US/Japan Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training

Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conclude Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training (BAWT) exercise March 4. BAWT is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves the partnership between U.S. and Japanese forces. This year’s exercise, which began Feb. 28, focused on enhancing the readiness and interoperability…

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7th Fleet Destroyer Transits Taiwan Strait

USS Milius (DDG 69) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit November 23 (local time) through international waters 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 flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date November 16 3. Exercise Area South China Sea 4. Participating…

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USS Milius Availability Completes Ahead of Schedule

May 4, 2021 – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) recently completed a 12-month selected restricted availability on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) four days early. “Milius completed her sea trials and certification with great success,” said Capt. Neil Sexton, SRF-JRMC commanding officer. “The accomplishment of this project is a testament to the problem-solving attitude,…

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