Ships break formation during Pacific Bond 2013.
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2013) Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03), right, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Murasame (DD 101), left, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) break formation behind the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), not shown, during Pacific Bond 2013. Pacific Bond is a U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force maritime exercise designed to improve interoperability and further relations between nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released) 130626-N-TX154-064
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