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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USS America ESG Stops in Guam to Increase Readiness

October 2, 2020 – The USS America (LHA 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed Guam following a port visit Oct 2, 2020. The port visit supported logistics and routine maintenance. The Sailors and Marines remained on board their ships to protect the Indo-Pacific overall strategy in keeping with current guidance to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. “Our Expeditionary Strike…

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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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