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SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 14, 2010) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) cruises the South China Sea while participating in exercise Balikatan 2010 (BK 10). BK 10 is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez (Released)

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Photo Date
March 14, 2010
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez
Caption Writer
MC2 Sharay Bennett
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
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