US, South Korean Navy Leaders Discuss Regional Security amid Tensions from North
August 4, 2016

Building a Partnership aboard Harpers Ferry
August 4, 2016

South Korea's Chief of Naval Operations Visits San Diego Military Leadership
August 3, 2016
Chief of Naval Operations for the Republic of Korea (ROK), Adm. Jung Ho-Sub, center, and Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, right, commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, discuss the capabilities of the littoral combat class ship during a tour led by Cmdr. Michael R. Wohnhaas, commanding officer, USS Freedom (LCS 1). ROK’s top naval officer met with senior military leaders in San Diego to discuss maritime security issues and strengthen the relationship between both navies.

Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Changes Command
August 3, 2016
160803-N-XK809-548 SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 3, 2016) – Rear Adm. John B. Nowell, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, turns over command to Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/ Released)

US, Indonesian Navies Host Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Indonesia Bilateral Exercise
August 2, 2016
Rear Adm. Brian Hurley, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and 1st Adm. Mintoro Yulianto, Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) Eastern Fleet Chief of Staff, preside over the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2016.  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.

U.S. and Timor-Leste Begin Bilateral Training
August 2, 2016
U.S. Marine Sgt. Christopher Krieg, assigned to Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific, listens to a question from a Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) service member while discussing convoy ambushes during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2016. The focus of CARAT is developing maritime security capabilities and increasing interoperability among participants. Skill areas exercised during CARAT include Maritime Interdiction Operations; riverine, amphibious and undersea warfare operations; diving and salvage operations; naval gunnery and maneuvering events, along with disaster response exercises.

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


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