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Joint Task Force - Micronesia will synchronize operations and activities across all domains, enabling a robust warfighting posture while enhancing partner nation capacity.  Dedicated to promoting regional stability, our mission performs Homeland Defense, Defense Support to Civil Authorities, and Foreign Humanitarian Assistance through a whole of government approach within its assigned joint operations area.


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Koa Moana 24: U.S. Marines and Sailors Support Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Chuuk
July 22, 2024
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, provide humanitarian disaster relief preparation by offloading approximately one thousand bags of rice and three thousand cases of water to Federal States of Micronesia outer island of Chuuk during exercise Koa Moana 24 in the Chuuk Lagoon, July 5-9, 2024. During Koa Moana’s deployment throughout the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Marines and Sailors from I Marine Expeditionary Force work to strengthen alliances and partnerships with development of interoperable capabilities, combined operations, theater security cooperation, and capacity-building efforts. Exercises like Koa Moana administer 1st MLG to tackle complex challenges by fostering collaboration among bold thinkers and employing creative methods to optimize prepositioning, enhance sustainment and distribution networks, and bolster readiness in distributed environments such as Palau, the Federal States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Sean Arnold)

U.S. Navy Conducts Successful Live-Fire Demonstration at RIMPAC 2024
July 22, 2024
A Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV), heads out to sea for the Poniard launching test from ROKS Cheon Ja Bong as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), 12 July.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Guam Liberation Day 
July 21, 2024
Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, visited Guam July 18-20, where he met with senior government officials and U.S. service members to reiterate USINDOPACOM’s priority of defending the homeland and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the liberation of the island. As a part of the homeland, Guam serves as a strategic U.S. outpost in the Western Pacific.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Travels to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands  
July 21, 2024
From left, Saipan Gov. Arnold I. Placios, Rear Adm. Greg Huffman, commander, Joint Task Force – Micronesia, Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Lt. Gov. David M. Apata take a photo during USINDOPACOM’s visit to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands on July 20, 2024. Paparo was joined by Huffman, Rear Adm. Brent DeVore, commander, Joint Region Marianas, and Fleet Master Chief David Isom, USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, emphasizing personal relationships and the enduring obligations to the people of CNMI, which is part of the U.S. homeland and under U.S. legal and defense protections. USINDOPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression and, when necessary, fighting to win. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon M. Smith)

U.S. Joint Forces Strengthen Capabilities and Partnerships in Palau During Valiant Shield 24
July 20, 2024
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Stephanie Davis, a communication strategy and operations officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) helps a child try on a Kevlar helmet during a military equipment exposition as part of exercise Valiant Shield 24 at Palau International Airport, Airai, Palau.

Seventh Air Force conducts F-16 Super Squadron test to optimize combat capability
July 19, 2024
A gray F-16 fighter jet with Kunsan AB WP designation on its tail lands on a runway, viewed from the side profile with the nose pointing left, with green grass and a gray sky. There are trees in the background.

U.S. Coast Guard, Peruvian, Mexican partners collaborate on first urban search and rescue operations in Exercise RIMPAC 2024
July 19, 2024
Peruvian marines assigned to Combat Engineering Battalion conduct an urban search and rescue training exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), July 12.

U.S. Air Force brings premier combat jet to Exercise Pitch Black 24
July 18, 2024
Photo of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor

Singapore, Thailand and U.S. Navies commence CARAT Thailand 2024
July 18, 2024
Members from the United States Navy, Royal Thai Navy, and Royal Singapore Navy stand at attention during the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2024, Sattahip, Thailand, July 18, 2024.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Welcomes ASC Personnel
July 18, 2024
wenty-eight ASC [formerly known as the Australian Submarine Corporation] personnel pose for a photo at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 16, 2024.


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