Photo released by LCDR Joel Stewart, SPAO for Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). Contact at: or 757-443-8028

A portent of future Arctic FONOPS?

070612-N-5459S-049 ARCTIC OCEAN (June 12, 2007) – Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Wilbert E. Pacheco, a Sailor assigned to guided-missile crusier USS Normandy (CG 60) stands a low visibility lookout on the forecastle in the Arctic Ocean. Pacheco was calling in the location of ice sheets floating in the path of Normandy. Pacheco and other low visibility watch standers played a key role for Normandy making a safe passage through miles of ice sheets. U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street (RELEASED)

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