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Apr 27, 2014

Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Association of Southeast Asian Nations participate in a Swim Call - allowing them to swim in a small area behind the ship, secured by lifeboats and a safety line aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), April 11, 2014. Swimming in the sea, more than a thousand miles away from land, provided the Marines and sailors with a physically intensive but unique experience. The event was one of many recreational events held with SPMAGTF-ASEAN to relieve stress and build unit cohesion. SPMAGTF-ASEAN, aboard Anchorage, recently completed a mission to support U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a press conference with delegates and media personnel from the ASEAN in Hawaii, April 1-4, 2014 and is currently at sea conducting further training and maintenance on equipment.

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