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SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (April 15, 2009) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) pulls into the Philippines for Balikatan 2009, an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. Military and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel as well as subject matter experts from Philippine Civil Defense Agencies.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taurean Alexander (Released)

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Photo Date
April 15, 2009
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taurean Alexander
Caption Writer
Oscar Sosa
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Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
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