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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Aug. 29, 2003) — Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. Peleliu will be inport for a couple of days before heading out with Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG 1) on deployment. An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities. The seven ships of ESG 1 include, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Ogden (LPD 5), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Decatur (DDG 73), and USS Greeneville (SSN 772). U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin. (RELEASED)

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