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Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sets anchor off the coast of Phuket, Thailand while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
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PHUCKET, Thailand (Jan. 23, 2019) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sets anchor off the coast of Phuket, Thailand while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips)

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