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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2008) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) leads a formation of Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during a photo exercise at the culmination of ANNUALEX 2008. The permanently forward deployed George Washington Carrier Strike Group concluded its bi-lateral training operations in the Pacific Ocean with Japan Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces, which increased interoperability and strengthened its partnership. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John J. Mike (Released)

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Photo Date
Nov. 19, 2008
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John J. Mike
Caption Writer
MC2 Sharay Bennett
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
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