Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes after 7-nation mission

May 28, 2019 – Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) participants embarked aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Singapore May 28, marking the conclusion of the 14th iteration. This was the first year to feature two expeditionary fast transport ships. Fall River and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) served as the platforms for this year’s mission. Teams attached to the ships made stops in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and Thailand. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response…

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U.S., Malaysia reinforce new level of partnership with maritime exercise

October 8, 2018 – As part of a growing number of maritime exercises held each year between the U.S. and Malaysia, Sailors from both partner navies kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2018 in Lumut, Oct. 8. 2018 marks a significant growth in the relationship between the U.S. and Malaysia as both partner navies expanded their role in this year’s 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), 17th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), 13th iteration of the Pacific Partnership, and 26th iteration of Rim…

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USS Essex concludes CARAT with Malaysia port visit

August 20, 2018 – USS Essex (LHD 2) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Aug. 19, for a port visit after participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2018. The CARAT exercise allowed U.S. Sailors and Marines to work side-by-side with Malaysian counterparts and helped improve our relationships with each other. “We are proud of the tremendous work that American Sailors and Marines are doing to strengthen our partnership with our great teammates in the Malaysian military,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander,…

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ESSEX ARG, 13th MEU Commence 24th CARAT Malaysia Exercise

August 10, 2018 – The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10. The CARAT exercise focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. “In nearly a quarter of a century of CARAT exercises, we have continued to ensure forward presence, deterrence and sea control each time when U.S. and Royal Malaysian ships get underway together…

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