Pacific Dragon 2022 Concludes

Forces from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, U.S Missile Defense Agency, and U.S Navy successfully conducted Pacific Dragon 2022 (PD22), a recurring biennial multinational air and missile defense exercise, from August 5-15, 2022, in Hawaii at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands (PMRF) and off the coast of Kauai. PD22…

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Exercise Valiant Shield 2022 Video

Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), front left, assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7), front center, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), front right, cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), middle left, destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), middle center, cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), middle right, destroyers USS…

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HMAS Arunta Returns From Asian Deployment

HMAS Arunta returned to Fleet Base East on April 5 after a three-month regional presence deployment to South-East and North Asia, which included port visits where the crew could go ashore. During the deployment, Arunta took part in Exercise Milan 2022, a multinational exercise involving 46 navies from around the world with 13 fleet units participating in the sea phase.…

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USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) arrives at port of Trincomalee

USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the US Navy, arrived at the port of Trincomalee today (13th March 2022). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in compliance with naval tradition. The 160m long destroyer is commanded by Commander D.J. Catteral and the ship is manned by 300 as its crew. The crew of USS FITZGERALD (DDG…

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US Navy Participates in Exercise Milan for First Time

U.S Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA), from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, joined with ships, aircraft and personnel from India and numerous other navies to begin Exercise Milan 2022, in the Bay of Bengal, Feb. 25. This year marks the first time U.S. has participated in Exercise…

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NOAC Embarks Team on USS Fitzgerald for Bilateral SHAREM

The Naval Oceanographic Anti-Submarine Warfare Center (NOAC) embarked a team of Aerographer’s Mates to lend expertise onboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as it participated in a bilateral training exercises, Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) program, with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) from Jan. 26–31. “This is a great opportunity to improve our…

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USS Fitzgerald Conducts ASW Exercise with JMSDF

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) conducted bilateral training exercises in the Philippine Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) from January 27 – February 2. The Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) program is a series of events focused on anti-submarine warfare procedures and tactics designed to measure how effectively surface ships and aircraft can detect and track submarines.…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Deploys

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group departed on a regularly scheduled deployment January 3rd in support of global maritime security operations. The Abraham Lincoln CSG is led by the command staff of CSG 3 and consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the…

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