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100110-N-7981E-642 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2011)- The Japanese destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144) joins formation with the Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a Passing Exercise (PASSEX).  Stockdale and Gridley are underway with the Carl Vinson Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans / RELEASED)