The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) makes preparations at Naval Air Station Pensacola before getting underway in the Gulf of Mexico for a series of drills and training exercises in this ... more 
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) makes preparations at Naval Air Station Pensacola before getting underway in the Gulf of Mexico for a series of drills and training exercises in this September 12, 2011 handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Ensign Caleb White/Handout less 
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