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Pacific Ocean (Aug. 2, 2004) -- A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) pushes on the hull of the ship to straighten the Captain's Gig, as it is lowered into the water. This Gig is a diesel powered motorboat which provides ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship transportation for the ship's captain and his official guests. Boxer recently returned from the central command area of responsibility where they helped off-load personnel and equipment supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James Bartels (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
August 2, 2004
Photographer's Mate Airman James Bartels
Caption Writer
Mr. Christopher Madden - Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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Captain's launch