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SASEBO, Japan (July 2, 2007) -- USS Essex (LHD 2) is anchored in the Pacific Ocean before leaving Australia for exercise Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07). This biennial exercise is designed to enhance the combat readiness and interoperability between Australia and U.S. military forces in support of the global war on terrorism. TS07 is the largest combined training exercise in the region consisting of more than 7,500 Australian and 20,000 U.S. personal conducting land sea and air evolutions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea D. Terrell (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
July 2, 2007
Lance Cpl. Chelsea D. Terrell, USMC
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
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Tail Code
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Dusk, well deck stern gate doors open, ship ballasted down