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OFF THE COAST OF EAST TIMOR --  USS Essex (LHD-2) steams along off the coast of Dili, East Timor, Oct 31.  Sailors and Marines from Essex, the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), are supporting community relations projects including medical and dental assistance, general engineering and construction, and transport and delivery of sports equipment and infrastructure materials in Dili, since Monday.  USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) and USS Germantown (LSD-42) are also participating in humanitarian and civil projects in Suai and Oecussi respectively.  The Essex ARG and 31st MEU arrived off the coast of East Timor, Monday. Official U.S. Navy photograph by: Photographer's Mate Second Class (AW) Michael B. Lewis (RELEASED)

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Photo Date
October 31, 2001
Photographer's Mate Second Class (AW) Michael B. Lewis
Caption Writer
Photographer's Mate Second Class (AW) Michael B. Lewis
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
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US Navy
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