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ATLANTIC OCEAN, MAR 05, 2004. HOSPITALMAN BRIAN LONG FROM SELLERSVILLE, PA PREPARES TO TRY AND READ A STANDARD EYE CHART FROM 20 FEET AWAY WITH HELP FROM A REFRACTOR ONBOARD USS JOHN F. KENNEDY, (CV67). A REFRACTOR IS AN INSTRUMENT USED TO PRESCRIBE THE POWER OF A LENS TO CORRECT YOUR VISION TO 20/20 OR CLOSE TO. IT CAN ACCOMODATE FOR ASTIGMATISM, NEAR, AND DISTANT VISION.
THE KENNEDY AND HER BATTLE GROUP ARE CONDUCTING A COMPOSITE TRAINING UNIT EXERCISE, (COMPTUEX), WHICH IS AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL EXERCISE DESIGNED TO FORGE THE STRIKE GROUP INTO A COHESIVE FIGHTING TEAM AND IS A CRITICAL STEP IN PREDEPLOYMENT TRAINING.
USN PHOTO BY: PHOTOGRAPHER’S MATE THIRD CLASS CHRISTIAN WEIBULL