Texas Returns Home from Deployment

February 24, 2020 – USS Texas (SSN 775) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 24. During their 7-month deployment, Texas completed a full spectrum of operations, including theater anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, in support of the high-priority tasking in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation. “The crew worked and trained tirelessly, preparing to execute any…

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Results of the ROK-US Defense Ministers’ Meeting

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Secretary of Defense Chung Kyung-du and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper held a visit to the Korean War Memorial Park in Washington, DC on February 24 (local time). Minister Chung and Esper discussed the ROK-US defense minister’s cooperation on security issues and the…

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BRP Jose Rizal’s 6th sea trial ‘generally satisfactory’

February 25, 2020 – The sixth sea acceptance trial of the Philippine Navy (PN)’s first-ever missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), was generally satisfactory. “The 6th Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) conducted in Ulsan, South Korea on 16-22 February 2020 was generally satisfactory according to the Frigate Acquisition Project, Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee headed by…

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ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 24, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance…

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