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Sasebo, Japan (Feb. 5, 2007) -- USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts flight quarters while Utility Landing Craft 1651 exits the well deck. Essex is the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and is the flagship for the Sasebo, Japan-based Essex Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Truax (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
February 5, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Truax
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
LCU 1651, CH-46E, CH-53E
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
View from directly astern