USS McCampbell Kicks Off Malabar 2019 in Sasebo

September 26, 2019 – USS McCampbell (DDG 85), assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, led the commencement of Exercise Malabar 2019, Sep. 25, in port Sasebo. An annual, multinational, naval field training exercise, Malabar is designed to improve the collective maritime relationship between the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy. “It is a privilege to have our surface forces participate in Malabar 2019. This exercise continues to enhance the interoperability of our maritime forces with two of our premier partners in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Capt.…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Manila

August 7, 2019 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Manila for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Philippines and the United States on August 7. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike group includes Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Antietam (CG 54). Destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is simultaneously visiting Subic Bay. “This visit is a great representation of our strong friendship, partnership, and alliance with…

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Coast Guard Cutter and Navy Destroyer to join Expeditionary Strike Group 7

July 9, 2019 – Legend-class U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. Along with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Stratton and McCampbell will participate as members of the Wasp ESG through the end of July. “Adding an Arleigh Burke DDG and Legend-class cutter to our…

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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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US Warships’ “Futile Geopolitical Provocation” in Taiwan Straits

January 28, 2019 – The US Pacific fleet’s guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell and USNS Walter S. Diehl transited through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday. This is the first time that US warships passed through the Taiwan Straits this year, and the third action of such kind since October. Such high frequency has been rare in recent years. The purpose of US warships is to flex their geopolitical muscle. The US on Thursday claimed that the transit “demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” but such “beautiful”…

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American, British Navies Sail Together in South China Sea

January 15, 2019 – USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together in the South China Sea, Jan. 11-16. At sea, McCampbell and Argyll conducted communication drills, division tactics, and a personnel exchange designed to address common maritime security priorities, enhance interoperability, and develop relationships that will benefit both navies for many years to come. “We routinely train with regional allies and partners, but it is a rare opportunity for my team to work with the Royal Navy,” said Cmdr. Allison Christy,…

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USN, ROKN, JMSDF conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise

April 3, 2017 – Vessels and aircraft from the United States Navy, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine exercise Apr. 4-6 (Korea/Japan standard time) in seas in the vicinity of Korea and Japan to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The exercise will consist of: submarine search, fix, and tracking; high-value unit protection and anti-submarine defense maneuvers. The exercise is being executed on the heels of Exercise Foal Eagle 2017, an annual joint…

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US Navy, JMSDF Complete Annual Bilateral Training Exercise MultiSail 17

March 15, 2017 – Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17, March 10. The six-day exercise consisted of surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training, and various other events which tested warfighting capabilities of each participant. The MultiSail 17 participants included forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Mustin (DDG 89); JMSDF surface units JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) and JS Hatakaze (DD…

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