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Persian Gulf (July 19, 2005) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conducts Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise between U.S. and coalition forces in the Persian Gulf. Nautical Union operations include conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS) and command and control. Maritime Security Operations (MSO) set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complements the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st class Robert R. McRill (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
July 19, 2005
Photographer's Mate 1st class Robert R. McRill
Caption Writer
Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 44
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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