Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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Sea Diaries: A ride through Singapore’s World War II disaster March 24, 2016 — A vibrant and modern city set in lush tropical gardens.  Incredible shopping. Globally-inspired dining available at all price ranges. Amusement parks.  Beaches. Dance clubs and live music. World-class museums. Singapore has something for everyone. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that “The Lion City” has been for decades a favorite liberty spot MORE

Sea Diaries: Long Lost Photos: Discovered in 30 Years March 24, 2016 — It took me 30 years to find childhood memories in a foreign land.   During U.S. 7th Fleet’s port visit to Singapore last week, my chain-of-command gave me the opportunity to visit my extended family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s been years since I’ve seen them.   I came to America from Malaysia at the age of 14 with only two surviving baby photos MORE

U.S. 7th Fleet, Indo-Asia-Pacific navies increase multilateral cooperation March 22, 2016 — CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore — Maritime leaders from U.S. 7th Fleet, Republic of Singapore Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy, Philippine Navy and Indonesian Navy met for a professional exchange of ideas to discuss operational topics on board the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Mar. 19-20.  The multilateral meetings were designed for the MORE

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, ROK Forces Conclude Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 March 18, 2016 — EAST SEA (NNS) -- Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Republic of Korea military forces wrapped up Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 (SY 16) March 18 while underway off the coast of ROK. Ssang Yong, or "twin dragons" in Korean, is a biennial amphibious-assault exercise conducted in the Indo-Asia region with U.S., and ROK Navy and Marine Corps in MORE

U.S. and Republic of Korea Train for WMD Elimination Operations March 18, 2016 — CAMP STANLEY, Republic of Korea (March 18, 2016) -- Soldiers entered the dark, cold, damp building to find chemical and biological weapons. Their response was crucial to the mission ahead. They would check specimens from every crevice because what was found in the building would be needed in preparing a case against war crimes.U.S. Soldiers and MORE

Bremerton Visits Chinhae during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment March 17, 2016 — CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived in Chinhae, Republic of Korea, March 16 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. With a crew of approximately 150, Bremerton will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the MORE

Navy Submarines Arrive in Arctic for Ice Exercise 2016 March 15, 2016 — ARCTIC CIRCLE (NNS) -- Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. USS Hartford (SSN 768) from Groton, Connecticut, and USS Hampton (SSN 767) from San Diego will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole MORE

3rd Fleet Commander Visits Australia March 15, 2016 — SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Nora Tyson visited Australia, March 9-12. During her trip, she visited the Australian capital Canberra to meet with Chief of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Vice Adm. Tim Barrett, and travelled to Sydney where she met with RAN Fleet Commander Rear Adm. Stuart Mayer, attended briefs, and toured MORE

13th, 31st Marine Expeditionary Units Bare Fangs for Exercise Ssang Yong March 15, 2016 — OFF THE COAST OF BUSAN, South Korea -- U.S. Marines and sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, join the Japan based 31st MEU, the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps as well as other U.S. and partner nation forces for Exercise Ssang Yong 2016, an amphibious operations training event MORE

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