U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Conduct Exercise PASSEX

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    U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Conduct PASSEX
    UNITED STATES - 1 AUGUST 2011

    ATLANTIC OCEAN -- Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 is leading a contingent of U.S. Navy ships, that are participating in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) off the United State's East Coast, from Virginia to Florida, July 31 - August 2.

    PASSEX is designed to provide realistic training environments for U.S. Navy and the JMSDF Training Squadron that closely replicates the operational challenges routinely encountered around the world. DESRON 26 is working in close coordination with the JMSDF Training Squadron which consists of newly commissioned Japanese surface warfare officers.

    "PASSEX really gives us an opportunity to not only practice what we might be called upon to do, but we have the chance to establish a professional relationship with our allies making us more capable forces working together at sea," said Capt. Nelson Castro, deputy commander DESRON 26.

    U.S. units participating are Carrier Strike Group 10, DESRON 26, guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50).

    Japanese units participating are Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Training Squadron, destroyer JS Mineyuki (DD 124), training vessel JS Asagiri (TV 3516) and training vessel JS Kashima (TV 3508).



    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) leads U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships participating in a passing exercise. The exercise is intended to strengthen the partnership between Japan and the United States.
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors aboard the training vessel JS Asagiri (TV 3516) salute as they pass the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) during a passing exercise. The exercise is intended to strengthen the partnership between Japan and the United States.
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) Ships assigned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy participate in maneuvering drills as part of a passing exercise off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. The exercise is intended to provide realistic training environments that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered around the world.
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) Ships assigned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy participate in maneuvering drills as part of a passing exercise off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. The exercise is intended to provide realistic training environments that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered around the world.
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) Ships assigned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy participate in maneuvering drills as part of a passing exercise off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. The exercise is intended to provide realistic training environments that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered around the world.
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    NORFOLK (Aug. 2, 2011) Adm. John Harvey salutes the side boys as he boards the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training squadron ship Kashima (TV 3508). Kashima is in Norfolk after completing the at-sea phase of the bilateral passing exercise with the U.S. Navy.
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    NORFOLK (Aug. 2, 2011) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training squadron ship Kashima (TV 3508) docks at the Nauticus pier in downtown Norfolk upon completion of the at-sea phase of a bilateral passing exercise with the U.S. Navy.
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    NORFOLK (Aug. 2, 2011) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training squadron ship Kashima (TV 3508) docks at the Nauticus pier in downtown Norfolk upon completion of the at-sea phase of a bilateral passing exercise with the U.S. Navy.
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