First Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter in Guam Arrives

September 23, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to…

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Royal Australian Navy joins regional partners for Exercise Pacific Vanguard

September 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 personnel aboard from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States for Exercise Pacific Vanguard, in waters off Guam. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise brings together four key likeminded regional partners, working in support of…

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U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea for Multinational Group Sail

September 9, 2020 – USS Barry (DDG 52) is scheduled to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during a multinational group sail from waters near Hawaii to Guam beginning Sept. 9, to conduct integrated, multi-domain operations. U.S. Naval forces routinely participate in multinational group sails in order to operate…

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Tall Ship Juan Sebastián Begins XCIII Instruction Cruise

August 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Juan Sebastián De Elcano training ship begins its XCIII Midshipman Instruction Cruise in which it is scheduled to make its eleventh round the world, as one of the most important milestones of the Commemoration of the V Centenary of the First Round the World. The ship set sail this morning from the La…

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Hawaii-bound BRP Jose Rizal makes stopover in Guam

August 3, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile-frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), has made a stopover over Naval Base Guam Sunday, on its way to join the Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) which will be held off Honolulu, Hawaii from August 17 to 31. “Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning, and other health and…

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U.S. Navy identifies Sailor who died in Guam

August 1, 2020 – Gerald William Turner, Jr., 23, a Gunner’s Mate Seaman assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was pronounced dead at 2:08 p.m., July 30, 2020 at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. Turner was found unresponsive within a designated liberty area at Naval Base Guam during a scheduled port visit. Three search and…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Guam

June 23, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), pulled into Guam for a safe haven liberty port visit, June 24. The visit is the third of its kind since USS Blue Ridge…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Command Investigation Results Released

June 19, 2020 – Today, with the full concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, announced the results of the command investigation into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Following a thorough review, Adm. Gilday determined that the promotion of Rear Adm. Stuart…

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