Thursday, January 13, 2011

JDS Ariake (DD 109)

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JDS Ariake (DD 109) pulls into Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before starting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. Eight nations are participating in RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer's Mate 1st Class Dennis C. Cantrell)

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