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When leaving the ship you salute the officer on duty and ask permission to leave the ship. Then you stand on top of the gangway, face the flag and salute it. This is to show your respect to America and the flag. When leaving the ship you salute the Officer on Duty and ask permission to leave the ship. Then you stop at the top of the gangway and salute the flag. This is to show respect to America and the flag.

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