JS Makinami directs force during Combined and Joint Battle Problem

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer JS Makinami (DD 112) took charge as Sea Combat Commander (SCC) during Combined and Joint Battle Problem (CJBP), Aug. 5-10, alongside the USS America (LHA 6) Expeditionary Strike Group and the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and HMAS Canberra (L 02). “This was a counterattack-style exercise between the JMSDF, the U.S.…

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America ESG Participates in Combined and Joint Battle Problem

August 4, 2021 – USS America Expeditionary Strike Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), will conduct operations alongside Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra (L 02) and HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s JS Makinami (DD 115), Aug. 5-8, in support of the Combined and Joint Battle Problem (CJBP). “It should come as no surprise…

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JS Makinami Takes Part in Talisman Sabre 21

From July 18-27, JS MAKINAMI participated in the multi-lateral training “Talisman Sabre 21” in the waters southeast of Cairns, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between participating navies. The Commanding Officer of Escort Division 1, CAPT HIRAI Katsuhide, stated, “I am very delighted to participate in Talisman Sabre 21 with the Australian Defense Force (ADF), U.S. military and the other…

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Exercise Pacific Vanguard 21 off Sydney

(Google Translation) – From July 5-10, JS MAKINAMI participated in the multi-lateral training “Pacific Vanguard 21” off Sydney with USS Rafael Peralta, HMAS Brisbane, ROKS Wang Geon, U.S. and Australian P-8 maritime patrol aircrafts and Australian submarine, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between participating navies. The Commanding Officer of Escort Division 1, CAPT HIRAI Katsuhide, who served as the…

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Tippecanoe Resupplies Fleet and International Partners in Advance of Keen Sword

October 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command Far East’s Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) routinely conducts replenishments at sea (RAS) for both U.S. ships and those from partner and ally nations – almost on a daily business. “USNS Tippecanoe’s officers and crew have shown fortitude, skill and dedication while providing much needed food, fuel, supplies…

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