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Vice Adm. William Hilrides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, salutes sideboys as he boards the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 26, 2015) Vice Adm. William Hilrides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, salutes sideboys as he boards the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, with Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is underway conducting the first phase of operational testing for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, which will evaluate the full spectrum of F-35B measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Tonacchio/Released)

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