Exercise SIFOREX 2021 Participants Revealed

With the ARC Missile Frigate “Almirante Padilla”, the Colombian Navy will participate in the Silent Forces Exercise – SIFOREX 2021, to be held from September 19 to 23. These exercises are intended to increase interoperability in Anti-Submarine Warfare, allowing the crew of surface, submarine and air units to exchange knowledge, tactics and technology among participating countries. On this occasion, in…

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USS Mustin returns to San Diego after 15 years in Japan

USS Mustin (DDG 89) returned to San Diego, July 22, after 15 years serving in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. Mustin executed a change of station to the United States to conduct a planned depot modernization period and will be replaced by USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), who will depart their homeport of Everett, Washington. “Planned maintenance…

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Escort Flotilla One Trains With USS Mustin

From Jun 23-24, Escort Flotilla 1 conducted joint training in the waters south of Kanto with USS Mustin. The Commanding Officer of Escort Flotilla 1, RADM KOMUTA Shukaku, stated, “From the JMSDF, JS MAYA, JS HAGURO, JS KIRISHIMA and JS TOKIWA participated in this training, and various tactical exercises were conducted mainly with the Aegis system-equipped destroyers. Through such high-end…

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USS Mustin Changing Homeport to San Diego

June 22, 2021 – USS Mustin (DDG 89) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, June 22, following 15 years of service forward-deployed to U.S. 7th Fleet. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is en route to San Diego, where she will undergo routine maintenance. Mustin operated in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward…

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USS Mustin conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

August 27, 2020 – USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea today. The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs, to contest excessive maritime claims and reinforce laws of the sea in international waters. USS Mustin, based in Yokosuka, Japan, conducted the FONOP in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands…

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Australia, Japan and US Exercise in Philippine Sea

July 21, 2020 – Australia, Japan and the US are currently conducting a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea on the way to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group has joined the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which includes the United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam…

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USN & USMC Strengthen Integrated Warfighting Capabilities

May 14, 2020 – Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the U.S Marine Corps are conducting integrated operations in support of regional security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. These operations at sea focus on interoperability to further develop warfighting concepts, improve distributed maritime operations, and enable real-world proficiency and readiness in response to…

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