Nassco/General Dynamics Corp. shipyard workers conduct final inspections of the hull of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in preparation for putting the ship back into the water. Nassco is one of many businesses that benefited from U.S. Department of Defense procurement contracts, which amounted to $10.6 billion in 2009 in San Diego County.

Nassco/General Dynamics Corp. shipyard workers conduct final inspections of the hull of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in preparation for putting the ship back into the water. Nassco is one of many businesses that benefited from U.S. Department of Defense procurement contracts, which amounted to $10.6 billion in 2009 in San Diego County.

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