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Freedom (LCS 1)


"Fast - Focused - Fearless"


"Freedom, The Ship"     -    "Freedom, The People"

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Freedom 135k 02 October 2007: San Diego, Cal. - Mineman 1st Class Ralph Bishop, left, and Electronics Technician 1st Class Verlon Cox attached to USS Freedom (LCS 1) and Clarence Good, receive the Distinguished Service Award from Sheriff Bill Kolender with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. They received the highest-level civilian decoration, for their heroic efforts to save the lives of a local woman and her two children.
(U.S. Navy photo #071002-N-6999H-004 by MC2 Jennifer R. Hudson from the Navy News Stand)
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Freedom 119k 06 August 2008: Marinette, Wis. - Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, center, speaks with Blue and Gold team commanding officers, Cmdr. Mike Doran, left, and Cmdr. Don Gabrielson, during a tour of PCU Freedom (LCS 1), the first U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship, while the ship conducts its underway builder trials. The ship is designed for littoral, or close-to-shore, operations and to provide access and dominance in coastal-water areas.
(U.S. Navy photo #080806-N-5549O-051 by MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 62k 06 August 2008: Marinette, Wis. - Navigator Lt.j.g. Shaina Hayden searches out surface contacts from the pilot house of the first U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1) while the ship conducts its underway builder trials. The ship is designed for littoral, or close-to-shore, operations and to provide access and dominance in coastal-water areas.
(U.S. Navy photo #080806-N-5549O-110 by MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 128k 18 August 2008: Marinette, Wis. - Gunner's Mate 1st Class Daniel Albright, right, from Akron, Ohio, explains a discrepancy between the hoist and the Bofors 57mm gun mount to Cmdr. Donald Gabrielson, commanding officer of the first U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom. The fast, agile, focused-mission ship is designed to defeat threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Freedom is scheduled for delivery later this year and will be homeported in San Diego, Calif.
(U.S. Navy photo #080818-N-7090S-023 by MC3 Jhi L. Scott from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 116k 18 August 2008: Marinette, Wis. - Chief Fire Controlman Jose Zertuche inspects a magazine test casting during testing on the mess decks of Freedom. The casting is designed to prevent inadvertent sprinkler actuating. Freedom is the first ship in the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship class.
(U.S. Navy photo #080818-N-7090S-044 by MC3 Jhi L. Scott from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 80k 08 November 2008: Milwaukee, Wis. - Ship's Navigator Lt. j.g. Shaina Hayden renders honors to the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony for the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions.
(U.S. Navy photo #081108-N-5549O-035 by MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 151k 13 November 2008: Cleveland, Oh. - Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Donald Hammack, right, Engineman 1st Class Donovan Williams and Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Raymond Quezada, all assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom, cheer after the Cleveland Cavaliers score a point during a basketball game against the Denver Nuggets at the Quicken Loans Arena. Freedom is in Cleveland for a scheduled port visit after being commissioned 08 November in Milwaukee.
(U.S. Navy photo #081113-N-5758H-542 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 231k 14 November 2008: Cleveland, Oh. - Chief Fire Controlman Richard Fortenberry, left, and Operations Specialist 1st Class Rocio Fooks explain the capabilities of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) to members of Cleveland High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps during the ship's port visit in Cleveland. Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions and will make other port calls as the ship continues to Naval Amphibious Bass Little Creek, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #081114-N-5758H-116 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 168k 14 November 2008: Cleveland, Oh. - Lt. Robert Briggs explains the purpose and features of the bridge and pilot house aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom to students from The Ohio State University Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps during the ship's port visit in Cleveland. Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions and will make other port calls as the ship continues to Naval Amphibious Bass Little Creek, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #081114-N-5758H-222 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 120k 18 November 2008: Port Robinson, Ontario - Electronics Technician 1st Class Verlon Cox and Chief Fire Controlman Hank Tiamglo heave a mooring line aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom as the ship clears a lock station during a transit through the Welland Canal. Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions and is in route to Norfolk, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #081118-N-5758H-335 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 106k 18 November 2008: Welland, Ontario - Electronics Technician 1st Class Hasani Thomas stands the lookout watch aboard the littoral combat ship Freedom as the ship transits the Welland Canal.
(U.S. Navy photo #081118-N-5758H-087 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 111k 27 November 2008: Quebec City, Quebec - Cdr. Don Gabrielson, right, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship Freedom, places a turkey leg on Chief Gas Turbine Electrician Raymond Quezada's plate as he serves Thanksgiving dinner to the crew.
(U.S. Navy photo #081127-N-5758H-682 by MC2 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 156k 27 November 2008: Quebec City, Quebec - Mineman 1st Class Jose Avelar, left, and Senior Chief Operations Specialist Thomas Dunning make their Thanksgiving dinner plates on the mess deck aboard the littoral combat ship Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo #081127-N-5758H-639 by MC2 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 184k 01 December 2008: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Chief Boatswain's Mate Francisco Valdovinos, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom, plays the pipe for Canadian sailors aboard the Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John's (FFH 340), during a port visit in Halifax.
(U.S. Navy photo #081201-N-5758H-222 by MC2 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 98k 06 December 2008: Boston, Mass. - Chief Quartermaster Stephanie Kotatis, left, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Dustin Foster, assigned to USS Constitution, raise the Colors aboard Freedom. Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions. Freedom is in Boston on a port visit while en route to Norfolk, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #081206-N-5758H-025 by MC2 Kenneth R. Hendrix from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 201k 06 April 2009: Norfolk, Va. - The littoral combat ship Freedom's Senior Sailor of the Year Fire Controlman 1st Class Clifford Smith, stands watch in the Mission Control Center as the defensive systems operator in charge of all radar and weapon systems. Freedom has the ability to combat anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare as well as mine warfare.
(U.S. Navy photo #090406-N-7090S-402090506-N-9818V-132 by MC2 Jhi Scott from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 154k 04 May 2009: Norfolk, Va. - Chief Boatswain's Mate Fransisco Valdovinos, teaches Engineman 2nd Class Janis Francis how to tie a square knot on the flight deck of Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo #090504-N-7090S-334 by MC2 Jhi Scott from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 99k 06 May 2009: Norfolk, Va. - As the littoral combat ship Freedom transits through the Chesapeake Bay, Lt. Todd Sehl and Chief Damage Controlman Kai Ramirez, lower the nylon webbing nets to prevent man overboard during the transit to Alexandria, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #090506-N-7090S-352 by MC2 Jhi Scott from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 117k 06 May 2009: Alexandria, Va. - Gold Crew Command Master Chief Tony Decker gives Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West a tour of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1). Freedom is in port at Robinson Terminal in Old Town, Alexandria, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #090506-N-9818V-132 by MC1 Jennifer A. Villalovos from the Navy News Stand)
Freedom 148k 23 April 2010: San Diego, Cal. - A sailor assigned to Freedom greets his children during a homecoming celebration after the ship's maiden deployment. Freedom successfully conducted operations including counter-illicit trafficking and port visits to Columbia, Panama, and Mexico in support of global maritime security.
(U.S. Navy photo #100423-N-4774B-184 by MC2 Daniel Barker from the Navy News Stand)

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