JS Setogiri & P-3C Train With Queen Elizabeth CSG

From July 11-12, JS SETOGIRI and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft participated in a multi-lateral training with the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group, HNLMS Evertsen and USS The Sullivans, enhanced tactical skills and interoperability between participating navies. The Commander of JS SETOGIRI, CDR SATO Shinya, stated that “We are proud to have been able to conduct joint training with the Royal…

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Exercise Keen Sword 21 Enhances Alliances

November 5, 2020 – Units attached to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Self-Defense Force completed exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Nov. 5, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding waters. The joint-bilateral field training exercise (FTX), including forces from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps, enhanced Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.…

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