JMSDF Port Call at Subic Bay

July 1, 2019 – Three ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s Escort Flotilla One have docked off the East Rivera Wharf in SBMA, Olongapo City on Sunday for a goodwill visit until Wednesday. Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata said this is the third visit of JMSDF ships in the country this year. The first one was JS Ikazuchi (DD-107) in Manila last January and JS Samidare (DD-106) in Subic Bay last May. The visiting JMSDF Escort Flotilla One is composed of the “helicopter destroyer” and flagship,…

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USS Ronald Reagan, JMSDF Conduct Bilateral Exercises

June 24, 2019 – USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in bilateral exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 20. Reagan, Akebono, Izumo and Murasame practiced communication methods, tactical maneuvering drills and liaison officer exchanges designed to address mutual maritime security priorities and enhance cooperation efforts at sea. “The JMSDF are tactically proficient and exceptional mariners,” said Lt. j.g. Nicholas Fessler, a USS Ronald Reagan officer of the deck. “They are a valuable asset to the mission as…

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FS Marne Has Replenished 11 Foreign Navies on Current Deployment

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since it was set up on 5 March in Toulon to participate in the Clemenceau deployment, BCR Marne , the naval air force’s supplying officer, has interacted with 19 different types of vessels belonging to 11 navies. During the day and at night, he conducted his refueling and transfer at sea activities. ” During this period, BCR seamen took over, transported and delivered 24,000 cubic meters of fuel and 200 tons of food freight and technical equipment,” says Commander Stéphane-Charles, who is in charge…

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USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo sail together in South China Sea

June 11, 2019 – The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in a cooperative deployment with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108), June 10-12. The four ships conducted communication checks, tactical maneuvering drills and liaison officer exchanges designed to address common maritime security priorities and enhance interoperability at sea. “Having a Japanese liaison officer aboard to coordinate our underway operations has been beneficial and efficient,” said Lt. Mike Malakowsky, a tactical actions officer aboard Ronald Reagan.…

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Mission Clemenceau: Bilateral Exercises in the Bay of Bengal

May 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Carrier Group is currently in the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and his escort lead from 17 to 25 May a series of exercises called “La Perouse”, which began with interactions with Australian ships after the reception aboard the aircraft carrier. a delegation from HMAS Toowoomba , integrated into the carrier battle group. On Sunday, May 19, the TF was joined by two Japanese units (JS Izumo and JS Murasame ), then, on Monday, May 20, by one of…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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