Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet AOR

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 23, to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and port visits as part of the U.S. Navy’s ongoing presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, is joined by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102). “Entering 7th Fleet is an…

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Melbourne visits Sasebo

HMAS Melbourne recently visited Sasebo as the first of three port visits across Japan as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. The visit was primarily for resupply and crew respite, so the crew made the most of the opportunity taking time out to see the sights. Some members of the crew also travelled to the historical city of Nagasaki, infamous for the atomic bomb attack at 11:02am on 9 August 1945. The atomic bomb was nicknamed ‘Fat Man’ and it changed the Japanese landscape forever after exploding. Lieutenant Commander Tony…

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Lieutenant Admiral Bauer accepts command of armed forces

Google Translation “The KNMI warns today for stormy weather … how appropriate.” These are the first words of the new Commander of the Armed Forces (CDS). By resignation of General Tom Middendorp earlier this week, the ceremony went out of schedule. Despite this, Lieutenant Admiral Bauer accepted this morning with great pleasure. He was in charge of the Dutch armed forces. In his first speech as a CDS, Lieutenant Admiral Bauer spoke plainly: “I would emphatically say ‘no’ if a political mission, a desired mission, is not feasible. The choice…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived at pier 30/32 in San Francisco today, kicking off the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which runs Oct. 1 through 10. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will also be in San Francisco for this year’s celebration. More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members will participate in San…

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Arrival of Tonnerre in St Martin

Google Translation On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Tonnerre projection and command vessel (BPC) arrived off Saint martin with more than 290 reinforcements, four maneuvering helicopters and a hundred vehicles of the Engineer . Thanks to an amphibious maneuver, the landing operations of the men and the equipment began with the arrival of the BPC in front of the beaches of Saint-Martin. After two days of maneuver, the BPC went to the pier in Phillipsburg to land containers and rolling stock. Summary Recovery Module Action Engineers disembarked began clearing and…

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USS Wasp to Support Relief for US Territories in Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command released the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) from support of post-Hurricane Maria relief operations in Dominica Sept. 29, and the ship will now join relief efforts for U.S. territories in the Caribbean. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, through Joint Task Force-Leeward Islands (JTF-LI), was able to rapidly deploy Wasp to Dominica with critically-needed logistic capabilities. Wasp, which had been providing assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, was re-positioned to avoid the path of Hurricane Maria. The amphibious…

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Dechaineux dives into tri-lateral submarine exercise

Australian Navy submarine HMAS Dechaineux, has recently joined four Japanese submarines and United States Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Key West in a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force trilateral exercise in waters south of Japan. The Submarine Competition (known as SUBCOMP) aims to further the anti-submarine warfare integration of the three navies, stressing each crew’s responses and tactics. The top performer is recognized with the Japanese Battle Efficiency Award. Commander Grady Hill, Key West’s Commanding Officer thought his crew performed well. “The crew found this exercise to be an…

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Franco-Algerian cooperation for Aconit

Google Translation From September 5 to 19, 2017, La Fayette Aconit Frigate participated in the annual French-Algerian naval exercise “Raïs Hamidou”, in cooperation with Kalaat Beni Hammad. This operational training is part of bilateral cooperation in the military field. Conducted since 2005, this exercise allows the Algerian Naval Forces and the French Navy to share their know-how in various fields such as the sharing of nautical information, sea rescue and assistance to ships in distress. These interactions, in direct relation to the geopolitical situation in the Western Mediterranean, illustrate the…

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FS Bougainville on a Sovereignty Mission in Clipperton

Google Translation After a Papeete outfit on September 4, 2017, crew B of the Bougainville multi-mission building (B2M) completed the first part of its mission “Passion 2017”, which consisted of exercising French sovereignty over Clipperton, isolated and uninhabited island of the North Pacific. Possession of France since its definitive attribution in 1931, Clipperton is placed under the responsibility of the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia. The Bougainville was initially carried out the pyrotechnic depollution of a stock of ammunition abandoned by the Americans on the atoll of…

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Borda at the service of renewable marine energies

Google Translation On September 23, 2017, after a final week of hydrographic surveys in the Dunkirk Marine Renewable Energies (EMR) area, the Borda hydrographic vessel (BH) finalized a priority project started 15 months earlier. Arrived on 15 September in Dunkirk, the Borda had the task of completing the surveys previously carried out by BH Laplace and Borda , but also by the planes of the Litto3D project. These surveys, once analyzed and formatted by the Marine Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM), will be provided to the Directorate-General for Energy and…

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5 + 5 Group of Navies Terrorism Drills

Google Translation The 5 + 5 group comprises the Mauritanian, Moroccan, Algerian, Libyan and Tunisian Maghreb countries, and the Mediterranean basin countries, including Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Malta. In the annual exercise of 5 + 5, there are marine and air assets from Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco and several international observers. the Navy and the Air Force of those countries. Portugal will participate with the Portuguese Republic Vessel (NRP) Viana do Castelo. The exercise covers scenarios of maritime terrorism and irregular migration flows from climate change. Provision…

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Portugal Celebrates 100 Years of Naval Aviation

Google Translation Throughout this year several celebrations have been held, but the highlight of the 100th anniversary of the aviation event is on September 28th, as it was on this date in 1917 that the Navy’s Aviation Service was created. The ceremony will be chaired by the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

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NRP Corte Real Returned From FOST

Google Translation The mission began on August 21 and ended today, September 30, with the OST participation period from August 28 to September 28. The OST consists of an intensive operational training period, under the aegis of the British Navy’s “Flag Officer Sea Trainig (FOST)”, designed to train the ship across the spectrum and environments of Naval Operations, maximizing its combat capability. During the transit to Plymouth (21-25AGO), the garrison was involved in the preparations for the OST, having held a small training series in the key areas of the…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Deploys to African Waters

Google Translation The vessel, together with a team from the hydrographic brigade of the Hydrographic Institute, will carry out hydrographic surveys on the Geba River for two weeks and access to the commercial port of Bissau (Guiné-Bissau). It will also carry out the same type of work in the Cape Verde archipelago. This mission falls within the scope of technical-military cooperation and actions to support diplomacy, in particular with the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). The vessel will also be engaged in a number of cooperation…

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Saab at Pacific 2017

Defence and security company Saab will display its latest technologically advanced and innovative solutions in naval systems at the Pacific 2017 exhibition in Australia 3-5 October 2017. Saab’s naval showcase will feature at stand 1H10 in Hall 1 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Saab welcomes visitors to its stand to see how ground breaking ideas for existing technology and pioneering innovations are developed for the naval market. On display, visitors will find a range of products and solutions from Australia and the company’s operations across the globe. “Asia Pacific…

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