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TOKYO (Aug. 27, 2008) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) pulls into Tokyo for a scheduled port visit and disaster management drill. At the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan government, Essex will be involved in the evacuation phase of this year's Tokyo Metropolitan government and Kanagawa Prefecture government disaster response drill. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force commander. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez (Released)

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Photo Date
Aug. 27, 2008
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez
Caption Writer
Brigette Moritz
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Public domain / free use
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US Navy
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