U.S. Pacific Fleet Forces, Alongside JMSDF, Participate in Joint Training Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), front, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), back left, and America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), front, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), back left, and America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), front, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), back left, and America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Dakota Morales, from Panama City Beach, Fla., primes and paints a hydraulic jack in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Dakota Morales, from Panama City Beach, Fla., primes and paints a hydraulic jack in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while transiting the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while transiting the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, and JMSDF are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, and JMSDF are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Sailors, assigned to the "Wizards" of Electronic Attack Squadron Squadron (VAQ) 133, conduct maintenance on an EA-18G Growler in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Sailors, assigned to the “Wizards” of Electronic Attack Squadron Squadron (VAQ) 133, conduct maintenance on an EA-18G Growler in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as they transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as they transit the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sails the Philippine Sea in formation with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sails the Philippine Sea in formation with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Stout, from Rocklin, Calif., assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, conducts maintenance on aerial refueling stores (ARS) pod in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Stout, from Rocklin, Calif., assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, conducts maintenance on aerial refueling stores (ARS) pod in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Marquise Goldsmith, left, from Greenville, S.C., and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Nigel Jacques, from San Antonio, assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, conducts maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Marquise Goldsmith, left, from Greenville, S.C., and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Nigel Jacques, from San Antonio, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, conducts maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Marines, assigned to the "Black Knights" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, conduct maintenance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2022) Marines, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, conduct maintenance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups conduct dual carrier operations to advance Joint Force interoperability while demonstrating our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Joint Force routinely seeks opportunities to operate in support of peace and stability for all nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jett Morgan)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) transits the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) transits the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thaddeus Berry)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), front, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), back left, and America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), front, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), back left, and America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), left, sails in formation with Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), left, sails in formation with Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Arthur Renteria, a native of Carson, Calif., stands watch on the fantail aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and observes Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), right, sail in formation with America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Abraham Lincoln through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Arthur Renteria, a native of Carson, Calif., stands watch on the fantail aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and observes Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), right, sail in formation with America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Abraham Lincoln through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) From left to right, Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 22, 2022) From left to right, Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation through the Philippine Sea, Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Webb)

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