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USS Kauffman (FFG 59)


"Toujours En Vedette"
(Always In The Lead)

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Kauffman 179k 25 September 2005: Norfolk, Va. - Ship's Serviceman Seaman Recruit Gabriel Wiesman, left, and Gas Turbine System Technician Fireman Matthew Shille pass the time aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) as it returns to Naval Station Norfolk following a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.
(U.S. Navy photo #050925-N-8720O-008 by JOSN Christopher Okula from the Navy News Stand)
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Kauffman 197k 25 September 2005: Norfolk, Va. - Damage Controlman 2nd Class James Baysden holds his new daughter for the first time, following his the return to Naval Station Norfolk, aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman. Kauffman completed a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.
(U.S. Navy photo #050925-N-8720O-010 by JOSN Christopher Okula from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 513k 10 February 2007: Port Gentil, Gabon - Operation Specialist Seaman Travon Cuffee a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Kaufman (FFG 59) basketball team, puts up a shot against a local Gabonese team. Cuffee sank a fifty-foot goal at the buzzer for an apparent game winning 3-pointer, but it was determined the basket came after time had expired handing the home team the victory. The friendship-building event was part of Kauffman's port visit. A task group comprised of USS Kauffman, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter USCG Legare (WMEC 912), and elements of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa staff, is currently deployed to the Gulf of Guinea to strengthen Regional Maritime Partnerships.
(U.S. Navy photo #070210-N-4657D-001 by MC2 Anthony Dallas from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 233k 13 February 2007: Port Gentil, Gabon - Sailors attached to the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman, conduct hands-on damage control training with Gabonese Navy sailors. In conjunction with Kauffman's port visit to Port Gentil, the training is part of a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa initiative to improve maritime security by helping African partners build core competencies and capability.
(U.S. Navy photo #070213-N-4657D-004 by MC2 Anthony Dallas from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 160k 09 March 2007: So Tom And Prncipe - Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 1st Class Lon Ross, an engineer aboard guided missile frigate Kauffman, and a So Tom and Prncipe coast guardsman work together to fix an inoperative motor on a host nation Boston Whaler. The impromptu maintenance was part of a small boat training exercise designed to help So Tom and Prncipe forces build core competencies. Ross not only helped fix the motor, but the repair also taught the host nation forces how to maintain the vital equipment. Kauffman is conducting a four-day port visit to the African island nation of So Tom and Prncipe to strengthen maritime partnerships in the Gulf of Guinea.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-4136R-014 by MC3 Quintin Ross from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 99k 09 March 2007: So Tom And Prncipe - President Faderique de Menezes shakes hands with USS Kauffman Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Drew Ehlers as Capt. John Nowell, commander of Destroyer Squadron 60, looks on. The greeting was part of a dedication ceremony at the So Tom and Prncipe Central Hospital. The ceremony marks the official turnover of a $500,000 hospital renovation paid with humanitarian assistance funds from the United States European Command. This renovation includes new air conditioning and water pump systems, as well as improvements to the inpatient wards, emergency room and urgent care facility.
(U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-4136R-012 by MC3 Quintin Ross from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 217k 09 March 2007: So Tom And Prncipe - Seaman Apprentice Dustin Eckhart shares a friendly moment with a coast guardsman from So Tom and Prncipe. A native of Columbus, Ind., Eckhart was waiting at fleet landing to return to guided missile frigate Kauffman when he was approached by the local sailor and asked what kind of music American Sailors listen to. Rather than tell him, Eckhart shared the iPod with his new shipmate so he could listen along. Currently deployed to the Gulf of Guinea, Kauffman conducted a four-day port visit to the African island nation of So Tom and Prncipe to strengthen maritime partnerships.
(U.S. Navy photo #070308-N-6783N-017 by Lt. William Nesbitt from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 99k 21 March 2007: Gulf Of Guinea - Lt. Martin Oliver, a prior enlisted naval diver, trades dive pins with a Cameroon Naval Dive Officer aboard USS Kauffman during a daylong passing exercise (PASSEX) held off the coast of Limbe, Cameroon. Military officials from the United States, Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, and France assisted in planning the exercise that focused on communication and cooperative training aboard naval vessels from the United States, France and Cameroon.
(U.S. Navy photo #070321-N-3621S-001 by SH3 Shawn Simmons from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 134k 05 June 2008: Pacific Ocean - Operations Specialist 1st Class Daniel Elliot evaluates a tactical image in the combat information center of the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman during an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Chilean navy. The ASW exercises were conducted off the coast of northern Chile supporting Partnership of the Americas 2008.
(U.S. Navy photo #080605-N-6945B-005 by MC2 J.T. Bolestridge from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 202k 08 August 2008: Cartagena, Colombia - Areographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Zimmerli, front, a volunteer assigned to the guided-missile frigate Kauffman, and a Colombian sailor prepare a neighborhood park for painting during a community relations project in Cartagena, Colombia supporting Partnership of the Americas 2008 Partnership of the Americas is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored operation designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability while enhancing the operational readiness of all assigned units.
(U.S. Navy photo #080807-N-6945B-010 by MC2 J.T. Bolestridge from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 171k 16 September 2008: Bluefields, Nicaragua - Quartermaster 2nd Class Scott Coulson explains navigation equipment to Nicaraguan sailors and soldiers during a subject matter expert exchange aboard Kauffman during a theater security cooperation visit in Bluefields, Nicaragua. The subject matter exchange was conducted supporting Partnership of the Americas 2008, a U.S. Southern Command sponsored operation designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability, while enhancing the operational readiness of all assigned units.
(U.S. Navy photo #080917-N-6945B-006 by MC2 J.T. Bolestridge from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 2361k 22 April 2009: Naval Statio Mayport, Fla. - A German sailor assigned to the Federal Republic of Germany Deutsche Marine auxiliary ship Frankfurt AM Main (A 1412) tries to block the ball as a sailor from guided-missile frigate Kauffman taps it in for a point during a beach volleyball game at Naval Station Mayport. The game was part of a two-day UNITAS Gold sports challenge event. Naval units from the U.S. are joined by maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for the 50th iteration of the longest running multinational maritime exercise in the world. The forces are participating in several realistic tactical training scenarios off the coast of Florida April 20-May 5.
(U.S. Navy photo #090422-N-0625G-001 by Paige Gnann from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 241k 16 June 2009: Pacific Ocean - Senior Chief Sonar Technician Surface Anthony Beggs, left, and STG3 Joshua Colantuano monitor data from the tactical towed array sonar aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman during anti-submarine exercises with the Peruvian Navy. Kauffman is deployed with Southern Seas 2009, part of the U.S. Southern Command-led Partnership of the Americas mission focusing on strengthening relationship in the Southern Command area of Focus.
(U.S. Navy photo #090616-N-7092S-031 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 441k 22 June 2009: Mejillones, Chile - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) entertain children from the Jardin Infantil Jesus de Puaga day care center during a Southern Seas 2009 community service project. Southern Seas is a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas. Southern Seas focuses on conducting military-to-military engagements and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance relationships with partner nations in the region.
(U.S. Navy photo #090622-N-7092S-574 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 188k 27 June 2009: Pacific Ocean - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eric Brown stands safety watch aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman during live-fire exercises off the coast of Chile as part of the Chilean-hosted naval exercise Teamwork South 2009. Kauffman is on a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009, supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas. Southern Seas focuses on conducting military-to-military engagements and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance relationships with partner nations in the region.
(U.S. Navy photo #090627-N-7092S-223 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 316k 09 July 2009: Arica, Chile - Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman man the rails while entering port in Arica, Chile. Kauffman is on a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas. Southern Seas focuses on training exercises, military to military engagements, and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance relationships with partner nations in the region.
(U.S. Navy photo #090709-N-7092S-047 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 220k 10 July 2009: Arica, Chile - A student from Escuela General Basica Centenario pins a welcome card to Command Master Chief David Graham from guided-missile frigate Kauffman, during a community relations project in Arica, Chile. Kauffman is on a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 in support of US SOUTHCOM Partnership of the Americas. Southern Seas is a deployment that focuses on conducting exercises, military to military engagements, and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance relationships with Partner Nations in the Region.
(U.S. Navy photo #090710-N-7092S-110 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 253k 27 July 2009: Caribbean Sea - Lt. j.g. Byron Cody, left, and Ensign Jordan Reagan coordinate damage control efforts during a fire drill aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman. Kauffman is on a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the U.S. Southern Command exercise Southern Seas 2009, part of the Partnerships of the Americas strategy.
(U.S. Navy photo #090727-N-7092S-398 by MC2 Brandon Shelander from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 205k 05 August 2009: Norfolk, Va. - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Leonard Moore holds his six-month-old son during a homecoming celebration for Kauffman. Kauffman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after completing a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas strategy.
(U.S. Navy photo #090805-N-5292M-987 by MC1 Julie R. Matyascik from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 189k 05 August 2009: Norfolk, Va. - Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Michael Cao, assigned to Kauffman, holds his one-month-old daughter for the first time after returning from a deployment to Naval Station Norfolk after a four-month deployment. Kauffman deployed to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas strategy.
(U.S. Navy photo #090805-N-5292M-947 by MC1 Julie R. Matyascik from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 116k 23 December 2010: Norfolk, Va. - Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Woren Walken greets his wife and seven-month-old son during a homecoming celebration for Kauffman at Naval Station Norfolk. Kauffman completed a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility conducting counter-piracy operations.
(U.S. Navy photo #101223-N-5292M-180 by MC1 Julie R. Matyascik from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 216k 23 December 2010: Norfolk, Va. - Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Levai greets his wife and four-month-old son during a homecoming celebration for Kauffman at Naval Station Norfolk.
(U.S. Navy photo #101223-N-5292M-174 by MC1 Julie R. Matyascik from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 287k 12 January 2015: The Atlantic Ocean - Lt. j.g. Monica Killoran, right, communications and cultural awareness officer aboard Kauffman, teaches basic Spanish to the crew in preparation for their deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Kauffman will deploy to support U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force's Operation Martillo, and will work to suppress the trafficking of illicit drugs into the United States.
(U.S. Navy photo #150112-N-IG780-316 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 190k 26 January 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Fireman Austin Ferrenc simulates a test for toxic gases during a toxic gas drill aboard Kauffman. Kauffman is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. Southern Command and Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo is a joint, interagency and multinational collaborative effort to deny transnational criminal organizations air and maritime access to the littoral regions of the Central American isthmus.
(U.S. Navy photo #150126-N-IG780-019 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 204k 29 January 2015: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Seaman Christopher Fredregill, left, steers Kauffman as Lt. j.g. Matthew Osborne stands conning officer watch during sea-and-anchor detail. Kauffman is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. Southern Command and Operation Martillo. The Navy and Coast Guard team will work to suppress illicit trafficking in the region.
(U.S. Navy photo #150129-N-IG780-124 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 88k 31 January 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kawane Ramsey, left, and Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alan Wrobel stand aft lookout during a man overboard drill aboard Kauffman. Kauffman is underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #150131-N-IG780-587 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 145k 01 February 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Boatswain's Mate 1st Class James Blackmon guides a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo to the flight deck of Kauffman during deck landing qualifications.
(U.S. Navy photo #150201-N-IG780-125 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 107k 04 February 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Ens. Karl Ankersen, electrical officer aboard Kauffman, takes the ship's bearing while on watch.
(U.S. Navy photo #150204-N-IG780-003 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 227k 04 February 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Information Systems Technician 3rd Class George Valentin lowers a communications antennae in preparation for flight quarters aboard Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150204-N-IG780-078 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 116k 16 February 2015: Cartagena, Colombia - Cdr. Michael Concannon, commanding officer of Kauffman, gives a child a stuffed animal during a community service project.
(U.S. Navy photo #150216-N-IG780-168 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 81k 24 February 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Quartermaster 3rd Class Justin Dintleman marks the ship's position on a nautical chart during night operations aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150224-N-IG780-084 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 176k 26 February 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Dylan Ringer machines a piece of brass aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150226-N-IG780-029 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 175k 03 March 2015: Colon, Panama - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cesar Hernandez hauls in lines during sea and anchor detail aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150303-N-IG780-139 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 170k 03 March 2015: Colon, Panama - Ship's Serviceman Seaman Jacob Embich brings down the ensign during sea and anchor detail aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150303-N-IG780-168 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 97k 09 March 2015: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Stanley Outlaw observes a fuel sample for impurities aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150309-N-IG780-160 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 281k 09 March 2015: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Sailors secure a heaving line during sea-and-anchor detail aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150309-N-IG780-103 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 181k 10 March 2015: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Operations Specialist Seaman Stanley Oden, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Kauffman, pursues a lineman during a flag football game against service members assigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Kauffman is underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo #150310-N-IG780-737 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 231k 21 March 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Tre Carmack and Senior Chief Gunner's Mate Frank Magnotta apply toppings to a pizza in preparation for pizza night sponsored by the Chiefs Mess aboard Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150321-N-IG780-092 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 246k 26 March 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Chief Engineman Eugene Andal observes as Engineman 1st Class Timothy Golden trains on an electric plant control console during engineering drills aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150326-N-IG780-013 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 157k 07 April 2015: The Caribbean Sea - Gunner's Mate Seaman Joseph Guinazzo opens a care package from Operation Graditude aboard Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150407-N-IG780-083 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 211k 16 April 2015: Panama City, Panama - Logistics Specialist Seaman Joshua Bonnette, left, and Operations Specialist Seaman Nicholas Baker lower the ensign during evening colors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150416-N-IG780-202 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 358k 17 April 2015: Panama City, Panama - Information Systems Technician 1st Class Marlon Wren, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Kauffman, hauls bricks to create a drainage system at St. Luke's Cathedral during a community services event.
(U.S. Navy photo #150417-N-XX999-010 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 356k 17 April 2015: Panama City, Panama - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate Kauffman stand in front of St. Luke's Cathedral during a community services event.
(U.S. Navy photo #150417-N-XX999-012 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 183k 23 May 2015: The Pacific Ocean - Boatswain's Mate Seaman Ross Baker stands helmsman watch aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150523-N-IG780-010 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 249k 28 May 2015: Panama City, Panama - Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Scott Nordan takes midshipmen from the International Maritime University of Panama on a tour of the hangar bay aboard the guided-missile frigate Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #150528-N-IG780-002 by MC3 Shane A. Jackson from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 309k 12 July 2015: Norfolk, Va, - Family members await the arrival of the guided-missile frigate Kauffman which arrived at Naval Station Norfolk following an eight-month deployment to the SOUTHCOM area of operation.
(U.S. Navy photo #150712-N-ZK303-495 by Ensign Michael D. Dunlap from the Navy News Stand)
Kauffman 132k 12 July 2015: Norfolk, Va, - Machinist Mate 1st Class Derron Ledbetter, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Kauffman, greets his wife after the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk following an eight-month deployment to the SOUTHCOM area of operation.
(U.S. Navy photo #150712-N-ZK303-552 by Ensign Michael D. Dunlap from the Navy News Stand)

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