U.S. Coast Guard Concludes Training with Philippine Maritime Acgencies

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Tuesday following operations and exercises in the West Philippine Sea with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Munro’s crew participated in bilateral operations, professional exchanges, search-and-rescue and communications exercises, small boat operations, multi-vessel maneuvering, and

Navy, Coast Guard begin Oceania Maritime Security Initiative patrol

The U.S Navy and Coast Guard began their joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to reduce and eliminate illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing, combat transnational crimes, and enhance regional security, July 28. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6), with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement

U.S., allied forces conduct exercise Pacific Vanguard 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct cooperative maritime exercise Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) 2021 beginning July 5. The Royal Australian Navy is hosting this year’s exercise, demonstrating shared trust and cooperation amongst the four nations. PACVAN is an

USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Bilateral Operations with HMAS Ballarat

Forces from the U. S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy concluded a week of bilateral operations in the South China Sea, June 11. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) rendezvoused with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) June 6 to conduct operations in the South China Sea

Australia Support Papua New Guinea’s Response to the Concerning Spike in COVID19 Cases

In a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force, the first C-130J Hercules flew out to Port Moresby yesterday carrying hospital tent facilities for triaging and other essential supplies. Scott Morrison said that by helping Papua New Guinea, we’re not only helping our Pacific family, we’re keeping Australians

USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Trilateral Replenishment-at-sea with Japan and France

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FNS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities

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USS Rafael Peralta Arrives in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic

UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific Free Trade Area CPTPP

The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific

Multinational exercise Sea Dragon concludes in Guam

The U.S. Navy and partners from Australia, Canada, India and Japan successfully completed operations for the multilateral exercise Sea Dragon 2021 in Guam, Jan. 27. For two weeks, over 190 personnel from the five nations conducted over 250 hours of ground and classroom training, culminating in high-level exercises to track a real-world U.S. Navy submarine.

Japan and the United States Confirm the Application of Article 5 of Japan-US Security to the Senkaku Islands

Following the inauguration of the US Biden administration, Shigeru Kitamura, director of the National Security Bureau, held the first telephone talks with US National Security Adviser Sullivan on the night of the 21st. Along with the importance of the Japan-US alliance, the new Biden administration has reaffirmed that Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty,

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