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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2009) - The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH-181) is underway in the Pacific Ocean as Sea Hawk helicopters from the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 fly in formation alongside the ship. Ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are participating in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX 21G), a bilateral exercise designed to enhance the capabilities of both naval forces.

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091117-N-9211M-181 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2009) ñ JS Hyuga (DDH 181) steams through the Pacific Ocean during a 26 ship formation photo exercise while Seahawk helicopters from the Chargers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, fly in formation alongside. George Washington, the Navyís only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier participated in a photo exercise which was the culmination of ANNUALEX 21G, the largest annual bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by LT Reann S. Mommsen/RELEASED)

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