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U.S. Forces, Japan Commander: We Are, and Must Remain, Ready to Defend Japan August 10, 2017 — YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The following is a statement from Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, commander of U.S. Forces, Japan regarding continued US military operations in Japan:As the commander of U.S. Forces, Japan, there is no higher priority for me than the defense of Japan and the continued peace and security of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan is MORE

USS Ronald Reagan Returns from Summer Patrol August 9, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan – The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 9,after completing a scheduled three-month patrol.During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2017,designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability MORE

USS Sterett Arrives in Guam for Port Visit August 7, 2017 — NAVAL BASE GUAM -- Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) arrived in Guam Aug. 4 for a scheduled port visit.Sterett Sailors will be conducting routine shipboard maintenance and exploring the local area during one of the final port visits of the ship’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.“We’re MORE

U.S. and Filipino Divers Practice Diving and Salvage Techniques on Shipwreck in Manila Bay August 7, 2017 — MANILA, Philippines -- This week, U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One (MDSU-1) and members of the Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group (PCGSOG) participated in a combined information exchange and diving survey on the sunken vessel MV Captain Ufuk in Manila Bay’s South Harbor.This exchange focused on ship salvage MORE

USS Barry to visit Guadalcanal for Battle of Guadalcanal August 7, 2017 — HONIARA, Guadalcanal (Aug. 3, 2017) The destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), forward deployedto Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive at the port of Honiara, Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands onAugust 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.Barry, commanded by Cmdr. Dave Huljack, is an Arleigh Burke class AEGIS guided-missiledestroyer; MORE

CTF 75 Successfully Tests HF to Reach U.S. Mainland August 7, 2017 — Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 successfully completed communications systems tests using high-frequency (HF) radio waves to broadcast voice and data 6,050 miles from Naval Base Guam to Port Hueneme, California, July 27, 2017.The assessment tested the capabilities of expeditionary forces to use HF waves to deliver data over the Pacific. HF has MORE

America Arrives In Singapore August 7, 2017 — SINGAPORE – The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Singapore for a port visit, Aug. 6.The port visit is an opportunity for Sailors and Marines aboard America to experience the country by volunteering their time to various community service projects and experiencing the rich culture Singapore has to offer.America, serving on its MORE

Navy identifies missing Stethem Sailor August 4, 2017 — SOUTH CHINA SEA – The USS Stethem (DDG 63) Sailor missing since Aug. 1 has been identified as Lt. Steven D. Hopkins.   Hopkins, a Texas native who received his commission at the Citadel in May 2009 and reported to Stethem in July 2017, was reported missing and assumed overboard Aug. 1 at about 9 a.m.  At the time the ship was conducting routine MORE

Maritime Prepositioning Force Ships Successfully Conduct Group Sail August 4, 2017 — SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron THREE (MPSRON 3) successfully conducted an underway multi-ship training exercise, Group Sail, Aug. 2-3, off the coast of Saipan.For the first time in 10 years MPSRON 3 conducted its largest successful multi-day Group Sail event with six preposition ships, the USNS 1st LT MORE

Commander, Task Force 75 Successfully Tests High-frequency to Reach U.S. Mainland August 4, 2017 — NAVAL BASE GUAM , Guam -- Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 successfully completed communications systems tests using high-frequency (HF) radio waves to broadcast voice and data 6,050 miles from Naval Base Guam to Port Hueneme, California, July 27, 2017.The assessment tested the capabilities of expeditionary forces to use HF waves to deliver data over MORE

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