PHIBRON 11, JMSDF Discuss Future Integration in Kure

Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 leadership and staff conducted bilateral talks with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts from Kure Naval Base, Dec. 8-9 at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. The December visit followed initial November talks in Kure with JMSDF Commander, Landing Division 1, during which the staffs discussed ways to integrate, interchange, and innovate, furthering U.S.-Japan alliance and partnership. “My…

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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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