Task Force Arrives in Indonesia for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019

May 20, 2019 – The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force has begun its engagement program in Indonesia during the final port visits before returning to Australia later this month. HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle arrived in Jakarta on 18 May, with HMAS Success visiting Makassar in South Sulawesi on the same day. Commander IPE 19 Joint Task Force, Air Commodore Rick Owen says the visits are a valuable opportunity to enhance one of Australia’s most important regional defens partnerships. “We have a shared maritime border and a…

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USNS Millinocket Marks First Visit to Makassar, Indonesia

USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) departed, Makassar, Indonesia May 4 marking the first visit by the Navy. The port visit served to strengthen the U.S.-Indonesia partnership while reinforcing mutual commitment to bilateral and multilateral exercises and future port visits in Indonesia. “The U.S. Navy’s first-ever visit to Makassar is a result of the strong relationship we have with the partner nation including the people of Indonesia,” said Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7. “Our continued visits to Makassar will enhance the U.S. Navy’s operational flexibility to remain forward deployed…

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