Sunday, November 23, 2008

George Washington Participates in ANNUALEX

U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships separate from one another after completing a 20-ship formation surrounding the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at the conclusion of 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg)