CTF-72 Participates in Keen Sword 2019

November 6, 2018 – Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, VP-16 and VP-47 are currently participating in exercise Keen Sword 2019 (KS19) within the U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations Oct. 29 – Nov. 8. Keen Sword is a biennial exercise in a series of joint training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and…

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USS Michael Murphy & a P-8A Taking Part in Exercise Kakadu

August 30, 2018 – USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft joined opening ceremonies for Exercise Kakadu in Darwin, Aug. 31. Hosted biennially by the Royal Australian Navy, Kakadu is a key multilateral exercise that brings many regional navies together to train and cooperate at sea. This year, Kakadu includes 23 ships and…

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