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The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) is moored with the assigned messing and berthing barge at Naval Base San Diego.
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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 24, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) is moored with the assigned messing and berthing barge at Naval Base San Diego. Essex is at the beginning of an 18-month planned maintenance period. The U.S. Navy is reliable, flexible, and ready to respond worldwide on, above, and below the sea. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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