Pearl Harbor Welcomes USS Hawaii Home From Deployment

June 6, 2019 – USS Hawaii (SSN 776) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest six-deployment June 6. The crew was greeted on the historic submarine piers of Pearl Harbor by a bustling crowd of well-wishers and families, eager to welcome the Sailors home after a successful deployment. “Every member of the crew prepared for, sustained and successfully executed all phases of this deployment,” said Cmdr. Sterling S. Jordan, commanding officer of Hawaii and a native of San Francisco, Calif. “From our initial training to the…

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Mission Clemenceau: Bilateral Exercises in the Bay of Bengal

May 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Carrier Group is currently in the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and his escort lead from 17 to 25 May a series of exercises called “La Perouse”, which began with interactions with Australian ships after the reception aboard the aircraft carrier. a delegation from HMAS Toowoomba , integrated into the carrier battle group. On Sunday, May 19, the TF was joined by two Japanese units (JS Izumo and JS Murasame ), then, on Monday, May 20, by one of…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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