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San Diego, Calif. (May 27, 2004) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) steams toward the Coronado Bay Bridge of San Diego as it gets underway for deployment. More than 5,000 Sailors and Marines embarked with the Belleau Wood Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG-3), deployed to the Western Pacific and Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR) in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Comstock, the amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) and amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9) departed San Diego today in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). The remainder of ESG-3, cruiser USS Moblie Bay (CG 53), guided missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Hopper (DDG 70) and fast attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) will depart in June 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bre' N. Cameron-Smith (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 27, 2004
Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bre' N. Cameron-Smith
Caption Writer
NVNS Staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 45
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
Not available
San Diego, CA
Tail Code
Not available
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