F-35B Lighting IIs from VMM-164, 15th MEU conducted joint training with fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
The successful launch by USS Charleston (LCS 18) was conducted to increase surface force readiness.
Ships and aircraft from both strike groups participated in the Expeditionary Strike Force operations.
USS Freedom, with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107, conducted the seizure off the coast of Mexico.
Medical personnel began administering the COVID-19 vaccination to forward-deployed service members in January.
The exercise in the South China Sea focused on joint-air operations and unit integration.
U.S. 7th Fleet
USS John S. McCain conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law, April 7.
The strike group will conduct flight and anti-submarine operations, maritime strike exercises and other tactical training.
USS Somerset joined units from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for the exercise.
USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team are supporting the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI).
Littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and cutter USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756) operated together in the eastern Pacific.