Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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U.S. Seventh Fleet Commander Signs MOU Strengthening Partnership With Republic of Korea Fleet September 15, 2017 — SEOUL, Republic of Korea (NNS) – Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Rear Admiral Cooper, commander, U.S Naval Forces Korea, met with senior U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military leaders to discuss the maritime security environment and reaffirm the strength of the relationship between U.S. Seventh Fleet and the ROK MORE

Carrier Air Wing Five Completes Carrier Qualification September 14, 2017 — WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (NNS) -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) completed carrier qualifications, Sept. 9-12.To certify, Ronald Reagan and CVW-5 were required to conduct approximately 200 sorties, take-offs and landings, as well as demonstrate proficiency in flight related operations MORE

USS Ronald Reagan Departs Yokosuka September 8, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS RonaldReagan (CVN 76), commenced a routine fall patrol in the 7th Fleet area ofoperations after departing Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY),Japan, Sept 8.Ronald Reagan’s departure marks the beginning of a scheduled patrol following an in-port period giving the crew and MORE

Green Bay completes deployment to the Indo-Asia- Pacific September 8, 2017 — SASEBO, Japan -- The amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) returned to itsforward-deployed base in Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 7, culminating three-plus months of operations inthe Indo-Asia- Pacific region.Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, and embarked Marineswith the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) MORE

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Visits USS Ronald Reagan September 6, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan – The U.S. Ambassador to Japan visited the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Sept. 6.Ambassador William F. Hagerty met with senior leaders from Ronald Reagan andCommander, Task Force (CTF) 70. The visit was Ambassador Hagerty’s first to RonaldReagan since taking the office of U.S. Ambassador to MORE

U.S. and Indonesian Navies Embrace Long-standing Partnership, Advance Training Objectives during CARAT September 6, 2017 — SURABAYA, Indonesia -- The U.S. and Indonesian navies will come together for the 23rd Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise and skills exchange, Sept. 7-13.The exercise will take place on the ground in Surabaya and in the waters and airspace of the Java and Bali Seas. The training is aimed at deepening maritime MORE

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander joins Naval Leaders in Seoul for International Seapower Symposium September 6, 2017 — SEOUL, Republic of Korea (NNS) – Adm. Scott Swift, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet joined other naval leaders and subject matter experts from around the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the maritime security environment throughout East Asia during the 13th International Seapower Symposium (ISS) in Seoul, Sept. 5.This year’s theme, “Rapid Changes in MORE

US, Singapore Navies Enhance Maritime Partnership with Training in Guam September 5, 2017 — GUAM -- The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2017 at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Sept 2.Pacific Griffin 17 served as this year's U.S.-Singapore annual maritime exercise and ran from Aug 19 through Sept 2 in waters near Guam. The exercise was coordinated months in advance by planners from both navies.Pacific MORE

Mattis, Dunford Brief President on Military Options Available to Deal with North Korea September 5, 2017 — WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, standing in front of the White House this afternoon after the latest and largest nuclear test carried out by North Korea, said the United States has many military options for dealing with Kim Jong Un's provocations and that President Donald J. Trump wanted to be briefed on each one, Sept, 3, 2017.Marine MORE

Bonhomme Richard Departs Melbourne, Australia September 5, 2017 — MELBOURNE, Australia (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 3, concluding a scheduled six-day port visit.Melbourne is Bonhomme Richard's third Australian port visit during the current routine deployment as part of the U.S. - Australian biennial, bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2017 MORE

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