Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) carry a 600-foot Kevlar mooring line to the fantail of the for

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) carry a 600-foot Kevlar mooring line to the fantail 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, an integrated joint training 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. 15, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) carry a 600-foot Kevlar mooring line to the fantail 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, an integrated joint training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)