U.S. Navy Maintains Persistent Presence Near Drill Ship West Capella

May 12, 2020 – A U.S. Navy ship conducted presence operations near Panamanian flagged drillship, West Capella, May 12. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) operated in the southern South China Sea marking the second time that an LCS patrolled there since USS Montgomery (LCS 8) sailed with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), May 7, supporting…

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JS Teruzuki Exercises With USS Gabrielle Giffords

April 4, 2020 – USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and JS Teruzuki (DD 116) conducted operations together, while sailing through the Andaman Sea, April 2. While transiting, Gabrielle Giffords and Teruzuki conducted bilateral communications exercises, division tactics, and photo exercise, all designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies and emphasize the importance of communications and coordination while operating underway…

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America, Gabrielle Giffords Integrate Operations

March 15, 2020 – USS America (LHA 6), flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, conducted operations with USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), March 13. America, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship and Gabrielle Giffords, the fifth Independence-class littoral combat ship, joined forces while operating in the South China Sea. The two warships operated together exercising command and control and…

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