PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2011) Japan Maritime Self Defense Force P-3 Orions fly overhead during a formation in Annual Exercise 2011. Annual Exercise is a bi-lateral field-training exercise designed to practice and evaluate the coordination procedures and interoperability elements required to effectively and mutually respond to the defense of Japan, to a regional crisis or contingency situation in the Asia-Pacific region, while building bilateral confidences and working relationships. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian W. Anderson/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]