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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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5 Things You Need to Know: Enlisted Personnel Policy Update for Sailors with PFA Failures

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Sailors who are being processed out of the Navy for three PFA failures in four years now have updated guidance on how to stay in uniform. The details are contained in NAVADMIN 233/15, released Oct. 7. This message follows-up on the PFA NAVADMIN …

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6 Things You Might Not Know About Talisman Sabre

FOG BAY, Australia (July 8, 2015) U.S. Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment practice an amphibious assault using amphibious assault vehicles during Talisman Sabre 2015 at Fog Bay, Australia. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries' ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)

Talisman Sabre is a realistic and challenging exercise that brings service members closer and improves U.S. and Australia’s ability to work together, and prepares them to be poised to provide security regionally and globally. This exercise is a major undertaking and illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance …

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National Maritime Day 2015 – An Interview With Navy Capt. John Rinko, Commodore of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Navy Capt. John Rinko, commodore of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Every year on May 22, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day. This lesser-known but very important holiday recognizes an outstanding group of civilians – our country’s merchant mariners – who work patriotically at-sea alongside our military every single day to promote our nation’s commerce and protect our nation’s freedom. …

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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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