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Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 15, 2004) -- Boatswain's Mate 1st Class William Lester from Atlanta, Ga., ensures the safe lifting of the admiral's barge from the hangar bay aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Readiness Plan (FRP). The strike group will conduct a scheduled training exercise followed by overseas pulse operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class David A. Laviolette  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
June 15, 2004
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class David A. Laviolette
Caption Writer
LCDR Paul Jensen, Dep. Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CVN 65
Other Visible Equipment
admiral's barge
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Boat on starboard side aircraft elevator