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Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 21, of Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5), Det. Western Pacific, enters the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 21, of Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5), Det. Western Pacific, enters the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

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OKINAWA, Japan (Jun. 14, 2009) Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) 21, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, Det. Western Pacific, enters the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during an embarking of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The 31st MEU embarked Essex in preparation for exercise Talisman Saber 2009 (TS09). TS09 is a biennial, joint, combined exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and the Australian Defense Force that focuses on the planning and execution of contingency response operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson) File# 090614-N-9950J-107

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14/06/2009 - 14/06/2009
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OKINAWA, Japan
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