Chiefs are pinned aboard USS Essex.

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief Logistics Specialist Brian Garfield bows his head in prayer during the chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard 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 the joint military exercise Valiant Shield 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Kyhl/Released)

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 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 16, 2010) Chief Logistics Specialist Brian Garfield bows his head in prayer during the chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard 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 the joint military exercise Valiant Shield 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Kyhl/Released)