Thursday, January 13, 2011

JDS Hiei (DDH 142)

The JDS Hiei (DDH 142) from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force departs Pearl Harbor in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006 exercises. 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/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason C. Swink)

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