CTF-76 on USS Miguel Keith for Littoral Warfare Operations

The Navy and Marine Corps “blue-green team” composed of Commander Task Force Seventy-Six (CTF 76)/Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 is underway with the embarked 31st and 11th Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs), for training and operations in the Indo-Pacific region. “Each ship sails with Sailors and Marines, supported by advanced sensors and combat systems, ready to operate as an integrated and…

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Bilateral Exercise MTA Malaysia 2021 Concludes

As part of the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series, Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2021 concluded Nov. 30, following eight days of virtual, in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration between the Royal Malaysian Navy and U.S. Navy and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in MTA Malaysia included the…

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Malaysia, U.S. Commence Bilateral Exercise MTA Malaysia

Military personnel from Malaysia and the U.S. kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2021 virtually and in the waters and airspace of the Strait of Malacca, Nov. 23. The eight-day engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and features cooperative evolutions that highlight the ability of the U.S. and Malaysia to work together toward the common goal…

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FGS Bayern Exercises with Two Littoral Combat Ships

Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Jackson (LCS 6) and USS Tulsa (LCS 16) sailed with Germany Navy frigate FGS Bayern (F 217) in the Philippine Sea, and Tulsa hosted Bayern crewmembers for ship tours while moored at Naval Base Guam, Oct. 18 & 21. At sea, the ships practiced communications, tactical maneuvers, division tactics, and bilateral flight operations with Jackson’s…

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USS Tulsa Operates with Carl Vinson CSG in the South China Sea

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) joined Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) during presence operations in the South China Sea September 9th. The integration marks the first time an LCS has operated as part of a carrier strike group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Under the tactical control of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Tulsa…

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USS Tulsa, USCGC Kimball conduct joint training

April 5, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard joined forces for joint training in the eastern Pacific Ocean, April 4. This evolution provides training and education to the Navy-Coast Guard all-domain naval force to maintain our nation’s advantage at sea. By conducting operations together, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and Legend-class USCGC Kimball…

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