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GOODBYE KISS: Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and hugs his son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan on Wednesday from Naval Station Norfolk. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya. The group includes the assault ship USS Bataan, transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde and dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island. (Associated Press)

GOODBYE KISS: Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and hugs his son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan on Wednesday from Naval Station Norfolk. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya. The group includes the assault ship USS Bataan, transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde and dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island. (Associated Press)

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