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Lt. j.g. Kyle Chance kisses his wife after returning to Naval Station Mayport from a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). Samuel B. Roberts deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in April 2013 to support maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and Operation Active Endeavor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

Lt. j.g. Kyle Chance kisses his wife after returning to Naval Station Mayport from a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). Samuel B. Roberts deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in April 2013 to support maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and Operation Active Endeavor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

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