Cpl. Lauren L. Colantropo, left, performs drill movements while being evaluated by Sgt. Chad J. Beard in the hangar bay of the f

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 20, 2010) Cpl. Lauren L. Colantropo, left, performs drill movements while being evaluated by Sgt. Chad J. Beard in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Valiant Shield 2010, a joint-service exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)

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 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 20, 2010) Cpl. Lauren L. Colantropo, left, performs drill movements while being evaluated by Sgt. Chad J. Beard in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Valiant Shield 2010, a joint-service exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)