Photo: Hitching a Ride the Hard Way


Arabian Sea (Sept. 23, 2006) � Explosive Ordnance Disposalmen, attached to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit SIX (EODMU-6), Detachment 14, are lifted off the flight deck by an HH-60H Seahawk, attached to the "Dragonslayers" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron One One (HS-11), during a Special Purpose Insertion/Extraction (SPIE) exercise aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). SPIE is a method to rapidly insert or extract Special Forces from terrain not suitable for helicopter landings, in which personnel are suspended from a line attached to a hovering helicopter. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Morris

Posted: 09/01/2006

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