US & Japan Coast Guards Counter-Narcotics Exercise off Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam June 7th. 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…

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USS Frank Cable Returns to Guam From Australia Trials

The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, May 16, 2022. Frank Cable departed Guam on March 1 for a second patrol after turning over lead maintenance activity responsibilities with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in September 2021. “I’m very, very proud of our crew,” said Capt. Albert…

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Granite Wins $36 Million Guam Navy Contract

Granite announced today that it has been awarded the approximately $36 million Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening (P661) project at the Joint Region Marianas naval base in Guam. This project is an integral part of a broader Navy initiative to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure serving Department of Defense installations on Guam. This award continues Granite’s strong history of winning work…

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USS Annapolis Makes 5th Submarine Based in Guam

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived March 28 at Naval Base Guam from Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, California, shifting its homeport as part of the U.S. Navy strategic laydown plan for naval forces in the Indo-Pacific region. “My crew is proud to join the submarine force team in Guam,” said Cmdr. James Tuthill, Annapolis’s commanding…

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USS Dewey Completes SWATT in the Philippine Sea

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, participated in Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) from March 13–27. SWATT provides the Fleet opportunities to complete advanced tactical exercises to increase lethality and tactical proficiency. SWATT, led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), starts with a weeklong…

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HSM-51 MH-60R Assists in Rescue of Capsized Crew

Sailors assigned to the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Detachment 3, currently attached to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) and conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, received a maritime distress, or PAN PAN call, from Coast Guard Sector Guam requesting assistance in locating a capsized catamaran with four missing…

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USS Frank Cable Provides HADR Assistance in Australia

USS Frank Cable recently arrived in Brisbane, and some of the ship’s company stepped ashore to help Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on Operation Flood Assist with clean-up tasks. The ship, attached to the US Seventh Fleet and based in Guam, is visiting Brisbane as part of its current deployment. The visit has been coordinated with the support of the…

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USS Charleston Concludes South China Sea Patrol

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) arrived in Guam, February 14, following an extended underway period, including 19 straight days in the South China Sea. Charleston and its crew completed their Total Ship Readiness Assessment (TSRA) in Guam in mid-January prior to commencing their most recent time at sea. Following a brief stop for fuel in Subic…

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820 NAS Learned Jungle Survival in Guam

The navy aviators of 820 Naval Air Squadron are relishing another jam-packed year after eight months of intensive operations on the UK Carrier Strike Group in 2021. The Culdrose-based Merlin squadron are gearing up for more missions, building on their successful global deployment to the Indo-Pacific and back. Based on UK flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the specialist Mk2 helicopters proved…

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