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USS Essex battle group - formation steaming
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At sea with USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) Mar. 11, 2002 -- USS Essex, USS Juneau (LPD 10), USS Germantown (LSD 42), and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked, practices formation steaming during the semi-annual amphibious integration training exercise known as Blue-Green Workups. The Essex ARG is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Stephanie M. Bergman.

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