Korean Coast Guard Training Ship Visits Philippines

September 10, 2018 – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed the Korea Coast Guard (KCG) Training Vessel 3011 “Badaro” as it officially visits the country for the first time today, 10 September at South Harbor, Port Area in Manila. KCG 3011 “Badaro” is a training vessel for a total of 69 cadets of the Korean Coast Guard Academy (KCGA). Badaro, one of the 13 Tae Pyung Yang (Pacific)-class vessel which has a total length of 100 meters and equipped with a helicopter and other modern technology. The vessel is under…

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Russian Navy Conducts PASSEX with Philippine Navy After Manila Departure

On April 14th, a Pacific Fleet task force composed of the major ASW ships Admiral Tributs, Admiral Vinogradov and middle sea tanker Pechenga completed its unofficial visit to Manila, which began June 9th. During the visit, the detachment commander Captain 1 Rank Oleg Korolyov met with the Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Coast Guard of the Philippines. Igor Khovayev, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Palau and Federated States of Micronesia, the detachment commander and commanding…

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USNS Millinocket arrives in Manila with embarked 7th Fleet Staff

USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff Sailors and Marines arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines June 11. Manila is the final port of the U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol. More than 40 servicemembers including the U.S. 7th Fleet band and Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) Marines will participate in community relations projects and band engagements while here, as well as experience the local culture and interact with the city’s citizens. Many of the Philippine-born staff also look forward to reconnecting with…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Manila

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrived in Manila for a scheduled port visit April 11. “We are excited to visit the Philippines and spend time in this part of the Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9. “The Philippines has long been a part of U.S. Navy history, and we look forward to continuing that valued relationship and partnership.” During the port visit, Sailors and Marines will participate in cultural exchanges, community relations events, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Okinawa, Offloads 3d MARDIV Marines

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, to offload the 3d Marine Division (MARDIV), March 12. During the port visit, Bonhomme Richard will offload personnel and equipment of the 3d MARDIV following exercise Cobra Gold 2018.  Since embarking in January, 3d MARDIV and Bonhomme Richard have completed their participation in the 37th iteration of CG18, alongside the Kingdom of Thailand, and have conducted scheduled port visits in Laem Chabang, Thailand, and Manila, Philippines. “It was great working with the 3d MARDIV throughout this patrol and during exercise…

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Bonhomme Richard departs Manila

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), with embarked 3d Marine Division (MARDIV) Marines, departed Manila to continue a patrol in the Indo-Pacific region following a scheduled port visit, March 8. During the visit, the ship hosted distinguished visitors, including three ambassadors to the Republic of the Philippines, several key Indo-Pacific region military officers, and local leaders for a capabilities brief and a ship tour. The port visit followed Bonhomme Richard’s participation in exercise Cobra Gold 2018, and provided the crew an opportunity to experience the rich history and culture of the…

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Carl Vinson Strike Group Completes Manila Port Call

The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed Manila February 20 after a four-day port call. More than 5,500 Sailors from aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived Feb. 16 to visit local attractions and participate in community service projects. Crew members assisted residents of Quezon City by helping clear debris at a site for low-income housing. “Community service projects like these help build relationships,” said Cmdr. Jamie Stall-Ryan, Carl Vinson’s lead chaplain. “It shows that Sailors are not just in town to…

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Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives in Manila for port visit

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Manila, Feb. 16, for a routine port visit during a Western Pacific deployment. More than 5,500 Sailors from both vessels will visit local attractions and participate in community service projects while in the Philippine capital. “We are just very thankful for the support we have from the Philippine government and the Philippine people,” said Fuller. “We have a longstanding relationship and we want to continue to build on that.” The strike group is operating in the Indo-Pacific…

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Philippines visit for Australian ships

HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin have arrived in the Philippines, with the larger ship welcoming a senior government and military delegation including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana. Australia has a long history working with neighboring nations including the Philippines to maintain regional security and counter-terrorism in the Indo-Pacific and continues to work closely with the Government of the Philippines to counter the threat of terrorism in the region In June 2017, Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft commenced surveillance flights over the…

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