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End of World War II Began Era of Peace

160809-N- MT581-001 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 9, 2016) U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), her Majesty's Canadian ship (HMCS) Vancouver (FFH 331), Republic of Korea ships (ROKS) Kang Gam Chan (DDH 979) and Sejong the Great (DDG 991), Japanese ship (JS) Hyuga (DDH 181), and Her Majesty's Australian ship (HMAS) Warramunga (FFH-252) participate in a photographic exercise (PHOTOEX) as part of a multilateral exercise in the Hawaii operating area. Multilateral exercises strengthen our alliances and enhance stability and peace throughout the Asia-Pacific. U.S. and partner nations regularly participate in exercises together, the most recent being RIMPAC 2016. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Rear Adm. John Fuller Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Commander, Task Force Energy and Environment, RIMPAC 2016 It has been just about a month since we concluded the 25th Rim of the Pacific Exercise as the key host site for Commander, U.S. Third Fleet …

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SEACAT: A Southeast Asian Multilateral Powerhouse


By Cmdr. Greg Adams N7 Theater Security Cooperation, U.S. 7th Fleet, Task Force 73 Amidst recent calls for more multilateralism in our traditionally bilateral exercises, Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT) stands tall as the only multilateral information sharing exercise of its kind in Southeast Asia. A relatively small exercise …

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Reflections on Papua New Guinea

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse. Pacific Partnership is an annual US sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission aimed at strengthening international relationships with partner and host nations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian Defence Force is participating alongside regional military partners from the United States, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Fiji, Timor Leste and Singapore. Through Pacific Partnership, Australia is enhancing our ability to improve military and civilian coordination among nations and organisations that share a common interest in maintaining a stable and secure Asia-Pacific.

By Capt. Brian Delamont, Royal Australian Navy Pacific Partnership 2015, Deputy Mission Commander Our Pacific Partnership schedule of events is based on requests by the host nations, and Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea was assessed as having the greatest need due to a generation of conflict …

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The Navy as an Extension of Diplomacy

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY CAPODICHINO NAPLES, Italy (June 10, 2015) Head of the U.S. Delegation, Rear Adm. John Nowell Jr., and Head of the Russian Delegation, Vice Adm. Oleg Burtsev, sign documents at the conclusion of an annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) review at Naval Support Activity Capodichino Naples, Italy, June 10, 2015. These annual reviews are a professional discussion of the agreements in place to prevent incidents or collisions at sea between U.S. and Russian ships and aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel P. Schumacher/Released)

By VADM James G. Foggo Commander, 6th Fleet Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO “A good Navy is not a provocation of war.  It is the surest guarantee of peace.”  -Theodore Roosevelt On 8 June I reported in this media forum on the launch of 49 ships from the …

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Foal Eagle 2015 and the U.S.-ROK Alliance: A Photo Essay

The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations.  This year being the 62nd anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty, our shared commitment to democracy and sustained partnership provide a foundation for the enduring friendship that tightly …

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