A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 located a disabled sailboat during a SAR mission off the western coast of Saipan.
Ships of the carrier strike group sailed and drilled with the Royal Australian Navy frigate following exercise Malabar.
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay.
After conducting its fourth routine transit through the Taiwan Strait this year, USS Barry (DDG 52) returned to the South China Sea to conduct operations.
The exercise improved integration and strengthened the cooperative relationship between the four maritime forces.
MINEX 3JA is part of an annual series of exercises designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasures operations.