041125-N-5386H-236 Al Asad, Iraq (Nov. 25, 2004) - Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton views a Seabee project at the Al Asad airfield in western Iraq. Reserve Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) have taken on this extensive project, which includes making permanent repairs to 39 swimming pool-size impact craters on different sections of the airfield�s runways. The craters, a result of bombing during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have left the airfield inoperable for more than a year. Vice Adm. Cotton was in Iraq over the Thanksgiving holiday to met with mobilized Navy reservists deployed to the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer�s Mate 2nd Class Michael D. Heckman (RELEASED)

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