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Philippine Sea (Jun. 15, 2003) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) after a scheduled refueling at sea (RAS).  The Lassen is on her maiden voyage as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Force, and will remain in the Western Pacific while the forward-deployed USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) completes scheduled dry dock maintenance.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Chris Valdez.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
June 15, 2003
Photographer's Mate Airman Chris Valdez
Caption Writer
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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