JS Akebono Conducts Joint Maneuvers With USS America

April 12, 2020 USS America (LHA 6), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit joined Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) for a series of collaborative events while sailing in the Philippine Sea and East China Sea, April 9-11. Operating together for the first time, America and Akebono conducted bilateral communications exercises and division tactics designed to enhance interoperability…

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Gerald R Ford Prepares Pilots for Deployment

April 12, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) concluded its first-ever Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications (CQ) for Naval aviators while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, April 4. The mission of the FRS is to train pilots, naval flight officers and maintainers on the specific front-line aircraft they have been assigned to fly. Some pilots may be…

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