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    Bean Bag Message Container USS Boxer [Image 1 of 6]

    Bean Bag Message Container USS Boxer

    Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Carlos R. Freireizurieta sows together naugahyde and web materials that will be used as a message delivery container between aircraft and ship. The container is called a “bean-bag” named after its original design and use in the 1940s. Navy pilots would not use the plane’s onboard radio to prevent enemy eavesdropping but would fly over the ship and drop the bean-bag that would then be delivered up to the bridge. Boxer is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Frank L. Andrews)



    Date Taken: 08.10.2019
    Date Posted: 08.13.2019 12:24
    Photo ID: 5663854
    VIRIN: 190810-N-UH865-0022
    Resolution: 4321x3175
    Size: 1.98 MB
    Location: ARABIAN GULF

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