Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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USS Coronado enters 7th Fleet, prepared to operate with allied and partner navies October 3, 2016 — SINGAPORE (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 3 while on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. Coronado is the first Independence-variant LCS to deploy to the U.S. 7th Fleet as part of an initiative to deploy multiple LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in just a MORE

Frank Cable Arrives in Vietnam for 7th Annual NEA October 3, 2016 — CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (NNS) -- Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Oct. 2 for a scheduled port visit.Frank Cable is visiting as part of Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam, as both nations recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations in 2016.NEA Vietnam has evolved MORE

Sri Lanka Navy Assists USS Hopper with Emergency Medical Evacuation October 3, 2016 — WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SRI LANKA (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) was assisted by the Sri Lanka navy in an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) Sept. 30 to help a Sailor in need of medical attention.At approximately 9 p.m., Sept. 29, Hopper notified Commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15 that a Sailor aboard required MORE

Carter, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Regional October 3, 2016 — WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2016 — The United States and its Asian-Pacific allies reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen defense cooperation in areas including maritime security and counterterrorism, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday in Hawaii.Defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Friday in Kapolei, Hawaii, where MORE

US Joins Allies, Partners in Singapore for Deep Sabre 2016 September 30, 2016 — SINGAPORE (NNS) -- U.S. personnel from across the U.S. Pacific Command joined nation partners and allies in Singapore for Exercise Deep Sabre, Sept. 27-30. Deep Sabre is a multinational proliferation security initiative (PSI) and maritime security exercise involving nations of the Asia-Pacific Exercise Rotation including the U.S., Singapore, MORE

USS Germantown Visits Manila September 30, 2016 — MANILA, Philppines -- USS Germantown (LSD 42) with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit will visit Manila, Philippines, to provide the crew and Marines an opportunity to experience the rich culture of the Philippines. The Germantown and embarked 31st MEU, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, have been MORE

Ships of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Arrive in Hong Kong for Port Visit September 29, 2016 — HONG KONG (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20, both with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, Sept. 29.The visit affords Sailors and Marines of both ships the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of Hong MORE

The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response September 29, 2016 — Introduction: Chairman Gardner, Ranking Member Cardin, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to testify about the U.S. response to the threat from North Korea.The Challenge Posed by a Belligerent North KoreaThe continued development of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a MORE

Secretary of State John Kerry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership September 29, 2016 — SECRETARY KERRY: Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction. I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel. And obviously, we are living in complicated times. I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service to our country. Jane was reminding me as we were walking up here that we were by happenstance on a flight together not MORE

Seventh Annual Naval Engagement Activity Begins in Da Nang September 28, 2016 — DA NANG, Vietnam (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People's navy (VPN) kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Sept. 28.NEA Vietnam has evolved from annual port visits to Da Nang by U.S. Navy ships, which began more than a decade ago, to a multi-day bilateral naval MORE

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