Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Zachary Kai, from Kau, Hawaii, signals a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force SH-60 helicopter from the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184) to land on the flight deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during flight operations. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

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