Green Bay, Ashland Sail With JMSDF

August 6, 2019 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48), both part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), conducted drills with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships in the Coral Sea, Aug. 1. Together with Green Bay and Ashland, Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and JMSDF Ōsumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) participated in a day-long exercise to enhance cooperative interoperability between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF. Both Japan and the United States recently completed their participation in Talisman Sabre…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre Concludes

July 27, 2019 – The closing ceremony for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has been held in the Port of Brisbane today, marking the conclusion of Australia’s largest bilateral defence exercise with the United States. Over 1,000 personnel embarked on the USS Wasp to formally close the exercise and farewell those who participated over the past two weeks. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Talisman Sabre was a major success, increasing interoperability between the Australian and United States defence forces, and strengthening ties with other participating nations.…

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group Visits Australia

July 5, 2019 – Two ships of the Ronald Reagan Strike Group arrived in Brisbane, Australia, on July 5 for a regularly scheduled port visit. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) pulled into Brisbane July 5, while USS McCampbell (DDG 85) pulled into Townsville July 4. “USS Ronald Reagan Sailors are excited to engage in Talisman Sabre 2019 with their Australian counterparts,” said Capt. Pat Hannifin, Ronald Reagan’s commanding officer. “Having served alongside Aussies in every conflict for 100 years, we are truly…

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