USNS City of Bismarck Supports Marines During Koa Moana

Since July, Military Sealift command’s Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) has supported Marines taking part in Koa Moana 21 in the Republic of Palau. Koa Moana, which means “Ocean Warrior,” is designed to strengthen and enhance relationships between the United States and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region, improve interoperability with local security establishments and…

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Exchange Strengthens Regional Partnerships

Cook Islands, Fiji and Singapore have become the first three nations to successfully complete the inaugural Sea Training Group – Defence Cooperation Program (STG-DCP) non-reciprocal exchange. The exchange was established in 2018 primarily to support the introduction into service and training of the Guardian-class patrol boats as part of the Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP). Beginning earlier this year, the…

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Pacific Partnership 2021 Concludes in Palau

U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual humanitarian assistance mission Pacific Partnership 21 concluded in Palau as U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) co-hosted a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR) workshop Aug. 10-12, with Taiwan disaster management experts. Now in its 16th iteration, Pacific Partnership brings host nations and partners together to prepare during calm…

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USCGC Myrtle Hazard Delivers Emergency Supplies to Palau After Typhoon Surigae

April 26, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) delivered emergency supplies including water and food to the island of Kayangel, Saturday. The mission was in response to a national emergency declared by President Surangel Whipps Jr. of Palau after Typhoon Surigae devastated the region last week. “Today, our crew had a unique opportunity to conduct one of…

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