1. Multinational force conducts Talisman Sabre amphibious landing

    U.S. Marines, Australian soldiers, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members trained in combined joint forcible entry operations, July 16.

    Amphibious assault vehicles approach Langham Beach in Stanage Bay during a multinational amphibious landing as part of exercise Talisman Sabre, July 16. (Australian Army photo)
  2. Expeditionary units team up for lighterage training in Guam

    The Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) is a floating causeway system used to transfer cargo and vehicles from sealift ships to shore areas.

    Sailors maneuver the docking module for the Improved Navy Lighterage System over the side of USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  3. Australian Prime Minister visits USS Ronald Reagan during Talisman Sabre

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison toured the aircraft carrier in the Coral Sea, July 12, witnessing flight operations and speaking with the crew.

    Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Sailors in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), July 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  4. Ships converge off Australia for exercise Talisman Sabre

    Seventeen ships from the U.S., Australia, Canada and Japan sailed together July 11 to signify the beginning of Talisman Sabre 2019 naval maneuvers.

    Ships from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation in the Coral Sea, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  5. USS Patriot visits Darwin during regional operations

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a port visit, July 11, following recent training exercises and engagements in Southeast Asia.

    In this file photo, USS Patriot (MCM 7) operates in the South China Sea in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corbin J. Shea)
  6. Coast Guard cutter, Navy destroyer join Expeditionary Strike Group 7

    USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) sails behind HMAS Canberra (L02) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Talisman Sabre, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus Castaneda)
  7. U.S. Naval Forces Japan welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Brian Fort became the 35th Naval Forces Japan commander, relieving Rear Adm. Gregory Fenton during a ceremony in Yokosuka, July 10.

    Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort, right, salutes Adm. John C. Aquilino, as he assumes command of Naval Forces Japan from Rear Adm. Gregory J. Fenton. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Aidan Campbell)
  8. USS John S. McCain Sailors honored for damage control efforts following 2017 collision

    50 Sailors who distinguished themselves for their bravery and contributions were recognized in a ceremony, July 10.

    Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during an awards ceremony, July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  9. U.S., Royal Malaysian navies conduct submarine warfare talks

    The meeting, hosted by Submarine Squadron 15, brought together key leaders from the U.S. and Malaysian submarine forces, July 9-10 on Guam.

    Capt. Jeff Bierley, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), guides Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts and First Adm. Baharudin Bin Wan Md Nor on a ship tour, July 9. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Randall W. Ramaswamy)
  10. CNO holds video teleconference with Chinese counterpart

    The two leaders discussed the importance of maintaining a routine dialogue centered on reducing strategic, operational and tactical risk between the two navies.

    In this file photo, Adm. John Richardson salutes alongside Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong while arriving for a January meeting at the People's Liberation Army (Navy) headquarters in Beijing. (U.S. Navy/MCC Elliott Fabrizio)

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