1. 15th MEU, Makin Island ARG enhance bilateral partnership in Indo-Pacific

    F-35B Lighting IIs from VMM-164, 15th MEU conducted joint training with fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).

    Sailors aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) clear out of the way of an F-35B Lightning II assigned to VMM-164 (Rein.) preparing for takeoff. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
  2. LCS conducts Rolling Airframe Missile shoot during Live-Fire Exercise

    The successful launch by USS Charleston (LCS 18) was conducted to increase surface force readiness.

    The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). (U.S. Navy screen shot by MC3 Adam Butler)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt CSG, Makin Island ARG join forces in South China Sea

    Ships and aircraft from both strike groups participated in the Expeditionary Strike Force operations.

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits in formation with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Terence Deleon Guerrero)
  4. Coast Guard, Navy seize illicit drugs in U.S. 3rd Fleet waters

    USS Freedom, with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107, conducted the seizure off the coast of Mexico.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107 seized an estimated 1,575 kilograms of suspected cocaine, April 7. (U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107)
  5. More than 14,000 7th Fleet Sailors vaccinated

    Medical personnel began administering the COVID-19 vaccination to forward-deployed service members in January.

    A Sailor assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) receives the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in early February. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Quinton A. Lee)
  6. Theodore Roosevelt CSG, Royal Malaysian Air Force conduct bilateral exercise

    The exercise in the South China Sea focused on joint-air operations and unit integration.

    Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and the Royal Malaysian Air Force fly above USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), April 7. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Faith McCollum)
  7. Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group returns to South China Sea

    The strike group will conduct flight and anti-submarine operations, maritime strike exercises and other tactical training.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 launches from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during flight operations in the South China Sea, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dartañon D. De La Garza)
  8. Multinational naval forces conduct exercise La Perouse

    USS Somerset joined units from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for the exercise.

    Ships operate in the Bay of Bengal during exercise La Perouse 2021, April 5. (French Navy photo)
  9. Coast Guard, Navy begin high seas OMSI patrol

    USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team are supporting the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI).

    In this file photo, a member a member of a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment climbs down to a rigid-hull inflatable boat during an OMSI boarding mission in 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jasen Morenogarcia)
  10. USS Tulsa, USCGC Kimball conduct joint training

    Littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and cutter USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756) operated together in the eastern Pacific.

    USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756) sail together, April 4. (U.S. Coast Guard)

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