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Ships of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Arrive in Hong Kong for Port Visit September 29, 2016 — HONG KONG (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20, both with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, Sept. 29.The visit affords Sailors and Marines of both ships the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of Hong MORE

Secretary of State John Kerry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership September 29, 2016 — SECRETARY KERRY: Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction. I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel. And obviously, we are living in complicated times. I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service to our country. Jane was reminding me as we were walking up here that we were by happenstance on a flight together not MORE

Seventh Annual Naval Engagement Activity Begins in Da Nang September 28, 2016 — DA NANG, Vietnam (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People's navy (VPN) kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Sept. 28.NEA Vietnam has evolved from annual port visits to Da Nang by U.S. Navy ships, which began more than a decade ago, to a multi-day bilateral naval MORE

U.S., Philippines to Conduct Amphibious Landing Exercise 33 September 27, 2016 — MANILA, Philippines -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine Marine Corps have invited U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group to participate in the 33rd iteration of the Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 33), 4 to 12 October on multiple locations MORE

U.S. Republic of Korea Navies Demonstrate Anti-Submarine Warfare, Precision Strike Capabilities September 26, 2016 — WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA -- The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies (ROKN) joined forces to conduct a combined maritime operation in waters East of the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 26. The operation is in response to recent North Korean provocations and is designed to send a strong message of unified resolve against continuing acts of North MORE

Momsen Arrives in Saipan September 26, 2016 — SAIPAN (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Saipan for a regularly scheduled port call, Sept. 24.The port call provided Momsen's crew an opportunity to refresh after four months of operations in the Western Pacific and South China Sea as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group. Under the operational control MORE

USS Chancellorsville Arrives in Guam September 26, 2016 — APRA HARBOR, Guam (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam for a routine port visit Sept. 24.While in Guam, Chancellorsville Sailors have the opportunity to experience the culture and take part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. The crew will also get the chance to interact with the MORE

Destroyer Squadron 7 Staff Complete Exercise Valiant Shield September 22, 2016 — GUAM -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 staff disembarked amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Sept. 21, following completion of their duties during exercise Valiant Shield 2016.DESRON 7 staff served as the sea combat commander (SCC) for Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and was responsible for overseeing movements of all ESG ships, MORE

Joint Forces Conduct Concept of Operations Exercise during Valiant Shield 2016 September 21, 2016 — PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force conducted a concept of operations simulated exercise during Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 17.The concept of operations simulation is designed to improve the interoperability and tactics between multiple U.S. military branches.Units participating in MORE

Bonhomme Richard Launches NATO Missile September 20, 2016 — PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully engaged a target drone with a NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile during a fleet firing exercise off the coast of the U.S. territory of Guam as part of the exercise, Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16), Sept. 18.Senior Chief Fire Controlman Joshua Patat, Bonhomme MORE

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