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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits Republic of Korea
October 12, 2023
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 12, 2023) Capt. Daryle Cardone, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), speaks to Republic of Korea Navy (ROK-N) Rear Adm. Jihoon Kim, Director, Maritime Operations Center, during a welcoming ceremony after the ship pulled in for a routine port visit to Busan, Republic of Korea Oct. 12. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Natasha ChevalierLosada)

7th Fleet Aircraft Transits Taiwan Strait
October 12, 2023

U.S. 7th Fleet Hosts Japan, Republic of Korea Counterparts for Second Trilateral Discussion
October 9, 2023
AT SEA (Oct. 8, 2023) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Akira Saito, left, Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet, JMSDF, Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, center, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Republic of Korea Navy (ROK-N) Vice Adm. Myung-soo Kim, Commander, ROK-N Fleet pose for a photo alongside leadership from Commander, Task Force 70 (CTF 70).

US, Philippines Partner with Allies During Exercise Sama Sama 2023
October 2, 2023
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 2, 2023) – Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, Commander, Seventh Fleet, left, Vice Adm. Toribio D. Adaci Jr., Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy, center, and Commodore Joe Anthony C. Orbe, Commander, Naval Forces Southern Luzon, pose for a photo with service members of participating nations of Sama Sama 2023. MTA Sama Sama is a multilateral exercise including forces from Philippines, the United States, Australia, France, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom designed to promote regional security cooperation, enhance maritime interoperability, and maintain and strengthen maritime partnerships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Sean Lynch)

2023 Information Warfare Waterfront Conference
September 21, 2023
Senior leadership from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States defense services pose for a photo aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), for the 2023 Information Warfare (IW) Waterfront Conference hosted by U.S. 7th Fleet, in Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 11-15. 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.

Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One Makes Its First Port Visit in Yokosuka, Japan
September 21, 2023
The unmanned surface vessel Ranger transits the Pacific Ocean during Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.2, Sep. 7, 2023. IBP 23.2 is a Pacific Fleet exercise to test, develop and evaluate the integration of unmanned platforms into fleet operations to create warfighting advantages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford)

VP-16 Concludes 22nd Iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training with the Philippines
September 13, 2023
Crewmembers assigned to the “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 and personnel from the Philippine Navy pose in front of a U.S. P-8A during the multilateral exercise SEACAT 23 in Mactan, Aug. 24, 2023. SEACAT 23 is an exercise designed to train U.S. and regional partners for ‘real world, real time’ engagement and enhance their ability to communicate, coordinate and counter non-traditional maritime threats. The VP-16 “War Eagles” are based in Jacksonville, Florida, and are currently forward deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan. The squadron conducts maritime patrol and reconnaissance as part of a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

USS Pioneer Visits Ishigaki
September 12, 2023
Dock workers at the Ishigaki Port assist U.S. Sailors with the Avenger-class Mine Countermeasure Ship 9 (MCM-9), USS Pioneer, after the ship pulled into port on Ishigaki Isalnd, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 7, 2023. This marks the first time that a U.S. Navy ship has pulled into Ishigaki since 2009, and the first that the Pioneer has made port at the island. The USS Pioneer is a forward-deployed class Mine Countermeasures Ship out of Fleet Activity Sasebo, underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

U.S., Canadian naval forces participate in exercise Noble Wolverine
September 12, 2023
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa (FFH 341) steams alongside Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Sep. 6 in the South China Sea. Ralph Johnson is assigned to Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force.

7th Fleet Destroyer Transits Taiwan Strait
September 9, 2023
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) conducts routine underway operations. Ralph Johnson is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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