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Two Combatant Craft Patrol Boats Report for Duty in Pacific
August 24, 2016
The Mark VI Patrol Boat, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group One, Detachment Guam (CRG-1 Det Guam) is offloaded at Naval Base Guam.  CRG-1 Det Guam is assigned to Commander, Task Force 75, the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations.

Japan’s Defense Minister Visits USS Ronald Reagan
August 23, 2016
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 23, 2016) From left to right, Capt. Manny Pincon, Defense Attaché, United States Defense Attaché Office, Rear Adm. Charles Williams, Commander, Battle Force 7th fleet, Mr. Nick Larsen, Assistant Chief, Pol-Mil Dept. U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Vice Adm. Tetsuro Doshita, Commandant, Yokosuka District, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, Chief of Staff, Maritime Staff Office, Tomomi Inada, Defense Minister, Government of Japan, Vice Adm. Yasuhiro Shigeoka, Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Matt Carter, Naval Forces, Japan, and Capt. Buzz Donnelly, Commanding Officer, USS Ronald Reagan, pose for a photograph on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). While on board, the defense minister and her accompanying group received a tour and brief about the mission of the forward-deployed naval forces. Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada’s visit aboard Ronald Reagan marks her first visit to U.S. forces in Japan since she took office. While on board, the defense minister and her accompanying group received a tour and brief about the mission of the forward-deployed naval forces. Ronald Reagan is forward deployed to Japan in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Ryan McFarlane)

Southeast Asian Navies Come Together for Maritime Operations Training in Singapore
August 23, 2016
Liaison officers from participating countries of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2016 review a training brief to prepare for the exercise at Yankee Station, Aug. 19. SEACAT is multilateral exercise held annually with nine participating countries including the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Thailand.

Statement of Cooperation Signing in Australia Aims to Advance Biofuels
August 22, 2016
BRISBANE, Australia (Aug 17, 20016) Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management Thomas Hicks sign a Statement of Cooperation to work in support of projects that advance shared interests. The agreement spells out a commitment for the U.S. Navy and the State of Queensland to hold discussions on the research, development, supply and sale of alternative fuels, which can improve operational flexibility and increase energy security. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Hendrick Simoes/Released)

Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training Enhances Cooperative Maritime Security between Navies in Southeast Asia
August 22, 2016
Liaison officers from participating countries of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2016 review a training brief to prepare for the exercise at Yankee Station, Aug. 19. SEACAT is multilateral exercise held annually with nine participating countries including the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Thailand.

Secretary of the Navy Visits US, Republic of Korea Leaders in Korea
August 22, 2016
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus meets with Korea Minister of Defense Han Min-koo in Seoul, Aug. 19, 2016. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific region.

On Board and Underway, Marines and Sailors Set Sail
August 22, 2016
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wait in line with packs before boarding the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at White Beach, Aug. 20, 2016.  The 31st MEU is embarked aboard the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group during a regularly scheduled patrol of the Pacific region.

USS Fort Worth Departs Singapore for San Diego
August 22, 2016
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base for San Diego, Aug. 22, 2016. Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. Navy with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Pacific Partnership 2016 Arrives in Indonesia
August 19, 2016
Australian and New Zealand service members stand in formation to honor the wreckage of modified Leander-class light cruiser HMAS Perth (D29) and Northampton-class cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) as hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) passes, Aug. 17, 2016.  Both ships sank March 1, 1942, during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait. Mercy is sailing to the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016 in Padang, Indonesia. Upon arrival, partner nations will work side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events, subject matter expert exchanges and a SAR exercise to better prepare for a natural disaster or crisis.

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