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Anna Kooiman, Queen of the Azalea Festival, rejoices after cutting the ceremonial cake with the naval officer’s sword, kick-starting the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the USS North Carolina (BB-52) Battleship’s commissioning in Wilmington, N.C., April 9, 2016. Marines and sailors from 2nd Tank Battalion and other 2nd Marine Division units volunteered to work with museum staff and members of Living History to give real-life experiences to guests partaking in the festivity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Miranda Faughn/Released)

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75 and Still Sailing

12 Apr 2016 | LCpl. Miranda Faughn II Marine Expeditionary Force

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