1. Multinational GUAMEX Focuses on Anti-Submarine Warfare

    Military forces from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the U.S. are partnering in a multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise Aug. 9-15 in waters around Guam.

    Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force examine a  U.S. Navy P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base ahead of GUAMEX. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Timothy Wilson)
  2. 7th Fleet, China Navy Leaders Hold Constructive Talks

    More than 50 senior officers from U.S. 7th Fleet and the People's Liberation Army Navy North Sea Fleet met Aug. 6 in Quingdao to discuss increasing cooperation, future exercise opportunities and improved communication between the fleets.

    U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., second from left, speaks with senior members of the People's Liberation Army Navy North Sea Fleet during navy-to-navy discussions in Qingdao. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Andrew Orchard)
  3. Blue Ridge Strengthens Cooperation with PLA(N) North Sea Fleet

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Qingdao, China, Aug. 5 to promote maritime cooperation and reinforce a positive navy-to-navy relationship with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) North Sea Fleet.

    Capt. Richard McCormack, commanding officer of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), receives a gift during a welcoming ceremony in Qingdao. (U.S. Navy/MC3  Kelby Sanders)
  4. First Multinational Proliferation Security Exercise held in Hawaii

    The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific regional partners are hosting exercise Fortune Guard 2014, Aug. 4-7 in Honolulu.

    Brig. Gen. Burt Thompson, U.S. Pacific Command's deputy director of Strategic Planning and Policy, speaks with a Fortune Guard 2014 participant during the opening ceremony at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Dunford)
  5. RIMPAC Concludes with Enhanced Cooperation among 22 Nations

    Rim of the Pacifc, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, concludes Aug. 1 after demonstrating the flexibility of maritime forces to meet regional and global challenges.

    Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations manuever into a close formation during RIMPAC 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Shannon Renfroe)
  6. SECNAV Visits Singapore during CARAT 2014

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke to Sailors taking part in the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise with the Republic of Singapore Navy, July 30.

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addresses U.S. Navy Sailors at Changi Naval Base in Singapore during CARAT. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  7. 7th Fleet Commander Kicks Off 20th CARAT Singapore

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas addresses U.S. and Republic of Singapore Navy sailors during the CARAT opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  8. Ships Arrive in Singapore for CARAT

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) joined USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) in Singapore July 28 ahead of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training with the Republic of Singapore Navy.

    USS Halsey (DDG 97), left, arrives July 28 as USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sits moored along the pier at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/MCC Kimberly R. Stephens)
  9. Malabar Maritime Exercise Kicks Off

    Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States are participating in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 - 30.

    Indian Navy and U.S. Navy ships operate together during a previous Malabar exercse. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  10. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to Deploy

    Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25 for deployment.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8), center, USS Comstock (LSD 45), bottom, and USS San Diego (LPD 22) conduct a group sail off Southern California during training earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lawrence Davis)

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