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Three US carrier strike groups steam in formation in Pacific Ocean (Awesome photo)
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/19/06

Posted on 06/19/2006 12:49:10 PM PDT by dead

The USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike
groups steam in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in preparation
for Valiant Shield 2006 on Sunday, June 18, 2006, in the Pacific Ocean. The
PHOTOEX featured 14 ships as well as 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and
Marine Corp including a B2 bomber. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is
currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent
history. Held in the Guam operating area beginning June 19-23, the exercise
involves 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups, more than 300
aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine
Corps, and Coast Guard. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Jarod Hodge) Email Photo Print Photo


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: guam; gwot; jointexercises; nationaldefense; northkorea; shipmovement; usaf; usn; ussabrahamlincoln; usskittyhawk; ussronaldreagan; valiantshield
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To: dead

So which carrier launched the B-2 in the photo?


21 posted on 06/19/2006 1:04:55 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: dead

Heh-heh.

That's what I call sending a message. Let's pray the deranged Mr.(mentally)Il is coherent enough to take the hint.


22 posted on 06/19/2006 1:05:20 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: dead

http://www.pacom.mil/exercises/vs2006/imagery/060618-N-8591H-383-h.jpg
This is the US Mil released image


23 posted on 06/19/2006 1:06:24 PM PDT by Waverunner
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To: SueRae

I'd like to see our missile defense from Alaska shoot down the NK missile if they fire it.


24 posted on 06/19/2006 1:06:44 PM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: zarf

Oh, they're there.


25 posted on 06/19/2006 1:06:48 PM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: dead; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; ...

AWESOME picture of our Navy...and a call for prayer for their safety.


26 posted on 06/19/2006 1:07:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Please pray for LadyX!!!)
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To: furquhart
Here's a link to a larger version of the above photo. I agree, awesome desktop.
27 posted on 06/19/2006 1:07:20 PM PDT by Grim
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To: tsmith130

I tried that but got a pixelated version. I too need a bigger version if possible


28 posted on 06/19/2006 1:07:21 PM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


29 posted on 06/19/2006 1:08:09 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Waverunner

Wonderful!!!


30 posted on 06/19/2006 1:08:58 PM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: dead

Great photo! I wonder if this is being released as a Candygram to somebody?


31 posted on 06/19/2006 1:09:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Ya think? :)


32 posted on 06/19/2006 1:09:42 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Please pray for LadyX!!!)
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To: Paco

If NK arms and launches a missile at this battle group...I pity NK. The Navy knows what it's doing here.


33 posted on 06/19/2006 1:09:50 PM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: Yo-Yo
"So which carrier launched the B-2 in the photo?"

The unsinkable USS Andersen Field (Guam)

34 posted on 06/19/2006 1:10:08 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: zarf

Where are the subs?

The Silent Service does not photograph well - they are generally hiding in the water our of the surface fleet.

There ware two types of vessels in the military, submarines and targets.

Subs being the shy type, won't be found it these pictires.


35 posted on 06/19/2006 1:12:59 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: zarf

Where are the subs?

The Silent Service does not photograph well - they are generally hiding in the water out of view of the surface fleet.

There ware two types of vessels in the military, submarines and targets.

Subs being the shy type, won't be found it these pictires.


36 posted on 06/19/2006 1:13:26 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: dead

The terrorists in Iraq have shown how effective the RPG can be against our vehicles and men. There are lots of Chinese and Russian missiles that can waste our aircraft carriers in one or two blows. This photo shows good force projection and shows off our ships airplanes and technology but ....

And as far as anti ship missiles I haven't even included ones with nukes. A small nuke that decimates some of our ships out in a vast ocean, away from populations, will not be viewed with same world wide hysteria-agitation as a nuke deployed on land targets


37 posted on 06/19/2006 1:14:21 PM PDT by dennisw (Fate of Nations)
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To: Grim
Thanks for the link. That's an awesome photo. Enormous. Here's just a section of it at 100%:


38 posted on 06/19/2006 1:14:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

North Korea please take note.


39 posted on 06/19/2006 1:16:32 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: dead

Tora Tora Tora


40 posted on 06/19/2006 1:19:47 PM PDT by Waverunner
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