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Naval Surface Forces Assessing If Ships Ready for Sea October 19, 2017 — SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces has ordered Ready For Sea Assessments (RFSA) for all surface warships. Surface combatants forward deployed to Japan are being assessed first through a review of critical mission areas for each ship.The RFSAs began last month with a focus on evaluating the foundational skills MORE

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Assumes Charge in Western Pacific October 17, 2017 — OKINAWA, Japan -- U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 assumed charge of Western Pacific Naval Construction Force operations during a Relief in Place/ Transfer of Authority ceremony on Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 14.NMCB 4 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. James Cho received authority of Camp Shields from NMCB 3 Commanding Officer, MORE

7th Fleet Commander Visits Singapore to Strengthen Maritime Partnerships October 16, 2017 — SINGAPORE -- Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited Singapore October 11-14 to strengthen maritime partnerships with leaders from the Republic of Singapore Navy while meeting with U.S. Sailors and their families.During his visit, Sawyer met with the Republic of Singapore Navy Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Cheong Kwok-Chien, for a MORE

Republic of Korea Navy welcomes USS Michigan to Busan to Strengthen Partnership October 13, 2017 — BUSAN, Republic of Korea -- The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived in Busan, Oct. 13, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.During the visit Sailors will experience the culture and history of the Republic of Korea (ROK), as well as foster outstanding relations between the MORE

Vipers, Growlers Integrate, Enhance Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Readiness October 13, 2017 — MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Five U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, accompanied by more than 200 personnel, traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, as part of a six-month Theater Support Package within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.During their tenure at Misawa AB, the Electronic MORE

USS Chief Visits Busan Ahead of Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise October 11, 2017 — BUSAN, Republic of Korea -- The mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan Oct. 10 for a routine port call as they make final preparations for the Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MN MIWEX).MN MIWEX consists of ships, aircraft and explosive ordnance units who will participate in a week of drills meant to detect and MORE

75 Years Later, Eagles Still Soar in the Pacific October 10, 2017 — PHILIPPINE SEA -- The Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 celebrated their 75th anniversary Oct. 10 aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with a formation flight.VFA-115 is one of the oldest active aviation squadrons in the Navy, a legacy going back to the beginning years of World War II.“It’s always MORE

USS Tucson visits Chinhae during Western Pacific Deployment October 10, 2017 — CHINHAE, Republic of Korea -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Oct. 7, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.With a crew of approximately 150, Tucson can conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the MORE

USS Ronald Reagan Wraps Up Hong Kong Port Visit October 10, 2017 — HONG KONG -- The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Hong Kong after a scheduled port visit, Oct. 6.The first visit in three years by a U.S. aircraft carrier, the four-day visit allowed Sailors assigned to Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing 5 opportunities to experience Hong Kong, participate in community MORE

Ronald Reagan Arrives in Hong Kong October 2, 2017 — HONG KONG -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor Oct. 2.Ronald Reagan is the flag ship for Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, embarked with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15."The Sailors and airmen MORE

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