USS Bunker Hill operates with Royal Australian Navy

March 17, 2021 – Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) completed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Anzac (III) (FFH 150) in the Indian Ocean March 10. This exercise is the first time that USS Bunker Hill operated with the Royal Australian Navy during its deployment to the Indo-Pacific. “It was a…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Indian Ocean Live-Fire Exercise

March 16, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean March 12. Units from the strike group engaged inflatable surface targets with a variety of weapons systems. F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 and the “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146 dropped Mark 76 inert bombs,…

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USS John Finn Transits Taiwan Strait

March 11, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on March 10 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Conducts Second Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

March 3, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) February 28. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) conducted maneuvering drills and a photo exercise with JS Yugiri (DD 153), JS Hatakaze (TV 3520), and JS Setoyuki (TV 3518). The exercise was…

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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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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

January 15, 2021 – Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Jan. 15. The exercise, which focused on increasing combat readiness and warfighting excellence, included USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS John Finn (DDG 113), JS Kongo (DDG 173), and JS Asahi (DD 119). “Carrier…

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USS Russell Engages with Partners during Oceania Transit

January 18, 2021 – USS Russell (DDG 59) completed an Oceania transit and presence operation Jan. 18 interacting with partners and upholding commitments with the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. Russell conducted a brief stop for fuel in Majuro, RMI Jan. 7. After successfully completing their fueling and replenishment at Majuro, Russell…

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Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group completes SUSTEX, deploys

December 23, 2020 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) completed their sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) and began a scheduled deployment, Dec. 23. “Our Sailors worked incredibly hard to make sure we set sail with a healthy, capable, and ready crew,” said Capt. Eric Anduze, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer. “Our success is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Escort and COVID-19 Survivor USS Kidd Returns to Everett

September 21, 2020 – USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Everett following the ship’s deployment to the U.S. 7th and 4th Fleets area of operations (AOR), Sept. 21. The deployment began in January as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, which ended with a major outbreak of COVID-19 on Theodore Roosevelt and…

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USS Rafael Peralta Completes Maiden Deployment

September 4, 2020 – USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returned to San Diego, Sept. 3,marking the completion of the ship’s maiden deployment. Rafael Peralta spent seven and a half months in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Rafael Peralta deployed January 17 with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike group to conduct security and stability operations in the Western Pacific.…

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