USS Ralph Johnson returns from maiden deployment

January 14, 2021 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Everett today following her first deployment to the US 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Ralph Johnson first departed Naval Station Everett April 15, 2020, following a restriction-of-movement period. This period served as the first of many measures the ship took to mitigate…

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Seahawk Soars with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

November 30, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean. After the end of Exercise Malabar, the helicopter supported United States Ships Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer Sterett and guided-missile cruiser Princeton while embedded in Carrier Air Wing 17. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander…

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Nimitz CSG Concludes Malabar 2020 Phase II

November 20, 2020 – Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States on Nov. 20 completed Phase II of the multi-lateral naval exercise Malabar 2020. The exercise improved integration between Australian, Indian, Japanese, and U.S. maritime forces and provide an opportunity to conduct engagements highlighting cooperation between allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific. “The exercises conducted during MALABAR…

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Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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