More than 77 Japan and U.S. commands are participating in the annual computer-based exercise.
The aircraft carrier administered over 2,900 doses in the largest west coast shipboard distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to date.
The RAS highlighted the interoperability between the U.S. Navy, French Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
In a critical move for readiness, resiliency and safety, ships of PHIBRON 11 recently received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Okinawa.
Capt. Timothy Waits relieved Capt. Craig Sicola as commanding officer in a small, socially distanced ceremony aboard the ship in Yokosuka, Japan.
USS Russell (DDG 59) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Spratly Islands.
Adm. John Aquilino and Fleet Master Chief James Honea conducted candid discussions with Sailors.