We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 5, 2012

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) fires one of its MK 45 lightweight 5-inch guns during a gunnery exercise. Cape St. George and Carrier Strike Group 9 are deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson.

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