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Persian Gulf (Dec. 2, 2006) -- A USS Ardent (MCM 12) mineman moves a Type 1 float that is used to conduct mechanical mine sweeping prior to a mine countermeasure exercise. The exercise is being conducted in support of maritime security operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin K. Thomas (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
December 2, 2006
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin K. Thomas
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
MCM 12
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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