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180427-N-CF658-135 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 27, 2018) A Standard Missile (SM) 2 launches from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event during an underway cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise in the Pacific Ocean, April 27, 2018. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. Stockdale is one of three warships from the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) completing a CRUDES SWATT exercise. The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) also participated in the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)-led exercise. SWATTs are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda A. Hayes/Released)

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