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East China Sea (Mar. 28, 2003) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea.  Lassen is part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group.  Lassen and Carl Vinson have just completed participating in Exercise Foal Eagle and are continuing their deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.  Exercise Foal Eagle is an annual joint and combined field training exercise between the U.S. and Republic of Korea armed forces.  The exercise is designed to strengthen relationships and improve interoperability between both nations through real world training scenarios.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate2nd Class Inez Lawson.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 28, 2003
Photographer's Mate2nd Class Inez Lawson
Caption Writer
Mr. C.J. Madden, Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 82
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
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Tail Code
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