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USS Green Bay, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Arrives in Sattahip Ahead of Cobra Gold February 10, 2017 — SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) -- The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Sattahip, Thailand for a port visit, Feb. 10.The visit is meant to strengthen Thailand and the United States relations as the two treaty allies work toward a secure and prosperous Southeast MORE

USS Michael Murphy Arrives in Solomon Islands February 10, 2017 — HONARIA, Solomon Islands - The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Honiara for a goodwill port visit, Feb. 10.Ship visits like this create opportunities for the United States and Pacific Island nations to strengthen security cooperation and ensure a safer and more prosperous future for the region.While in Honiara, MORE

Guam Submarine Conducts Ordnance Transfer February 10, 2017 — SANTA RITA, Guam -- A Los Angeles-class attack submarine transferred retrievable exercise torpedoes (EXTORPs) to a submarine tender for the first time in more than four years at Naval Base Guam Feb. 10.USS Chicago (SSN 721) transferred two EXTORPs to the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) during a three-hour evolution in preparations for a planned MORE

Sailors Keep Aircraft in Shipshape Condition February 8, 2017 — ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- U.S. Navy sailors with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 performed maintenance on E/A-18G Growlers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support exercise Cope North, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 – March 8, 2017.Cope North is a multi-national, bilateral training event including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine MORE

USS McCampbell visits Otaru, Japan, on patrol February 8, 2017 — OTARU, Japan -- The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) completed its port visit to Otaru, Japan, Feb. 7.During McCampbell’s time in port, the ship hosted tours for distinguished visitors and participated in sporting events with local residents. Sailors also, volunteered at the Otaru Snow Light Path MORE

USS Wayne E. Meyer visits Guam during Strike Group Deployment February 7, 2017 — APRA HARBOR, Guam -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) moored at Naval Base Guam for its first scheduled port visit of a Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Feb. 3.During this port visit, Wayne E. Meyer is expected to replenish food stores and enjoy liberty out in the MORE

USS Hopper Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit February 6, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, for a port visit during a routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.Hopper is deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and sails with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors.While in Hong Kong, Hopper Sailors will have the MORE

U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test February 6, 2017 — WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3)The SM-3 Block IIA is being developed MORE

Mattis Describes Overseas Trip as Opportunity to Listen to Allies’ Concerns February 2, 2017 — WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will listen to the concerns of South Korean and Japanese leaders during his first trip overseas in his new positionThe secretary arrived today in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, and he spoke with reporters during the 20-hour flight from Washington. He also will visit Japan during the trip.Mattis MORE

U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Tigertails Tread in New Territory February 2, 2017 — MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 “Tigertails” arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017.The Tigertails’ journey from Norfolk, Virginia, to the air station is to support the strong, enduring alliance with the government of Japan through MORE

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