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Philippine Sea (Jun. 03, 2003) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) sails alongside the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. John Kersh stresses the importance of precision to his bridge team during a leap frog training exercise.  The exercise allows ship handlers to practice the approach and stabilization alongside and a breakaway in a simulated underway replenishment environment.  Ingraham and Lassen are part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group currently on deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeremie Kerns.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
June 03, 2003
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeremie Kerns
Caption Writer
Dep. Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 82
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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