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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 08, 2012) The forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) sails through calm seas at sunset. The forward deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the US Navy’s only forward deployed carrier strike group based out of Yokosuka, Japan and is currently conducting a routine Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)