Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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Vipers, Growlers Integrate, Enhance Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Readiness October 13, 2017 — MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Five U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, accompanied by more than 200 personnel, traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, as part of a six-month Theater Support Package within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.During their tenure at Misawa AB, the Electronic MORE

U.S. and Korea navies to conduct joint maritime counter special operations exercise October 12, 2017 — ***Earlier today we posted that the Maritime Counter Special Operations exercise (MCSOFEX) was to take place Oct. 16-26.The correct dates of Oct. 17-20 are reflected in the updated version posted below.***YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) - Vessels from the United States Navy and theRepublic of Korea (ROK) Navy are scheduled to participate in the Maritime MORE

USS Chief Visits Busan Ahead of Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise October 11, 2017 — BUSAN, Republic of Korea -- The mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan Oct. 10 for a routine port call as they make final preparations for the Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MN MIWEX).MN MIWEX consists of ships, aircraft and explosive ordnance units who will participate in a week of drills meant to detect and MORE

USS John S. McCain CO and XO relieved October 10, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Oct. 11. Both were relieved due to a loss of confidence.John S. McCain was involved in MORE

75 Years Later, Eagles Still Soar in the Pacific October 10, 2017 — PHILIPPINE SEA -- The Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 celebrated their 75th anniversary Oct. 10 aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with a formation flight.VFA-115 is one of the oldest active aviation squadrons in the Navy, a legacy going back to the beginning years of World War II.“It’s always MORE

USS Tucson visits Chinhae during Western Pacific Deployment October 10, 2017 — CHINHAE, Republic of Korea -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Oct. 7, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.With a crew of approximately 150, Tucson can conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the MORE

USS Ronald Reagan Wraps Up Hong Kong Port Visit October 10, 2017 — HONG KONG -- The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Hong Kong after a scheduled port visit, Oct. 6.The first visit in three years by a U.S. aircraft carrier, the four-day visit allowed Sailors assigned to Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing 5 opportunities to experience Hong Kong, participate in community MORE

USS John S. McCain departs Changi Naval Base, headed for Yokosuka October 4, 2017 — CHANGI, Singapore (NNS) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Changi Naval Base, Oct. 5, to meet heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure. Over the next few days, John S. McCain will be towed to deep water, where the heavy lift vessel will lower itself, secure the ship on a platform and then raise MORE

USS John S. McCain to be repaired in Yokosuka October 4, 2017 — PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Navy will repair the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan. Repairs will begin upon arrival from Singapore aboard a heavy lift vessel in October.Damage assessments conducted while the ship was moored in Singapore MORE

Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS John S. McCain October 4, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 4, 2017) -- More than 2,000 servicemembers, civilians and families lined the streets of Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Oct. 4, rendering salutes and showing support for the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) families and crew as they caravanned to an on-base memorial for their fallen shipmates. Sailors from the Japanese Maritime MORE

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