Mark Whitney

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/ReleasedPACIFIC OCEAN (June 29, 2013) Engineman 2nd Class Jeffrey Le, left, and Fireman Elizabeth Lafferty conduct maintenance aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor, underway for Pacific Partnership 2013, is en route to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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