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Arabian Sea (March 15, 2006) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) hoists the Japanese steaming ensign at the completion of an underway replenishment (UNREP) with Japanese oiler JDS Tokiwa (AOE 423). This replenishment made Decatur the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's (JMSDF) 600th customer. JMSDF routinely provides fuel to U.S. Navy and coalition ships forward deployed to the region in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collection 3rd Class Ryan C. Finkle (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 15, 2006
Cryptologic Technician Collection 3rd Class Ryan C. Finkle
Caption Writer
Lt. Chris Bishop, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 73
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
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Tail Code
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