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East China Sea (Mar. 28, 2003) -- The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea.  Antietam is part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group.  Antietam 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 Mate Airman Aaron Hampton.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 28, 2003
Photographer's Mate Airman Aaron Hampton
Caption Writer
Mr. C.J. Madden, Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CG 54
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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