NSW Wraps Up SOF Phase of MALABAR with Partner Nations

U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW), Indian Navy Marine Commandos, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Special Boarding Units completed the special operations forces (SOF) phase of MALABAR 21 in Guam September 5th. MALABAR 21 is a multilateral naval field training exercise between the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, JMSDF, and U.S. Navy conducted to improve collective maritime capabilities and…

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Indian Navy in Guam for Exercise Malabar 2021

August 25, 2021 – Representatives and ships of the Indian Navy are visiting Guam for a scheduled port visit in the midst of a deployment to support exercise Malabar 2021. During the visit, Indian navy Vice Adm. Ajendra Bahadur Singh, flag officer commanding-in- chief, Indian Navy Eastern Naval Command along with Rear Adm. Tarun Sobti, commander of Eastern Fleet (FOCEF)…

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JMSDF Details MALABAR 2021 Plans

MALABAR 2021 JMSDF is to conducts a multilateral exercise “MALABAR 2021” with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Indian Navy (IN), and the United States Navy (USN) to further strengthen defense cooperation and contribute to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen the relationship with RAN, IN, and…

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UK Carrier Strike Group Visits Guam

The United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (CSG), led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), pulled into Apra Harbor in the midst of the CSG21 deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, August 6th. The deployment is the U.K.’s first by a carrier strike group in the Indo-Pacific for almost 25 years and marks a historic achievement in the bilateral partnership between…

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CNO Visits USS Charleston in Guam

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday visited the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) during his visit to Joint Region Marianas (JRM) and Naval Base Guam (NBG), July 30. Joined by JRM commander, Rear Adm. Benjamin Nicholson, Gilday engaged with Charleston crew and personnel from Commander Task Force (CTF) 75, and discussed Naval Expeditionary Force (NEF) integration,…

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USCG Commissions Trio of Fast Response Cutters in Guam

The Coast Guard’s three newest Fast Response Cutters were commissioned July 29th during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant. The Coast Guard Cutters Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139), Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) and Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) were commissioned during a rare triple-commissioning ceremony at their new homeport at Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam.…

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JS Makinami to Join US Exercise off Guam

June 24, 2021 – On June 23, JS Makinami, departed from Yokosuka port to participate in multi-lateral exercises, conducted joint training with U.S. Navy patrol boats in the waters around Guam, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between JMSDF and U.S. Navy. Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and strong partnership between Japan and U.S., safeguard the peace and…

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Exercise Pacific Griffin 2021 Taking Place off Guam

June 22, 2021 – U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies join together in Guam for exercise Pacific Griffin 2021, June 21 through July 7, to conduct advanced maritime training. A two-week maritime exercise scheduled in the waters near Guam, Pacific Griffin aims at enhancing combined proficiency at sea while strengthening relationships between the two navies. This is the third iteration…

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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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