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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2011) - A Royal Thai Navy S-70B Sea Hawk takes off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during deck landing qualifications. Essex, commanded by Capt. David Fluker, is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is currently participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011, a U.S. and Thailand cosponsored multinational exercise designed to improve interoperability between participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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Photo taken on 16 February 2011 (© U.S. Pacific Fleet / Flickr)

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