Worn Out Looking USS Ronald Reagan Begins Refit

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) began a four-month selected restricted availability at Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 13, 2022 following its recent five-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. At the time of its return to Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 16, 2021, Reagan was the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. During its deployment, the ship transited nearly 43,000…

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USNS Puerto Rico Supports Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan

The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11) is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps during Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan, Dec. 4 – 16. “The crew of USNS Puerto Rico is proud to work with the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force on our maiden deployment and our first port calls to Japan,” said Capt. Curtis Shelton, master…

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USS Frank Cable Departs Kure

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) departed Kure, Japan, Nov. 27. It was the first visit to Kure for the Guam-based submarine tender, with its crew of more than 1,000 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. While in Kure, Frank Cable conducted tender operations with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class submarine JS…

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Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. Conclude ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. concluded a nine-day multilateral, multinational annual exercise in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 30, 2021. Led by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), this year’s ANNUALEX concluded with a joint press conference with Vice Adm. Hideki Yuasa, chief of the JMSDF Fleet, and Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, hosted…

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USS Shiloh Returns from Deployment

USS Shiloh (CG 67) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 19, following a six-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Shiloh, along with the embarked “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, departed Yokosuka in May. They conducted passing exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in May…

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USS Frank Cable Makes First Visit to Yokohama

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable arrived in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 15. The Guam-based submarine tender, carrying more than 1,000 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners, made its first port visit to Japan after more than five years and its first visit to the port of Yokohama in the ship’s 42-year history. “This is a very…

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Maritime Partnerships Strengthened

The Royal Australian Navy this month joined key partners Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom for the Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Indian Ocean. Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat took part in the complex multi-domain training, held in the Bay of Bengal from October 15-18, with ships and aircraft from the participating nations. Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear…

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Australia, India, Japan, and U.S. Kick-off Phase II: MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States began Phase II of Exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Bay of Bengal, October 11. The U.S. Navy hosted this year’s annual maritime exercise which includes a variety of high-end tactical training, including specific interactions that are designed to enhance interoperability between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan…

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USS Dewey Arrives in New Homeport of Yokosuka

USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived September 8, to its new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka. The forward presence of Dewey in 7th Fleet directly supports defense strategic initiatives in support of peace, security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. “Dewey is an excellent addition to our forward-deployed team,” said Capt. Chase Sargeant, Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron 15. “Dewey brings capability…

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