ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 31, 2011) Ships assigned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the US Navy participate in maneuvering drills as part of a passing exercise off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. The exercise is intended to provide realistic training environments that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered around the world. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Montgomery/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]