April 18, 2013
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Sailors assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) practice their fire-fighting techniques while underway. Mount Whitney, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and MSC civil service mariners. The civil service mariners perform navigation, deck, engineering and supply service operations, while military personnel aboard support communications, weapons systems and security.