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Off the Coast of Kyushu Island, Japan (Apr. 26, 2002) -- The fast attack submarine, USS La Jolla (SSN 701), with the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Mystic attached, steams in formation with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) command and control ship, JDS Bungo (MST 464) (middle), and the Royal Australian submarine, HMAS Farncomb (74) (top), during exercise Pacific Reach 2002.  Pacific Reach is an exercise hosted by the JMSDF designed to improve submarine rescue capabilities.  Members of the United States, Japan, Australian, Republic of Korea and Republic of Singapore navies are participating in the exercise with observers from Indonesia, United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, France, China and India.  U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.  (RELEASED)

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