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At sea with USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) Mar. 11, 2002 -- USS Essex, USS Juneau (LPD 10), USS Germantown (LSD 42), and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked, practices formation steaming during the semi-annual amphibious integration training exercise known as "Blue-Green Workups."  The Essex ARG is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Stephanie M. Bergman.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 11, 2002
Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Stephanie M. Bergman
Caption Writer
PH2 R. Rubio, NVNS Staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
USS Juneau (LPD 10), USS Germantown (LSD 42),  USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)
Plane Number
Not available
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Tail Code
Not available
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4 ships cruising in linear formation