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Sailors close up the battle ensign aboard USS Michael Murphy.
190629-N-NU281-1186.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Pacheco

Valparaíso - 190629-N-NU281-1186 SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN (June 29, 2019) Quartermaster 3rd Class Lee Bundy, left, and Quartermaster Seaman Howard Fitzpatrick close up the battle ensign following a simulated replenishment-at-sea between the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and Chilean replenishment ship CNS Araucano (AO-53) as part of an exercise during UNITAS LX. Michael Murphy is participating in UNITAS LX in Valparaiso, Chile, from June 24-July 3. UNITAS, Latin for "unity," is the world's longest-running multinational maritime exercise. Conceived in 1959 and first executed in 1960, UNITAS is a demonstration of U.S. commitment to the region and the strong relationships forged between our partner nations and their militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco)


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