ANNUALEX 2005 is a joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Two U.S. submarines, 10 U.S. Navy ships and 49 JMSDF ships participated in a series of wartime exercises to observe and improve mission interoperability.
USS Kitty Hawk is the first of the "supercarriers," commissioned April 29, 1961. Carriers like USS Kitty Hawk are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in time of crisis.
The ship serves as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and is equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
Millage is a 2004 graduate of Vermillion High School and joined the Navy in June 2004.
For more information on the deployment and high resolution photographs, visit http://www.kittyhawk.navy.mil.