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Boat Company Conducts Amphibious Night Raids
210528-N-WU807-1161 APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 28, 2021) German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer departs Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), May 28. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Butler)
210528-N-WU807-1136 APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 28, 2021) German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks with Sailors aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), May 28. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Butler)
210528-N-WU807-1090 APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 28, 2021) Lt j.g. Amber Mendez, left, from Carlsbad, Calif., gives German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer a tour of the pilot house aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), May 28. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Butler)
210528-N-WU807-1015 APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 28, 2021) German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer arrives aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), May 28. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Butler)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Garrett poses for the camera on the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), departing Yokosuka, Japan. The Blue Ridge is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Pacific region.  Garrett is the first intelligence analyst from the 3rd Wing to support the Blue Ridge.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Garrett received an Armed Forces Service Medal from the ship’s information officer for his work aboard the U.S.S. Blue Ridge (LCC-19). The 3rd Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst was the only Airman on board.
BAY OF BENGAL (April 5, 2021) Ships operate in the Bay of Bengal in support of exercise La Perouse 2021, April 5. La Perouse consists of naval assets from Australia, France, India, Japan and the United States. La Perouse is an exercise conducted during the annual French Navy midshipman deployment called Mission Jeanne d'Arc. The exercise is designed to conduct training, enhance cooperation in  maritime surveillance, maritime interdiction operations, and air operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet employs 50-70 ships and submarines across the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and
protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (Photo courtesy asset by French Navy/Released)
BAY OF BENGAL (April 5, 2021) Ships operate in the Bay of Bengal in support of exercise La Perouse 2021, April 5. La Perouse consists of naval assets from Australia, France, India, Japan and the United States. La Perouse is an exercise conducted during the annual French Navy midshipman deployment called Mission Jeanne d'Arc. The exercise is designed to conduct training, enhance cooperation in  maritime surveillance, maritime interdiction operations, and air operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet employs 50-70 ships and submarines across the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. (Photo courtesy asset by French Navy/Released)
Official U.S. Navy file photo of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).
U.S. Navy Reservist take the Watch at Expeditionary Strike Group 7
31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
CAPT Scherry
F-35 Lightning II aircraft  assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force conduct integrated air operations with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
RADM Kacher
(PHILIPINE SEA, Oct. 9, 2020) A Patrol Boat (PB) Mk VI assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) stations alongside amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during routine maritime operations. Maritime Expeditionary Security Force and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) embarked and are conducting integrated littoral maritime security operations from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) with the Marines and Sailors already deployed as Task Force Ellis from I Marine Expeditionary Force. PB Mk VI provides increased capabilities to amphibious warships and can operate directly in support of the Navy platform or independently in support of mission tasking. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)
SINGAPORE (Oct. 5, 2020) – Capt. Ann McCann, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7, listens to opening remarks during a virtual opening ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2020. 2020 marks the 26th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies' abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Sailor assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), observes a Patrol Boat (PB) Mk VI assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 during green well operations, Oct. 4, 2020. Maritime Expeditionary Security Force and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) embarked and are conducting integrated littoral maritime security operations from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) with the Marines and Sailors already deployed as Task Force Ellis from I Marine Expeditionary Force. PB Mk VI provides increased capabilities to amphibious warships and can operate directly in support of the Navy platform or independently in support of mission tasking. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)
PB Mk VI 1206 assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 prepares to board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), Oct. 4, 2020. Maritime Expeditionary Security Force and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) embarked and are conducting integrated littoral maritime security operations from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) with the Marines and Sailors already deployed as Task Force Ellis from I Marine Expeditionary Force. PB Mk VI provides increased capabilities to amphibious warships and can operate directly in support of the Navy platform or independently in support of mission tasking. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), all part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, sit pier side in Apra Harbor at Naval Base Guam. This port visit ensures the force remains at the highest level of readiness to support the U.S. 7 th Fleet’s mission of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.