Sailors man a fire hose aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a damage control training e

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 14, 2010) Sailors man a fire hose aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a damage control training exercise. 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 1st Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

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 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 14, 2010) Sailors man a fire hose aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a damage control training exercise. 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 1st Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)