U.S. Pacific Command


KC-10 Extenders Refuel Talisman Saber, Demonstrate Air Force Global Reach

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 14, 2017) -- Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets position themselves behind a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, California, to refuel over the Pacific Ocean July 14, 2017. KC-10s from Travis AFB supported Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 by conducting various air refueling missions over the Pacific and Australia. TS17 is a biennial exercise in Australia that focuses on bilateral military training between U.S. Pacific Command forces and the Australian Defence Force to improve U.S.-Australia combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Johnson/Released)

India, Japan, and the United States Deepen Maritime Partnerships at Exercise Malabar

BAY OF BENGAL (July 17, 2017) -- U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11, middle left, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Rear Admiral Yoshihiro Goka, commander of Escort Flotilla One, middle right, and Indian Navy Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, flag officer commanding Eastern Fleet, receive a tour of primary flight control from Cmdr. Corey Plocher, the Air Boss aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during an admirals visit as part of the conclusion of Exercise Malabar 2017, July 17, 2017 in the Bay of Bengal. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises between the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)

War Games Down Under (Stars & Stripes) 

South Korea proposes military talks, family reunions with North Korea on July 21 (Straits Times)

Malabar Exercise Helps Ensure that India, Japan, US are Ready to Protect Shared Interests in the Indo-Pacific (The Times of India)

Defense Secretary says North Korea ICBM launch doesn't bring US closer to war (ABC News)

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