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  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In 2015 Swedish Navy joined an organization called the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI) formed by five EU nations in 2000. The initiators were France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The aim of this organization is to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and optimize and improve European amphibious operations capabilities through training and exercises. […]

  • 1 September 2015
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    Rear Adm. John B. Nowell assumed command of Amphibious Force SEVENTH Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and Task Force 76 (CTF 76) from Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Aug. 29. Wetherald leaves ESG 7/ CTF 76 to report as Deputy Director […]

  • 1 August 2013
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    Spain assumed command of the Spanish-Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF) and the Spanish-Italian Landing Force (SILF) during a change of command ceremony on board the aircraft carrier ‘Giuseppe Garibaldi’ at Mar Grande de Tarento Naval Base (Italy) held on July 31. The ceremony was presided over by the Spanish Fleet Commander and his Italian counterpart. After […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 April 2014
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    More amphibious forces are needed in the Pacific, the commanding general of the U.S. III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Friday, April 11.   “If the Marine Corps is challenged, anywhere in the world, to execute combined forcible entry operations we have the capability to do it,” Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, also […]

  • 9 July 2015
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    The Spanish Navy concluded its Command of the Spanish-Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF) on Tuesday, July 7. The change of command ceremony took place on the flight deck of the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ docked in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Spanish and Italian Fleet Commanders, Santiago Bolíbar and Filippo Maria Foffi, respectively. […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet Sailors and Marines participated in a community relations project with Sailors from the Royal Thai Navy as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2014, Feb. 16.   Twenty-one active duty and reserve Sailors and Marines visited, interacted and talked with students at Chongsamaesan School in Udaphao. Sailors introduced themselves to the students […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Tobruk (II) once again proved her amphibious force, undertaking the bilateral exercise, Pae Tata, off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand over November 05-15.  Commander Task Group, LTCOL Glenn King, 1RNZIR, said Pae Tata successfully exercised NZDF Force Elements in the conduct of operational level planning and tactical level execution of amphibious operations. “Tobruk […]

  • 16 November 2016
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    The Australian Amphibious Task Group recently organized an amphibious force staff exercise gathering members from all three defense services in Townsville, Queensland. Joining in were personnel from HMA Ships Canberra, Adelaide and Choules, Army’s Forces Command and 3rd Brigade, Director General – Land, Maritime Operations, 5th Aviation Regiment and combat training centre. Colonel Terence Dunne, United States […]

  • 1 November 2016
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    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 […]

  • 18 June 2015
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    Marines from four nations came together during BALTOPS from June 7-17. U.S. Marines and partner nations integrated to practice expeditionary, ship-to-shore assaults to enhance their capability to work together as a combined amphibious force. Amphibious drills give each nation’s Marines the opportunity to improve their expeditionary warfare skills together as a NATO force. BALTOPS is […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

      Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, along with members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), embarked the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), for the joint-force exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13) July 13. Talisman Saber is a […]

  • 19 February 2020

    Shaping the UK’s future amphibious capability: Insights from Colonel Totten, Programme Director, Future Amphibious Force, Royal Marines Download interview now to discover: · Objectives of the Future Commando Force programme · The main technical and operational challenges currently facing the Royal Marines worldwide · Plans to overcome these challenges · The importance of industry engagement […]

  • 16 August 2016
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    U.S. Marine and Fleet Forces commands (USFF and MARFORCOM) kicked off exercise Bold Alligator 2016 (BA16) in Norfolk on August 15. BA16 is a synthetic, scenario-based simulation exercise designed to train Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 and 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB). As part of the exercise, both staffs are planning and executing a MEB-sized […]

  • 11 January 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 held a change of command aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, on January 9. During the ceremony, Capt. George Doyon relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, […]

  • 5 April 2018
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    Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade has begun a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti, the US Department of Defense said.  As explained, Alligator Dagger is the largest regional amphibious combat rehearsal to integrate and synchronize TF 51/5’s warfighting capabilities and those of adjacent US […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group departed White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa March 25 to participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014.   U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet will participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 in the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the ROK Navy and […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Commanding Officers of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, and HNLMS Rotterdam found a lull in the action of Exercise Joint Warrior to establish an affiliation between the two amphibious ships and recognise the strong relationship between their respective navies and amphibious forces. The amphibious affiliation between the Royal Navy and the Royal […]

  • 25 January 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) set sail from its base of Sasebo, Japan on January 25 for a routine patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While on patrol, Green Bay and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will participate in exercises and training meant to increase combat readiness […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. marines and sailors from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with U.S. Embassy-Muscat and Royal Omani Police conducted the first non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise in Muscat, September 20-21. The exercise consisted of amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the US Navy’s Iwo Jima expeditionary strike group (IWOESG) have entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations as part of a deployment in support of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 18. The strike group will join the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group and US 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Military personnel from naval forces in the UK, India, US, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Philippines and Netherlands will gather at Defence IQ’s 2nd Amphibious Operations conference in London this November. Amphibious operations  continue to be a lynchpin of modern warfare. The ability to rapidly and effectively project power from sea to shore is a fundamental […]

  • 2 March 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), took the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 aboard for a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Bonhomme Richard arrived in White Beach, Okinawa February 28 to receive the ESG 7 staff subsequently converting the […]

  • 8 October 2018
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    The newly established Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) embarked a US Navy ship for the first time off the Philippine coast on October 2. The ARDB conducted amphibious operations with amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat (KAMANDAG) 2, a 10-day training […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and amphibious forces were joined by armed forces of the United Arab Emirates on October 15 to start a two-week amphibious exercise called Iron Magic. Iron Magic enables regional partners to coordinate amphibious landing, infantry training, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), mechanized assault and maneuver, life fire, helicopter assault and internal security training […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the Japan Self Defense Force and the U.S. military comprising 34 different commands across ground, maritime, and air services met for bilateral amphibious and mine warfare discussions, May 22-24. The staff talks were hosted by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s Mine Warfare Command, Japan’s counterpart to the U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 completed their annual Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) 15-72 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) April 20-24. FST-J brings together the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines into a computer-based synthetic training environment designed to simulate complex, real-world scenarios and threats. This also allows […]

  • 25 August 2015
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    Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will combine with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra and Air Force assets to conduct a series of amphibious training […]

  • 7 May 2015
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    After concluding its five day visit to Sunderland, Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean arrived on the River Thames today. According to Port of London Authority, the vessel will now sail to Greenwich where it will be moored over the weekend. HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy’s sole amphibious assault ship and landing platform helicopter. She is designed to support […]