Close Battle Combat (CBC) training
061023-N-4953E-006 Philippine Sea (Oct. 23, 2006) – A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and a Philippine Navy Special Operation Group (NAVSOG) prepare to perform Close Battle Combat (CBC) training on an oil rig for training off the coast of the Philippines. The two groups trained in close battle combat (CBC) and pier movement on board an oil rig. Stethem is currently off the coast of the Philippines participating in bilateral exercises, Exercise Talon Vision (TV 07) and Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 07). Stethem is currently a part of the forward-deployed naval force stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.
U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Danny Ewing Jr. (RELEASED)