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posted by alias U.S. Pacific Fleet on Monday 17th of July 2017 01:12:13 PM

CORAL SEA (July 16, 2017) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) prepare to join Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) in a force replenishment-at-sea with Royal Australian Navy tanker HMAS Success (AOR 304) as part of Talisman Saber 17. Sterett, part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group (ESG), is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase proficiencies defending the ESG against blue-water threats so amphibious forces can launch Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)

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