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130305-N-BJ275-002 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 5, 2013) U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility 2023 Hobkirk conducts beach landings at the Mud Flats at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. (U.S. Navy photo by Spencer R. Layne/Released) -- (USS Carter Hall, LSD 50 shown at right)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (03/11/2013) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eby, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD50), salutes the national ensign during colors at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Carter Hall is deploying as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group along with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) (US Navy photo Lolita Lewis/Released)…

New London Submarine Base, CT. (Apr. 4, 2002) -- The nuclear powered attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) gets underway for a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Nicole Hawley (RELEASED)

Norfolk, Va. (Oct. 29,2004) - John Ickes of Virginia Beach, Va., plays the bagpipes before the start of the change of command ceremony for the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Capt. Stephen W. Hampton relieved Capt. Matthew J. Streeter during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Timothy Bensken (RELEASED)

Kayakers paddle by the the USCG Barque Eagle, left, and the GUAYAS, of Ecuador, anchored off of Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach on Thursday, June 7, 2012. (Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot)