Lance Cpl. Gordon Rogers moves supplies on the flight deck of USS Essex (LHD 2) during a vertical replenishment.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2011) Lance Cpl. Gordon Rogers moves supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9). Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is operating off the coast of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan, in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2011) Lance Cpl. Gordon Rogers moves supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9). Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is operating off the coast of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan, in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)