US, ROK Navies Hone Mine Countermeasure Capabilities at First Combined Mine Warfare Event
October 11, 2016
SEOUL, Republic of Korea (Oct. 11, 2016) More than 80 mine-warfare specialists from 12 nations including the U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) pose during a break at the annual Mine Countermeasure Warfare Symposium in Seoul. The weeklong symposium, co-hosted by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and ROK Flotllia 5, is one half of the Combined Mine Warfare event, which also includes exercise Clear Horizon. The symposium was aimed at sharing expertise in mine countermeasure tactics, techniques, and procedures and to explore opportunities for increased multilateral training among navies from the United Nations sending states.

US, Republic of Korea Navies Conduct Exercise Ensuring Alliance Remains Ready to "Fight Tonight"
October 11, 2016
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 7, 2016) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, flies near the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), following helicopter search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency in open-ocean rescue procedure and equipment. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) flagship, is on patrol supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Pacific Surface Action Group Link Up in South China Sea
October 5, 2016
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2016) The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) steam alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of interoperability drills between the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAG SAG) and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).

USS Coronado enters 7th Fleet, prepared to operate with allied and partner navies
October 3, 2016
140423-N-VD564-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) underway in the Pacific Ocean on April 23, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney/Released)

Frank Cable Arrives in Vietnam for 7th Annual NEA
October 3, 2016

Sri Lanka Navy Assists USS Hopper with Emergency Medical Evacuation
October 3, 2016

Carter, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Regional
October 3, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter provides the opening remarks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference Sept. 30, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii.

US Joins Allies, Partners in Singapore for Deep Sabre 2016
September 30, 2016
Distinguished guests stand for a group photo after the opening ceremony of Exercise Deep Sabre 2016 on Changi Naval Base Sept. 27. Part of the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Deep Sabre is a multi-national maritime interdiction exercise involving some 2,000 personnel from the military, coast guard, customs and other agencies of 6 countries, including the US, Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea.

USS Germantown Visits Manila
September 30, 2016

Ships of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Arrive in Hong Kong for Port Visit
September 29, 2016
Marines, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), look on as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into the harbor of Hong Kong as part of a scheduled port visit, Sept. 23, 2016) Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st MEU, is in Hong Kong to experience the city’s rich culture and history as part of their multi-month patrol in the region.


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