Fire Controlman 3rd Class Shane A Nichlos, left, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jonathan M. Jones load a RIM-7P Sea Sparrow surfa

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2010) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Shane A Nichlos, left, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jonathan M. Jones load a RIM-7P Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile into a launcher 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 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) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Shane A Nichlos, left, and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jonathan M. Jones load a RIM-7P Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile into a launcher 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 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)