The crew paused during operations in the region to honor those who fought in World War II's largest naval battle.
The two strike groups are conducting high-end warfighting exercises as an Expeditionary Strike Force.
The exercise focused on integration in a blue-water environment.
Approximately 9,000 U.S. service members will conduct training with their JSDF counterparts.
The strike group integrated with more than 11,000 personnel and 100 aircraft during the joint, U.S.-only training exercise in the Western Pacific.
While underway the aircraft carrier will test capabilities and complete fleet replacement squadron qualifications.
The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Everett, Wash., Sept. 21, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.