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Sept. 14, 2018

Navy Assists Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery Efforts in Marianas, Guam

The USS Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are providing air assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local officials in the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam following Typhoon Mangkhut.

Sept. 8, 2018

Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense, Senior Enlisted Leaders to Meet in Hawaii

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman, will join several Indo-Pacific defense leaders to discuss regional security during a conference in Hawaii.

Sept. 6, 2018

U.S.-India Defense Cooperation a ‘Key Driver’ of Overall Relationship

U.S.-Indian defense cooperation has emerged as a significant dimension of the two countries' strategic partnership and a key driver of the overall bilateral relationship, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Sept. 6, 2018

U.S. Officials Seek to Boost Arms Sales to India

A decade ago, U.S. arms sales to India amounted to virtually nothing. Today, the United States is the second-largest arms supplier to India, and U.S. officials say they hope to increase that business.

Aug. 30, 2018

Airmen Support Refueling Missions From Above

The 506th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron is following a tradition of forward support for aircraft that began in 1923 when two Army aircraft conducted the first midair refueling.

Aug. 8, 2018

U.S., Allies Aim to Maintain Free, Open Indo-Pacific Region

The United States is working to ensure all Indo-Pacific nations continue to enjoy the benefits of the current international rules-based order, be free from coercion and are able to protect their sovereignty, the Pentagon’s chief of Asian and Pacific security affairs said.

July 24, 2018

U.S., Australia Hold Consultations on Indo-Pacific Defense, Economic Development

Leaders from the United States and Australia committed to improving economic development in the Indo-Pacific region and emphasized determination to make the area open, inclusive, prosperous and rules-based.

July 2, 2018

Australian, U.S. Forces Team Up for Exercise Hamel

On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined forces, this time for Exercise Hamel.

June 30, 2018

U.S.-Japan Alliance ‘Cornerstone’ to Indo-Pacific Stability, Mattis Says

The United States and Japan are strong allies firmly committed to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Tokyo.

June 22, 2018

DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended Ulchi Freedom Guardian and other select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula to support implementing the Singapore Summit results, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

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