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A Sailor uses a welder to repair a flight deck drain pan.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 28, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Christopher Sanders, from Anory, Miss., uses a welder to repair a flight deck drain pan aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington returned to her forward-operating port of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, November 22, after navigating more than 50,000 nautical miles across the western Pacific to operate with more than a dozen different nations during her nine-week patrol. George Washington is the Navy's only full-time forward-deployed aircraft carrier ensuring security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcos Vazquez/Released)

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