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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