Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans
By SOF Editor on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:31am
Amphibious Squadron 11, USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Tortuga (LSD 46) with embarked Marines got underway from White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 12 for an exercise with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.
Annual Exercise 21G (ANNUALEX) is a yearly bilateral training exercise for U.S.