SECNAV Names DDG 138 USS J. William Middendorf

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced today, during the Naval War College commencement, that future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG-138 will be named USS J. William Middendorf (DDG 138). The future USS J. William Middendorf will honor former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Ambassador, J. William Middendorf II. The name selection follows the tradition of naming destroyers…

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USCG, JCG Conduct Joint Counter-Narcotics Exercise

The U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam, Tuesday. The exercise was the first operational exchange between U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the Japan Coast Guard and was designed to promote cooperation between the partners in areas of mutual interest including maritime security and counter-smuggling operations.  “What an incredible opportunity to…

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BRP Melchora Aquino Christened in Manila

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) conducted Christed BRP Melchora Aquino in Port Area, Manila today, 10 June 2022. PCG Deputy Commandant for Administration, CG Vice Admiral Rolando Lizor Punzalan Jr; Coast Guard Fleet Commander, CG Rear Admiral Charlie Rances, and BRP Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702) Commanding Officer, CG Commander Patrick Babag unveiled the ship’s name. In keeping with the Coast Guard…

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