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A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) lifts an M777 105mm lightweight Howitzer.

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) lifts an M777 105mm lightweight Howitzer.

 
 
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SHOALWATER BAY, Australia (Jul. 19, 2009) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) lifts an M777 105mm lightweight Howitzer as a part of exercise Talisman Saber 2009. Talisman Saber is a biennial, combined training activity designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined operations, which will help improve combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez) File# 090719-N-0120A-331

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19/07/2009 - 19/07/2009
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SHOALWATER BAY, Australia
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U.S. NAVY
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