부산항에 입항한 조지워싱턴호. [자료사진-통일뉴스, 2009년 10월 9일] '
* Image source/ caption: [ Tongil News, Oct. 9, 2009] 'George Washington that entered into the Busan harbor for the participation of the International Fleet Ceremony sponsored by the ROK navy last October. '
Stars and Stripes
November 8, 2009
7th Fleet readies for joint Japan exercise
About 8,500 U.S. military personnel will join Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for a war exercise near Japan from Nov. 10-18.
Annualex 21G will focus on aspects of air, undersea and surface warfare, as well as command and control, a news release says.
Units taking part in the exercise will come from Yokosuka and Sasebo naval bases, as well as Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
Ships participating include USS George Washington, USS Essex, USS Defender, USS Cowpens, USS Tortuga, USS City of Corpus Christi, USS Key West, USS Crommelin, USS Curtis Wilbur, USS Denver, USNS Alan Shepard, USS Lassen, USS Mustin, USS O’Kane, USS Shiloh, USNS Rappahannock and USNS Victorious.
Other units involved include Carrier Task Force 70, Destroyer Squadron 15, Carrier Air Wing 5 and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.