Fleet Commanders Travel to Australia

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Samuel Paparo visited Australia from May 8–12, 2022 to reaffirm the strong and enduring friendship and alliance between Australia and the United States. Paparo met with a number of senior Australian officials to discuss the importance of maritime security and interoperability between naval forces especially in the critical Southwest Pacific Ocean, including: Minister of Defence…

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RAN Completes Exercise with Canada, Germany, Japan & US

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan & US in Exercise ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. unite to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), German Navy (GMN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy, will engage in various events to include enhanced maritime communication tactics, anti-submarine…

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Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise

The JMSDF conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Royal Canadian Navy 2. Date November 9 3. Exercise Area East China Sea 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS…

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HMCS Winnipeg Operated With Allied Carrier Strike Groups

U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) joined with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and the United Kingdom’s carrier strike group (CSG 21) led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, Oct.…

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HMCS Winnipeg Joins Carrier Strike Group 21 September 3rd

Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) task group welcomes HMCS Winnipeg. The Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy have a long and rich history of operating together and this is just another example of the international by design nature of #CSG21. CSG21 joined ships from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force for Exercise Pacific Crown. Official Royal Navy photos.

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HMCS Calgary Takes Part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

HMCS Calgary operated with partner navies off the coast of Australia late July during the Australian and American led Exercise (Ex) Talisman Sabre 21. During this two weeks-long massive multi-element joint exercise, Calgary honed a variety of task force skills and improved interoperability with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the United Sates Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and…

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Canada Taking Part in ASW Exercise off Guam

January 12, 2021 – Two P-8 Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, the “Mad Foxes,” joined several partner nations to kick off multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon 2021, Jan. 12. The maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) with VP-5, traveled to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to hone their skills with members of the Royal Australian Air…

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Winnipeg Refuels from USNS Tippecanoe

October 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command Far East’s Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) routinely conducts replenishments at sea (RAS) for both U.S. ships and those from partner and ally nations – almost on a daily business. “USNS Tippecanoe’s officers and crew have shown fortitude, skill and dedication while providing much needed food, fuel, supplies…

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US, Japan & Canada in Exercise Keen Sword 21

October 25, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Oct. 26, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. Keen Sword 21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX).…

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