USS McCampbell Conducts All Female Navigation Evolution

October 27, 2019 – Female sailors assigned to the Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) executed their first all-female “Sea and Anchor” detail, while pulling into Sembawang, Singapore, Oct. 17. Historically, female manning on board Surface Navy ships averages less than a third of overall personnel on board; McCampbell’s female sailors account for 40% of the crew. “We have a unique opportunity to showcase the remarkable achievements of our female surface warfare Sailors on board McCampbell. I couldn’t be more proud of all of our Sailors,…

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Singapore and the US Renew Memorandum of Understanding

September 24, 2019 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President of the United States of America Donald Trump signed the Protocol of Amendment to the 1990 Memorandum of Understanding (“1990 MOU”) Regarding United States Use of Facilities in Singapore (“2019 AMOU”) today. The 2019 AMOU renews the 1990 MOU by extending it for another 15 years. The 1990 MOU, signed by our founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and then-United States (US) Vice President Dan Quayle, has underpinned the US’ security presence in the region for almost 30 years.…

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HMS Montrose Visits Singapore

February 20, 2019 – Frigate HMS Montrose has begun the latest leg of a 20,000-mile voyage to the Gulf after ten days in Singapore. The Plymouth-based warship used the ten-day break in the Commonwealth nation to allow maintenance to be carried out after a 16,000-mile journey from home via the Caribbean and Pacific. And it allowed the ship’s company an extended break after four months mostly at sea – allowing many sailors to fly loved ones out to join them in the ‘city of the lion’. The ship berthed at…

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Strengthening interoperability in Singapore

HMAS Adelaide has visited Singapore to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces. Australia and Singapore have a strong and long history of defense engagement and cooperation, founded on shared interests in security and stability in the region. Commanding Officer Adelaide Captain Jonathan Earley said he was pleased the ship could work with the Singaporeans again. “This visit allows us to build on aviation and landing craft training conducted last month between Adelaide and RSS Resolution while operating off the east coast of Australia,” he…

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