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
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
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.
French Submarine Deployment to Western Pacific Presents Rare Training Opportunity for Guam-Based Boat
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) had the rare opportunity to train with the French crew this month, conducting a series of at-sea submarine exercises with the Rubis-class nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) FS Émeraude. Émeraude and the Loire-class support and assistance vessel (BSAM type) FS Seine are on a scheduled deployment to the
The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted hoist training with French Loire-class tender, and support vessel FS Seine (A 604) throughout the week. During the evolutions, helicopters from HSC-25 lowered rescue swimmers and their equipment down to the deck of Seine, following procedural guidelines to ensure both nations maintain proficiency
The Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted combined operations in the eastern Pacific, Dec. 8-9. Te Kaha is underway for the first time since her nearly three-year frigate system upgrade. “One of the last operational activities Te Kaha did before