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USS Antietam departs Yokosuka after nearly 11 years of forward-deployed service
January 25, 2024
240126-N-YQ181-1111 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 26, 2024) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 26, 2024. USS Antietam departed Yokosuka for the final time before transiting to its new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of a planned rotation of forces in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Askia Collins)

7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait
January 24, 2024
EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 24, 2024) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John
Finn (DDG 113) conducts routine operations in the East China Sea, Jan. 24. John Finn is
forward-deployed and assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron
(DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stack)

U.S. 7th Fleet Attends Staff Talks with Italian Navy Leadership
January 22, 2024
Senior leadership assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet conducted staff talks with members of the Italian Navy’s Commander in Chief Naval Fleet as part of a leadership engagement aboard the Santa Rosa Navy Compound, Jan 11-12. U.S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (Courtesy Photo)

Japan, Republic of Korea, U.S. Navies Partner in Trilateral Maritime Exercise
January 17, 2024
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Sejong the Great-class guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991) from the Republic of Korea Navy, the Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Kongo (DDG-173) from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, sail together during a trilateral exercise, Jan. 16. The exercise allowed maritime forces from Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. to train together to enhance coordination on maritime domain awareness and other shared security interests. Vinson, flagship of Carrier Strike Group ONE, is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Isaiah B. Goessl)

Japan, U.S. Navies Conduct Bilateral Maritime Exercise
December 11, 2023
SOUTH CHINA SEA (December 7, 2023) - The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) steams with the Murasame-class general-purpose destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) in the South China Sea, Dec 7. The bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces demonstrated combined capabilities to counter regional threats and maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Gabrielle Giffords, part of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7, is a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with Allies and partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), JS Amagiri (DD 154) Participate in Sister Ship Tree Exchange
December 8, 2023
231207-N-NF288-0168 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2023) Cmdr. Justan Caesar, executive officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), left, speaks with Lt. Cmdr. Tomita Naoaki, executive officer of the Asagiri-class destroyer JS Amagiri (DD-154), right, during the annual sister ship traditional gift exchange, Dec. 7. Ralph Johnson is forward-deployed and assigned to Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jamaal Liddell)

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Transits Taiwan Strait
December 6, 2023

U.S. Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation in the South China Sea
November 25, 2023
231125-N-EE352-1002 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 25, 2023) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Grace Hopper (DDG 70) conducts routine underway operations. Hopper is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leon Vonguyen)

Joint ISR Mission Conducted by the US, Japan and Australia Off the Coast of Japan
November 24, 2023

U.S. 7th Fleet and Armed Forces of the Philippines Begin Maritime Cooperative Activity
November 22, 2023
231122-N-NO824-1007 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 22, 2023) The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) conducts Maritime Cooperative Activity operations with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AKE 194), left, and the Pohang-class corvette Philippine Navy ship BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39), center, Nov. 22. Gabrielle Giffords, part of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Annie Rafferty)

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