Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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Carter, Singaporean Prime Minister‎ Affirm Security Partnership June 3, 2016 — WASHINGTON, June 03, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong affirmed their countries’ long-standing security partnership and discussed a range of issues related to mutual security interests during a meeting in Singapore today, according to a statement issued by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.Carter MORE

CARAT 2016 series kicks off in Malaysia, aiming for increased complexity with allies and partners June 1, 2016 — SINGAPORE – The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations began June 1 with a commemoration ceremony for the Malaysia phase in Sandakan.                           As the premier naval engagement in South and Southeast Asia, MORE

Great Green Fleet Departs Manila May 31, 2016 — MANILA, Philippines -- John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) departed the Philippines after a port visit, May 28.Sailors conducted cultural exchanges with the people of the Philippines by participating in community service projects, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored tours.COMSERV projects included visits to local elementary schools, MORE

USNS Mercy Arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership May 24, 2016 — PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 24 in support of Pacific Partnership 2016. Now in its 11th year, Pacific Partnership is a multilateral, disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. "Partner nations, who invited Pacific Partnership 2016 MORE

Readout of Admiral Harris' Call with Chairman of the Japanese Joint Staff Admiral Kawano May 23, 2016 — ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr. spoke by phone with ADM Kawano, Chairman of the Japanese Joint Staff, on 23rd May. ADM Harris conveyed his sadness and his regret over the murder of a young woman in Okinawa and extended his sincere apologies to the victim’s family and friends. ADM Harris pledged that PACOM will cooperate with the Government of Japan MORE

USS Blue Ridge Completes CUES exercise with PLA(N) May 13, 2016 — EAST CHINA SEA - The amphibious 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a Codes for Unexpected Encounters at Sea (CUES) exercise with their People's Liberation Army (Navy) counterparts, May 10, after a successful port visit in Shanghai.   Adopted as a multilateral protocol at the 2014 Western Pacific Naval Symposium, CUES provides MORE

USS Blue Ridge, 7th Flagship Departs Shanghai May 10, 2016 — SHANGHAI – The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Shanghai after a regularly scheduled port visit May 10 during its 2016 patrol season.   Shanghai marked Blue Ridge’s ninth port-visit of its patrol, including stops in the Philippines, India, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.   The Blue Ridge team consisting of more than 900 members, MORE

Chung-Hoon Sailor Wins Admiral Ben Moreell Award May 9, 2016 — SOUTH CHINA SEA – Logistics Specialist 1st Class (LS1) Jose Huertas hid his shock behind a smile as Cmdr. Tom Ogden, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), broke the news over the ship’s intercom system that Huertas had won the 2016 Admiral Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence.With a humble smile and look MORE

7th Fleet Flagship Arrives in Shanghai May 6, 2016 — SHANGHAI -- The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), arrived in Shanghai for a regularly scheduled port visit May 6, during its 2016 patrol season.   Shanghai is one of several port visits during Blue Ridge’s 7th Fleet patrol, which has included India, Singapore, and the Philippines.   Capt. Matt Paradise, Blue Ridge’s commanding MORE

USS William P. Lawrence Conducts South China Sea Patrol May 4, 2016 — SOUTH CHINA SEA – USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) conducted a routine patrol May 2 in international waters during a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. "This operation was a great way to show our strike group’s ability to disperse forces for different missions and cover a broad area of water in 7th Fleet,” said Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor, MORE

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