Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Scottie Ford photographs a contact off the starboard side of the amphibious assault ship USS E

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Scottie Ford photographs a contact off the starboard side of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

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 PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 22, 2010) Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Scottie Ford photographs a contact off the starboard side of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)