Yet another U.S. Navy – MSDF exercise.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 11, 2010) – U.S. and JMSDF Midshipmen aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JDS Hiei (DDH 142) observe the movement of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) with the ships “big eyes” during recent underway operations in the Pacific Ocean. The Mustin and the Hiei are both currently underway for the 2010 USN/JMSDF Foreign Exchange (FOREX) Training for Midshipmen culminating in a bilateral port visit in Kure, Japan. Conducted annually since 1971, the purpose of the event is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the U.S. and Japanese Midshipmen. For this year’s event, 20 U.S. midshipmen will embark aboard Hiei while 20 JMSDF midshipmen will embark aboard Mustin. (Official Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Photo)
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