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The amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD


The amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD



The amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) sits pier side in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after completing wash-down procedures in preparation to proceed to Morehead City, N.C., to offload Marines and equipment from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Fort McHenry is returning from participation in Operation Unified Response as part of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Relief Mission, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Darryl I. Wood/RELEASED)





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