Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. US General Voices Need for More […]

MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370

MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370

At the recent media conference conducted by the Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), said that the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield had detected an oil slick on Sunday evening in her current search area.   Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield has […]

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th.   In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by […]

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

The Royal Navy has taken over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 from the Royal Australian Navy at a formal change of command ceremony in Bahrain.   Commodore Jeremy Blunden RN assumed command of CTF 150 from Commodore Daryl Bates RAN bringing to an end the RAN’s fifth command of CTF […]

USS Lake Erie Sailors Participate in COMSERV Project

Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at Holy Family Home April 14.   The COMSERV was designed to allow Sailors to interact with members of the local community while providing assistance to the residents and managers of Holy Family Home. “It always […]

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) completed its visit to Manila April 11-14 while on their Western Pacific deployment.   During their port visit Howard crew members interacted with the Manila community through visits to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Hospicio de San Jose, and historical sites. The crew paid their respects […]

Japan: SUBGRU 7 Sailors Host Students from Yokosuka

Sailors assigned to Submarine Group 7 (SUBGRU 7) hosted students from Yokosuka Middle School’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, April 3.   The STEM program has educated more than 30,000 students since 2002, and has helped to bolster interest and potential career paths in the various fields that make up the program’s acronym. […]

Australia: Sun Sets on Exercise SEA DAWN

Australia: Sun Sets on Exercise SEA DAWN

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.   From 24 March, around 450 people from all three Services conducted helicopter, boat and vehicle operations, casualty response and recovery […]

VIDEO: JFD Gets Special Commendation for Exercise Black Carillon 2013

VIDEO: JFD Gets Special Commendation for Exercise  Black Carillon 2013

James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a special commendation from the Submarine Force Commander of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), as a result of their dedication and innovation demonstrated during Black Carillon 2013, a naval exercise conducted annually in order to test the capabilities of the […]

US DoD, ROK Ministry of National Defense Hold 5th KIDD

US DoD, ROK Ministry of National Defense Hold 5th KIDD

The U.S. Department of Defense and Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense held the 5th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) on April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the two-day meeting, ROK Deputy Minister for Defense Policy Yoo, Jeh Seung, met with the U.S. Chief of Staff to the Secretary of […]

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