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Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Building on Partnerships at Cobra Gold

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea amphibious landing ship ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during a Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 photo exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

By Capt. Larry McCullen Commanding officer, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) As the commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), my days are usually filled with myriad operations from launching or recovering amphibious craft to launching and landing helicopters on the flight deck.   Our …

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Bold, Strong and Ready During Exercise Cutlass Fury

HALIFAX, NOVA SOCTIA (Sept. 12, 2016) NATO warships from participating countries depart Canadian Forces Base Halifax for participation in CUTLASS FURY 2016. CUTLASS FURY 2016 is a combined, joint maritime exercise, designed to promote and enhance regional cooperation in the Atlantic. Hosted by Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and executed by Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic (CCFL), this year's exercise incorporates Naval Air and Land Force components form six participating nations: Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany. (Photo by LS Brad Upshall/Released)

By Capt. Derek Lavan Commander, Destroyer Squadron 28 Over the past three weeks, the U.S. Navy and four partner nations operated off the east coast of North America to conduct maritime exercise Cutlass Fury 2016—an anti-submarine warfare centric exercise—the largest Canadian led event of its kind conducted on this side …

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End of World War II Began Era of Peace

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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Bold Alligator 2016: What you need to know

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on the SS Wright (T-AVB 3) during exercise Bold Alligator 16 in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 16, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler W. Stewart/Released)

By Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener and Brig. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi As service members from more than 30 U.S. commands and 14 countries begin the second and final week of Bold Alligator 2016 (BA16), we take a moment to reflect on the importance and relevance of an exercise that …

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