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The Test Instrumentation (TI) mast allows radio and telemetry communications of the submerged Navy USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine after it completed its Demonstration and Shakedown Operation Feb. 22 with the submerged launch of an unarmed Trident II D5 missile. Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., cleared the launch path of mariners in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter off the nearby coast of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to allow the safe launch. The purpose of the DASO was to ensure that the submarine's crew could safely meet the stringent requirements for handling, (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)

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