Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) heave mooring lines as the ship pulls into Subic Bay.

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Oct. 25, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) heave mooring lines as the ship pulls into Subic Bay. 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 Seaman Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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 SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Oct. 25, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) heave mooring lines as the ship pulls into Subic Bay. 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 Seaman Adam M. Bennett/Released)