Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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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

Search suspended for Stethem Sailor August 4, 2017 — SOUTH CHINA SEA -- After more than three days of continuous search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended operations to locate a Sailor assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) at 4 p.m. Japan Standard Time on Aug. 4.  Ships from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and People's Liberation Army (Navy) also participated in the search, MORE

Spencer is Sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy August 3, 2017 — WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Richard V. Spencer was sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Aug. 3.The ceremony was conducted in the Pentagon by William O'Donnell, Department of the Navy administrative assistant.Spencer, a Connecticut native, graduated from Rollins College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Upon Graduation he joined MORE

Search underway for missing USS Stethem Sailor Update (1:30pm JST Aug 3, 2017) August 1, 2017 — * UPDATE 1:30pm JST Aug 3, 2017 * SOUTH CHINA SEA -- U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces ships and aircraft are searching for a Sailor from USS Stethem (DDG 63) reported missing while the ship was conducting routine operations in the South China Sea.   Stethem reported a man overboard at about 9 a.m. local on Aug. 1. Multiple searches MORE

Pacom Commander Lists Threats, Discusses Strategy in Indo-Asia-Pacific July 31, 2017 — WASHINGTON -- North Korean nuclear capabilities, Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria making inroads in the Philippines are the three major challenges facing the Pacific community, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said at the 4th Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum here, July 28, 2017.These are the MORE

U.S.-Australia Team up for TS17 Command and Control from Bonhomme Richard July 31, 2017 — CORAL SEA -- Through a locked door painted with a mural depicting the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), various aircraft, and the words "In God we trust, all others we track," is one of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) nerve centers. Here, information on allied and adversarial surface and air contacts is MORE

U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Logistics Internship Program Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary July 31, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) celebrated the 50th anniversary of their joint internship program July 28.The program was created back in the sixties as a training opportunity for young JMSDF officers to develop logistics skills MORE

Exercise GUAMEX Kicks Off for Regional Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Partners July 30, 2017 — YIGO, Guam -- Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft from New Zealand, Japan and the U.S. have arrived at Andersen Air Force Base to participate in a multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise off the coast of Guam, July 31 - Aug. 12. Exercise GUAMEX 2017 is aimed at increasing proficiency and interoperability between Asia-Pacific MORE

U.S. and Japan Conclude 2JA-17 Mine Countermeasures Exercise July 30, 2017 — MUTSU BAY, Japan – U.S. naval forces and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force concluded 2JA mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) after 10 days of unit-level and combined MCM-related drills on July 28. 2JA MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Japan to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine MORE

USS Green Bay Visits Brisbane July 27, 2017 — BRISBANE, Australia -- Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Brisbane, Australia for a routine port visit, July 27.The visit to Brisbane comes upon completion of exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial combined Australian and United States training exercise, designed to MORE

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