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  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-Japanese exercise Keen Sword is joined by the staff of Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG7) and crew of a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine are participating in Exercise Keen Sword 2019. Keen Sword, which began October 29, is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises that for more than 30 years […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Japan started their biennial exercise Keen Sword at military installations throughout Japan and surrounding waters on October 29. This year’s edition of the exercise will be joined by two Royal Canadian Navy ships for the first time ever. The biennial exercise is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force service members are set to carry out amphibious operations off of Guam and Tinian during a bilateral U.S. – Japan training exercise called Keen Sword. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units and personnel will combine with Japanese Self Defense Force units to conduct a range of amphibious missions between […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AAB), 2nd Marine Division (MARDIV), operated with Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) during exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 11-12. Keen Sword is a bilateral amphibious training exercise conducted with JSDF designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability. This portion of the […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is underway in formation with ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15. Keen Sword, a joint-bilateral training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force, is designed to increase combat readiness […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US and Japanese military leaders embarked Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 18 during Exercise Keen Sword 15. Vice Adm. Robert Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Eiichi Funada, commander in chief, Maritime Self-Defense Fleet, and other military leaders paid a visit to the carrier. […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from U.S. and Japan concluded the joint amphibious  field training exercise Keen Sword 17. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units joined forces with Japanese Self Defense Force units to conduct a range of amphibious missions between November 1-11. Surface ships took part in live-fire exercises and other maritime missions to simulate protecting the amphibious task force […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up Exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of Southern Japan, Nov. 19. Keen Sword 15, kicking off Nov.11 with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, is […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) will be operating alongside their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts during a bilateral field training exercise, Keen Sword 15, November 11. Keen Sword is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) designed to increase […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy ships will be joining US and Japan Self Defense Force units for exercise Keen Sword which is scheduled to start on October 29. According to the US Navy, this will be the first time Canadian Navy ships are taking part in the maritime portion of the exercise. While the US Navy did […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15, Nov. 10-19. The visitors received […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities

    An F/A-18 Hornet flying from US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) crashed into the Philippine Sea during routine operations on November 12. The F/A-18 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 experienced a mechanical issue that forced the crew to eject, the US Navy said. The crew was recovered by USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and its embarked helicopter detachment from the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM ) 51, were selected for the annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ship-Helicopter Safety Award in May. This unique award honors the cruiser or destroyer and embarked detachment with the most […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is scheduled to return to San Diego today, Jan. 16 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. During the deployment, Cape St. George and the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Detachment 4 participated in Rim of the Pacific […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Vessels

    US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay on September 10. After serving more than two years as commanding officer of the ship, Capt. Michael “Buzz” Donnelly was relieved by Capt. Patrick Hannifin. During Donnelly’s tenure from […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned Thursday from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific. While on deployment, the ship and crew of nearly 280 Sailors conducted various theater security operations and goodwill activities with partner nations. Detachment Three from the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities

    The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Nov. 14, following a scheduled three-month patrol. While on patrol, the ship operated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF), Naval Beach Unit 7, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In 2014, U.S. 7th Fleet ships, squadrons, operational units and senior leaders promoted regional stability and maritime security through more than 1,000 theater security cooperation engagements. Engagements included major operational events, such as 160 bilateral and multilateral exercises, as well as 370 port visits and more than 500 senior leader exchanges, construction projects, military-to-military training […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke class destroyer, USS Gridley (DDG 101), will return from a six-month, independent deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR). “Team Gridley performed exceptionally well for the past six months during our deployment,” said Cmdr. Rick Kratzer, Gridley commanding officer. “Team Gridley met and accomplished every assigned task with […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked marines departed the 7th Fleet area of operations after concluding several port visits and exchanges with partner militaries on November 30. By doing so, the Makin Island ARG is joining the Wasp ARG and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group which recently […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s carrier strike group five (CSG 5) and its flagship USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, November 21 following a three-month patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The strike group visited two countries, participated in three major military exercises, and hosted distinguished visitors from several countries while patrolling the Western Pacific. During […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived at its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan upon completion of its 2014 patrol, Nov. 25. Throughout the 2014 Patrol the GWCSG was made up of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Shiloh (CG […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    The officers and crew assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) ended an era and began a new chapter with a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, May 29.   Cmdr. Christopher England assumed command of Fitzgerald from Cmdr. Jonathan Schmitz, marking the end of 17 months of […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy vessels ranging from coastal defense vessels through frigates to replenishment oilers returned to their Atlantic and Pacific bases from operations in European, South American, and Asia-Pacific waters. Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Edmonton and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Canada’s Pacific coast while their sister ship HMCS Moncton returned […]

  • 4 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet looks back at 2016, it looks back at a year of innovations, new partnerships and upgraded ships. Ships and personnel teamed up with allies and partner nations in more than 110 exercises to exchange information, enhance capabilities and train together throughout 2016. Major exercises included Keen Sword, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned from the second half of its 2012 patrol to its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan Nov. 20. USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 participated in three joint training exercises with regional partners, visited three Asia-Pacific nations to […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The chief of staff of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Sept. 23, to meet with senior leadership and discuss bilateral training between the United States and Japanese military. During the visit, Gen. Eiji Kimizuka along with Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck Jr., commanding […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) left Yokosuka, Japan on January 6 after nearly 10 years in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces. The ship will conduct her last patrol in the western pacific before heading to her new homeport of Mayport, Florida. Lassen is one of the destroyers assigned to […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) left Yokosuka, Japan after nearly 10 years in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Jan. 6. She will conduct her last patrol in the western pacific before heading to her new homeport of Mayport, Florida. “Lassen’s performance in the 7th Fleet was beyond expectations,” said Capt. Christopher J. […]