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    USS Essex makes water for Myanmar Relief

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    ANDAMAN SEA (May 16, 2008) – U.S. Navy LT Vincent Hamilton (main propulsion assistant) explains the evaporator systems which produce potable water. Marines and Sailors aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) fill 5-gallon water bladders in preparation for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Essex and three other U.S. Navy ships are participating in Joint Task Force Caring Relief and are standing by off the coast of Myanmar ready to provide relief supplies to reduce loss of life and mitigate human suffering resulting from the cyclone. U.S. Navy video (RELEASED)