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Cmdr. Joseph McGettigan, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76), poses for a photo with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Capt. Hisanori Kojo, commanding officer of JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) during the opening ceremony for Pacific Vanguard (PV) 22-1 held aboard Izumo pierside at Naval Base Guam, Aug. 25. PV 22-1 is an exercise with a focus on interoperability and the advanced training and integration of allied maritime forces.