Theodore Roosevelt CSG & Makin Island ARG Conduct Joint Training in South China Sea

April 8, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) joined forces in the South China Sea to conduct Expeditionary Strike Force operations April 9. Ships and aircraft from both strike groups coordinated operations in international waters and conducted multi-domain naval integration exercises in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.…

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Chinese vessels’ presence in East Sea reef violates Việt Nam’s sovereignty

March 26, 2021 – The presence of Chinese ships in Whitsun Reef in Trường Sa (Spratly) islands in the South China Sea constitutes a serious violation of Việt Nam’s sovereignty. Spokesperson for the Vietnamese foreign affairs ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the comment on Thursday during a regular press briefing in Hà Nội the reports 220 Chinese vessels –…

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Theodore Roosevelt, Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Unite in South China Sea

February 8, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted dual carrier operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea, Feb. 9. The ships and aircraft of the two strike groups coordinated operations in a highly trafficked area to demonstrate the U.S. Navy’s ability to operate in challenging environments. As a part of dual carrier…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Enters South China Sea

January 24, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea, Jan. 23, to conduct routine operations. The TRCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security, and conduct a wide range of operations. “After sailing through these waters throughout my…

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USS John S. McCain sails alongside HMAS Ballarat

October 30, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) during integrated operations in the South China Sea, Oct 27, 2020. Both ships conducted maneuvering drills, integrated tactical training, and warfighting scenarios while transiting together. McCain and Ballarat also conducted a combined transit to the Andaman Sea through the Strait of Malacca. “We find tremendous value…

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CCP Navy Conducts Exercise in South China Sea

October 23, 2020 (Propaganda) – The naval aviation force under the CCP Navy’s Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea earlier this week, according to the PLA Navy. The CCP Navy said in a statement published on Friday on its WeChat account the exercise was carried out by nearly 100 naval pilots above waters…

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U.S., Japan, Australia Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises in South China Sea

October 19, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea for multinational exercises, Oct. 19. Participants included John S. McCain, JS Kirisame (DD 104) of the JMSDF, and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) of the RAN. These exercises marked the fifth time in…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea

October 15, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Antietam (CG 54), andtUSS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS John…

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