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America ESG sails with USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
America ESG sails with USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
America ESG sails with USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
America ESG sails with USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
YOKOSUKA, Japan (January 23, 2020) Operations Specialist 1st Class Diana Park, from Winter Springs, Florida, assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, receives the U.S. 7th Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year Award from Rear Adm. Ted LeClair, deputy commander, U.S. 7th Fleet and Command Master Chief Jason Haka. The 7th Fleet Sailor of the Year Week is designed to share with these outstanding Sailors the unique operational environment in the 7th Fleet as well as enhance regional partnerships with like-minded forces.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 23, 2020) Finalists for the U.S 7th fleet Sailor of the Year wait for the winners to be announced during a ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. The 7th Fleet Sailor of the Year Week is designed to share with these outstanding Sailors the unique operational environment in the 7th Fleet as well as enhance regional partnerships with like-minded forces.
EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 19, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 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.
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operate together in the East China Sea.
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Shirane Tsutomu, commander, JMSDF Mine Warfare Force, salutes sideboys during an underway visit to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
Capt. Luke Frost, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Shirane Tsutomu, commander, JMSDF Mine Warfare Force, watch flight operations in America's primary flight control center.
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operate together in the East China Sea.
EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) Capt. Luke Frost, commanding officer aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) gives a tour of the ship’s vehicle stowage area to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Shirane Tsutomu, commander, JMSDF Mine Warfare Force. The America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the U.S. 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.
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operate together in the East China Sea.
EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operate together in the East China Sea. The America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the U.S. 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.
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operate together in the East China Sea.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 12, 2019) Outgoing Commanding Officer Capt. Eric J. Anduze, from Manati, Puerto Rico, proceeds through sideboys during the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) change of command ceremony. Capt. Craig C. Sicola, of Dallas, relieved Anduze, from Manati, Puerto Rico, as the ship’s commanding officer. Blue Ridge, part of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in support of security and stability within the Indo-Pacific Region.
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 12, 2019) The official party renders hand salutes to the American and Japanese ensigns during the change of command ceremony for Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo. Cmdr. Kirk Sowers relieved Cmdr. Greta Densham as commanding officer of NBU 7, which serves as the training and readiness command for landing craft, air cushions, landing craft utilities, and beach party teams forward-deployed in Japan. NBU 7, part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 12, 2019) Capt. Ed Thompson, deputy commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Cmdr. Greta Densham during the change of command ceremony for Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo. Cmdr. Kirk Sowers relieved Densham as commanding officer. Under Densham’s leadership, the NBU 7 team completed eight forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) deployments, 20 multi-lateral exercises, and two disaster relief efforts in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. In November, the unit participated in Tiger Triumph, the first-ever tri-service exercise involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. NBU 7, part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 12, 2019) USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) honored guests receive flowers during the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship change of command ceremony. Capt. Craig C. Sicola, of Dallas, relieved Capt. Eric J. Anduze, from Manati, Puerto Rico, as the ship’s commanding officer. Blue Ridge, part of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in support of security and stability within the Indo-Pacific Region.
Japan (Dec. 12, 2019) The official party renders a hand salute as colors are paraded during the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) change of command ceremony. Capt. Craig C. Sicola, of Dallas, relieved Capt. Eric J. Anduze, from Manati, Puerto Rico, as the ship's commanding officer. Blue Ridge, a part of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in support of security and stability within the Indo-Pacific Region.