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The dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) maneuvers into position in a formation steaming exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

The dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) maneuvers into position in a formation steaming exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Apr. 21, 2009) The dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) maneuvers into position in a formation steaming exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Balikatan 2009. Tortuga is participating in Balikatan 2009, an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez) File# 090421-N-0120A-019

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21/04/2009 - 21/04/2009
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SOUTH CHINA SEA
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U.S. NAVY
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