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Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Welcomes New Commander January 23, 2018 — OKINAWA, Japan -- Rear Adm. Brad Cooper assumed command of Amphibious Force of 7th Fleet from Capt. Ed Thompson on Jan. 22nd.Cooper, who was the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea from September 2016 to January 2018, now leads the entire Task Force 76 (CTF), comprised of nearly 5,500 personnel and aircraft, landing craft, and ships that stretches MORE

Texas Visits Sasebo During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment January 17, 2018 — SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.The visit strengthens positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew's interaction with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. It also MORE

Surface Force Commander Directing the Future of the Surface Fleet January 9, 2018 — SAN DIEGO -- Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF), Vice Adm. Tom Rowden is taking a holistic approach to implementing recommendations from the Comprehensive Review of Surface Force Incidents (CR) to ensure safe and effective ship operations at sea, the safety of our Sailors and the readiness of our surface forces.In the wake of three collisions MORE

Marine Awarded for Rescuing Four Okinawans from Rip Tide January 8, 2018 — CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, JAPAN -- A Marine was awarded the nation's highest medal for non-combat heroism during a ceremony on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, January 8, 2018, for courageous actions off duty.1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the MORE

Carl Vinson Strike Group to Deploy to Western Pacific January 5, 2018 — SAN DIEGO -- The Carl Vinson Strike Group is scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, Jan. 5.The strike group's 6,000 Sailors will deploy aboard four ships, including aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). The guided-missile cruiser MORE

USS Pearl Harbor visits Singapore after 7th Fleet Return January 4, 2018 — SINGAPORE - The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Singapore, Jan. 2.Pearl Harbor’s visit to Singapore will not only allow the ship to conduct routine maintenance but it will give Sailors and Marines the opportunity to enjoy the rich culture of the country after MORE

USS Bremerton Visits Yokosuka for Final Time December 28, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 22 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews' interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense MORE

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines Have Shocking Experience December 28, 2017 — INDIAN OCEAN – Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) just completed their final portion of the Law Enforcement’s Non-Lethal Weapons Course, which is a three day course in proper non-lethal weaponry handling and usage.“This course teaches Marines how to properly implement the weapon systems,” said Cpl. Cade Sullinger, a non-lethal MORE

Military Sealift Command’s USNS Pecos Delivers Project Handclasp to Thai Kids December 22, 2017 — Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) recently transported about two tons of U.S. Navy Project Handclasp humanitarian items from Singapore to Thailand that supported four community relations (COMREL) events at local organizations here. MORE

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines Remember Iwo Jima Battle December 20, 2017 — IWO JIMA, Japan -- Iwo Jima. It sits mostly silent, near nowhere, with a small airstrip to welcome visitors who go there to remember the cost of war and honor the men who fought there. The sounds of the surf offer a soothingly low rumble in the background, an eerie juxtaposition to the hellish noises of war that rang there in February 1945.The MORE

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