Released by Lt. Bill Speaks, 5th Fleet PAO

Manama, Bahrain (Feb. 28, 2005) – Members of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) board the mine countermeasure ship USS Cardinal (MHC 60) to fight a simulated fire during exercise Desert Sailor 2005. Exercise Desert Sailor is an annual two-week exercise to ensure emergency response efforts are well coordinated with local Bahraini directorates in case of an actual emergency. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Phillip A. Nickerson Jr. (RELEASED)