Fast Response Cutter Conducts Pacific Ocean Patrol

June 16, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) returned home to Guam following a successful 37-day, expeditionary patrol supporting Operation Blue Pacific and Operation 365 to prevent, detect, and suppress illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Oceania and strengthen bonds with partners throughout Micronesia. In concert with regional fishery advisory and management organizations including the Pacific…

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USS Charleston hosts German Defense Minister

May 28, 2021 – USS Charleston (LCS 18) hosted Germany’s Defense Minister, who toured the ship while moored at Naval Base Guam, May 28. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer spent the afternoon meeting with Charleston’s crew, discussing the shared U.S.-German interest of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Joined by Rear Adm. John Menoni, commander, Joint Region Marianas, Charleston’s commanding officer…

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U.S. Navy, Coast Guard conduct joint service training off Guam

May 27, 2021 – During a series of tactical training exercises, Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron (MPSRON) 3, Coastal Riverine Group 1, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam refined some of their operational skills during joint service training near Guam, April 14-18. Integration amongst diverse U.S. Navy and joint capabilities strengthens readiness and deterrence against…

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Emory S. Land Returns to Guam After Refit

May 20, 2021 – USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived home to U.S. Naval Base Guam, May 20. Land returned to Guam after completing an eight-month regular overhaul and dry-dock period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. Throughout the maintenance period, numerous projects were completed aboard the ship to include an upgrade to its communication system to…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Conducts Second Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

March 3, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) February 28. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) conducted maneuvering drills and a photo exercise with JS Yugiri (DD 153), JS Hatakaze (TV 3520), and JS Setoyuki (TV 3518). The exercise was…

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Bollinger Delivers 43rd WPC

February 10, 2021 –Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the future USCGC FREDERICK HATCH to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 166th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 43rd Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. The USCGC FREDERICK HATCH is the final of three…

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Exercise Sea Dragon 2021 Concluded

January 28, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and several maritime partner nations successfully completed operations for the multilateral exercise Sea Dragon 2021 in Guam on Jan. 27. For two weeks, over 190 personnel from five nations conducted over 250 hours of ground and classroom training, culminating in high-level exercises to track a real-world U.S. Navy submarine. Commander Task Force 72,…

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Guam Hosts Partner Nations in Exercise Sea Dragon 2021

January 12, 2021 – Two P-8 Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, the “Mad Foxes,” joined several partner nations to kick off multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon 2021, Jan. 12. The maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) with VP-5, traveled to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to hone their skills with members of the Royal Australian Air…

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USS Topeka arrives in Hawaii for change of homeport

December 16, 2020 – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a change of homeport from Guam, Dec. 15. “I am very excited for this change of moving from one tropical island to another where the people, food and culture are wonderful,” said Cmdr. Richard Salazar, commanding officer of USS Topeka.…

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Guam’s Second Fast Response Cutter Arrives

November 30, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) arrived at her homeport in Santa Rita, Guam on Monday, following a 10,620 nautical mile journey from Florida. During the voyage to its new homeport the crew of the Oliver Henry participated in drug interdiction operations in the Eastern Pacific while also assisting in a search for an overdue…

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