USS America, JS Akebono Operate in East China Sea

200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)
200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1233 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lighting II fighter aircraft lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while the ship sails in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)
200410-N-RU810-1233 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lighting II fighter aircraft lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while the ship sails in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-FA868-4137 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4062 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside the ship. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4061 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside the ship. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4038 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4033 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4023 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4014 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4011 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-FA868-4004 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) prepares to take off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Theodore C. Lee)

200410-N-RU810-1227 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) An F-35B Lighting II fighter aircraft prepares to land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while the ship sails in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1207 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1200 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1197 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1168 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1079 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Alex Aviles, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, conducts search and rescue training in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during flight operations with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200410-N-RU810-1023 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

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