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7th Fleet’s 75th Anniversary

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The strike groups were underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera/Released)

By Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet U.S. 7th Fleet was established by a single naval message with the effective date of March 15, 1943. And now, 75 years later, we are the U.S. Navy’s largest fleet in the Indo-Pacific. We continue to be defined by our forward-deployed …

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