USS Mustin Visits Busan

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Busan for a port visit 12 Aug. Mustin is visiting Busan to avoid a moving storm track in waters surrounding the Korea peninsula and expects to resume scheduled operations following the visit. This visit is an opportunity for the crew to conduct mutual exchanges with the ROK Navy to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance in addition to experiencing the culture that Busan has to offer.

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Chinese military ‘closely monitored’ US warships sailing through Taiwan Straits

A US Navy official confirmed that two US warships passed through the Taiwan Straits between Saturday and Sunday. Chinese experts told the Global Times that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had most likely monitored their movements closely. “Two US Navy ships conducted a routine transit through the international waters of the Taiwan Straits on July 7-8 (local time),” Captain Charlie Brown, a spokesman for the US Pacific Fleet, was quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement on Sunday. “US Navy Ships transit between the South China Sea and East…

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US & Thailand Conclude CARAT Thailand 2018

The 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and Royal Thai Navy concluded in Pattaya, Thailand, June 21. CARAT Thailand 2018 involved over 3,000 military personnel from the U.S. and Royal Thai Navy conducting nearly a dozen exercises at sea, over 20 symposiums and table-top exercises that covered the entire spectrum of naval operations, and daily band performances and sports engagements with schools and organizations throughout the area. “The strong partnership between the U.S. and Royal Thai Navy is built upon…

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US, Thailand Continues to Expand Partnership with 24th CARAT Exercise

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and Royal Thai Navy began the 24th iteration of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series in Pattaya, Thailand, June 14. The multi-nation exercise series is organized in bilateral phases with regional nations and is designed to enhance capabilities in a broad spectrum of naval operations. The exercise series features cooperative evolutions that highlight the ability of partner nations to work together towards the common goal of ensuring a free, open, and stable Indo-Pacific maritime security environment. “Twenty-four years of engagement through…

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Indian Navy Ships Arrive Guam to Participate in Exercise Malabar 2018

Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet currently on an overseas deployment to South East Asia and the Western Pacific, arrived at Guam on 07 June 18 to participate in the 22nd edition of Exercise Malabar, off Guam, USA from 07 to 16 June 2018. Exercise Malabar, which started as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy in 1992, has evolved over the years with the participation…

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USS Mustin arrives for port visit in Guam

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit March 14 after the conclusion of MultiSail 18. “We had the great opportunity to participate in MultiSail with our JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force) partners and every year our team gets better,” said Cmdr. William Smith, Mustin’s commanding officer. “After five days at sea the crew is ready for some rest and relaxation in beautiful Guam, our home away from home.” Mustin Sailors are able to enjoy a range of experiences while in Guam to include visiting historic…

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USS Antietam Leads SAMEX During MultiSail

USS Antietam (CG 54) led a surface-to-air missile exercise (SAMEX) during MultiSail 18 with U.S. forward-deployed naval forces and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) March 10. This SAMEX builds interoperability between the U.S. Navy and the JMSDF, which strengthens the U.S.-Japan alliance. This year’s participants include five warships, destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Mustin (DDG 89), along with JS Fuyuzuki (DD-118) and Antietam. “Antietam plays an integral role in this year’s exercises, while leading the SAMEX and adding the cruiser point of view to…

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USS Mustin Arrives for Port Visit in Guam

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit, March 3. “We are always happy to pull into Guam,” said Cmdr. Warren D. Smith, Mustin’s commanding officer. “The sunny weather is a nice retreat from the cold winter of Japan and our Sailors are excited to spend time with family and friends.” While in Guam, Mustin Sailors are able to experience the historic and cultural attractions on the island. Some crew members have volunteered for community service projects through the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee…

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US Navy, JMSDF Participate in MultiSail 2018

Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are scheduled to participate in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2018, Mar. 8-14. MultiSail is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves interoperability between U.S. and Japanese forces. In 2018 the focus of the exercise will be on improving fundamental skills such as tracking and defeating submarines, combatting other surface forces, live fire training, and interoperability with U.S. and JMSDF units. “MultiSail is an opportunity for our ships to increase our combat proficiency at sea,”…

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USS Mustin Arrives in Otaru, Japan

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived for its third port visit to Otaru, Japan, Feb. 2. During Mustin’s time in port, the ship will conduct tours for distinguished visitors, play basketball with Otaru Meiho High School students, and participate in a Canal Clean-up downtown. Sailors also have the opportunity to help Naval Air Facility Misawa carve their ice sculpture at the 69th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival. “My crew and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to visit Otaru during such a beautiful season of the year,” said Cmdr. Warren…

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Carrier Strike Group 5 returns to Yokosuka

Units from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 and its flagship, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returned to Yokosuka, Dec. 4, following a three-month patrol of the Indo-Asia Pacific region. While on patrol, CSG 5 was comprised of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 staff, and the guided- missile destroyers USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Chafee (DDG 90). “The team executed an impressive range of operations, including bringing three strike groups together, and I’m proud of the…

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U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to conduct Annual Exercise

The 2017 edition of Annual Exercise, a bilateral maritime field training exercise involving the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy (USN), will be conducted Nov. 16-26. Approximately 14,000 U.S. personnel will participate, from units including the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with embarked Carrier Air Wing CVW) 5, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Mustin (DDG 89), and a maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadron. Annual Exercise, the premier training event between USN and JMSDF, is designed…

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U.S. and Korea navies to conduct joint maritime counter special operations exercise

Vessels from the United States Navy and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy are scheduled to participate in the Maritime Counter Special Operations exercise (MCSOFEX) Oct. 17-20, in the waters east or west of the Korean Peninsula to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The exercise will provide a visible and coordinated engagement for the U.S. – ROK alliance. It will also conduct combined joint operations and exercises with ROK Navy, U.S. Seventh Fleet, ROK Air Force, U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ 7th Air Force and U.S. Eighth…

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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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Ships on Display IMDEX 2017 16-18 May 2017

Royal Australian Navy HMAS Perth [FFH 157]  Anzac Class Frigate Bangladesh Navy BNS Dhaleshwari [F36]  Castle Class Corvette Royal Brunei Navy KDB Daruttaqwa [09]  Darussalam Class Patrol Vessel People’s Liberation Army Navy CNS Yulin [FFG-569]  Jiangkai II Class Frigate Indian Navy INS Kamorta [P28]  Kamorta Class Corvette Indian Navy INS Satpura [F48]  Shivalik Class Frigate Indonesian Navy KRI John Lie [358]  Bung Tomo Class Corvette Indonesian Navy KRI Tombak [629]  KCR-60M Class Royal Malaysian Navy KD Lekir [26]  Kasturi Class Corvette Republic of Korea Navy ROKS Incheon [FFX 811]  Incheon…

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