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Sailors participate in a cake cutting ceremony during a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in the ship's mess decks.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2015) Capt. Timothy C. Kuehhas, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, and George Washington's color guard participate in a cake cutting ceremony during a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in the ship's mess decks. George Washington is deployed as a part of Southern Seas 2015. The eighth deployment of its kind, Southern Seas seeks to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relationships with countries throughout the region through joint multinational and interagency exchanges and cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)

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