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U.S. and Indonesian Navies Enhance Maritime Partnerships, Advance Training Objectives during CARAT
August 1, 2016
In this file photo, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Quartararo, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3, speaks to an Indonesian “Kopaska” Naval Special Forces member while participating in a familiarization ride aboard a riverine command boat during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations including, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Pacific Partnership Arrives in Malaysia
August 1, 2016
Dry cargo ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9), prepares to come alongside hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for a replenishment-at-sea. Mercy, which is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016, is en route to its fourth mission stop in Kuantan, Malaysia. Upon arrival, partner nations will work side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for a natural disaster or crisis

U.S., Japan Bilateral Exercise Enhances Mine Countermeasure Capabilities
August 1, 2016
An MH-53E Sea Dragon lands on the JS Uraga while taking part in the 2016 Mine Countermeasures Exercise in Mutsu Bay, Japan, July 22, 2016. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel’s crew teamed up with the U.S. Navy helicopter’s unit to train for the boat landing aspect of mine countermeasures. By improving response times and strengthening relations, the services aim to not only become more adept at their mission, but also to deter their enemy’s willingness to mine.

USS Frank Cable Arrives in Goa, India
July 29, 2016

US-Japan Mine Countermeasures Assets Set Complete Annual Exercise
July 29, 2016
(July 20, 2016) - An SH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, recovers a member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) explosive ordnance disposal unit from Mutsu Bay off the coast of Japan during the 2JA 2016 Mine Countermeasures Exercise (2JA-16 MCMEX), July 20, 2016. 2JA Mine Countermeasures Exercise is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations.

Pacific Partnership 2016 Completes First Live SAR Field Training Exercise in Vietnam
July 29, 2016
(July 21, 2016) Cmdr. John Cason (Left), an optomologist, and Capt. Sayjel Patel, an optomologist, both assigned to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and local Vietnamese optomologists perform eye surgery on a Vietnamese man aboard Mercy. Pacific Partnership and local Vietnamese doctors worked side-by-side during four different surgeries exchanging best practices, ideas and methods of treatment. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khánh Hóa for Pacific Partnership. Partner nations are working side-by-side with organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis.

US Military Vessel Embarks JGSDF Vehicles for First Point-to-Point Shipment
July 28, 2016
(July 27, 2016) - U.S. Army Spc. Michael Breneman signals to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force light armored vehicle during an on load evolution aboard U.S. Army Runnymede-class landing craft utility USAV Coamo (LCU 2014) at Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, July 27, 2016. This on load is part of the first-ever point-to-point shipment of JGSDF vehicles aboard U.S. military vessels. The JGSDF personnel and equipment will take part in Rising Thunder, an annual bilateral U.S. Army-JGSDF exercise held at Yakima Training Center, Wa.

22nd Iteration of CARAT Singapore Holds Closing Ceremony
July 28, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducts a firing exercise of the MK 45/5-inch lightweight gun at a surface target during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016, July 26. CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste.

US Ships Exercise Tactical Complexity and Interoperability during CARAT Singapore
July 27, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducts a firing exercise of the MK 45/5-inch lightweight gun at a surface target during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016, July 26. CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste.

Oceanographer of the Navy Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Republic of Korea Navy
July 27, 2016

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