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EAST CHINA SEA (Nov. 19, 2008) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) steams in formation with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Haruna (DDH 141). U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group during the bilateral exercise ANNUALEX. ANNUALEX is a yearly exercise with the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force to improve working relations between the two navies. U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz (Released)

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Photo Date
Nov. 19, 2008
Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz
Caption Writer
Oscar Sosa
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 49
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Tail Code
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