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071129-n-1242b-194.jpg Photo By: MC1(AW) Jeffrey Ballge

Nov 29, 2007
Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia (Nov. 29, 2007) - Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Rosco Cohen, and assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven, plays soccer with the students from the Chamka Kaosu school during a community relations project, Nov. 29. Essex and the embarked 31st MEU arrived in Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia, Nov. 26, for a scheduled port visit that gives Sailors and Marines the opportunity to participate in friendship-building community relations events, medical and dental projects and professional exchanges. These friendship-building events are being conducted with the cooperation of the Cambodian military and the Kingdom of Cambodia. The visit also provides Sailors and Marines the opportunity to meet local citizens and experience the customs and traditions of the Cambodian people. Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navyâ??s only forward-deployed amphibious force commander. Task Force 76 is headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, with a detachment in Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) Jeffrey Ballge


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