US and Japanese Naval Forces Conduct Exercises in Philippine Sea

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Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain participates in a live-fire exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi and Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chōkai on Sept. 22, 2021. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Isaiah Williams)

Joint Military Activities