130704-N-HA376-027

130704-N-HA376-027
4th of july crafts
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130704-N-HA376-027 MAJURO, Marshall Islands (June 4, 2013) – The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Christopher J. Loeak, center, listens as U.S. Navy Lt. Benjamin Stollerman explains the functions of a landing craft utility boat while en route to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for a Fourth of July reception aboard the ship. Pearl Harbor is currently in the Marshall Islands for Pacific Partnership 2013, a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and non-governmental organization volunteers together to conduct disaster-preparedness projects and build relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to better respond during a crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lowell Whitman/Released)