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The U.S. Naval Ship Pililaau passes the historic Diamond Head Crater in Honolulu, Hawaii as it heads to port in the home of its namesake, Medal of Honor awardee Herbert K. Pililaau. The USNS Pililaau, a large, medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship, is here in support of JLOTS 2008 exercise Pacific Strike, a joint exercise of the U.S. military’s ability to transfer war fighting and humanitarian equipment to shore from ships at sea. The Pililaau will transport the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command equipment from Hawaii to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for reception, staging and onward movement to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller (released) 080712-A-1211M-003

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Taken on January 1, 2005