CTF 71 Establishment Enhances Readiness in 7th Fleet

June 2, 2021 – Nearing 50 years as the Navy’s largest forward-deployed destroyer squadron (DESRON) and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force, commander, DESRON 15 was established as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71, Jan. 1, 2021. Military task forces are organizations composed of particular ships, aircraft, submarines, military land forces, or shore service units organized to fulfill specific missions. The…

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Tomahawk Strike Team Conducts Training Exercise on USS Rafael Peralta

May 27, 2021 – The U.S. Navy conducted a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) strike scenario in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations as part of a fleet-level training exercise, May 20 and 25. The TLAM is an all-weather, long range, subsonic cruise missile used for deep land attack warfare, and launches from U.S. surface ships and submarines. The…

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Shiloh Completes Refit

May 12, 2021 – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) completed Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh’s (CG 67) surface incremental availability on time, April 26, 2021. A surface incremental availability (SIA) provides greater maintenance support and is part of the U.S. Navy’s 36-month Optimized Fleet Response Plan maintenance cycle. The SIA ensures the ship remains operational…

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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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Ronald Reagan Project Celebrates 50% SRA Completion

March 18, 2021 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center team working on the selected restricted availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) marked the 50 percent complete milestone in Yokosuka, Japan, March 10. Ronald Reagan arrived back in Japan Nov. 14, 2020, following a six-month Indo-Pacific deployment. The project…

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Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean

February 17, 2021 – Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer of Yokohama, Japan-based Kanto Kosan Co. Ltd. (Kanto Kosan) were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated water removed from U.S. Navy ships into the ocean. Sojiro…

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USS Rafael Peralta Arrives at New Homeport of Yokosuka

February 4, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic Guidance to posture…

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SRF-JRMC Completes Emergent Repairs to Help USCGC Waesche Return Home

January 25, 2021 – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) completed emergent assessments and repairs aboard Coast Guard National Security Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) recently after the vessel experienced a Class B Fire. The fire occurred during operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 19, 2020. The ship’s crew swiftly contained and extinguished the…

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USS Antietam Returns to Yokosuka Following 260-day Deployment

November 10, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) returned to Naval Station Yokosuka following a successful deployment. The return marked the end of a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Antietam’s success in this demanding operating environment and during deployment is attributed to my Sailors doing the right thing every day,” said Capt. Russell Caldwell, commanding…

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