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  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy has established a new detachment which will help keep track of unit readiness in the US 7th Fleet. Detachment (Det) Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (NSGWP), set up by US Pacific Fleet (CPF) Commander Adm. Scott Swift on October 31, will oversee the training and certification of forward deployed surface ships with the authority […]

  • 25 August 2017
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    The new commander of the US 7th Fleet arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, on August 25, two days after assuming command. Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer is taking over from three-star admiral Joseph Aucoin who was relieved from his post after US destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with oil tanker Alnic MC on Monday, August 21. Prior […]

  • 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, […]

  • 15 March 2018
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    US 7th Fleet commander on March 15 kicked off a series of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the 7th Fleet at the place where the command was formed 75 years ago. “7th Fleet Sailors have flown, sailed, operated and lived in the Indo-Pacific for 75 years,” said Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, US […]

  • 3 August 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Force 7th Fleet changed command aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan on August 3. During the change of command ceremony Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton took over from Rear Adm. John B. Nowell Jr.. Nowell highlighted the work Expeditionary Strike Group 7 sailors and marines have achieved during his tenure, most […]

  • 16 February 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to conduct sea trials after spending six months dry-docked in the harbor. During sea trials, Blue Ridge will execute a series of exercises, testing every aspect of the ship and crew, from full power runs and boilers flexes to […]

  • 22 September 2015
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    The commander of U.S. 7th Fleet visited the Republic of Korea, Sept. 21 to meet with senior Republic of Korea (ROK) navy leaders and affirm his commitment to the enduring U.S. and ROK alliance. During his first visit to the peninsula since assuming command Sept. 7, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin met with the commander of […]

  • 21 November 2017
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    All US service personnel on Okinawa have been restricted to base and to their residences with alcohol consumption prohibited after a US Marine killed a Okinawan man in an accident. The Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a US Marine whose blood alcohol content at the time […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s forward-deployed command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed her dry dock maintenance, undocking and mooring pierside at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on January 21. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational US Navy ship and this dry-docking period extended her life by approximately 20-plus years. During the 19-month EDSRA, the US 7th Fleet flagship underwent […]

  • 11 June 2015
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    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and its crew of 350 Sailors entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 11. Chancellorsville, the first Aegis Cruiser to be outfitted with Aegis Baseline 9, will enhance presence in the 7th Fleet AOR by conducting theater security cooperation engagements and maritime security operations while […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returned to the US 3rd Fleet area of operations on June 30, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan. The destroyer is en route to San Diego, where she will be homeported and undergo her midlife modernization, the […]

  • 18 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy destroyer USS Benfold collided with a tug on November 18, becoming the fifth US Navy ship to get involved in a collision in the Pacific this year. The forward-deployed destroyer was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Wan, south of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu, when the tug boat lost propulsion and drifted […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Japan-based US 7th Fleet took part in what the navy termed the most advanced tactical training necessary for blue water combat. For the first time ever, three guided missile destroyers, a guided missile cruiser, and two amphibious ships of the Forward-Deployed Naval Forces completed Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT)  […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following this year’s spate of incidents involving US Navy ships forward-deployed to Japan, Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces ordered Ready For Sea Assessments (RFSA) for all surface warships. Surface combatants forward deployed to Japan are being assessed first through a review of critical mission areas for each ship. The RFSAs began […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) on January 6 entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations where it will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship. Wasp departed Norfolk Aug. 30 and is entering the US 7th Fleet after nearly two months of disaster […]

  • 3 December 2018
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    US Navy destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) left the dry dock at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, concluding a routine Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA), Dec. 3. Barry began its DSRA period November 2017 at the Navy’s Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Yokosuka in Yokosuka, Japan where a SRF-JRMC team and […]

  • 17 October 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at the Singaporean Changi Naval Base to begin a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Coronado’s arrival in Singapore on October 16 marks the first deployment of an Independence-variant littoral combat ship to Southeast Asia and the third overall, following USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Fort […]

  • 29 May 2015
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    The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departed from San Diego May 28 for Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will join U.S. 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces. Chancellorsville will enhance presence in 7th Fleet as part of the U.S. Navy’s long-range plan to send the most advanced and capable units to the Asia-Pacific region. […]

  • 4 October 2016
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    U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado arrived in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) October 3 while on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. The ship departed Hawaii for a 16-month rotational deployment to the 7th Fleet in September after spending a month in port for repairs on the ship’s propulsion plant. Coronado is […]

  • 28 May 2015
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    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) May 25, after departing San Diego May 11. The ARG and MEU arrived following an amphibious sustainment training exercise in Hawaii with the amphibious […]

  • 22 September 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Sept. 20 after departing from their homeport of San Diego, Sept. 9. Commanded by Cmdr. Gill McCarthy, Russell is a ballistic missile defense ship that departed her homeport as an independent deployer. She is scheduled to […]

  • 31 August 2017
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    US amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from Norfolk on August 30 heading for Sasebo, Japan, where she will become the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious force of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The shift will introduce an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter-capable amphibious assault ship to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, pairing it with the […]

  • 17 October 2017
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    The US Navy has deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and will deploy another destroyer to make up lost ballistic missile defense capability after two guided missile destroyers were severely damaged in recent collisions. USS Monterey departed Naval Station Norfolk October 16, for a surge deployment to the US 5th Fleet and US 6th […]

  • 14 December 2018

    US 7th Fleet and Indian Navy officials convened the 21st Executive Steering Group on bilateral naval cooperation in New Delhi, India, on December 12. During the two-day conference, Commander, US 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer and Indian Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. G. Ashok Kumar reviewed progress of current initiatives and renewed their commitment […]

  • 24 September 2019
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    US Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations on September 23. Led by amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), the group arrived in Asia Pacific after spending three months in the US 5th Fleet. Joining 7th Fleet’s Naval […]

  • 18 April 2018
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    The US Navy announced it has officially established the Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (CNSG WP), which will be in charge of overseeing the Forward Deployed Naval Force Japan (FDNF-J) surface ship maintenance, training, and certification. In October 2017, US Pacific Fleet established a Detachment, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific as an interim organization […]

  • 21 May 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation (AOO), May 17 after approximately six months of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, Milius played a crucial role in […]

  • 20 March 2013

    The US Navy’s first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) March 20, marking a key milestone in Freedom’s eight-month deployment to Southeast Asia. Arriving within days of 7th Fleet’s 70th anniversary March 15, Freedom follows in the wake of countless ships, aircraft and Sailors […]

  • 22 April 2019
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    The flagship of the US Navy’s Japan-based Seventh Fleet, USS Blue Ridge ,arrived in Hong Kong on April 20 for its first visit to the port in more than three years. “Hong Kong is always an incredible port visit and I’m thrilled Seventh Fleet and Blue Ridge sailors can enjoy this world-class city,” said Vice […]