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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: zarf

Where they are supposed to be, deep.


41 posted on 06/19/2006 1:21:55 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Waverunner

Thank you.....it makes a great background....


42 posted on 06/19/2006 1:21:56 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: dead

And who knows how many ships below.


43 posted on 06/19/2006 1:22:07 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: furquhart
*sigh* What a beautiful sight. Official Navy photos may be downloaded at Navy.mil. They, and other military photos, make great posters for FReeping.
44 posted on 06/19/2006 1:22:14 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Grim

Bumping for a new desktop when I get home from work!

THANK you!!!


45 posted on 06/19/2006 1:22:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Please pray for LadyX!!!)
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To: July 4th
Awesome pic, but maybe it isn't the safest thing for the Navy to have this many assets so close together?

My thoughts EXACTLY!!

46 posted on 06/19/2006 1:24:00 PM PDT by prophetic
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

AMEN bro!!!


47 posted on 06/19/2006 1:24:33 PM PDT by prophetic
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To: dennisw
You read my mind. As impressive as all this weaponry is, I still have my doubts about these types of naval forces when the battle is between countries with advanced weaponry. In terms of force projection for conflicts in which we are unopposed...cool. BUT

I truly believe that a salvo of cruise missiles or longer range types will decimate a conventional naval force.

I see what the tenacious pilots of Argentina were able to do to the Brits in the Falklands and it should make us think before oohing and ahhing.

48 posted on 06/19/2006 1:26:30 PM PDT by zarf (John Edwards is a horses ass.)
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To: dead

Or, somebody gets onry.


49 posted on 06/19/2006 1:27:17 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: glorgau
Your tax dollars at work.

I don't have a problem with that. In fact I'd rather that most of my taxes go to the military, instead of "social programs".

50 posted on 06/19/2006 1:28:16 PM PDT by SunTzuWu (Hans Delbruck - Scientist and Saint.)
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To: Paco

[That's exactly what I was thinking. NK is supposed to test fire a missile...what if they armed it and launched it at the battle group? Not much of a chance they'd do that, but...why give them such a fat, juicy target?]

Blahahaha! NK wouldn't try to sink a few Navy ships with a nuke. If they did, their country would be a glowing pile of glass... they know this.


51 posted on 06/19/2006 1:30:25 PM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: dead

That looks like a lot of foreign diplomacy under way


52 posted on 06/19/2006 1:30:54 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("Some of our successes will be known only to a few." W 2001)
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To: Yo-Yo; dead; CholeraJoe; Doohickey
So which carrier launched the B-2 in the photo?


Er, uhm, the purple (joint ops) carrier?
53 posted on 06/19/2006 1:31:15 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: zarf
>I still have my doubts about these types of naval forces...

"Don't be too proud
of this technological terror
you've constructed. The ability
to destroy a planet is insignificant
next to the power of the Force.
"

54 posted on 06/19/2006 1:32:13 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: edcoil

"subs being the shy type" LOL

I've met a few submariners and they ain't shy...


55 posted on 06/19/2006 1:33:05 PM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: Yo-Yo

You can't see it, it's stealthy.


56 posted on 06/19/2006 1:33:42 PM PDT by kallisti
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

"Joint" means one thing if you were in the military, and quite another if you're Libertarian.


57 posted on 06/19/2006 1:33:49 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: zarf
I see what the tenacious pilots of Argentina were able to do to the Brits in the Falklands and it should make us think before oohing and ahhing.

I understand your perspective but let's try to remember that those tenacious pilots of Argentina lost the war and Britain was victorious.
58 posted on 06/19/2006 1:33:59 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: bjcintennessee

ping


59 posted on 06/19/2006 1:35:43 PM PDT by ImaTexan
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To: zarf
I see what the tenacious pilots of Argentina were able to do to the Brits in the Falklands and it should make us think before oohing and ahhing.

When, if ever, did our guys ever loose a dog fight?
60 posted on 06/19/2006 1:35:43 PM PDT by gipper81
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