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Red Hill defueling task force ends mission

A Transfer of Authority Ceremony by Joint Task Force-Red Hill and Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill was held aboard the USS Missouri on Thursday.
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is seen with Red Hill in the background during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony by Joint Task Force-Red Hill and Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill aboard the USS Missouri on Thursday.
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett looks out towards Red Hill during the ceremony.
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Vice Adm. John Wade speaks during the ceremony.
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Adm. John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, speaks during the ceremony.
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is seen with Red Hill in the background.
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro sits during the ceremony.
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, right, looks out towards Red Hill as Joint Task Force Red Hill commander Vice Adm. John Wade looks on at left during the ceremony.
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Vice Adm. John Wade, right, shakes hands with Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, talks with Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro.
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Vice Adm. John Wade, right, performs a Transfer of Authority with Adm. John Aquilino, front, on Thursday.
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Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett speaks during the ceremony.
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Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks during the ceremony.
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Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, right, assumes command from Adm. Samuel Paparo, front, during the ceremony.
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Vice Adm. John Wade, right, performs a Transfer of Authority with Adm. John Aquilino, front, as Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, left, and Adm. Samuel Paparo look on.
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From left, Adm. Samuel Paparo, Vice Adm. John Wade, and Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett pause during a benediction by Kahu Kordell Kekoa during the ceremony.
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People pause for a moment of silence during a benediction by Kahu Kordell Kekoa.
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Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, right, shakes hands with Kahu Kordell Kekoa during the ceremony.
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Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks during the ceremony.
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Honolulu BWS chief engineer Ernest Lau, right, embraces another man after the ceremony.

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