US Marines, Malaysian Armed Forces Conclude Exercise Tiger Strike 2016
November 29, 2016
Soldiers with 7th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment, set up landing zone security during the final exercise of Exercise Tiger Strike 2016, in Sabah Province, Malaysia, Nov. 13, 2016. During the initial training phases of TS16, RMR soldiers were able to participate in loading, offloading and security drills with MV-22 Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft, allowing them to experience the aircraft firsthand prior to conducting FINEX.

USS Somerset Supports 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Exchange with Sri Lanka Marines
November 28, 2016
Lt. j.g. Jill Carnahan conducts a ship tour with Sri Lanka Navy sea cadets aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during a theater security cooperation exchange with the Sri Lankan military, Nov. 24, 2016. Somerset and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting the exchange with Sri Lankan forces in order to enhance tactical skill sets and disaster relief capabilities while strengthening the overall relationship between the two forces

U.S.-Japan Mine Countermeasures Units Conduct Mine Countermeasures Exercise
November 28, 2016
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force minesweeper JDS Chichijima (MSC-605) sails in the distance during the U.S.-Japan bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA. 3JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations.

SECNAV Visits USS Makin Island, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Sailors, Marines
November 23, 2016
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Ray Mabus, right, and USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Mark A. Melson observe Makin Island’s Strait of Malacca transit from the bridge after the ship’s departure from Changi Naval Base, Singapore.  Mabus was aboard Makin Island as part of a visit to the Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility to meet with Sailors, Marines, and military and government officials. Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

US Marines, Sailors Work with Sri Lanka Navy, Newly-Minted Marine Corps
November 22, 2016
In this file photo, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) underway in the western Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), center, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), left, and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), Oct. 28, 2016. The ships are deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility.

USS McCampbell Arrives in Manila
November 22, 2016

Stethem Returns to Japan after Seven-Month Patrol
November 21, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following its 2016 patrol, Nov. 17. Stethem made a brief stop at FLEACT Sasebo to pick up family members for a Tiger Cruise. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.

Carrier Strike Group 5 Returns to Yokosuka after Patrol
November 20, 2016
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 14, 2016) The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during Exercise Invincible Spirit.

USS Makin Island arrives in Singapore
November 18, 2016
" Sailors aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat, launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), approach the trimaran of a missing Chinese mariner during a search and rescue mission in the western Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of the Navy™s maritime strategy in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility.

USS Comstock Arrives in Subic Bay
November 17, 2016
USS Comstock LSD-45 steams in formation during a photo exercise during Keen Sword 2017. Keen Sword 17 is a joint and bilateral field training exercise (FTX) between U.S. and Japanese forces meant to increase readiness and interoperability within the framework of the U.S. " Japan alliance.


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