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March 29, 2018

U.S., Indonesian Air Forces Conclude Exercise Cope West 2018

Exercise Cope West 2018, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces, concluded with a closing ceremony at the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia.

March 27, 2018

U.S., Japanese Sailors Complete Bilateral Exercise

The Carl Vinson Strike Group has completed a bilateral exercise in the Western Pacific with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

March 15, 2018

North Korea Poses ‘Most Urgent Security Threat,’ Pacom Chief Says

The U.S. faces the most complex, volatile security environment in the Indo-Pacific region in recent memory, with North Korea posing the top threat, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 15, 2018

USS Mustin Sharpens Skills at MultiSail 18 Exercise

The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin operated as Destroyer Squadron 15's flagship during MultiSail 2018, an annual combined training exercise designed to increase readiness and interoperability between U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force units.

Feb. 28, 2018

Crews Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Capabilities in Cope North Exercise

Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and C-12J Huron aircrews assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, are participating in the Cope North exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Feb. 26, 2018

USNS Mercy Deploys in Support of Pacific Partnership 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy departed its home port of San Diego in support of the 13th Pacific Partnership, the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted with and through partner nations, nongovernmental organizations and other U.S. and international government agencies to execute a variety of humanitarian civic action missions in the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility.

Feb. 23, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Australian Prime Minister Meet at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met the Australian prime minister at the Pentagon to discuss the robust defense relationship between the U.S. and Australia and the common strategic challenges the two nations face.

Feb. 22, 2018

Pacific Partnership Enhances Regional Disaster Response Cooperation

The Navy will join allied and partner-nation militaries for the 13th Pacific Partnership mission, an annual maritime operation designed to improve disaster response preparedness, resilience and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Feb. 9, 2018

America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrapped up a trip that took him to Wake Island, Australia, Thailand, Guam and Hawaii, where he visited the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Feb. 3, 2018

Wake Island Embodies Reality of America as Pacific Power

By history and by blood, the U.S. is a Pacific nation and nothing says that better than this remote coral atoll. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped there during a trip to Australia and Thailand to meet with allies.

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