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Sasebo, Japan (Jan. 24, 2007) -- Sailors cross the flight deck as USS Essex (LHD 2) prepares to get underway from Indian Basin. Essex is the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious assault ship and is the flagship for the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group out of Sasebo, Japan, and serves Task Force 76, headquartered in White Beach Facility, Okinawa, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Jeremy L. Wood (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
January 24, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Jeremy L. Wood
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
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Plane Number
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Sasebo, Japan
Tail Code
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