Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk meets Capt. Pierre-Emmanuel Augey, left, during a tour of the French military naval base.

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NOUMEA, New Caledonia (July 4, 2011) Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, right, meets French navy Capt. Pierre-Emmanuel Augey, left, during a tour of the French military naval base in Noumea, New Caledonia. The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked staff are underway on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Kenneth R. Hendrix\Released)

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 NOUMEA, New Caledonia (July 4, 2011) Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, right, meets French navy Capt. Pierre-Emmanuel Augey, left, during a tour of the French military naval base in Noumea, New Caledonia. The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked staff are underway on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Kenneth R. Hendrix\Released)