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USS Paul F. Foster visits Qingdao, China.
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Aboard the USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) Qingdao, China (Nov. 24, 2002) -- Wearing his dress uniform, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Robert Watterson from Austin, Texas, "Mans The Rail" aboard the Spruance class destroyer as traditional sign of friendship and respect, as the ship makes its final approach for a scheduled port visit. Paul F. Foster, homeported in Everett, Wash., is the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Mainland China since March 2001, following the downing of a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aeries reconnaissance aircraft in April 2001. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Shawn Burns.

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