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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: Brad's Gramma

141 posted on 06/19/2006 9:24:48 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: mkjessup
I understand your perspective but let's try to remember that those tenacious pilots of Argentina lost the war and Britain was victorious.

Yes, but just barely. And if the Argentine's exocets had worked properly, the Brits would have been defeated.

142 posted on 06/19/2006 9:32:05 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

143 posted on 06/19/2006 9:32:39 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: dead

Three cheers for the Navy!


144 posted on 06/19/2006 9:34:28 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Phsstpok
For one thing they didn't have any AWACS coverage, which made it possible for the "tenacious pilots of Argentina" to get within missle range. A US carrier battle group can generally "sanitize" an area 300 miles in diameter and NOTHING will get into them under power.

AWACS isn't too effective against cruise missiles or submarines, and your antisubmarine and antimissile capabilities are not what they're cracked up to be. Asymmetrical warfare and all that.

145 posted on 06/19/2006 9:34:40 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: dead

Out of curiosity, how much did this photograph cost? Not the ships and planes in it, but staging this maneuver? $1 million? $10 million? $50 million?


146 posted on 06/19/2006 9:35:56 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: SunTzuWu

I wish that when filling out a 1040, you could pick which government programs you want your tax dollars to fund.


147 posted on 06/19/2006 9:37:47 PM PDT by dc27
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To: Alter Kaker
Out of curiosity, how much did this photograph cost? Not the ships and planes in it, but staging this maneuver? $1 million? $10 million? $50 million?

Hey, if it helps remind the bad guys of the world just what they'd be going up against should they do evil deeds, it's priceless.

148 posted on 06/19/2006 9:53:38 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: STARWISE

I changed my mind. THIS one is now my desktop...

Goodnight everyone...pray for America.


149 posted on 06/19/2006 10:22:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: STARWISE
You are so sweet!

Lookie here.

150 posted on 06/19/2006 10:31:28 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: Alter Kaker

Whatever it cost, IMO it is worth every penny.


151 posted on 06/19/2006 10:40:40 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and secure the border!!!)
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Well, since we're putting Naval ships on this page...




USS Peleliu.
My lady for four years.
152 posted on 06/19/2006 10:49:55 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good night, BG. Sorry I missed you you missed me....lol.
153 posted on 06/19/2006 10:51:52 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx

154 posted on 06/19/2006 10:57:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE


Aw, that's really cute. Good night, sweet you.


155 posted on 06/19/2006 10:59:00 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx

Night, O ... have sugar-sweet dreams.


156 posted on 06/19/2006 11:06:15 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

OK -- although I prefer racy ones.
You have the sugar sweet dreams. :)


157 posted on 06/19/2006 11:09:12 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: dead
Outstanding!!!

Thanks for posting.
158 posted on 06/20/2006 4:10:57 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Grim

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159 posted on 06/20/2006 4:14:59 AM PDT by Jonx6
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To: Bender2
Well, you've got a good source. It was my understanding that as they abandoned, they were trying to open scuttles so that she'd go down more quickly. In my mind, that qualifies as sinking not 'solely due to enemy action.'

I realize that's splitting hairs, but my point was to the posters who were saying how easy it is to sink a US warship, and in particular a carrier. As I expect you knew.
160 posted on 06/20/2006 5:09:58 AM PDT by Gorjus
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