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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MISSILE ASSEMBLY



FROM:  U.S. NAVY
120626-N-XF344-004 WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (June 26, 2012) Gunner'Äôs Mate 1st Class Jason Sloan, a safety observer, and Gunner'Äôs Mate 2nd Class Max Ducharme, crane operator, observe engineers as they conduct exterior preparations of two Oriole rocket motors at the Navy's Missile Assembly Facility, White Sands Missile Range. One stage of a two-stage target, Oriole motors provide a cost effective solution helping to assess the Navy's ballistic missile defense capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Fire Controlman Ray Watson/Released)