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Chaplains in Talisman Saber 13

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs   CAIRNS, Australia – 20,000 US and 8,000 Australian forces participated in the major biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 13 (TS13).  While Chaplains have accompanied their units in past exercises, in this iteration they were … Continue reading

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Aussie Ship Commands Surface Action Group in Pacific Bond

By Lt. Grant McDuling, HMAS Sydney Public Affairs HMAS SYDNEY, At sea — The Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney took command of a Surface Action Group (SAG) to include USS Preble (DDG 88) during tri-lateral naval exercises in the … Continue reading

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Mission in Tonga Comes To a Close

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga – Pacific Partnership 2013 concluded its 10-day mission in the Kingdom of Tonga, June 22. Royal New Zealand Air Force Group Capt. Darryn Webb, Pacific Partnership 2013 deputy … Continue reading

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USS Freedom Supports Marine Amphibious Assault Force in CARAT Malaysia

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson USS FREEDOM, At Sea (June 21, 2013) – Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) had an unique opportunity to support amphibious assault exercise when Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard … Continue reading

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Joint Navies Kickoff Pacific Bond Exercise

From Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – U.S. Navy joined forces with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) to participate in a tri-lateral exercise, Pacific bond 2013, June 22-26. Pacific Bond … Continue reading

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Hosts Nursing Conference

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee VAIOLA, Tonga – Pacific Partnership 2013 Non-governmental organization volunteers, U.S. and partner nation service members held a nursing conference at the Vailoa Hospital, June 20. During the conference, Pacific Partnership personnel … Continue reading

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Allied Navies to Participate in Pacific Bond 2013

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – Naval personnel and units from Australia, Japan, and the United States will participate in the tri-lateral Pacific Bond 2013 exercise from June 22-26, 2013. First held in 2012, Pacific Bond … Continue reading

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Medical Training Benefits All in 7th Fleet

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs JAKARTA, Indonesia – U.S. 7th Fleet medical officers and Indonesian doctors from Jakarta and the surrounding area met for discussions, training and an exchange of capabilities in Jakarta, Indonesia June 14, 2013. Operational medicine … Continue reading

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CARAT Thailand 2013 Closes

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Melissa K. Russell SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand – The Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise 2013 ended with a closing ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, June 12, following nearly two … Continue reading

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USS Shiloh Receives New Commanding Officer

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor, Navy Public Affairs Support Element Japan YOKOSUKA, Japan — A new commanding officer took command of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s Fleet … Continue reading

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