Seaman Brandon Cash assists in recovering Marines as they return to USS Essex (LHD 2).

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EAST CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2010) Seaman Brandon Cash assists in recovering Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) as they return to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) after conducting a training exercise near Okinawa, Japan. Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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 EAST CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2010) Seaman Brandon Cash assists in recovering Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) as they return to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) after conducting a training exercise near Okinawa, Japan. Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)