PACIFIC OCEAN - APRIL 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship ... more 
PACIFIC OCEAN - APRIL 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) steams in formation with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Ship JS Hyuga (DDH 181) on April 6, 2011 at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating off the coast of Kesenuma, in northeastern Japan, in support of Operation Tomodachi. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez/U.S. Navy via Getty Images) less 
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