The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy (USN) Quartermaster Third Class (QM3) Joseph Lawson plots the course of the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS COWPENS (CG 63). The COWPENS is currently operating in the Coral Sea in support of the combined Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2005. TALISMAN SABRE is an exercise jointly sponsored by the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command, and designed to train the US 7th Fleet Commander's staff and Australian Joint Operations staff as a designated Combined Task Force (CTF) headquarters. The exercise focuses on crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations. USPACOM units and Australian forces will conduct land, sea and air training throughout the training area. More than 11,000 US and 6,000 Australian personnel will participate. Base: USS Cowpens (CG 63) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Bo J. Flannigan, Usn Release Status: Released to Public.