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USS Ashland returns to Sasebo

USS Ashland (LSD-48) arrives to the forward deployed port of Sasebo, Japan. Quartermaster Seaman Japera S. Benson, of Philadelphia, takes range and bearing to assist in the successful navigation upon entering port. USS Ashland returns from a three-week deployment of the Leyte Gulf, Philippines, in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allen L. Onstott/RELEASED)



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This work, USS Ashland returns to Sasebo [Image 2 of 2], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.06.2013

Date Posted:12.05.2013 21:35

Photo ID:1066682

VIRIN:131206-N-ZZ999-434

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:1.95 MB

Location:SASEBO, JPGlobe

Hometown:PHILADELPHIA, PA, US

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