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U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces Conclude Exercise Resilient Shield 2024
February 23, 2024

U.S. Forces Participate in Indian Navy-led Exercise MILAN
February 19, 2024
First Lieutenant, LTJG Ezra Haddock, from San Diego, Calif., waves in forward tug while pulling into port in support of Exercise Milan 2024 onboard the forecastle of the arleigh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG-97), Feb. 18, 2024.

U.S., Japan and Australia Conduct Trilateral Exercise in Bay of Bengal
February 19, 2024
BAY OF BENGAL (Feb. 17, 2024) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), sails with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) and Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) during trilateral operations in the Bay of Bengal, Feb. 17-18. U.S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ismael Martinez)

U.S., Japan Conduct Bilateral Exercise in the South China Sea
February 16, 2024
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2024) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducts a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Hatakaze-class guided missile destroyer JS SHIMAKAZE and Takanami-class destroyer JS SUZUNAMI, Feb. 15. John Finn is forward-deployed and assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stack)

U.S. 7th Fleet Holds Change of Command, Welcomes New Commander
February 15, 2024
Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, left, turns over command of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet to Vice Adm. Fred Kacher, right, during the U.S. 7th Fleet Change of Command ceremony onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Feb. 15.

Philippines, US partner in Maritime Cooperative Activity in South China Sea
February 9, 2024
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15) sails with the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a maritime cooperate activity exercise in the South China Sea Feb. 9.

U.S., Japan and Australia Conduct Trilateral Operations
February 8, 2024
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), sails with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Sazanami (DD 113) and Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) during trilateral operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 7.

Two U.S. Navy carriers join Japan destroyer on Multi-Large Deck Event in Philippine Sea
January 31, 2024
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 31, 2024) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, fly in formation during multi large deck event (MLDE) held in the Philippine Sea, Jan. 31. MLDE provides the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense force an opportunity to engage in joint operations to include enhanced maritime communication operations, air warfare operations and cross-deck flight operations to strengthen maritime integrated-at-sea operations and combat readiness. (U.S. Navy photo)

Australia, India, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. Complete Multilateral Exercise Sea Dragon 2024
January 31, 2024
240118-N-LN243-1047 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Jan. 18, 2024)

Members from Royal Australian Air Force, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, and the U.S. Navy participate in exercise Sea Dragon 2024 at Anderson Air Force Base, Jan. 18. Exercise Sea Dragon is a multilateral ASW exercise located in Guam, hosted by CTF-72. Nations in attendance this year include Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marques Franklin)

USS Antietam departs Yokosuka after nearly 11 years of forward-deployed service
January 25, 2024
240126-N-YQ181-1111 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 26, 2024) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 26, 2024. USS Antietam departed Yokosuka for the final time before transiting to its new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of a planned rotation of forces in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Askia Collins)

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