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  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Palau, August 4, aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002), making this the second year Pacific Partnership has visited Palau since the mission began in 2006. While Shimokita is in Palau, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the rest of the Pacific Partnership 2016 team are making mission stops in Malaysia and Indonesia. The […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are scheduled to conduct their first joint amphibious exercise in Japanese waters next week. Taking place on August 23 and 24, the exercise will be spearheaded by Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion and the JMSDF tank landing ship JS Shimokita. JMSDF landing craft air cushioned […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Wasp expeditionary strike group met up with Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock JS Shimokita (LST 4002) in the East China Sea on April 9 for bilateral maneuvers. The US Navy has shared photos of the navigational maneuvers which were held to “demonstrate commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 departed Palau on August 15 aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002) after completing two weeks of medical and engineering initiatives designed to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange between local authorities and the multinational Pacific Partnership team. While Shimokita was in Palau, an additional element of the Pacific Partnership 2016 team was aboard hospital […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 edition of the largest annual multilateral disaster relief preparedness mission Pacific Partnership concluded in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The mission was led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Approximately 1,200 military and civilian personnel from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

     Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMDSF) ships, landing ship tank JS Shimokita (LST 4002); destroyer JS Atago (DDG 177) and helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) departed Pearl Harbor May 20 following a five-day port visit.  During the visit JMSDF sailors conducted wreath-laying ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial, National Cemetery of the Pacific, Makiki Cemetery […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Osumi (LST 4001) in the Philippine Sea for maneuvers on August 26. During a passing exercise, multiple ships sail in formation to practice communications and maneuvering procedures. Participating in this PASSEX with the Osumi […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership service members from New Zealand, the U.S. and Australia supported a Da Nang border guard-led Search and Rescue Field Training Exercise (SAR FTX) July 26 that began on the Han River and concluded aboard Vietnam people’s navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa and USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). The FTX was the result of several […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual Pacific Partnership deployment embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia thereby marking the first time the mission has visited Malaysia, although Malaysia has provided teams to support the mission since 2006. Malaysian civilian and military leadership led planning activities for Pacific Partnership 2016, where personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16) kicked off in Da Nang, Vietnam on July 15, for the third consecutive year, with the arrival of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japanese Navy ship JSDS Shimokita (LST-4002). This year, the Vietnam People’s Navy ship Khanh Hoa is also participating. This is the seventh time in […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy has welcomed two major warships home from operations in Europe and Asia Pacific. On Friday, Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond returned home to Portsmouth after two months of operations in the Mediterranean while amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to Plymouth after a ten-month deployment to Asia. The Type 45 destroyers […]

  • 21 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership arrived in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, on May 19, to start the final mission of this year’s exercise. Sailors and crew from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s destroyers JS Izumo and JS Sazanami will also join mission personnel for the Khanh Hoa mission stop. This is the eighth time in eleven years that this […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of the US and Japan will be joined by their Australian counterparts for a mine warfare exercise off the coast of southern Japan which kicks off November 17. The drill is called Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018 and is part of an annual exercise series organized by the US […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 conducted landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) interoperability drills with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sasebo, Japan on November 8. US Navy sailors departed the Yokose LCAC facility in LCAC 09, transited the Sasebo Outer Harbor, and then entered and exited the well deck of the Japan […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of HMAS Sydney (IV) have strengthened international bonds across and beyond the Navy during their successful port visit to Yokosuka, Japan from from October 6-15. From hosting official funcations onboard, to cross deck opportunities and cultural tours, Sydney (IV) ship’s company enthusiastically grabbed every opportunity they were given to mix with participating nations. […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) guided missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177) has successfully intercepted and destroyed a US ballistic missile in a test conducted off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii.  The test was supported by JMSDF and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the US Navy. As explained, the […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Operations

    Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. The Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group was joined in the Philippine Sea by the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which includes the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam and guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, and […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Japan-based amphibious ships met up with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts for training off Australia. US Navy transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) trained with Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and JMSDF Ōsumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Authorities

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Australian Defense Force (ADF), and the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began a trilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea on July 19.

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force has commissioned its ninth Sōryū-class submarine during a March 12 ceremony in the Hyōgo Prefecture. JS Seiryū (SS-509), as the ninth boat in the class is named, was built and delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be homeported in Yokosuka. Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the country’s tenth Sōryū submarine on November 6, 2017, […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ship USS William P. Lawrence joined ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Republic of Philippine Navy to sail through the South China Sea between May 2 and 8. As the USS William P. Lawrence sailed with allies, the guided-missile destroyer’s sister ships USS Preble and USS Chung Hoon on […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship, JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), for two days of exercises on January 11 and 12. During the cooperative deployment, ARG ships and JS Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills off the west coast of […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from Japanese destroyer JS Yuugiri (DD 153) and U.S. Navy’s USS Shiloh (CG 67) met at sea to exchange holiday gifts on December 28. A week before, sailors from Japanese helicopter carrier JS Izumo visited U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for a gift exchange and ship tour. During the meeting, each party presented a […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2019. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the US and Japan to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “The experience of working […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan carrier strike group and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JSMDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Kirisame (DD 104) on October 28 concluded seven days of maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea. Ronald Reagan strike group units and Kirisame conducted multiple exercises including ship maneuvering, communications, […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group trained with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Division 12 in the Philippine Sea between October 24 and November 2. “Conducting bilateral exercises with the JMSDF enables both navies to continue to strengthen the unique and seamless integration of our forces,” said Capt. […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed a series of evolutions with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Ise (DDH 182) in the South China Sea on March 23. The two ships were joined by US destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) training drills and sailor-to-sailor exchanges. The operations began March 11 and […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Eight air department Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) played a critical role as part of Task Force Chenzai, the Japanese earthquake relief effort near Kumamoto, Japan, from April 18-23. The team joined forces with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hyuga (DDH 181) to train and […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Japan-based carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan teamed up with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) for joint operations in the Philippine Sea. The cooperative deployment started November 28 and concluded December 5. Hyuga is a helicopter destroyer assigned to […]