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USS Essex recieves supplies at Sea

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ANDAMAN SEA (May 17, 2008) – Sailors aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). During this evolution, Essex took supplies and fuel aboard to ensure success of any potential relief mission. 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.