This US Navy photo obtained March 31, 20

This US Navy photo obtained March 31, 2017 shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as they participate in a photo exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers on March 28, 2017 in the Philippine Sea.
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the US Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of US 3rd Fleet. ( / AFP PHOTO / US NAVY / MCS 3rd Class Matt BROWN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO /US NAVY/MCS 3RD CLASS MATT BROWN – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS