Work, Japanese Defense Leader Discuss Evolving Security Environment
October 27, 2016
Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work greets Japanese Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Mr. Tetsuro Kuroe before a meeting at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Oct. 26, 2016.

U.S. Navy Ship Pililaau Arrives in Vanuatu for KOA MOANA 16-4
October 27, 2016
PORT VILA, Vanuatu--Contracted mariners aboard maritime preposition force ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) tend stabilization lines while using Pililaau's midships crane 4 to move maritime prepositioning force utility boat into the waters of Port Vila, Vanuatu, during KOA MOANA 16-4, Oct. 25.  The KOA MOANA (Ocean Warrior) exercise series seeks to enhance senior military leader engagements between allied and partner nations with a collective interest in military-to-military relations and to discuss key aspects of military operations, capability development, and interoperability.

Columbia Visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment
October 25, 2016
TOKYO BAY, Japan (Oct. 25, 2016) - The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Columbia is visiting Yokosuka for a port visit. U.S. Navy port visits represent an important opportunity to promote stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships.

USS Key West Returns from National Tasking
October 25, 2016

Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Security on Korean Peninsula
October 21, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference with, from left, South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se and Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith

Forward-Deployed Destroyers Demonstrate Skill as Premier Ships in U.S. 7th Fleet
October 21, 2016
161014-N-OI810-338 WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 14, 2016) Republic of Korea Navy, ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991), center, in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) during exercise Invincible Spirit. Invincible Spirit is a bilateral exercise conducted with the ROKN in the waters near the Korean Peninsula, consisting of routine operations in support of maritime counter-special operating forces and integrated maritime operations. Ronald Reagan is on patrol with CSG 5 supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)

US, UK, Japan Navies Commit to Increase Cooperation
October 20, 2016
WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2016) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson; First Sea Lord, United Kingdom Royal Navy, Adm. Phillip Jones; and Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, meet in the Pentagon for a trilateral maritime discussion.

USS Wasp to relieve USS Bonhomme Richard in Japan
October 20, 2016

U.S. Mine Warfare Units Join ROK Navy, Regional Partners for Clear Horizon
October 18, 2016
Participants in Clear Horizon (CH16) store the MK 18 MOD 1 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) after it completed it's mission in Chinhae, Korea on Oct. 16, 2016. CH16 is a live-action exercise which enhances cooperation and improves capabilities in mine countermeasures operations, with  participating nations including Republic of Korea Navy, United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Rolston)

USS Coronado arrives in Singapore as historic deployment continues
October 17, 2016
161016-N-OU129-016 SINGAPORE (Oct. 16, 2016) USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrives to Changi Naval Base, Singapore to begin a rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region Oct. 16.


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