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USS Boxer (LHD 4)

Shoalwater Bay, 16 June 2005 — The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) prepares to launch Australian S-70A Blackhawks during flight operations in support of exercise Talisman Sabre 2005. Talisman Sabre is an exercise jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command, and designed to train the U.S. 7th Fleet commander's staff and Australian Joint Operations staff as a designated Combined Task Force (CTF) headquarters. The exercise focuses on crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations. U.S. Pacific Command units and Australian forces will conduct land, sea and air training throughout the training area. More than 11,000 U.S. and 6,000 Australian personnel will participate.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class James Bartels

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