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180409-N-NM806-1621.JPG Photo By: MC3 Taylor King

EAST CHINA SEA - 180409-N-NM806-1621 EAST CHINA SEA (April 9, 2018) The Osumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002), amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), guided-missile destroyer USS Sterrett (DDG 104), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) sail together as part of a coordinated formation steaming with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. The bilateral navigational maneuvers were conducted as part of an enduring commitment of both sea services to increase U.S.-Japan naval interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Released)


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