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Sasebo, Japan (Dec. 1, 2006) -- USS Essex (LHD 2) is pushed by tugs into her berth. The return of Essex, the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG), caps a two-month fall patrol in which she and ARG ships dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and amphibious transport dock USS Juneau (LPD 10) increased bilateral partnerships within Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam R. Cole (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
December 1, 2006
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam R. Cole
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
Plane Number
Not available
Sasebo, Japan
Tail Code
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