Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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USS San Diego Arrives In Phuket, Thailand August 18, 2017 — PHUKET, THAILAND -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrived in Phuket, Thailand as part of a routine visit during San Diego's deployment and for the crew to have an opportunity to experience Phuket, Aug. 17.After recently completing a successful visit to Cam Ranh International Port, the crew has been looking forward to MORE

Recent Events Strengthen US-New Zealand Navy Relationship August 18, 2017 — DEVONPORT NAVAL BASE, New Zealand -- The importance of building and maintaining strong regional relationships between navies was emphasized by the United States Commander Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift, when he visited the Devonport Naval Base today.Admiral Swift was a keynote speaker at the Fleet Warfare Forum hosted by the Royal New Zealand MORE

Seventh Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations August 17, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on August 18. Additionally, a number of officer and enlisted watch standers were held accountable. The determinations were MORE

Navy Releases USS Fitzgerald Supplemental Line of Duty Investigation August 17, 2017 — WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has completed and released a supplement to its line of duty investigation of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) collision off the coast of Japan June 17.The line of duty investigation supplement is available at Fitzgerald/Supplemental Inquiry USS Fitzgerald.pdfThis MORE

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced August 17, 2017 — WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank. Gunner's Mate Seaman Apprentice Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Gunner's Mate Seaman. Yeoman 3rd Class (frocked) Shingo MORE

Dunford: North Korean Threat Can Be Peacefully Resolved August 17, 2017 — BEIJING, China -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff believes that the diplomatic and economic pressure campaign aimed at North Korea is making progress and the odds are improving that the nuclear and ballistic missile issues can be solved peacefully, he said today, Aug. 17, 2017.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford spoke with reporters after MORE

Dunford Stresses Diplomacy, Sanctions for North Korea in Talks with Chinese August 16, 2017 — SHENYANG, China -- U.S. and Chinese defense officials are pulling no punches as they discuss issues of concern to both countries, including the problem posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today, Aug. 16, 2017.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Army Gen. MORE

US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat, Top Generals Say August 16, 2017 — SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S.-South Korean alliance can defend South Korea, Pacific allies and the American homeland from nuclear and missile threats emanating from North Korea, two top American military officials said here yesterday.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the MORE

Marine Returns Japanese WWII Flag to Original Family August 16, 2017 — HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Gifu Prefecture, Japan -- Deep within the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, in a small farming village hidden away from the fast-paced city life, the family of a fallen Japanese soldier eagerly waited for the return of a precious heirloom. For the first time in 73 years, the Yasue family can finally receive closure for the brother MORE

Carrier Air Wing Five Squadrons Conduct Heritage Flight over Solomon Islands August 16, 2017 — SOLOMON SEA -- Aircrew from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) had the unique opportunity to experience storied World War II history during the 17-1 patrol cycle aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), July 31.To commemorate the significance of the Solomon Islands, CVW-5 executed heritage flights over several of the key battlegrounds from these pivotal MORE

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